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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:35:21 GMT

Feb 18, 2019 05:10PM

Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office

The tech giant put ?too much focus? on art-house fare, said Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios. It will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including ?sexy date-night movies.?

Feb 18, 2019 11:05PM

Huawei Founder Slams U.S. Charges as ?Politically Motivated?

Ren Zhengfei had previously avoided passing judgment on the case, citing respect for the legal process. Now he appears to be sharpening his language.

Feb 18, 2019 12:23PM

A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit

Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.

Feb 18, 2019 09:46PM

Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament

New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.

Feb 19, 2019 01:00AM

The Shift: YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

What if stemming the tide of misinformation on YouTube means punishing some of its biggest stars?

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Feb 19, 2019 07:00AM

Swarming attack drones could soon be real weapons for the military

Swarms of small attack drones that confuse and overwhelm antiaircraft defenses could soon become an important part of the modern military arsenal, Britain's defense secretary said, something that would mark a major evolution in robot-enabled warfare.

Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute...

Feb 19, 2019 06:00AM

Google reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded its real estate footprint across the U.S.

Last May, officials in Midlothian, Texas, a city near Dallas, approved more than $10 million in tax breaks for a huge, mysterious new development across from a shuttered Toys R Us warehouse.

That day was the first time officials had spoken publicly about an enigmatic developer's plans to build...

Feb 19, 2019 06:00AM

A hard-luck healthcare story ? and appeal for cash ? that shouldn't rock your world

As hard-luck stories go, this one was a doozy.

It was a letter from a woman identifying herself as Janetta Hames, ?a wife, mom and grandma from Texas.? She says she volunteers at her church and at her youngest daughter?s school. Her son is in the Coast Guard. Her older daughter is a middle-school...

Feb 18, 2019 05:15PM

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

China's government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country's industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.

And in a potential blow to the U.S.?s effort to rally its allies...

Feb 18, 2019 03:05PM

Ghosn readies counterpunch in Nissan fight, with new ?all-star? defense team

Can Carlos Ghosn beat the rap?

With a trial looming this year on charges of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding $80 million in deferred income, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA needs a new strategy. He?s lost two requests for bail...

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Feb 18, 2019 06:40AM

How Amazon's planned HQ2 in New York became HQ-zero: Incentives, helipad spurred protests

In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange.


Feb 18, 2019 11:50AM

Argonne lab leading U.S. push on lithium batteries: 'If we don't recycle, we will run out of materials'

The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production in anticipation of soaring global demand and potential...

Feb 17, 2019 11:05AM

Melrose Park's Westlake Hospital to close, reversing plans by new owner to invest in 670-employee hospital

The new owner of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park plans to close the 230-bed hospital by July, a dramatic shift in plans that?s causing outrage among local leaders who say the hospital is vital to serving a largely minority community.

The about-face by Pipeline Health comes just weeks after the...

Feb 18, 2019 07:45AM

Do dollar stores help the poor with cheap, vital staples? Or block out grocers and trigger food deserts?

Vanessa Hall-Harper, a lifelong resident of this city's poorest area, has viewed the opening of dollar stores in recent years with trepidation. The stores were a reminder of the blight, she said, and they blocked grocers and others from opening. So when she was elected to the City Council, she...

Feb 17, 2019 12:05PM

Optimism returns to Normal as electric truck startup Rivian gains traction

When the Mitsubishi plant closed in July 2015 after years of dwindling production, the mood in downstate Normal was decidedly somber. The sprawling factory, once the city?s largest employer, went dark, leaving 1,100 people out of work and many fearing it would end up as a massive hole in the ground.


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Aug 31, 2016 05:52PM

Butler: When our government is allergic to intervention, we pay

Where the government acts to avert disaster, or to insure the otherwise uninsurable, it's commendable -- but it can't stop there. If it has the will, our government has the tools to put a stop to expensive and sometimes destructive practices.

Aug 23, 2016 05:13AM

Butler: Real estate investing is seductive, but beware

Stocks and bonds may promise less return than real estate these days, but at least they are transparent and together they offset each other's respective drawbacks and advantages.

Aug 22, 2016 09:15AM

Speedo USA becomes the first major sponsor to drop Lochte

Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced it is dropping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

Aug 19, 2016 06:11PM

Should you make extra mortgage payments?

The move can shave off costs for a home loan and ensure it's paid off faster, but it can mean less money for savings.

Aug 16, 2016 08:10AM

U.S. consumer prices unchanged in July

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July as a big drop in gasoline and other energy prices kept inflation under control.

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