10.17.19 Businesses want to use chat technology with you; Medical images leaked online; Happiest states in America

The U.S. has lagged behind in ‘conversational commerce’ enjoyed elsewhere in the world, where texting meets commerce for AI customer service. We spend most of our online time now throughout smartphones. Unlike other countries, the U.S. lacks centralized portals from which to … Read more…

Mulvaney brashly admits quid pro quo over Ukraine aid as key details emerge — and then denies doing so

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made a stunning admission Thursday by confirming that President Donald Trump froze nearly $ 400 million in US security aid to Ukraine in part to pressure that country into investigating Democrats. CNN.com … Read more…

Here’s How General Assembly Founder Is Disrupting The Higher Education System | Here’s How | Forbes

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Millennials are about to trigger a major ‘changeover point’ for the US economy, asset manager says

U.S. adults aged between 21 and 38 years old will prioritize "necessity spending" over the next decade, Bill Smead told CNBC on Monday. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Apple Announces Streaming Services; Jack Ma Steps Down as Alibaba Chairman | Forbes Flash

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‘Wonder Years’ star accused of trying to undermine billionaire Peter Thiel’s venture fund

A former child TV star who became a Harvard-trained lawyer has been accused of mounting a bizarre letter-writing campaign to topple a venture fund owned by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Crystal McKellar, who played Becky Slater on “The Wonder … Read more…

Underbanked cannabis industry fights to finance growth, leaving biz owners empty-handed

Though recreational use of marijuana is now legal in 33 states, most financial institutions, such as banks, will not work with the cannabis industry. This is leaving business owners scrambling for alternative financing solutions. Small Business BEST DEAL UPDATE: A … Read more…

Becoming The First African American Principal Of The New York Philharmonic | Here’s How | Forbes

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Everything You Missed From Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Issue: The Broadsheet

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! It’s been one year since Christine Blasey Ford testified, Rent the Runway deals with operational chaos, and here’s everything from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women issue—all in one place. Have a terrific Monday.  Fortune SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…