• CLOTHING
    Walmart to Buy Men’s Clothing Brand Bonobos

    Expanding its online presence, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ( WMT ) announced on June 16 it is buying Bonobos Inc. for $310 million. Bononos, a men’s clothing brand, launched online in 2007 and quickly expanded offline to open Bonobos Guideshop stores and gained a partnership with Nordstrom Inc. ( JWN ). The deal adds to the […]

  • NEWS
    To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

    A schematic of the P3HT film, showing regions that are able to subtly swell to let in ion molecules. Credit: Rajiv Giridharagopal That conclusion might crop up during divorce proceedings, or describe a diplomatic row. But scientists designing polymers that can bridge the biological and electronic divide must also deal with incompatible messaging styles. Electronics […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Indian electronics market expected to reach $400B

    According to a joint study by industry lobby Assocham and IT company NEC Technologies, the domestic production of electronic products—which is currently growing at a CAGR of 27 percent may touch $104 billion, leaving a huge gap for import to the extent of $300 billion. “India is becoming home to a growing middle-class population. Increasing […]

  • COUPONS
    Drug coupons are costing us billions: Lawmakers seek end to slimy scheme

    When Mylan’s CEO, Heather Bresch, appeared before lawmakers last September to explain the skyscraping price of life-saving EpiPens, she touted coupons that would cut out-of-pocket costs for customers rather than plans to lower prices. Executives for Turing Pharmaceuticals, Valeant, Marathon, Kaléo, and many others used the same strategy amid price-gouging claims. But the wallet-friendly deals are […]

  • COUPONS
    Coupon Cutting Mom: Use coupons to load up on freebies this week

    Coupons lower the price for savvy shoppers. They also can often work in tandem with store rewards and other savings programs to get you some items for free. Here are some freebies this week at select stores. Plus, you’ll find a lot of high-value coupons in this week’s LNP flyer to take advantage of, including […]

  • CLOTHING
    Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

    Americans spent around $350 billion on clothing and footwear in 2016. CreditLauren Fleishman for The New York Times In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. […]