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VW senior manager faces prison for US emissions scandal

VW senior manager faces prison for US emissions scandal Oliver Schmidt, a German national who was the general manager in charge of VW's environmental and engineering office in MI, had pleaded guilty to his part in the cover-up and argued he was "misused" by VW in its attempts to circumvent USA emissions tests. [Full Article...]

Hey, business travelers: Your smart suitcase might be banned in 2018

Hey, business travelers: Your smart suitcase might be banned in 2018 And when it comes to the smart bags, if they're small enough to can be checked in as carry-on. And now with the smart bags, airlines are cautious of the bags batteries. If a fire starts there, the crew can use fire suppression bottles to fight it, "but you can only deploy them once". "Before and at the time of production, we did our due diligence to make sure that we complied with all global r... [Full Article...]

Australian Parliament says yes to same-sex marriage in landslide vote

Australian Parliament says yes to same-sex marriage in landslide vote Cheers and applause broke out as lawmakers voted in favor of the bill following hours of debate and emotional speeches at Parliament House in Canberra. Under current legislation in the states and territories, with the exception of South Australia and the ACT, if a married man and woman become, for example, a woman and woman, the state can refuse to alter the birth certificate for the partner who... [Full Article...]

Chiefs Suspend Marcus Peters for One Game

Chiefs Suspend Marcus Peters for One Game It's heady stuff, considering the Raiders quarterback will be playing in his 59th game. "That's kind of how we roll here". He will not be allowed to practice with the team this week and will also foreit a game check. That makes this suspension even bigger for Peters. I wish I had an answer as to what was going on with the Chiefs, but in a way I guess I'm glad I don't? "You go on to the next pl... [Full Article...]

JAL Partners with Supersonic Aircraft Developer

JAL Partners with Supersonic Aircraft Developer Boom Supersonic is a Denver-based company dedicated to removing the barriers to experiencing the planet, starting by building a Mach-2.2 airliner economical enough to operate with business-class fares. We're thrilled to be working with JAL to develop a reliable, easily maintained aircraft that will provide revolutionary speed to passengers. Boom says it has a an option from JAL to pre-order 20 ... [Full Article...]

Here's How You Can Join Computer Science Education Week in 2017

Here's How You Can Join Computer Science Education Week in 2017 Also, you know, playing with droids is just fun. Celebrities have joined the movement this year to boost computer science education. As Apple founder, Steve Jobs, once explained, "Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think". [Full Article...]

General Motors to launch autonomous ride hailing service by 2019

General Motors to launch autonomous ride hailing service by 2019 Its Cruise Automation unit is testing autonomous Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with human backup drivers in San Francisco, Detroit and Phoenix, and has plans to test in Manhattan next year. While Google has been experimenting with driverless vehicles since 2009, GM only secured a toehold in the industry when it acquired startup Cruise Automation for an estimated $1bn in 2016. [Full Article...]

Will Jimbo Fisher be on private plane owned by Texas A&M alum?

Will Jimbo Fisher be on private plane owned by Texas A&M alum? Opening the season as the nation's No. 3 team, Florida State never recovered after losing quarterback Deondre Francois to a knee injury. Last December, Fisher signed a contract extension through 2024 that makes him among the highest-paid coaches in the country. [Full Article...]

The World's Biggest Lithium-ion Battery Launched in Australia on Friday

The World's Biggest Lithium-ion Battery Launched in Australia on Friday The state of South Australia announced on Friday that it had made a wonderful solution to the country's energy difficulties. The 100MW battery was switched on by South Australia's premier, Jay Weatherill on Friday, December 1 who said that it was "history in the making". [Full Article...]

Jurors Find Kate Steinle's Alleged Killer Not Guilty of Murder

Jurors Find Kate Steinle's Alleged Killer Not Guilty of Murder Zarate was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. President Trump weighed in on the acquittal in the Kate Steinle murder case . Federal authorities announced that Zarate will be deported for a sixth time. Matt Gonzalez of the public defender's office said his client had never handled a gun and was scared by the noise, prompting him to fling the weapon into the bay, where a ... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos Worth Over $100B After Amazon's Black Friday Rally

Jeff Bezos Worth Over $100B After Amazon's Black Friday Rally Due to an increase in Amazon's shares by 2.5 percent during Black Friday sales, the Amazon founder could reach a 12-digit figure, quotes The Indian Express. Bezos then overtook Gates last month when his fortune soared past $90bn. Bezos is the first person to pass the $100bn mark since Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 1999, according to Bloomberg . [Full Article...]

Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Whitman split the iconic HP into two publicly traded companies and slashed tens of thousands of jobs in an effort to shift away from PCs and printers to faster growing areas like cloud computing market and cyber security. It is thought she may have her eye on the US Presidency. Beyond that, she plans to take a break. Whitman ran for Governor of California but was beaten by Jerry Brown. [Full Article...]

Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says

Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says Instead, he deferred to new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's blog posting announcing the breach on Tuesday. As well as trouble potentially brewing in Cali over the hush up, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has also launched an investigation into Uber's cockup - by our reckoning, perhaps only the fifth worse thing the controversial bad-boy biz has done over the past year. [Full Article...]

BJ's Black Friday 2017 Kicked Off Online

BJ's Black Friday 2017 Kicked Off Online Fergal Rafferty, Foyleside Centre Manager, said: "Over the last few years, Black Friday has migrated from the United States to become a worldwide phenomenon". Online deals will be available starting on Thanksgiving. E-commerce analysts at Black Friday Dealer have found the best Black Friday ASUS electronics deals for shoppers in 2017. [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. to sue to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

Justice Dept. to sue to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal The Justice Department argued that AT&T would use Time Warner's films and movies to force rival pay-TV companies to pay "hundreds of millions of dollars more per year for Time Warner's networks" in its lawsuit filed late Monday in federal court in Washington. [Full Article...]

Uber plans to buy 24000 self-driving cars from Volvo

Uber plans to buy 24000 self-driving cars from Volvo The agreement is worth over $1 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Uber and competitors like Lyft ultimately hope to take the driver out of their vehicles since that is the single largest component in cost of a ride. "We believe this is a new segment, a new business", said Hakan Samuelsson, the Chief Executive of Volvo Cars , which is owned by Chinese carmaker Geely. [Full Article...]

A Detailed Look at Tax Reform Changes to Deductions and Credits

A Detailed Look at Tax Reform Changes to Deductions and Credits CNBC's Jacob Pramuk reports the House plan would permanently chop the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent and make other tweaks aiming to make businesses more competitive. The estimated savings varies by county - higher in Livingston and lower in Wyoming and Orleans - because of how the bill removes some federal deductions for state and local property tax deductions . [Full Article...]

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings Dugan said that person in the videos may not have committed the murders, but added: "If they didn't do it, they know something". He was wearing all black and a black baseball cap and armed with a large black pistol, police said. Today's homicide follows three unsolved killings that occurred within blocks of one another days before Halloween near a bus route used by two of the victims. [Full Article...]

Norway's pension fund could cut billions in oil stocks to spread risk

Norway's pension fund could cut billions in oil stocks to spread risk The fund, formally known as the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), is ranked as the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund. The bank that runs the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund has told the Norwegian government it should dump its shares in oil and gas companies, in a move that could have significant consequences for the sector. [Full Article...]

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil in South Dakota At this time crews are assessing the situation and the cause of the leak is under investigation. The pipeline runs from Alberta in Canada to the USA border and then straight south through eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and then into Nebraska and Kansas to Cushing, Okla. [Full Article...]


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