Car sales declined by 6.8% in 2018, SMMT figures show

As part of a 6.8% fall in the overall market, the number of registrations to fleets was down 7.3%, compared with a 6.4% fall in private registrations. Diesels are, on average, 15-20% more efficient than petrol equivalents and so have a substantial ... More..

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Oil prices extend longest rally in 17 months as supplies seen tighter
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Oil prices extend longest rally in 17 months as supplies seen tighter

Crude oil reversed early gains on Monday after Goldman Sachs downgraded its oil price forecasts for 2019, citing a surge in global production and surprisingly resilient US shale growth. PRICE Futures Group se...More..

Edmonton rally to support B.C. First Nation's anti-pipeline checkpoint
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Edmonton rally to support B.C. First Nation's anti-pipeline checkpoint

The 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline would supply natural gas for the LNG Canada project , which is a joint venture between Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS. In a video post...More..

Sears to Liquidate After Takeover Bid Falls Through
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Sears to Liquidate After Takeover Bid Falls Through

In bankruptcy court filings it called Sears previous plans to stay in business "nothing more than wishful thinking " and "an unjustified and foolhardy gamble with other people's money". Since Sears filed for...More..

UK's Heathrow Airport suspends flights after drone sighting
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

UK's Heathrow Airport suspends flights after drone sighting

Heathrow staff are working with the Metropolitan Police and all flights have been grounded "as a precaution", an airport spokesperson said. Fresh drone sightings have been reported at Heathrow Airport, with...More..

CES 2019 Quick Bytes: Consumer 10nm is Coming with Intel's Ice Lake
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

CES 2019 Quick Bytes: Consumer 10nm is Coming with Intel's Ice Lake

Ice Lake is the first platform to feature the all-new Gen11 integrated graphics architecture, support Intel Adaptive Sync technology, enabling smooth frame rates and capable of more than 1 TFLOP of performance ...More..

Samsung warns of profit drop as chip demand slows
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Samsung warns of profit drop as chip demand slows

That would compare with the 387 billion won average of 11 analyst estimates in an I/B/E/S Refinitiv poll. In a regulatory filing, Samsung estimated sales worth 59 trillion won (about $52.5 billion) during Q...More..

CES 2019: Hyundai Elevate electric rescue vehicle concept unveiled
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

CES 2019: Hyundai Elevate electric rescue vehicle concept unveiled

Essentially a vehicle with legs, the "Walking Car" concept uses robot legs (with wheels attached) to drive, walk or even climb over treacherous, mottled terrain-you know, like in the first Terminator movie. "...More..

Ousted Nissan Boss To Make First Public Appearance Since November Arrest
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Ousted Nissan Boss To Make First Public Appearance Since November Arrest

The 64-year-old, once among Japan's most celebrated executives, entered the courtroom earlier Tuesday morning, handcuffed and with a rope around his waist, to hear an explanation for his ongoing detention on al...More..

Apple's CES OOH Message Makes Privacy Clear 01/08/2019
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Apple's CES OOH Message Makes Privacy Clear 01/08/2019

More than 180,000 tech industry executives, analysts and investors are set to descend on Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 8-11, for CES , the world's largest consumer technology trade show. One major company ...More..

Elon Musk lays foundation of $7 billion Tesla plant in China
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Elon Musk lays foundation of $7 billion Tesla plant in China

Keeping prices in check will also help Tesla fend off competition from a swathe of domestic EV startups such as Nio Inc, Byton and XPeng Motors. "Affordable cars must be made on same continent as customers", ...More..

Japanese billionaire uses his money to gain 'most retweeted post' honor
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Japanese billionaire uses his money to gain 'most retweeted post' honor

The retweet top spot was previously held by American teenager Carter Wilkerson who asked his social media followers to help him secure a year's worth of free chicken nuggets from U.S. That post had 3.58 million...More..

PG&E Reportedly Eyeing Breakup, Bankruptcy In Wake Of Multiple Devastating Wildfires
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

PG&E Reportedly Eyeing Breakup, Bankruptcy In Wake Of Multiple Devastating Wildfires

But the preparations could put pressure on California politicians hoping the company can avoid such an outcome. PG&E, whose shares have lost almost half of their value since the wildfire , said it is wor...More..

Lotto multimillionaire from Surrey, B.C., says jackpot win an 'amazing blessing'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Lotto multimillionaire from Surrey, B.C., says jackpot win an 'amazing blessing'

She said: "My husband didn't believe me at first, so we checked it again online and we matched all the numbers". De Roma says matching the seven numbers was "an awesome blessing". "He is very happy - he shout...More..

Future Labour government could hold referendum on Brexit deal
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Future Labour government could hold referendum on Brexit deal

They added: "Leaving the European Union without a deal would cause unnecessary economic damage". But parliamentary opposition to her deal remains fierce, with the main sticking point being the safety net "b...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Apple and Samsung bring iTunes and AirPlay to smart TVs

AirPlay 2 support is also being included, so users could stream content from their iOS or Mac devices to their television. That's quite specific. UPDATE: Samsung also notes that they'll be bringing support t...More..

Tesla Said to Be Close to Model 3 Approval for Europe Sales
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Tesla Said to Be Close to Model 3 Approval for Europe Sales

As you may dimly recall, the trouble between them started way back when Azealia Banks was invited to Musk's house to collaborate with Grimes , and instead spent a weird weekend there watching him "scrounging...More..

Labor Department: U.S. Economy Created 312000 Jobs in December
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Labor Department: U.S. Economy Created 312000 Jobs in December

The jolt in hiring offered a dose of reassurance after a tumultuous few months on the financial markets. The economy created 2.6 million jobs previous year compared to 2.2 million in 2017. Manufacturing jobs ...More..

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

Stocks rallied further after Fed Chair Jerome Powell told a gathering of economists that the U.S. central bank had no "pre-set" plan for interest rates and was carefully monitoring economic conditions. P...More..

SURPRISE: Cuomo Cancels Dreaded L Train Shutdown
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

SURPRISE: Cuomo Cancels Dreaded L Train Shutdown

Their report , which followed review and analysis by the deans and faculty of the Columbia University and Cornell University engineering schools, recommends a series of innovative engineering methods to st...More..

Horsham misses out on launch of Greggs new vegan sausage roll
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Horsham misses out on launch of Greggs new vegan sausage roll

Many people praised the bakery chain for being inclusive and giving in to customer demand, but some die-hard meat eaters still showed disgust. Greggs have been contacted for a comment. However, Twitter us...More..

Unemployment falls again in Windsor while participation rate rises
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Unemployment falls again in Windsor while participation rate rises

Barrie's jobless rate is now the third lowest in the province, sitting behind Guelph and Hamilton, which recorded unemployment numbers of 2.3 per cent and 4.3 per cent, respectively. In Ontario alone, employmen...More..

China gives its slowing economy a new shot in the arm
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

China gives its slowing economy a new shot in the arm

This will allow banks to lend more capital to enterprises now classed as small businesses, and therefore free up more reserves from the central bank. RRRs - now 14.5 percent for large institutions and 12.5 pe...More..

Ford recalls over 953000 vehicles to replace inflators
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Ford recalls over 953000 vehicles to replace inflators

Ford says it doesn't know of any injuries in vehicles included in this recall. The Associated Press reports that the recall includes 782,000 vehicles in the US, making it one of the largest series of recalls ...More..

Stunning 312,00 jobs created in December, far above forecasts
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Stunning 312,00 jobs created in December, far above forecasts

The ADP National Employment Report on Thursday showed private payrolls jumped 271,000 last month after increasing 157,000 in November. Concerns about the US economy heightened following surveys showing shar...More..

Infiniti QX Inspiration NAIAS Concept Previews New Electric Crossover
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Infiniti QX Inspiration NAIAS Concept Previews New Electric Crossover

The QX Inspiration Concept has high shoulder line and showcases sharp and futuristic exterior. There are still hints of a grille with metallic trim at the top and bottom that suggest a classic Infiniti grille...More..

United Kingdom pay gap between CEOs and staff widens-lobby group
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

United Kingdom pay gap between CEOs and staff widens-lobby group

Pay levels for an FTSE 100 CEO has rocketed from being 59 times their average employee in 1999 to almost 145 times in 2017, the report found. The study also found that by 1pm bosses will have earned mor...More..

Nissan's Ghosn to appear in Japanese court within 5 days
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Nissan's Ghosn to appear in Japanese court within 5 days

The reason behind the timing of Ghosn's request was not clear. According to reports by Japanese broadcaster NHK, Mr Ghosn's lawyer Motonari Otsuru says his client intends to speak in court. Ghosn, a revered...More..

Soft Services Expansion Brings U.K. Economy Close to Stagnation
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Soft Services Expansion Brings U.K. Economy Close to Stagnation

After accounting for seasonal factors, the IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing purchase management index (PMI) recorded a final reading of 51.4 in December, down from 51.8 in November. The rate of job creation ac...More..

UK December Nationwide house price index -0.7% vs +0.1% m/m expected
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

UK December Nationwide house price index -0.7% vs +0.1% m/m expected

The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, said last month that in the event of a "disorderly" departure from the European Union - not the central bank's base-case scenario - house prices could slump by 30% a...More..