Cheddar morning business report 11/14: Tesla at center of lawsuit

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Nov. 14, 2017:

  • Tesla has found itself at the center of a new lawsuit. The suit claims the production floor is a “hotbed for racist behavior.” An African American employee says black workers at the company are often harassed and deal with “pre-Civil Rights era race discrimination.”
  • The FDA has approved the first “digital pill.” It’s embedded with a sensor so doctors can tell if a patient has taken their medication, including the date and time the person took it. According to the “New York Times,” experts estimate that noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year because patients get sicker. The digital pills do raise privacy concerns. 
  • Bill Gates wants to build the community of the future. His investment company invested $80 million in a high tech development outside of Phoenix. The community has high speed internet, self-driving cars and new manufacturing technologies.
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  • California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

    California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

    Sunday, September 23 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-09-24 03:51:31 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-09-25 01:22:59 GMT
    Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the...
    Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution.
  • German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

    German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:29 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:29:53 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-09-25 01:22:49 GMT
    (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP). Activists light candles in front of police officers in the Hambach forest in Kerben, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. To protest against the forest being chopped off for a lignite strip mine.(Oliver Berg/dpa via AP). Activists light candles in front of police officers in the Hambach forest in Kerben, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. To protest against the forest being chopped off for a lignite strip mine.
    A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to...
    A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion).
  • Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

    Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

    Monday, September 24 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-09-24 18:01:53 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-09-25 01:22:17 GMT
    Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic...
    Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts.
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