EU's security must no longer depend on US – Macron

Published time: 27 Aug, 2018 10:24 Edited time: 27 Aug, 2018 10:32 The security of the European Union must no longer depend on the US, French President Emmanuel Macron has said. Europe can “no longer” entrust its security to the US alone, the French president said, speaking at the annual French ambassadors’ conference at the […]

The trucking industry is handling its driver shortage in a unique way — and it could crush others that depend on it (GIS)

Tim Shaffer/Reuters A shortage of truck drivers in the US has increased their wages, on average. Unlike many other industries, trucking companies have been able to pass on these higher costs to their clients through higher prices.  But in most other industries, including those getting crushed by higher freight costs, it’s not as easy to […]

Trump reportedly plans to end DACA — and the young immigrants who depend on the program are in ‘panic mode’

Associated Press/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a controversial Obama-era policy that shielded immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the US illegally as children. According to at least two media reports published on Sunday, Trump wants to end the program and delay […]

China’s capital controls are working — and that’s bad news for real estate markets that depend on Chinese money

Jacky Naegelen/Reuters One month isn’t a trend, but three and we’re getting there. According to the latest numbers from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to a 5 month high. New capital controls have effectively shut off the valve for the world’s largest buyers of international property. This trend […]

IoT predictions for 2017 depend on helping developers

GUEST: The 20 to 50 billion new devices coming online over the next few years — estimates vary — represent a massive opportunity for businesses, and not just technology businesses. Smarter devices and troves of sensor data can improve existing business models and lead to the creation of entirely new ones. The device population explosion […]

Otto’s California Truck Testing May Depend on Whether Drivers Keep a Foot on the Accelerator or Not

– When Otto first began testing its technology in California last year, a co-founder of the company sought to assure regulators it was developing driver-assistance systems on the state’s public roads and not self-driving semi trucks. – The distinction is critical. Otto, which hopes to develop fully self-driving trucks, would not be required to obtain an autonomous-testing permit from the […]