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The South By Scooter Festival

Between 200,000 and 400,000 people descended on Austin this week for the annual South by Southwest festival. And they brought scooters. Scooters are everywhere Like

Who Watches the Watchmen?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created as part of Congress’ response to the financial crisis, is among Washington’s newest federal agencies. And just like

Critics of CFPB’s Revised Payday Rule Miss the Mark

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released its proposed revisions to small-dollar lending rules. Public backlash was predictable and immediate, as politicians and commentators denounced

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Super Bowl Features Sad Robot Ads

This year’s Super Bowl was essentially three hours of sadness. The football was sad. The halftime show was sad. And the commercials were sad —

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Handy Invention or Future Robot Overlord?

They’re so cute at that age Amazon started testing robot package deliverers in the Seattle suburbs this week. The robot, called “Scout,” is roughly the

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CES 2019: More than big TVs and smartphones

Last week, thousands of manufacturers gathered in Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumers Electronic Show. Giant TVs, 5G cellphones, and high-tech car concepts typically draw

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