Here’s what we’re watching as the U.S. business day gets under way:
Google exposed user data. The company revealed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, fearing regulatory scrutiny and reputational damage.
RIP Google+, we hardly knew ye. The company's decision to shut down the platform confirmed the limited success of the oft-derided Facebook challenger.
It may be time to Google "political savvy." For all the brilliance housed at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters, political astuteness seems in awfully short supply.
Hurricane Michael is gathering strength. A state of emergency has been extended to 35 Florida counties. Expected to strike by Wednesday, the storm could be the most destructive to hit the Panhandle in decades, said the governor.
Hedge funds are retreating as markets advance. Three have closed in less than a week as investors question a once-highflying industry plagued by weak returns. Hedge funds often charge a 2% management fee and a 20% cut of performance gains.
In these districts, school's out on Fridays. More schools across the country are shifting to a four-day week to cut costs and attract teachers, implementing a schedule once primarily used by rural districts but now moving into suburban and urban areas.
President Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh for his "pain." With the new justice taking the bench today, the Nixon-era dream of a conservative-dominated Supreme Court is fulfilled.
The economy is roaring, but you can't tell from campaign ads. According to advertising data analyzed by the Journal, health care reigns supreme for Democratic campaigns, while Republicans tout the tax legislation President Trump signed into law late last year.
As Pakistan starts talks, emerging markets look to contain damage. Pakistan’s decision to start bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund is the latest in a series of threats to hit emerging markets challenged by weakening currencies and rising U.S. interest rates.
The second spy-poisoning suspect is identified as a Russian military doctor. A London-based investigative journalism group says that Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a doctor employed by the GRU