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  • Tesla's at the center of a new lawsuit claiming that the production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior." An African American employee says black workers at the company are often harassed and deal with -"Civil Rights era race discrimination."
  • The FDA has approved the first “digital pill.” It’s embedded with a sensor so doctors can tell if a patient has taken their medication--- including the date and time the person took it. According to the New York Times, experts estimate that noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year because patients get sicker. The digital pills do raise privacy concerns. 
  • Bill Gates wants to build the community of the future. His investment company invested $80 million in a high tech development outside of Phoenix. The community has high speed internet, self driving cars and new manufacturing technologies. 
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  • Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

    Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:41:17 GMT
    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-09-24 02:25:02 GMT
    A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.
    A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.
  • 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

    'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

    Sunday, September 23 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-09-23 16:11:17 GMT
    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-09-24 02:24:51 GMT
    (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures via AP). This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jack Black, from left, Owen Vaccaro and Cate Blanchett in a scene from "The House With A Clock in Its Walls."(Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures via AP). This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jack Black, from left, Owen Vaccaro and Cate Blanchett in a scene from "The House With A Clock in Its Walls."
    The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office.
    The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office.
  • As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

    As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-09-23 12:31:14 GMT
    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-09-24 02:24:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Jack Maloney poses in front of the grain bins on his Little Ireland Farms in Brownsburg, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Maloney, who farms about 2,000 acres in Hendricks Count, said the aid for farmers is "a nice gesture" b...(AP Photo/Michael Conroy). Jack Maloney poses in front of the grain bins on his Little Ireland Farms in Brownsburg, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Maloney, who farms about 2,000 acres in Hendricks Count, said the aid for farmers is "a nice gesture" b...
    US farmers will soon begin getting government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China, but even those poised...
    US farmers will soon begin getting government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China, but even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough.
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