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Factbox-US government shutdown: What closes, what stays open?
Featured , Sep 23, 2023, BY Reuters

(Reuters) -U.S. government services would be disrupted and hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed without pay if Congress fails to provide funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Workers deemed "essential" would remain on the job, but without pay. Many government agencies have not updated shutdown plans they have prepared in the past. Here is a guide to what would stay open and what would shut down: MILITARY The 2 million U.S. military personnel would remain at their posts, but roughly half of the Pentagon's 800,000 civilian employees would be furloughed. Contracts awarded before the shutdown would continue,…

Crisis May be Opportunity in Shares of Enphase (ENPH)
Markets , Sep 21, 2023
Featured, Sep 20, 2023
Amazon plays catch-up with Alexa generative AI, shows off new, refreshed hardware

By Greg Bensinger (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday unveiled a slate of new and refreshed devices and updated its Alexa voice assistant with generative artificial intelligence to attract users to the unprofitable product as competition grows from chatbots like…

Featured, Sep 20, 2023
Carrera ‘smart’ glasses set for US launch by Safilo and Amazon

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Safilo and Amazon said on Wednesday they were launching new Carrera-branded "smart" glasses which employ Alexa technology and will be sold in the U.S. market. The companies said in a statement that the new glasses would…

Featured, Sep 19, 2023
Bankrupt drugmaker Mallinckrodt considers sale of opioid business – WSJ

(Reuters) - Bankrupt drugmaker Mallinckrodt is in talks with major investors about selling some or all of its business units, which could lead to its exit from the opioid business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar…

Featured, Sep 19, 2023
Intel pitches the ‘AI PC’ at software developer event

By Stephen Nellis and Max A. Cherney SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A new Intel chip due in December will be able to run a generative artificial intelligence chatbot on a laptop rather than having to tap into cloud data…

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