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Jeff Bezos, Riding High, Defends Decision to Buy Washington Post
Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, said he bought The Washington Post because it was well situated to be a powerful government watchdog.
AI, Trump, and Gawker: Six Highlights From Amazon's Jeff Bezos Interview  Bloomberg
Amazon founder: AI's impact is 'gigantic'  USA TODAY
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Elon Musk announces plan to revolutionize factories
Having already upset the traditional automobile industry with his electric cars and the space exploration business with his reusable Space X rockets, Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk will now set about trying to revolutionize the American factory.
Here's How Tesla Is Fixing Its Model X Door Problem  Fortune
24 Tesla Shareholder Meeting Highlights — My Notes  CleanTechnica
UPDATE 3-Ex-Barclays director accused by US of illegal tips to plumber
(Adds details of case). By Nate Raymond. NEW YORK May 31 A former director at Barclays Plc was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers he learned about at the bank to a plumber, who used the ...
Barclays banker arrested on insider-trading charge  MarketWatch
Barclays Director Accused of Trading Tips for New Bathroom  Bloomberg
Abe Postpones Japan's Sales-Tax Hike Until Late in 2019
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he'll delay an increase in Japan's sales tax until 2019, a move that may help support consumer spending while complicating the government's efforts to tame the world's largest debt burden.
In his words: How Japan's Abe's comments on tax hike evolved  Washington Post
Japan PM's move to delay sales tax rise will fan debt concerns  Yahoo News
Trump Makes Sense on Energy
Political markets are weird: They cry out for something and yet politicians, with their enslavement to conventional wisdom and careerist caution, are unwilling to supply it.
Donald Trump's blustering, backward talk on fossil fuels  Minneapolis Star Tribune
WaPo Editorial Board Blasts Trump's "Dangerous, Nonsensical Energy ...  Media Matters for America (blog)
US consumer spending increase strongest in over six years
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April as households stepped up purchases of automobiles, suggesting an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise ...
Rate of consumer spending enjoys its largest monthly jump in six years  Washington Post
US Consumers Start Their Engines  Wall Street Journal
Starbucks bets on nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee
Starbucks Corp. is doubling down on the iced coffee and cold brew market. The Seattle-based chain said Tuesday that it will add nitro cold brew to its lineup in its stores in Los Angeles and six other cities this summer.
Starbucks Introduces Nitro Coffee  CNBC
Starbucks releases two new iced beverages to keep you cool this summer  Mashable
Staples CEO Ron Sargent to Step Down
Staples Inc. SPLS 1.03 % said its longtime leader Ron Sargent agreed to resign as chief executive, weeks after a federal judge blocked the retailer's attempt to acquire rival Office Depot Inc. ODP 1.42 %. Mr. Sargent, 60 years old, has run the company ...
Consumer confidence slips to 6-month low; Staples CEO agrees to quit; more  Tribune-Review
In brief: S&P 500 notches a monthly gain  Houston Chronicle
U.S. CB consumer confidence unexpectedly drops in May
Investing.com - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in May, underlining concerns over the health of the economy, industry data showed on Tuesday.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Declined Again in May  PR Newswire (press release)
Consumer Confidence Declines in May  Fox Business
Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZOES) To Release Earnings
Analysts await Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZOES) to report earnings on May, 31 for the fiscal quarter ending Mar 2016. They expect $0.04 EPS, up 25% or $0.01 from last year's $0.03 per share.
Zoe's Kitchen Inc. (ZOES) Is Up On Better Than Expected Q1 Earnings  RTT News
Zoe's Kitchen Q1 Earnings Report: Still Tasty?  SmallCap Network