U.S. Firms Begin Letting Parents Bring Babies to Work

Tucked away near a winding river in the woods of Gilsum, New Hampshire, sits the headquarters of natural skincare company Badger Balm. Outside the windows is a picturesque landscape filled with rustic New England meadows and trees. Other than the view, Badger’s offices are like any other — cubicles, glowing computer screens — but with […]

Germany’s data-driven FlixBus launches in the U.S. to make bus travel cool again

Almost five years after launching in Germany, FlixBus is about to make its biggest leap, strategically and geographically, by launching its data-driven bus service in the United States. The company announced today that it has begun serving a series of routes in the southwestern part of the country, operating out of Los Angeles for now. […]

Canadian women lose after last-second try by U.S. in Rugby 7s quarters

Canada faltered at the World Women's Rugby Sevens Series, losing to the United States 28-26 in the Cup quarter-finals, failing to advance to the semifinals in Langford, British Columbia.  Canadian Bianca Farella scored the go-ahead try with just over a minute remaining to give Canada a 26-21 lead, but the Americans scored in the dying seconds of the game to […]

Takata's defective airbags linked to 278 injuries in U.S., senator says

Takata Corp’s defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The airbags have also been linked to […]

Audi expands Traffic Light Information system, now in 10 U.S. cities

Audi continues to expand its Traffic Light Information telematics program, adding Phoenix and Kansas City, Kan. That brings the number of U.S. cities where the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology is available to 10, with more than 2,250 intersections wired for the capability. TLI-equipped Audis communicate with traffic signals enabled with data from Traffic Technology Services to count […]

Uber is working with the U.S. Army, and other flying-car details

DETROIT — Uber Technologies said on Tuesday it would work with the U.S. Army to advance research on a novel, quiet aircraft rotor technology that could be used in future flying cars, or military aircraft. The alliance highlights stepped-up efforts by Uber and other companies to transform flying cars from a science fiction concept to […]

Ex-Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn charged in U.S. over diesel scandal

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Thursday unsealed charges against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to mislead regulators about the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating. Volkswagen did not immediately comment. An indictment filed in secret in March was unsealed in U.S. District Court on the same day as Volkswagen’s […]