Thor Trucks, A New Electric Semi-Truck Challenger, Enters The Ring

Thor Trucks, A New Electric Semi-Truck Challenger, Enters The Ring

Back in August, Cummins revealed the AEOS, its first electric semi-truck. A few months later, Mercedes showed off its own electric semi, the E-Fuso Vision One. Then in November, Tesla debuted its version, the Semi. Now there’s another company looking to sell electric semis, Thor Trucks.

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Tesla is largely to blame for the slide in US home solar sales, report finds

Tesla is largely to blame for the slide in US home solar sales, report finds

After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research. The reason? An analysis of installation data suggests that most of the slowdown is traceable to a single company: Tesla, which acquired sister company SolarCity about a year ago.

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CBA admits 53,000 breaches of money laundering rules, expects more charges

CBA admits 53,000 breaches of money laundering rules, expects more charges

Investors are bracing for a share market reaction after the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) admitted it breached Australia's money laundering and counter-terrorism regulations and indicated more charges could be brought against it. Months after Australia's money laundering regulator, AUSTRAC, launched legal action against CBA, Australia's biggest bank has admitted it breached statutory disclosure laws more than 53,000 times.

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FCC chairman jokes about being a Verizon shill, days before forcing an FCC vote that would be a boon for Verizon

FCC chairman jokes about being a Verizon shill, days before forcing an FCC vote that would be a boon for Verizon

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai probably thought he was adhering to the stand-up comedian’s precept to “know the room” when he launched himself on a jokey, self-deprecating speech last week, complete with a videotaped comedy skit. After all, he was appearing as the featured speaker at the annual dinner of the Federal Communications Bar Assn. That’s a group of which he was once a member, as an in-house Washington attorney for the big telecommunications firm Verizon.

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Writers Guild of America West Blasts Disney-Fox Deal as ‘Relentless Drive to Eliminate Competition’

Writers Guild of America West Blasts Disney-Fox Deal as ‘Relentless Drive to Eliminate Competition’

The Writers Guild of America West has issued a blistering attack on Disney’s proposed $52.4 billion, all-stock deal to acquire 20th Century Fox and other entertainment and sports assets from Rupert Murdoch’s empire. The WGA West, which reps over 10,000 writers, issued the statement a few hours after the entertainment conglomerates announced the transaction.

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Generation Screwed

Generation Screwed

Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression. I am 35 years old—the oldest millennial, the first millennial—and for a decade now, I’ve been waiting for adulthood to kick in. My rent consumes nearly half my income, I haven’t had a steady job since Pluto was a planet and my savings are dwindling faster than the ice caps the baby boomers melted.

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Starbucks wi-fi made computers mine cash

Starbucks wi-fi made computers mine cash

Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation. The wi-fi service provided by one of the coffee chain's Buenos Aires outlets surreptitiously hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create digital cash. Starbucks said that it had taken "swift action" to address the problem.

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