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The long unraveling of Tesla’s master plan

August 12, 2018 |

While this week’s episode of Tesla Inc. has left us with several cliffhangers, it did show one thing: just how far the company has veered from Elon Musk’s secret “Master Plan” of 2006.

Musk summarized it at the top of an updated version — “Part Deux” — published in 2016:

1) Create a low volume…


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How your personality traits affect your paycheck

August 12, 2018 |

What makes really smart people tick? Why do some end up earning so much more than others? And how much do these disparate outcomes have to do with their personalities? A new study by Miriam Gensowski, at the University of Copenhagen, sheds fascinating light on these and other questions.

Gensowski…


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‘Undetectable’ plastic 3-D printed guns have been detected by TSA airport screeners

August 11, 2018 |

While lawmakers feud over the release of blueprints for 3-D-printed plastic guns, the Transportation Security Administration wants fliers to know that airport security screeners have been able to spot the so-called untraceable and undetectable weapons in carry-on bags.

The 3-D-printed gun controversy…


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Disney and other opponents of Anaheim living wage measure say it will have ‘severe consequences’

August 11, 2018 |

Opponents of a ballot measure to require the Disneyland Resort and some hotels in Anaheim to pay a living wage say it will have severe consequences for businesses and neighborhoods.

Opponents, including the popular resort and the city’s Chamber of Commerce, on Friday night submitted their position…


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Will your hotel minibar be replaced by a robot bartender?

August 11, 2018 |

Robots may be coming for the hotel minibar.

The Los Angeles-based inventor of a small appliance that dispenses mixed drinks will be on display next week at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, an event at the Los Angeles Convention Center that will feature coffeemakers, water dispensers,…


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TSA is staying at small airports, may launch dog-screened lines, TSA chief says

August 11, 2018 |

Ignore those stories that say the Transportation Security Administration plans to end screenings at the nation’s smaller airports.

That was the message from TSA Administrator David Pekoske, who promised that the federal security agency will continue to staff or oversee security screenings at all…


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Trump hits Turkey with tariffs after talks to free U.S. minister deadlock

August 11, 2018 |

Following an impasse in high-level negotiations to free an America preacher detained in Turkey, President Trump on Friday said he had ordered heavy tariffs on Ankara’s export of steel and aluminum to the United States, a punitive move that deepened a growing political and economic rift with the…


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California jury awards $289 million to man who claimed Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide gave him cancer

August 11, 2018 |

A San Francisco jury on Friday found Monsanto liable for a school groundskeeper’s lymphoma that he said developed after years of applying the company’s trademarked Roundup weed killer.

The $ 289-million verdict in San Francisco County Superior Court is certain to add momentum to a multi-front battle…


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Turkey turmoil weighs down U.S. stocks

August 10, 2018 |

Stocks in the United States and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated more and more control over the country’s central bank as well as its financial…


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California’s heat wave is making lemons far more expensive

August 10, 2018 |

The lemon slice for your iced tea is set to get more expensive, and you can blame California’s scorching weather for that.

The hot conditions that helped spark deadly wildfires in California also are taking a toll on the state’s citrus crop. Although groves have largely been spared from the blazes,…


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