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How 5G Will Change Industries

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NEW – IN IDEAS ON THE INTERNET TODAY: We’ll start seeing devices that make full use of 5G internet connectivity by 2020, though the massive improvements in technology that the faster, bigger internet “pipe” will make possible may not be fully realized for more than a decade.  That’s the projection …

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Tesla Shares Slide After Resignations

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Tesla shares plummeted Friday after two executives announced their departures from the company and video of chief executive Elon Musk smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey on a popular podcast began to circulate on social media. The resignations of Tesla’s accounting and HR chiefs were just the latest in a string …

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Lyft Launches Scooter Biz in Denver

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Lyft launched its scooter business in Denver on Thursday, the first market for the company as it expands beyond ride-hailing and into other means of transportation. Lyft is one of a handful of companies to receive permits from city officials to operate a dockless scooter or bike-share business. TechCrunch   …

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Strong Job Growth Continues, Unemployment Rate Unchanged

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The unemployment rate remained unchanged in August near a historic low of 3.9 percent as the U.S. saw another strong month of hiring, the government reported Friday. The economy added 201,000 jobs, slightly above analysts’ estimates for the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many analysts were particularly …

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Coca-Cola Buying British Coffee Chain Costa

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Coca-Cola is to buy the Costa coffee chain from owner Whitbread in a deal worth just over $5 billion (£3.9bn). Whitbread bought Costa, which is now the UK’s biggest coffee chain in 1995. At the time, it had just 39 outlets. It now has more than 2,400 UK coffee shops, …

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Illinois Gov Blocks Car-Sharing Regs, Taxes

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have required peer-to-peer car sharing companies to be treated like traditional car rental companies, including paying car rental taxes. Rauner’s rejection of the measure is a boost for car-sharing companies like Turo and Maven that allow car owners to “rent” their …

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