Behind the GM strike: Decreasing performance at U.S. operations: Reuters analysis

Behind the GM strike: Decreasing performance at U.S. operations: Reuters analysis

(Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N) U.S. workforce productivity has declined since the automaker recovered from a 2009 bankruptcy, even as its profit per employee has risen, a Reuters analysis shows. Those trends point to some of the root causes of the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike that has shut down the automaker’s U.S. manufacturing…

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BMW M packages supercar-like performance into the X5 and the X6

BMW M packages supercar-like performance into the X5 and the X6

BMW’s M division recently hinted it won’t make another station wagon, but it plans to continue injecting racing DNA into SUVs. The third-generation X5 and X6 are the latest off-roaders to receive the full M treatment. Both offer substantially more power than the models they’re based on, tech features developed with speed in mind, and…

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Asian Development Is Taking a Hit from the Trade War, According to the Most Current Forecasts

Asian Development Is Taking a Hit from the Trade War, According to the Most Current Forecasts

BANGKOK (AP) — The Asian Development Bank has downgraded its growth forecasts for the region, saying escalating trade tensions are sapping economies of some of their potential. The regional lender said in a report released Wednesday that it expects regional growth of 5.4% this year and 5.5% in the coming year, slightly below its earlier…

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Amazon hears you and is letting you have the Sennheiser HD1 for $117 off

Amazon hears you and is letting you have the Sennheiser HD1 for $117 off

The world as it is can be so full of noise from all directions that tuning in to something more refined and cultivated can help channel some inner peace. There may be more than a handful of headphones up for grabs but noise-canceling headphones could just be the commuter’s best friend. Sennheiser has made quality…

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Form and Polar will bring heart rate data to AR swim goggles

Form and Polar will bring heart rate data to AR swim goggles

Form recently launched its $200 augmented reality goggles that let athletic swimmers track their lap-swimming data. Today the company is announcing it has teamed up with Polar to measure a swimmer’s heart rate in real time. The Form Swim Goggles will incorporate the Polar heart rate technology as an attachment starting in November, enabling a…

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adidas Is Dropping 2 New Sports Headphones

adidas Is Dropping 2 New Sports Headphones

adidas is getting into the headphones game with two new models designed specifically for sports. Together with Zound Industries, the company behind Marshall Headphones, Three Stripes is launching wireless in-ear and over-the-ear headphones combining high-end audio technology with sport performance.The FWD-01 is the in-ear option, offering 16 hours of playtime, interchangeable ear tips and wings for…

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Apps, AI, & sweeper keepers – big data hits the football big time

Apps, AI, & sweeper keepers – big data hits the football big time

Manchester City’s assistant coach Rodolfo Borrell (right) uses a tablet computer to illustrate a coaching point to Riyad MahrezAs Manchester City’s players returned to the home dressing room after January’s exhilarating, exhausting 2-1 win over Liverpool, music shuddered from speakers. A house remix of Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit mixed with gleeful shouts as the celebrations…

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S.U.V. vs. Sedan, and Detroit vs. the World, in a Fight for the Future

S.U.V. vs. Sedan, and Detroit vs. the World, in a Fight for the Future

WheelsImageHyundai unveiled the 2020 Sonata at New York’s spring auto show. The company hopes the all-new sedan can reverse a slide in sales.CreditCreditBrendan McDermid/ReutersPublished Sept. 12, 2019Updated Sept. 15, 2019The humble family sedan was once inseparable from American culture, the prime mover of suburban commutes and summer road trips. But most Detroit automakers are ridding…

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10 strange and terrific products you never knew you required previously

10 strange and terrific products you never knew you required previously

Unless you live under a rock, you know you can find just about anything on the internet – even things you never knew existed. But having constant access to super cool stuff means you need to be extra careful when it comes to figuring out what’s actually worth the money and what’s a cheap gimmick.…

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