Month: April 2021

Tesla’s Bitcoin Bet Pays Off

— Brian Wieser, president of business intelligence at GroupM, on the leverage that Apple has over Facebook. Apple’s Tim Cook and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have increasingly been at odds, most recently over a new privacy feature Apple launched this week that gives users more control over how apps (like Facebook’s) can track them.

Amid the recent cryptocurrency frenzy, many people wonder whether it’s time to buy Bitcoin or mint an NFT and whether it’s too late to get rich quick. The Ethiopian government is also getting

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How Pa. troopers use sweating, stuttering during traffic stops to launch vehicle searches

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By Joseph Darius Jaafari of Spotlight PA

HARRISBURG — When Brandon Neely was pulled over in August 2020 for crossing into the area between a highway lane and exit ramp after leaving a casino in Dauphin County, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper asked if he could search Neely’s vehicle.

Neely, knowing his rights, said no. But the trooper searched anyway, as Neely streamed video to Facebook Live.

“If an individual

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Rally in Transportation Stocks Nears 122-Year-Old Record Streak

Shares of airlines, railroads and trucking companies are rolling to their longest streak of weekly gains in more than a century, fueled by investors’ optimism that a resurgence in economic growth will boost profits at transportation companies.

The Dow Jones Transportation Average added 0.8% Thursday and remained on track to advance for a 13th consecutive week. That would be the index’s longest streak of weekly gains since it rose for 15 consecutive weeks ended in January 1899.

The rally underscores investors’ expectations that the rebounding economy will lift the performance of companies carrying goods and raw materials, such as


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PPG Innovation Named Finalist For Automotive News PACEpilot Award

Company’s precision application technology streamlines painting of two-tone vehicles

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that its precision application automotive coatings technology has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 Automotive News PACEpilot Award. The PACEpilot Awards recognize pre-commercial, post-pilot innovations in the automotive or future mobility category. PPG is one of 23 companies, and the only vehicle coatings supplier, represented among the award finalists.

The precision application technology is a zero-overspray coating system that greatly streamlines the painting of two-tone vehicles. The system produces crisp paint edges without the use of masking and other time-intensive steps currently required to achieve

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UK prepares to conditionally legalize self-driving cars

The UK’s Department of Transport has announced that it’s moving to conditionally legalize self-driving cars in which the driver doesn’t have to pay attention to the road or keep their hands on the wheel, in a move that it expects will save lives.

This is a distinction from what’s currently legal – level two driver assistance in which drivers are expected to keep their eyes on the road even while the car is driving itself. The new laws, set to come in by the end of the year, will bring the UK into line with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS)

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Someone was likely in driver’s seat of car that crashed near The Woodlands, killing 2 people

HOUSTON – An investigation conducted by Tesla over the past week indicates someone was likely in the driver’s seat of a car that crashed near The Woodlands and killed two people, a representative of the company said Monday.

The assertion about the fiery April 17 crash that killed Dr. William Varner and his friend, Everette Talbot, was made during a corporate quarterly earnings call.

While answering a question about how public relations are being handled regarding the crash, Tesla CEO Elon Musk called stories about autopilot being used by the vehicle in question “completely false.” In the days that

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