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General Motors to make first mass-market driverless vehicle

General Motors to make first mass-market driverless vehicle According to General Motors , its latest contribution to automated transport, the Cruise AV, only has to cross a few more regulatory hurdles before it can begin giving people rides across the USA. Self-driving technology "is only going to have a big impact if we can deploy it at large scale", GM's chief financial officer, Dan Ammann, said in an interview with New York Times . [Full Article...]

Water Pipe Break Delays Flights At JFA Airport Terminal

Water Pipe Break Delays Flights At JFA Airport Terminal KSL-TV reported that all flights coming into the airport were being diverted. The airline initially were very good, in that they transported a coach containing my son to a hotel for the night, telling him and others that they would fly on 5 January. [Full Article...]

Police Reveal How Missing Sports Reporter Was Found

Police Reveal How Missing Sports Reporter Was Found Her purse was found at a nearby business. Houston Police told NBC News that missing journalist, Courtney Roland has been found. Police said , "She appears unharmed". KPRC reports that the roommate did not hear from Roland again. The address where she was found was not provided by police. Roland apparently texted her friend to say a suspicious man was following her at a Walgreens. [Full Article...]

Would you pay 25p extra for your morning coffee to cut waste?

Would you pay 25p extra for your morning coffee to cut waste? Two of the UK's most prominent waste management companies and the Paper Cup Alliance have responded to the call from the Environmental Audit Committee today for a 25p " latte levy " on disposable coffee cups. The three-month trial will begin in February. Research by psychologists suggests charging customers 25p for a disposable cup would have a greater impact, reducing the number sold by up to... [Full Article...]

Three and a half year in jail for Lalu Prasad Yadav

Three and a half year in jail for Lalu Prasad Yadav Lalu has been convicted in one of the cases of the fodder scam, wherein Rs. 900 crore from the Bihar exchequer was siphoned off under the pretext of purchasing fodder for livestock, during the '80s and '90s. Special CBI court judge, Shivpal Singh had acquitted six others, including former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the case. Earlier today, while hearing the case, the judge said t... [Full Article...]

Stock in Active Zone: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW)

It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500. Williams Jones & Associates Llc acquired 12,890 shares as Schwab Charles Corp New Com ( SCHW)'s stock declined 7.92%. LLC grew its holdings in shares of Charles Schwab by 4.7% during the second quarter. Kallsen Terri R also sold $38,987 worth of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) on Wednesday, September 6. [Full Article...]

Short Interest in Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Drops By 12.7%

This gauge is crucial in determining whether investors are moved toward the direction of buying more of the stock, or else doing the contradictory side and selling more of the stock. It also upped Msc Indl Direct Inc (NYSE:MSM) stake by 17,815 shares and now owns 20,433 shares. Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) was raised too. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. [Full Article...]

Twitter Says Accounts of World Leaders Have Special Status

Twitter Says Accounts of World Leaders Have Special Status In a vague post called " World Leaders on Twitter ", Twitter awkwardly sidestepped the controversy over whether Trump's Twitter account violates its terms of service altogether, instead asserting that it doesn't matter if a world leader violates its terms of service - they should have a home on the platform nonetheless. [Full Article...]

Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets

Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets At the same time, one MS lawmaker is promising something that could be more valuable than a winning ticket: an attempt at getting a lottery started in that state. The odds of a ticket matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. "The largest Powerball prize ever awarded in Kentucky was $128 million several years ago to a couple out of Georgetown". [Full Article...]

FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES The Federal Trade Commission's acting chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen, who was also scheduled for the debate, will still attend. But the moderated conversation itself wouldn't have been a tricky one for the FCC Chairman to navigate as CTA's Shapiro has long supported the commission's work to reverse the net neutrality rules that were put in place in 2015. [Full Article...]

China factory growth eases

China factory growth eases The factory Purchasing Managers' Index improved to 60.6 in December, in line with flash estimate, from 60.1 in November. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while below reflects contraction. China is expected to have grown by close to 7 percent in 2017, but the world's second largest economy is likely to slow in the new year on the back of those measures, highlighted as policy priorities at ... [Full Article...]

World oil prices on the rise

World oil prices on the rise Crude oil were lower on Friday as expectations OPEC and other producers will extend their production cut agreement were offset by forecasts US output will continue to grow with prices holding near 28-month highs. In the most recent week, USA production dipped modestly to 9.75 million bpd from 9.79 mln bpd the previous week. On the supply side, Brent prices have been supported by a year of produc... [Full Article...]

Instagram's Feed Now Offers "Recommended" Posts

Instagram's Feed Now Offers These posts are suggested based on posts liked by accounts you follow. Just over a week ago now, Instagram rolled out a new update that allowed for its users easily comment on videos/photos throughout their main feed. The section will also be clearly labeled so that it's not confused with the normal home feed. Rather, the section will appear after you've viewed all the posts in your feed, an... [Full Article...]

Apple raises pay for Tim Cook, other top executives

Apple raises pay for Tim Cook, other top executives Cook's actual salary saw a comparatively smaller $57,692 increase, but the bulk of his nearly $4 million raise came from performance-based cash bonuses. In addition, Apple expensed over $224,000 for incremental private costs for security for the CEO, says the proxy statement, including the hiring of personnel for the specific benefit of Cook. [Full Article...]

SoftBank acquires a 20 percent stake in Uber

SoftBank acquires a 20 percent stake in Uber Other investors including Dragoneer Investment Group scooped up the remaining 2%. He continued: "We have tremendous confidence in Uber's leadership and employees and are excited to support Uber as it continues to reinvent how people and goods are transported around the world". [Full Article...]

Pakistan allows family to meet jailed 'Indian spy'

Pakistan allows family to meet jailed 'Indian spy' Having lost her brother four years back in Pakistan, Kaur said she could fully understand what Jadhav's family must be going through at this hour. Indian officials, however, downplayed the comments by the Pakistani minister, maintaining that the Indian diplomat was only accompanying Jadhav's family and it can not be construed as " consular access ". [Full Article...]

Shoppers Take to the Mall to Spend Their Christmas Cash

Shoppers Take to the Mall to Spend Their Christmas Cash I think the mall will be busy especially all week with no school. Shoppers at Barracks Road Shopping Center took advantage of that and got an early start on making gift returns. "We're just strolling around seeing the sights and we're shopping for ourselves, not other people", Amanda and Michele Folta said. Victoria's Secret had 50 percent off on items. [Full Article...]

Thomas Fire largest wildfire in California history at 273400 acres

Thomas Fire largest wildfire in California history at 273400 acres The Thomas fire has swept through 273,400 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties since December 4 and is still only 65 percent contained, according to a report released by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group . On Thursday, authorities cancelled the last evacuation notices still in effect for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Though the Thomas Fire is now 70 percent contained, ... [Full Article...]

White Christmas happening now in Olympia and there's hope for Tacoma

White Christmas happening now in Olympia and there's hope for Tacoma Snow has begun to fall in Kitsap County, fulfilling the wish of those who want a white Christmas. Days of cold are expected to follow Christmas, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s on Tuesday and Wednesday and the high teens on Thursday and Friday. [Full Article...]

UNSC adopts sanctions against N.Korea

UNSC adopts sanctions against N.Korea U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley votes among other members of the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions on North Korea, in NY, U.S., December 22, 2017. According to the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, "It (the resolution) sends the unambiguous message to Pyongyang that further defiance will invite further punishments and isolation". [Full Article...]


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