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Meet Zhang Yiming, the secretive Chinese billionaire behind TikTok who made over $12 billion in 2018 and called Trump's demands to sell the app 'unreasonable'

Meet Zhang Yiming, the secretive Chinese billionaire behind TikTok who made over $12 billion in 2018 and called Trump's demands to sell the app 'unreasonable'

2 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Zhang Yiming built a $16.2 billion fortune after founding ByteDance, the Chinese software developer behind TikTok. Despite being one of the wealthiest people in China, Zhang is...
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US officials dispute Trump's claim that Beirut was attacked

2 minutes ago   |   ABC   |   2 articles

U.S. officials, speaking only on condition of anonymity to discuss internal assessments, said they believe it was most likely an accident.
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New Guinea has the world's richest island flora

22 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

New Guinea is the most floristically diverse island in the world, an international collaboration has shown. The study presents a list of almost 14,000 plant species, compiled...
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Democrats launch probe into $765M Kodak loan

Democrats launch probe into $765M Kodak loan

40 minutes ago   |   Politico   |   2 articles

House Democrats are investigating a $765 million federal loan awarded to Eastman Kodak for the photography company to start producing drug ingredients - a surprising deal that...
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Wall Street internships went virtual this year. From what to wear to how to stay organized, here's how to impress remotely

Wall Street internships went virtual this year. From what to wear to how to stay organized, here's how to impress remotely

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Wall Street summer internships are looking different this year. From shortened programs to fully remote experiences, banks and other financial services firms have come up with...
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Trump's envoy close to Brazil's leader - some say too close

1 hour ago   |   ABC News

At a time of tightening U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing leader
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Trump's Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,' Critics Say

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

Without a broader diplomatic effort, the newest and toughest penalties will worsen a humanitarian crisis without forcing a leadership change, experts say.
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Exxon axed retirement and education benefits for US workers to cut costs amid the oil market meltdown, leaked documents reveal

Exxon axed retirement and education benefits for US workers to cut costs amid the oil market meltdown, leaked documents reveal

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Challenged by the oil-price downturn, Exxon is taking a number of steps to cut costs. The oil giant is suspending several benefits for US workers, including its matching...
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Oil jumps 4% to the highest in 5 months after the EIA reports an inventory drop

Oil jumps 4% to the highest in 5 months after the EIA reports an inventory drop

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Oil prices rose Wednesday to the highest level since March after the Energy Information Administration reported that crude inventories fell last week by 7.4 million, more than...
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Inside Big Tech: Pulling back the curtain with 'hot' email

1 hour ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary chairman was closing in on his Perry Mason moment with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Fortified with “hot” internal company documents, Rep...
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Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

Speakers-including Joe Biden-will no longer be traveling to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, officials say. Organizers, who were already planning a mostly... Read more ...

NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de...

NYC setting up quarantine CHECKPOINTS to monitor visitors from 34 states, de Blasio says

New York City is setting up checkpoints at bridges, tunnels and train stations to crack down on visitors from 34 states attempting to elude a statewide mandatory two-week... Read more ...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall championships to each division

The NCAA Board of Directors said schools must honor an athlete's scholarship if the athlete opts out of the coming season because of concerns about COVID-19. Read more ...

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students. Read more ...

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss?” and its devoted fans. Read more ...

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension from US ports through October

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension from US ports through October

The Cruise Lines International Association announced they are extending the suspension of cruise operations until at least November. Read more ...

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

The legendary singer cited repeated use of two songs: "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk." Read more ...

Disney theme parks take $3.5 billion hit due to coronavirus

Disney theme parks take $3.5 billion hit due to coronavirus

Disney said Tuesday afternoon that its theme parks division took a $3.5 billion hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Revised Hawkeye football schedule includes 5 games at Kinnick Stadium

Revised Hawkeye football schedule includes 5 games at Kinnick Stadium

The Iowa Hawkeyes released their revised 10-game Big Ten Conference football schedule for 2020. Read more ...

UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus

UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus

STORRS, Conn. - UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools... Read more ...