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Retirees, Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

Retirees, Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

May 23, 2017

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How’s this for a job description? Set your own hours, and work as much or as little as you like. Work from the comfort of your own home, or perhaps your vehicle. Use whatever you have to offer—whether it’s …

Business leaders to Tillerson: State Department funding = jobs

Business leaders to Tillerson: State Department funding = jobs

May 23, 2017

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Breaking down Trump’s budget proposal

With the Trump budget about to drop, business leaders have a message for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: State Department funding equals jobs.

A letter sent to Tillerson on Monday that signed by 225 executives …

Globe editorial: How to end Canada’s biggest public health emergency

Globe editorial: How to end Canada’s biggest public health emergency

May 22, 2017

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A test strips used to check for presence of illicit fentanly in such drugs as heroin, crystal meth and cocaine in this undated handout images provided by Vancouver Coastal Health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Coastal Health (HO/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

In 2015, …

Michael Flynn Rejects Order to Hand Over Documents

Michael Flynn Rejects Order to Hand Over Documents

May 22, 2017

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WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, has rejected a subpoena from senators investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and instead invoked his right against self-incrimination, a person familiar with his decision said Monday.

Mr. …

Mario Andretti vs. semi-autonomous tech on the track

Mario Andretti vs. semi-autonomous tech on the track

May 22, 2017

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On Saturday, May 13, famed race car driver Mario Andretti will be back on the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This time, he’ll be racing one guy: Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic race car driver, in semi-autonomous cars.

Schmidt was paralyzed …

Reports: Mark Fields out as Ford CEO

Reports: Mark Fields out as Ford CEO

May 22, 2017

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Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Monday the replacement of President and CEO Mark Fields with board member Jim Hackett.

Hackett is also head of the company’s smart mobility unit, which is focused on its ride-hailing and car-sharing …

Uber Engineer Barred From Work on Key Self-Driving Technology, Judge Says

Uber Engineer Barred From Work on Key Self-Driving Technology, Judge Says

May 22, 2017

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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber sidestepped a full shutdown of its self-driving car efforts on Monday when a federal judge stopped short of issuing a temporary injunction against the ride-hailing company’s autonomous vehicle program.

But the court mandated that Anthony Levandowski, …

City of Tuscaloosa will not seek to shut down 3000 Bar following nearby murder

City of Tuscaloosa will not seek to shut down 3000 Bar following nearby murder

May 22, 2017

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) –

The City of Tuscaloosa has decided not to move forward with revoking 3000 Bar’s business license.

Last week a few complained about the business following a murder that happened nearby.

After a public …

EXCLUSIVE: New tech for NYC child welfare investigators to alert police in dangerous situations

EXCLUSIVE: New tech for NYC child welfare investigators to alert police in dangerous situations

May 22, 2017

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ACS Commissioner David Hansell, left. with Mayor de Blasio. Hansell says he wants to protect his agency’s 2,200 workers who perform checks on families around the city.

The city’s beleaguered child-welfare agency plans to equip its front-line workers with high-tech …

The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches

The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches

May 22, 2017

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What lengths will a dog go to for a bite of sausage? Last November, scientists at the University of Cambridge in Britain persuaded several dozen pet owners to bring their Labrador retrievers to its veterinary school for a true …