Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: AMZN, AAPL, WBA, GM, BKS & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Amazon, Apple – Chinese equipment manufacturer Super Micro may have allowed microchips used for spying into data center equipment run in the U.S. by Amazon Web Services, Apple, and others, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report. Apple, AWS and Super Micro dispute the report. Walgreens Boots…

Juul asks regulators to stop 18 companies from selling lookalike e-cigarettes

Juul wants regulators to order 18 companies to stop selling e-cigarettes that Juul claims infringe on its patents. The San Francisco-based company filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging these companies "blatantly emulated the distinctive design" of Juul's system. In its request, Juul wants the agency to prevent these products from…

Chinese spy chips are said to be found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon;...

Data center equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been subject to surveillance from the Chinese government via a tiny microchip inserted during the equipment manufacturing process, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report on Thursday. The claims in the report have been strongly disputed by the technology giants. The chips, which Bloomberg…

White House receives FBI report on Kavanaugh, spokesman says

Andrew Harnik| AFP | Getty Images US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on September 27, 2018. The White House has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation's report on sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,…

US government, focused on espionage risks, warns companies about managed service providers

Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images Jeanette Manfra, the assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the National Protection and Programs Directorate. A U.S. government warning released Wednesday, urging companies to protect against cyber threats from their managed service providers, is another in a long series of ramped-up concerns over espionage from…

Britain could be seeking ‘an all-UK customs union with the EU’ – and Ireland...

PAUL FAITH | AFP | Getty Images Traffic passes a Brexit Border poster on the Dublin road Co Armagh border, between Newry in Northern Ireland and Dundalk in the Irish Republic, on December 1, 2017, The European Union will not accept Britain's Brexit offer if Ireland is not satisfied with proposals for future border arrangements,…

China respects others’ trade secrets — unless it wants something, experts say

Experts are also quick to stress, however, that the legal environment surrounding IP in China is by no means one-sided and has made important strides in the 40 years since the country initiated its economic transformation. In the process, it has introduced numerous western legal concepts in relation to the economy and business, including in…

Jeff Bezos shares his advice for dealing with criticism

To deal with those conflicting views, Bezos said it's important to develop a framework. For him, that means listening to criticism, asking if it's right — or at least partially right — and then changing as needed. "You listen, you ask are they right, or even if they're not completely right is there some piece…

India’s sluggish housing market may deteriorate further if the central bank hikes rates

Shishir Baijal, chairman and managing director of Knight Frank India, also said that higher interest rates would not help to create the environment needed to improve demand in the housing market, which constitutes the majority of the country's real estate sector. "It won't be the fillip which is required for the housing sector to pick…

Senate Republicans set key vote on Kavanaugh nomination for Friday

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday set up a procedural vote for as early as Friday on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. McConnell, a Republican, filed a petition for a so-called cloture vote, which if successful would limit debate on the Kavanaugh nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour…

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