PE HUB First Read

Chris Lattner, the inventor of Apple’s relatively new programming language called Swift, is leaving Apple.

John MacFarlane has resigned as chief executive of Sonos.

President Obama bid farewell in an emotional speech last night.

George Lucas has settled on Los Angeles for the home of his $1 billion storytelling museum.

The bumblebee is the first bee in the continental U.S. to be listed as endangered.

Dylann Roof is sentenced to death in the Charleston church massacre.

Brookdale Senior Living is reportedly in talks with Blackstone to sell all or a part of the company.

Wal-Mart is rolling back its workforce as hundreds of layoffs loom by month’s end.

FBI Director James Comey said that Russian hackers also hacked Republican data but chose to disclose far less of the material compared to the Democrats.

HarperCollins pulls Trump pick Monica Crowley’s book amid plagiarism revelations.


Photo: A customer leaves a Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas June 4, 2009.  Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi