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Toyota Takes Self-Driving Cars Off Road After Uber Accident

The fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle operated by the ride-hailing service Uber has prompted one automaker to temporarily halt its testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The accident on Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz., prompted Uber to halt its tests on the streets of four cities: Tempe, Pittsburgh, ...

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FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future

Advertisement KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — As soon as the first robot arrived at a FedEx shipping hub in the heart of North Carolina tobacco country early last year, talk of pink slips was in the air. Workers had been driving the “tuggers” that navigated large and irregular items across the vast ...

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What Is Your Experience With Tipping in Restaurants?

Advertisement Amid a cultural reckoning over misconduct in the workplace, we spoke to more than 60 restaurant servers and bartenders, who shared stories of having to endure crude comments and even groping from customers — all to ensure a good tip. Going to a restaurant is a near-universal experience, but ...

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A Heartland Company Leads the Media Race

Advertisement DES MOINES — Steve Lacy greeted me in his office as if we were old friends. A top executive at the Meredith Corporation, he was a main driver of the company’s $ 2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. last November. With that deal, the 116-year-old Meredith Corporation became the ...

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