• Volkswagen vows to end animal testing after latest diesel scandal
Volkswagen vows to end animal testing after latest diesel scandal

Volkswagen said on Monday that some of its employees, including some in the legal department, may have been aware of the tests on monkeys at the time, according to Reuters . The German government has strongly condemned the reports, with Steffen Seibert, spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel , saying the alleged tests can "in no way...

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  • Users, Facebook is giving you more control over your privacy settings
Users, Facebook is giving you more control over your privacy settings

The company is creating a " privacy center " where all related settings can be found in one place on the website. Adding further he said that Facebook's privacy team regularly meets with legislators, privacy experts and regulators from around the world to get understanding of data policies and practices.

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  • Elon Musk sells thousands of $500 flamethrowers
Elon Musk sells thousands of $500 flamethrowers

Uses aren't entirely clear (although we used to have one for clearing weeds which was pretty awesome), but Musk has already denied that he is planning to create a zombie apocalypse exclusively so he can generate a demand for flamethrowers .

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  • Why the Solar Energy Tariff May Be Bad for Solar
Why the Solar Energy Tariff May Be Bad for Solar

Newsprint and office paper. In my view, the biggest challenge for US solar companies - particularly installers - is uncertainty. The government imposed countervailing duties averaging 6.53 percent. In the solar market, Suniva and SolarWorld sought a shield. Here's how First Solar can lock in its advantage for years to come. But doing so will ...

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  • European Central Bank monetary stimulus still needed to push up inflation -Draghi
European Central Bank monetary stimulus still needed to push up inflation -Draghi

Investors were eagerly awaiting Mr Draghi's comments on the euro after European Central Bank policy-makers kept interest rates and guidance unchanged, all the more since US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday talked of the benefits of a weak dollar.

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  • Two new cryptocurrency heists make off with over $400M worth of blockchange
Two new cryptocurrency heists make off with over $400M worth of blockchange

Mt. Gox declared bankrupcy in what became one of the largest crypto scandals that shook the market in 2013-2014. At around 3 a.m. Friday (local Japanese time), essentially all NEM, a type of virtual currency , held by the Tokyo-based exchange was illicitly transferred out of its digital storage.

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  • International Monetary Fund lifts global growth forecast to 3.9%, saying momentum is building
International Monetary Fund lifts global growth forecast to 3.9%, saying momentum is building

The pickup in growth has been broad based, with notable upside surprises in Europe and Asia . The euro area also will see growth accelerating, improving in almost all member states, especially Germany, which saw its GDP forecasts upgraded by a half point this year and next to 2.3 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively.

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  • Nationwide Day of Motion for Ontario Tim Hortons staff
Nationwide Day of Motion for Ontario Tim Hortons staff

Friday's pickets, which were planned for cities across the country, came after similar demonstrations earlier this month at 16 Tim Hortons restaurants in Ontario. "This is just one slice of the hard decisions that Ontario business owners are having to face", she said. "When a multimillion-dollar corporation isn't saying to their franchisees, 'tha...

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  • Los Angeles Times journalists vote 248-44 to unionize
Los Angeles Times journalists vote 248-44 to unionize

In a January 3 email to employees that was reviewed by Bloomberg, L.A. Times Interim Executive Editor Jim Kirk and Editor in Chief Lewis D'Vorkin warned: "union leaders may tell you they can protect against layoffs but they didn't at the New York Times , Huffington Post, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal".

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  • Banks to help out Carillion suppliers
Banks to help out Carillion suppliers

Lloyds Banking Group has launched a £50m fund, HSBC £100m and RBS £75m. "We monitor the financial health of all of our strategic suppliers, including Interserve ". UK Finance said banks were taking steps to ease the impact on small firms affected by the liquidation. Closer to home, Carillion staff and subcontractors anxious about their futur...

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  • Here's When Ford Will Release Its Limited Edition Mustang Bullitt
Here's When Ford Will Release Its Limited Edition Mustang Bullitt

Wearing a dark green paint job, black wheels and not a single "Ford" badge anywhere one the body, the Bullitt Mustang was just icy cool. In the movie, Frank drove a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback GT which had nothing particularly exciting about it.

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  • Ford Revives Mach 1 Nameplate In The Form Of A Performance Hybrid
Ford Revives Mach 1 Nameplate In The Form Of A Performance Hybrid

Speaking at the Detroit motor show, Ford has joined a growing number of vehicle manufacturers who have determined to reduce their carbon footprint. Ford had previously said that it wanted to invest $4.5 billion into its electric vehicle ambitions by 2020.

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  • Auto park fire at Liverpool's Echo Arena has destroyed all vehicles
Auto park fire at Liverpool's Echo Arena has destroyed all vehicles

A spokesman said they were thought to be the only animals in the auto park at the time. Windows and fuel tanks were apparently heard to be exploding regularly. It could have been so much worse". The Liverpool International Horse Show was held at the arena, and it was to conclude with the Sunday show that would have hosted 4,000 guests.

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  • Meghan Markle's Parents Are Not Feuding With The Royal Family
Meghan Markle's Parents Are Not Feuding With The Royal Family

William added jokingly, "It could be a sensitive issue". That said , Cosmopolitan's United Kingdom edition pointed out that the gown, with its bejeweled belt, is actually somewhat similar to the dress Duchess Kate wore to her wedding reception back in 2011.

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now worth $105B, surpassing Bill Gates
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now worth $105B, surpassing Bill Gates

Forbes , another publication that tracks the net worth of the world's richest people, also has Bezos in the top position with a net worth of $104.5 billion. He first crossed the $100 billion net worth mark in November at the start of the holiday shopping season, once again helped by stock performance of Amazon.

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  • Minimum Wage Would be £26000 If Pay Matched Executives
Minimum Wage Would be £26000 If Pay Matched Executives

At the time the law passed, the country's first minimum wage was $0.25 per hour. The minimum wage is scheduled to increase each December 31 until it reaches $15 per hour as part of an effort pushed by Gov. Wendy Block is a spokeswoman with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "Running a business and keeping people employed in and of itself is challe...

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  • AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety netwowrk
AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety netwowrk

Sununu said he still believes the Rivada plan is the better option for New Hampshire, but determined the risks are too great. "Following our decision to opt-out and go with the Rivada plan that provides better coverage, more system control and an opportunity to share in the revenue streams of the business, we proceeded to have extensive discussio...

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  • Coinbase Investigates Insider Trading Following Launch Of Bitcoin Cash
Coinbase Investigates Insider Trading Following Launch Of Bitcoin Cash

Until yesterday, Coinbase only participated in three markets - Bitcoin , Ethereum, and Litecoin. However the core Bitcoin developers disagreed with the proposed changes, so a group chose to copy and modify Bitcoin's code to create Bitcoin cash.

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  • How Analysts Feel About Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)?
How Analysts Feel About Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)?

Currently Oclaro, Inc . (NASDAQ: OCLR)'s shares owned by insiders are 2.80%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 72.80%. The stock decreased 2.82% or $0.0773 during the last trading session, reaching $2.6632. MPC's profit will be $439.57M for 18.26 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider ...

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  • Mahira Khan named sexiest Pakistani woman
Mahira Khan named sexiest Pakistani woman

Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics". It was Padukone who won the title "Sexiest Asian Woman" a year ago. I feel grateful and am humbled. Shah Rukh Khan's Raees co-star, Mahira Khan, was named in the top 5, while another Indian television actress, Drashti Dhami, followed her in the top 10.

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