Trump’s solar tariff isn’t hurting the industry as much as everyone expected

Enlarge / Solar panels, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, June 15, 2016. (credit: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) On Thursday, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) published a quarterly report that offered surprising results. Despite a 30-percent tariff on solar cells and modules imported to the US, solar installations only fell by about nine percent, year over year. At the […]

DOJ: We will examine social media firms that “may be hurting competition”

Enlarge / Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (left) and Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testify during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations’ use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) In the wake of testimony before a Senate committee hearing […]

Harvard’s robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

As you might imagine, you can’t just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have a far more delicate solution. They’ve created a robot arm (the RAD sampler) whose petal-like fingers can quickly […]

How German policymakers are hurting Berlin’s startups

GUEST: You can hardly go a day without seeing an article heralding the prodigal rise of Berlin’s startup scene. It is true that Berlin has tremendous momentum and potential. There is an iconoclastic streak to the city, and it is attracting young makers with creative ambitions from all over the world. But there is something […]

Here’s how figure skaters can stand on their partners without hurting them

At the Winter Olympics, some figure skaters perform lifts in which they stand on top of their partner — while wearing sharp skates.  INSIDER asked two skating coaches how athletes can do this without hurting each other.  Nasty cuts do happen, they said, but with lots of training, teams can get the skate placement just right […]

Weak iPhone X demand isn’t just hurting Apple — it’s also causing problems for Samsung (AAPL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Fewer people are buying the $ 1,000 iPhone X than expected. Apple has decided to produce fewer iPhone X phones as a result, halving its production order in January. That’s impacted suppliers who make parts for the iPhone X, according to a new report from Nikkei. Specifically Samsung, which supplies OLED screens for […]

Whole Foods’ crisis of empty shelves is hurting sales, analysts say

Tommy Wiles Barclays analysts say out-of-stock problems at Whole Foods are hurting the grocery chain’s sales and making it less of a threat to other grocers. “Until execution issues are resolved and broader price cuts are implemented — we believe traction on sales will stall, so for now the pressure on the industry has abated,” […]

Tom Brady was ‘hurting all the time’ at age 25, but he saved his career by changing his diet and lifestyle

Jim Rogash/Getty Tom Brady added to his legacy on Sunday by helping the New England Patriots overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and advance to the Super Bowl. Brady’s strict lifestyle has been well-chronicled, but last year, he revealed that at 25, he was “hurting all the time” and knew he […]

Trump says Russia is hurting US efforts to solve North Korea issue

Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs that Russia may be hurting US efforts to resolve the North Korea crisis. Trump also said that China is “helping us.” North Korea has launched numerous provocative missile tests in recent months.   WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that […]

How the Wildfires Are Hurting California’s Wine Industry

ST. HELENA, Calif.—When the winemaker Jean Hoefliger arrived at his small Napa Valley winery at 3:30 a.m. on October 9, the morning the Northern California fires broke out, he had a multimillion-dollar business decision to make. Two fires on opposite sides of the valley tore down the hillsides toward nearly $ 14 million worth of […]