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The Industrious Bee: Replacing Plastic Products with Beeswax

Some industrious have found a way to replace plastic wrap, that everyday item we use to preserve our leftovers, lunches and favorite foods. And to do so, they’re using the lessons of the past to solve modern-day challenges.

The Curious Case of Trademark Requests for Racial Slurs

According to a recent report, there has been a tiny upward blip in trademark requests sent to the federal government to register racists words and slogans for products. The sudden drive to file trademarks for racial slurs comes in the wake of a June Supreme Court decision.

Since 1970, Air Pollution Down 73%, Economy Tripled

A new EPA report says that since 1970, the combined emissions of six common air pollutants have fallen 73 percent since 1970. Meanwhile, the number of miles Americans have driven have almost tripled, and the economy has expanded to over three times its size from almost a half century ago.

$1 Million Per Job?! Funny Money in Wisconsin Foxconn Deal

Wisconsin’s politicians are ebullient about Foxconn’s arrival, but it has not taken long for critics of the deal to crunch the numbers and question whether the amount of taxpayers’ money to be spent on luring the company to the Badger State makes it a worthwhile investment for taxpayers.

Tesla Model 3 Boasts 310-Mile Range Option

Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car made its debut, and so far the reviews have been hot. And never shying away from bravado, the company says it will soon roll out a high-performance option next year – with an eye-popping range of 310 miles per charge.

Foxconn Chooses Wisconsin For $10 Billion Flat Panel Factory

Foxconn, one of the most important companies within Apple’s supply chain, is close to announcing the location of a brand new factory in the U.S.; Wisconsin is reportedly the favorite to land this $10 billion factory that could boast as many as 10,000 jobs.

China Tells WTO: No More Garbage Imports

China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage that will no longer be accepted at the country’s ports.

Skyrocketing Subprime Auto Loan Defaults Put Cities’ Transport Systems at Risk

Subprime auto loan default rates are rising, which could affect investors worldwide, as they have been purchased these loans through securitized bonds. If the bottom falls out of the market, there could be a huge dent in ridesharing across U.S. cities, as many Uber and Lyft drivers rely on sub prime auto loans to rent cars for work.

California Extends Bipartisan Carbon Cap and Trade

This week, with considerable bipartisan support, the Calif. Legislature passed AB-398, which extends the state’s cap-and-trade climate law to 2030. Supporters say the bill’s passage will strengthen market certainty for Calif.’s clean technology and oil sectors.