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Boeing is open to changing the name of the 737 Max

Boeing is open to renaming its troubled 737 Max, its most important and currently its most infamous aircraft. Boeing Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith revealed the possibility of a name change while speaking to Bloomberg on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show. “I’d say we’re being open-minded to all the input we get,” he…MORE

Mike Pence’s communications director is leaving

Vice President Mike Pence’s communications director Jarrod Agen is leaving the administration after two and a half years, CNN has learned. Agen was one of the vice president’s most trusted advisers who held multiple roles in Pence’s office. In a statement Monday, Pence thanked Agen for his work. “From traveling abroad for major international trips,…MORE

Frito-Lay recalls some barbecue chips because they might contain milk

Allergic to milk products? You may want to check your pantry. Frito-Lay is recalling its Lay’s Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain an undeclared milk allergen. Consumers with a “severe sensitivity to milk” risk a potentially fatal allergic reaction if they eat the chips, Frito-Lay said in a statement to the…MORE

How Donald Trump’s Russia blindness impacts a lot more than elections

Donald Trump has never been a big believer in the idea that Russia actively interfered in the 2016 election to help him and hurt Hillary Clinton. He’s kept a healthy skepticism toward it despite the intelligence community and special counsel Robert Mueller’s assertion that there is zero question that Russia meddled in the election to…MORE

Bitcoin hit $9,300, its highest level in 13 months

Bitcoin’s stunning spring continues: It soared past $9,300 Monday, reaching its highest level in 13 months. The cryptocurrency has risen 148% in 2019. Many investors are betting on more growth ahead. As JPMorgan, Fidelity and the New York Stock Exchange get into the cryptocurrency business, investors have grown to trust bitcoin more as an asset…MORE

Amazon condemns Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for ‘starvation wages’ comment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for being a billionaire while his company pays its warehouse workers “starvation wages.” Amazon says Ocasio-Cortez is “just wrong.” In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” the New York Democrat blasted Amazon, claiming low worker pay contributes to Bezos’ status as the world’s richest person. Amazon…MORE

Mastercard will let transgender, non-binary people use their chosen name on cards

Mastercard has announced that it well let transgender and non-binary people use their chosen name, rather than their legal or given name, on credit, debit and prepaid cards. “For many in the LGBTQIA+ community, the name on their credit, debit or prepaid card does not reflect their true identity,” the company said in a release.…MORE

MIT teaches robots to ‘feel’ objects just by looking at them

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are teaching robots to “see” what an object looks like just by touching it and predict what something will feel like by looking at it. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a predictive artificial intelligence to help robots use multi-modal sensory…MORE

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