Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime LoansMon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400 A factor in the auto industry's record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.
Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:16:00 -0400 Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.
Health Insurance CEO On Expanding CoverageSat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400 NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.
Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An OperaSat, 22 Jul 2017 07:15:00 -0400 The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.
28 Best Quotes About Artificial IntelligenceTue, 25 Jul 2017 00:28:00 -0400 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are continuing to transform our world. Here is a collection of AI quotes that outline many of the current challenges, fears and hopes that surround this technology innovation.
SportsWatch: MLS says no to promotion-and-relegation regime — and $4 billion, to boot Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:05:08 GMT The top U.S. professional soccer league has reportedly rebuffed an overture from an international media-rights company that would have netted the league $4 billion over its 10-year term but would have forced the MLS to adopt the practice of relegating to a lower-level league its bottom finishers each season in order to promote the top performers from that lesser division.
Why Jobs By Gender Harm Both Women And MenMon, 24 Jul 2017 20:10:02 -0400 “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.”
So proclaims Beyoncé in a video in support of the #banbossy campaign. The campaign highlights how when little boys take charge, they’re often praised for being a “leader.” But when little girls do, they’re more likely to be scolded for being too “bossy.”
5-Year-Old Girl Fined By Police For Selling LemonadeMon, 24 Jul 2017 16:28:10 -0400 A five-year-old British girl who was fined for setting up a lemonade stand without a license has received offers from other events to sell lemonade, reported BBC Sunday. The five-year old daughter of Andre Spicer, a business school professor, set up a lemonade stand to sell cups of lemonade outside Lovebox Festival in east London on July 14.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Patent And Trademark Requests For Racial Slurs, SwastikaSun, 23 Jul 2017 13:57:10 -0400 A group of companies and individuals are attempting to register racial slurs and offensive symbols, including the N-word and the Nazi swastika, in response to a June U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks.
Applicants filed nine trademark requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) since the June 19 decision to negate a federal law barring discriminatory trademarks. The court ruled that the law violated free speech rights in the Constitution.
Data Breaches Down For U.S. Retailers As Concern Of Attacks IncreaseSun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:03 -0400 Half of retailers in the United States have experienced a data breach at some point and a vast majority believe they are vulnerable to hacking threats, according to a new survey.
The data showing the fears of retail comes as part of the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Retail Edition conducted by 451 Research. The survey included more than 1,100 senior security executives at global retail firms.
What Is Amazon Spark? E-Commerce Giant Launches Social Network For ShoppingSun, 23 Jul 2017 02:17:13 -0400 It feels a bit like Pinterest and looks something like Instagram, but the newest product from Amazon is an honest-to-goodness shopping platform. Called Amazon Spark, the app shows users a feed of photographs that can be clicked on to go directly to the product pages on the e-commerce website.