Business

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby's drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Toriā€”an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks.

Business

Pent-up travel demand helps Lufthansa halve losses

German airline Lufthansa said Thursday it halved its losses in the second quarter compared to a year ago, as travel restrictions eased over the coronavirus pandemic and passengers returned.

Automotive

Chip shortage 'likely' to hit second half, BMW predicts

German car giant BMW posted record profit of 4.8 billion euros for the second quarter on Tuesday, but warned the second half of the year would "likely" be affected by semiconductor shortages.

Business

Air France-KLM sees 'first signs of recovery'

Air France-KLM said Friday that it narrowed its loss in the second quarter and saw the "first signs of recovery" in the aviation sector as countries ease coronavirus restrictions and vaccination campaigns continue apace.

Business

Facebook profits top $10B as its CEO exalts the 'metaverse'

Concerns about a revenue growth slowdown pushed Facebook's shares lower in after-hours trading Wednesday, not long after the company reported that its second-quarter profits doubled thanks to a massive increase in advertising ...

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