Latest News

Open Source

Austin’s Main Street Hub being sold to GoDaddy for $125 million

GoDaddy is acquiring Main Street Hub, an Austin-based online marketing firm, in a $125 million cash deal. As part of the deal, Main Street Hub could also earn up to $50 million in potential future earnouts. Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub manages...

Read More

Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.

The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month.Senators voted 84-13 to confirm Powell to lead the nation's central bank, a post that is considered...

Read More

Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers

A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests...

Read More

United's 4Q profit rises 46 percent, beats Street forecasts

Fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines jumped 46 percent and the carrier signaled that average fares would inch higher early this year, but its shares fell in extended trading Tuesday after executives spelled out aggressive growth plans.Like its...

Read More

Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars.In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta...

Read More

Trump pick who failed to win Senate support is leaving EPA

President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety is departing the Environmental Protection Agency a month after withdrawing his nomination in the face of concerns over his ties to the chemical industry.Michael L. Dourson has been a senior...

Read More

Ratings for NFL conference championships down 8 percent

More than 40 million people watched the NFL's two preliminaries for the Super Bowl on Sunday, a drop of more than 8 percent compared to last year's conference championship games.The Nielsen company said an average of 43.2 million people watched the...

Read More

Walter Robb was Whole Foods' co-CEO. He thinks the Amazon deal was right.

Walter Robb says it’s clear Amazon was the best option for Whole Foods Market’s future.  The former Whole Foods co-CEO, now an investor in other food companies, said leaders at the grocer made the best possible decision in selling the company to...

Read More

Court tosses out $210M deal over Hyundai, Kia gas mileage

A federal appeals court has tossed out a roughly $210 million deal to compensate owners and leaseholders of Hyundai and Kia models with overstated gas mileage figures.In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that...

Read More

Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod. Pre-orders for the HomePod will begin Friday in the U.S, U.K. and...

Read More