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A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

2 hours 44 min ago

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.

A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

5 hours 1 min ago

Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.

How Fossil Fuels Helped A Chemist Launch The Plastic Industry

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part because of one chemist's discovery a century ago. But his descendants have some regrets.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

Wells Fargo's John Stumpf was pilloried again Thursday in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Stumpf reiterated his apology for the fake accounts scandal and promised the bank would do better, but it did little good. Many lawmakers wanted to know why it took the bank so long to put an end to the fraudulent practices.

Giant Sinkhole At Florida Plant Leaks Polluted Water Into State Aquifer

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:22pm

A fertilizer company says third-party tests show the water contaminated with low-level radiation has not leaked off the site into nearby wells. Residents are upset they were not informed for weeks.

Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Affect Redskins Trademark

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:08pm

The court decided to review a lower court decision that found the government could not deny trademarks because of an offensive name.

New Rule Preserves Patients' Rights To Sue Nursing Homes In Court

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:25pm

A new rule is the most significant overhaul of federal funding regulations for nursing homes in more than two decades. It also requires "nourishing, palatable" food and infection-control plans.

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:23pm

A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

Forget Self-Driving Cars. Self-Driving Chairs Have Arrived

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:17pm

Nissan unveiled the ProPilot chair, a high-tech self-driving seat that the automaker says makes waiting in line "easy and fun" by using technology designed for semi-autonomous cars.

Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile?

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:16pm

A voucher awarded to a company that finds a treatment for a rare childhood disease can be sold to the highest bidder and then used to fast-track the review of another drug. Are the prizes worth it?

Phone Emergency Alerts Will Begin Including Links, Phone Numbers

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:46pm

Regulators have voted to expand cellphone alerts to 360 characters from the previous cutoff at 90, and to begin including clickable URLs and phone numbers over the next year or so. But no photos, yet.

Americans Unconvinced Of Potential Good Of Self-Driving Cars, Study Finds

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:27am

Most Americans say they should always have the option to drive themselves. That's despite the fact the average driver is excited by driverless technology.

Watch Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Face House Panel Over Fake Accounts

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:37am

Questions for Stumpf include one about his sale of $13 million in stock, which Rep. Carolyn Maloney calls "by far the largest open-market sale of Wells Fargo stock" in the CEO's tenure.

'Working: Then & Now': Black Chicago Police Officer

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

In 1971, Studs Terkel interviewed Renault Robinson, one of the city's few black officers. Robinson spoke bluntly about the role of race in urban policing. Thanks to Radio Diaries podcast and Project&.

Tech Group To Set Industry Standards For Artificial Intelligence

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of everyday life: think Apple's Siri. Major tech firms formed a group to help the public understand AI and develop standards so it isn't misused.

FCC To Vote On Controverisal Set-Top-Box Plan

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to free you from having to rent your set-top box in order to watch cable TV. But the idea is not without controversy.

The Scandal That Envelops Wells Fargo Keeps Growing

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday to further respond to questions about the misuse of customer accounts. Former employees are suing the bank.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:48am

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

California Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Wells Fargo Amid Scandal

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:06pm

California's state treasurer has announced he is suspending major parts of the state's business relationship with Wells Fargo because of a scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 5:15pm

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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