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Alphabet Considers Lyft Investment of About $1 Billion

Alphabet Inc. has held conversations with Lyft Inc. about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for Uber Technologies Inc.’s main U.S. competitor, according to people familiar with the matter.An investment of about $1 billion in Lyft may come from Google or CapitalG, Alphabet’s private-equity arm, said some of the…
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Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5: Puerto Rico, Florida brace

(CNN) Hurricane Irma has strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm, the National Hurricane Center said, threatening to slam into northeastern Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico by Wednesday before possibly taking aim at the US mainland.Irma was churning Tuesday morning in the Atlantic about 270 miles east of Antigua and Barbuda,…
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