PE HUB First Read

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple Watch sales growth “is off the charts.”

American Apparel warns 3,500 workers in Southern California that they may lose their jobs in January.

Consolidated Communications will buy broadband service provider FairPoint in a deal valued at $1.5 billion.

Bizarre “Pizza Gate” conspiracy theory causes man to bring gun into a Washington DC bar named in the rumors.

A mistrial is declared in the trial of a South Carolina police offer whose killing of an unarmed black man was caught on videotape.

New York is seeking up to $35 million from the federal government for protecting Trump Tower. Mayor de Blasio plans on sending a letter to President Obama asking the government to pick up the tab.

A former Expedia IT professional admitted to illegally trading on secrets he discovered by hacking his own company’s senior executives. The hacking scored him $331,000, according to prosecutors.

President-elect Trump and his daughter Ivanka meet with former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore to reportedly discuss climate change.

 

Photo of Trump Tower. Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz