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the us state department is run like a business venture


if and when rex tillerson quits, he'll leave behind a gutted state department that has been run like a business.






working with mom: in business together


any business venture entails financial risk. but mothers and children working together also face potential strains to their relationships, and must find a way to maintain a work-life balance. when such a business works out, experts and business owners say, there can be strong mutual respect between parent and child.






two new venture capital funds in l.a.: one for gaming. one for business software


investing in start-ups trying to make video games has fallen out of favor in much of the venture capital community. they’re difficult-to-predict businesses, driven more by characters and animation than by novel technology and often have limited potential buyers if they don’t work out as well as...






tillerson calls for unity as he takes helm at state department


u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson called for understanding on his first day at the state department amid internal dissent over policies of president donald trump, which have also antagonized a range of allies. hundreds of state department officials greeted the former exxon mobil corp chairman wi...






colorado’s venture capital activity heats up, with help from china


colorado companies continued to see a very active venture-capital environment with the state having its best first-half period since 2001, according to the latest moneytree report from pwc and cb insights, out wednesday.






turkey’s ambassador summoned by state department over dc brawl


after a suspicious brawl that occurred outside of the turkish embassy in washington, dc, the state department is calling on turkish ambassador serdar kilic to answer questions. nbc news is reporting that he was “summoned to the state department and met with under secretary [of state thomas] sh...






to save the state department, rex tillerson may have to break it


in his first message to the pentagon, defense secretary james mattis stressed readiness to cooperate with the state department. but how will state respond?






tillerson surveys state department workers ahead of overhaul


washington (ap) — secretary of state rex tillerson sought to show monday that he is taking the views of his workforce seriously as he prepares a major state department overhaul involving significant job and budget cuts. in an email to state department employees, tillerson said he was “asking for your participation” in the discussion about […]






us state department tweets, then deletes congratulations for iran oscar win


the u.s. state department on monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an oscar win by a prominent iranian director who criticized president donald trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.” the state department’s official persian-language twitter account, @usadarfar...






senator's corruption trial reveals state department favors


for the first time in nearly four decades, a sitting u.s. senator is on trial for federal bribery, and he's dragging the state department into his legal quagmire. sen. bob menendez's trial for bribery is shining an uncomfortable light on the lawmaker's efforts to pressure state department, including...






colorado’s venture capital up during first quarter, new report says


venture capital investment rose in colorado and nationwide during the first quarter of this year, according to the second report in as many days that points to a robust vc environment in the state.






sexual harassment claims prompt venture capitalists to apologize, change policie


mark suster, among los angeles’ most well-known venture capitalists, says he never fathomed that fellow investors would cross a line and sexually harass entrepreneurs. but in the last week, suster says he’s found that “what i think didn’t need to be said, i guess, needs to be said.” venture capitalists,...






no sign north korea is ready for talks, state department says


the state department clarified earlier comments from secretary of state rex tillerson, but acknowledged "open channels" with the north koreans






about 900 state department officials sign dissent memo: source


roughly 900 u.s. state department officials signed an internal dissent memo critical of president donald trump’s travel ban for refugees and immigrants from six muslim-majority countries, a source familiar with the document said on tuesday. a senior state department official confirmed that the...






state department explains how it plans to cut $10 billion in 5 years


officials from the state department briefed house and senate staffers on friday






trump administration pulls down state department page promoting mar-a-lago


the trump administration has pulled down a state department web page that promoted president donald trump’s private mar-a-lago resort in florida after it was criticized by federal ethics experts. in place of the web page, the state department post reads: “the intention of the article was to in...






the lg x venture is a rugged smartphone exclusive to at&t


at&t will begin selling the new lg x venture starting on friday, may 26. the phone will be priced at $11 a month for 30 months.






state department faces 37 percent trump funding cut as senators resist


some conservatives have objected to the way the state department’s programs grew under president barack obama.






at least 16 americans affected by ‘incidents’ in cuba: state department


mysterious “incidents” caused physical symptoms in at least 16 americans linked to the u.s. embassy in cuba, the state department said on thursday, in what media reports have described as an “acoustic attack.” the state department earlier this month said americans serving at ...






state department reminds staff on ethics after posts on trump interests


the u.s. state department’s legal office has reminded employees not to promote private interests on social media after its online accounts publicized president donald trump’s private florida resort and his daughter ivanka trump’s new book. an article on a state department website i...






tillerson surveys state department workers ahead of overhaul


secretary of state rex tillerson sought to show monday that he is taking the views of his workforce seriously as he prepares a major state department overhaul involving significant job and budget cuts.






tillerson surveys state department workers ahead of overhaul


secretary of state rex tillerson sought to show monday that he was taking the views of his workforce seriously as he prepares a major state department overhaul involving significant job and budget cuts.






ex-energy department official pleads guilty to bribe taking


portland, ore. (ap) — the state justice department says a former oregon department of energy official has pleaded guilty to accepting over $291,000 in kickbacks in connection with the sale of state energy tax credits. the oregonian/oregonlive reports (https://goo.gl/sdxt7j ) that joe colello, who managed tax credit sales for the department, pleaded guilty tuesday to […]






silicon valley venture capitalist sam altman says he wants to recruit candidates


a wealthy young silicon valley venture capitalist hopes to recruit statewide and congressional candidates and launch an affordable-housing ballot measure in 2018 because he says california’s leaders are failing to address flaws in the state’s governance that are killing opportunities for future...






state department official: ‘tacky’ trump acted like a ‘drunk tourist’ during dis


president donald trump’s trip to europe has been widely panned by foreign policy experts — and it seems that even officials in trump’s own state department aren’t happy about it. speaking with the daily beast, one anonymous state department official said that trump behaved li...






mille lacs business owners say walleye strife is politics, not biology


there’s discord between the department of natural resources and chippewa bands from minnesota and wisconsin over how many walleyes to allocate for state and tribal anglers






us state department appoints fox news anchor as spokeswoman


former fox news anchor and correspondent heather nauert will be the new u.s. state department spokeswoman, the state department said in a statement on monday. nauert was most recently an anchor for fox news’ morning news show “fox and friends,” and previously was a correspondent at...






rex tillerson: the silent man at the state department


tillerson has yet to hold a news conference, many of his meetings and calls are not publicly disclosed, and there have been no daily state department briefings






rex tillerson: the silent man at the state department


tillerson has yet to hold a news conference, many of his meetings and calls aren't publicly disclosed, and there have been no daily state department briefings






path cleared for congress to consider us arms sale to riyadh: state department


u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has authorized the state department to notify congress of the trump administration’s sale of precision-guided munitions for saudi arabia to use in its yemen campaign, a senior u.s. diplomat said on tuesday. the notification is one of the last steps in the ...






state department trims its upper ranks as tillerson retools personnel


the state department under rex tillerson, who has been among president trump's least visible cabinet officials and is still lacking much of his senior staff






u.s. state department reinstates visas


the state department says it's reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold president donald trump's executive order on immigration.






us state department rethinks plan not to take media on asia trip


the u.s. state department held out the possibility on thursday that secretary of state rex tillerson might take reporters with him to asia after it initially broke with decades of tradition by telling the media he would not. “we are still working out the logistics for this trip, so (we) cannot...






state department removes promotion of trump's mar-a-lago


the u.s. state department has removed its promotional posting about president donald trump's florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism monday.






state department removes promotion of trump’s mar-a-lago


washington (ap) — the u.s. state department has removed its promotional posting about president donald trump's florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism monday.