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Walmart looked at buying buzzy luggage brand Away — and it could be part...

Walmart looked at acquiring luggage maker Away and held several meetings with the startup, Business Insider has learned. It's unclear if the talks are still ongoing. Known typically as a low-cost retailer, Walmart is now seeking to appeal to a higher-end, urban shopper. To do so, it's made a number of acquisitions in the last…

“The worst day of the Trump presidency’: Manafort’s conviction and Cohen’s plea deal land...

Two massive legal developments Tuesday relating to President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign threw Washington into a frenzy. On Tuesday afternoon, Trump's former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight counts related to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations. Critically, he said he had made illegal campaign and corporate contributions…

Main Street’s thriving job market could be foreshadowing a stock meltdown — and mass...

When the housing bubble burst back in the mid-2000s, plunging the US into a deep recession, many affected workers on Main Street looked scornfully upon their Wall Street counterparts. While the normal folk lost their jobs and their houses, Wall Streeters got off relatively easy. Sure, maybe some of them lost their jobs as well…

Devastation emerges from deadly Indonesian earthquake: At least 1,200 killed, disaster agency says early...

The full scope of devastation in the city of Palu in indonesia is becoming clearer, days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the region. Scores of people are thought to still be trapped in the rubble on the island of Sulawesi, which was hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and a subsequent tsunami with waves…

The Secret Service is defending an agent who physically prevented a journalist from questioning...

The Secret Service defended an agent who physically prevented a reporter from questioning White House senior adviser Jared Kushner as he boarded a commercial flight. The agency said the agent was acting in "response to an abrupt movement from an unknown individual who later identified themselves as a member of the media." The announcement comes…

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren accuse Amazon of ‘potentially illegal’ activity in new attack...

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want answers from Amazon. The pair has drafted an official letter to Amazon, inquiring about a video about union activity that is reportedly being shown to Whole Foods managers, according to the Washington Post. "We write to express our alarm at recent reports that your company is distributing anti-union…

MoviePass emailed former subscribers to tell them they’ll be enrolled in a new plan...

MoviePass appears to be taking desperate measures to try to beef up its subscription numbers. On Friday, the movie-ticket subscription service sent an email to members whose subscription had lapsed informing them that they would be enrolled in a "select test group" of subscribers who could watch one movie a day, based on its limited…

From hiding their mansions on Google Maps to building $500,000 panic rooms, rich people...

Perhaps nothing conjures up an image of wealth like Nicki Minaj in her $400,000 pink Lamborghini or Mark Cuban stepping out of his $40 million private jet. But in an age of constant connection, some ultra-rich are reeling in the flashiness in the name of safety. "Privacy and safety are inextricably linked. There was a…

The CEO of a $736 billion asset manager that sidestepped the most toxic casualty...

Martin Gilbert can claim bragging rights as one of the people who called the 2008 financial crisis — or at least an important part of it. In a 2007 conference in Monaco, he warned about Wall Street's affinity to collateralized debt obligations, or CDOs, the complex financial instruments that went down with the mortgage market.…

JPMorgan’s global research chief breaks down 4 huge shifts that will make the next...

Joyce Chang has witnessed her fair share of financial crises during the nearly three decades she has worked in markets. Chang, the global head of research at JPMorgan, isn't applying any of the old playbooks to the next one, which she says is inevitable. The good news is that the next recession is not imminent,…

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Trump officials weighing travel restrictions at Mexico border as migrant caravan...

CLOSE Thousands of migrants camp overnight in southern Mexico as they make their way towards the U.S. border. USA TODAY Migrants take part in a new caravan, Monday, heading to the US with Honduran and Guatemalan national flags in Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Guatemala. (Photo: ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP/Getty Images) With thousands of asylum-seeking migrants making their way toward…

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