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  • Tesla's at the center of a new lawsuit claiming that the production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior." An African American employee says black workers at the company are often harassed and deal with -"Civil Rights era race discrimination."
  • The FDA has approved the first “digital pill.” It’s embedded with a sensor so doctors can tell if a patient has taken their medication--- including the date and time the person took it. According to the New York Times, experts estimate that noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year because patients get sicker. The digital pills do raise privacy concerns. 
  • Bill Gates wants to build the community of the future. His investment company invested $80 million in a high tech development outside of Phoenix. The community has high speed internet, self driving cars and new manufacturing technologies. 
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  • Samsung's profit exceeds expectations thanks to memory chips

    Samsung's profit exceeds expectations thanks to memory chips

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:58:52 GMT
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    Samsung Electronics says its first-quarter earnings jumped 52 percent over a year earlier thanks to its mainstay memory chips that posted another record-high quarterly profit.
    Samsung Electronics says its first-quarter earnings jumped 52 percent over a year earlier thanks to its mainstay memory chips that posted another record-high quarterly profit.
  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

    E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:38:35 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File). FILE - This Jan. 24, 2012, file photo shows a plate of butternut Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and roasted cubes of butternut squash. U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce ha...(AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File). FILE - This Jan. 24, 2012, file photo shows a plate of butternut Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and roasted cubes of butternut squash. U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce ha...
    U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states.
    U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states.
  • With Cruise, 'A Quiet Place,' Paramount ready for a comeback

    With Cruise, 'A Quiet Place,' Paramount ready for a comeback

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:38:52 GMT
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    (Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP). This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from "A Quiet Place."(Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP). This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from "A Quiet Place."
    Breakthrough thriller "A Quiet Place" is getting a sequel.
    Breakthrough thriller "A Quiet Place" is getting a sequel.
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