U.S. suspension of trade program with India ‘a done deal’ – U.S. official

By Lesley Wroughton / Reuters

Man holds the flags while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The suspension of a U.S. trade preference programme with India is a “done deal,” a senior State Department official said on Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his second term.… Continues

The F-35 Stealth Fighter Can Turn Into Beast Mode (Armed with Hypersonic Missiles)

Thanks to Lockheed Martin. 

by David Axe / The National Interest

The U.S. military could hang more weapons under the wings of its F-35 stealth fighters.

Lockheed Martin, which assembles the single-engine, radar-evading jets, in early May 2019 revealed a concept for a hypersonic surface-to-air missile that’s compatible with the U.S.… Continues

Before the Electric Car Takes Over, Someone Needs to Reinvent the Battery

Solid-state technology promises to be cheaper and charge faster than anything on the road today. But no one is close to figuring it out.

By David Stringer and Kevin Buckland / Bloomberg

To deliver an electric vehicle that’s cheaper, safer and capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge, the auto industry needs a breakthrough in battery technology.… Continues

The House passed a bill that would allow more annuities in 401(k) plans — is that actually a good thing?

Annuities have a bad reputation, but they don’t have to be harmful to your retirement assets

Congress has gotten serious about Americans’ retirement savings.


The SECURE Act is one step closer to becoming law, and with it, Americans would see a few tweaks to the way the retirement system works.… Continues