Saudi Arabia paid the US $100 million on the same day Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to discuss Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Leah Millis/Pool via AP The US received a payment of $ 100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. US officials denied that the payment had anything to do with Pompeo’s visit or […]

Bought and paid for

IT HAPPENS often enough that it scarcely elicits comment. After an election, some politicians leave government—only to reappear on the payrolls or boards of large companies. Such firms argue that they need to understand the political process and to engage in lobbying so they can extract themselves from a tangle of red tape. Tech giants, […]

Osaka to sign mega-money Adidas deal that could rival Serena in highest paid stakes – reports

US Open champion, and Serena Williams conqueror, Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest-ever deal for a female athlete with sports giant Adidas, that could see her rival Williams as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman. Fresh from pocketing a $ 3.8 million check from winning the US Open on Saturday, Osaka is now set […]

Harvey Weinstein's accuser had sex with 17-year-old, paid him $380k hush money – report

Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign that brought down producer Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault, herself reportedly assaulted an underage actor, and paid him to stay silent. Court documents reportedly seen by the New York Times outline allegations by Jimmy Bennet, actor and rock musician, who says […]

This British truck driver shared what he thinks is wrong with trucking in America — and it all comes down to how they’re paid

Jack Taylor/Getty Images Mick Flynn is a truck driver and photographer from England. He has spent the last decade trucking in Canada and the United States, as well as working in England. He shared his thoughts with Business Insider on what could be fixed about North American trucking. Namely, truckers are over-worked because they’re paid […]

Lance Armstrong told an incredible story of how he paid all the tabs at a crowded bar after they chanted ‘f— you’ at him

Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Lance Armstrong sat down for a lengthy interview with Freakonomics Radio. Armstrong admits that he was not contrite during his infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey but that a recent private conversation “rocked [him] to the core.” He also told a great story about how he is no longer combative and even paid […]

Scott Pruitt had staffers book hotels on their personal credit cards and then never paid them back

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reportedly asked his assistants to pay for his hotel reservations on their personal credit cards, and then refused to pay them back.  In one case, Pruitt failed to reimburse his 26-year-old former scheduling director for a $ 600 hotel reservation she made for Pruitt’s family vacation.  Pruitt […]