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Americans are divided over whether eating organic foods makes for better health

March 26th, 2019 at 10:23 am » Comments Off


Americas trucker shortage is about to hit consumers where it hurts

March 10th, 2019 at 3:10 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. Is Facing A Truck Driver Shortage And autonomous trucks won’t arrive in time to fix it. 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 & […]

Today’s influencer economy can be explained by a 19th century economic theory

March 7th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

At the end of the 19th century, American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen said that people take their cues about what to consume from the social class immediately above their own. They want things just beyond their reach. A new paper in the journal Communication, Culture and Critique shows how this theory explains some dynamics […]

The perfect pair of pants is just a 3D body scan away

March 6th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

LIKE SO MANY women, Meghan Litchfield dreaded shopping for jeans. There were the garden-variety complaints: inconsistent sizing between brands, the way back pockets stretched or sagged, the humiliation of walking into a dressing room with half a dozen options only to walk out empty-handed. Even the best candidates were ill-fitting. Most of the time, she’d […]

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

March 3rd, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

Trials of the robot, which has a top speed of 10 mph, will begin later this year Startups do it. Amazon does it. And now even Fedex is doing it — experimenting with robots for short-range deliveries. Today, the company officially announced its new FedEx SameDay Bot, which it says could help make “last mile” […]

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