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Supermarket Tech for the Way We Shop

NEW YORK —  Self-driving cars haven’t fully made their way to Main Street, in part, because of the unpredictable conditions and occurrences on everyday roads. But a more controlled and mappable environment exists in the everyday supermarket or big box store, where autonomous vehicles (robots, really) are already cruising the …

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Former IBM Developer Sentenced for Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON —  A former software engineer for IBM in China has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing the source code for highly valuable software developed by the tech company, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday. Xu Jiaqiang, 31, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in White …

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Four Questions Ahead of Tuesday’s Nominations

NEW YORK —  Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s “Me Too” moment has kept right on going. When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry enflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender equality protests. Or it might just …

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