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Google is collecting health data on millions of Americans

Google is collecting health data on millions of Americans

Google has confirmed it’s collecting health data on millions of Americans through a new partnership with Ascension, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health systems. The tech company and Ascension confirmed they were working together to analyze patient data to give health care providers new insights and care suggestions for patients. The project, codenamed “Project…MORE

Ford workers appear set to approve labor deal

Ford workers appear set to approve labor deal

Ford’s unionized employees appear ready to sign a new contract, a move that would allow the automaker to avoid the kind of strike that recently hobbled rival GM for 40 days. United Auto Workers locals that represent members at various Ford plants around the country have started to report results of ratification votes on a…MORE

What you need to know before markets open

What you need to know before markets open

Disney+ launches Tuesday in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. The streaming service represents Disney’s first charge into the “streaming wars,” which pit media giants like CNN’s parent, WarnerMedia, against tech firms such as Apple and pure streaming plays like Netflix. Each wants consumers’ time and money. For Disney and its CEO Bob Iger,…MORE

Burger King launches meatless burger across Europe and tests new US options

Burger King launches meatless burger across Europe and tests new US options

Burger King is going big on plant-based meat. In August, the burger chain started selling the Impossible Whopper throughout the United States. The meatless version of its signature burger has been so successful that Burger King is launching a plant-based “Rebel” Whopper across Europe, and it’s testing more plant-based options, including the Impossible Whopper Jr.…MORE

China has been slashing its electric car subsidies. That could backfire

China has been slashing its electric car subsidies. That could backfire

China wants to boost its adoption of electric vehicles. So far, that hasn’t been easy. Data released this week suggests that the Chinese market for new energy vehicles could shrink this year, according to an industry group. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Monday that the sales of electric, hybrid and fuel cell cars…MORE

Sean Spicer eliminated from ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Sean Spicer eliminated from ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Maybe Sean Spicer was exactly what ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” needed: A boldface name, beloved by some, detested by others, who stirred interest in the 28th season of the reality TV workhorse. Spicer capitalized on his former role as White House press secretary by doing the tango and the foxtrot for millions of ABC…MORE

Hong Kong stocks tepid after violence rocks markets

Hong Kong stocks tepid after violence rocks markets

Hong Kong stocks inched up slightly Tuesday, a day after recording their worst day in months as violence escalated in the city. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.3%. On Monday, the index dropped more than 2.6% — its worst single-day percentage loss since the beginning of August, according to Refinitiv data. Markets plunged on…MORE

Southwest Airlines flew jets without full knowledge of their repair histories

Southwest Airlines flew jets without full knowledge of their repair histories

Whistleblowers at the Federal Aviation Administration questioned whether Southwest Airlines improperly flew jets without full knowledge of their safety history, according to documents released Monday by a Senate committee. The documents show that Southwest acquired 88 used jets from foreign airlines starting in 2013, and the FAA permitted Southwest to fly the planes. In May…MORE