San Francisco just banned e-cigarette sales, the first major US city to outlaw tobacco vapes

San Francisco just banned e-cigarette sales, the first major US city to outlaw tobacco...

San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance on Tuesday, banning the sale and distribution…
Some ICE officers are reportedly furious with how Trump is handling immigration issues and wondering ‘what the hell is going on’ at the border

Some ICE officers are reportedly furious with how Trump is handling immigration issues and...

Last week, federal agents were planning to round up thousands of migrant families in 10 major US cities. The operation was supposed to target roughly 2,000 families already facing deportation orders, but President Donald Trump unexpectedly called it off on Saturday. And now Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are enraged by the botched plans and…
Former special counsel Robert Mueller agrees to testify before Congress in July

Former special counsel Robert Mueller agrees to testify before Congress in July

The former special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to publicly testify before two House committees "in open session" on July 17, according to a joint statement from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Nadler and Schiff said in the statement that they "look forward to hearing his testimony, as…
This forgotten investigation into Microsoft, 10 years before the antitrust trial, let it get away with tactics that sealed its tech dominance, according to a key player

This forgotten investigation into Microsoft, 10 years before the antitrust trial, let it get...

In trying to figure out what to do about today's tech giants, many antitrust experts and public policy pundits have drawn on the lessons of the Microsoft trial 20 years ago. Economist Rick Warren-Boulton thinks there's perhaps an even more important lesson to be learned from a separate, little-remembered antitrust investigation of the software giant…
Facebook is building a dedicated news tab that could include paying publishers to participate — here’s everything we know

Facebook is building a dedicated news tab that could include paying publishers to participate...

Facebook is moving ahead with plans to create dedicated news section that publishers could get paid for. Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg floated the idea earlier this year to create a place for users who want more news. Facebook has since begun talking to publishers and hiring to support it. Facebook execs have been holding one-on-one…
Wall Street Payday: The banks on the massive AbbVie-Allergan deal stand to make $183 million

Wall Street Payday: The banks on the massive AbbVie-Allergan deal stand to make $183...

AbbVie's proposed $63 billion takeover of the Botox maker Allergan could bring a big payday for the bankers involved in the megamerger. The deal combines the North Chicago, Illinois-based AbbVie, which makes the world's best-selling drug, Humira, with Dublin-based Allergan, which has been struggling in the face of competition for some of its biggest products,…
China might blacklist FedEx for not delivering Huawei phones. To save as much as $1.3 billion in Chinese deals, the package giant is now suing the Trump administration.

China might blacklist FedEx for not delivering Huawei phones. To save as much as...

A weekslong transpacific spat between FedEx and Huawei, fueled by the US-China trade war, is becoming increasingly fraught. In May, FedEx failed to deliver several Huawei parcels through Asia. That prompted the Chinese government to start an investigation into the global package giant, which moves some 15 million parcels per day in more than 220…
More than 500 Wayfair employees send letter to execs slamming the company for allegedly furnishing border camps

More than 500 Wayfair employees send letter to execs slamming the company for allegedly...

Wayfair employees are at war with the company's senior management over the issue of furnishing camps meant to detain minors at the US's southern border. More than 500 employees of the online furniture seller have signed a letter addressed to senior management, criticizing the company for allegedly fulfilling orders for furniture destined for US detention…
Trump just blew a huge opportunity to stand up to China

Trump just blew a huge opportunity to stand up to China

The Hong Kong protests have held the attention of the planet for weeks now, with nary a word from the leader of the free world. This is a shame and a wasted opportunity from the White House. The millions of people in Hong Kong marching are trying to protect democracy. They are trying to avoid…
Fed Chief Jerome Powell just issued the strongest signal yet that the central bank will soon cut interest rates

Fed Chief Jerome Powell just issued the strongest signal yet that the central bank...

Reuters Trade uncertainty and other global strains have risen in recent months and could lead the Federal Reserve to lower borrowing costs, Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Tuesday.  "If you see weakness, it's better to come in earlier rather than later," Powell said of rate adjustments at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  Ongoing…

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