Honda driver killed by faulty exploding Takata air bag

Honda driver killed by faulty exploding Takata air bag

US safety regulators are urging drivers once again to make sure their vehicles haven’t been recalled after another person was killed by an exploding Takata air bag. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the person was killed in a crash involving a 2002 Honda Accord when the driver’s air bag inflator ruptured … Read more

Google CEO Sundar Pichai grilled over possible layoffs

Google CEO Sundar Pichai grilled over possible layoffs

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to rule out layoffs when pressed on the topic by anxious employees during an all-hands meeting, according to a report. Pichai fielded questions from employees on Thursday, including one who wondered whether there were plans to “cull” the company workforce sometime next year. “It’s really tough to predict the future … Read more

Juul to pay $1.2B to settle 10,000 youth-vaping lawsuits

Juul to pay $1.2B to settle 10,000 youth-vaping lawsuits

Juul Labs has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to resolve about 10,000 lawsuits targeting the e-cigarette maker as a major cause of a US youth-vaping epidemic, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Last week, Juul said it had settlements with about 10,000 plaintiffs covering more than 5,000 cases in California. The company chose not to disclose … Read more

Michael Burry deletes Twitter account after Elon Musk ‘trust’

‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry warns US doomed to ‘multi-year recession’

Famed hedge fund boss Michael Burry appears to have deleted his Twitter account this week, just hours after he praised Elon Musk’s leadership of the revamped social media site. The @michaeljburry Twitter handle displayed a message that read “this account doesn’t exist” as of early Friday afternoon, signaling Burry had either deactivated or deleted the … Read more