Amazon swooped in to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods Friday, paying $ 13.7 billion — and a healthy 27% premium over the previous day’s closing price. So what’s in it for Amazon?  There are a couple strategic plays at work for the online-retailing giant.  For starters, acquiring Whole Foods’ 440 US stores — many of […]

Cadillac It plugs in! Cadillac rolled out the CT6 to much fanfare at a spectacularly ambitious party at the 2015 New York auto show. A year later, the full-size sedan — Cadillac’s “flagship” vehicle — hit dealerships. Just in time for consumer tastes to shift decisively toward luxury crossovers and SUVs. Caddy sells those, too, […]

Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters Seiichiro Nishimoto, CEO of Shelter Co., poses wearing a gas mask at a model room for the company’s nuclear shelters in the basement of his house in Osaka, Japan. A rising number of American billionaires are channeling their inner Bear Grylls, and some are doing it in preparation for an apocalyptic event — […]

Sean Gallup/Getty Images A Tesla vehicle being recharged. One of the factors that gets consumers off the fence about electric-car ownership is the tax break, both federal and in some states. But the credits vary, depending on manufacturer — and issue is more prominent for some carmakers, especially Tesla, which was recently clonked at gonzo […]

A wave of new preventive migraine medications are on the horizon.  The migraine market is huge. An estimated 38 million Americans have migraines — and Dr. Eric Pearlman, a medical fellow at Lilly, one of the companies developing these treatments, told Business Insider that about 15 million of those migraine sufferers would be eligible for preventive treatment.  Migraines are a chronic […]

As airlines around the world search for higher revenues and increased profitability, the effect on the passenger experience has not been overly positive, to say the least. Even though airliners have not been getting any larger, their passenger carrying capacity has been growing steadily. Airlines have achieved this by cutting down the size of lavatories […]

Thomson Reuters Panasonic focused on auto tech during CES in January, Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade. New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the […]

Matthew DeBord/Business Insider When it was new — before scratches. You can live with scratches on your car — but you shouldn’t. Scratches are like the old torture of death by a thousand cuts. Eventually, they’ll destroy your car’s finish by allowing rust to develop on metal parts. And like the great Canadian poet said, rust […]