Trump’s burgeoning trade war with China is already affecting car manufacturers in the US

July 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China. The company said the tariffs would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicles. Daimler’s revised forecast comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing to impose tariffs on imported vehicles on grounds that trade imbalances on many products threaten U.S. national security. He is separately…


9 of the most chilling last words in history

July 8, 2018

Getty/Dan Callister From the co-founder of Apple to “the Godfather of Soul,” some of the most legendary individuals have left behind parting words that will seriously give you goosebumps. Here are some of the most iconic final phrases that have been confirmed, reported, and alleged. Nostradamus: “You will not find me alive at sunrise.” Wikimedia Commons The French astrologer and physician became known for his prophecies throughout the 1500s. On…


Melania Trump snipes at ‘rabid press corps’ as her public absence fueled rumors and conspiracy theories

July 1, 2018

Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta First Lady Melania Trump downplayed the speculation that stemmed from her extended public absence over the last few weeks. In a statement, Melania said she was “confident” in her role, and was not going to be affected by what she called the “rabid press corps.” The first lady had what her spokespeople called a minor kidney procedure in mid-May, but she soon became the subject of…


‘We rolled this out wrong’: Spotify CEO regrets the way R Kelly and XXXTentacion were banned (SPOT)

June 30, 2018

Getty Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the way the firm banned musicians R Kelly and XXXTentacion from its playlists was badly handled. R Kelly and XXXTentacion were booted from Spotify’s playlists earlier this month, but XXXTentacion was reinstated while he awaits trial for charges of domestic abuse. Ek didn’t say if R Kelly would be reinstated but explained the ban came from new policies around hate speech and hateful conduct….


Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks on repairing burned bridges left behind by Travis Kalanick, reveals he’s talking to Waymo about joining Uber’s network (GOOGL, GOOG)

June 29, 2018

Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is vying to repair the Google relationship and add Waymo to Uber’s network. The lawsuit that Google’s Waymo filed against Uber, in which it accused the ride-hailing company of stealing trade secrets, was only settled recently. Khosrowshahi says Uber has no plans to abandon self-driving vehicles, and said Uber’s autonomous cars will return to the streets sometime this summer. Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO for…