Supreme Court backs employers in class action arbitration cases – Axios

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that companies can force arbitration agreements on employees to keep them from filing...

Steve Mnuchin wants Justice Department to scrutinize Big Tech – Axios

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Monday that the Justice Department should look at the increasing dominance of major tech companies.Why it matters: Though...

GE slims down, selling rail unit in $11 billion deal – Axios

General Electric has agreed to sell its railroad business to Wabtec for around $11.1 billion.Why it's a big deal: This signals that GE...

Tech giants make gains in this year’s Fortune 500 – Axios

Companies from all sectors — retail, tech, health care, telecommunications, and the auto industry — made an appearance near the top of this year's Fortune...

China is the greatest, growing threat to America – Axios

China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 all designed to displace the United States as the dominant global economic and national...

Microsoft buys Berkeley startup to boost its speech AI effort – Axios

Microsoft said on Sunday it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley, Calif,-based company working on speech chatbots capable of natural speech.Why it matters:...

“60 Minutes” takes aim at Google’s search “monopoly” – Axios

U.S. authorities have let Google build a monopoly in internet search that some critics believe is illegal, CBS News' "60 Minutes" reported Sunday...

The left turns up the heat to break up Facebook – Axios

A collection of progressive groups will launch a six figure digital ad offensive Monday telling the Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook’s...

Big Tech reckons with calls to be a better neighbor – Axios

A cold peace has settled in between Seattle and Amazon after the city enacted a tax to help get homeless people off the...

Big U.S. cities snub lower-paid professions – Axios

We know that major U.S. cities such as New York and Boston are pricing swaths of people out of the housing market. But...