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Restaurant group negotiating to buy out Mario Batali amid his sexual harassment probe

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

Chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York in April 2017. The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at celebrity chef Batali. The NYPD confirmed the probe following a '60 Minutes' broadcast Sunday in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005. Batali issued a statement denying he assaulted the woman. | PHOTO BY BRENT N. CLARKE / INVISION / VIA AP

The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been “actively negotiating” to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations.The B&B Hospitality ...

Uncertain if Autopilot was engaged in man’s fatal Tesla crash into San Francisco-area pond

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

This photo provided by NBC Bay Area-KNTV shows a Tesla car after it was pulled from a pond near the city of San Ramon, California, on Monday. Authorities in the San Francisco Bay area are investigating the death of a man after the Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and into a pond. | BOB RENDELL / NBC BAY AREA / KNTV / VIA AP

A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities ...

Vulnerable workers seen in cross hairs as split Supreme Court sides with businesses against joint labor actions

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington in April. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. | AP

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a ...

Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

An unidentified man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi last November. Microsoft says it's committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there. That means no matter where you live, you'll be able to see what Microsoft collects about you and correct or delete that information if necessary. | AP

Microsoft says it’s committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there.That means no matter ...

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 ...

Trump-linked fundraising pair seen playing all sides for fortune in contracts

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2018

Elliott Broidy poses at a gala banquet in New York in 2008. Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, worked throughout 2017 with a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to run a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. | DAVID KARP / RAOUL WALLENBERG COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES / VIA AP

In a pursuit of money and influence that began at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, two American businessmen sought to leverage connections that stretched from Persian ...

Eels break records in Maine, fetching over $20 million amid Asia demand

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Baby eels swim in a plastic bag after being caught near Brewer, Maine, last spring. America's only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value in spring 2018, as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights. | AP

America’s only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to ...

Steve Mnuchin says China tariffs, trade war put on hold after talks yield results

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is seen as he and a U.S. delegation for trade talks with China arrive at a hotel in Beijing May 3. | REUTERS

The world’s two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s ...

German companies worry Trump moving toward ‘America Alone’

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of ...

Orbital freighter set to carry cement, extreme cold experiments, and food, to ISS

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment on how cement forms in microgravity are poised to launch Monday to the International Space ...

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