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Congress begins work on self-driving car law
Posted February 15, 2017 0:26 AM
Congress begins work on self-driving car law

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Google's Pixel can now control your smart home (GOOG)

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Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working

With a population of just over 11,000, Dobbs Ferry, New York is your typical sleepy town, except for one thing: When the first school bell rings, kids actually feel awake.

Prior to the 2015-2016 school year, Dobbs Ferry middle schoolers started at 8:15 a.m. and high schoolers at 7:30 a.m. Under the new policy, both schools now start approximately 30 minutes later and end 15 minutes later.

In making those changes, the Dobbs Ferry School District joined a small but growing group of middle and high schools around the US that have started pushing back their start times in an effort to combat grogginess.

The changes are bolstered by


A Facebook alum explains how he knew it was time to leave

Chris Gomersall didn't decide to quit his job at Facebook and Instagram out of the blue.

"It wasn't this huge epiphany," Facebook and Instagram's first creative strategist told Business Insider.

The decision came about as his side business, cloud-based marketing software company Atomized, was just starting to take off in 2015.

"It was the fact that we had Fortune 10 and Fortune 50 brands writing checks to us," Gomersall says. "At one point, they kind of looked over the top of their glasses at me like, 'Who am I writing this check to? You don't even work here, you work at Facebook.'"


New Jersey is giving away free cardboard boxes to reduce infant death rates

They aren't your ordinary brown cardboard boxes — although your cat is bound to love them all the same.

These, in fact, are baby boxes: cardboard bassinets given to new parents, with a bundle of baby clothes, towels, toiletries, and more stored inside.

Providing baby boxes to new parents is a tradition long-observed in Finland, but New Jersey just became the first US state to issue them. In 2017, the state will give approximately 105,000 boxes to new parents for free.

The goal is to make typically rocky beginnings a little easier for parents. And in New Jersey, the baby-box program has a public-health component as well: reducing rates of sudden infant death syndrome.

Dr. Kathie McCans, a pediatric physician and chairwoman of New Jersey's Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board,


Apple hits all-time high after UBS says its undervalued (AAPL)

Apple hit an all-time high of $133.82, up 1.3%, on Monday morning after UBS analyst Steven Milunovich said the company is undervalued. 

According to Milunovich, management has emphasized the importance of services the past year, however, the services business is still underappreciated by the market. If Apple services were valued similarly to PayPal, the stock would be at least 10% higher, according to the note. 

Services currently contribute profit that's greater than all non-iPhone segments combined, according to the Milunovich's team. Services like the App Store account for most of Apple's revenue and profit growth and Apple Music may turn into a broader content bundle. 

The bank maintains a "Buy" rating and has a 12-month price target of $138.

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‘The White House has got to stop embarrassing themselves by putting this guy on’: Scarborough roasts Trump adviser

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was not impressed by the television performance of one of President Donald Trump's top advisers on Sunday.

In a major appearance on four Sunday political talk shows this week, top adviser Stephen Miller struck an aggressive tone, standing by Trump's baseless claims about massive voter fraud, condemning a recent court ruling against Trump's immigration ban, and blasting media coverage of the new administration.

Miller's comments about why the administration's authority "


This is the biggest hint yet that Apple’s next iPhone will have wireless charging (AAPL)

Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, an industry group that develops a widely-used wireless charging standard that can be found on devices like Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphone, an Apple spokesperson told Business Insider.

Apple joined WPC late last week, an a WPC spokesperson said. WPC oversees a charging standard called Qi that insures interoperability among different products and brands that support wireless charging.

When using a Qi charger, the user merely drops his device on a compatible charging pad and it can draw power without plugging a cord in, although the pad needs to be connected to the wall. 

Although Apple's iPhone 7 doesn't use wireless charging, unlike many of its smartphone competitors, the Apple Watch uses a proprietary wireless charging puck to charge up. However, that puck is not compatible with other Qi chargers. 


The auto industry just took the first step to get Trump to revisit emission regulations (GM, F, FCAU)

There are plenty of people who aren't happy about the presidency of Donald Trump, but for the most part, they don't work in the auto industry.

Carmakers see Trump as giving them exactly what they want — a rollback in stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards and a big corporate tax cut.

Sure, there's also a border tax on the table, but the auto companies seem to have already baked that into their thinking. And all they have to do is invest in existing factories and make some hires in the Midwest, giving Trump headlines.

The first phase of the automakers lobbying for the case with the Environmental Protection Agency has officially begun. According to Bloomberg's Ryan Beene:


Apple suspends sales of its new LG 5K monitor due to hardware issues (AAPL)

Apple has suspended sales of the new LG 5K UltraFine monitor that launched last fall along with the new MacBook Pro due to hardware issues, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

We were able to confirm that Apple ordered the sales suspension by calling a representative at an Apple Store in New York. The representative also confirmed there's a hardware issue with the new monitor.

Our source says Apple Store employees were instructed this weekend to continue to display the LG monitors on the show floor but not sell them if a customer wants one. Apple's online store listed the monitor as shipping within five to six weeks as of Monday morning.