Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards defeats Trump-backed businessman in close race, CNN projects

Polls closed Saturday at 9 p.m. ET for the Louisiana governor’s runoff election, in which Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking reelection against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

11.14.19 Google gets into medical records; Designer purse lawsuit; iBuyer companies great for consumers

Google’s Project Nightingale is a huge initiative by the second largest hospital system in the U.S. Some are hostile to Google doing this. But this is an important initiative. With the tech available today, it’s ridiculous we don’t have solid medical … Read more…

11.6.19 Credit score help for licensed professionals; Krispy Kreme follow-up; Cancelling subscriptions

Roughly 20% of American adults have no credit file at all. There’s not enough data to establish credit risk. Around 25% of American adults have low credit scores. That’s 45% total. Lenders use different strategies to figure out who among … Read more…

Google’s Trust Crises Should Get Everyone Thinking About the Future Powers of Big Tech—Cyber Saturday

Good evening, Cyber Saturday readers. This edition is arriving later than usual as my flight to New York from the West Coast lacked WiFi…alas. Without further ado, here’s today’s dispatch, sent from terminal four at John F. Kennedy airport. *** … Read more…

Chocolate companies sell ‘certified cocoa.’ But some of those farms use child labor, harm forests.

For several years, the world’s largest chocolate companies have assured consumers that their cocoa comes from “certified” sources that are audited for child labor and environmental infractions. But Utz, the largest such auditing label, responsible for about two-thirds of the … Read more…

10.24.19 Non-compete clauses are awful; Moviepass STILL charging people money; Drone delivery

Two US Senators have introduced legislation to get rid of non-compete clauses in almost all cases. This is GREAT news because these non-compete clauses are terrible for individual earnings an the overall economy. Moviepass has gone out of business after … Read more…

White House official expected to back up diplomat’s testimony over Trump push for Ukraine probe into Bidens

Tim Morrison, a top Russia and Europe adviser on President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, is expected to testify before House impeachment investigators next week and corroborate key elements of a top US diplomat’s account that Trump was pressing for … Read more…

Barclays earnings hit by £1.4 billion in insurance claims but investment banking profits rise

Barclays reported a third-quarter net loss of £292 million Friday, as difficult market conditions and concerns over Brexit continue to weigh. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…