Gary Cohn quits as Trump’s top economic adviser

Adviser, who reportedly strongly opposed imposition of tariffs, becomes latest high-profile departure from Trump administration Gary Cohn, Donald Trumps top economic adviser, has quit, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council, had reportedly threatened to leave after Trumps

Cathay Pacific’s CEO Has Some Broken Parts to Fix

Ten months into the top job and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg’s to-do list hasn’t gotten any shorter. While its cargo business and passenger traffic, especially premium travelers, are recovering, inflated wage costs and ever-increasing competition from Chinese rivals are issues he has to contend with.

Washington State Enacts Net Neutrality Law, in Clash with FCC

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee Monday signed the nation’s first state law intended to protect net neutrality, setting up a potential legal battle with the Federal Communications Commission. The law bans broadband providers offering service in the state from blocking or throttling legal content, or from offering fast-lane access to

Oscars Opens With a Shout-Out to Times Up

Los Angeles (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local): 7:40 p.m. "Get Out" has won the Academy Award for best original screenplay, giving writer-director Jordan Peele a historic win. Peele is the first

EU Threatens Iconic U.S. Brands After Trump Opens Door to Trade War

Donald Trump set the stage for a trade war by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to retaliate and leading the European Union to warn that it would target iconic American brands. In turn, the U.S. president put the European auto industry in his sights. Hours

Inside the Alexa Prize

The first interactor—a muscular man in his fifties with a shaved head and a black V-neck sweater—walks into a conference room and sits in a low-slung blue armchair before a phalanx of video cameras and studio lights. He’s brightly lit. The rest of the room is totally dark. He gazes

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5 Billion of Cryptocurrency

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of bitcoin, is accused of swindling more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from the estate of a computer-security expert. Wright, who claimed in 2016 that he created the computer-based currency under the pseudonym Satoshi ‎Nakamoto, allegedly schemed to use phony

The Worlds Highest Paid Expats Live in This Place

Go East, expatriates looking to make the big bucks. Mumbai, India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital, tops global rankings for expat salaries, according to a survey conducted by HSBC Bank International Ltd. Foreigners moving to the subcontinent’s most populous city reported average annual earnings of $217,165. That’s more than double the global

U.S. Companies Abandon the NRA as Boycott Call Grows

A call to boycott the National Rifle Association became the top trend on Twitter as users of the global social media platform demanded that a variety of companies sever ties with the lobbying group. The online furor comes a day after the NRA’s leaders attacked the media and Democrats, claiming the fallout

Most KFCs in UK remain closed because of chicken shortage

Fast food chain blames contract with delivery firm DHL, with more than 600 outlets still shut Fast food Mon 19 Feb 2018 08.07EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close KFC published a list of only 254 of its 900