Uber banned from autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona following fatal crash

28 Mar, 2018

That suggests that the Lidar technology being employed by Uber failed but also that the "safety driver" inside the auto did not seem to be monitoring the road. In a blog that was published on Intel's website, Shashua wrote that although the quality of the image of the police video was quite low, Mobileye's ADAS technology successfully managed to detect the pedestrian approximately one second before the impact.


Dow closes more than 300 points lower

28 Mar, 2018

Just as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the Friday session near its lows for the day with an over 400-point loss, investors were bracing for a test of February lows. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.84 per cent. Traders welcomed the latest corporate deal news. - The Shanghai Composite Index was off almost 3.4 percent.


China opens domestic crude futures market

27 Mar, 2018

September contracts of the two major dollar-based oil benchmarks, Brent in London and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) in NY, traded near $68.38 a barrel and $64.06, respectively. Straits said it brokered the first trade for Glencore and cleared the deal through Xinhu Futures. Absence of a paper market could limit liquidity, as these contracts are expected to be physically settled.


Do You Have General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) In Your Portfolio?

24 Mar, 2018

Shares of General Mills plunged 9.1% to 45.39 on the stock market today , hitting their lowest level in almost five years. SELL rating has been given by 0 analyst (s) and 3 analyst (s) given BUY rating to the stock. In related news, insider Bethany C. Quam sold 8,712 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. CareTrust REIT, Inc.


Global crude oil prices rise on Middle East tensions, healthy demand

24 Mar, 2018

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $62.61 a barrel at 0744 GMT, up 55 cents, or 0.9 percent, from their previous close. "They are almost a million barrels per day higher than year-ago levels, led by Gulf Coast refining activity knocking on the door of 9 million barrels per day", said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData in Louisville, Kentucky.


UK to expel Russian envoys, freeze assets

24 Mar, 2018

In a rare joint statement, May and U.S. President Donald Trump , French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said "there is no plausible alternative explanation" to Russian responsibility for the poisoning. While the West unites against Russian Federation, some analysts argue Putin's popularity could enjoy a boost ahead of Sunday's presidential elections where he is on track to become the nation's longest-serving ruler since Josef Stalin.


Contradicting opinions over lawfulness of Russian elections

21 Mar, 2018

According to central election commission data with 99.8 percent of ballots counted, Putin took 76.67 percent of the vote, well ahead of his nearest competitor Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who was on 11.79 percent. Incumbent Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth term, his last under current constitutional term limits. In the 2000 presidential race, he gained 53 percent of votes; 71.31 in 2004, and 63.6 percent in 2012.


First Pedestrian Killed by Self-Driving Car

21 Mar, 2018

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed his condolences for Herzberg and her family on Twitter shortly after the incident took place. "We're fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident". Though the government sees potential in the technology, many researchers and experts believe that automakers have been rushing to deploy the technology.


Hound trip: dog mistakenly flown to Japan returns to Kansas

17 Mar, 2018

There is a chance that Irgo may need to be quarantined for up to two weeks in Japan due to traveling on an global flight . She has been assured that the other dog was returned safely to Naruto though it is not clear if that animal was flown in the lap of luxury too.


British bank HSBC to disclose 59 percent gender pay gap

16 Mar, 2018

The bank will also disclose a mean gender bonus gap of 86 per cent. HSBC has a target to try to improve its gender balance and is aiming to have 30% of senior roles held by women by 2020. Last month, Asia-focused Standard Chartered reported a gap of 30 percent in Britain, while Virgin Money - the only major United Kingdom lender run by a woman - said its female staff earned on average 32.5 percent less per hour than its male workforce.


Fitbit launches period and ovulation tracking platform

15 Mar, 2018

There are now five different colours of the classic silicone band, four different leather straps and some stainless steel and metal mesh bands that could let the Versa meld into posher surroundings than its usual gym habitat. If we talk about the Fitbit OS 2.0, the OS brings a variety of features to your Smartwatch with a new personalised dashboard. This will allow developers to easily build and deploy their apps and watch faces for Ionic and Versa.


Under Armour Woes Drag Down Dick's Sales

15 Mar, 2018

It dived, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. The sporting goods chain, which reported poor holiday sales, flagged "significant weakness in the Under Armour brand" and declining sales in its hunting division for its weaker-than-expected quarter ended February 3.


Melrose increases offer for GKN to £8.1bn

14 Mar, 2018

This is "final" offer time from Melrose chairman Christopher Miller - an aggressive riposte to Friday's news that, to save itself from the British raider, GKN would flog its Driveline automotive wing to America's Dana. But on Monday Melrose said that it thought that tie-up was "hasty and ill-thought-through". GKN said in its latest defence, also published on Monday, that shareholders would be invested in a more profitable GKN Aerospace following the sale of Driveline and powder ...


Tillerson says plans for North Korea meeting 'in the very early stages'

13 Mar, 2018

Washington should look to expand the South Korean-North Korean dialog from a two-party conversation to a legitimate four party engagement: bringing both the USA and China to the table. Visible displays of aggression, like launching missiles over Japan and performing the only nuclear tests of the new millennium, galvanized global support for worldwide pressure on North Korea.


Trump tariff proposal a dangerous move: ECB chief

11 Mar, 2018

At today's meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively.


Facebook Hits a Home Run, Nabs Exclusive Rights to 25 MLB Games

10 Mar, 2018

Facebook said Friday that recorded broadcasts will also be available globally, excluding select global markets. On top of the live broadcasts, the Major League Baseball will also release extra content on Facebook Watch like on-demand highlights for every regular season game, as well as weekly recap highlights for each team.


Saudi Arabia signs deal to purchase 48 Typhoon jets from Britain

10 Mar, 2018

As expected, the news came just after a meeting between the crown prince, who has rapidly consolidated his power and sidelined rivals , and Britain's defense minister, Gavin Williamson. He said both countries would be "much safer if you have a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia ". Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) said the United Kingdom had already licensed £4.6 billion of arms for Saudi Arabia since hostilities began in Yemen in 2015.


Dad makes son run to school as punishment for bullying

09 Mar, 2018

In a Facebook Live video posted on Thursday, Thornhill streams his son running with his backpack on in the rain, with Thornhill riding in a auto behind him. "They need parents to be supportive when they make mistakes and to take a practical role in teaching their children how to behave more respectfully".


Hic! Coca Cola to launch first alcoholic drink

08 Mar, 2018

RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of WMT in report on Wednesday, November 29 to "Sector Perform" rating. Paychex Inc Com (NASDAQ:PAYX) was reduced too. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holdg Ltd invested in 640 shares. (NASDAQ:KFRC) for 30,329 shares. Ing Groep Nv has 0.03% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc.


Periyar statue will be razed like Lenin's

07 Mar, 2018

Meanwhile, violence erupted in Tripura and various other states after a statue of communist icon Lenin, has been pulled down by some people with an excavator machine at Belonia in South Tripura district on Monday. Today Lenin's statue removed in Tripura, tomorrow it will be the statue of EV Ramasamy in Tamil Nadu". Violent incidents have been reported from some parts of Tripura between different political factions soon after the Assembly election results came out on Saturday.


Amazon Will No Longer Sell Nest Smart Home Products

07 Mar, 2018

Amazon previous year refused to provide some of Nest's latest products like the Nest Cam IQ and latest-generation smart thermostat . The online retailer reportedly told Nest employees that the decision "came from the top", but didn't directly confirm that it was from CEO Jeff Bezos.


UK Services Growth Strongest In 4 Months

06 Mar, 2018

Asia's third-largest economy grew at its sharpest annual rate in more than a year during the quarter to end-December, 7.2 percent, reclaiming its title of the world's fastest growing major economy. Sterling was up 0.1% against the USA dollar to $1.381 shortly after the announcement. Mr Williamson said that the surveys... A lower Services PMI also outweighed an upturn in manufacturing production in February.


Stocks fall again on rate worries, Dow loses 1.5%

06 Mar, 2018

Investors had a different impression. Canada's main stock index fell to a two-week low on Friday, weighed by declines in energy, financial and industrial shares as oil prices fell and global investors anxious about a trade war. It was a continuation of the remarkably smooth rise that investors enjoyed in 2017. The yield on the key 10 year bond fell to 2.86% on Wednesday and to around 2.802% on Thursday - a sign that investors are selling out of shares and commodities and heading for the ...


Italy's early results show center-right coalition leads vote

06 Mar, 2018

The four-party, centre-right grouping looks set to win about 37 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) made significant gains in Sunday's vote though with 31% of the vote, it doesn't have enough seats to form a government, according to state broadcaster RAI.


'A Fantastic Woman' wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film

05 Mar, 2018

Calling the Oscars win for the film "a transgender watershed", The Hollywood Reporter writes, "The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement, and the film's star, trans actress Daniela Vega , its spokeswoman".



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