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Apple will reportedly release a new Mac Mini and a redesigned MacBook Air later...

Apple isn't giving up on its affordable Mac offerings. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple plans to release a new MacBook Air and a "professional-focused upgrade to the Mac mini" later this year. Fans of the Mac Mini have recently pointed out that it's been sorely neglected: It's been about four years since the…

5G presents an ‘existential threat’ to cable, and Wall Streeters are already mapping out...

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Getty / Scott Olson The threat that 5G poses to the cable business is so ominous that industry analysts are trying to handicap just how many people will cut the cord as a result. Specifically, some analysts are already taking guesses as to how many customers will bail on cable giants…

Meet the Arab leader in Israel likened to both Martin Luther King Jr. and...

The soldier stepped forward and looked down the hill. Fingering his assault rifle, he called to me, first in Hebrew, then, upon seeing my confusion, in English. I was walking up a narrow path at the edge of Sacher Park, the largest public park in Jerusalem and one that borders both the Knesset, Israel's Parliament,…

In glowing eulogy for John McCain, Obama urges Americans to follow McCain’s example and...

Former President Barack Obama delivered a glowing eulogy at the late Sen. John McCain's funeral service Saturday morning that urged American citizens and leaders to follow McCain's example and abandon "mean and petty" politics. In his remarks, Obama said a fitting celebration of the former senator's life would come in "trying to do better" and…

Bank of America Merrill Lynch just promoted nearly 140 employees to managing director — we...

Some Wall Street banks display their highest promotions for all the world to see, while other firms keep them closely guarded and for internal eyes only. Bank of America Merrill Lynch falls into the latter camp. The bank internally announced its 2018 promotions to managing director — the highest title at the firm — for…

JPMorgan is quietly building what it calls a ‘next-generation prediction platform’ and it’s betting...

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Thomson Reuters JPMorgan's corporate and investment bank is best known for advising businesses on billion dollar acquisitions, helping private unicorns tap into the public markets, and managing the cash of Fortune 500 companies. But now it is quietly working on a new platform that would go far beyond anything the firm…

Trump admin officials reportedly met secretly with Venezuelan military leaders who were plotting a...

Trump administration officials reportedly met secretly with Venezuelan military officials over the last year to discuss plans to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. The New York Times reported that the talks were the latest developments in the US government's backchannel work in Latin America that could damage foreign relations — even though officials did not ultimately…

The officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by another police...

The police officer who fatally gunned down 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland four years ago has been hired by another police department in rural Ohio. Timothy Loehmann will work as a cop in the Village of Bellaire, which has a population of roughly 4,000, Police Chief Richard Flanagan announced. "He's not quitting on being a…

The Lion Air crash dings Indonesia’s aviation record, but the region is not the...

When a Lion Air flight fell out of the sky off the coast of Java on Monday, a new chapter began in Indonesia's troubled history of aviation disasters. The downed flight JT610 that crashed after taking off for Pangkal Pinang on Bangka Island on Monday morning West Indonesian Time (WIB) was carrying 181 passengers, including…

Coca-Cola is leading a $15 million funding round in the trendy direct-to-consumer beverage startup...

The trendy direct-to-consumer beverage startup behind Dirty Lemon has raised a $15 million round of seed funding, with Coca-Cola leading the round with a multimillion-dollar investment. On Thursday, the startup announced it was rebranding from Dirty Lemon to Iris Nova. The company raised $15 million to expand its portfolio of brands and build tech capabilities…

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A board showing stock-market information at a brokerage house in Beijing. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Here is what you need to know. Chinese stocks tank to their lowest level since January 2016. China's Shanghai Composite fell 1.34% on Friday, settling at its lowest level since January 28, 2016, as trade-war fears and a domestic deleveraging campaign…

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