Financial news on July 22, 2019

Business and Financial news
b'AutoNation Names Cheryl Miller as C.E.O., Its Second New Boss This Year'

b'Ms. Miller replaced Carl Liebert, who joined in March but left to pursue other interests, AutoNation said in a statement.' Read more..

b'By Neal E. Boudette' - b'The New York Times'

b'Bird Is Said to Raise New Funding at $2.5 Billion Valuation'

b'The new valuation is only slightly above the $2.3 billion that Bird was pegged at last year.' Read more..

b'By Erin Griffith' - b'The New York Times'

b'Equifax to Pay at Least $650 Million in Largest-Ever Data Breach Settlement'

b'The agreement, which received preliminary approval Monday, would end an array of lawsuits and investigations stemming from the exposure of the sensitive information of more than 147 million people.' Read more..

b'By Stacy Cowley' - b'The New York Times'

b'Jeffrey Epstein\xe2\x80\x99s Deep Ties to Top Wall Street Figures'

b'Mr. Epstein, who has been charged with sex trafficking, did business with a prominent banker, a top private-equity executive and a hedge-fund billionaire.' Read more..

b'By Kate Kelly, Matthew Goldstein, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and James B. Stewart' - b'The New York Times'

b'The Airport Lounge Is Much Improved, if You Can Squeeze In'

b'Lounges used to be a quiet place to get some work done. Now they\xe2\x80\x99re offering better food and more services, and might just be victims of their own success.' Read more..

b'By Julie Weed' - b'The New York Times'

b'The Pound Is a Brexit Barometer. It\xe2\x80\x99s Not Looking Great Right Now.'

b'Britain\xe2\x80\x99s currency has slumped as uncertainty grows over how and when the U.K. will leave the European Union.' Read more..

b'By Amie Tsang' - b'The New York Times'

b'What the Equifax Data-Breach Settlement Means for You'

b'Equifax said it had exposed the data of almost 150 million people in 2017. Now it will pay at least $650 million to settle claims relating to the data breach.' Read more..

b'By David Yaffe-Bellany' - b'The New York Times'

b'With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain'

b'OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible.' Read more..

b'By Cade Metz' - b'The New York Times'

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