BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen face EU diesel emissions probe – BBC News

BMW, Daimler and VW are being investigated to see if they agreed to restrict emissions control systems.

German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are to face an EU inquiry for allegedly conspiring to restrict diesel emissions treatment systems.

The European Commission said it was investigating whether they agreed to limit the development of systems to reduce harmful emissions.

It said that if proven, this could mean that consumers had been denied the chance to buy less polluting cars.

Source: BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen face EU diesel emissions probe – BBC News

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 reportedly catches fire in woman’s purse – CBS News

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 spontaneously caught fire inside a New York woman’s purse earlier this month, according to a lawsuit.

Real estate agent Diane Chung says in her lawsuit she was using the new $1,000 handset Sept. 3 when it suddenly became “extremely hot,” the New York Post reported Saturday. Chung stopped using the phone and placed it in her purse but soon heard “a whistling and screeching sound, and she noticed thick smoke” pouring from her purse, the newspaper says the lawsuit alleges.

Source: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 reportedly catches fire in woman’s purse – CBS News

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims – BBC News

Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data.

Independent sellers were also allowed to delete negative reviews and restore banned accounts for payments of between $80 (£61; €69) and $2,000, according to allegations in the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal said the practice was particularly “pronounced in China”.

Source: Amazon investigates staff bribery claims – BBC News

Judge denies Excela’s objections, allows AHN ‘mini-hospital’ in Hempfield to proceed | TribLIVE

Hempfield and Allegheny Health Network have won a court battle against Excela Health, allowing construction of a “mini-hospital” on Route 30 to move forward.

Excela argued the township didn’t do its due diligence when it approved AHN’s site plan in December, but Westmoreland County Judge Harry F. Smail Jr. disagreed, denying Excela’s appeal.

Source: Judge denies Excela’s objections, allows AHN ‘mini-hospital’ in Hempfield to proceed | TribLIVE

White Castle’s plant-based Impossible Slider gets nationwide release

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After slinging tiny square beef sliders for decades, the company began testing meat-free burgers at 140 locations in April — and it’s become a cult favorite. Now, the Impossible Slider will be available at nearly 400 locations nationwide, White Castle said Wednesday.

The burger is a plant-based patty from Silicon Valley-start-up Impossible Foods that looks, tastes and “bleeds” just like real meat.

The product is made with an ingredient called soy leghemoglobin that releases a protein called heme that gives the meat substitute its distinctive blood-like color and taste. This ingredient was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July, big win for Impossible Foods, which has been rapidly expanding in the U.S. and abroad.

Source: White Castle’s plant-based Impossible Slider gets nationwide release

Crypto’s Crash Just Surpassed Dot-Com Levels as Losses Reach 80% – Bloomberg

The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books.

Wednesday’s losses were led by Ether, the second-largest virtual currency. It fell 5.2 percent to $172.41 at 6:21 a.m. in New York, extending this month’s retreat to 39 percent. Bitcoin was little changed, while the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets index fell 2.9 percent. The value of all virtual currencies tracked by CoinMarketCap.com sank to $187 billion, a 10-month low.

Source: Crypto’s Crash Just Surpassed Dot-Com Levels as Losses Reach 80% – Bloomberg