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Donald Trump speaks to shrunken Atlanta crowd as poll numbers drop

The presumptive Republican nominee struck an apocalyptic tone in latest rally, saying the US wouldn’t survive if he isn’t elected and talked about nukes in Japan<p>Amid shrinking poll numbers and smaller crowds, Donald Trump’s rhetoric took a dark turn on Wednesday in Atlanta.<p>The presumptive …

Government

Slack, the red-hot startup worth $2.8 billion, just launched its own VC fund and app store

Now, Slack wants to be more than just a work-messaging app.<p>It wants to be a broader platform that grows its software into a central hub for all work communications.<p>It also wants to be an investor.<p>On Tuesday, the 2-year-old startup launched a new $80 million VC fund that will primarily invest in …

Apps

Ebola Death Toll Tops 3,000

At least 3,080 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday, bringing the death toll from the worst Ebola ever …

Disease

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Japan. Top: One Month After Hiroshima, 1945. Bottom: One Month After The Earthquake and Tsunami, 2011. Incredible. http://t.co/hq2AG5QCUf

Time to brush up on your iPhone history before Apple’s Sept. 9 event

Apple will show off the iPhone 6 to the world in less than two weeks, and like always, an executive in an untucked dress shirt will explain why it’s the best iPhone ever.<p>If you pride yourself on knowing Apple history, then we’ve come across a cool summary of each iPhone launch to date. The …

Gas Prices Fall For Labor Day With Oil Supplies Ample

If you're getting out on the road this Labor Day weekend visiting friends or family, you may be pleased to hear it'll cost you a little less than it …

Oil

Anti-UAW VW workers move to form own union

The struggle over unionization at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, TN, continues to get more complicated. There's now a second union fighting to organize at the plant; although this one is staunchly against the actions of the United Auto Workers. At the same time, the UAW is still signing up …

Apple has reached agreements w/ American Express & MasterCard to work on iPhone payments system

We reported in May that Apple was expected to launch an iPhone payments system with the iPhone 6 and iOS 8.<p>Apple wants to replace yet another daily tool with your iPhone: your wallet. Executives from the Cupertino-based technology company have begun discussions with directors from retail store …

Apple iWatch Coming in September, But You'll Have to Wait to Buy It, Report Says

<i>UPDATED: 4:25 p.m. ET: In the run-up to Apple’s Sept. 9 event, iWatch leaks are turning into a torrent of information. According to Re/Code, Apple</i> …

Reminder: Don’t question France’s 35-hour work week

Emmanuel Macron has been the French economy minister for less than a week and already his words are coming back to haunt him.<p>Macron, who was appointed earlier this week in a government reshuffle and whose relative youth means that the 36-year-old wasn’t yet born when France last ran a surplus, …

North Africa

Tesla expands in China. Stock at all-time high

Tesla shares hit an all-time high Friday after the electric carmaker announced plans to build 400 charging points in China.<p>The company, which started selling its Model S in China earlier this year, said in an e-mailed statement to CNNMoney that it will build the stations at China Unicom retail …

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