Trump says he forgives $50M campaign loan

Donald Trump says he has forgiven more than $50 million in loans he made to his Republican primary campaign for president. “Mr. Trump has fully extinguished this loan per his commitment,” the Trump campaign said Thursday in a statement to reporters. “Therefore, he has personally invested in excess of $50 million dollars in the future of our country.” Forgiving the […]


These countries could be next now that Britain has left the EU

There was no lack of doomsday rhetoric before Britain’s referendum on EU membership. European Council President Donald Tusk warned that Britain leaving the European Union could seriously threaten “Western political civilisation.” Now, those fears have been stunningly amplified by the decision of British voters to break away. Predictions that the EU could break apart might be a bit far-fetched, but […]


Sony could pay millions to PS3 owners after six-year legal dispute

Sony Computer Entertainment America has agreed to a settlement that could see them compensating upward of 10 million PlayStation 3 owners for the removal of Linux support from the console. A court document obtained by Ars Technica includes the terms of the potential deal, which comes after more than half a decade in court. A federal judge has yet to approve […]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts after giving an address on national security Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Current and former business leaders endorse Clinton, call Trump unqualified

A group of current and former American business leaders released a collective endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Thursday, as the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate seeks to undermine the appeal that opponent Donald Trump’s business background holds for some voters. The list includes some longtime Clinton supporters, such as investor Warren Buffett and cloud computing company Salesforce founder Marc Benioff. Others […]


Hillary Clinton’s Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.

It has been a year dominated by populist rage, embodied in Bernie Sanders’s calls for a political revolution and Donald Trump’s angry assertions that the United States, and its workers, are losing badly in the global economy. In an economic policy speech on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton gave this message: I alone am the candidate who knows how to turn those […]


British referendum decides on future EU membership

Voters in Britain are deciding Thursday whether the country should remain in the European Union — a historic referendum that threatens to undermine the experiment in continental unity that began in the aftermath of World War II. More than 46 million people are registered to vote in the referendum, which asks: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the […]


Dropbox adds new sharing features and a nifty document scanner

Dropbox announced a handful of new features today, including a new scanner for its iOS app that can identify and remember printed text. Now, Dropbox’s mobile app will let you snap a photo of any document containing text, and the software will automatically convert it into a file in your account. Using optical character recognition, the company says you can […]


Trump’s Immigration Policies May Cause Trouble Among Independents

Despite intense support among his followers for his proposals for a Mexican border wall and a ban on Muslim immigration, Donald J. Trump will face trouble with independent voters on immigration in the November election, according to a survey published on Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution, nonpartisan research organizations. In the poll, among Americans […]


Former National Security Adviser To Two GOP Presidents Endorses Hillary Clinton

Brent Scowcroft, who served as National Security Adviser to two Republican presidents, announced on Wednesday he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. “Secretary Clinton shares my belief that America must remain the world’s indispensable leader. She understands that our leadership and engagement beyond our borders makes the world, and therefore the United States more secure and prosperous,” Scowcroft, who served […]


Would a Trump Presidency Mean Economic Disaster?

If Donald Trump were elected president and implemented his stated policies, the United States would experience a lengthy recession, enormous job losses, much higher interest rates and diminished long-term growth prospects. At least, that is the conclusion of economists from Moody’s Analytics, a recent analysis highlighted by Hillary Clinton in a speech Tuesday. The Trump campaign has noted, accurately, that […]