Europe agrees to sweeping new regulations for tech platforms

The proposed law, known as the Digital Services Act (DSA), marks the second piece of landmark tech legislation to advance in Europe within a month. It aims to impose new rules on how the tech industry handles misinformation and illegal content on social media, as well as illegal goods and services on online marketplaces. The … Read more

Why U-Haul trucks all have Arizona license plates

An esoteric agreement between the 48 continental US states, Washington DC and all 10 Canadian provinces determining how big-rigs and other commercial vehicles that travel across state lines divvy up billions of dollars of license plate registration fees. The issue of U-Haul’s license plates took on greater significance last week, after investigators in New York … Read more

Budweiser brewer AB InBev is selling its stake in 11 Russian breweries

In March, AB InBev (BUD) suspended sales of its Budweiser brand in Russia and forfeited financial benefit from its Russian joint venture, following the lead of other major brewers in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow dubs a “special operation.” “AB InBev today announced that it will sell its non-controlling interest in the … Read more

Carl Icahn slams McDonald’s over animal welfare practices in fiery letter to investors

“McDonald’s’ Board of Directors … is failing shareholders and stakeholders by presiding over animal welfare violations, supply chain lapses and what I perceive to be a hollow environmental, social and governance (‘ESG’) agenda,” he wrote. “A company’s reluctance to improve policies and verification methods represents a serious risk to a business, its bottom line and … Read more

Some big Indian businesses are joining the exodus from Russia

Tata Steel, one of the largest steelmakers in India, said on Wednesday that it has “taken a conscious decision to stop doing business with Russia.” The company, which is also one of the biggest steel producers in Europe, said it has a plan in place to ensure minimal disruption to its business. All “our steel … Read more

This controversial rule is ruining Hong Kong’s status as an aviation hub

The government recently allowed flights from nine countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, to resume after bans that lasted two to three months, but airlines continue to struggle with the city’s strict “zero Covid” policy. Officials this week temporarily banned flights again from India, Pakistan and the Philippines. As of Wednesday, … Read more

Tesla shareholders try to get Elon Musk to just stop

The Tesla shareholders who are suing Musk for fraud aren’t happy about his comments. In a court filing on Friday they asked the judge in their case to muzzle the tweet-happy CEO. “I was forced [to lie] to save Tesla’s life and that’s the only reason,” Musk said at the TED conference in Vancouver Thursday. … Read more

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches spy satellites for a second time

The Falcon 9 was developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX to be the first orbital-class rocket capable of launching multiple missions, as a way to drive down costs, and SpaceX made history in 2017 by launching the same rocket for a second time. The rocket used in Sunday’s launch of a US National Reconnaissance Office security … Read more

You can get Peeps-flavored ice cream delivered for free on Easter

Cold Stone Creamery is selling a chilly twist on the classic chick-shaped marshmallows with Peeps sundaes, which you can have delivered to your home for free on Easter. The treat consists of Peeps-flavored ice cream with whipped topping, blue sugar crystals, and a yellow Peeps marshmallow candy in the shape of a chick, Cold Stone … Read more