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John Oliver goes long on the Mueller report

John Oliver had plenty to say about the biggest story of the week: the release of the Mueller report. The HBO talk show host spent half of Sunday night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” explaining the findings of the Mueller report. Oliver’s discussion was the latest installment of what the show has been calling “Stupid…MORE

Slowing US growth could be good for investors. Here’s why

1. US first quarter GDP: The first report card of the year for the American economy is due on Friday. Hold tight. Investors will be watching closely after worries about a global and US economic slowdown weighed on their minds at the start of the year. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta estimates 2.8% real…MORE

Tesla announces shakeup to its board of directors

Tesla revealed Friday that four directors will leave the company — shrinking the size of its board to seven eventually. The electric-car maker said that it wants to “streamline” corporate oversight because its board has grown by four members over the past five years. That has led to “the duplication of certain areas of experience…MORE

Disney is having an amazing April. Now here comes ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Disney’s awesome month is about to get even better. In April, the company unveiled Disney+ to incredible fanfare and sent its stock soaring. Then it unleashed a new “Star Wars” trailer that lit up social media and showed that fans aren’t tired of the franchise just yet. And early ticket sales for “Avengers: Endgame” almost…MORE

Soylent was a tech company that sold food. Now it wants to go mainstream

Soylent is making a play for the mainstream. With new products and a growing retail presence, Soylent has evolved from a tech company that sold food, as CEO Bryan Crowley put it in an interview with CNN Business, to a food company that is enabled by tech and science. Soylent’s latest product, Soylent Squared, is…MORE

The Mueller Report is already a best-seller

Three versions of “The Mueller Report” soared to the top of Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s best-selling book charts in the 24 hours after a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s findings were released on the web. Several different publishers are rushing competing versions of the report out to bookshelves. They’re betting that some people will…MORE