Basing its information on several unnamed sources, the newspaper said Mueller's obstruction-of-justice investigation of Trump began within days of Comey's dismissal on May 9. "Preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government," the Post reported.
Stocks in the U.S. on Wednesday, June 14, finished mixed after the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy arm of the Federal Reserve, raised interest rates by 25 basis points, putting the Fed's target rate at 1% to 1.25%. The expected increase was the Fed's second of the year and was taken as a vote of confidence in the U.S. economic recovery and future pace of growth.
Most officials at the Fed telegraphed one more rate hike this year and an average of three in 2018.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Thursday includes weekly Jobless Claims at 8:30 a.m. ET, the Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey for June at 8:30 a.m., the Empire State Manufacturing Survey for June at 8:30 a.m., Import and Export Prices for May at 8:30 a.m., Industrial Production for May at 9:15 a.m., and the Housing Market Index for June at 10 a.m.
Slack is a platform on which employees can send messages, collaborate, organize and share files, with technology that also integrates with a wide variety of business software -- such as that from Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s Skype -- allowing employees to do all their work within Slack.
Slack raised $200 million in its latest funding round in 2016, valuing it at $3.8 billion, and has 5 million daily active users -- 1.5 million of whom pay to use the service -- and had $150 million in annual recurring revenue as of Jan. 31.
An agreement isn't certain and discussions may not go further, the sources told Bloomberg. A representative for Amazon.com declined to comment for Bloomberg, as did Slack.