16 signs you’re underpaid — and what to do about it

July 17, 2018

Timur Karpov/Strelka Institute/Flickr You might be underpaid and need ask for a raise. Glassdoor.com found in a survey that the majority of its users are underpaid — by $4,700 on average. Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it. Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work. “It stands to…


Trump’s burgeoning trade war with China is already affecting car manufacturers in the US

July 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China. The company said the tariffs would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicles. Daimler’s revised forecast comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing to impose tariffs on imported vehicles on grounds that trade imbalances on many products threaten U.S. national security. He is separately…


The Boring Company wins bid to negotiate deal for high-speed, autonomous public transit in Chicago

July 1, 2018

The Boring Company Elon Musk’s Boring Company won a bid that could bring autonomous, high-speed public transit to Chicago. The Boring Company and the city of Chicago will begin negotiations to develop the company’s Loop transit system, which could transport passengers between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport in an estimated 12 minutes. It’ll be called The Chicago Express Loop. Musk’s company was selected out of four other bidders. If…


The $2,700 answer to Amazon’s Echo could make Japan’s sex crisis even worse

June 30, 2018

Japan has a sex problem. The country’s birthrate is in the negative, where deaths are outpacing births. Simply put, Japan’s population is decreasing. But let’s be clear: Population change is a complicated subject affected by many factors. Western media often correlates the decline in Japan’s population size with recent studies of Japanese sexual habits and marriage. A 2016 study by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in…