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Google's auto AI counts as a 'driver,' according to Feds

In a big win for Google’s driverless car program, Reuters reports that a previously unreleased letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the AI Google’s high-tech vehicles can be classified as a driver — a distinction only previously given to humans.<p>“We agree with Google …

Road Safety

Want to Go to the Super Bowl? Here's What It'll Cost You

The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos have booked places at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California. If you're a fan and intending to join them, it's a pricey proposition.<p>The state of affairs is different from last year, when both flights and accommodations to Glendale, Arizona, …

NFL

Economic Hit From Blizzard Likely to be Less Than Feared

The weekend blizzard along the East Coast could have a relatively small economic impact — up to $850 million, experts estimate — because the storm hit on a weekend and there weren't any major power outages. That meant there was little lost productivity in government and business.<p>Restaurants, …

Weather

Adidas Reportedly Cutting Ties With Track and Field Group

BERLIN - If Adidas ends its funding of the athletics governing body, it would not just be a reaction to doping but also a sign of a shift toward spending on individual sports stars and teams who can promote brands directly to fans via social media.<p>The BBC reported Wednesday that the German …

New Balance

Low Jet Fuel Prices Are Pushing Airfares to 3-Year Lows

The drop in oil prices is translating into big airline profits and big savings for passengers, with the best bargains likely coming in the next few weeks.

Jetfuel

Wal-Mart to Give Raises, New Benefits to 1.2 Million Hourly Workers

NEW YORK — Most of Wal-Mart's U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world's largest retailer's previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce.<p>Wal-Mart, which announced in October that it would invest $2.7 billion in its workforce over two years, said Wednesday that more than 1.2 …

Stocks Stanch the Bleeding With Positive Session as Oil Rebounds

A rebound in oil prices and reassuring words from Europe’s top banker sent U.S. stocks higher on Thursday, stanching the bleeding from a series of sharp selloffs to begin the year.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 115.94 points, 0.74 percent, after earlier rising than 250 points. The …

European Central Bank

8 Business Leaders on How to Be More Productive and Successful in 2016 | Inc.com

What if your 2016 was even more productive than last year? That's the goal for these business leaders, some of whom have big plans to get more work done, reduce distractions, and hit an even higher milestone.<p>1. Reduce the opportunities to become distracted.<p>Elimination of choice. The key for me, …

Time Management

5 big changes to expect on your iPhone with Apple’s new iOS 9.3

Apple’s latest tweak to iPhone’s operating system brings one of the most-requested features ever – a Night Shift mode to help you sleep.<p>A beta test …

Your iPhone won't blind you at night thanks to this handy feature

A new feature called Night Shift in iOS 9.3, which is currently in beta, means the days of being blinded by your phone in the middle of the night should be over soon.<p>Night Shift employs a technique similar to Mac and Windows app F.lux, changing the tint of your screen from blue to yellow at night …

Medical Journals

Job cuts at Macy's signal hard times ahead for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is slashing jobs, a harbinger of hard times for retailers after a holiday season that saw a noticeable shift to online …

Employment

iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Anger Erupts

On Tuesday corporate watchdog and activist site, SumOfUs.org, launched a petition demanding that Apple keep the standard sized headphone jack in the iPhone 7.<p>The campaign started with a modest goal of 10,000 signatures, with yesterday’s early count at around 3000. But in the last few hours the …

Mobile Technology