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Volkswagen Will Launch A New EV "Virtually Every Month" From 2019

Volkswagen Will Launch A New EV A supplier decision for North America will be taken shortly. CEO Matthias Muller named LG Chem, Samsung SDI and China's Contemporary Amperex Technology as suppliers. The efforts will also support Volkswagen's rollout of its Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) platform. It also signals more competition for Tesla as this company steps into the EV space. [Full Article...]

Broadcom drops Qualcomm takeover attempt following Trump order

Broadcom drops Qualcomm takeover attempt following Trump order In a presidential order, the president Mr. Trump told that reliable evidence led him to accept that if the Singapore-based Broadcom were given control of the Qualcomm, it might take action, which threatens in impairing the United States' national security . [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods makes another strong start at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods makes another strong start at Bay Hill Coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational continues on Sky Sports Golf. "I enjoy just playing again after what I've been through", Woods, 42, said. He had started the day by posting his first bogey-free nine-hole performance of the young season. "I hit some attractive shots out there today and I was rolling it really good too", Stenson told Sky Sports. [Full Article...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Feature Documentary Gets A Trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Feature Documentary Gets A Trailer However, Fisher passed away back in 2016 after she finished shooting her final scenes in the eighth movie " The Last Jedi " - which was released a year ago. But the tenderness of the moment is immediately undercut by Finn's acknowledgement to the little droid, "All right, that was kind of weird that you recorded that, but thank you ". [Full Article...]

Google Banning Ads for Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering

Google Banning Ads for Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering Google's latest " bad ads " report said it had removed 3.2 billion ads in 2017 for breaking its policies, am 88% increase on the previous year. This year it will address "ads in unregulated or speculative financial products", according to a separate statement from its director of sustainable ads, Scott Spencer. [Full Article...]

Williams sisters win to set up third round clash at Indian Wells

Williams sisters win to set up third round clash at Indian Wells After Serena defeated Clijsters, she did not return to Indian Wells until 2015, while Venus did not end her boycott until the following year. "She's playing really well and just honing her game", said Venus , who watched the Diyas match from the stands. [Full Article...]

Bill Dix's kiss controversy sends shock waves through the Statehouse

Bill Dix's kiss controversy sends shock waves through the Statehouse Senate Republicans plan to meet Wednesday in private to elect a new leader. Dix, who is married with three children, faced calls for his resignation last summer over his handling of a sexual harassment settlement involving a communications director for Iowa's Republican Senate caucus. [Full Article...]

Unemployment down slightly again in ME in January

Unemployment down slightly again in ME in January Although the total number of nonfarm payroll jobs continues to increase, the rate of growth is slowing, increasing 2.2 percent in 2017 compared to a recent high of 3.5 percent in 2014, according to data from the labor department. Jobs in professional and business services rose by 2,100, mostly in administrative and support services (3,000) while management of companies declined (1,300). [Full Article...]

Indigo airlines cancels 47 flights today

Indigo airlines cancels 47 flights today The assembled fuselage of an Airbus A320 narrow-body passenger twin-engine jet airliner moves across the Airbus SE factory floor in Hamburg, Germany. Both IndiGo and GoAir have been told not to refit these engines, which are spare with them in their inventory. [Full Article...]

Warren not running for president, criticizes 'Pocahontas' nickname

Warren not running for president, criticizes 'Pocahontas' nickname Massachusetts. Whoohoo." Meet the Press host Chuck Todd countered her statement by speculating if she would also commit to all six years if she were to win re-election. Her parents, she said, eventually eloped. Warren's response came after Todd read a portion of the editorial , posted on the television screen, that appeared in The Eagle's Tuesday edition. [Full Article...]

Draghi Wonders Who Needs Friends Like These After Trump Threat

Draghi Wonders Who Needs Friends Like These After Trump Threat Bond yields too partially erased their earlier rise, as markets interpreted Draghi's comments as suggesting that any policy normalization would be very gradual. But he said such disputes should be worked out among trade partners, not decided by measures initiated from one side. He also reminded Trump that previous trade wars had typically led to a strengthening of the dollar. [Full Article...]

Sweet Jobs Report: 313000 Jobs Added in February

Sweet Jobs Report: 313000 Jobs Added in February David Kelly, the chief global strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management: "The February employment report was positive all round, showing booming job growth and muted wages and a strong economy with still some room to run". Revised figures show employers added 239,000 jobs in January and 175,000 in December, a net upward revision of 54,000. Experts were anticipating the USA economy to have added s... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu says Saudi Arabia to open airspace to India-Israel flights

Benjamin Netanyahu says Saudi Arabia to open airspace to India-Israel flights India's national carrier Air India on Wednesday began selling direct five-hour flights between Delhi and Israel's Ben-Gurion worldwide airport. The new Israel-India route was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel in July. [Full Article...]

Lloyd Blankfein is reportedly planning to leave Goldman Sachs

Lloyd Blankfein is reportedly planning to leave Goldman Sachs The WSJ report indicated that Goldman would aim to replace Blankfein with either of the bank's two co-presidents, Harvey Schwartz (a former CFO of the company) and David Solomon. Blankfein is one of Wall Street's highest paid CEOs. Blankfein survived a run-in with cancer after being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2015. He was considered at the time as the most likely successor to Blankfein. [Full Article...]

Thousands of women go on strike in Spain for International Women's Day

Thousands of women go on strike in Spain for International Women's Day Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, said she would join the strike. The theme of Thursday's International Women's Day 2018 is #PressForProgress, but that's not the only message that activist women have sent. International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. South Korea's anti-sexual violence movement has gained significant traction since January, when a female prosecutor began publ... [Full Article...]

Amazon Discounts Prime Membership by 54% for Customers With Medicaid

Amazon Discounts Prime Membership by 54% for Customers With Medicaid Amazon.com (amzn) is adding a discount on Prime membership for Medicaid recipients in its latest move to win more business from lower-income shoppers at Walmart's (wmt) expense. The service, which offers members special deals, fast shipping, free streaming, and many other perks, costs $12.99 per month or $99 per year. About 30 million American adults receive federal food assistance . [Full Article...]

Trump slumps on Forbes billionaires list

Trump slumps on Forbes billionaires list Bill Gates has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years. Also, Acharya Balkrishna, the co-founder of FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved, was ranked 274th on the list with a net worth of $6.3 billion. The total combined net worth of this year's billionaires was US$9.1 trillion, up from US$7.7 trillion last year, with 1,490 members being self-made billionaires, up from 1,371 i... [Full Article...]

Police investigate online threat towards Fellowes High School

Police investigate online threat towards Fellowes High School Someone had shredded the American flag that normally graced Hurricane High School's premises and replaced it with an ISIS-like flag. As students were returning to Hale High School, several reported what was described as gunshots from an apartment complex across the street from the school. [Full Article...]

Average hourly wage for Uber, Lyft drivers - $3.37

Average hourly wage for Uber, Lyft drivers - $3.37 Drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft get a median profit of $3.37 per hour - before taxes - a research study showed Friday. A blistering study conducted by MIT researchers found that Uber and Lyft drivers are paid less than $4 per hour. [Full Article...]

Warren Buffett: Tax overhaul gives businesses 'huge tailwind'

Warren Buffett: Tax overhaul gives businesses 'huge tailwind' Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway , which owns substantial insurance and reinsurance operations, posted record quarterly and annual results for 2017 - mainly fuelled by the big cuts to U.S. "Just standing there, day after day, with my bat on my shoulder is not my idea of fun", he has said. While few details were provided, shares of several insurers and pharmacy benefits managers fell on th... [Full Article...]


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