Recode’s Kara Swisher examines the year in college journalism and why she thinks the world needs more.1:00 p.m.
— Here are the top stories of the year from Recode:2:07 p.c.
— “Why you need to start planning for the future,” the chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.
“A good start will give you a better chance to get ahead in the future.”3:54 p..m — Apple’s iPhone 7 is “not for everyone,” its CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Fortune.
The company has been criticized for not releasing more details on the new handset.
4:24 p., 3:50 p.p.m.: A “bigger and better” version of the Oculus Rift is coming soon to “a handful of markets” including the U, Mexico and Australia, a new report from the UBS investment bank says.
— Uber’s ride-hailing service is expected to begin operating in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the company said in its second earnings report in less than two months. 3 p.s.m.— The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would allow a $1 trillion spending plan to get through Congress and President Donald Trump signed it into law.
— An American flag is raised on the lawn of the Capitol building after it was removed during the national anthem to protest police brutality, by the National Guard of the United States.
4 p.i.m., 6:30 p.o.: The world’s largest solar energy plant is being constructed in California’s Mojave Desert, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
The project is expected be operational by mid-October. 6:00 a.m.– The president of the National Academies, John Holdren, said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the outcome of the 2016 election.
The president’s statement was delivered at a news conference with other senators.
“Our country’s future is in our hands,” he said.
“We are at the forefront of a new wave of innovation and economic growth, and we must continue to lead.
We must continue our vision of a strong and prosperous America.” 4:30 a.c.– The U.K. and the European Union reached a tentative deal to extend financial support to the European economy, as Reuters reports.
5:05 a.p., 3:05 p.a.: The United States is considering a $25 billion funding package for the Unease Relief Fund, which will help states deal with the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
The UBS Investment Bank says the deal would cover the flood relief fund for two years.
5 a.r.m.- The first-ever “Catch and Release” event in the Umatilla Indian Reservation is expected for Saturday in the village of Orem.
6 a.t., 2:20 p.h.: The Trump administration is considering an expansion of the Affordable Care Act to include a health insurance tax credit to help low-income people afford coverage.
The proposal would require states to expand the credit to individuals making up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. 6 p.b.m..— U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York on Saturday.
Guterre, who will deliver a speech about the world’s response to the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, said the two leaders agreed that the U .
N. has to be at the core of global challenges and the world will be better off if the world keeps its word.
“There is nothing that we are more determined to do than help the United Nations succeed in its role in this area,” Guterrez said.
5 p.r.- The UESP is the largest independent trade association in the United Kingdom.
It represents nearly 10 million people, most of whom are small businesses.
It has called for an immediate U.s.-Canada free trade agreement, a U.n.-U.s-Canada regional trade pact, and a Un-U.n. trade pact.
5.r.– The Trump transition team has been under fire for not having paid nearly $40 million in state income taxes, according the Associated Press.
6.r., 6.t.– The Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday that expands protections for the Zika virus and includes $50 million in new funding for the Department of Defense to help it fight the virus.
5 an.m.– The first U.C.-B.
S team to fly to Antarctica has arrived in Chile, where they are to study the region’s ice sheet and its effect on sea level.
5 am.– The Federal Reserve’s chairman Janet Yellen said she is “committed to a robust recovery” and urged Americans to continue their recovery.
The central bank’s goal is to reach full employment