Data Sheet—Why the China Trade Talks Keep Hammering Tech Stocks

We were just wrapping a dinner panel in San Francisco to promote the upcoming Fortune Global Sustainability Forum in China’s Yunnan province this fall when news emerged that another round of U.S. tariffs against its trade adversary would shortly take effect. That trade talks were faltering, the ones for which the Artist of the Deal […]

Playing Politics: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Political Play: Why President Trump and Competing Democrats Should Try Wooing Gamers

It turns out that video game players are not only intensely serious about their gaming, but also about their politics. In a study released Thursday, the video game industry lobbying group Entertainment Software Association (ESA) reports that 65% of American adults–or about 164 million people–consider themselves gamers. Out of that group, 59%–or nearly 97 million–told […]

Data Sheet–Trump Could Throw Tech Under the Bus to Get a Trade Deal with China

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer were in Beijing today for the latest in their seemingly endless round of trade negotiations with Chinese vice […]

Critically Ill Prisoner Had Sentence Reduced Under Trump’s ‘Compassionate Release’ Program

A man from Houston, Texas became among the first federal prisoners to benefit from the “compassionate release” program expanded under President Donald Trump’s 2018 First Step Act this week when he was let go to receive medical treatment. Richard Evans, 74, was just under two years into a five-year sentence for conspiracy, fraud, and distributing […]

Senate Passes Resolution Opposing Trump’s National Emergency

The Senate voted 59-41 in opposition of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration for a wall on the southern U.S. border Thursday, with 12 Republicans crossing the aisle to pass the measure. Trump has vowed to veto the resolution, ensuring he gets the funds he needs to fulfill a long-held campaign promise. Still, the vote […]

President Trump Calls Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’ at His First American Workforce Policy Advisory Meeting

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat next to President Donald Trump during an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday. The president even said the Apple CEO had “become a friend of mine.” But when the time came to call his friend by his name, Trump massively fumbled the Apple CEO’s name. “People like Tim, […]