April 20, 2019

Boston Dynamics’ newest video reveals herd of robotic canines hauling truck with ease

Boston Dynamics’ latest video of its four-legged robot, SpotMini, is just over a minute long.But that’s all the time it takes to impress upon viewers that the technology company has developed machines capable of pulling a full-size box truck up a slight incline.
April 20, 2019

Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto present

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts.
April 20, 2019

Probation for Mass. man who despatched powder to Trump sons, others

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump’s sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation.
April 19, 2019

Why political meddling with central banks is a horrible concept – and the Federal Reserve isn’t any exception

Central bank independence is increasingly at risk around the world. In the U.S., President Donald Trump said he may nominate two close political allies to the Federal Reserve, following months of criticism over the bank’s interest rate policy. In Italy, the government proposed seizing control of Banca Italia’s approximately US$100 billion in gold reserves – which it reportedly would use to fund spending plans – and has threatened the central bank’s independence in other ways.
April 19, 2019

Big Marijuana Copies Big Tobacco's Playbook. Let's Not Make the Same Mistake Again | Opinion

In 1999, when the seven giants of Big Tobacco testified before Congress that nicotine was not addictive, America was only beginning to wake up from a century of lies from that addiction-for-profit industry. Although we knew that tobacco had caused lung cancer for decades, it took us years to feel the true effects of that industry and bring it to account.
April 19, 2019

Was My Chipotle Account Hacked? Who Should I Contact? Amid Complaints, Burrito Company Says It Sees No Sign of Data Breach

Users of Chipotle's mobile ordering app claim their accounts have been compromised, allowing others to use the hacked accounts to order and pay for deliveries from the popular burrito chain. However, the company says it sees no evidence of any data breach.
April 18, 2019

Trump declares financial warfare on Cuba

The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962.
April 18, 2019

Recall says a ‘solidified ingredient’ in Chewy Chips Ahoy may break your candy tooth

Some packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies have been recalled over what the company has described as an “unexpected solidified ingredient.”
April 17, 2019

How the Stop & Shop strike is affecting retailer companies

Stop & Shop had been hoping to “minimize disruption” in the event of a strike. But that doesn’t mean things are business as usual.
April 17, 2019

Delta Airlines Eliminating Reclining Seats

Delta Airlines has announced it is limiting how far back seats can recline on a number of its new jets. Passengers on the carrier's Airbus A320s will only have two inches to recline, down from four inches. First-class passengers will also have less wiggle room, 3.5 inches instead of the previous 5.5 inches.