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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM EST

Facebook Letting Users Remove Messages From Chat History

Facebook Letting Users Remove Messages From Chat History

Facebook Messenger now gives anyone the option to delete a regretful or mistaken message from their chat history. Facebook initially promised the feature after TechCrunch reported in April that multiple people...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 11:50 AM EST

Tesla to Buy Energy Tech Company Maxwell Technologies for About $218 Million

Tesla to Buy Energy Tech Company Maxwell Technologies for About $218 Million

Tesla plans to acquire energy technology company Maxwell Technologies for about $218 million, the company said Monday. Tesla will buy the company’s 45.9 million shares for $4.75 a share in an all-stock...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 at 06:48 AM EST

GM Workers Face Uncertainty Ahead of US Plant Closures

GM Workers Face Uncertainty Ahead of US Plant Closures

In the nine years they worked side-by-side installing lithium ion batteries into Chevy Volts, Evetta Osborne and daughter Monique Watson developed an assembly-line choreography. “Watching them work is like...

Monday, Feb 4, 2019 at 02:07 PM EST

An Instagram-Famous Egg and Hulu Shed Light on Mental Health

An Instagram-Famous Egg and Hulu Shed Light on Mental Health

An Instagram famous egg is taking a crack at discussing mental health. In a 30-second long Hulu episode released on Super Bowl Sunday, Eugene the egg appeared with cracks fracturing his shell to discuss...

Monday, Feb 4, 2019 at 12:06 PM EST

5 Reasons Why Autonomous Cars Aren't Coming Anytime Soon

5 Reasons Why Autonomous Cars Aren't Coming Anytime Soon

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 04:51 PM EST

GM to Lay Off at Least 4K Workers Starting Monday

GM to Lay Off at Least 4K Workers Starting Monday

General Motors is planning to layoff at least 4,000 salaried workers in North America starting Monday ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report, according to two people briefed on the matter. The...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 10:36 AM EST

These Red Flags on Your 2018 Tax Return Could Spark Interest From the IRS

These Red Flags on Your 2018 Tax Return Could Spark Interest From the IRS

Even though the IRS may be just getting back on its feet after the partial government shutdown — with another one potentially in mid-February — don’t assume you can pull a fast one on your tax return this year....

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 12:23 PM EST

Mattel and National Geographic Partner to Create Unique Line of Barbie Dolls

Mattel and National Geographic Partner to Create Unique Line of Barbie Dolls

Mattel is partnering with National Geographic to create a line of Barbie dolls highlighting occupations centered around exploration, science, conservation and research in which women are underrepresented, the El...

Friday, Feb 1, 2019 at 09:04 AM EST

US Employers Added Robust 304K Jobs; Joblessness Ticks Up

US Employers Added Robust 304K Jobs; Joblessness Ticks Up

U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain the government reported Friday...

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 05:53 PM EST

Foxconn Factory Jobs Touted by Trump Will Not Come to Pass

Foxconn Factory Jobs Touted by Trump Will Not Come to Pass

Electronics giant Foxconn reversed course and announced Wednesday that the huge Wisconsin plant that was supposed to bring a bounty of blue-collar factory jobs back to the Midwest — and was lured with billions...

 

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