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Elderly Florida woman run over by purse thief

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An elderly Florida woman had to be hospitalized after she was run over by a auto during a robbery, and the whole thing was caught on camera. Footage then shows the man sprinting out of the restaurant with the woman following closely behind. Read More »

Nissan to recall 150000 more vehicles in Japan after improper inspections

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Carlos Ghosn , former chairman of Nissan Motor , will be indicted Monday by Tokyo prosecutors amid ongoing investigations into alleged underreporting of salaries by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, Nikkei reported Friday. The prosecutors believe the company should also be held liable, given that the alleged misconduct by Ghosn continued for a protracted period. The November 19 arrest of Ghosn and Kelly shook the foundations of the Renault-Nissan alliance and stunned the auto industry, ... Read More »

China is lead suspect in Marriott hack

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The hotel chain's statement came after New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer publicly called on Marriott to pay for people's passport replacement fees over the last weekend. The hack began in 2014, shortly after an attack on the USA government's Office of Personnel Management compromised sensitive data on tens of millions of employees, including application forms for security clearances. Read More »

Instructions to pilots after Lion Air crash

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In the investigation report, the matter of special type of defect Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) came to light in which the aircraft's auto-control lowered the next part of the plane downwards and took the aircraft straight towards the ground. Read More »

Bloodhound land speed record bid scrapped after firm's collapse

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The Bloodhound auto is piloted by Hartlepool man Andy Green, a wing commander with the RAF. The current land speed world record is 763 miles per hour (Mach 0.99), set in 1997 by ThrustSSC. The project had a number of prominent sponsors, such as Rolls-Royce, the aircraft engine-maker, which helped the team operate the Eurofighter Typhoon EJ200 jet engine. Read More »

USA share indexes tumble as trade tensions continue following turbulent week

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Analysts are blaming recent market losses on rising fears of a trade war between Washington and Beijing, fuelled by the detention of a Chinese executive in Canada. The government said job growth in November fell short of economists' expectations. 'It was a little bit weaker on the margin but nonetheless it's going to give the Fed some food for thought as they. Read More »

Regional unemployment rate dips below 4 per cent

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That beats the national and Ontario rates, which both sat at 5.6 per cent in November. "November marked the fifth month in a row that B.C. had the lowest unemployment rate in the country, at 4.4 per cent", he said. Barrie's unemployment rate is besting Ontario's and Canada's right now. The November employment surge was fuelled by the addition of 89,900 full-time positions. Read More »

Amazon eyes expansion of check-out free stores at airports

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The opportunity could bring enormous exposure to the Amazon brand - more than 350 million passengers boarded flights at the country's top 12 airports a year ago, according to the U.S. Operating through the web and operating in the airport will altogether be a different challenge for Amazon Go. Workers must gain clearances to staff concessions after security checkpoints, and square footage in busy sections of an airport can be expensive to lease. Read More »

Microsoft adopts ethical principles to bar misuse of face recognition technology

Unless we act, we risk waking up five years from now to find that facial recognition services have spread in ways that exacerbate societal issues. Microsoft President Brad Smith has expressed optimism about the potential of facial recognition technology as he cited the example of India, where it helped in identifying nearly 3,000 missing children in four days. Read More »

Amazon Warehouse Robot Hospitalizes 24 Workers in Bear Repellent Mishap

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The 225-gram can of repellent reportedly contained concentrated capsaicin - which comes from chilli peppers - is similar to the "pepper spray" used for personal defence and by police forces in some countries. Workers were given the okay to return to work later Wednesday evening. The accident in New Jersey is just the latest in a long line of incidents that have raised concerns over working conditions in Amazon warehouses. Read More »

Lawmakers invite Trump to visit closing General Motors plants

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She said a key issue discussed was GM's decisions about production in Mexico. Next month, Governor-elect Mike DeWine is going to the Detroit Auto Show to meet with GM CEO Mary Barra . "We're not asking for charity". On the second day of meetings on Capitol Hill, Barra faced a tough session with normally supportive lawmakers from the state where GM is based and has thousands of workers. Read More »

SKODA SCALA Hatchback World Premiered in Tel Aviv

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The new vehicle - SCALA means "ladder" or "stairs" in Latin they tell me - is due in Ireland next June so it will make it for the 192-reg plate season. Discounts should also lower the Scala's price even further - as an example, What Car? The petrol range starts with the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0 TSI with 95PS or 115PS. Read More »

Bank of Canada keeps interest rate at 1.75%

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Despite the hold, the central bank plans to continue the gradual tightening initiated in 2017. Swaps trading suggests the Bank of Canada will cap its hiking cycle at no more than 2.25 percent, below its estimate of a "neutral" range for rates of between 2.5 percent and 3.5 percent. Read More »

Sears’ biggest holder bids $4.6B for rest of bankrupt chain

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In his bid, ESL also proposes to acquire Sears Auto Centers, appliance brand Kenmore, battery line DieHard and the retailer's home services division, the largest USA appliance fix provider, the letter said. In its letter, ESL said it believes long-struggling Sears can successfully reorganize around the smaller group of stores. The more recent budget came after Sears said it planned to sell 505 stores that would continue in business, about 100 more than initially planned, which may have ... Read More »

France tops OECD list of most taxed countries

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With an overall tax revenue of 46.2 percent of GDP, France moves above Denmark, which has a corresponding figure of 46.0 percent of GDP - down from 46.2 percent the previous year. High taxes in France have been the source of discontent and unrest among residents. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday postponed a proposed hike in the country's tax on gas and diesel fuel, meant to encourage more usage of electric vehicles. Read More »

'very strong signals' that China is ready for a trade deal

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Import growth was 3 per cent, the slowest since October 2016, and a fraction of the 14.5 per cent seen in the poll. From August to October, the number increased by 30 percent. 01, 2018. Trump and figures in his administration have said China would immediately start buying USA goods in bulk, but Beijing has refrained from confirming those claims. Read More »

Bound next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee to have a three-row version

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Fiat Chrysler plans to revive Mack Avenue Engine II, which has been idled since 2012, as a vehicle assembly plant to provide additional capacity to build the redesigned Grand Cherokee, including a new three-row version, said the sources, who asked not to be identified. Read More »

Altria investing $2.4B in Canadian cannabis producer Cronos

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Federal data from November showed cigarette smoking among USA adults reached an estimated 14 per cent in 2017, the lowest level ever. "We believe cannabis is an excellent strategic fit for tobacco", Jefferies analyst Owen Bennett said in a research note earlier this week. Read More »

Australia passes data encryption law

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The opposition Labor party had tried to amend the legislation, but that would have meant continuing the debate into next year, so the party dropped its amendments at the last minute . Earlier in the week, the bill, with some amendments, appeared to have enough support to be passed . Australia is part of the Five Eyes security alliance, along with New Zealand , Canada , the United Kingdom and the U.S. Read More »

Aston Martin can cram an EV powertrain into a classic Aston cars

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Aston Martin Works has announced an official electric conversion program making the British marque, one of the first to do such work in-house. Said prototype vehicle is a 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark II Volante , which trades its original 4.0-liter inline-six for a "cassette" style electric powertrain, which occupies the same space and uses the same mounts as the factory engine and transmission. Read More »

New Jeep Wrangler Disappoints With 1 Star In Europe NCAP Crash Tests

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Some of the factors resulting in this low rating are that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes only with a seatbelt reminder and a simple driver-set speed limiter. The Wrangler performed better in whiplash and lateral impact tests, earning a good rating. The Panda follows the Punto as only the second vehicle to score zero stars under Euro NCAP assessment. Read More »

Gov. Cooper orders flags fly half-staff in remembrance of George HW Bush

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The president and first lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral at Washington National Cathedral, Sanders said . It coincided with a swing in the nation as a whole toward more tribal politics. Former American President George HW Bush was a leading statesman at a critical juncture of world history and passionate about strong Indo-US relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. Read More »

China and the USA agree not to impose new additional tariffs

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The commerce ministry's remarks came days after US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to give negotiators 90 days to resolve their trade spat. Trump is expected to urge Japan to open its automobile and agricultural product markets in talks that are expected to begin in January. The White House has said China agreed to purchase a "very substantial" amount of agricultural, energy, industrial and other products to reduce the trade gap. Read More »

College Station Students Remember George HW Bush

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Trump told reporters in Buenos Aries, where he attended the G20 summit. "He embodied the standard of a president and individual". "George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018". Read More »

China confident of agreeing United States trade deal despite Trump's combative stance

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Chinese officials hailed on Wednesday a "very successful" trade meeting with the USA, just days after President Trump claimed there had been a major breakthrough in negotiations that ended in a new trade deal . For months, the two countries have engaged in tit-for-tat increases in tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of exports flowing between the two countries. Read More »

Asian markets ease as doubts emerge over US-China trade war truce

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Adding to worries over the outlook for the global economy, the yield curve between U.S. three-year and five-year notes, and between two-year and five-year paper inverted on Monday - the first parts of the Treasury yield curve to invert since the financial crisis, excluding very short-dated debt. Read More »

Yield curve inverts for first time in a decade

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Wall Street's financial shares, which are particularly sensitive to bond market swings, dropped 4.4 per cent. S&P e-mini futures were up 0.3 per cent in Asian trade on Wednesday. The gap between two-year and 10-year German bond yields tightened to 86 basis points, after the spread between two-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury yields narrowed overnight. Read More »

VW will stop designing cars with gas, diesel engines after 2026

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That's according to Michael Jost, strategy chief for the VW brand, who said the automaker will slowly phase out internal combustion engines in an effort to reduce emissions. Volkswagen's core brand aims to raise its profit margin faster than previously planned despite rising investments in the development of electric vehicles, the carmaker said on Thursday. Read More »

Chicago-area companies among best places to work in US

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That survey was taken by almost 29,000 employees, the Journal reported , compared with the just 436 Facebook employee reviews on Glassdoor over the past year. while Apple has moved up in the list of top-rated employers. Rounding out the top five were Zoom Video Communication , In-N-Out Burger, Procore Technologies and Boston Consulting Group. Read More »

Delivery driver arrested at Cheesecake Factory amid chaos over restaurant promotion

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The restaurant chain is teaming up the delivery service Door-Dash to give away 40,000 cheesecake slices. Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage says nearby roads were jammed and would-be delivery drivers were double-parked. But they say one person was arrested for refusing orders to leave the premises. Cheesecake Factory employees allegedly requested police to remove the man, but he struggled with officers inside the eatery. Read More »