Exclusive: ‘Where can I buy?’ – Google makes push to turn product searches into cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

Explosion in Austin wounds two men, FBI on scene

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – An explosion in Austin on Sunday wounded two men, thought to be in their 20s, authorities said, as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents rushed to the scene in the Texas capital, where earlier this month three parcel bombs killed two people.

Alibaba to invest additional $2 billion in Lazada, replaces CEO

BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an additional $2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group as part of the Chinese firm’s push into new markets.

China elects key economic team, Xi confidante Liu He named a vice premier

BEIJING (Reuters) – Liu He, a key economic adviser to China’s President Xi Jinping, was elected by parliament to be a vice premier, while vice central bank governor Yi Gang was chosen to take over the helm at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).

Train Boondoggles Not Just For California, Nashville Set To Vote On Tax Hike-Fueled Light-Rail

Nashville voters head to the polls on May 1st to decide the fate of a $9 billion transit referendum, the largest in city history, that would impose billions of dollars in higher taxes. The referendum would raise business and sales tax rates, in addition to hiking hotel and rental car excise taxes.