Chrysler recall of Dodge and Jeep SUVs involves a brake booster with crimped joints that can become corroded when exposed to water. So far, one accident but no injuries are connected to the Chrysler recall.
Retail stores had a tough holiday season, and much of that was due to poor foot traffic in an increasingly e-commerce retail space. So what are they doing to get customers back in the store? Racetrack layouts, non-existent checkout lines, and selfie-ready dressing rooms.
In the same month as the Three Mile Island and Fukushima nuclear disasters, China announces it is speeding up its research into so-called molten salt reactors that can run on thorium. If it succeeds, it would create a cheaper, more efficient, and safer form of nuclear power that produces less nuclear waste than today's uranium-based technology.
One out of ten barrels of the global oil supply now comes from the United States, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Most of that oil production came from the Eagle Ford and Bakken Shale plays in Texas and North Dakota, respectively.
Canada is on the verge of becoming an energy superpower, according to its natural resources minister. The Canadian government is already signing trade deals and building pipelines that could help it beat the US in a race to energy hegemony, Graeber writes.
The European Union wants to stop American cheese producers from using European names like Parmesan and Muenster on their products, but US lawmakers and dairy farmers are fighting back.