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Finance Mazda pick 'sweet home Alabama' over NC for $1.6B plant
Author: 0 Mazda pick 'sweet home Alabama' over NC for $1.6B plant

Folsom who helped land Mercedes in Tuscaloosa County believes the Toyota-Mazda deal will add even more growth to Alabama's booming auto manufacturing industry which so far has produced almost 60,000 jobs and millions of vehicles. Following Pres. Donald Trump's tariff-tough talk in 2016, Toyota was grilled by the then-President-Elect via Twitter about moving manufacturing jobs outside the US, threatening crippling tariffs on automakers that didn't build new facilities in the states.

Finance Packers to name Joe Philbin offensive coordinator
Author: 0 Packers to name Joe Philbin offensive coordinator

Pettine would succeed Dom Capers , who was sacked last week after a disappointing 7-9 season. The Browns fired Pettine after a poor 2015, finishing with a 10-22 record. Apart from Pettine, the Packers also interviewed three of Capers' assistants - linebackers coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt and safeties coach Darren Perry - for the job.

Finance 2 planes collide on the ground at Toronto's airport
Author: 0 2 planes collide on the ground at Toronto's airport

The passengers and crew members were swiftly moved to safety after the mishap. WestJet Flight 2425 has just arrived from the Mexican resort of Cancun with 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was waiting to proceed to the gate when a Sunwing aircraft backed into it.

Finance Xmas shoppers spend £1bn more than previous year
Author: 0 Xmas shoppers spend £1bn more than previous year

Past year bought a raft of innovation to the mince pie fixture, including what are claimed to be the first supermarket vegan pies and gingerbread mince pies, which were highly commended in British Baker's Christmas Stars competition . Aldi's market share rose to 6.8% from 6.0%, while Lidl's increased to 5.0% from 4.4%, Kantar said. Meanwhile, Asda's sales grew by 2.2 per cent. Britons spent £1 billion more than past year over the three months including Christmas, with the average ...

Finance South Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris indicted on fraud charges
Author: 0 South Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris indicted on fraud charges

Between 2012 and 2014, Harris swindled FEMA out of almost $25,000 by falsely claiming to FEMA she had been forced out of her residence by Hurricane Sandy, according to the 11-count indictment unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors say the city awarded CIGG more than $42,000 in discretionary funds for fiscal year 2015 based in part on fraudulent documentation supplied by Harris.

Finance Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person
Author: 0 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person

That is about 17 per cent of the online book-selling company that he founded in a Seattle garage in 1994. Most of Bezos' wealth comes from his Amazon holdings, tying his net worth to market fluctuations. If adjusted for inflation, that cumulative total would now be over $144 billion in 2018. He has given away nearly 700 million Microsoft shares and $2.9 billion of cash and other assets since 1996, according to an analysis of his publicly disclosed giving.

Finance Ford F-150 Diesel Is Actually Good On Gas
Author: 0 Ford F-150 Diesel Is Actually Good On Gas

That's the EPA highway figure Ford has targeted, which would match the midsize Chevy Colorado diesel's rating, but in a much larger and more powerful package. The diesel model will be offered on the XL model and the XLT model and will be offered with both extended and double-cab bodies. Ford has finally released the spec sheet for their Ford F-150 Diesel model.

Finance NVIDIA, Baidu & ZF Announce A Self-Driving Platform For China - CES 2018
Author: 0 NVIDIA, Baidu & ZF Announce A Self-Driving Platform For China - CES 2018

The first samples of the processor are being delivered to customers this quarter, he said . " Artificial intelligence is revolutionising the vehicle", said Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO. The main highlight was the introduction of two new software platforms created to help automakers provide a richer user experience inside self-driving cars.

Finance Olympics keeping door open for North Korea
Author: 0 Olympics keeping door open for North Korea

President Donald Trump's United Nations ambassador said Sunday the administration isn't changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Mr Ri has mostly taken part in military talks with the South and is known for angrily storming out of one meeting within minutes, denying Pyongyang's role in the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship.

Finance GoPro quits the drone business, slashes staff
Author: 0 GoPro quits the drone business, slashes staff

The drone remained the second most popular of its price class after the recall, GoPro said, but an "extremely competitive aerial market", as well as a "hostile regulatory environment" in Europe and the United States made the product's future "untenable".

Author: 0 Oprah 2020? People Are Asking After Golden Globes Speech

DeMille award , speaking not about herself or any election, but about the #MeToo movement. You can read the full text of Oprah's speech that fired up the Golden Globes HERE. "Hi, Oprah", the awestruck Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan said when she arrive on stage to accept her award. The moment, a highlight of the night, was the most talked-about speech, with Monday morning news show debating the chances that Winfrey will actually run.

Finance Sydney temperatures skyrocket, nearly break record
Author: 0 Sydney temperatures skyrocket, nearly break record

Emergency services are bracing for what is predicted to be one of the hottest days of the year as a unsafe "blast furnace" moves across Australia . Authorities say the hot conditions are not expected to ease until Tuesday. Canberra will be hot and sunny today with a high of 39 degrees. Officials issued a fire ban for the region. Extreme heat and fire risk warnings have been issued for Victoria, South Australia , New South Wales and Tasmania.

Author: 0 FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has cancelled a planned appearance at CES following death threats against himself and his family. The 2015 rules were created to ensure that all traffic on the internet is treated equally and to prevent broadband and wireless providers from blocking or slowing online content.

Finance Kalanick to sell 29% of his stake in Uber amid SoftBank deal
Author: 0 Kalanick to sell 29% of his stake in Uber amid SoftBank deal

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] co-founder Travis Kalanick , who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling almost a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion (1.03 billion pounds), a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Finance Government Forecasts Reduction In 2017-18 GDP Growth To 6.5%
Author: 0 Government Forecasts Reduction In 2017-18 GDP Growth To 6.5%

After the official data were released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) at a press conference, Chief Statistician T C A Anant said, "Implicit calculation suggests H2FY18 growth will be 7%". The growth in manufacturing sector too is expected to decelerate to 4.6 percent this fiscal, down from 7.9 percent in 2016-17. Most of the economist echo the view that the economy will grow at lower levels in the range of 6.5 to 6.7 percent.

Finance Oil Price Rises Above $68, Highest Since 2015
Author: 0 Oil Price Rises Above $68, Highest Since 2015

Some traders may also be questioning the validity of the rally since the unrest in Iran is expected to have no impact on the OPEC member's ability to produce oil. Analysts expect production to top 10 million bpd in the next few weeks and to keep growing, limiting efforts by other producers to cap global supplies.

Author: 0 Ships collide off China coast, 32 missing

It said South Korea also sent a search plane and a coastguard ship. CF Crystal's 21 Chinese crew members were rescued and the ship suffered "non-critical" damage, the ministry reports. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 metric tons (150,000 tons, or almost 1 million barrels) of condensate, a type of ultra-light oil, according to Chinese authorities.

Finance Missing Texas girls found safe days after mother found dead
Author: 0 Missing Texas girls found safe days after mother found dead

After authorities conducted a three-day search for the girls, Las Animas County Sheriff's deputies acted on a tip and located Miles behind the wheel with the two girls at around 7:30 p.m. He's not now charged with her death, but charges could be upgraded as the investigation continues. Around 1 a.m. that day, the District Attorney's Office says Miles' mother got a text from a phone that belonged to one of the girls.

Finance Your money: Gas prices expected to rise in 2018
Author: 0 Your money: Gas prices expected to rise in 2018

And it is the fact that unexpected events can, and do, occur, that makes forecasting what prices will do in the coming year hard. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is expected to go up about 8 cents in 2018, according to the annual Fuel Price Outlook put out by GasBuddy , a tech company based in Boston that helps motorists find the cheapest gasoline in a given area.

Finance The internet's top lobby joins legal crusade against net neutrality repeal
Author: 0 The internet's top lobby joins legal crusade against net neutrality repeal

The Washington, D.C. -based Internet Association specifically plans to join a lawsuit as an intervening party, aiding the challenge to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's vote in December to repeal regulations that required internet providers like AT&T and Comcast* to treat all web traffic equally, its leader confirmed to Recode .

Author: 0 Ripple Retreats as Coinbase Denies New Coin Listing Rumors

Ripple's currency - which uses the code XRP - is meant to act as a universal currency for transfers between all global currencies (including other cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin ) - just as United States dollars does in the above example.

Finance DeWanda Wise joins the cast of Marvel's 'Captain Marvel'
Author: 0 DeWanda Wise joins the cast of Marvel's 'Captain Marvel'

In case you're wondering why, exactly, it would make sense to have Monica featured in this film, it is because of Monica's history as a superhero, or more specifically, her history as Captain Marvel . Wise's character has the potential to pull a Falcon in Ant-Man and cameo all around the Marvel movie universe. Fans are already speculating who Wise is playing, but it is hard to tell.

Finance Spotify Is Reportedly Going Public. Could That Be Worse for Musical Artists?
Author: 0 Spotify Is Reportedly Going Public. Could That Be Worse for Musical Artists?

According to Bloomberg and Axios , the streaming giant filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December with a view to going public in early 2018. What's interesting about this is that Spotify is choosing to go public right away rather than start out with a float in which shares are created and sold in large quantities to the likes of banks and investment funds before the general public can start buying and selling.

Finance Ranking the best, worst diets for heart health in 2018
Author: 0 Ranking the best, worst diets for heart health in 2018

News asks a panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants and doctors who specialize in diabetes , heart health and weight loss to score dozens of diets in nine categories - including ease of adherence, best for heart health and diabetes, as well as best for fast weight loss.

Finance Feces-Smearing Passenger Forces Flight To Divert To Alaska, Reports Say
Author: 0 Feces-Smearing Passenger Forces Flight To Divert To Alaska, Reports Say

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Anchorage after a passenger was accused of soiling two bathrooms. He was cooperative with the flight crew and was seated when the flight landed in Anchorage. After being interviewed by authorities through a translator, he was transported to an Anchorage hospital for a mental evaluation. No charges were filed.

Finance This fake Uber app hijacks your password and covers its tracks
Author: 0 This fake Uber app hijacks your password and covers its tracks

Among the 232 banking apps are a few Indian banks as well such as Axis Mobile, HDFC Bank MobileBanking, SBI Anywhere Personal, iMobile by ICICI Bank, IDBI GO Mobile+, to name a few. The virus collects the data by popping up a login screen demanding for the user's username and password. 'When a customer has to enter sensitive information such as a PIN or one-time password into the same channel where they had logged in to their online banking platform or initiated a payment, for example, it ...

Finance Economy set for slowdown in next fiscal
Author: 0 Economy set for slowdown in next fiscal

Here are five things to watch out for in the first advance estimates of GDP data for 2017-18. Putting out an extremely conservative growth estimate for the year by extrapolating seven to eight months of data on benchmark indicators, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) projected growth in the second half of the year at 7 per cent.

Finance What are the world's safest airlines for 2018?
Author: 0 What are the world's safest airlines for 2018?

Now, airlineratings.com, the only safety and product rating website has just released its list of the 20 safest airlines in the world based on comprehensive data analysis. The people at airlines, manufacturers, regulatory and security organizations have worked ceaselessly over decades to improve commercial air transport safety and to learn from every single accident.

Finance Tesla Inc Stock Slides As Q4 17 Deliveries Fall Short
Author: 0 Tesla Inc Stock Slides As Q4 17 Deliveries Fall Short

In addition to the 1,550 Model 3 sedans that were delivered during the fourth quarter, more than 800 of them were still in transit at the end of the quarter, although that still leaves the company far short of the consensus for Model 3 deliveries.

Finance Kmart in Taft will be closing in early April
Author: 0 Kmart in Taft will be closing in early April

More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores will close in March and April, Sears Holdings announced today. Closeout sales at the affected locations will begin next week with all 103 locations shuttered by May. The move comes in addition to closing about 250 stores announced previous year. Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12. But with the rise of e-commerce, Sears and other traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have struggled to keep pace with digital darlings like ...

Finance AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch
Author: 0 AfD tests Germany's new social media law as police probe Von Storch

The argument over von Storch's tweet and a similar post on Facebook that she said was blocked in Germany coincided with the full entry into force on Monday of a law aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks. Police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) posted a New Year's Eve greeting in Arabic as well as German, English and French. Companies now have 24 hours to remove posts that breach German law after they are flagged by users.

Finance NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on 'Today'
Author: 0 NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on 'Today'

For NBC's Today , 2017 was as big a year as any in the morning news show's recent past, with the biggest headlines coming as longtime anchor Matt Lauer was sacked in the aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations. Following his firing, other accusations, including summoning a female employee to his office, dropping his trousers and reprimanding her for not engaging in a sexual act, were brought forward against him in a Variety article.

Finance JFK Airport faces delays after Customs' processing outage
Author: 0 JFK Airport faces delays after Customs' processing outage

However, no foul play has been suspected. The outage affected airports including JFK, San Francisco and Denver, as global travelers arrived from holiday travels on New Year's Day . Delays were caused because the CBP-controlled passport-processing systems were down. - CBP (@CustomsBorder) January 2, 2018Due to U.S. Customs and Border Protection computer issues, passengers at JFK Airport may experience delays in the worldwide arrivals area.

Finance PMI rises to 52.5 in last month
Author: 0 PMI rises to 52.5 in last month

The New Export Orders Index picked up notably to 51.9 from 50.8 in November, "partially driven by the rush of holiday season orders", said CICC, adding that China's export demand may continue to benefit from a global synchronized recovery. That said, the level of business confidence remained below the trend observed for the survey history. Andrew Harker, associate director at IHS Markit , which compiles the survey, said "The Vietnamese manufacturing sector recorded a welcome return to ...

Finance 'Prayer answered' as priest wins €0.5 million on lottery
Author: 0 'Prayer answered' as priest wins €0.5 million on lottery

The winning numbers were 04, 08, 22, 23, 48, with the lucky stars 01 and 12. It has been a busy few days for the Irish National Lottery as the search is underway for the owner of Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot. The National Lottery confirmed that the winning Quick Pick ticket was bought on December 22 from the WH Smith shop at arrivals in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.