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Ports turn to machinery sans drivers

2 California operations try to keep peers’ pace

Subscriber onlyNext year, deckhands on ships docked at Middle Harbor on California's San Pedro Bay won't see many people on the wharf. Remote-controlled cranes towering 165 feet overhead will pluck containers from vessels' holds, and driverless trucks guided by magnets embedded in the asphalt will carry cargo to robotic hoists in a sorting yard. Continue reading...

Wind turbines ruffle feathers of bird lovers

Subscriber onlyPORT AUSTIN, Mich. -- The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Continue reading...

Solar industry views Florida laws as dated

Subscriber onlyResidents of the Sunshine State are finding that harnessing Florida's abundant solar power is no simple task. Continue reading...

YouTube Kids called into question

Consumer groups say content on toddlers’ smartphone app hardly kid stuff

Subscriber onlySearching for videos on how to juggle knives while balancing a chain saw? Taste battery acid? Make chlorine gas? Tie a noose? Continue reading...

Cruise lines raise tips to keep crews afloat

Subscriber onlyCruise lines are increasing their daily tip charge, offering a modest boost to some of the industry’s lowest-paid workers, as U.S. fast-food, retail and airport workers push for raises of their own. Continue reading...

EBay to expand click and collect in U.K.

Subscriber onlyEBay Inc. plans to expand its click-and-collect service in the U.K. and across Europe, after buyers on its site collected 1.5 million parcels from British store chain Argos in the first 18 months of the service. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyAmazon starts 1-hour delivery in NYC NEW YORK — Amazon will begin offering one-hour delivery from local stores in New York City as competition in the delivery arena increases. Continue reading...

Old roller coasters refurbished to put thrill back in rides

Subscriber onlyBigger, faster and more extreme are what count when it comes to roller coasters. Continue reading...

Incentives draw whites back to Motor City

Subscriber onlyWhites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks. Continue reading...

Fresh foods get top billing, Target tells suppliers

Subscriber onlyIt's only becoming more difficult to be a packaged food manufacturer in America. Continue reading...

Home-infusion care's growth draws interest

Subscriber onlyWalgreens Boots Alliance's home-infusion division has been relaunched as an independent company called Option Care, after the drugstore chain sold a majority stake in the business to a Chicago private-equity firm. Continue reading...

Price low, bacon hogging food spotlight

Subscriber onlyAndy Wiederhorn wants to sell bacon to vegetarians. Continue reading...

Vintners in Spain tap U.S. wineries for ideas

Subscriber onlyWinemakers from Priorat in the hills south of Barcelona have drawn inspiration from Oregon and other New World regions to create some of Spain's most expensive wines, fetching about $100 per bottle and finding a market in the U.S. Continue reading...

Three automakers join recall in Japan

715,000 use Takata air bags, they say

Subscriber onlyThree Japanese carmakers said Friday that they would recall more than 700,000 vehicles equipped with air bags made by the supplier Takata, citing the company's admission this week that its air bags contained potentially dangerous faults. Continue reading...

Core inflation up 0.3% in April

Biggest increase in 2 years moves 3-month rate to 2.6%

Subscriber onlyCore consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. Continue reading...

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