Battery investment moves onshore to kick-start US EV production

Automakers and suppliers are breaking ground on battery factories across the United States as they race to go all in on EVs by the end of the decade. Car companies and suppliers such as LG Energy, SK Innovation, Panasonic and Samsung are investing more than $38...

Daily Crunch: Facebook avoids European blackout as regulators squabble over EU-US data transfers 

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Ralph Nader asks NHTSA to recall Tesla’s ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ FSD

Ralph Nader, a political and consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, has issued a statement calling Tesla’s “so-called” full self-driving (FSD) technology “one of the most dangerous and irresponsible actions by a car company in...

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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Daily Crunch: Amazon to acquire iRobot in $1.7B all-cash deal

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