Biotech firm Illumina buying Jeff Bezos-backed startup Grail for $8 billion

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Biotech firm Illumina will buy back cancer-detection startup Grail in an $8 billion deal that will buy out investors including Amazon chief Jeff Bezos,...

Twitter examining why photo previews focus on white faces

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Twitter is examining why its artificial intelligence sometimes cuts black people’s faces out of photos. The social-media giant uses technology called a neural network to...

Beyond Meat to sell plant-based sausage patties in 5,000 more US stores

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Plant-based meat company Beyond Meat said on Monday it would start selling its frozen breakfast sausage patties at 5,000 more stores, including Kroger, Walmart...

DSW is opening shoe stores inside supermarkets

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Milk, eggs, chicken breasts — and a pair of Vince Camuto ankle boots? Footwear retailer DSW just opened a pair of 1,200-square-foot shoe shops inside...

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi app is exploring a sale, report says

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Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg is already thinking about throwing in the towel on his six-month-old streaming startup Quibi, according to reports. The app, which tapped...

Would you risk getting COVID-19 for unlimited flights?

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Despite conclusive evidence that COVID-19 can spread rapidly on flights, airlines are attempting to woo passengers back onto planes with unlimited flight promotions. Carriers globally...

Ex-Campari chief accused of spilling Grand Marnier deal to friend

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The apertif for this dinner was allegedly a hot investment tip. French authorities have accused a former Campari Group honcho of telling his friend over...

Judge fast-tracks Tiffany suit against LVMH over abandoned $16B deal

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A Delaware Chancery Court justice on Monday agreed to fast-track Tiffany & Co.’s lawsuit against French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH for trying to back...

Cuomo admin. blames bank for New Yorkers not getting their jobless benefits

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The Cuomo administration is still getting inundated with complaints from frustrated jobless New Yorkers who haven’t received federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits that officials promised...

Sen. Blumenthal demands AT&T drop push for ad-subsidized cell plans

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US Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday called on AT&T to stop pursuing plans to offer cellphone plans partially subsidized by advertising that he said...

BlackRock ‘intrudes’ on office romances

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If you work for Larry Fink, he ­really wants to know who you’re hooking up with. Fink, the voluble chief executive of BlackRock — the...

TikTok files complaint in attempt to block US ban

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Time is ticking away for the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, which filed an 11th-hour complaint to a Washington federal court in an attempt to...

China issues new regulations on foreign companies amid TikTok row

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China issued a swift retaliation in response to a looming ban on US downloads of the Chinese owned apps TikTok and WeChat. On Saturday the...

NBCUniversal quietly looking to replace TV exec amid toxic workplace probe

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NBCUniversal is quietly looking to replace top reality-TV exec who was accused of cultivating a toxic workplace in a bombshell report in late July,...

Goldman Sachs sees two COVID-19 cases as workers return to the office

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Goldman Sachs has seen two employees test positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks — just as the megabank has begun to prod...

Blue Bell Creameries slapped with $17M fine for listeria outbreak

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Ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries has been hit a $17.25 million fine for causing a massive listeria outbreak in 2015. The fine, issued by...

‘Doping drugs’ discovered on Amazon despite ban

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Online merchants have been skirting Amazon’s policies to sell sketchy muscle-building drugs used by athletes and bodybuilders, a new report says. Some 66 listings for...

Atlanta Fed chief says US racial wealth gap is stuck in last century

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The “pernicious and persistent” impact of long-outlawed policies like “redlining” blacks out of white neighborhoods continues to influence the ability of minority families to...

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