Diesel gate controversy embattling Volkswagen has initiated implementing eco-friendly projects ahead of loosing share value. Volkswagen has revealed its bold step to go for producing an eco-friendly microbus, powered by electricity, in the Consumer Electronics Show. Batteries of the vehicle may be charged fully by only 20 minutes and capable of serving as a home power unit.
Loosening marijuana law in United States made small farmers in Mexico lose their profit, as more states lifted restriction on marijuana. However, Mexican drug cartel may not be affected much with the legalization.
Thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica is permitted to enter U.S. An agreement between SICA and Mexico has opened access to migrants to continue their journey.
The 2016 began on a competitive note for fast food chains. Burger King, McDonald's and Pizza Hut have rolled out new value menus. Burger King has launched 5 for $4 deal to attract more number of consumers. McDonald's unveiled McPick 2 for $2, while Pizza Hut has also rolled out $5 Flavor Menu.
Yahoo has closed down its video content service Yahoo Screen. The US traffic to Yahoo Screen fell 28 percent during the past two years. As the ad revenues didn't take off, Yahoo has written down $42 million on Yahoo Screen.
After the separation, Fiat Chrysler is focusing on its €48-billion investment plan to 2018. It'll also revamp its brands Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Maserati. Ferrari made its debut trading in Milan after listing on Wall Street in October 2015. Analysts opine the road ahead for Ferrari may not be smooth as the capital intensive car maker with small volume can sustain the high valuations.
Another incident of hoverboard that caught fire occurred. This time a hoverboard erupted in flames while charging in a house in Australia.
Beijing environmental authorities reported that Beijing's air quality in 2015 was better compared to 2014 despite the city's first two red alerts for pollution. Besides that, Beijing also reported a total of 186 days with air quality meeting the national standard for 2015.
Boeing Co has bagged $855-mn contract from the US Air Force. Boeing will offer avionic component integration and contractor logistics support for T-38C aircraft. The duration of the contract is 10 years and works are scheduled for completion by January 2026.
Former female prison teacher who was attacked and raped by inmate received $3 million settlement. The attacker was a convicted sexual offender and the teacher was left alone in a classroom with him.
Oklahoma's oil and energy regulator has ordered injection well operators to reduce wastewater disposal. The state suffered about a dozen earthquakes in less than a week. The regulator has started implementing an action plan for injection wells located in the area that was hit by earthquake.
Volkswagen, has been forced to face civil lawsuit on Monday allegedly due to deliberately violating Clean Air Act. After being caught by the regulator in September, VW has admitted installing software that is designed to trick regulators while undergoing official tests. However, if proves guilty, VW may count penalty up to $18 billion and face other criminal charges in the US as well as other parts of the globe.
Saudi Arabia suspends all flights to and from Iran. The country also ban its citizen to travel to Iran in a new chapter of Middle East sectarian.
People who travel for business two weeks or more a month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and are more likely to smoke, be sedentary and report trouble sleeping than those who travel one to six nights a month, according to a latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York.
President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.
Amazon's decision to abandon plans to build a new campus in Long Island City, Queens, has drawn cheers from several politicians, community organizers and other locals opposed to the expansion.
One of the hottest topics at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland has been Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed 70% marginal tax rate on all income above $10 million.
In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, in fact, the rate of decline increased during the recession years.
Discovering that your new designer handbag or gold watch is a fake is costly and annoying, and counterfeit medical devices or drugs could have even more serious consequences. But seemingly as soon as manufacturers develop a new method to ensure product authenticity, counterfeiters find a way to outsmart it. Now, researchers have created an "unclonable" tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. They report their results in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
The traditional model for setting auto insurance premiums has been to base rates on the motorist's driving history, age, gender and even marital status (in some states). Thanks to new technological options, insurance companies, and motorists have started to work together to give the insurance companies access to better data on an individual driver's risk level, and give the same driver a sense of greater control over how much he or she will pay in insurance premiums.
Consumer brands have long used old-fashioned focus groups, interviews and surveys to best gauge consumer wants, desires and needs as part of processes that range from product development, to marketing and sales. As machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged, there is an increasing interest in the ability to harness these solutions to save time and money, and to yield more reliable consumer insights.