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The expensive, rare, and stylish sunglasses worn by Silicon Valley's top tech execs

You generally won't find Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, or other billionaire tech execs sporting expensive tailored suits or Rolexes like their high-powered peers in the rest of corporate America. Instead, they signal their membership in the elite another way — with expensive sneakers and luxury eyewear.<p>The …

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as the culture-changing California iPhone maker looks for a way to maintain its image as an innovation …

Robots will not lead to fewer jobs – but the hollowing out of the middle class

Weak wage growth could already be a sign of automation creating an economy in which small number of very rich employ armies of poor<p>Throughout modern history there has been a recurrent fear that jobs will be destroyed by technology. Everybody knows the story of the Luddites, bands of workers who …

Income Inequality

The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s starring ‘fascist’

The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend’s violent Charlottesville rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since.<p>Take “Millennial Matt,” whose catchphrase — “Hitler did nothing wrong!” — earned him tens of thousands of fans before he …

Rights & Freedoms

Brexit row: Britain demands free trade talks start by October despite EU resistance

The European Union is damaging the chances of a smooth Brexit by refusing to talk about a future free trade deal, British ministers have claimed.<p>In a warning shot to Brussels, senior Whitehall sources have told this newspaper that the Continent will be to blame for trade disruption unless they …

United Kingdom

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joint US-South Korean military drills are underway Monday despite warnings from North Korea a day earlier that they could lead to a "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."<p>The 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises are conducted annually and touted by South Korea and the United …

North Korea