Cheddar Morning Business Update 11/14: Tesla hit by class-action lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

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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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  • German railway workers' union calls strike over pay

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    A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay.
  • US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

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    With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.
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