GM wants to deploy fully autonomous, manual control-free vehicles by 2019

As it stands one of the rules required for self-driving cars to be tested is that it needs to have a steering wheel and controls and a human behind the wheel to takeover in case anything happens. Riders will use a Cruise AV mobile-app to hail the c... More..

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China chides more multinational enterprises over labelling of Taiwan
by | Sunday, January 14, 2018

China chides more multinational enterprises over labelling of Taiwan

China's cyber regulator has demanded meetings in Shanghai with two top regional executives from the American hotel chain and ordered the company to "conduct a comprehensive self-review and rectification". Marri...More..

Brutal winter storm freezes waterfall in US, dumps snow in Florida
by | Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brutal winter storm freezes waterfall in US, dumps snow in Florida

The storm's central pressure will have fallen 53 millibars in just 24 hours - an astonishing rate of intensification. Winter Storm Warnings are still up for the coastal areas of north Georgia through Vi...More..

NHS treated dad like 'cow waiting to die', Nicola Sturgeon told
by | Saturday, January 13, 2018

NHS treated dad like 'cow waiting to die', Nicola Sturgeon told

Health service data shows flu rates are continuing to rise, with one in five hospital cases suffering from the most deadly strain, dubbled "Aussie flu" after it fuelled the country's worst flu season for more t...More..

Eurozone Private Sector Growth Fastest Since Early 2011
by | Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eurozone Private Sector Growth Fastest Since Early 2011

Rates of expansion in France and Greece were the fastest for over 17 and nine years respectively while growth remained "robust" in Italy and Spain, said IHS Markit . Panellists linked rises to higher raw mater...More..

Kenya open sales for NY flight
by | Saturday, January 13, 2018

Kenya open sales for NY flight

Kenya Airways introduces historic daily flights to the US. The airline on Thursday started selling tickets for the inaugural and subsequent flights between Nairobi and NY. "It fits within our strategy to at...More..

Flaky Weather: Why Tallahassee Got Its 1st Measurable Snow in Decades
by | Saturday, January 13, 2018

Flaky Weather: Why Tallahassee Got Its 1st Measurable Snow in Decades

Eastern parts of the city are getting "steady freezing rain, sleet and snow" while precipitation in the area has ended for the most part by Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Tallahassee s...More..

Unseasonal weather dents Christmas sales at Marks & Spencer
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

Unseasonal weather dents Christmas sales at Marks & Spencer

But shares in M&S fell as much as 7 percent on Thursday after it said comparable sales of clothing, homeware and food had all fallen in its fiscal third quarter, albeit not by as much as most analysts had forec...More..

ISRO Launches 100th Satellite, Says
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

ISRO Launches 100th Satellite, Says "New Year's Gift" India makes space history

Last June, India launched its heaviest-ever rocket it hopes will eventually be able to carry astronauts into space, a feat only Russian Federation, the United States and China have achieved. The 28 worldwide cu...More..

Giant Eagle recalls ice cream bars
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

Giant Eagle recalls ice cream bars

Fieldbrook Foods is expanding its recall of ice cream bars for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. At Dollar Tree, they were sold under the Party Treat brand. The Hood and Kemps products may show...More..

Ripple and MoneyGram Test XRP Currency Transfers
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

Ripple and MoneyGram Test XRP Currency Transfers

Ripple claims that XRP is the most efficient digital asset for payments with transaction fees at just fractions of a penny, compared to Bitcoin fees of about $30 per transaction. There is a very important ...More..

California Woman Returns Christmas Tree For A Refund
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

California Woman Returns Christmas Tree For A Refund

If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe that someone had so little moral values or lack of conscience. 'She did get a refund - not happily though. The woman still hasn't been identified; however, she did give ...More..

Capital One raises minimum wage to $15/hour
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

Capital One raises minimum wage to $15/hour

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said she would not comment on the Sam's Club closings but that the wage increases were a sign that the tax measures "are having the impact that we had hope...More..

City dumping investments in fossil fuels, suing 5 big oil companies
by | Friday, January 12, 2018

City dumping investments in fossil fuels, suing 5 big oil companies

Climate change is going to cost the U.S. billions of dollars because of extreme weather, health problems, and more - and New York City wants fossil fuel companies to help pay for it. Department of Housing ...More..

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys
by | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Gold Up on Report China May Slow US Treasury Buys

USA equities declined. Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that Chinese officials reviewing the country's vast foreign exchange holdings had recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Chinese firms' ...More..

Bitcoins Prices Fall 6% To Trade Near $13500. Five Things To Know
by | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bitcoins Prices Fall 6% To Trade Near $13500. Five Things To Know

Cryptocurrencies have been known to trade at significant premiums in South Korea, often times many magnitudes higher than on other exchanges, due to localized demand and strict national controls on capital mov...More..

Buffett on cryptocurrencies: 'They will come to a bad ending'
by | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Buffett on cryptocurrencies: 'They will come to a bad ending'

Buffett's comments come a day after JPMorgan & Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said he regrets calling bitcoin a fraud , referring to comments he made at a banking conference in September. Messrs. Jain and A...More..

by | Thursday, January 11, 2018

S. African president to appoint commission of inquiry into "state capture"

This, following his failed bid to have Madonsela's remedial action, that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng select a judge to head the inquiry, reviewed by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Former ANC member...More..

Lidl and Aldi share title of Britain's fastest growing supermarket, data reveals
by | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lidl and Aldi share title of Britain's fastest growing supermarket, data reveals

Kantar said that, across the grocery retailers, households shrugged off economic worries to spend an average £1,054 over the period. The spending splurge saw the Friday before Christmas, December 22, become t...More..

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person
by | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person

Amazon's ( AMZN ) chief executive Jeff Bezos now holds the title, with a net worth of $105 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index . "Over the last month our research at GBH has indicated Amaz...More..

Trump to attend Davos economic forum: US administration official
by | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Trump to attend Davos economic forum: US administration official

Anxiety over Trump's "America First" agenda dominated conversation at the World Economic Forum a year ago, though the incoming US administration eschewed sending any official representatives. Last year's WEF wa...More..

Palette Is Toyota's Mobility Concept For Retail And E-Commerce
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Palette Is Toyota's Mobility Concept For Retail And E-Commerce

The website noted that the self-driving vehicles "may one day be used by Pizza Hut to deliver and possibly cook pizzas ". Ride sharing transport could also share the space with on-demand meal deliveries. Aut...More..

Slow December rounds out strong year for U.S. jobs
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Slow December rounds out strong year for U.S. jobs

But with the country believed to be near full employment , the jobless rate still held steady at its 17-year low of 4.1 percent. Through a year ago, the black unemployment rate rose to 8 percent in March a...More..

Trump declares he's deporting 200000 Salvadoran immigrants from US
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Trump declares he's deporting 200000 Salvadoran immigrants from US

Immigrant advocates, Salvadoran government officials and many others had implored Nielsen to extend the TPS designation, citing the country's horrific gang violence and the potentially destabilizing effect of s...More..

GoPro exits the drone business, confirms job cuts
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

GoPro exits the drone business, confirms job cuts

The company cited a hostile regulatory environment in the U.S. and Europe as well as an extremely competitive market as reasons for its departure. GoPro is killing its drone business and slashing 20 percent o...More..

Economy set for slowdown as govt pegs growth for FY18 at 6.5%
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

Economy set for slowdown as govt pegs growth for FY18 at 6.5%

The practice of releasing advance GDP growth data began a year ago when the government shifted the Union Budget presentation to February 1 from the end of February. Most of the economist echo the view that th...More..

Crude falls back after U.S. oil producers up game
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

Crude falls back after U.S. oil producers up game

OPEC, supported by Russian Federation and other non-members, began to hammer out a deal to cut supplies again in 2016, aiming to lift prices by removing a glut built up in the previous two years. Despite relati...More..

JFK water main break at Terminal 4 causes further flight delays
by | Monday, January 08, 2018

JFK water main break at Terminal 4 causes further flight delays

A water main break led to a shutdown of global flights into Terminal 4 on Sunday - the latest in a "cascading series" of problems that included delayed flights, stranded passengers and baggage pileups. "It's ge...More..

Mark Zuckerberg vows to fix Facebook in new year's message
by | Sunday, January 07, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg vows to fix Facebook in new year's message

So what are the issues he's talking about? This year it's, well, being better at his job. Exploring the technology for Facebook services, Zuckerberg added, "There are important counter-trends to this -lik...More..

Captain Marvel casts actor DeWanda Wise
by | Sunday, January 07, 2018

Captain Marvel casts actor DeWanda Wise

With Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck at the helm as director and A-List movie stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law in the cast, she'll certainly be in good company. While some might speculate on it, one name imm...More..