Amazon Patents Wristband to Precisely Track Its Warehouse Workers

The company wants its workers to pack boxes faster, without having to scan barcodes. Image credit: Emanuele Cremaschi | Getty Images This article originally published Feb. 2, 2018, and was updated Feb. 5, 2018, with a statement from Amazon. Warehouse workers often describe high-pressure environments, where a push for maximum efficiency in fulfilling orders keeps breaks […]

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3 Marijuana Stocks That Should Be Profitable in 2018

These pot stocks should have shareholders seeing green this year. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the buzz on Wall Street has been all about marijuana stocks in recent years. According to ArcView, a leading cannabis research firm, the North American legal weed market is on track to grow by 26% annually through 2021. […]

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Jack Box Joins Snoop Dogg to Talk All Things Munchie Meal

On the latest episode of GGN, Snoop sits down with the fast food world’s biggest boss to talk collaborating on snacks and ping pong skills. by MERRY JANE Staff With adult-use cannabis finally legal and accessible in the great state of California, we thought we’d do a little celebrating. And like you, we party with red eyes, […]

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Shown the Door, Older Workers Find Bias Hard to Prove

ImageCreditLisa Haney for The New York Times For more than four decades, manufacturing was the only work Donetta Raymond knew. Fresh from high school, she followed her father to the factory floor because, she said, “It was the best-paying job around.” Starting as a sheet metal mechanic, Ms. Raymond found plenty of work in her […]

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Why Blockchain Matters to Small Businesses

The technology can be used for much more than cryptocurrency. Image credit: Shutterstock Nikolai Kuznetsov • Guest Writer There are many disadvantages small and medium-sized ventures face in the current business atmosphere. Despite their status as the backbone of any major economy and integral to GDP growth and other national metrics, smaller firms face high barriers to […]

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Wearable Tech Blurs Line Between Gadgets and Medical Equipment

The health-monitoring features of smartwatches and wearable devices are creating new opportunities in the world of medicine. Tech experts at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show were bullish about the role wearable gadgets could play as medical devices going forward. (Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – The pursuit of health and wellness, on the surface, seems like a […]

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Bitcoin Plunges 17% in a Week, While Ethereum Reaches New Record Highs

Will South Korea ban cryptocurrency trading? The thought of it has investors spooked. Bitcoin (BTC-USD) continues to drop on Friday, adding to earlier losses on the news that South Korea could ban bitcoin trading, but remains well above its Thursday lows. In the meantime, Ethereum (ETH-USD) reached a new record high this week and continues […]

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Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 billion in Michigan plant, pay bonus after tax cut

An employee removes side panels from a press at Fiat-Chrysler’s Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, on Aug. 26, 2016. (Jeff Kowalsky / Bloomberg) Jamie Butters and Ryan BeeneBloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is investing $1 billion in a Michigan truck factory and paying worker bonuses in the wake of a U.S. tax cut, gestures […]

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Diet Coke Gets Biggest Makeover Ever in Bid to Restore Cachet

Source: Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Co., facing an industrywide retreat from artificially sweetened sodas, is hoping its biggest Diet Coke makeover ever can win back consumers. The Atlanta-based beverage giant is relaunching its classic Diet Coke formula — along with four new flavors — in taller, thinner cans. The move comes after years of declines for the brand. Though […]

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