Japan standardizes toilet buttons to accommodate foreign tourists

Jan 18, 2017
High-tech toilets, while impressive, are often difficult to understand.
The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association has created a set of universal, standardized graphics for Toto's buttons.
Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association

Companies try to avoid the Trump Twitter treatment

Jan 18, 2017
It’s not even Inauguration Day yet, but we’re getting a pretty clear sense of President-elect Donald Trump’s negotiating style with corporate America. His tweets have chastised manufacturers like Carrier, GM and Ford for outsourcing jobs, prompting those companies to promise to add or retain jobs domestically. And now several others are promising expansions and investments […]

Millennials actually aren’t noncommittal slackers, says new study

Jan 10, 2017
Nearly half of the millennial leaders surveyed by The Conference Board said they plan to work for their companies for more than 15 years.

Ridesharing could cut 75 percent of traffic in Manhattan

Jan 6, 2017
If everyone shared we'd save a whole lot of gas without using much time.
Taxis sit in a flooded lot after Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Let's build infrastructure, but we better make it smart

Jan 5, 2017
In the age of self-driving cars and connected everything, roads and bridges must keep up.
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How hackers are using AI to fight fake news

Jan 3, 2017
Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary talks to Wired Senior Staff Writer Cade Metz about how technologists are combining artificial intelligence with human fact checkers to take down fake news.
A screenshot of Facebook's process for flagging a fake news post.
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It's tricky: Run-DMC sues Amazon, Walmart and Jet for trademark infringement

Dec 30, 2016
The lawsuit alleges the retailers are using the brand's name and logo without permission.
Recording artists Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (L) and Joseph 'Run' Simmons of Run-D.M.C. perform onstage during DirecTV Super Saturday Night co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV at Pier 70 on Feb. 6 in San Francisco.
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Sears gets a financial bump as it closes stores and sells its iconic brands

Dec 29, 2016
Its largest shareholder arranges a line of credit to keep the struggling chain going.
Banners hang from Sears' flagship store in the Loop on Jan. 22, 2014 in Chicago, Ill.
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How familiar are you with the concept of sustainable investing?

Dec 28, 2016
A G20 taskforce calls for companies to be clearer about the financial risks they face from things like, say, a warmer planet.

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to resign next year

Dec 9, 2016
He steps down in the face of declining soda sales, but will remain in the company as chairman.
 Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company Muhtar Kent speaks on stage during a summit in New York last year.
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