A startling photo of abandoned Birds shows the electric scooter backlash has begun

A startling photo of abandoned Birds shows the electric scooter backlash has begun

Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists might be pouring billions into electric scooter startups, but firms like Bird, Lime, and Spin are already facing a backlash from residents. This was highlighted by a light-hearted tweet from Madeline Eskind, a product manager at Twitter. She posted an image of scores of abandoned Bird scooters in the startup’s home […]

Musk's Private SpaceX Market Hints at Path to Tesla Buyout

Musk's Private SpaceX Market Hints at Path to Tesla Buyout

Elon Musk, a pioneer in commercial space exploration and electric cars, is now tinkering with one of Wall Street’s most storied products: the management led buyout. Musk, in tweeting Tuesday that he may take Tesla Inc. private, said he hoped “all” investors would remain shareholders after the buyout rather than follow the conventional approach of […]

Tesla board says there are buyout talks with Elon Musk

Tesla board says there are buyout talks with Elon Musk

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla’s board has confirmed that it will consider the proposal by chief executive Elon Musk to take it private. A statement was issued by six members of the electric carmaker’s board after Mr Musk tweeted to say he had the funding to de-list the company. The board had “met several times […]

A second fleet of electric scooters lands in St. Paul

A second fleet of electric scooters lands in St. Paul

Scoot over, Bird. The electric scooter monopoly is over. Lime, which dropped electric scooters in Minneapolis late last month, made its St. Paul debut on Tuesday with about 150 scooters. As in Minneapolis, the green-and-white vehicles arrived after Bird Rides Inc. launched a fleet in early July. “We’re really excited to serve and look forward […]

Electronic driver-assist systems may not work, insurance group warns

Electronic driver-assist systems may not work, insurance group warns

DETROIT – Cars and trucks with electronic driver-assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday after testing five of the systems from […]

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO Who Pushed for Healthier Products, to Step Down

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO Who Pushed for Healthier Products, to Step Down

She said she believed the workplace, in general, has improved for women in the past decade. “Women are not held to unreasonably high standards these days,” Ms. Nooyi said. “That’s not a blanket statement. There are still places where it is a boys’ club, but I do think we’re moving to a place where we’re […]

SoftBank Profit Jumps on ARM China Sale, Vision Fund Gains

SoftBank Profit Jumps on ARM China Sale, Vision Fund Gains

SoftBank Group Corp.’s first-quarter profit climbed 49 percent from a year earlier, thanks to investment gains. The Japanese telecommunications provider and technology investor said operating profit was 715 billion yen ($6.4 billion) in the three months ended June, boosted by a 245 billion yen gain from its Vision Fund and a 161 billion yen gain […]

3 Reasons It's Smart to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

3 Reasons It's Smart to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

There’s lots of advice out there that tells you to delay claiming Social Security benefits as long as possible. If you’ve already claimed benefits early, or are thinking about doing so, reading article after article about the benefits of waiting can be disheartening. The good news is, claiming Social Security benefits at 62 isn’t always […]

Guinness Opens Its First US Brewery In 64 Years

Guinness Opens Its First US Brewery In 64 Years

Visitors wait in line on the opening day of the new Guinness brewery in Halethorpe, Md. It’s the first time Guinness has had a brewery in the U.S. in more than 60 years. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption toggle caption Emily Bogle/NPR Visitors wait in line on the opening day of the new Guinness brewery in […]