There’s a swelling avalanche of evidence that investors are getting more and more worried about another stock-market crash

There’s a swelling avalanche of evidence that investors are getting more and more worried...

The benchmark S&P 500 climbed more than 12% in the first quarter of 2019. And if you haven't paid attention to the crosscurrents brewing under the market's surface, you might conclude that the future for stocks is bright. But a closer examination suggests the situation is exceedingly more dire than many might realize. Yes, the…
I finally read ‘Sapiens,’ the book that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both recommend to everyone — and I get why Silicon Valley loves it so much

I finally read ‘Sapiens,’ the book that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both recommend...

It's basically a Silicon Valley cliche at this point: Talk to anyone who works in tech, and chances are pretty good they'll recommend you a copy of "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," by Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari. "Sapiens" was first released in English in 2014 — and has since then found itself on…
Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it’s a sign the bank is moving away from building tech in house

Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it’s a...

One of the joyful idiosyncrasies of working at Goldman Sachs over the last few years has been the experience of having to use the firm's homegrown mobile-phone app for email. Named Orbit, the software was developed by Goldman's engineers several years ago after the bank began asking employees to use their personal devices for work…
Netflix now expects to burn through $3.5 billion in cash this year. That’s about $500 million more than it previously forecast.

Netflix now expects to burn through $3.5 billion in cash this year. That’s about...

Netflix's cash-burn problem is going to get even worse before it gets better, the company warned on Tuesday. The streaming video service provider now expects its operations and investments to burn up $3.5 billion in cash this year, company officials said in a letter to shareholders. That's about $500 million more than its operations and…
The Saudis accessed Jeff Bezos’ phone and gained private information, his security consultant says

The Saudis accessed Jeff Bezos’ phone and gained private information, his security consultant says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Bezos' phone and gained private information from it. Gavin De Becker, a longtime security consultant, said he had concluded his investigation into the publication in January of leaked text messages between Bezos and…
Google Cloud is taking on Amazon by moving into retail, and it’s a first step in new CEO Thomas Kurian’s master plan

Google Cloud is taking on Amazon by moving into retail, and it’s a first...

Part of new CEO Thomas Kurian's master plan for Google Cloud to improve its enterprise chops is to target specific industries, and now he's taken a first step in that direction. On Wednesday, Google announced Google Cloud for Retail, a platform with tools meant to help retailers with predicting sales, recommending products with the help…
Amazon has already captured its key to future dominance

Amazon has already captured its key to future dominance

Teens are increasingly joining the online-shopping revolution — and it's good news for Amazon. Fifty percent of teens surveyed by Piper Jaffray in its most recent semiannual Taking Stock With Teens report said that Amazon was their favorite website. The survey asked questions about the preferences and buying patterns of more than 8,000 teens. The…
INTRODUCING: The 100 people transforming the world of business

INTRODUCING: The 100 people transforming the world of business

The world of business is changing rapidly. Artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles promise to change just about everything. Over-the-top viewing, or OTT, is transforming how we entertain ourselves. Direct-to-consumer brands are changing how we shop. There are new ways to go to the doctor, new ways of working, and new ways to invest. And urgent…
Here’s what 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are saying about the Mueller report

Here’s what 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are saying about the Mueller report

The 18 Democratic candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 are reacting strongly to the special counsel Robert Mueller's report — and to Attorney General William Barr's framing of Mueller's findings. During the 2018 midterms, Democratic candidates running for Congress focused their messaging mainly around issues like healthcare, taxes, and education —…
Tax returns show many 2020 Democrats have one dubious financial habit in common

Tax returns show many 2020 Democrats have one dubious financial habit in common

A handful of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates publicly released their tax returns on Monday, attempting to contrast themselves with President Donald Trump, who has withheld his private financial information for his entire presidency, even in the wake of congressional investigations. But many of those Democratic candidates' tax returns revealed how little they give to charity…

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