• Uber strikes deal with Volvo
Uber strikes deal with Volvo

Previously, we've seen Uber test its self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs in Pittsburgh, and the company has already established a strong and strategic partnership with Volvo since August 2016. Uber already uses Volvo's XC90 as the testbed for its self-driving system, which is now undergoing trials in Arizona and Pittsburgh. On top of all that, Uber ...

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  • Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Second Lead)
Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Second Lead)

Shah says from a flow point of you Moody's upgrades provides a a great opportunity for India because there are many pensions funds that don't invest in India because of lower rating. Overall inflation rate in the country has declined markedly in recent times and forex reserves have increased to all-time highs, creating significant policy buffers to...

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  • Escaped psychiatric patient from Hawaii captured in California
Escaped psychiatric patient from Hawaii captured in California

In 2000, Saito's defense attorney argued for his release, but deputy city prosecutor, Jeff Albert, argued against it, stating that Saito "fills all the criteria of a classic serial killer". There, he got on an airliner and arrived in San Jose, California, arriving two hours before the hospital reported him missing. Saito has been charged with fel...

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  • Thanksgiving 2017 travel to be busiest in 12 years, AAA says
Thanksgiving 2017 travel to be busiest in 12 years, AAA says

Menendez, who has been under indictment for 2½ years, has already raised more than $2.5 million this year. Most travellers - about 90 per cent, or 45.5 million people - will be on the road; a 3.2 per cent increase in automobile traffic over last year's holiday, according to the pre-holiday analysis.That's despite a higher national average for pet...

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  • Keystone pipeline in South Dakota shut down after leak detected
Keystone pipeline in South Dakota shut down after leak detected

TransCanada has not given a reason for the incident, which occurred days before the Nebraska Public Service Commission was due to announce a decision on Keystone XL, a 830,000-barrel expansion through the state. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration didn't immediately return an email requesting additional information fr...

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  • SA Rugby Accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 Vote Outcome
SA Rugby Accepts Rugby World Cup 2023 Vote Outcome

England hosted the most recent tournament, in 2015, when New Zealand won a second successive title after victory on home soil in 2011. Ireland were eliminated in the first round after receiving just eight votes and France won the second round against South Africa by 24 votes to 15.

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  • Warmer weather, rising non-OPEC output threaten oil market balance
Warmer weather, rising non-OPEC output threaten oil market balance

Brent futures fell 95 cents, or 1.5 percent, to settle at $62.21 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude lost $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to end at $55.70, the lowest close for both contracts since November 3. Gulf fell to a one-year low, while overall refining rates rose in the latest week, led by a jump in East Coast refining, which ...

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  • Airbus lands biggest-ever order with $49.5bn deal for 430 airliners
Airbus lands biggest-ever order with $49.5bn deal for 430 airliners

According to commentators, the deal marked a dramatic turnaround for Airbus , which had been lagging behind Boeing in the contest for orders so far this year and had a bad start to the 12 -16 November air show. "This significant commitment for 430 additional aircraft underscores our optimistic view of the growth potential of our family of low-pr...

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  • EgyptAir Signs Deal With Bombardier
EgyptAir Signs Deal With Bombardier

Sherif Fathi, Minister of Civil Aviation of Egypt , Safwat Musallam, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company, and Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, announced the deal at the Dubai Airshow. Earlier this month, Bombardier also revealed it had secured orders for 31 aircraft from an unnamed European customer. Bole said, ...

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  • Amazon Web Services denies reports of China exit
Amazon Web Services denies reports of China exit

Amazon has been forced by new regulations passed in June to sell its China-based AWS assets to Beijing Sinnet Technology for $300 million. According to press reports , Amazon is only selling "certain physical assets" and the deal will allow Sinnet to better comply with Chinese laws.

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  • Google responds to Missouri investigation
Google responds to Missouri investigation

The FTC sometimes comments on state regulations or coordinates a joint investigation , and state attorneys general can bring federal antitrust suits on behalf of a citizen of their state . "When a company has access to as much consumer information as Google does, it's my duty to ensure they are using it appropriately", Hawley said. The Europe...

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  • You can now eat breakfast at Tiffany's in real life
You can now eat breakfast at Tiffany's in real life

The Blue Box Cafe is Tiffany's first restaurant, timed to the release of the brand's line of "everyday objects", including a $350 gold vermeil insane straw and a $1,500 sterling-silver "coffee can". Breakfast is a flat $29 per person and $39 at lunch - botincluding a starter and main course. It seems like afternoon tea is the real Holly Golightly...

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  • Self-driving bus crashes in first hour of service
Self-driving bus crashes in first hour of service

Technology onboard the Vegas shuttle was developed by Navya . "Had the truck had the same sensing equipment that the shuttle has the accident would have been avoided". The AAA Free Self-Driving shuttle, an Arma vehicle built by Navya that utilizes LIDAR technology and Global Positioning System, was on a test run yesterday in the Fremont East neig...

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  • Fidget spinners sold at Target contain lead, reports say
Fidget spinners sold at Target contain lead, reports say

When USPIRG notified Target about the lead levels it detected, the retailer said it wouldn't take the spinners off the shelves. "The toxic fidget spinners are still available both in toy aisles at Target stores and on its website ", the organization said.

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  • Eurozone growing at quickest pace in 10 years, European Union forecast says
Eurozone growing at quickest pace in 10 years, European Union forecast says

In the Autumn Forecast, released Thursday, the European Union said the currency bloc will grow 2.2 percent this year instead of prior projection of 1.7 percent. Moscovici , the French member of the Commission, said the decision over closing the procedure will be taken in spring 2018. "Consumption growth is projected to be modest, in line with wea...

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  • Former Yahoo CEO: Stronger Defense Couldn't Stop Breaches
Former Yahoo CEO: Stronger Defense Couldn't Stop Breaches

Those interviewed by the committee included Interim Equifax CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., former Equifax chief Richard Smith and former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer . Senator Bill Nelson said "only stiffer enforcement and stringent penalties will help incentivise companies to properly safeguard consumer information".

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  • Waymo pulls engineer from driver's seat on public roads
Waymo pulls engineer from driver's seat on public roads

Not anymore. The fleet of self-driving cars will at first operate in a limited area in Phoenix, but Waymo will gradually increase the coverage area to the size of "Greater London", it said , and add more vehicles over time. Ride-sharing start-ups such as Uber and Lyft have also been making technological headway and forging partnerships in thi...

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  • Paradise Papers reveal Apple moved bits of biz offshore
Paradise Papers reveal Apple moved bits of biz offshore

Apple claims that the company pays an "effective tax rate on foreign earnings" of 21 percent, despite the fact that European Union was trying to make Apple pay about $15 billion in disputed back taxes associated with double-Irish-flips.

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  • Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm in $130 billion deal
Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm in $130 billion deal

And a premium of 33 per cent on Qualcomm's "unaffected 30-day volume-weighted average price". Shares of Qualcomm rose about 1 percent in early trading. Qualcomm has a shareholder-friendly corporate governance structure, making it more vulnerable to a takeover bid. If Broadcom decides to make a hostile bid, Qualcomm's governance rules w...

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  • Disney In Talks to Buy Most of 21st Century Fox
Disney In Talks to Buy Most of 21st Century Fox

The two companies have been talking about an acquisition, according to CNBC . While that particular merger would be made more fantastical by a Disney-Fox deal, the feasibility of the concept alone shows why Fox might consider itself outclassed.

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  • Sterling FALLS ahead of BOE interest rate meeting
Sterling FALLS ahead of BOE interest rate meeting

The Bank of Canada has increased its benchmark rate twice this year as the Canadian economy started the year as the strongest in the G7. A reduction in interest rates makes saving less attractive and borrowing more attractive, which stimulates spending.

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  • 2nd T20: New Zealand beat India by 40 runs to level series
2nd T20: New Zealand beat India by 40 runs to level series

The opening pair put up a commanding display making the most of the power-play options and though the home team removed skipper Kane Williamson cheaply in the 15th over, with the right hander having a go at Siraj and offering a straight forward catch to Rohit Sharma at deep forward of square leg, Munro demonstrated the fearless and flamboyant t...

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  • Hiring Rebounds in October, Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%
Hiring Rebounds in October, Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%

In September, the United States shed 30,000 jobs - the first loss in seven years - as hurricanes Harvey and Irma held back hiring in Texas and Florida. The picture was distorted for a second straight month by the impact of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in late August, and Irma, which hit Florida in early September.

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  • Bitcoin price shatters record by reaching $7000 for the first time
Bitcoin price shatters record by reaching $7000 for the first time

The surge was the result of CME announcing the plans to launch bitcoin futures later this year. One more thing that the new milestone opened is the increase in the total market value of the coin which is now topped at $189 billion, another milestone for the cryptocurrency .

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  • S&P: ObamaCare enrollment hurt by Trump uncertainty
S&P: ObamaCare enrollment hurt by Trump uncertainty

It accepts all insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. The data also shows 31 percent of those who signed up in did so for the first time. Visiting a navigators could cut down on the time it takes to enroll if you're unfamiliar with the system, Serpas said.

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