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Feds approve higher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly finalized the regulations to be phased in through 2027, which the Obama administration estimates will save 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxid...

Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan to mend ties

Relations between Turkey and Russian Federation - two powers vying for influence in the strategic Black Sea region and Middle East - have always been complicated. Erdogan has also expressed resentment toward Western allies that have cautioned against...

Vet who served with Capt. Khan says Trump lost her vote

Indeed, in interviews, Khan said his wife helped him write the speech and dissuaded him from even harsher criticism for the GOP nominee. "I don't think I'm offended because if someone doesn't know about Islam what do you expect from him to say?...

Tesla's Confirms Compact SUV Model Y Will Be Its Next Release

The Model S unit, which had 9,764 deliveries in the quarter, has a starting price of $76,000. Tesla spent much of 2016 playing catch up on auto manufacturing goals. For the second half of the year, management reiterated its target for 50,000 deli...

Reserve Bank of India stands pat; concerns for inflation outlook remain

In context of the Make in India speech, Rajan said, "we need growth at a measured pace" which is consistent with what the economy can support and depend on fundamental reforms to fasten the process. Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI said the ind...

Facebook hates ad blockers so much it now blocks them

But there are ways to configure ad blockers to stymie these efforts as well. According to a report on Business Insider , " Facebook is taking a stand against ad blockers". Adblock Plus, one of the most popular adblockers for Chrome, Safari and ...

Trump predicts big growth under economic plan

Hillary Clinton is expanding her presidential battleground map to include the traditionally Republican states of Georgia and Arizona, according to officials aware of the plans. Democratic nominee Clinton also leads when Libertarian Gary Johnson and G...

The Financial Times: China warns United Kingdom over £18bn nuclear power deal

Commentators say the observation with some sharp undertones comes as prime minister Theresa May's government considered the UK's first nuclear reactors in over 20 years. Three unions at the state-owned utility said last month's vote should be decla...

GST good but tax rate should not exceed 18%: Rahul

First, additional 1 per cent tax by producing states and second is compensating all the states for any revenue loss in the first five years post GST comes active. He said the consensus that had finally emerged over the Bill showed that national iss...

Neymar's Brazil held by minnows Iraq

The Barcelona star became increasingly frustrated with the rough treatment he received and Iraq's time-wasting tactics as Brazil were booed off the field in Brasilia for the second time in four days. Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa scored and set ...

AIE asks passengers from Dubai to Kerala to board flights from Sharjah

The Boeing 777-300 experienced a landing gear failure, and black smoke was reported to be coming from its fuselage. Traffic at Dubai airport remained disrupted Thursday with 237 flights cancelled, a day after an Emirates plane crash-landed and sh...

Maharashtra bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 20

Transport minister Diwakar Raote announced either a government job to a family member of the deceased staff of the two MSRTC buses that were washed away or compensation of Rs 10 lakh each. The ICG is also diverting another Sea King 42B aircraft to he...

Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago's Jackson Park

CHICAGO - The two parks Barack Obama considered for his presidential library are only a mile apart in Chicago. President Barack Obama's presidential library and museum has found its home. "Friends of the Parks similarly has a deep commitment to...

Oil jumps 2 percent, US crude firmly over $40 on short-covering

USA crude oil imports grew by just over 300,000 barrels per day last week to average over 8.7 million barrels per day for the week of July 29 . Also supportive was Tuesday's American Petroleum Institute report on USA inventories, which showed a 1....

Yankees send Carlos Beltran to Rangers for 3 pitchers

If the Yankees are true sellers, they should be trading every player that isn't under contract for next season that they don't have plans of keeping. He is hitting.304/.344/.546 with 22 homers this year, a remarkable season at the age of 39, and fits...

Fox News president Roger Ailes resigns after multiple accusations of sexual harassment

It was a swift fall for the famously resilient executive, who has been with the network 20 years ago and is widely credited for its success. Ailes' resignation comes weeks after he was accused by former Fox 5 reporter Gretchen Carlson of having...

Audio Report: What's Affecting Oil Prices This Week? (Aug. 1, 2016)

Futures extended their rout after tumbling 14 percent in July. Crude prices are still up more than 55 percent from 12-year lows of $26 to $27 in the first quarter. Crude oil futures briefly plunged below $40 a barrel for the first time in three mon...

RBS among worst performing European banks as stress test results are published

The bank's capital ratios fell by more than seven percentage points in tests to assess how large financial institutions would perform in another major crisis. Of the banks tested, 37 are based in the euro zone and monitored by the ECB, which stated t...

NextEra buying Dallas-based Oncor

NextEra is also the owner of Florida Power & Light Co. A group led by Dallas-based Hunt Consolidated had previously agreed to buy Oncor, but the Public Utility Commission of Texas imposed conditions on its purchase that investors wouldn't sign o...

China issues regulations for online ride-hailing services

Specifically, in addition to having at least three years of driving experience, the guidelines will require drivers to retire their cars after driving 600,000 km. "We welcome the new regulations , which send a clear message of support for ride-shari...

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Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup

DEFENDING champion Oracle Team USA clawed its way back into the America's Cup on Saturday with a much-needed win over Emirates Team New Zealand to reduce its deficit to 1-4 i...

Trump organization ends management of Toronto tower

Trump Hotels and JCF Capital, which has owned the building since late 2016, announced Tuesday that they were ending their contract. The building and another one elsewhere in Van...

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

He was near death when he arrived at the hospital and remained in critical condition into this week. Doctors say Congressman Scalise is in fair condition and is in the pro...

Hedge fund star Dan Loeb bets $3.5 billion on Nestle

It said in the letter that it has already had productive conversations with Nestle management. Food companies are under pressure to reduce costs, after Kraft Heinz Co.'s unsucc...

Altice USA Prices Offering at $30 Per Share

The IPO is part of a USA offensive by Drahi and Altice, which operates cable and broadband in 21 U.S. states and competes against American rivals such as Verizon and Comcast....

Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

Overall, officials found that in the most severe scenario, companies would have suffered about US$383 billion in losses on loans. Passing the stress test does not necessarily mean ...

Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet

A California-based cybersecurity firm found a database of almost 200 million American voters - along with their preferences and modeling data - left unsecured on an Amazon c...

Uber board member apologies for remark about talkative women

After fellow board member Arianna Huffington said the presence of a woman on the board was likely to attract other females, Bonderman remarked that it actually meant "more talkin...

Uber Board Said To Be Considering Leave Of Absence For Kalanick

The board met on Sunday to talk about changes regarding the company's management structure. An Uber spokesman had no comment. By taking on entrenched taxi companies and regul...

$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

ETP maintains it didn't intentionally do anything wrong in either case. Regulators decided during a Wednesday meeting to hold hearings in either July or August. "This pipeline b...

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British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

LABOUR will create one million decent jobs and build an economy where the whole country shares its wealth, Jeremy Corbyn pledged yesterday. Corbyn is a far-left politician with pro...

United States unemployment rate dips to 4.3 percent

This also suggests that the jobs market is fairly tight right now and that employers are not feeling pressure to increase either wages or the workweek significantly in order to pre...

All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens

All-Star promise: Subban says Preds will win Game 3 vs. Pens

Through two games in the Stanley Cup Final, Rinne and the Nashville Predators' first trip to the Final, Pekka has been the reason the Predators have lost two straight for the ...

China will stick to Paris climate deal

That's what the top House Democrat is calling President Donald Trump's expected decision to pull the USA from a historic climate agreement. The US administration under Trump ...

Schapelle Corby arrives in Australia after last-minute flight change to avoid media

Schapelle Corby arrives in Australia after last-minute flight change to avoid media

She was taken in a convoy from her Bali villa to the airport, to catch a flight to Brisbane . " Schapelle Corby's name has been famous for 12 or 13 years, she's a brand, ther...