Features by Tracey Samuelson

Commercial drones have tailwind overseas

Facebook and Amazon are testing while American agencies finalize the rules.
Posted In: Facebook, drones, internet access

Why borrowers turn to pricey payday loans

People need payday lenders because there is no alternative.
Posted In: CFPB, banks payday lenders, infrastructure
Facebook holds talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content.

Facebook seeks new friends in media companies

The company wants to cut content deals. Why? And who wins?
Posted In: Facebook, media companies, original content
An electric Tesla car goes down an assembly line at a Tesla Motors factory in 2013 in the Netherlands.

Tesla plans to launch 'autopilot' feature this summer

CEO Elon Musk said the company could push the feature as soon as June.
Posted In: Tesla S, tesla, Elon Musk
A seasonal worker harvests tobacco plants.

Gates and Bloomberg team up against smoking

Helping low and middle-income countries fight challenges from tobacco companies.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, bill gates

American Express launches multi-brand loyalty program

Collect points for paying your AT&T bill, redeem them for Hulu videos.
Posted In: american express, brand loyalty
Facebook introduced an update to its Messenger app March 17 allowing friends to send money to each other.

Status update: Facebook Messenger helps split the bill

The app adds the option to send and receive money between friends.
Posted In: Facebook, messenger, facebook money, apps, money apps

Chris Borland retires from NFL, citing brain concerns

The 49ers linebacker is 24 years old, with no serious head injuries yet.
Posted In: NFL, football, Health

Why are razor blades so expensive?

They're just strips of metal set in plastic, right?
Posted In: razors, manufacturing, i've always wondered

FTC changes its procedures for challenging mergers

The move will mean few merger proposals are caught in the FTC's internal court.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, FTC


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