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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  • Steel pipe company CEOs push for waivers from Trump's tariff

    Steel pipe company CEOs push for waivers from Trump's tariff

    Monday, June 25 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-06-25 05:14:03 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:15:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). The Tenaris $1.8 billion state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill is shown Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel t...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). The Tenaris $1.8 billion state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill is shown Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel t...
    The Art of the Steel: How steel pipe manufacturers and steelworkers in Texas are grappling with Trump's tariff on the metal.
    The Art of the Steel: How steel pipe manufacturers and steelworkers in Texas are grappling with Trump's tariff on the metal.
  • US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

    US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-06-25 14:14:35 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:15:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, a for sale sign is displayed in front of home under construction in Raymond, N.H. On Monday, June 25, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in May.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, a for sale sign is displayed in front of home under construction in Raymond, N.H. On Monday, June 25, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in May.
    Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May; South accounts for all of monthly sales growth.
    Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May; South accounts for all of monthly sales growth.
  • China, EU to form group to modernize global trade rules

    China, EU to form group to modernize global trade rules

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:24:10 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:15:19 GMT
    The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints.
    The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints.
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