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A New Sputnik Moment: CEO Daily

Good morning from Hong Kong. When it comes to Donald Trump’s China policy, there is, as journalist Thomas Friedman puts it, a “method to his...

Days After Juul’s China Launch, Its Vape Pens Have Disappeared From...

Online sales of products from e-cigarette company Juul Labs, Inc. have halted in China just days after the company launched there. Juul vape pens...

FedEx Fails to Deliver on Earnings. And That’s a Bad Sign...

If shipping giant FedEx is often regarded as a canary in the global economy coal mine, this canary is looking a little peaked. FedEx shares...

Israel’s Two Main Political Parties Are Deadlocked After a Repeat Election

(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle...

Saudi Energy Minister Says 50% of Crude Oil Production Restored After...

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman...

Israel’s Netanyahu Says He’ll Seek to Form a ‘Zionist’ Government Without...

After an apparent election setback, Israel’s prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new “Zionist” government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu...

‘This Is a Global Fight.’ Cantonese Pop Diva Denise Ho Wants...

Geneva, Sydney, Taipei, New York—at another point in Denise Ho’s career these might have been stops on a concert tour. Instead, the Cantonese pop...

Uber Now Knows If Your Ride Has Gone Wrong—By Tapping Your...

Uber announced a new safety program called RideCheck on Tuesday, aimed at automatically detecting crashes by using GPS and other sensors in its riders’...

Can Fashion Fair Cosmetics Make a Comeback?

Johnson Publishing Co. is putting its iconic Fashion Fair Cosmetics—the first makeup line created for women of color—up for sale. Relinquishing Fashion Fair, founded in...

Congress Is Investigating Private Equity’s Role in Huge Medical Bills: Brainstorm...

Here’s a thing that happens in the world of American health care: You can show up to a hospital, have insurance, and then still...

The Hong Kong Protests Are Already Having an Impact on Estée...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam folded in September, promising to withdraw the divisive extradition bill that had galvanized protests across the financial center,...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Feed the World

Since the agricultural revolution millennia ago, farmers have worked with their hands. Now, the next agricultural revolution might work with artificial intelligence. That’s the...

Punishing Sexual Predators Isn’t Enough. We Need to Give Them a...

Women and society at large would be remiss to stop the conversation at the firing and social exclusion of men exposed by the #MeToo...

ImageNet Roulette Highlights Bias in A.I. See For Yourself

Just like humans, artificial intelligence is guilty of making snap judgments that are biased or inaccurate. A new online tool called ImageNet Roulette was...

For XPRIZE’s CEO, Competitions Can ‘Crowdsource’ Solutions to ‘Humanity’s Great Challenges’

For Anousheh Ansari, an eight-day stay aboard the International Space Station in 2006 proved a “transformational” experience. “When you see our planet from space, you...

Why the King of Beers Just Had to Downsize its Big...

As initial public offerings go, file this one under “Bud Light.” Belgian brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, makers of Budweiser and Stella Artois, on Tuesday...

Walmart Takes a New Turn at Being More Fashionable

Walmart Inc.’s quest to be fashionably upmarket has now taken the red-state retailer to the streets of Manhattan. The company has revived the defunct, cutting-edge...

Hong Kong Activists Ask Lawmakers to Block U.S. Companies From Exporting...

(WASHINGTON) — Activists involved in months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are appealing to U.S. lawmakers to block the export by American companies...

Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit Is All About the Sisterhood: raceAhead

Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit international edition is in full swing and with an all-star line-up, including P&G group president, North America Carolyn Tastad, Blanca...

How the World’s Largest Gold Mining Company Is Turning Its Miners...

Gold has had a good year—up nearly 25% over 12 months as Brexit and trade wars nudge investors into the traditional safe haven. But...

Trump’s Cabinet Has Had More Ex-Lobbyists Than Obama or Bush

In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight,...

Clearbanc Co-Founder: Using AI ‘Takes Out the Gender Bias’ When Funding...

When it comes to where venture capital dollars are spent, it’s perhaps unsurprising that nearly 98% go to companies backed by men. But Clearbanc...

American Cancer Survivor Becomes First Person To Swim English Channel 4...

An American cancer survivor has made history after becoming the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas began her historic...

Brazilians Hate Their Banks. This $10 Billion Startup Wants to Change...

Cristina Junqueira, co-founder of Brazilian digital banking startup Nubank, knows exactly who her customers are. They’re fed up with the establishment—and before she launched...

Hillary Clinton Warns of ‘Crisis’ of American Democracy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sees a “crisis of democracy” growing in the U.S., and voter suppression, hacking, and fake news are to...

Here’s How We Can Achieve More Gender Parity in Business

From the gender pay gap to the disparity of female CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, it’s widely acknowledged that companies need to do more...

Jessica Platt on Coming Out as a Pro Hockey Player: ‘I...

When Jessica Platt came out as the first transgender woman to play in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, she didn’t realize just how much...

Just What I Needed: Beyond The Cars, Ric Ocasek Also Left...

Ric Ocasek sold tens of millions of records with his band The Cars, was nominated for Grammys, enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of...

Gusto 54 CEO Is Expanding Her Empire—Into Cannabis

Canadian restauranteur and Gusto 54 Restaurant Group CEO Janet Zuccarini funded the buyout of her former restaurant partner with wedding money from her father—and...

NBC Reveals Name, Programming Details for Its New Streaming Service

Add another major streaming service to the mix. NBCUniversal has announced the first details for its ad-supported service, which it says will be called Peacock....

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