Democrats are sounding every alarm now that Trump has forced Jeff Sessions to resign

Reuters/Joshua Roberts Democrats are sounding the alarm in the wake of President Trump’s booted Jeff Sessions as Attorney General on Wednesday.  Top Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, have raised fears that firing Sessions could hint that Trump […]

America’s biggest companies are sounding the alarm on a crisis plaguing the trucking industry

Scott Olson/Getty Truck drivers are increasingly scarce. On quarterly earnings calls, several executives have described the pinch of rising costs, and how their businesses are being impacted.  Even Amazon cannot escape the woes plaguing the trucking industry.  The retail juggernaut, loved for Amazon Prime, its free two-day shipping product, announced last week that it would […]

A pair of the best sounding Alexa-enabled speakers we’ve tried is $50 cheaper now

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.    Sonos With Apple’s HomePod officially up for sale, the smart speaker arena is really heating up. Sonos, which made its name making connected speakers, took notice and released […]

How to Make Your Words Powerful Without Sounding Aggressive

The way we use language can help convey context, feelings and emotions. Whether we’re writing or speaking, the words we use have certain ways to put across the ideas and opinions we want to communicate and there are two very distinct types: hard and soft words. Hard words are short words with fewer letters that […]

Tourbillon Capital, a $3.4 billion hedge fund that’s been sounding the alarm about ‘frothy speculation,’ is suffering big losses

Russell Boyce/Reuters Tourbillon Capital is a $ 3.4 billion New York hedge fund led by Jason Karp. Karp has been warning of “frothy speculation,” in the markets and has been preaching patience. The firm’s flagship fund is down more than 10% for the year to November 17. Tourbillon Capital, a $ 3.4 billion hedge fund firm led […]

‘Is it a time-bomb?’: Paul Singer’s Elliott Management is sounding the alarm on the global economy

REUTERS/Steve Marcus Billionaire hedge-fund manager and GOP donor Paul Singer sent a letter to clients stressing the need for economic growth. He also laid out why the US needs tax reform. Republican lawmakers are planning a vast overhaul of the US tax system. Singer was among the leading Republican critics of Trump during his campaign, […]

Sonos One review: A better sounding Echo, with some holes left to fill

Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Sonos is finally girding itself for the smart speaker wars. With Amazon’s Echo line of speakers proving a surprise hit and the usage of digital assistants growing generally, wireless speaker pioneer Sonos has launched its first voice-enabled speaker, the Sonos One. This $ 199 device taps in to the same Alexa assistant that Amazon […]

One of Trump’s best sounding proposals to control drug pricing is a total dud

Screenshot/YouTube Last month we got a glimpse at what’s inside the Trump administration’s draft executive order to control drug pricing, and overall it was a pretty big win for drug companies. They would be in line to get more power to charge monopoly prices overseas and be allowed to give even fewer discounts to hospitals with […]

Florida’s expanded ‘Stand Your Ground’ law has prosecutors sounding the alarm

Screenshot/ABC Action News When the National Rifle Association conceived the law known as “stand your ground,” the intention was to protect those who shoot others in self-defense from prosecution. The hugely consequential law, which has transformed how self-defense shooting cases are treated in two dozen states, came in response to a single incident in which […]

Listen to the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Laguna Seca, Sounding ’Murican as Hell [Video]

– Hey, remember that Chevrolet Corvette that’s on its way for 2018, the one that’s mightier than the Z06, the one you’ve only seen in prototype form? (The one that’s not mid-engined!) Thanks to a couple of eagle-eyed members of the Corvette Forum blog, you can now see the Corvette ZR1 on the move—and quickly—at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. More […]