Warren Buffett sipping a Cherry Coke. Reuters/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett declined an invitation to acquire Whole Foods in 2017, the high-end grocer's boss discloses in his new book, "Conscious Leadership."Whole Foods CEO and cofounder John Mackey and his team approached Buffett about a buyout, but the billionaire investor and head of Berkshire Hathaway said it wouldn't be a good fit.Buffett's ...

A former diplomat for the Chinese government was head of TikTok's global content moderation team for two years, the Financial Times reported. Cai Zheng was a diplomat at the Chinese embassy in Iran prior to taking up the post at TikTok. The company has long maintained that Beijing influences its content moderation policy. The FT reported that Cai is not ...

A Walter Reed doctor accused President Donald Trump of putting the lives of his Secret Service agents at risk for the "political theater" of a trip outside the hospital. Dr. James P. Phillips described the event as "insanity" that endangered the lives of Secret Service agents. Trump was filmed waving at supporters from a car he was sharing with security ...

Here are the top finance stories of the day for October 5 - Business Insider Business Insider logoThe words "Business Insider". 2020-10-05T10:49:21Z Wikipedia Welcome back. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.We are also looking for nominations for our first-ever Rising Stars ...

Emil Michael An ex-Uber executive has joined the special-purpose acquisition company craze and one of its special advisors includes former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, an SEC filing on Friday showed.DPCM Capital, owned by Uber's former head of business Emil Michael, seeks to raise $250 million in an initial public offering to acquire a company in the technology sector.Other special advisors ...

Getty Global stocks rose on Monday on positive expectations of US president Donald Trump's health.The president tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and was admitted to a military hospital hours later. A number of conflicting reports emerged this weekend about his health, but White House medical staff suggested Trump may be released as soon as Monday.US futures rose in the ...

President Donald Trump had already tested positive for the coronavirus when he was interviewed by Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to the outlet, Trump had taken two tests: a rapid one that quickly came back positive and a second one that took more time. Trump apparently spoke with Hannity after the first result ...

Joe Biden again tests negative for COVID-19 - Business Insider Business Insider logoThe words "Business Insider". 2020-10-04T23:56:48Z Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden does not have COVID-19, the Democratic nominee's campaign said on Sunday. Biden "underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected," the campaign said. PCR tests, usually conducted by nasal or throat swab, ...

Business Insider's top advertising and media stories for October 5 - Business Insider Business Insider logoThe words "Business Insider". 2020-10-04T23:38:50Z Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 5. Lucia Moses here, filling in for Lauren Johnson. Today's news: Tech chiefs to testify, why Pepsi isn't following Coke into hard seltzer, and Triller user numbers disputed.First: remember to subscribe ...

London fintech startup Currensea has announced the launch of its open banking debit card for small- and medium-sized businesses. The startup allows businesses and individuals to get real-time foreign exchange rates and pay from their main account using an open banking API. "After a holiday in 2017 we were hit by annoying bank fees and we said 'We want to ...

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