The Week: Business

Donald Trump Jr. praises India's 'poorest of the poor' for smiles during trip promoting luxury towers

Donald Trump Jr. praises India's 'poorest of the poor' for smiles during trip promoting luxury towers

In an interview Tuesday with India's CNBC TV18, Donald Trump Jr. praised the "spirit" of people living in poverty in India. The eldest son of President Trump made the remarks during a press tour
Google has developed an AI that can predict heart disease by staring into your eyes

Google has developed an AI that can predict heart disease by staring into your eyes

Our eyeballs apparently contain information that could revolutionize cardiovascular medicine. Artificial intelligence software developed by Google in conjunction with its biotech subsidiary company
Don't fear the inflationpocalypse

Don't fear the inflationpocalypse

The Trump administration isn't sweating inflation. And you know what? They're right not to. The economy has been grinding away in a low-gear recovery ever since the Great Recession. After all these
This is the Putin-Trump SNL skit Rex Tillerson said made him LOL, in an oddly frank 60 Minutes interview

This is the Putin-Trump SNL skit Rex Tillerson said made him LOL, in an oddly frank 60 Minutes interview

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has mostly steered clear of the news media, but he sat down for a wide-ranging interview with CBS News foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, which aired on
Mueller's team is reportedly scouring $40 million in 'suspicious' Paul Manafort transactions

Mueller's team is reportedly scouring $40 million in 'suspicious' Paul Manafort transactions

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Paul Manafort with financial crimes and conspiracy against the U.S. last fall, the indictment said that President Trump's former campaign chairman laundered
Black Panther beats box office expectations with biggest February opening yet

Black Panther beats box office expectations with biggest February opening yet

The Disney-Marvel movie Black Panther smashed box office records over the weekend, instantly becoming the top-grossing film in history by a black director with global ticket sales estimated to reach
Planning an artisanal death

Planning an artisanal death

Last spring, at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, where the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried, another conceptual artist, Sophie Calle, launched an installation called Here Lie the Secrets of the
Is your Chinese smartphone spying on you?

Is your Chinese smartphone spying on you?

What if you could get a top-of-the-line Android phone equipped with the latest processor and loaded with slick new features at a steep discount? There's only one catch: It's a Chinese smartphone and
Amazon's big gamble on grocery delivery

Amazon's big gamble on grocery delivery

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: "The Amazon-fueled grocery price war may have finally arrived," said Craig Giammona at Bloomberg. Six months
In praise of the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis

In praise of the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis

Each week, we spotlight a hotel recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis. (Courtesy image) At this hip new property, "the backwoods
How to find an affordable new car

How to find an affordable new car

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: An affordable new car If you're looking to purchase a new vehicle, shop around for your car loan first, said
Importing steel and aluminum is reportedly about to get much more expensive

Importing steel and aluminum is reportedly about to get much more expensive

The Department of Commerce is reportedly set to recommend some serious tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. Axios reported Friday that these recommendations would set a minimum 7.7 percent tariff on

Fox News' Laura Ingraham attacks LeBron James over Trump criticism: 'Shut up and dribble'

Fox News host Laura Ingraham wants LeBron James to stick to sports. On Thursday, Ingraham called James out after the Cleveland Cavaliers star made some disparaging remarks about President Trump. In a

Apple's genius employees keep running into glass walls

Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, are a stunning architectural achievement, built with more than 3,000 enormous curved glass panes — and that's just on the outside. It is a fitting

ABC's George Stephanopoulos will interview James Comey in April

James Comey speaks! Or at least the former FBI director will very soon, in a mid-April interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, BuzzFeed News reports. While Comey has kept relatively mum since

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is under investigation for possible collusion with Sinclair Broadcasting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is being investigated by the FCC inspector general over suggestions that he improperly scrapped regulations to help Sinclair Broadcast Group buy
The alchemy of bitcoin

The alchemy of bitcoin

Bitcoin is a fantasy. I did not realize this at first. For years now, I have had only a vague idea that bitcoin is a kind of fake money that people use on the internet. I gathered that it has

What Android can learn from Nokia's comeback

It's a common trope that digital technology is cold and lifeless. But ask anyone who has ever played a Nintendo game, or fondly recalled their first portable CD player or old cathode ray tube TV, and
The time bomb hidden in your investment portfolio

The time bomb hidden in your investment portfolio

A primary suspect has been identified in the stock market's two massive dives last week: the short volatility trade. Recently, stock traders have enjoyed an unusual set of "goldilocks" conditions:
The Senate's 'Common Sense Caucus' releases bipartisan immigration bill before big vote showdown

The Senate's 'Common Sense Caucus' releases bipartisan immigration bill before big vote showdown

On Wednesday night, Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) bipartisan "Common Sense Caucus" released its immigration proposal, which offers some of what President Trump has demanded but not everything, adding