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The lawyer Trump wants to represent him has been dead for 32 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's becoming increasingly clear who President Donald Trump really wants to represent him in the Robert Mueller investigation -- and there's a good reason he can't have him.<p>When John Dowd quit this week as lead counsel on Trump's legal team and the President made an effort to recruit "deep …

Donald Trump

Retrofitting suburbia: Old shopping malls can be saved by their parking lots

Aging shopping centres, built decades ago as beacons of fashion and free parking on the suburban fringe, are gradually becoming relics on a sea of …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos continued to drive a Honda long after becoming a billionaire — and it reveals why he's so successful

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, but even as a billionaire he drove around town in a Honda Accord.<p>The surprisingly frugal founder of retail giant Amazon watched his expenses closely when his vision was just a start-up. After the company's IPO introduced Bezos to great wealth, he …

Jeff Bezos

Whirlwind Putin Tour Highlights Moscow’s New Reach in Mideast

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia undertook a whirlwind tour to his new allies in the Middle East on Monday, underscoring the extension of Russia’s influence in the region and the continuing shrinkage of the United States’ role.<p>Mr. Putin touched down in rapid succession in Syria and …

“I guess we can’t do anything about it:” shoppers react to a new Whole Foods

Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods was seen for the first time today.<p>When Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 …

Trump poised to move U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and declare the ancient city the capital of Israel

President Trump is preparing to formally declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and order a review of the best way to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv, two officials said Thursday, actions that would reverse decades of U.S. policy and international peacemaking efforts, and could inflame the …

Israel

WeWork keeps up buying spree with Meetup

WeWork has agreed to acquire Meetup, a New York-based social network that helps organize offline meetings around common interests. No financial terms …

How to replace your laptop with a tablet

Make your computing even more portable.<p>Companies have been promoting tablets as serious computing devices for a long time—at least as far back as Microsoft's 2001 Tablet PC. And in the last few years, as both hardware and software become more powerful, they've started to look like genuine laptop …

Windows 10

Deutsche Bank CEO Cryan hints robots could replace thousands of people at the bank

Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan has hinted that the lender could cut thousands more jobs as it continues to adjust to expectations of substantially lower future revenues.<p>"We employ 97,000 people," Cryan said in an interview with the Financial Times. "Most big peers have more like half that number."<p>The …

Diplomats fear Tillerson transparency push is linked to Clinton emails

State Department officials worry that an effort to release thousands of records is aimed at tarnishing Hillary Clinton – and pushing more staffers to quit.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assignment of as many as several hundred State Department officials to quickly clear a huge backlog of public …

Alphabet's ads rake in billions, but its 'other bets' are growing

Google's parent company Alphabet saw its stock price hit an all-time high last week, and the financial good times continue to roll in the company's newly released quarterly earnings. Over the past three months, the companies under Alphabet's purview raked in a total of $27.8 billion in revenue (up …

Steve Bannon Dropped Milo After White Nationalism Revelations. Will The Mercers Stand By Him?

Sources tell BuzzFeed News that the Breitbart boss is done with his former tech editor after an exposé tied Yiannopoulos to white nationalists. But the billionaire Mercer family won't say whether they intend to continue funding the controversial culture warrior.<p>Breitbart News executive chairman …

Egypt’s leader, U.S. envoy meet after cut in American aid

CAIRO — Egypt’s president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns.<p>Kushner, who is also President Trump’s son-in-law, was in Cairo …

Jared Kushner

Spike Lee Announces Date, Time for Colin Kaepernick Rally at NFL Headquarters

Film director Spike Lee provided information Tuesday on a rally in support of free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick at NFL headquarters in New York City on Aug. 23.<p>Lee tweeted the following details regarding the event:<p>He later clarified that he is not the one who organized the rally:<p>Kaepernick …

Football (U.S.)

Volkswagen offers Germans mega bucks to scrap their diesel cars

Volkswagen is offering Germans up to €10,000 ($12,000) off a new car if they scrap their old diesel clunkers.<p>The cash incentives -- billed by the automaker as an environmental program -- come as pressure mounts on German cities to ban diesel cars because of pollution. Britain and France have …

Donald Trump Is Very Upset About Congress Being Mean to Russia, for Some Strange Reason

He signed a new sanctions bill into law, but he’s not happy about it.<p>Today President Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill that imposes harsh sanctions on the regimes in Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Russia, you may recall, is the gigantic fading petrostate that has cleverly endeavored to level …

Ravens OL John Urschel, 26, retires abruptly, two days after CTE study

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics, abruptly announced his retirement …

Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu working to get confidence back

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Entering his fifth NFL season, Tyrann Mathieu is trying to get his confidence back.<p>Fighting through injuries in all four of his NFL seasons, he has had a hard time maintaining the dynamic "Honey Badger" form best on display two years ago.<p>Two of his seasons were cut short by …

How Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world

The App Store's most popular free app isn't what you think it is.<p>It's called Sarahah, and in the past week, it's surged to the top of the App Store …

Moscow's patience 'has its limits': Russia pushes the Trump administration to return seized diplomatic compounds

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says its patience with a U.S. plan to return the Russian Embassy's compounds is running out.<p>The Kremlin says its patience with the US's plan to return the Russian Embassy's compounds is running out.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, …

Russia

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Shares the Diet that Got Him Back to His Teenage Weight

Amtrak Names Former Delta Executive Richard Anderson as New CEO

Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U.S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs …

The incredible rise and fall of J.Crew

Just a few years ago, J.Crew seemed invincible. Sales were rocketing, as was the clothing retailer’s cultural cachet.<p>Now, the brand is watching its sales plunge, and within the last two months, has announced the departures of the very people who engineered its success. In April, Jenna Lyons, the …

The Black Middle Class Is Leaving Its Brothers And Sisters Behind

Your own achievement is not enough.<p>I am a blessed Black man. Against enormous odds with respect to my family background and prospects for economic mobility, I have received great opportunities in my life. Those opportunities have afforded me a good living, a respectable profile in the public square …

African-American News

The world’s biggest advertising CEO fears Amazon

As CEO of WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, there’s a lot that could keep Martin Sorrell up at night. The London-listed $27.6 billion company—home to agencies like Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson that service the world’s biggest companies—is dealing with slowing growth, fierce …

Advertising

Revenge of the Forgotten Class

In March, I was driving along a road that led from Dayton, Ohio, into its formerly middle-class, now decidedly working-class southwestern suburbs, …

NFL got a lot for Atlanta Super Bowl

ATLANTA (TNS) — Atlanta’s bid committee agreed to a lengthy and pricey list of NFL requirements — and tacked on a few other things the league didn’t …

How to spot a world-class education | Parenting

The first time I went to an open house in search of a school for my own child in Washington, DC, years ago, I spent a lot of time staring at …

Subprime Auto Lending Soars As Fed Report Shows Spike In Loans To Underqualified Borrowers

When last we checked in on America’s auto loan bubble (which recently ballooned past the $1 trillion mark) the “visionary” ex-Santander execs over at …

Why Google's Alphabet shakeup makes sense

Yesterday, Google caught the tech world off-guard with a major reorganization. In the months to come, what we now know as Google will become Alphabet, with "Google" now referring to just the core businesses of Search, Android, YouTube, and a handful of others, overseen by new Google CEO Sundar …