Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Twitter-Musk Takeover Dispute Heading for an October Trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost his fight to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him as a Delaware judge on July 19 set an October trial, citing the “cloud of uncertainty” over the social media company after the billionaire backed out of a deal to buy it.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
July 19, 2022
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Twitter Adopts ‘Poison Pill’ Defense in Musk Takeover Bid

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Twitter said April 15 that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a “poison pill” defense in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company for more than $43 billion and take it private.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
April 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Samsung Expected to Build $17 Billion Chip Factory in Texas

Samsung is planning to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
November 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

White House Proposes Guidelines for Regulating AI Use, Including in Transportation

The Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future federal regulation of artificial intelligence used in medicine, transportation and other industries.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Price Keeps Rising as Industry Eyes Iran-US Conflict

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel Jan. 6 for the first time in more than three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
January 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

As Robots Introduced to Warehousing, Workers Have to Adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — Guess who’s getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
December 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Shuttle Pulled Over in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
May 15, 2019
Business, Logistics

Hundreds Show Up for Jobs at Amazon Warehouses in US Cities

Hundreds of people showed up Aug. 2 for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
August 2, 2017