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Federal employee unions enjoy a government subsidy known as “official time” that enables union members to perform union duties while being paid by the taxpayer. During the Obama administration, the costs of the subsidy were rarely reported. At the end of Obama’s presidency, the latest available official time data was from fiscal year 2014.

The future has arrived, and it is a radically different economy. Havas Media’s Tom Goodwin pointed out in 2015, “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Murphy v. NCAA and forever changed the sports landscape in America...

'The Deal $14 for one hour of bowling and shoe rental for up to six ($35 value) Automatic Pinsetters: What’s Going on Back There? When you’re focused on getting a strike, it’s easy to ignore the action at the end of the lane. Read on to learn how automatic pinsetters make that second roll possible. Though automatic pinsetters were being developed by bowling companies as early as the 1910s, it was an alley owner who provided the push for their mass production. In…

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There will be no trash pickup on Monday, Jan 1st (New Year’s Day). Monday’s & Tuesday’s trash routes will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan 2nd.

For years, the industrial world developed many of its own technologies, or reluctantly accepted proven “commercial” technologies, often with modifications. Today’s industrial companies feel the influence of commercial information technologies (IT) stronger than ever, driven by initiatives like Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has published the first results of its testbed program.