Gov. Jerry Brown looks ready to sign into law a massive new retirement program for 6.8 million Californians who work in the private sector. Called “Secure Choice,” the bill has already passed the state Senate and Assembly, and has received the blessing of government unions and the endorsement of the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.When Brown signs the bill, as he seems likely to do in the next few days, the New York Times says, “Californians will gain more security - and the rest of the nation will gain a national model for promoting retirement savings.”But if the model is so great, why…

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Join Monsanto

Jerry Hayes is on a quest to save the bees. So when Monsanto began investigating a way to help, he joined them—and kicked up a swarm of controversy. The post One Scientist’s Crazy Bet to Save the Bees: Join Monsanto appeared first on WIRED.

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Choice is a luxury Affordable Care Act customers might be lacking in 2017.

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<p>Even if the amount you anticipate having saved up by retirement age isn't enough to let you live comfortably in the United States, you could still enjoy an enviable retirement by moving to another country with a lower cost of living.</p>

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<p>The U.S. government has mandated higher average fuel economy from automakers, and the clock is ticking. New standards are supposed to be met by 2025.</p>

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The greed that inflated the infamous South Sea Bubble is hard-wired in people, but we can choose to act rationally.

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Parents Didn’t Just Dislike Super Nintendo 25 Years Ago—They Thought It Was a Scam

This year marks the 25th birthday of the Super NES, a revolutionary game console that America’s parents initially thought was a money-grabbing scam. The post Parents Didn’t Just Dislike Super Nintendo 25 Years Ago—They Thought It Was a Scam appeared first on WIRED.

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A Chopper Just Projected Video Onto a Giant Screen Towed by Another Chopper

Using two helicopters, a 250-foot-wide banner, and a stack of 4K projectors, Branding By Air and MTV established a Guinness world record. The post A Chopper Just Projected Video Onto a Giant Screen Towed by Another Chopper appeared first on WIRED.

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Meet the Swankiest People of America’s Swankiest Car Competition

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a fierce car competition, but also a place to see and be seen. The post Meet the Swankiest People of America’s Swankiest Car Competition appeared first on WIRED.

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Sears is bleeding cash.

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Passenger Raj Purohit’s ‘terrible’ flight this summer

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Brewers say ‘amen’ to the end of Prohibition-era regulations that stifled their industry

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Heather Bresch, defending her company against criticism for sharply increasing the price of the life-saving device, is unapologetic. “I am running a business,” she says.

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<p>America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think.</p>

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A new study finds that a growing number of seniors are bringing in cash through the gig economy.

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