U.S. upgrades probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorers over exhaust odors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading and expanding a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to crashes and injuries.

Meg Whitman says she’s not going to Uber

 Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman wants everyone to know that’s not going to Uber. Bloomberg and Recode had reported that she was on the short list for the CEO spot, but she took to Twitter to make it clear that it’s not happening. In a three-part tweet, she concluded that the “rumors” have “become a distraction,” so she wants everyone to know… Read More

New York Mets Trade Polarizing, Forever Underrated 1B Lucas Duda to Tampa Bay Rays

Forever polarizing, forever underrated. New York Mets trade first baseman Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays

There are Many Surprising Investments Being Made by a Venture Fund and Accelerator Called Canopy

The tectonic shifts in the cannabis industry have been a result of evolutions in politics, economics and science. Investors have been intrigued and wary of moving into the cannabis sector. Canopy is one venture fund that has moved judiciously into a variety of cannabis business that could be big.

Japan defense minister says resigning amid plunging PM ratings

TOKYO (Reuters) – Embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said on Friday she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Kansas governor tapped as religious ambassador reflects on legacy

(Reuters) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday shrugged off the political backlash and budget woes stirred by his aggressive tax-cutting policies at home as he looked forward to a new role as the Trump administration’s chief defender of global religious tolerance.

Why Foxconn’s $10 Billion ‘Inception’ Has Us Waiting For ‘The Kick’

Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products in China, has announced plans to open a plant in Wisconsin to build LCD screens for Sharp. How far does this go? Will Foxconn’s Wisconsin operation re-outsource back to Asia? Globalization is confusing for workers. Cartoon by Ted Rall.