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Uber seeks to butter up its drivers – CNNMoney

Uber wants to be nicer to its drivers. The ride-hail service announced new policies Tuesday that, the company hopes, will quiet some dissent within its driver ranks and make itself a more attractive employer. Drivers will no longer be punished for things beyond their control, and they’ll be rewarded for going above and beyond the […]

Tesla Model 3 Reservation Holders Say They’ve Had Radio Silence From Tesla – Jalopnik

Photo: Elon Musk via Twitter Many Tesla Model 3 reservation holders are looking for guidance on when they can expect the car to be delivered, as a Bloomberg report today showed. More info is expected at a Tesla event on Friday, but several who’ve paid a $1,000 deposit for the car offered Jalopnik varied opinions […]

Alphabet keeps printing money despite a hefty $2.7B fine from the EU – TechCrunch

Alphabet keeps printing money despite a hefty $2.7B fine from the EU – TechCrunch

Alphabet’s advertising business continues to grow at a mammoth pace despite a very hefty setback from the EU in the form of a massive fine — but all the signs might not be pointing to a perfect future for Google. The EU slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine at the end of June for antitrust […]

Democrats are slamming cable and telecom companies in their new ‘Better Deal’ platform – Washington Post

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), accompanied by other congressional Democrats, speaks in Berryville, Va., on Monday to unveil the party’s new economic agenda. (Cliff Owen/AP) Democrats are taking cable and telecom companies to task over what many consumers have long bemoaned: rising prices and a lack of competition in the industry. According to a […]

Japan Captures More Photographs of Likely Melted Fukushima Fuel – Bloomberg

A trove of new images captured in the past few days show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history. Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest utility, released images on […]

For Tesla, Model 3 marks a big push and a big test – The Mercury News

PALO ALTO — It’s new, sleek, fast and carries the hottest nameplate in the automotive world — Tesla. Related Articles Experts: Scrapped electric-car plant may mean industry woes Tesla falls short in insurance industry crash test Volvo going all in on electric, is first major carmaker to forgo traditional engines Biz Break: Google on thin ice […]

German Carmakers Face Potential New Scandal Over Antitrust Issues – New York Times

The commission said that it and the German Cartel Office “have received information on this matter, which is currently being assessed by the commission.” The statement gave no details. “It is premature at this stage to speculate further,” the commission said. Spokesmen for Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW declined to comment on Saturday. Volkswagen and Daimler […]

Japan Pictures Likely Show Melted Fukushima Fuel for First Time – Bloomberg

Japan Pictures Likely Show Melted Fukushima Fuel for First Time – Bloomberg

New images show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel hanging from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history. Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest utility, released images on Friday showing a hardened black, grey and orange […]

Democrats in US Congress Urge Review of Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal – U.S. News & World Report

Democrats in US Congress Urge Review of Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal – U.S. News & World Report

As Immelt Bows Out, GE Shows the Stench of Oil Is Hard to Escape – Bloomberg

As Immelt Bows Out, GE Shows the Stench of Oil Is Hard to Escape – Bloomberg

In his final days atop General Electric Co., Jeffrey Immelt still can’t throw off oil’s stink. Jeffrey Immelt In his farewell earnings report, the chief executive officer ended his 16-year tenure by telling Wall Street that GE’s earnings are likely to be disappointing the rest of this year. The culprit: sputtering energy markets. It was […]

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