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'Car guy' Biden touts electric vehicles at Detroit auto show

‘Car guy’ Biden touts electric vehicles at Detroit auto show

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden, a “car guy” with his own vintage Corvette, showcased his administration’s efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit Wednesday to the Detroit auto show. Biden traveled to the massive North American International Auto Show to plug the huge new climate, tax and health care law that offers tax …

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Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline | CNN Business

Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline | CNN Business

CNN  —  Extreme heat in California has left Twitter without one of its key data centers, and a company executive warned in an internal memo obtained by CNN that another outage elsewhere could result in the service going dark for some of its users. Twitter (TWTR), like all major social media platforms, relies on data …

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Soapbox: Splatoon 3's Midnight Launch Felt A Bit Different

Soapbox: Splatoon 3’s Midnight Launch Felt A Bit Different

Image: Nintendo Life / James Mielke Ah, the venerable midnight launch. The once-expected tradition of camping out for midnight game launches — so timed as to technically adhere to official game street dates while still capitalising on gamer obsessions and enthusiasm — is, at least in New York City, on the verge of extinction thanks …

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Cruise recalls its robotaxis after passenger injured in crash | CNN Business

Cruise recalls its robotaxis after passenger injured in crash | CNN Business

Washington, DC CNN Business  —  This week Cruise, which counts General Motors as its largest shareholder, became the first robotaxi operator to recall its vehicles, following a June crash involving “major” damage and minor passenger injuries. The crash occurred after the Cruise robotaxi making a left turn stopped in the intersection, thinking that an oncoming …

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The Housing Market Is in Recession. What It Means for Buyers.

The Housing Market Is in Recession. What It Means for Buyers.

Text size Homes in Hercules, Calif. The Bay Area is seeing home-price growth stall. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg In a matter of months, the pandemic’s red-hot housing market has chilled, recently entering what some economists have called a housing recession. The slowdown will contribute negatively to the economy but could present opportunities for some buyers who …

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The surprising backstory of AriZona Iced Tea's name | CNN

The surprising backstory of AriZona Iced Tea’s name | CNN

New York CNN Business  —  When Don Vultaggio was considering names for his new iced tea business three decades ago, he wanted something that connoted a “warm and healthy environment.” That meant getting far away from Brooklyn, where Vultaggio grew up. But not too far away: His friends called his New York home the Santa …

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Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory Should Drive Down Costs. Here's What It's Like.

Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory Should Drive Down Costs. Here’s What It’s Like.

Text size Giga-Berlin and Giga-Austin are Tesla’s newest car making plants. Wall Street hopes new technology will drive down costs. Patrick Pleul/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Investors would very much like to peek inside Tesla ’s new car factories and see how production is ramping up. It’s also fun to look at the latest car making …

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