Aug 17, 2017

The business leaders who cracked FORTUNE’s latest “40 under 40”

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FORTUNE has its annual "40 under 40" list up, ranking the most influential young people in business under the age of 40 — "a litany of fresh-faced leaders upending industries and helming some of the world's most important businesses, not to mention the largest global economies."

  1. Emmanuel Macron, president of France
  2. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder, Facebook
  3. Cheng Wei and Jean Liu, co-founders, Didi Chuxing
  4. Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO; Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founders
  5. Leo Varadkar, Ireland prime minister
  6. John and Patrick Collison, Stripe co-founders
  7. Serena Williams, living tennis legend
  8. John Zimmer and Logan Green, Lyft co-founders
  9. Daniel Schwartz, CEO, Restaurant Brands
  10. Brian Armstrong, CEO, Coinbase; and Vitalik Buterin, co-founder, Ethereum

Bonus: Axios' chief tech correspondent and author of our Login newsletter, Ina Fried, is named to the Advocate's "50 Most Influential LGBT's in Media," along with Kara Swisher, NYT columnist Charles Blow, Frank Bruni, Jonathan Capehart, Anderson Cooper, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki, Rachel Maddow, HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, Robin Roberts, Nate Silver, Shep Smith...

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Trump administration to eliminate nuclear waivers tied to Iran deal

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The U.S. is ending waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work at Iran's civilian nuclear facilities, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday.

Why it matters: This will eliminate most elements of U.S. sanctions relief still in place two years after President Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Pompeo said "continued nuclear escalation" made the move necessary, but critics warn it will encourage further Iranian enrichment.

Top Senate Democrat says State Dept. is working on new Saudi arms deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters on May 20. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) wrote in a CNN op-ed on Wednesday that he learned that the State Department is currently working to sell thousands of additional precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.

Why it matters: Democrats say that Steve Linick, the State Department inspector general who was ousted on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recommendation, was investigating the administration's previous effort to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval.