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Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

Fitbit CEO James Park confirmed the Sano deal this week to Giftofaservant. The investment is part of a larger financing round that Sano expects to close in coming months. “This fits into our strategy of looking beyond the device and thinking more about (health) solutions,” said Park. “I think the complete solution comes in the […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

Besides withholding financial aid, some experts are suggesting the Trump administration impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Pakistan to pressure it stop providing a safe haven for terrorists. Yet such action comes with risks that it could raise the cost of the Afghanistan war and jeopardize the U.S.-led coalition’s access to key Pakistani supply lines, […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

The decline followed a Coinbase blog post released Thursday afternoon that pushed back against recent rumors the company would soon add ripple to its marketplace. “As of the date of this statement, we have made no decision to add additional assets to either GDAX or Coinbase. Any statement to the contrary is untrue and not […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

In December, many congressional Republicans excoriated Breitbart Executive Chairman Bannon after his fielding of right-wing anti-establishment Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama — who beat Republican incumbent Luther Strange in the primaries — led to a victory for the Democratic contender Doug Jones. Still, winning any majority for the Democrats will not be easy. Although […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

“In deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute under these laws with the Department’s finite resources, prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions,” by considering the seriousness of the crime and its impact on the community, Sessions wrote in a one-page memo to the nation’s federal prosecutors. The move by Trump’s attorney […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

Google just announced that it has sold “tens of millions” of its home devices over the last year, including its smart speakers and Chromecast TV streaming devices — and more than one Home speaker every second since the Home Mini started shipping in October. Some quick math: That means that Google has sold at least […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

Ampe Rogerio | AFP | Getty Images Residents line up at a gas station on December 21, 2017 in Luanda, Angola. Angola has suffered a week of fuel shortages, a bitter irony for one of Africa’s leading oil producers. Angola, OPEC producer and one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economies, unveiled two economic overhauls this week. […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

John Ewing | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images Early bird tax filers ought to watch their mailboxes over the next few weeks: Everything they need to prepare their return is en route. Filing season for the 2017 tax year begins on Jan. 29. This year, the IRS bumped the deadline to file returns to […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

CBS Photo Archive | Getty Images ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah appears on ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert on September 17, 2015 Noah’s entry shows the host with a series of quotes including “Isn’t ‘The Daily Show’ a fake news show?” from news program Fox & Friends, which appeared on the show’s Twitter […]

Tess Torelli January 7, 2018

Wealthy Republican donor Rebekah Mercer will not support former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s future endeavors, she told The Washington Post on Thursday. In a rare statement to the newspaper, Mercer said, “I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected.” “My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon […]