Facebook, Twitter and Google have started resisting Russian government orders to remove information about a rally next month for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, raising the prospect of a showdown over the Kremlin’s efforts to control online information.
ABB, Fanuc and other robot makers are finding that an increasing number of smaller businesses want to automate dirty, repetitious tasks. Robot sales historically have been driven by auto companies and electrical-and-electronics makers.
The holidays may be over, but returns season is just getting started. Ill-fitting sweaters, the wrong Frozen doll and unwanted accessories will be headed back to retailers, many in the same boxes they came in.
The era of waiting months for a new Ferrari may be winding down. The auto maker’s chairman wants to crank up production to capitalize on the exotic sports car’s scarcity premium even as wait times are already falling.
Ukraine cut off electricity and train and bus services to Crimea, moves that could raise tensions with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in March and has been prodding Kiev to negotiate with Moscow-backed rebels in the country’s eastern provinces.