US Treasury yields tick higher as investors await key central bank meetings

US companies are canceling investment into China at a faster… The latest Amcham survey shows that some U.S. firms in China are speeding up their move away from the mainland as increasing tariffs bite. China Economyread more


US companies are canceling investment into China at a faster… The latest Amcham survey shows that some U.S. firms in China are speeding up their move away from the mainland as increasing tariffs bite. China Economyread more
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US Treasury yields tick higher as investors await key central bank meetings

US companies are canceling investment into China at a faster…

The latest Amcham survey shows that some U.S. firms in China are speeding up their move away from the mainland as increasing tariffs bite.

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Starbucks is speeding up innovation at its Seattle research hub

Inside a 20,000-square-foot facility at its headquarters in Seattle, global coffee giant Starbucks is trying something different. In a way the 48-year-old company’s new innovation hub, named the Tryer Center, feels like it could be home to a start-up in Silicon Valley. The vision for Tryer and the next wave of innovation at the brand is CEO Kevin Johnson. This is all about how we transform the way we work at Starbucks, so that we can accelerate the velocity of innovation,” Johnson said. The faci


Inside a 20,000-square-foot facility at its headquarters in Seattle, global coffee giant Starbucks is trying something different. In a way the 48-year-old company’s new innovation hub, named the Tryer Center, feels like it could be home to a start-up in Silicon Valley. The vision for Tryer and the next wave of innovation at the brand is CEO Kevin Johnson. This is all about how we transform the way we work at Starbucks, so that we can accelerate the velocity of innovation,” Johnson said. The faci
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Starbucks is speeding up innovation at its Seattle research hub

Inside a 20,000-square-foot facility at its headquarters in Seattle, global coffee giant Starbucks is trying something different. In a way the 48-year-old company’s new innovation hub, named the Tryer Center, feels like it could be home to a start-up in Silicon Valley.

The vision for Tryer and the next wave of innovation at the brand is CEO Kevin Johnson. He has been at the helm for some two years since succeeding Howard Schultz, and is focusing hard on three strategic priorities in the U.S.: the creation of a better in-store experience, innovating its beverage platform and creating stronger digital relationships. The plan has seen success as the company just reported its third straight quarter of 4% same-store sales growth in the U.S.

“We now have 30,000 stores around the world serving 100 million customers a week, and with scale and complexity, it can become the enemy of speed. This is all about how we transform the way we work at Starbucks, so that we can accelerate the velocity of innovation,” Johnson said.

At Tryer, employees are testing out new combinations for cold beverages, using rapid prototyping via 3D printer and even trying out delivery mechanisms for the company’s new partnership with UberEats for delivery. They’re surrounded by walls filled with sticky notes, and functional mock stores built on wheels, so they can be deconstructed and remodeled quickly. The facility is where new projects, generated by employees — known as “partners” at Starbucks — across the company’s headquarters, are being put to the test, going from idea to action in 100 days.


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Cars in Europe could soon be fitted with technology to stop drivers speeding

A range of mandatory safety features for new vehicles, including technology that could limit speed, are set to be introduced in the European Union (EU). The proposed safety features include the introduction of intelligent speed-assistance technology, or ISA. ISA systems can “limit engine power” to stop drivers from going above the speed limit. Other proposed safety features include advanced emergency braking, cameras that assist with reversing, and lane-keeping assistance. At the beginning of Ma


A range of mandatory safety features for new vehicles, including technology that could limit speed, are set to be introduced in the European Union (EU). The proposed safety features include the introduction of intelligent speed-assistance technology, or ISA. ISA systems can “limit engine power” to stop drivers from going above the speed limit. Other proposed safety features include advanced emergency braking, cameras that assist with reversing, and lane-keeping assistance. At the beginning of Ma
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Cars in Europe could soon be fitted with technology to stop drivers speeding

A range of mandatory safety features for new vehicles, including technology that could limit speed, are set to be introduced in the European Union (EU).

In an announcement Tuesday, the European Commission — the EU’s executive arm — said that EU institutions had come to a provisional political agreement on the new measures. That agreement is now subject to formal approval from the European Parliament and Council, with the new technologies set to be introduced in 2022.

The proposed safety features include the introduction of intelligent speed-assistance technology, or ISA. According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), ISA uses technology such as GPS, digital mapping and cameras to give vehicles location and speed limit information.

ISA systems can “limit engine power” to stop drivers from going above the speed limit. The ETSC says it recommends ISA technologies that can be temporarily overridden. This would mean that drivers could, in scenarios such as overtakes on lower-speed sections of road, override the system by putting their foot down on the accelerator.

The mandatory ISA system proposed by the Commission would not automatically slow a car down, but warn a driver that they were travelling above a road’s speed limit.

Several major car manufacturers already offer various iterations of ISA systems in their vehicles.

Other proposed safety features include advanced emergency braking, cameras that assist with reversing, and lane-keeping assistance. Vehicles will also provide warnings if they detect a driver is drowsy or distracted and will use data recorders to document accidents.

“Every year, 25,000 people lose their lives on our roads,” EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said in a statement.

“The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error,” she added. “We can and must act to change this. With the new advanced safety features that will become mandatory, we can have the same kind of impact as when the safety belts were first introduced.”

A number of major car firms are looking to introduce increasingly sophisticated and connected safety features to their vehicles.

Just last week, Volvo Cars announced it would install in-car cameras and sensors to monitor drivers for signs of intoxication and distraction.

The firm said the technology would be used to monitor drivers and, when needed, enable the car “to intervene if a clearly intoxicated or distracted driver does not respond to warning signals and is risking an accident involving serious injury or death.”

Actions the car could take include limiting speed to slowing down and then parking the car in a safe place. Installation of the technology will start in the early 2020s.

At the beginning of March, the company announced it would introduce a 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour) speed limit on all its cars from 2020.

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Clarification: This story has been updated to reflect how the ISA system proposed by the European Commission would work.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-27  Authors: anmar frangoul, silas stein, picture alliance, getty images
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Cars in Europe could soon be fitted with technology to stop drivers speeding

A range of mandatory safety features for new vehicles, including technology that could limit speed, are set to be introduced in the European Union (EU). The proposed safety features include the introduction of intelligent speed-assistance technology, or ISA. ISA systems can “limit engine power” to stop drivers from going above the speed limit. Other proposed safety features include advanced emergency braking, cameras that assist with reversing, and lane-keeping assistance. At the beginning of Ma


A range of mandatory safety features for new vehicles, including technology that could limit speed, are set to be introduced in the European Union (EU). The proposed safety features include the introduction of intelligent speed-assistance technology, or ISA. ISA systems can “limit engine power” to stop drivers from going above the speed limit. Other proposed safety features include advanced emergency braking, cameras that assist with reversing, and lane-keeping assistance. At the beginning of Ma
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Cars in Europe could soon be fitted with technology to stop drivers speeding

A range of mandatory safety features for new vehicles, including technology that could limit speed, are set to be introduced in the European Union (EU).

In an announcement Tuesday, the European Commission — the EU’s executive arm — said that EU institutions had come to a provisional political agreement on the new measures. That agreement is now subject to formal approval from the European Parliament and Council, with the new technologies set to be introduced in 2022.

The proposed safety features include the introduction of intelligent speed-assistance technology, or ISA. According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), ISA uses technology such as GPS, digital mapping and cameras to give vehicles location and speed limit information.

ISA systems can “limit engine power” to stop drivers from going above the speed limit. The ETSC says it recommends ISA technologies that can be temporarily overridden. This would mean that drivers could, in scenarios such as overtakes on lower-speed sections of road, override the system by putting their foot down on the accelerator.

The mandatory ISA system proposed by the Commission would not automatically slow a car down, but warn a driver that they were travelling above a road’s speed limit.

Several major car manufacturers already offer various iterations of ISA systems in their vehicles.

Other proposed safety features include advanced emergency braking, cameras that assist with reversing, and lane-keeping assistance. Vehicles will also provide warnings if they detect a driver is drowsy or distracted and will use data recorders to document accidents.

“Every year, 25,000 people lose their lives on our roads,” EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said in a statement.

“The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error,” she added. “We can and must act to change this. With the new advanced safety features that will become mandatory, we can have the same kind of impact as when the safety belts were first introduced.”

A number of major car firms are looking to introduce increasingly sophisticated and connected safety features to their vehicles.

Just last week, Volvo Cars announced it would install in-car cameras and sensors to monitor drivers for signs of intoxication and distraction.

The firm said the technology would be used to monitor drivers and, when needed, enable the car “to intervene if a clearly intoxicated or distracted driver does not respond to warning signals and is risking an accident involving serious injury or death.”

Actions the car could take include limiting speed to slowing down and then parking the car in a safe place. Installation of the technology will start in the early 2020s.

At the beginning of March, the company announced it would introduce a 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour) speed limit on all its cars from 2020.

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook.

Clarification: This story has been updated to reflect how the ISA system proposed by the European Commission would work.


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Trump sharply cuts back an Obama-era office for speeding up federal technology

President Donald Trump has shrunk the size of an office created by President Barack Obama to speed up federal technology, a new report says. According to a report last month from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the federal government employed 2.088 million workers on Sept. 30, 2017, down slightly from 2.097 million a year earlier. Obama created 18F after website problems slowed initial sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act. The office was tasked with getting government departments to ado


President Donald Trump has shrunk the size of an office created by President Barack Obama to speed up federal technology, a new report says. According to a report last month from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the federal government employed 2.088 million workers on Sept. 30, 2017, down slightly from 2.097 million a year earlier. Obama created 18F after website problems slowed initial sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act. The office was tasked with getting government departments to ado
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Trump sharply cuts back an Obama-era office for speeding up federal technology

President Donald Trump has shrunk the size of an office created by President Barack Obama to speed up federal technology, a new report says.

Known as 18F, the unit within the General Services Administration has fewer than half the 300 workers it had 18 months ago, according to Fedscoop, a website that tracks tech news in government.

The reported 18F attrition rate during the government’s last fiscal year, which ended in September, outpaced that of the federal payroll as a whole, other figures show.

According to a report last month from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the federal government employed 2.088 million workers on Sept. 30, 2017, down slightly from 2.097 million a year earlier.

Obama created 18F after website problems slowed initial sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act. The office was tasked with getting government departments to adopt more user-friendly technologies.

Since then, though, other efforts have sprung up outside of government to help improve American’s access to online services.

One, called Code for America, has implemented technology-improvement projects that it says have reduced the average time to fill out applications for some federal and state services.

Read the full report on the GSA’s 18F office here.


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Embrace digital or risk losing out speeding up digital transformation is a priority for today’s enterprise

In this rapidly evolving landscape, digital transformation is no longer an option, but a necessity for enterprises to survive and prosper. Enterprises in industries such as retail, travel and media are at the forefront of digital transformation. Leading companies in traditional industries such as manufacturing, financial services, energy and agriculture are also moving in this direction. They do not view digital transformation as a long-term strategy and many lack the technological capabilities


In this rapidly evolving landscape, digital transformation is no longer an option, but a necessity for enterprises to survive and prosper. Enterprises in industries such as retail, travel and media are at the forefront of digital transformation. Leading companies in traditional industries such as manufacturing, financial services, energy and agriculture are also moving in this direction. They do not view digital transformation as a long-term strategy and many lack the technological capabilities
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Embrace digital or risk losing out speeding up digital transformation is a priority for today’s enterprise

Whether it’s paving the way to self-driving cars or diagnosing diseases faster than ever before, digital disruption is enabling an intelligent society. By integrating the physical and digital worlds, it is changing the way we work and live, and will continue to do so in the coming years.

In this rapidly evolving landscape, digital transformation is no longer an option, but a necessity for enterprises to survive and prosper. Those that embrace digital by overhauling business processes are winning, while those that try to compete through traditional business methods risk being left behind and becoming irrelevant.

Enterprises in industries such as retail, travel and media are at the forefront of digital transformation. They are embracing leading new information and communications technology (ICT) such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), robotics and more, to increase their operational agility and meet customer needs in innovative new ways. Leading companies in traditional industries such as manufacturing, financial services, energy and agriculture are also moving in this direction.

However, many enterprises in traditional industries are lagging behind. These companies, often with a risk-averse culture, do not feel the urgency to compete differently, despite global consumers embracing digital technologies for more than a decade. They do not view digital transformation as a long-term strategy and many lack the technological capabilities and digital talent to transform.

Every industry faces disruption and for any company, there is no time for hesitation. Enterprises must embrace the digital world to compete, or risk losing out.


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Watch one North Korean soldier make a daring escape to South Korea

Watch one North Korean soldier make a daring escape to South Korea3 Hours AgoThe U.N. released video of a North Korean soldier speeding down a tree-lined road as soldiers give chase before crossing the border safely into South Korea.


Watch one North Korean soldier make a daring escape to South Korea3 Hours AgoThe U.N. released video of a North Korean soldier speeding down a tree-lined road as soldiers give chase before crossing the border safely into South Korea.
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Watch one North Korean soldier make a daring escape to South Korea

Watch one North Korean soldier make a daring escape to South Korea

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The U.N. released video of a North Korean soldier speeding down a tree-lined road as soldiers give chase before crossing the border safely into South Korea.


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