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The DBX SUV could be Aston Martin’s ‘most important car ever’

The DBX SUV could be Aston Martin’s ‘most important car ever’

Aston Martin(GAYDON, United Kingdom) — Aston Martin, the famed British company forever linked to fictional spy James Bond, has always been a niche maker of seductive grand tourers and front-engine sports cars. This December, the 106-year-old marque will enter new territory with the DBX, its first-ever SUV.Years before Aston Martin decided to move forward with…

Sacklers transferred $1 billion as scrutiny from opioid crisis grew: New York AG

Sacklers transferred $1 billion as scrutiny from opioid crisis grew: New York AG

iStock/artisteer(NEW YORK) — The New York attorney general’s office, as part of an ongoing case against Purdue Pharma and some members of the Sackler family, said in court filings on Friday it’s discovered approximately $1 billion the family may have been trying to hide from parties suing them over the opioid crisis.The filing reflects documents…

Lawmakers demand internal documents from Big Tech in antitrust probe

Lawmakers demand internal documents from Big Tech in antitrust probe

Matt Anderson/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A House committee on Friday took a major step in its investigation into whether Big Tech companies are stifling competition.The bipartisan probe includes letters to four major tech companies sent Friday asking for extensive internal documents, including communications about rivals from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Alphabet’s…

Tap through your best pictures with new memories curated by Google Photos

Tap through your best pictures with new memories curated by Google Photos

Liderina/iStock(NEW YORK) — Google Photos has added a new memories feature that’s like a personalized social media highlight reel to bring your favorite photos back to the top of your feed and your mind.The team behind the Google photo library and sharing app announced Thursday that the new feature will use machine learning to curate…

Google to change search algorithm to elevate ‘original reporting’

Google to change search algorithm to elevate ‘original reporting’

JHVEPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — In an over-saturated digital news age, Google announced new changes to its search algorithm that aim to elevate more “original reporting.”Richard Gringras, the vice president of news at Google, announced the changes in a statement Thursday, saying the updates on the back end will help Google “better recognize original reporting, surface it…

Democratic candidates split on the best path forward for US trade policy

Democratic candidates split on the best path forward for US trade policy

twinsterphoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Amid roiling trade tensions, the crowded 2020 Democratic candidate field now finds itself divided on a path forward on the tricky terrain of American trade — a path made all the more difficult by President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance and hardline tone on getting “fair deals” for the U.S.Complicating matters are the threat…

Tory Burch’s latest collection was inspired by Princess Diana’s ’80s style

Tory Burch’s latest collection was inspired by Princess Diana’s ’80s style

PictureLake/iStock(NEW YORK) — During New York Fashion Week, the looks showcased from Tory Burch’s spring/summer 2020 show were inspired by Princess Diana’s iconic style.Paying homage to the late royal’s stylish ’80s aesthetic, Burch mentioned on her blog how she has been fascinated with Diana Spencer since she was young.”Clearly, she was a style icon, but…

GameStop to close up to 200 stores by the end of the year after decline in sales

GameStop to close up to 200 stores by the end of the year after decline in sales

RiverNorthPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — GameStop will shutter between 180 to 200 under-performing stores by the end of the year, executives said after the company reported a larger-than-expected decrease in sales.The video game retailer made the announcement Tuesday in a conference call with analysts. Earlier that day, the company released its earnings report for the second quarter…

Facebook, Twitter and Google to testify to Senate committee on extremism online

Facebook, Twitter and Google to testify to Senate committee on extremism online

iStock(NEW YORK) — Leaders from Facebook, Twitter and Google will testify before a Senate committee next week to explore “digital responsibility” when it comes to mass violence and extremism that is spread online.”In light of recent incidents of mass violence, this hearing will examine the proliferation of extremism online and explore the effectiveness of industry…

More than 100 business execs demand ‘urgent action’ for ‘America’s gun violence crisis’

More than 100 business execs demand ‘urgent action’ for ‘America’s gun violence crisis’

Kameleon007/iStock(NEW YORK) — Scores of executives from some of the nation’s biggest business demanded “urgent action” from lawmakers on “America’s gun violence crisis,” writing in a letter that the tragedies are “preventable.”Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were among the 145 business leaders who signed the…

The DBX SUV could be Aston Martin’s ‘most important car ever’

The DBX SUV could be Aston Martin’s ‘most important car ever’

Aston Martin(GAYDON, United Kingdom) — Aston Martin, the famed British company forever linked to fictional spy James Bond, has always been a niche maker of seductive grand tourers and front-engine sports cars. This December, the 106-year-old marque will enter new territory with the DBX, its first-ever SUV.Years before Aston Martin decided to move forward with…

Sacklers transferred $1 billion as scrutiny from opioid crisis grew: New York AG

Sacklers transferred $1 billion as scrutiny from opioid crisis grew: New York AG

iStock/artisteer(NEW YORK) — The New York attorney general’s office, as part of an ongoing case against Purdue Pharma and some members of the Sackler family, said in court filings on Friday it’s discovered approximately $1 billion the family may have been trying to hide from parties suing them over the opioid crisis.The filing reflects documents…

Lawmakers demand internal documents from Big Tech in antitrust probe

Lawmakers demand internal documents from Big Tech in antitrust probe

Matt Anderson/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A House committee on Friday took a major step in its investigation into whether Big Tech companies are stifling competition.The bipartisan probe includes letters to four major tech companies sent Friday asking for extensive internal documents, including communications about rivals from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Alphabet’s…

Tap through your best pictures with new memories curated by Google Photos

Tap through your best pictures with new memories curated by Google Photos

Liderina/iStock(NEW YORK) — Google Photos has added a new memories feature that’s like a personalized social media highlight reel to bring your favorite photos back to the top of your feed and your mind.The team behind the Google photo library and sharing app announced Thursday that the new feature will use machine learning to curate…

Google to change search algorithm to elevate ‘original reporting’

Google to change search algorithm to elevate ‘original reporting’

JHVEPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — In an over-saturated digital news age, Google announced new changes to its search algorithm that aim to elevate more “original reporting.”Richard Gringras, the vice president of news at Google, announced the changes in a statement Thursday, saying the updates on the back end will help Google “better recognize original reporting, surface it…