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Mnuchin follows Trump’s reversal on Huawei and reportedly urges US suppliers to resume selling to the blacklisted company

From left to right: US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing on May 1, 2019.Andy Wong/Pool/Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has encouraged US suppliers to seek governmental approval to resume selling equipment to blacklisted Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, The …

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Lee Iacocca, the auto industry titan who saved Chrysler from bankruptcy and launched the Ford Mustang, has died. Here’s a look at his incredible life and career

President Jimmy Carter signs the Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Act of 1979, which gave Chrysler $1.5 billion in federal loans after Iacocca petitioned the US government for assistance. The money would help save the struggling automaker from bankruptcy. Iacocca also set about cutting production costs, revamping operations and creating a …

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Tesla’s Model 3 has been the best-selling EV in the US this year by a huge margin

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Tesla‘s Model 3 sedan was the best-selling electric vehicle in the US during the first half of 2019, according to estimates from the electric-vehicle website InsideEVs. The website estimates that Tesla sold 67,650 Model 3s in the US through June, over seven times the sales generated by …

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I drove a $108,000 BMW X7 to find out if the largest BMW ever built is worth the price – here’s the verdict

I tested out some the BMW X7’s more exotic technologies for an episode of Cars Insider’s “Real Reviews.” They were a mixed bag, and you can watch the whole thing here. I also tested BMW’s suite of driver-assist features, and those technologies worked as advertised, although the X7 is certainly …

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Cheating Death: Inside the Cryonics Institute, Where Your Body Is Frozen With Hopes of Revival

Until the day he died, in 2011, Robert Ettinger hoped humanity would figure out a way to cheat death. Today, his body is stored in a cryonic vessel filled with liquid nitrogen and frozen to –196 degrees Celsius. He lies in cryopreservation at the Cryonics Institute in Michigan—which he founded—alongside …

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Twitter apologized for suspending accounts of Chinese government critics ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016.Brendan McDermid/File Photo via Reuters Twitter came under fire after several accounts belonging to critics of the Chinese government were removed from the site. Though …

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$2.5 billion video game company Roblox and China’s Tencent defied the growing tech ‘cold war’ and announced a big gaming partnership

Roblox CEO David BaszuckiRoblox Roblox, the $2.5 billion video game platform, is forming a joint venture with Chinese tech titan Tencent. The eventual goal: Bringing Roblox, which currently has over 90 million active players, to the massive Chinese market. Tencent is no stranger to working with foreign video game companies, …

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An Australian worker won a landmark privacy case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner

Pyotr Sivkov / Getty An Australian man won a landmark case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to hand over his biometric data to his employer. Jeremy Lee from Queensland, Australia, was fired from his job in February 2018 after he refused to use the company’s newly-introduced …

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Sheryl Sandberg revealed the new scare-tactic Facebook is using to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook

CNBC/Business Insider Sheryl Sandberg says the company is working hard with regulators worldwide to create new rules to regulate internet companies including Facebook. And she’s got a new argument as to why regulators shouldn’t break up Facebook. The argument goes like this: even if we broke up Facebook there would …

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Trump’s Huawei ban could spark a tit-for-tat fight with Beijing that puts Apple in the middle of the crossfire

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in November 2017.Damir Sagolj/Reuters A ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei by the Trump Administration could spark a tit-for-tat with Beijing that would turn the heat up on US tech companies, …

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