Adam Minter

08/11/2016 - 12:00am

    When the Olympic torch is lit Friday in Rio de Janeiro, there will be 416 Chinese athletes in attendance, the largest contingent the country has ever sent abroad. It's a hopeful symbol amid an unprecedented whirlwind of doping and corruption charges. And it seems like a pretty apt metaphor.

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03/21/2016 - 8:00am

    A little more than a decade ago, Hong Kong was the world's busiest port. Giant vessels competed to get into the city's berths, waiting to load and unload containers filled with goods manufactured just over the border in China's factory towns. Back then,...

03/08/2016 - 10:00am

    Airline passengers are being packed into planes "like sardines," says Sen. Chuck Schumer. So he wants the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum seat-size guidelines. The point, Schumer suggested, is to right an injustice: "It's just plain...

02/29/2016 - 7:00am

    Drowsy German bureaucrats in Hamburg will soon have one less option for a mid-afternoon caffeine jolt, after the city banned single-serve coffee machines such as Nespresso from government buildings. The new regulations have a worthy purpose. They hope to defend the...

02/19/2016 - 10:00am

    Imagine if Ford remotely disabled the engine on your new F-150 pickup because you chose to have the door locks fixed at a corner garage rather than a dealership. Sound absurd? Not if you're Apple.

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12/16/2015 - 10:00am

    Nevada is starting to look like the place where the electric car's future will be decided. Last June, Tesla broke ground on a $5 billion battery plant in Sparks, and on Wednesday, Chinese start-up Faraday Future announced that it had chosen a Las Vegas suburb as...

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