Republican senators roll out bill that would end all future shutdowns

The automation megatrend now has a role in the debate about the ongoing partial government shutdown, as a group of Republican senators is proposing to make temporary fixes automatic in a bid to avoid futures shutdowns. See full story.

Tech companies and auto makers displayed a middle path on the road to self-driving cars at this year’s CES with advanced driver assistance systems. See full story.

Netflix shines again. See full story.

In the illegal drug business, there is a lot of money and safety in wholesaling — being a middleman instead of producing drugs or selling them on the street. As marijuana finds legitimacy, it may end up producing the same kind of system, judging by a California company that has emerged as a powerful distributor with revenue totals that rival some of the largest pot companies. See full story.

‘Don’t call us if you get sick on a cruise.’ — Miami-based cruise-industry lawyer Jim Walker. See full story.

‘Don’t call us if you get sick on a cruise.’ — Miami-based cruise-industry lawyer Jim Walker. See full story.

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