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Electroimpact pays $485K in civil rights case

Aerospace firm Electroimpact agrees to pay $485K after AG finds ‘shocking’ discrimination… https://t.co/2olm6oEVfB via @seattletimes — WA Attorney General (@AGOWA) March 24, 2017 Mukilteo-based Electroimpact, one of Boeing’s best-known suppliers for aerospace tools and automation, will pay $485,000 after an investigation … Continue reading

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Treasury chief downplays AI impact on jobs

Experts say the potential impact of automation and artificial intelligence could be one of the biggest economic issues of the 21st century, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says it’s not on his radar screen. Mnuchin made his comments during a … Continue reading

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Another look at Jeff Bezos’ gee-whiz frontier

We already knew that Amazon provided a rare public demonstration of its delivery drone dropping off some sunscreen at this week’s MARS 2017 conference in Palm Springs, Calif. We also knew that Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket ship, which went … Continue reading

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Elon Musk teases Tesla Model 3 electric car

Tesla’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, is showing off a video of the company’s more affordable Model 3 electric car – but he’s also touting Tesla’s pricier models. A clip that shows a black release candidate version of the Model 3 zipping … Continue reading

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Richard Branson mourns Virgin America

The Virgin Group’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, says “many tears” are being shed over Alaska Airlines’ decision to retire the Virgin America brand in the wake of its $4 billion acquisition. Branson bid farewell to the brand in a “Dear … Continue reading

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Why Alaska Airlines is killing Virgin America

It all comes down to cost and consistency of branding: That’s why Alaska Airlines announced today that it would retire the Virgin America name for the airline it acquired last year. Seattle-based Alaska Air Group completed the $4 billion transaction (including … Continue reading

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Boom picks up $33M to build supersonic jet

Colorado-based Boom Technology has raised $33 million in a Series A round to build and fly its first supersonic jet, a one-third-scale prototype known as the XB-1 or “Baby Boom.” Testing the XB-1 would blaze the trail for a full-scale jet … Continue reading

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