Engineers design super ‘band-aid of the future’ loaded with medication, sensors, lights

Engineers design super ‘band-aid of the future’ loaded with medication, sensors, lights

It’s got temperature sensors, LED lights, electronics, medication and it stretches with ease. Behold, it’s the “band-aid of the future,” according to the mechanical engineers who designed it, based on a new material which is very human-friendly, and ready for some helpful high tech additions. Dubbed the “smart wound dressing,” it can also contain temperature […]

Can the US dollar face down the Chinese Yuan?

Can the US dollar face down the Chinese Yuan?

By James G. Rickards / Mises Daily [Editor’s note: Nov. 30 the International Monetary Fund designated the Chinese yuan as one of the global currencies used to calculate the value of Special Drawing Rights. This event may portend a significant reordering of the world’s monetary system, and serve as a recognition that the US dollar’s […]

EU opens probe into McDonald’s Luxembourg tax deals

EU opens probe into McDonald’s Luxembourg tax deals

European regulators announced Thursday that they have opened an investigation into the tax affairs of American fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation. The investigation, which follows similar probes by European authorities into tax deals made by Starbucks Corporation and online retailer Amazon.com, will focus on McDonald’s tax deals with Luxembourg. In a statement released Thursday, the […]

Gas prices near eight-year low as national average approaches $2 a gallon

Gas prices near eight-year low as national average approaches $2 a gallon

The average retail price of gasoline in the United States has dropped for 25 consecutive days, AAA reported Tuesday, and the motor club expects gas stations will continue to slash prices through 2015. Nationwide, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline currently clocks in at about $2.038, or roughly 6.7 percent less […]

New NERA study details economic impact of Clean Power Plan

New NERA study details economic impact of Clean Power Plan

From NCPA A new study by NERA Economic Consulting explains the economic impact from increased regulations from the federal government’s Clean Power Plan (CCP) in great detail. The CCP’s goal is to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing fossil-fueled power plants in the United States. States have the responsibility to meet the CPP goals. […]

Amazon unveils new drone prototype for 30-minute deliveries; Google seeks drone deliveries by 2017

Amazon unveils new drone prototype for 30-minute deliveries; Google seeks drone deliveries by 2017

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Drone delivery is coming, and faster than most think. Time Magazine disagrees. Time proclaims Here’s Why Drone Delivery Won’t Be Reality Any Time Soon Time notes the FAA will not have anything to do with autonomous deliveries other than line-of-sight, but I expect regulations will be worked out soon enough. Countries […]

Air Forces hires civilian drone pilots for ‘combat air patrols’

Air Forces hires civilian drone pilots for ‘combat air patrols’

The Air Force has hired civilian defense contractors to fly MQ-9 Reaper drone missions in global terrorism hot spots as part of the expansion of the military’s drone program. For the first time, civilian pilots and crews are operating what the Air Force calls “combat air patrols,” daily, round-the-clock flights above areas of military operations […]

Catfish farmers in Mississippi, Alabama being squeezed by Vietnamese imports

Catfish farmers in Mississippi, Alabama being squeezed by Vietnamese imports

The Obama administration released new rules last week imposing stiffer requirements on catfish sold as food – a move Southern lawmakers cheered, hoping it will push foreign catfish out of the U.S. market and help local producers. But the rules, released Wednesday, spawned a backlash from other lawmakers who say the regulations have little to […]

Should people be allowed to work for $1 an hour?

Should people be allowed to work for $1 an hour?

By Jonathan Newman / Mises Daily What is the least you would be willing to be paid to verify business addresses or phone numbers for a database? If you had a large online inventory and wanted simple word tags to describe each one of your products for search engine optimization, how much would you be […]

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