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Japan officially backs ‘flying car’ research

TOKYO — Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air.
This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flyi…

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ACLU says Facebook allows gender-biased job ads

Facebook is allowing job ads that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.
In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook tha…

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Ship traffic, September 19

Ship traffic

Due to arrive today
Algoma Vision
Port McNeill,
British Columbia
Brussels Bridge
Long Beach
E.R. Felixstowe
Los Angeles
Horizon Enterprise
Jasper Arrow
San Diego
Jupiter Bay
Guaymas, Mexico

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Cigna-Express Scripts merger gets federal government approval

Federal officials Monday gave the go-ahead to the proposed merger between Cigna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, and Express Scripts, a major pharmacy benefit manager.
The $52 billion deal, announced in March, is one of two proposed trans…

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Talking gloves, tactile windows: How new tech helps the disabled

LONDON — Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then she pushes a button on her wrist, and a small speaker relays the message drawn in the air: “Let’s D…