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Tech Company Wants to Cure Brain Ailments with Teeny Tiny Robots

If this were The Matrix, you wouldn’t want a robot climbing into your head. Now imagine if instead of trying to suck the life out of you, they were robotic life-savers. The team that created Apple’s Face ID is on…


EU Likely to Raise Tobacco Taxes to Suppress Smoking

Butt out or pay up. The EU is set to propose stronger taxes on cigarettes and its first union-wide excise levy on vaping and tobacco-warming products, according to a draft European Commission document, curbing smoking habits, and opening gobs of…


Prices of Rare Scotch Whiskies are Surging

A bear market worthy of the Leonardo DeCaprio movie The Revenant is driving investors to drink, if not quite literally. “Fine and rare” single malt whiskies have exploded in price this year, according to a new report from Scottish investment…


UK Opens Antitrust Investigation into Apple and Google

The British are coming — and this time it’s for Big Tech. The UK’s antitrust regulator, the CMA, announced Tuesday it’s launching an investigation into Apple and Google after concluding the pair have “substantial and entrenched market power” in the…


China Warns It Will Tightly Regulate Covid-Linked IPOs

Zero-Covid hasn’t meant zero-cash for every Chinese company. Chinese securities regulators have warned they will be keeping a watchful eye on the IPOs of companies that benefited from the country’s stringent “Zero-Covid” policy — just as major cities ratchet back…


Investors Are Slowing Their Home-Buying Spree

Apartment-dwelling millennials rejoice. At long last, institutional home real estate investors — the type of companies that have been upending house auctions and outbidding traditional home seekers in desirable neighborhoods near you — appear to be slowing their frenetic pandemic-era…


Virgin Yanks Support For Heathrow Runway

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Looks like this summer’s travel chaos is still triggering air rage. During an appearance at the London Airlines 2022 conference on Monday, Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss accused Heathrow airport of abusing its power as Europe’s biggest airport and announced…


Sponsor Data Startup Raises $35 Million in Venture Capital

As any coach will tell you, the team name on the front of a jersey is more important than the player name on the back. But the sponsor’s name is where the money is. SponsorUnited, a software-as-a-service platform that provides…


US Government to Spend $1 Billion to Keep California Nuclear Plant Alive

Washington is saying ‘no’ for now to no-nukes in California. On Monday, the Biden administration announced it is giving a $1.1 billion grant to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company — the oft-beleaguered energy firm powering much of California —…


US Aims to Purchase Icebreaker Ship to Monitor Arctic Ocean

This might be the start of an actual Cold War. The US is eyeing a new icebreaker – a massive ship capable of navigating frozen seas – to patrol contested waters in the Arctic, congressional aides told The Wall Street…

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