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Inside the 'Outings' of Peter Thiel
There have now been two “outings” of Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel—and they're not just interlinked. One, apparently, is the cause of the other.
PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Admits to Bankrolling Hulk Hogan's Gawker ...  ABC News
Gawker may be looking to sell after losing Hulk Hogan case  Appeal-Democrat
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McDonald's CEO says $15 hourly wage, robots won't kill jobs
OAK BROOK, Ill./LOS ANGELES U.S. restaurant operators would probably not replace workers with robots if they had to pay the $15 hourly wage demanded by protesters, McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook told shareholders at the ...
McDonald's Ex-CEO Is Right When He Says A $15 Minimum Wage Would Lead To ...  Forbes
McDonald's Protesters Target Annual Meeting in $15 Fight  Bloomberg
Snapchat expands investor base as it grabs $1.3 billion in funding
Snapchat Inc. has broadly expanded its shareholder base over the last year, going far beyond the few venture capitalists who bankrolled the Venice firm when it was merely an app for sharing self-destructing photos.
Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues ...  TechCrunch
Snapchat closes $1.8 billion funding round  USA TODAY
DealBook|Rethinking Apple's Recipe for Success
Eddy Cue, an executive in charge of iTunes and Internet services for the technology giant, raised the possibility of a bid for Time Warner at a meeting with the media conglomerate last year, according to The Financial Times.
Apple's Flirtation With Time Warner Hints at Hollywood Ambitions  Bloomberg
The Shaky Rumor Persists that Apple is thinking of a Time Warner Buyout  Patently Apple
Stocks slip after two-day climb; chemicals makers fall
U.S. stocks are inching lower Thursday after two days of big gains. Chemical companies are down the most, while utilities and phone companies are rising as bond yields slip.
US Stocks Dip After Two-Day Climb; Chemicals Makers Fall  New York Times
Stocks Dip After Two-Day Climb  DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)
Fed official lists refugee crisis as risk to the economy
A top Federal Reserve official warned Thursday that Europe's refugee crisis could pose a risk to the economy, listing it among the factors that are giving central bank officials pause about withdrawing monetary stimulus.
Risks of waiting to raise rates 'not that great' -Fed's Powell  Yahoo News
Initial Jobless Claims Fall as U.S. Layoffs Prove Temporary
Jobless claims fell for a second week, indicating the surge at the start of May reflected temporary dismissals. Initial applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 10,000 to 268,000 in the week ended May 21, a report from the Labor Department ...
Weekly jobless claims fell last week  CBS News
US Jobless Claims Fall for Second Straight Week  Wall Street Journal
Pending Home Sales Climb to Highest Level in a Decade
The number of homes that in April went under contract to be sold climbed to the highest level in over a decade, a sign the housing market is gaining traction and supported by steady job creation and historically low interest rates.
Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06  Appeal-Democrat
Pending US home sales hit highest level since 2006  Los Angeles Times
Tesla Motors Rival Faraday Future Eyes New Factory in California
Tesla Motors' rival is gaining grounds in the United States as the Chinese-backed electric car startup, Faraday Future now plans to open a production plant in California.
Faraday Future Eyes Land In California For Site #2  InsideEVs
Faraday Future Will Continue Cloning Tesla With Development Of A Bay Area ...  Jalopnik
How to avoid the Memorial Day weekend travel headache
Planning to get away this Memorial Day Weekend? You won't be alone. According to AAA, a projected 38 million Americans are traveling this holiday weekend—the most in a decade due to record low gas prices and airfare.
Oil Above $50 a Barrel as Summer Driving Season Kicks Off  New York Times
This year's Memorial Day holiday travel expected to be second highest ever  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader