The Wall Street Journal: Republican donor sues former U.N. official, claiming Qatar conspiracy

The Wall Street Journal: Republican donor sues former U.N. official, claiming Qatar conspiracy
Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy on Monday sued a former high-ranking United Nations official, alleging he was an unregistered agent of Qatar who participated in a campaign against Broidy as part of an operation by the Persian Gulf state to silence its critics and influence U.S. policy. Broidy alleges that at the direction of Qatari officials, former U.N. Under-Secretary-General Jamal Benomar,... Read More

MarketWatch First Take: Google is a great investor, and Alphabet earnings are showing the results

MarketWatch First Take: Google is a great investor, and Alphabet earnings are showing the results
Alphabet Inc.’s big earnings beat was partly due to large gains from investments, and not the money it spends on its own company. Alphabet GOOG, +1.74% GOOGL, +1.10% GOOGL, +1.10% reported way better-than-expected second quarter earnings, after factoring the huge antitrust fine that Google paid to the European Union, and sent shares toward record highs. Excluding the fine, Alphabet’s earnings... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Tencent to adapt WebMD content to Chinese consumers

The Wall Street Journal: Tencent to adapt WebMD content to Chinese consumers
HONG KONG — China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. has struck a deal to provide WebMD’s health-care content to the more than 1 billion users on its WeChat social network, according to both companies. The content-licensing deal includes WebMD articles, videos and slideshows covering medical and health topics, such as the side effects of chemotherapy or the symptoms of appendicitis. Financial terms... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Meg Whitman invests in esports company Immortals

The Wall Street Journal: Meg Whitman invests in esports company Immortals
Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay Inc. EBAY, -1.20%   and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. HPE, +0.00%  , is jumping into esports, the burgeoning business of professional videogame playing. Whitman has invested in Los Angeles-based Immortals LLC,  a global esports company founded in 2015, and will join its board, she said in an interview Monday. Immortals owns and... Read More

Mexico’s president-elect reportedly seeks quick Nafta deal

Mexico’s president-elect reportedly seeks quick Nafta deal
Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is reportedly seeking to quickly reach a settlement on North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and President Donald Trump on Monday hinted that a “very dramatic” deal is in the works. On Sunday, Reuters reported that Lopez Obrador sent Trump a letter calling for the U.S., Mexico and Canada to redouble their efforts to... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Russian hackers breached U.S. electric-utility control rooms, feds say

The Wall Street Journal: Russian hackers breached U.S. electric-utility control rooms, feds say
Hackers working for Russia claimed “hundreds of victims” last year in a giant and long-running campaign that put them inside the control rooms of U.S. electric utilities where they could have caused blackouts, federal officials said. They said the campaign likely is continuing. The Russian hackers, who worked for a shadowy state-sponsored group previously identified as Dragonfly or Energetic Bear,... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: North Korea has begun dismantling rocket launch site, satellite photos show

The Wall Street Journal: North Korea has begun dismantling rocket launch site, satellite photos show
Satellite imagery shows North Korea has begun taking down its main satellite launch facility, an apparent confidence-building measure by Pyongyang amid concerns about the slow pace of progress on dismantling the country’s nuclear weapons programs. North Korea has begun to raze its rocket engine test stand and assembly plant at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, the country’s primary launch site... Read More

Alphabet stock soars to potential record highs as Google earnings smash expectations

Alphabet stock soars to potential record highs as Google earnings smash expectations
Alphabet Inc. shares soared to prices they have never reached in regular trading Monday in the extended session, as second-quarter earnings smashed expectations after accounting for a record antitrust fine out of Europe. The Google parent company reported $3.2 billion in net income for the quarter, which works out to $4.54 a share, down from $5.01 a share a year... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s legal team open to Mueller interview about collusion, but not obstruction

The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s legal team open to Mueller interview about collusion, but not obstruction
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s legal team has submitted a counteroffer to special counsel Robert Mueller on a possible interview with the president that could allow for questions about collusion with Russia but curtail inquiries related to obstruction of justice. As negotiations for such a sit-down are set to enter their eighth month, Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Trump, said... Read More