Trump ex-adviser says he never heard of campaign contacts with Russians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Michael Caputo, who was an adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said he told a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Friday that he never heard of anyone in the campaign talking with Russians.

Starbucks Goes Big Into Cold Brew Coffee On Tap; Could It Fizzle Like Fizzio?

Starbucks is amping up availability of cold brew coffee on tap. But, it has a mixed record with drinks that require special equipment. Remember the Fizzio?

Cuba’s Castro rebuts Trump at national assembly

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s partial rollback of the U.S.-Cuban detente, saying it ignored broad public support for better relations and would satisfy only a few Cuban-American hard-liners.

AstraZeneca says CEO Pascal Soriot will host earnings call

LONDON (Reuters) – Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca said on Friday its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, would host a results call with reporters on July 27, after refusing to comment on speculation this week that he was leaving the firm.

Most House Democrats Just Voted For A Defense Budget Far Bigger Than Trump’s

The House voted a never-before reached budget amount for discretionary defense spending. Almost all Republicans were in favor — as well as a comfortable majority of Democrats.

U.S. judge postpones decision in bid to block Toshiba memory unit sale

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital Corp’s bid to temporarily block Toshiba Corp from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal.