‘His trial balloon went over like the Hindenburg’: Democrats are skeptical of Michael Bloomberg’s potential 2020 run

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican mayor of New York, is considering a run for the presidency in 2020 as a centrist Democrat, despite an energized left wing and a crowded field.   Many Democratic strategists say Bloomberg has no path to victory.  “It’s hard to imagine someone more out of touch with the […]

Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization – Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finds it hard to trust US President Donald Trump’s assertions that the US would not seek to undermine his rule after Pyongyang gets rid of all its nukes, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said. Moon was speaking in the wake of the surprise talks he held with the North’s leader […]

McDonald’s is making a major change to its Happy Meals to win over skeptical parents (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s just announced a plan to cut calories in Happy Meals.  The cheeseburger will no longer be on Happy Meal menus, and six-piece chicken nuggets will no longer be served with small fries.  McDonald’s head of global nutrition says she’s “shocked” by what she believes to be people’s uninformed criticism of the chain’s […]

Many consumers are skeptical about Amazon Go — first-day lines aside (AMZN)

Amazon Go could be model for future retail stores. The new convenience store concept from e-commerce giant Amazon relies on cameras and sensors to detect when you enter and leave and what items you grab from shelves. Instead of checking out, you get automatically billed for items as you pass through a special turnstile when you […]

North and South Korea are starting to talk to each other again, but experts are skeptical of North Korea’s motives

Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images This week marked major developments in communications between North and South Korea, as the two countries plan to meet for the first time in two years. Many hope the talks will help both sides resolve their differences. Still, experts are skeptical about the possibility of any meaningful, long-term impact. This […]

NFL attendance has not been hurt by protests, but there is a simple reason why people should be skeptical of that for now

  So far during the NFL season, there are no signs that attendance has been hurt by threat of boycotts in reaction to player protests during the national anthem. However, there are some simple reasons people should be skeptical of the numbers for now. Through ten weeks of the 2017 season, the average attendance at NFL […]

Toyota Teases Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Elon Musk Skeptical

– For all the consistency and persistence that Toyota has applied to its Prius and hybrid technology, the automaker’s stance on electric cars has been a little harder to understand. After years of resisting any urge to create a rival for mass-produced electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf—or even the BMW i3 or the Tesla Model […]

Sergey who? Russian public unaware or skeptical of far-left leader Udaltsov’s political plans

Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 10:50 A recent public opinion poll has shown that over half of Russians haven’t heard about Sergey Udaltsov and his plans to unite the opposition leftist movements into a single coalition. Over half of those who are aware believe the plans are doomed. According to a study by the state-run […]

The new leader of Trump’s space council seems skeptical of SpaceX

Enlarge / Scott Pace, right, and Elon Musk, left, testify before Congress in 2014. (credit: George Washington University) Scott Pace, a well-known academic figure in the aerospace community, was named executive secretary of the National Space Council in July. As such, he was the first key appointee of the Trump administration on space policy in […]