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For Some African-Americans, Genetic Testing Reopens Past Wounds

Late last year, Justina Crawford decided to swab the inside of her mouth for a saliva sample to do a DNA test.<p>Ms. Crawford, a 30-year-old working in Boston who is African-American, had never done a DNA test before because she worried about who would have access to her genetic information. But her …

Health Information

The future of UK broadcaster Sky is on the line as Fox and Comcast firm up bids

The future of Sky may be clearer by the end of this week.<p>Three pivotal events are expected this week that will help determine which American company will be the ultimate owner of the UK broadcaster — 21st Century Fox or Comcast.<p>Sky is an attractive asset to US media companies that are looking to …

Media Industry

How Thailand became the 'Detroit of Asia'

If you bought a vehicle in Southeast Asia or Australia -- especially a pickup -- there's a good chance it was built in Thailand.<p>Thailand has been a stronghold for automobile manufacturing for decades. It nicknamed itself "the Detroit of Asia," and the moniker stuck, with good reason. It's currently …

Thailand

Statue of Liberty Climber Upends Holiday for Thousands

The authorities cleared visitors from the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July after a woman protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies climbed onto its base and refused to come down. About three hours later, police officers followed the woman onto the statue and took her safely …

United States

5-on-5: LeBron's legacy, Kawhi trades and title favorites

Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have landed LeBron James, do they need to trade for Kawhi Leonard? What does the King's move mean for the NBA and …

Basketball

LeBron James to the Lakers: There’s Much to Unpack Here

Perhaps you’ve seen the stunning statistic that’s been making the N.B.A. rounds. If not: LeBron James is about to somehow become the sixth player among the top eight scorers in league history to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.<p>No. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. No. 2 Karl Malone. No. 3 Kobe Bryant. No. 5 …

Basketball

What's killing Big American Beer?

More Americans are putting down Buds and Coors, instead grabbing wine, liquor, Corona and Michelob.<p>Americans' changing drinking habits have been taking shape for years, but the trend accelerated in 2018. Beer shipments from US breweries are down 3.5% so far this year, according to The Beer …

Beer

Sale coming soon? H&M needs to offload $4 billion in unsold clothes

In a retail industry beset by problems, H&M has a doozy: A stockpile of unsold clothes worth $4 billion.<p>The Swedish fashion company said Thursday that the value of its global unsold inventory ballooned in the most recent quarter to 36 billion Swedish kronor ($4 billion). That's a 13% increase over …

The City

5G 到底哪裡重要?專訪愛立信無線通訊主管 Marie Hogan

為什麼我們真的需要 5G? 其實 4G LTE 已經能到達相當快的網速了,似乎已能應付普遍的需求,那麼到底發展 5G 的必要性在哪裡?科技新報將透過訪問全球 5G 龍頭愛立信(Ericsson)的專家來解答這些常有的疑惑。<p>Marie Hogan 是愛立信公司行動寬頻業務及物聯網產品策略管理的負責人, …

Oil slides; Google bets on China; Internet tax decision

<b>1. Oil slides continues:</b> US crude futures continued to drop on Monday, falling 1.6% to trade at $64 per barrel.<p>Investors are nervous ahead of a key meeting in Vienna later this week between OPEC and other major oil producers. The key question is whether supply caps that have been in place since the …

Stock Markets

Bill Ford stands behind Ford CEO Jim Hackett: 'I love having him here'

DETROIT — Ford CEO Jim Hackett is the right man for the job during these changing times in the car business, Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, said in an interview.<p>After about a year on the job, Hackett, 63, has been both praised as a visionary and criticized as unable to effectively …

Ford Motor Company

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Customer Service

What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You

Having a great boss is a potentially life-changing gift. On the other hand, many of us know firsthand that having a bad boss can cause a lot of drama, headaches, and stress. While it’s easy to love the great bosses and flee the bad ones, there’s one kind of boss that’s much less straightforward to …

Leadership

Google has a hard time keeping its black employees

Google's employee attrition rates are highest for black and Hispanic employees.<p>That's according to the company's annual diversity report, released this week. For the first time, the report included data around employee attrition to gauge retention of certain cohorts of employees.<p>According to the …

Employment

Elizabeth Holmes indicted on wire fraud charges, steps down from Theranos

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been indicted on federal wire fraud charges, the office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California announced Friday.<p>Holmes and former Theranos COO and president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani allegedly engaged in a multi-million dollar scheme …

Corruption

North Korea’s Overture to Jared Kushner

WASHINGTON — An American financier approached the Trump administration last summer with an unusual proposition: The North Korean government wanted to talk to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser.<p>The financier, Gabriel Schulze, explained that a top North Korean official was …

North Korea

Bill Ford explains why Ford is serious about reviving Detroit

DETROIT – Day after day, Bill Ford drove his Mustang GT along Michigan Avenue between Dearborn and Detroit, past the graffiti-covered train station that had become the symbol of this city's decay.<p>And he started to wonder about his legacy, his family’s legacy and the future of Ford Motor.<p>“I kept …

NBA playoff MVPs: Ranking LeBron, KD, Harden and more stars

It's all over, and the Golden State Warriors have beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers for their second consecutive championship and third in the past four …

LeBron James to the Rockets? Here's how it could happen this summer

If LeBron James' goal this offseason is to join the team that gives him the best chance of knocking off Golden State after back-to-back losses to the …

Journalist jailed by Iran talks about how Anthony Bourdain changed his life

Anthony Bourdain had an outsized impact on the life of Jason Rezaian, the journalist who was jailed by Iran shortly after filming an episode of Bourdain's "Parts Unknown."<p>Rezaian spoke Sunday with CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" about how Bourdain's legions of fans should continue to …

Media Industry

Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore for Historic Summit Meeting

SINGAPORE — Fresh from a contentious global economic summit meeting with United States’ oldest and closest allies, President Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for his historic on-again-off-again meeting with the North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un.<p>With the nuclear future of North Korea and the …

North Korea

Poverty Is Rising Faster in U.S. Suburbs Than in Cities. Here's How I Believe We Could Fix It

Here's why the US geography of poverty is shifting from cities to suburbs.<p>In the US, the geography of poverty is shifting.<p>According to a May report …

Investors: Why you shouldn't worry that rates will rise

Will rising long-term interest rates impale your future? A poll of financial professionals shows they think rates will keep rising, believing the Federal Reserve’s hikes will push long-rates up. But that isn’t how it works.<p>I learned very young that any forecast that professionals agree on is …

Profit

Qantas CEO: We're complying with China's demand on Taiwan

Australia's biggest airline says it's changing how it describes Taiwan on its website after pressure from China.<p>China's aviation regulator recently requested that Qantas (QABSY) and dozens of other international airlines alter their websites to refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau as Chinese …

China

I Spent 7 Years Interviewing the World's Top Business Leaders. Here's Everything I Learned

And the surprising thing he learned about persistence from Warren Buffett<p>When he was 18-years-old, Alex Banayan found himself asking a question many …

selfdevelopment

Hudson's Bay to close up to 10 Lord & Taylor stores, including Fifth Avenue in New York

Hudson's Bay Co. will close up to 10 Lord & Taylor stores, including the Fifth Avenue location in New York City, as department stores grasp for stability amid retail upheaval.<p>The retailer also said Tuesday that it would sell e-commerce site Gilt as it aims for greater profitability.<p>The decision to …

HelloFresh to sell meal kits in grocery stores

HelloFresh will start selling meal kits in grocery stores, part of a larger trend in the online meal prep and delivery business.<p>In a statement released Sunday, HelloFresh said it would start selling the kits at 581 Giant Food and Stop & Shop stores, adding more retailers throughout the year.<p>The …

China warns US against imposing tariffs

President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exports threatens to wipe out progress made in trade talks between Beijing and Washington, China said on Sunday.<p>A US delegation led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held talks with Chinese negotiators in Beijing on Saturday …

China

Trade wars are scary. Why isn't Wall Street freaking out?

<b>1. What trade war?</b> It was a scary week on the trade war front, but you wouldn't know that from the chill response on Wall Street.<p>The market barely flinched last week even as President Trump threatened global trade peace like no American president in modern history.<p>Consider the alarming developments …

Wall Street

After a Merger, Don’t Let “Us vs. Them” Thinking Ruin the Company

More and more companies are relying on mergers & acquisitions (M&A) as a competitive growth strategy. Since 2012, M&A activity has increased dramatically in both number of deals and size of transaction, with the yearly value of global M&A deals tracking above $4.5 trillion for the past four years. …