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GM buys Lidar startup Strobe to accelerate its self-driving auto development

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The company says Strobe technology will reduce the cost of the vehicles while speeding up large-scale deployment. Cruise's self-driving cars, seen in the basement garage of the company's San Francisco headquarters. It uses light to create high-resolution images that provide a more accurate view of the world than cameras or radar alone. In 2014, GM promised to introduce vehicles with improved communications technology and autonomous driving capabilities within the a few years. Read More »

Bank robber father of Las Vegas gunman born in Sheboygan

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Why was he on the FBI's Most Wanted list? To earn his private pilot license, which recently lapsed, Paddock would have had to prove that he hadn't been diagnosed with psychosis, bipolar disorder or any severe personality disorder. According to the Register-Guard, Paddock was paroled in 1979 and eventually returned to Oregon . Stephen Paddock's brother Eric said that they had little to do with their infamous father. Read More »

MA officers travel to help in Puerto Rico

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Save the Children has reported that there are "children's spaces" being constructed inside of shelters that will give children a sense of normalcy while they wait to return to school. State Police troopers preparing to head down to Puerto Rico for recovery efforts. And Amgen, a huge biotech drugmaker, produces most of its medicines there, including widely used rheumatoid drug Enbrel, a number of cancer drugs, heart failure drug Corlanor and osteoporosis drugs Prolia and Xgeva. Read More »

Chinese city to penalize firms that newly hire N. Korean workers

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Tens of thousands of workers are thought to be sent away by Kim to bring in £350m a year for the hermit state. Securing North Korea's missile launchers and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons sites would likely be a chief priority for China in the event of a major crisis involving its communist neighbour, analysts say, although Beijing so far is keeping mum on any plans. Read More »

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Offers To Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Grid

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Enter real-life Iron Man and billionaire visionary Elon Musk, who claims he can solve the problem by rebuilding Puerto Rico's destroyed power grid with a solar setup. After visiting Puerto Rico on October 3, Trump shocked the bond market by commenting that the island's debt might have to be entirely wiped out in order for it to recover from the hurricane's devastation. Read More »

Job Creation Declines In September In Report Likely Impacted By Hurricanes

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Bars and restaurants lost 105,000 jobs, for example. Hurricanes Harvey , Irma and Maria slammed the USA economy in September, leading to the first net job losses since 2010, the Labor Department said on Friday. Also the number of working age Americans not participating in the labor force shrank by 368,000 to 94.42 million . Workers' wages jumped last month, another figure that may have been affected by the storms. Read More »

New Gerrymandering Suit Challenges PA Maps In Federal Court

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The court has a 5-4 conservative majority. Understanding the gap is complex but it could give the court a way to measure partisan gerrymandering for the first time. Justice Kennedy , in the prior cases, indicated that the courts may step in only if there is a judicially manageable standard. The challengers received some muscular support. Read More »

Vigil held for massacre victims, as it happened

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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told NBC, "We have had conversations with her and we believed her, at this time , not to be involved". While she was there, Paddock wired her money so she could buy a house for herself and her family, Danley said in her statement . Read More »

JD Sports Fashion PLC (JD) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

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The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $105.64. About shares traded. Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:PII) has risen 5.51% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. Maxim Group has "Buy" rating and $137 target. Natixis downgraded the stock to "Reduce" rating in Wednesday, January 20 report. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, April 14 by Craig Hallum. Read More »

Netflix raising subscription prices for most popular plans

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The Basic Tier (1 stream at a time, no HD) will stay at $7.99. For new customers, the prices have changed as of today, October 5. Netflix issued a brief statement , saying that pricing was adjusted to help add "more exclusive TV shows and movies " as well as introduce more product features. Read More »

TransCanada cancels Energy East pipeline

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That pipeline , however, is now locked up in lawsuits , and the B.C. government is intervening in challenges to its approval. Cancelling a pipeline project is a major win for environmental and climate advocates. Aurore Fauret, Tar Sands Campaign co-ordinator at 350.org said the decision is proof that climate action and pipelines don't mix, and that organized resistance can prevail. Read More »

Amazon Reportedly Testing Local Delivery from Merchant DCs

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It seems that Amazon has found another industry to terrorize, and even though the drop seen at FedEx and UPS might appear to be marginal, it could hurt if Amazon can get its delivery service off the ground. The decision to more actively manage its inventory could stem from a surge of last-minute holiday orders in 2013 when Amazon was unable to fulfill its two-day shipping guarantee, Bloomberg also noted. Read More »

Former Equifax CEO blames lone IT staffer for data breach

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Congress members were unsatisfied with Smith's apologies. Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, said he wants a federal law that would penalise companies in the event of attacks. Under questioning, Smith said that Equifax's chief lawyer was first notified of "suspicious activity" by hackers on August 2. Smith said Equifax has 225 individuals devoted to cybersecurity and the company has invested almost a quarter of a billion dollars in security over the past couple of years. Read More »

Rajnish Kumar Appointed as New SBI Chairman

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He will take over the reins from former head Arundhati Bhattacharya whose term ends on Friday. Rajnish Kumar , who will take charge as chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) on October 7, is known to his colleagues who has excellent grasp of the situation and a quick decision maker. Read More »

Las Vegas Gunman's Girlfriend Returns To US For Questioning

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He then killed himself before police entered the hotel room, according to officers. Paddock reportedly used Danley's identification when he checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel. Paddock", the sheriff said. He used "bump stocks", attachments that allow a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon by unleashing an entire large magazine in seconds. Read More »

Tesco continues its surge

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However, Tesco has since "woken from its slumber, and then some", said John Ibbotson, director of retail consultancy firm Retail Vision. If H1 is taken as two separate quarters, Tesco has now posted its seventh consecutive quarter of growth. Read More »

Forget Tesla, Ford turns to Team Edison for electric cars

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In a statement from the vehicle giant's new CEO Jim Hackett , he said that Ford needed to improve its "fitness" in the "evolving and disruptive period for the auto industry ". "While we don't take issue with the principles themselves, they don't seem to differ from what we know every other OEM globally is looking to pursue", Galliers said. Read More »

Wells Fargo CEO Defends Bank on Capitol Hill

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USA senators slammed Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan on Tuesday for his handling of a massive sales practices scandal at the third-largest American bank and challenged him to allow aggrieved customers to sue. "Are you kidding?" Warren responded. At a Senate hearing Tim Sloan conceded poor oversight during the fake-accounts scandal, struggled to defend arbitration policies and was unconvincing about changing the bank's culture. Read More »

Holidays cancelled after collapse of Monarch Airlines

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Customers now overseas should check for confirmation of their new flight details which will be available a minimum of 48 hours in advance of their original departure time . It will provide more information on how you should claim "shortly". The CAA will refund these bookings "by the end of 2017 at the latest". The low-priced airline and holiday company previously had a deadline of 30 September before its Air Travel Organiser's Licence (Atol) expired. Read More »

United Kingdom manufacturing growth slows but exports still strong

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Commenting on the Malaysian Manufacturing PMI survey data, Aashna Dodhia, economist at IHS Markit said: "The underlying indicators that signalled some signs of recovery in the manufacturing sector in August proved to be transitory as operating conditions were broadly unchanged in September". Read More »

Tuition fees repayment threshold to rise to £25000

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Plans to freeze tuition fees at £9,250 and raise the repayment threshold to £25,000 have been announced by Theresa May, ahead of a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester later today. Graduates will be able to earn £25,000 a year before they are required to make any payments against their student loan from the 2018/19 academic year, with annual fees being frozen at £9,250. Read More »

Pro-Brexit party picks leader, rejects anti-Islam candidate

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His election was immediately welcomed by Nigel Farage , Ukip's former leader, who had reportedly planned to start a new party if Waters won. "Even last week, the clear divisions within the party could be seen here in Kent, as Mr Bolton and Chris Wells, the leader of Ukip's only council in the country in Thanet, publicly clashed over the future of Manston airport and the general running of the council". Read More »

Zidane: No problems between Ronaldo and Real Madrid

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But with Gareth Bale joining Karim Benzema on the injury list, Isco and Marco Asensio have been charged with accompanying Cristiano Ronaldo in attack. The last time Real got off to such a poor start in La Liga was in 1995-96, when they were again holding the title with a young defender in their ranks who had joined the previous summer and became a fixture on the right of a defence that conceded just 29 times en route to the 1994-95 championship: Quique Sanchez Flores . Read More »

Horrifying Footage Shows Moment Plane's Engine 'Disintegrates' In The Sky

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There was a sudden movement followed by a loud noise, which caused panic among the passengers. His worry that the aircraft's wing could have been compromised disappeared when the flight stabilised within 30 seconds. The double-decker, wide body aircraft was re-routed as it passed over Greenland, landing in Goose Bay at 1542 GMT, the spokesman said. The airline said it is working to reroute the passengers to Los Angeles. Read More »

German prosecutors: Suspect used poison threats as blackmail

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The man was detained by officers near Tubingen, south of Stuttgart, following information received from the public, police and prosecutors said in a joint statement. The suspect's name was withheld under German privacy laws. They said that while there was no need to panic, shoppers should remain vigilant. Through the video surveillance of the stores where the baby jars were identified, police were able to obtain images clearly showing the face of the 55-year-old man, who has not been ... Read More »