Google offered $200 to $300M to Impossible Foods for plant-based cheeseburgers

Google offered $200 to $300 million to acquire Impossible Foods, a startup business, developing plant-based meat and dairy products. The company that wanted to beat the meat industry didn't agree on the price.

Europe

All eyes on talks over bailout plan for Greece

The delayed talks over a third 85 billion euro bailout plan is set to take place on Tuesday. Syriza government led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will hold negotiations with European troika, the tripartite committee led by the European Commission (Eurogroup), European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Europe invests $384M in search for alien life on Jupiter's moons

With recent milestones in space exploration, including this month's flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft of Pluto, one may wonder whether man has reached the end of planetary exploration.

Major oil companies layoff more employees due to U.S. crude oil price drop

As the price of crude oil continues to slip down, the oil companies are cutting jobs to survive the business. In the first quarter of this year, blue collar jobs were deterred, this point, engineers and scientists will be affected.

Disruptive Legislation: France re-examines taxi law amid Uber's rise

France is rethinking its taxi laws with the rising demand for Uber and other online ride-hailing services. France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron says key players are meeting next month to re-examine the industry's economic model.

Running out of steam: Energy sector is underperformer among all 10 sectors in S&P 500

Energy sector was the prime culprit among other stocks including materials and biotech, that pulled S&P 500 and Dow Jones lower recently. S&P 500 fell 2.2% and Dow eased 2.9% during the week ended 24 July. S&P 500 suffered biggest weekly decline since March.

Mitsubishi Motors plans Japan, SE Asia, Russia output focus after U.S. pullout

The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) said Japan, SouthEast Asia and Russia will become the automaker's principal production hubs after it calls time on making cars in the United States later this year because of dwindling output there.

China slides again, Europe follows

Concerns over China dominated financial markets on Monday, with the biggest fall in Shanghai shares in eight years driving stock markets and prices of major commodities lower across the board.

Teva to buy Allergan generic drug business for $40.5 billion, drops Mylan bid

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a cash and stock deal that will turn the Israeli company into one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms.

U.S. investigates 6 banks connected to the FIFA financial fiasco

U.S. authorities dig deeper into the alleged FIFA financial fiasco, contacting more than half a dozen banks associated to the football corruption scandal.

New Moto X launch this week; leaked photos reveal possible features and hardware

While the company has yet to release an official statement or at least a preview, multiple sources have begun sharing photos of what is believed to be the new Moto X, which features a screen of either 5.2- or 5.5-inch size and more advanced hardware.

Gogoro, the first smartscooter will start shipping its 400 pre-ordered units in Taipei

The company Gogoro will start shipping preordered Gogoro Smart Scooter in Taipei. The Taiwanese company started to accept orders on June 27 adding up Gogoro Plus, Gogoro's newest series in silver, blue, orange and yellow. The basic model costs $4000 while Gogoro Plus costs $4300.

BMW's i3 technology to support Apple's iCar?

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO was spotted visiting the BMW's production area in Leipzig, Germany. There are rumors that Apple is planning to develop its own car based on BMW's i3 technology given that Apple is working out on Project Titan.

Foreign insurers taking cautious look at Iran after nuclear deal

Western and Middle East insurance specialists see Iran as an appealing $8 billion (£5 billion) market in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, though uncertainty over when sanctions on Tehran will be lifted means they are treating the country with caution.

Deutsche Boerse buys forex trading platform 360T for $796 million

Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) is buying German-based foreign exchange trading platform 360T for 725 million euros ($796 million), the Frankfurt-based stock market operator said on Sunday.

Teva nears deal for Allergan's generic drugs unit: source

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA) is in advanced talks to buy Allergan Plc's (AGN.N) generic drug business following a thus far unsuccessful effort to acquire peer Mylan NV (MYL.O), according to a person familiar with the matter.

Nvidia Shield Portable Console gets Android Lollipop 5.1 update

Nvidia has announced that a major update is now available for their Android-based Shield Portable Handheld Console. This new update follows last February's release, which featured system stability fixes and improvements to how the console's system runs and handles emulators.

US Senate expands Department of Homeland Security powers after data breach

Senators from both the Republican and Democrat sides of the US Senate have come together to enact legislation that will enhance the powers of the US Department of Homeland Security in order to protect government Internet addresses.

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