The Wall Street Journal: Democratic activist Ayanna Pressley ousts 10-term Massachusetts congressman in primary

The Wall Street Journal: Democratic activist Ayanna Pressley ousts 10-term Massachusetts congressman in primary
Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who ran as a progressive activist, ousted 10-term Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano Tuesday in a Massachusetts House primary. Capuano conceded the race to Pressley on Tuesday night, though the Associated Press had yet to declare a winner in the race. Pressley becomes the second Democrat to beat an incumbent House member in a 2018... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: White House dismisses Woodward’s book as ‘fabricated stories’

The Wall Street Journal: White House dismisses Woodward’s book as ‘fabricated stories’
WASHINGTON — The White House said a new book from Bob Woodward was “nothing more than fabricated stories” as top aides refuted accusations from the latest book criticizing the Trump presidency. In the book, entitled “Fear,” Trump’s top aides and cabinet officials privately disparage the president, according to news reports by the Washington Post and CNN, which have seen the... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Trump to discuss Iran policies before U.N. Security Council

The Wall Street Journal: Trump to discuss Iran policies before U.N. Security Council
UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump will chair a United Nations Security Council debate about Iran during the world body’s annual gathering of international leaders later this month, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Trump’s Security Council appearance is scheduled for Sept. 26 when he will be in New York attending the U.N. General Assembly and meeting with world leaders. Trump... Read More

Key Words: U.S. must work together to win misinformation ‘arms race,’ Facebook CEO says

Key Words: U.S. must work together to win misinformation ‘arms race,’ Facebook CEO says
Facebook Inc. says it is involved in an “arms race” over misinformation, and America’s private sector needs to work with the government to help fend off attacks to democracy. In an op-ed published Tuesday by the Washington Post, Facebook FB, -2.60%   Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said that following the revelations of Russian election interference in 2016, his social network... Read More

Key Words: Elon Musk doubles down on personal attack against cave rescuer, calls him ‘child rapist’

Key Words: Elon Musk doubles down on personal attack against cave rescuer, calls him ‘child rapist’
Elon Musk’s erratic behavior of late has worried investors and Tesla Inc.’s board of directors, and his latest tirade is unlikely to ease those concerns. In a series of emails to a reporter published Tuesday by Buzzfeed News, Musk doubled down on his personal attack against a British man who helped in the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: JD.com founder’s arrest in Minnesota was on suspicion of rape

The Wall Street Journal: JD.com founder’s arrest in Minnesota was on suspicion of rape
Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong was arrested last week on suspicion of rape, Minneapolis police said Tuesday as they continue to investigate the entrepreneur’s actions during a residency at the University of Minnesota. Liu was released Saturday and returned shortly thereafter to China. He appeared at an event in Beijing on Tuesday for the e-commerce site he founded, JD.com Inc. JD,... Read More

Pot stocks fly even higher after Cronos details ‘landmark partnership’

Pot stocks fly even higher after Cronos details ‘landmark partnership’
Marijuana-related stocks rampaged higher Tuesday, after Cronos Group Inc. detailed an agreement that seeks to extract key compounds from cannabis for medicinal purposes. Canadian cannabis company Cronos CRON, +12.85%  announced what it called a “landmark partnership” with Boston biotech Ginkgo Bioworks Inc. on Tuesday morning that will seek to produce specific cannabinoids at scale. Cannabinoids are specific molecules in marijuana... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Longtime Citigroup CFO John Gerspach to retire next year

The Wall Street Journal: Longtime Citigroup CFO John Gerspach to retire next year
Citigroup Inc. Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach will retire next year, ending a nearly 10-year run as the bank’s top finance executive, the company announced Tuesday. Gerspach, 65, will end his tenure as the bank’s CFO on March 1, 2019, according to an email Chief Executive Michael Corbat sent to employees that was viewed by The Wall Street Journal. Gerspach... Read More