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Ever found yourself laughing at your computer or phone screen while reading a review for a rudimentary product on Amazon? Researchers looked into it.

If an Amazon review makes you laugh, are you more likely to buy?

Ever found yourself laughing at your computer or phone screen while reading a review for a rudimentary product on Amazon? Researchers looked into it.

June 9, 2024, 6:02am Business

Ever found yourself laughing at your computer or phone screen while reading a review for a rudimentary product on Amazon? Read story

The battery of a BYD Seagull electric vehicle as seen at the Caresoft Global facility Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Livonia, Mich. Caresoft President Terry Woychowski, a former engineer at General Motors, said the Seagull represents a &ldquo;clarion call&rdquo; for the U.S. auto industry.

California doubled sales of electric trucks, buses and vans. Newsom credits new regulations

The battery of a BYD Seagull electric vehicle as seen at the Caresoft Global facility Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Livonia, Mich. Caresoft President Terry Woychowski, a former engineer at General Motors, said the Seagull represents a &ldquo;clarion call&rdquo; for the U.S. auto industry.

June 9, 2024, 6:00am Business

The sale of new electric trucks, buses and vans in California doubled in 2023 over the previous year and one of every six medium and heavy-duty vehicles sold in the state produce zero carbon emissions, according to new state data. Read story

United Auto Workers (U.A.W.) members picket outside the Jeep Plant on Sept. 18, 2023, in Toledo, Ohio. The U.A.W. walked out of three locations on Thursday night at midnight, marking the first time they&rsquo;ve been simultaneously on strike at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis the big three automakers.

Despite a new contract and healthy pay hikes, some Stellantis workers aren’t happy

United Auto Workers (U.A.W.) members picket outside the Jeep Plant on Sept. 18, 2023, in Toledo, Ohio. The U.A.W. walked out of three locations on Thursday night at midnight, marking the first time they&rsquo;ve been simultaneously on strike at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis the big three automakers.

June 9, 2024, 6:00am Business

After securing a landmark new labor contract last fall, it has been a rocky few months for workers at the Stellantis NV plant that builds the Jeep Wrangler SUV and Gladiator pickup. Read story

Wei Yu-han, 19, works on her final project in the electronics engineering lab at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University.

Inside the race to train more workers in the chip-making capital of the world

Wei Yu-han, 19, works on her final project in the electronics engineering lab at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University.

June 9, 2024, 5:49am Business

Build the technology of the future. Protect the nation from attack. Buy a sports car. Read story

A newly crafted clock above the former ticket windows at the Michigan Central Station is seen, Monday, May 13, 2024 in Detroit. A once hulking scavenger-ravaged monolith that symbolized Detroit&rsquo;s decline reopens this week after a massive six-year multimillion dollar renovation by Ford Motor Co., which restored the Michigan Central Station to its past grandeur with a focus squarely on the future of mobility.

From decay to dazzling, Ford restores grandeur to Detroit train station that once symbolized decline

A newly crafted clock above the former ticket windows at the Michigan Central Station is seen, Monday, May 13, 2024 in Detroit. A once hulking scavenger-ravaged monolith that symbolized Detroit&rsquo;s decline reopens this week after a massive six-year multimillion dollar renovation by Ford Motor Co., which restored the Michigan Central Station to its past grandeur with a focus squarely on the future of mobility.

June 9, 2024, 5:46am Business

The once-blighted monolithic Michigan Central train station — for decades a symbol of Detroit’s decline — has new life following a massive six-year, multimillion-dollar renovation to create a hub for mobility projects in the rebirth of the Motor City. Read story

Rob Romeijn protests property taxes outside Rockdale County offices in Conyers, Ga., on April 23, 2024. Romeijn says the increase in the taxable value of his house is unfair, but future increases in taxable values could be curbed if Georgia voters approve a referendum in November.

With home prices up more than 50%, some states try to contain property taxes

Rob Romeijn protests property taxes outside Rockdale County offices in Conyers, Ga., on April 23, 2024. Romeijn says the increase in the taxable value of his house is unfair, but future increases in taxable values could be curbed if Georgia voters approve a referendum in November.

June 9, 2024, 5:42am Business

For retirees Tom and Beverly McAdam, the good news is the value of their two-bedroom home in suburban Denver has risen 45% since they purchased it more than six years ago. Read story

Jason Lohmann and Diesel, his 2-year-old Cane Corso, walk through a cover crop of wheat that will soon be planted over with sweet corn Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Zumbrota, Minn. Lohmann Farms uses smaller point sweeps on thier field cultivator that burrow only 3-4 inches into the soil instead of the 10-14 inches they used to use. They also plant corn directly into fields with a previously grown cover crop of winter wheat. Minnesota-based Truterra has paid out $21 million to farmers for their efforts capturing carbon on their land and improving conservation practices.

Land O’Lakes unit plays matchmaker for climate-conscious food companies and farmers

Jason Lohmann and Diesel, his 2-year-old Cane Corso, walk through a cover crop of wheat that will soon be planted over with sweet corn Wednesday, May 29, 2024 Zumbrota, Minn. Lohmann Farms uses smaller point sweeps on thier field cultivator that burrow only 3-4 inches into the soil instead of the 10-14 inches they used to use. They also plant corn directly into fields with a previously grown cover crop of winter wheat. Minnesota-based Truterra has paid out $21 million to farmers for their efforts capturing carbon on their land and improving conservation practices.

June 9, 2024, 5:42am Business

Food companies can completely switch to renewable energy at their factories, but their total greenhouse gas emissions won’t change much without help from the farmers that supply them. Read story

This photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows an example of a Good Earth Rechargeable Integrated Light being recalled on Thursday, June 6, 2024, following a reported consumer death. According to the agency, Good Earth Lighting&rsquo;s now-recalled integrated light bars have batteries that can overheat &mdash; and cause the unit to catch on fire. (U.S.

Over 1.2 million rechargeable lights are under recall for fire hazards, following one reported death

This photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows an example of a Good Earth Rechargeable Integrated Light being recalled on Thursday, June 6, 2024, following a reported consumer death. According to the agency, Good Earth Lighting&rsquo;s now-recalled integrated light bars have batteries that can overheat &mdash; and cause the unit to catch on fire. (U.S.

June 8, 2024, 6:05am Business

More than 1.2 million rechargeable lights are under recall in the U.S. and Canada following a report of one consumer death. Read story

Josh Kohanek and Rudy, 4, pick up groceries May 7 at Seward Community Co-op in Minneapolis. (Shari L.

Natural food co-ops aim for lower prices

Josh Kohanek and Rudy, 4, pick up groceries May 7 at Seward Community Co-op in Minneapolis. (Shari L.

June 8, 2024, 6:03am Business

Natural food co-ops are known for their organic produce and fair-trade coffee. Their chutes of bulk grains and jars of hard-to-find spices. Their wide assortment of cage-free, farm-fresh eggs and nut grinders that let you crush your own container of almond butter gooeyness. Read story

A motorist gets help reaching the gasoline pumps at a Costco warehouse May 31 in Aurora, Colo.

New rule: Average gas mileage of 38 mpg by 2031

A motorist gets help reaching the gasoline pumps at a Costco warehouse May 31 in Aurora, Colo.

June 8, 2024, 6:03am Business

New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average about 38 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2031 in real-world driving, up from about 29 mpg this year, under new federal rules unveiled Friday by the Biden administration. Read story