How Takeout Took Over America

How Takeout Took Over America

From Starbucks to San Francisco, companies and cities alike are banning plastic straws. Are takeout containers next? Here’s how takeout took over America, and what may be next in the world of takeout containers and sustainability. About CNBC Make It.:…

How Chicken Became An American Obsession

How Chicken Became An American Obsession

Chick-fil-A has long dominated the chicken sandwich category in fast food. After Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen launched its own version of the chicken sandwich, other fast food chains like Wendy’s, McDonalds and Shake Shack got into the battle. Here’s how chicken…

Why The U.S. Can’t Solve Homelessness

Why The U.S. Can’t Solve Homelessness

The Covid pandemic caused a surge in housing costs and a rise in unemployment, leaving nearly 600,000 Americans unhoused in 2020. So how is the U.S. addressing the homelessness crisis and can the current housing first policy approach solve it?…

What’s The Controversy Behind Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug

What’s The Controversy Behind Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug

The U.S.’s approval of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was heralded as a historic triumph in the fight against the memory-robbing disease. But so far, Biogen has reported only a fraction of Aduhelm revenue to meet Wall Street’s expectations. Patients and…

Why Traffic Is So Bad In Los Angeles

Why Traffic Is So Bad In Los Angeles

Los Angeles consistently ranks among the most traffic-clogged cities in America. The county has been trying to reduce its traffic for decades and nothing has worked. Many researchers and economists suggest charging people for using the road in a system…

Apple’s New Fix-It Policy Is Not The End For ‘Right To Repair’

Apple’s New Fix-It Policy Is Not The End For ‘Right To Repair’

The ‘right to repair’ movement received good news from Apple in November 2021. The company will begin providing customers with genuine Apple tools, parts and manuals in 2022. CNBC first spoke with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens before Apple’s new repair…

Building A Robot Empire

Building A Robot Empire

Boston Dynamics has sparked the imaginations of the general public with its viral YouTube videos, but the company is now hoping to get the attention of paying customers. Check out the whole video here: https://youtu.be/SZRAGpo3wy0 Check out the rise of…

How The U.S. Fell Behind In Hypersonic Technology

How The U.S. Fell Behind In Hypersonic Technology

Hypersonic air travel is anything that travels at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. The U.S. was once a leader in developing supersonic and hypersonic technology, but has taken “our foot off the gas,” according to Mark…

Why The Pentagon Keeps Failing Its Audit

Why The Pentagon Keeps Failing Its Audit

With a budget of over three quarters of a trillion dollars, the Pentagon has found that passing a sweeping audit is a tricky proposition. Antiquated systems, huge budgets, and the sheer size of the Department of Defense have made passing…

The Rise Of The Robotic Working Dog

The Rise Of The Robotic Working Dog

A number of four-legged robot dogs made by companies like Boston Dynamics, Anybotics and Ghost Robotics have been deployed in the workforce already for applications like inspections, security and public safety among others. At their core, these four-legged robots are…