At Facebook’s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new system that ranks and prioritizes news organizations based on trustworthiness, as well as a “Clear History” function to keep Facebook from tracking users around the internet.
One of America’s richest men is now its no. 2 real estate broker. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought HomeServices of America, Inc. in 2000; the company has since grown through acquisitions, including Long & Foster Cos. last year, to dominate its business sector.
In the 10th edition of their annual letter, Melinda and Bill Gates took on President Trump’s “America First worldview,” with Melinda writing: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.”
Lance Armstrong reached a settlement of $5 million to settle claims that he defrauded the federal government, avoiding a potentially far costlier trial. The Tour de France cyclist used performance-enhancing drugs while sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service team.
Diana, Princess of Wales, refused to wear Chanel's logo after her divorce from Prince Charles because the CC initials reminded her of Charles and Camilla, Australian designer Jayson Brundson told Harper’s Bazaar. "For photo optics, people would have honed in on that,” he said.
Michael Bloomberg will write a $4.5 million check to cover the 2018 U.S. financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement after President Trump pulled out last year. The former NYC mayor and billionaire said he hopes Trump will have changed his mind by next year.