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Electric Microbus: Diesel gate Riddled Volkswagen’s Image Recovery Stunt

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.

Jan 06, 2016 03:44 AM EST

Marijuana Legalization Made Mexican Small Pot Farmer Lose Profit

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.

Jan 06, 2016 07:23 AM EST

Thousands of Stranded Migrants from Cuba Allowed to Enter U.S.

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.

Jan 06, 2016 07:25 AM EST

Burger King’s 5 for $4 deal to beat competition

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.

Jan 06, 2016 03:13 AM EST

Yahoo logs off video service Yahoo Screen

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.

Jan 06, 2016 03:07 AM EST

Fiat shares slid after Ferrari parts ways with it

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.

Jan 06, 2016 01:28 AM EST

Hoverboard Sets House Afire in Australia

Another incident of hoverboard that caught fire occurred. This time a hoverboard erupted in flames while charging in a house in Australia.

Jan 06, 2016 12:12 AM EST

Beijing air quality is improving

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.

Jan 05, 2016 10:48 PM EST

Boeing bags $855-mn contract for T-38C logistics support

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.

Jan 05, 2016 08:10 PM EST

Teacher Raped By Inmate Received $3 Million Settlement

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.

Jan 05, 2016 11:02 PM EST

Oklahoma regulator orders for lower wastewater disposal after earthquakes

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.

Jan 05, 2016 03:55 AM EST

Civil Lawsuit Against Volkswagen May Pave Ways For Criminal Probes

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.

Jan 05, 2016 07:52 PM EST

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