Articles by Michael Sasso

The $900 Billion Auto Aftermarket: Where Total Losses Turn Into Big Gains

Mike Rosser, a 41-year veteran of the salvage car business, remembers a day when auctions for junked cars drew 30 guys standing in the sun, inspecting mangled cars for intact alternators and transmissions. On this February morning, though, the suburban …

Actuaries Face Uncertainty Amid Encroachment by Data Scientists

Riley Howsden has one of those hip jobs everyone loves to hate. He works at L.A.-based video game producer Riot Games, where business attire includes hoodies, the food comes free and his job entails deducing what kinds of products gamers …

More Employers Adopting Continuous Background Checks on Employees

Jay Cradeur takes pride in his 4.9 driver rating on Uber Technologies Inc.’s five-star scale and the almost 19,000 rides he’s given in the capital of ride sharing, San Francisco. So he was puzzled — and more than a little …

400 Delta Flights Scrapped After Atlanta Airport Outage Chaos

Delta Air Lines Inc. and other carriers worked to get thousands of stranded passengers onto planes after a major electrical disruption in Atlanta crippled service at the world’s busiest hub, extending flight cancellations into a second day. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International …

Hurricane Maria Speeds Up, Threatening Already-Battered Caribbean Islands

For the third time this month, a hurricane is spinning toward the already battered Caribbean and gathering strength along the way. The National Hurricane Center upgraded tropical storm Maria to a hurricane Sunday as winds picked up to 90 miles …

Delta System Failure Highlights Need for Airline Technology Upgrade

The failure of Delta Air Lines Inc.’s worldwide computer network this week spotlights the vulnerability of the information systems sustaining the biggest U.S. carriers, each of which has contended with major disruptions during the last year. Complex networks cobbled together …