PE HUB Second Opinion

Rex Tillerson is out as Trump’s Secretary of State. CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace him.

Meanwhile, Trump’s personal assistant John McEntee was fired and escorted from the White House after being denied a security clearance over financial problems in his background.

China conditionally approves Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.

Snoop Dogg’s venture firm just closed its debut fund with $45 million.

The Music Fund wants to use artificial intelligence to generate more royalties for musicians.

Apple is holding its annual Software Developer Conference June 4 to 8.

Lego’s sales drop for the first time in 13 years.

Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, a shortcut for wholesalers to sell inventory.
Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 22, 2017. Reuters/Yuri Gripas