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Former Clinton-backer named Donald Trump's head of finance

Former Clinton-backer named Donald Trump's head of finance
theguardian.com — Donald Trump has named an ex-Goldman Sachs partner, Hollywood financier and former Hillary Clinton supporter as his national finance chairman. Steven Mnuchin brings with him an impressive list of contacts in Hollywood and Wall Street. The founder of film finance company Dune Capital, he backed action movies including the X-Men franchise and James Cameron's box office record-breaker, Avatar.

US job cuts hit highest level since 2009 according to new study

US job cuts hit highest level since 2009 according to new study
theguardian.com — Job cuts are at their highest level since 2009 according to a new study from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, up 35% in April against figures from March and 5% from the same time the year previous. Some 61,582 people lost their jobs between 1 April and 30 April, according to employer announcements of staff reductions polled by analysts.

US regulators double recall size for dangerous Takata airbags

US regulators double recall size for dangerous Takata airbags
theguardian.com — US regulators have more than doubled the recall of Takata airbag inflators to included tens of millions more cars, making the order the largest automotive recall in history. Related: Air bag defect to trigger largest auto recall in US history The inflators are prone to explode, expelling fragments of metal.

Ex-drug company boss Martin Shkreli may face new charges in fraud inquiry

Ex-drug company boss Martin Shkreli may face new charges in fraud inquiry
theguardian.com — Martin Shkreli, the reviled former drug company entrepreneur, may face yet more charges in a securities fraud investigation, his defense attorneys revealed at a hearing on Tuesday in New York city. Shkreli became infamous when his former drug company Turing purchased the patent for Daraprim, a drug that can make the difference between life and death for some patients with HIV, and boosted the price to $750 a pill.

New York asks eBay and StubHub to target Broadway ticketing scams

New York asks eBay and StubHub to target Broadway ticketing scams
theguardian.com — On the day Hamilton, Broadway's impossibly sold-out show, swept the Tony nominations, the New York state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced plans to tackle sky-high ticket prices on the Great White Way. Schneiderman, who has already called New York's ticket racket "a rigged game", has sent formal letters to eBay and StubHub requesting their participation in a crackdown on ticket sale fraud and illegal purchasing schemes.

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities
theguardian.com — Some of America's largest food producers have successfully petitioned Congress to propose a change to the Freedom of Information Act that would shield their lobbying activities from the scrutiny of the public, the Guardian has learned.

Hulu to add live TV offering to compete with Netflix and cable providers

Hulu to add live TV offering to compete with Netflix and cable providers
theguardian.com — Hulu, the internet video streaming service, is planning to take on the traditional cable and broadcast networks with a live TV offering. The service will expand beyond Hulu's broadcasts of recent reruns of broadcast and cable shows and make it a direct competitor of traditional pay-TV providers and new digital entrants including Netflix.

TV networks battle new media threat as Facebook looms over ad war

TV networks battle new media threat as Facebook looms over ad war
theguardian.com — Television executives have cause to be scared: though they've survived at least eight years of predicted doom, billions in ad money has disappeared, ratings have dwindled and new power players have emerged from unexpected corners. While the old guard has struggled on, Facebook and Google have risen.

Facebook's net income triples in first quarter of 2016

Facebook's net income triples in first quarter of 2016
theguardian.com — Facebook's net income nearly tripled year-over-year, according to first-quarter results filed on Wednesday, sending the company's stock soaring more than 8% in after-hours trading, and bucking the trend of disappointing results in the tech sector. The company's net income was $1.51bn for the first three months of the year, up from $512m in the same period last year.

Apple CEO vows after company loses $50bn in value: 'This too shall pass'

Apple CEO vows after company loses $50bn in value: 'This too shall pass'
theguardian.com — Apple's shares opened down 7% at the start of trading on Wednesday following the company's first revenue decline in over a decade and gained back only a little as the day went on. The shares opened at $95.98 and made small gains throughout the morning; the hit initially knocked nearly $50bn off Apple's market capitalization.
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