Google’s Nest reportedly went to great lengths to hide its health ambitions when it acquired a Seattle start-up last summer

Google’s Nest reportedly went to great lengths to hide its health ambitions when it...

Google-owned Nest went to great lengths to conceal its acquisition of Seattle health monitoring start-up Senosis in order to keep its interest in digital health a secret, new records obtained by GeekWire show. While GeekWire had previously reported that Google had bought the start-up in the summer of 2017, the records confirm that it was…
Kavanaugh accusation reignites #MeToo ahead of midterm elections – and a new ‘Year of the Woman’ could be really bad news for Republicans

Kavanaugh accusation reignites #MeToo ahead of midterm elections – and a new ‘Year of...

When an all-male panel of senators grilled Anita Hill in October 1991 about her accusations of sexual misconduct against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, the Senate so disproportionately favored men, it lacked even a women's restroom. The spectacle sent women to the polls in record numbers the following year, dubbed "The Year of the Woman,"…
Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel warns Trump may order military action in Venezuela for political gain

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel warns Trump may order military action in...

As Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela keeps descending into lawlessness and chaos, President Donald Trump has publicly entertained the possibility of military intervention. So far, he hasn't acted. But now Trump faces mounting legal and political pressures approaching midterm elections that could make his problems worse. And Rahm Emanuel, the former top aide to President Barack Obama…
Amazon is testing a shopping site called Scout that recommends furniture and women’s shoes based on your likes

Amazon is testing a shopping site called Scout that recommends furniture and women’s shoes...

"This is a new way to shop, allowing customers to browse millions of items and quickly refine the selection based solely on visual attributes," an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "Amazon uses imagery from across its robust selection to extract thousands of visual attributes for showing customers a variety of items so they…
Goldman shares rise as rivals line up to take stakes in bank’s ‘Simon’ investing app

Goldman shares rise as rivals line up to take stakes in bank’s ‘Simon’ investing...

Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images A pedestrian passes in front of 200 West St., which houses the headquarters of Goldman Sachs Group, in New York. Goldman Sachs shares jumped 2 percent after word it has lined up rival banks to take stakes in its three-year-old app devoted to selling complex investment products. The…
EU’s antitrust commissioner  opens probe into Amazon

EU’s antitrust commissioner opens probe into Amazon

EU regulators are questioning merchants and others on U.S. online retailer Amazon's use of their data to discover whether there is a need for action, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager came as the world's largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its…
GOP’s Kevin Brady: Canada needs to ‘step it up’ — the US is not going to change trade deadline

GOP’s Kevin Brady: Canada needs to ‘step it up’ — the US is not going...

GOP Rep. Kevin Brady called out Canada on Wednesday, saying Ottawa will have to "step up it up" because Washington will not move its deadline for a new trade deal. The House Ways and Means Committee chairman said he's optimistic Canada and the U.S. can reach a new agreement before the U.S.-imposed deadline of Oct.…
Pot stocks are on fire again with Tilray surging 40% in premarket trading

Pot stocks are on fire again with Tilray surging 40% in premarket trading

The CEO argued that the same can be said for food and beverage companies. Aurora Cannabis has rallied nearly 30 percent this week in Canadian trading after Canadian news service BNN Bloomberg reported Coca-Cola is in talks with Aurora to develop weed-infused beverages. Quickly becoming one of Wall Street's most-followed stocks of 2018, Tilray posted…
The Federal Reserve has some big decisions to make starting next week

The Federal Reserve has some big decisions to make starting next week

Guah thinks the market temptation will be to read the moves as titling toward dovish, which he sees as a mistake. Recent public statements, particularly by long-time dovish Governor Lael Brainard, are pointing to concerns about inflation and market valuations that will lead to continued rate hikes through at least mid-2019. That, however, is where…
The Apple Watch Series 4 is a big, but expensive, upgrade

The Apple Watch Series 4 is a big, but expensive, upgrade

I tested the GPS and Cellular model, which can continue to stream music to headphones, place calls and send text messages even when you're away from your iPhone. This worked well, and the watch seemed to transfer over to cellular faster than last year's model, which had a delay. The battery life is good, too.…

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