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How Oat Milk conquered America

June 23rd, 2019 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

  The Swedish company Oatly won over American baristas and launched a massive trend When Chicago barista Dominic Rodriguez first heard about oat milk, he was skeptical. He had latte-making down to a fine art — at coffee competitions, he sculpts swan-necked turkeys and roses out of foam — and in his experience, plant-based milks didn’t foam correctly. “I’m […]

‘The pain is just beginning’: After 38,000 layoffs, Wall Street wakes up to ‘peak car’

June 21st, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

  What goes up must come down, even in car-loving America. Global demand for cars will decline 3% in 2019, analysts predict. There have been at least 38,000 job losses among automakers in the past six months. One stark example: Commercial vehicle exports from the UK collapsed by 89% in April. The decline in car […]

People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the ‘sober curious’

June 20th, 2019 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

New York(CNN Business) Getaway in Brooklyn was comfortably full for a Saturday night, when I came in to try my first “shrub” — an acidic beverage made from vinegar, fruit, sugar, club soda and zero alcohol. I ordered a carrot-and-ginger shrub and hoped it would be palatable. I was pleasantly surprised, drank the whole thing […]

IBM is using self-driving car technology to power a new patient monitor for seniors

June 14th, 2019 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

The 65+ Age Group Will Make Up a Growing Portion of the US Population  IBM Watson is trying its hand at in-home health monitoring with a new system that combines IBM’s machine learning software with cutting-edge Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors to paint an accurate, real-time picture of seniors’ daily lives. IBM’s teaming up […]

Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms

June 10th, 2019 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms Voters in Missouri take part in November’s elections. Turnout reached a record high for the 2018 midterms. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Midterm voter turnout reached a modern high in 2018, and Generation Z, Millennials and Generation X accounted for a narrow majority of those […]

Should we gamify citizenship?