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GM CEO Mary Barra: The Future Is All-Electric and Cadillac Will Lead the Charge
  • The future is all-electric ー at least for General Motors, the carmaker's chairwoman and CEO Mary Barra said on Cheddar Friday.
  • "At General Motors, we believe in an all-electric future," Barra told Betty Liu, executive vice chairman for the New York Stock Exchange, through a special partnership between Cheddar and NYSE. 
  • GM announced on Friday that Cadillac would be its lead electric vehicle brand, built on its new electric infrastructure. Barra called the choice an obvious one. Cadillac needed a face-lift, and GM needed a luxury electric vehicle that could compete with high-end automakers like Tesla.
Create a Federal Tech Czar to Protect Americans' Data: Rep. Hurd

Is it time for the federal government to hire its own chief information officer? Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) thinks so. He told Cheddar Friday that the recent spate of major data breaches warrant a federal czar to help protect consumers and potentially even impose penalties on companies that don't do enough to safeguard users' information.

Rep. Garamendi Warns Trump: 'Don't Screw With California!'

Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) warned President Trump not to mess with emergency funding for California on Friday after the commander-in-chief threatened to cut off disaster-relief in the fire-ravaged state. In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump suggested that California itself was to blame for the wildfires that killed 86 people and destroyed thousands of homes last year, and said he was considering pulling its FEMA funds.  

Cheddar Explains: Why Airlines Overbook Flights

Every year, more than 450,000 passengers are bumped from flights they've already purchased. Overbooking has been happening for so long that we might not think twice about it. But why do airlines overbook their flights? Cheddar explains. 


Winter Storm Gia is inbound this weekend, bringing snow and ice that is projected to hit a large swath of the U.S., stretching from the Rockies to the mid-Atlantic. The Weather Channel anticipates travel challenges in the affected areas.


The TSA plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports nationwide as the partial government shutdown stretches into its third week. More than 51,000 TSA employees missed their first paycheck on Friday. The agency has seen a 55 percent uptick in employees calling in sick from a year ago. More from Bloomberg.


Apple will release three new iPhone models again this fall, even as it grapples with weak sales of the iPhone XR, which impacted its recent revenue projection. Product planning for 2019 models has progressed to a degree that major features can’t be changed easily, but planning for 2020 models is more malleable. More from The Wall Street Journal.


Polish authorities arrested two people, one of whom was a Chinese Huawei employee, and charged them with spying for China. The arrest will likely escalate tensions between the West and China over Huawei and its involvement with developing 5G infrastructure. Experts say picking sides may be unavoidable. More from The New York Times


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