Virtual Assistants Have Hit a Wall—and It’ll Be Years Before They Reach Full Potential

Every night, just before I go to sleep, I walk the dog, put my computer to sleep, flip off the TV, run around turning off all the lights, lock the front door and finally climb into bed. (There’s teeth-brushing in there somewhere, too.) I don’t exactly dread the runaround, but I’d rather have extra sleep.…

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Starbucks to Offer Coffee Delivery Across U.S. as It Seeks to Reach More Customers

Starbucks Corp. SBUX 1.18% plans to expand coffee delivery across the U.S. with UberEats as part of a broader strategy to try to reach more customers. The coffee chain, which has been facing slowing traffic to its domestic coffee shops, on Thursday outlined its growth plans for investors gathered in New York.  Starbucks began testing…

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U.S. and Canada Reach Nafta Deal

The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, lifting a cloud of uncertainty over the quarter-century-old continental commercial bloc. The pending agreement will allow Canada to join an accord reached in late August between the U.S. and Mexico and diminishes the prospects for…

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Canada and Mexico Downplay Urgency to Reach Nafta Deal Next Week

Lead Nafta negotiators from Canada and Mexico signaled they were in no rush to strike a deal on the trade pact by mid-May, saying instead that talks are progressing well with a series of challenges remaining after a week of high-level discussions in Washington. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso…

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