America’s Trucker Shortage Is About to Hit Consumers Where It Hurts

America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter. McDonald’s Corp.’s long-time distributor Martin-Brower Co. is raising delivery fees, imperiling low menu prices, and Procter & Gamble Co., Church & Dwight Co. and Hasbro Inc. are sounding the alarm that higher freight fees could be passed on to …

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In Tech Race With China, U.S. Universities May Lose a Vital Edge

The U.S. is still out in front of global rivals when it comes to innovation, but American universities — where new ideas often percolate — have reason to look over their shoulder. That’s especially true for technologies like 5G phone networks and artificial intelligence. They’re exactly the fields where President Donald Trump recently insisted the …

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Leave the Purell at Home: This Hotel Is a Germaphobe’s Dream

Stay in a high-tech hotel today and you might see the day’s headlines in your full-length mirror or have a personal trainer on-demand when you turn on the television. If you’re staying at Copenhagen’s just-opened Hotel Ottilia, on the other hand, you might have a room that fully disinfects itself each morning without housekeeping lifting …

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Feds investigating deadly Friday Tesla crash in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Tesla) The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to Delray Beach, Fla., to investigate a Friday morning crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model 3. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also investigating the crash. According to the preliminary report of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office …

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True Detective’s stellar third season will restore your faith in the series

True Detective.’> Enlarge / “Did you think you could just go on and never once have to look back?” An elderly Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) has to reckon with his dark past in season 3 of True Detective. (credit: YouTube/HBO) HBO’s True Detective was a pop-culture sensation when it debuted in 2014, but its sophomore outing …

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