Going Coastal: GM Calls for Nationwide Zero-emission Vehicle Strategy

General Motors CEO Mary Barra took to the USA Today op-ed page Friday to advocate for a national zero-emission vehicle strategy — NZEV, for short. The automaker is calling for the ZEV program already in effect in California and nine other states to become law across the United States, thus making it mandatory for OEMs […]

French schools welcome students with a nationwide ban on mobile phones

Hello, school. Goodbye, smartphone. Across France, kids marked the start of classes today. But this year, they have to leave their mobile phones behind. Adopted several months ago, France has put in a place a nationwide ban on mobile phones for students in middle school and younger. High schools have the option of putting in […]

Yelp’s hygiene score cards for restaurants go nationwide

Back in 2013, Yelp introduced an attribute that someone who values hygiene above all else would love: restaurants’ health inspection scores. The website has only been displaying ratings on select restaurants’ pages in New York and San Francisco, though, since the feature is part of the company’s Local Inspector Value-entry Specification (LIVES) program developed with […]

Michigan’s ‘Marshall Plan for Talent’ aims to become model for tech education nationwide

As tech executives call for state education programs to do a better job of providing STEM education, states are jockeying to show that they are attuned to the industry’s needs. This week, Michigan’s Republican governor Rick Snyder unveiled what he calls the “Marshall Plan for Talent” — a $ 100 million, five-year investment to restructure […]

The students who survived the Florida school shooting are planning something big to take the fight for gun safety nationwide

Mark Wilson / Getty Images Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are planning a nationwide series of marches to get politicians to pay attention to their plight. Junior Cameron Kasky says “we are losing our lives while the adults are playing around,” referring to lawmakers in Congress. Kasky also […]

Sprint commits to launching mobile 5G nationwide in 2019, raising prices

Following a series of increasingly concrete 5G rollout announcements from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, Sprint today committed to launching mobile 5G service nationally in the first half of 2019 — at somewhat higher prices. The commitment suggests that the fourth-place U.S. carrier may lag behind larger rivals AT&T and Verizon, which will begin 5G deployments later […]

VW's Electrify America plans nationwide network of 4,800 EV chargers

Part of Volkswagen‘s repentance for that diesel boondoggle is some EV philanthropy known as Electrify America (EA), charged with “investing $ 2 billion over the next 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education/outreach, and access/exposure.” When EA announced the first phase of its plan last February, it said it would install roughly 500 […]

Shake Shack is testing a new chicken sandwich that will soon be available nationwide — here’s how it tastes

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Shake Shack‘s new grilled chicken club sandwich is being tested in Brooklyn, New York locations. It’ll be available nationwide for a limited time starting January 26. The sandwich is decent, but the chicken itself leaves something to be desired. Shake Shack is testing a new grilled chicken sandwich at its locations in […]