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A job at Target helped turn a 23-year-old into 'The Price Is Right's' Plinko master 27.5.2017 Washington Post
A job at Target helped turn a 23-year-old into 'The Price Is Right's' Plinko master
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Lawsuit Claims GM Used Defeat Devices On Duramax Diesel Trucks And SUVs 26.5.2017 NPR News
The class-action lawsuit accuses General Motors of using "at least three separate 'defeat devices' to increase engine power and efficiency" in its Duramax diesel engines.
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Volkswagen's clean car plan falls short in low-income neighborhoods, California regulators say 26.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Heavy rains spark flash flooding, evacuations in Fort Wayne 25.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Heavy rainfall that sparked flash flooding in Fort Wayne forced motorists to flee submerged cars and prompted the evacuation of about 20 homes in the northeastern Indiana city. Fort Wayne fire department spokesman Adam O’Connor says firefighters used rafts to remove some elderly residents from low-lying homes on the city’s […]
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Vets' circuitous paths through homelessness meet in new permanent home 25.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Life in Potter's Lane, an Orange County housing project built from recycled shipping containers.
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MN's greenhouse gas goal flopped. New goal: 'electrify everything' 25.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Ten years ago, lawmakers pledged to cut Minnesota's greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Officials today concede they've barely moved the needle, but they're hoping new technology can reenergize the effort.
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Slaughterhouses and sawmills had better safety records than Tesla 25.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Elon Musk is moving as fast as he can to replace human workers with robots, but right now he’s dealing with some serious flesh-and-blood issues.

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric car company he runs, is under fire for its record on workplace safety.

On Wednesday, a union-connected group released...

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Report: Tesla factory suffers higher injury rate than average 24.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Tesla’s Fremont factory in recent years recorded far higher injury rates than the automotive industry’s average, according to a report released Wednesday by workplace safety group. [...] Tesla is trying to ramp up production of its luxury electric cars and will soon begin building its next vehicle, the Model 3. The report from Worksafe, based in Oakland, examined injury and incident reports that Tesla files with the government and compared them to industry-wide data. The report urges Tesla to pay more attention to workplace safety, and its conclusion argues that factory workers need a greater say in how the plant runs. Tesla has said that its workplace safety record is improving, in part as a result of adding a third shift at the factory and reducing overtime. The report claims, however, that Tesla has at times made major revisions to the workplace injury reports it has already filed to the government, with the revised reports showing more injuries than the earlier versions.
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Hyundai Ioniq: 2017's top fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The 2017 Ioniq Hybrid is Hyundai’s fuel-efficient challenger to the Toyota Prius, America’s best-selling gasoline-electric hybrid. With a base retail price, including destination charge, of $23,035, the Ioniq Hybrid has a lower starting retail price than the base 2017 Prius, which starts at $23,475. The five-seat Ioniq Hybrid beats all other hybrids in federal government fuel economy ratings — 57 miles per gallon in city driving and 59 mpg on highways for the base Ioniq Blue model, compared with...
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Aston Martin roars back into profit for the first quarter 24.5.2017 BBC: Business
The sports car maker has made a first-quarter profit this year for the first time in a decade.
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Analyst: Restaurants of the future will stress delivery, sustainability, experiences 24.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
What is the future of the restaurant industry? The answer will be driven by customers' appetite for delivery, sustainability and increasingly experience-focused dining. That's according to Michael Schaefer, the head of food and beverage research at Euromonitor International, who offered the ...
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Ford's Turmoil Is Not About Tesla 24.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
GM doesn’t kid itself that ‘mobility’ will be the salvation of car building.
Justin Townes Earle's modern roots music 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new album by Justin Townes Earle called "Kids in the Street" comes out later this week. On the track called "Champagne Corolla" he admires a woman who is driving by because of the fuel efficiency of her car.
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Ford shifts gears, taps ‘visionary’ CEO 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DEARBORN, Michigan — The job of Ford’s new CEO won’t be easy: He will have to shore up the 114-year-old company’s traditional auto business but also invest in self-driving cars and other projects that could one day make that business obsolete. Ford thinks Jim Hackett is up to the task. The 62-year-old former chief executive […]
At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery 23.5.2017 NPR News
In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.
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Fields out at Ford; Hackett is new CEO 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Dearborn, Michigan • Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company. Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett, a former CEO of office furniture company Steelcase Inc. who joined Ford’s board in 2013. Hackett has led Ford’s mobility unit since March of last ye... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Ford replaces its CEO as it tries to focus on traditional cars and new tech 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ford Motor Co. is replacing Chief Executive Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years...

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Defense and aerospace shares lead stocks higher 22.5.2017 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks are broadly higher Monday morning as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defense contractors are making some of the largest gains, and materials makers, technology and consumer-focused companies are all rising. Ford is up after it replaced Chief Executive Mark Fields, and...

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AP Source: Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields in push to transform business 22.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Ford Motor Co. is replacing CEO Mark Fields amid questions about its current performance and future strategy, according to a person familiar with the situation. CEO Mark Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company, says this person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because ...
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Essential California: Can the high desert become the Silicon Valley of pot? 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, May 22, and here’s what’s happening across California:


Boom or bust?

People with money — and little experience growing cannabis — see the high desert town of Adelanto as a place to cash in on large-scale...

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