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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Jail Break: 'Mr. Robot' Episode 6 Reality Check

Yesterday
Mr. Robot continues to impress. Now six episodes into its debut season, both critics and viewers have continued to praise the USA Network rookie hacker drama for its accurate portrayal of cyber crime and security. Wednesday night’s episode, “Brave Traveler” (eps.1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf) was no different. In fact, it was arguably the greatest representation of the painstaking efforts the show’s director, Sam Esmail, and his legion of cyber crime consultants go through to create an authentic hacker television series. I spoke with Mr. Robot’s technical consultant and cyber crime security expert, Michael Bazzell to explain the many hacks we see on screen ... by Abigail Tracy

Ford Keeps It Simple; Lower Supply, Higher Demand, Better Prices

Yesterday
A handful of basic, supply-and-demand numbers go a long way towards explaining Ford Motor Co.’s recent record quarterly profit in North America, its best Automotive Segment quarterly profit since 2000, and a forecast of pre-tax profits for the full year approaching $10 billion. by Jim Henry

Latitude Demonstrates Range

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Positioned as a move-up product for operators of smaller Citations, the Latitude has a lot going for it—a large cabin cross-section, a flat floor, the quietest Citation yet built, the lowest cabin altitude and the best runway performance in its class (super-midsize), an impressive avionics package and a price advantage over some competitors. by Tony Velocci

Meet GM's Secret Weapon In China: Baojun

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Growth in China's auto industry has ground to a halt, but GM's new low-cost brand for families is expanding rapidly. by Joann Muller

'Suits' Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: 'Privilege'

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Harvey must fall. This is what must happen next in the Pearson Specter Litt attorney’s journey to self-realization, and it must happen before the end of the show’s summer run. So why didn’t it this week? Why, after the events of “Toe-to-Toe,” did the writers of Suits opt to give Harvey a moment of redemption instead of making him suffer? It’s because the gurney of personal security still has a few more inches to roll before it reaches the edge of the Springfield Gorge, and in order for us to reach that point believably we first need to be reminded ... by Merrill Barr

Tesla Model S

Yesterday
by Micheline Maynard

Tesla Will Pay Its Owners To Find Model S Buyers

Yesterday
You don't really think of Tesla Motors when it comes to incentive deals. And yet, even the electric car company admits it needs some help. by Micheline Maynard

U.S. Auto Sales Headed Higher In July; So Are Prices

Yesterday
Forecasters expect a strong but not spectacular increase of about 3 to 4 percent in U.S. auto sales in July, roughly in line with the increase in auto sales so far this year, and continuing a trend towards higher transaction prices. by Jim Henry

Lessons for Social Security Reform from Canada: Part 1

Yesterday
When Canada increased social security taxes, Canadian households reduced savings by 90 cents on the dollar.   by Andrew Biggs

As Mobile Video Ads Soar At Facebook, Big Brands Pile In

Yesterday
Facebook's mobile video ads are starting to attract big brand advertisers, potentially drawing dollars away from television. by Robert Hof

3 Things To Know About SolarCity's Financial Health

Yesterday
Executives at SolarCity, a bellwether of the solar retail business, discussed the company's second-quarter earnings this afternoon, and here are three takeaways: by Ucilia Wang

In Praise of David Neumark

Yesterday
When opponents of minimum wage hikes cite empirical research, they almost always point to David Neumark who has written a book on this topic, done leading research, and remains at the forefront of the academic debate. This I think leads to the impression by some that opposition over the minimum by Adam Ozimek

How Scott Boras Became The World's Most Powerful Sports Agent

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Scott Boras is the lone agent taking on much bigger rivals and beating them. by Mike Ozanian

Amazon's Drones Are For Real

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In December, 2013 60 Minutes did a segment on a plan Amazon was working on to deliver packages via drones. Skeptics derided it as a marketing gimmick. For example, Marcus Wohlson of wired claimed it was a marketing ploy to win attention before cyber monday, and that : ....drone delivery doesn’t make economic sense for Amazon, and it will never make sense unless the company completely overhauls its operation.... by Adam Ozimek

So What Happens to My Rights in Bankruptcy?

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Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code sets forth special rules that apply to “executory contracts,” including rules that (a) permit the debtor to elect to either “assume” or “reject” such contracts, (b) permit executory contracts to be sold by the debtor to third parties notwithstanding any non-assignment provisions in the contract (unless the contract is non-assignable by law), and (c) permit a non-debtor/licensee to retain certain rights under an executory license granted by a debtor/licensor. A.  Definition A threshold question for all of the issues mentioned above is whether or not the contract is “executory” within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Code.  Most ... by Schuyler Moore

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