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What to watch for today
Hillary Clinton holds a big lead in California. The results are not finalized, but she was leading by a wide margin there. She also won in New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota, meaning there’s no hope for a last-minute comeback by her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton will be the US’s first female major-party presidential nominee.
Alphabet meets with investors. The Google parent company may have to face questions about the fate of its Nest smart-device unit, after founder Tony Fadell abruptly resigned last week. The live-streamed meeting includes a vote on a shareholder proposal to address the gender pay gap.
More US employment data. The Labor Department will release April data on job openings and labor turnover. Job openings are likely to have decreased (pdf) by 85,000 to about 5.67 million.
While you were sleeping
Last-minute registration for the EU referendum caused pandemonium. Politicians called for voter registration for the June 23 referendum on EU membership to be reopened after the website crashed before Tuesday night’s deadline. Brits in Germany panicked as the German postal service rejected the pre-paid voting registration envelopes due to their unfamiliar format.
A Chinese fighter jet made another unsafe intercept of a US plane. The US reconnaissance plane was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea, said Pentagon officials. A similar incident occurred last month over the South China Sea.
The alleged leader of a refugee-smuggling ring was extradited to Italy. Mered Medhanie, an Eritrean known as The General, was flown to Rome from Sudan on Tuesday to face prosecution. Authorities believe he organized the boat that sank killing 359 migrants near the Italian island of Lampedusa in October 2013.
A hoax bomb threat forced an EgyptAir plane to make an emergency landing. The flight—containing 118 passengers—landed in Uzbekistan but no explosives were found. The airline has had a number of false bomb threats since flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea a few weeks ago.
Amazon more than doubled its investment in India. CEO Jeff Bezos said it would invest an additional $3 billion in India’s startups and digital development taking its total investment to over $5 billion. The e-commerce giant will also a set up its biggest software engineering and development center outside of the US in India.
Quartz obsession interlude
Oliver Staley on the dominance of Walmart. “Walmart isn’t a unicorn, and it’s no longer sexy. But it is massive. With $482 billion in revenue, it sells more than Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft put together. It’s bigger than the No. 2 company, Exxon Mobil, and No. 3, Apple, combined. Its sales are greater than the GDP of Poland.” Read more here.
Matters of debate
US voters are delusional about Mexico. Their neighbor is not a threat (paywall).
Investment banks are offering swanky perks like “weekends.” But it won’t be enough to help them retain antsy millennials.
Muhammad Ali was a radical Muslim. He was committed to the power of peaceful dissent.
Siri helped save the life of a baby. The girl’s mother used Apple’s hands-free voice assistant to call an ambulance after she stopped breathing.
A monkey caused a nationwide blackout. It fell onto a transformer in a hydroelectric power station in Kenya.
Being married could help you survive a heart attack. Married people are 14% less likely to die from a heart attack than single folks.
Sharks possess distinct personalities. They range from shy and cautious to bold and adventurous.
German trains don’t run on time anymore. The country’s reputation for punctuality has been marred by massive construction projects.
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