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General Motors, Lyft expand car rental program General Motors, Lyft expand car rental program
- July 12, 2016

There were more than 130,000 applicants in California and Colorado alone who were unable to drive for Lyft because they didn't have cars that met requirements. He cited the real estate strategies needed to develop "holding" lots for self-driving vehicles; convenient locations are also needed for drivers to pick up their leased GM/ Lyft vehicles. (more...)
Army intensifies security for Amarnath yatra
- July 11, 2016

The monitoring is being done to prevent terrorist attacks and ensure tight security. This is the third batch of pilgrims. The poster boy of Kashmir militancy, Burhan Wani, has said in a recently released video on the social media that the militants will not harm the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims as they are coming here for purely religious reasons. (more...)
Facebook explains live video censorship policies after live-streaming a fatal shooting
- July 11, 2016

His video has had more than 3 million views. Facebook Live has given the behemoth far greater social responsibility. The video - along with a stream of others showing white police officers killing unarmed or unresisting black Americans - has animated a widespread movement against police brutality in the US. (more...)
Some Signs of Improved Relations as Trump Meets Republican Lawmakers in Washington
- July 11, 2016

Trump reportedly retorted that he would work to make sure Flake lost his re-election bid this year. On Thursday, Donald Trump strolled into the marble halls of the United States Congress, a grand emperor with a golden crown, demanding adulation and tribute from the Republicans. (more...)
US job market rebounds with June hiring surge of 287000
- July 10, 2016

USA employers added new workers at a surprisingly strong rate in June after an unnerving stall in May, delivering a fresh sign of U.S. economic strength, the Labor Department reported today. However, earnings were 2.6% higher compared with June past year, up from a rate of 2.5% in May. "In both 2014 and 2015, average monthly job gains were in excess of 200,000 per month, and I don't think we're necessarily going to see that going forward", said Ryan Wang, an economist at HSBC. (more...)
US Economy Adds 287000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations
- July 09, 2016

Leisure and hospitality added 59,000 jobs in June, following little employment change in the prior month. May payrolls were revised down to show them rising 11,000 rather than the previously reported 38,000. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.6 percent. But O'Sullivan expects the federal Reserve will continue to keep USA interest rates on hold at its end-July meeting. (more...)
House may act next week on Senate GMO labeling bill
- July 09, 2016

The legislation encompasses some foods that were exempted from the Vermont law, but it also allows the Agriculture Department to determine how much of a "bioengineered substance" must be present to require a GMO label. Grassley said a bill was needed "to prevent a single state from dictating food labeling laws to the rest of the country". Numerous polls have shown that a significant majority of Americans support mandatory labeling for GMOs. (more...)
June hiring surge of 287000 suggests rebounding US economy June hiring surge of 287000 suggests rebounding US economy
- July 09, 2016

Many measures of labor market health showed this pattern: dropping in May and rebounding in June. In May the unemployment rate had fallen from 5.0 percent to 4.7 percent after the volatile data showed a huge number of people had dropped out from the labor force. (more...)
Who Went Home on 'Big Brother 18'? Week 3 Spoilers! Who Went Home on 'Big Brother 18'? Week 3 Spoilers!
- July 08, 2016

Find out Wednesday night at 8p.m.! It was a rather quiet day in the " Big Brother " house on Monday, but there is some interesting stuff bubbling to the surface. Later, Paulie comes up to his HoH room. They agreed that he made a selfish move by telling Paulie about the alliance without him. Paul was not sure who had betrayed them but Bronte was confident that Zakiyah and Da'Vonne were the ones who had flipped. (more...)
Cost of damage from Alberta fires to be released Cost of damage from Alberta fires to be released
- July 08, 2016

Catastrophe Indices and Quantification says there are more than 27,000 personal property claims, with each one averaging $81,000. "The vast majority of the ultimate costs of this event will be borne by insurance policies of one variety or another". (more...)
Canada Life suspends withdrawals from United Kingdom property funds
- July 07, 2016

Aviva Investments on Tuesday said it had prevented retail investors from selling out of its £1.8bn UK Property Trust since Monday afternoon, while M&G closed the doors on its £4.4bn fund. L&G has cut its £2.3bn ($2.99bn) United Kingdom property fund by a further 10%, following a previous 5% valuation cut. This recommendation was followed by the majority of property funds according to figures at the start of the year, with many also raising their exposure to more liquid property securities in ... (more...)
Jon Jones out of UFC 200 over potential doping violation
- July 07, 2016

Jones admitted to cocaine use after a positive test in January a year ago but he was able to fight in UFC 182 that month, during which he beat Cormier to defend his title for a record eighth-straight time. If Gegard Mousasi gets his way, he'll be the person facing Cormier at UFC 200 . "I'd like to make a fight if I can". It is why Jones was permitted to fight Cormier at UFC 182 on January 3, 2015. (more...)
Barclays Libor riggers sentenced to years in prison Barclays Libor riggers sentenced to years in prison
- July 07, 2016

He was sentenced to four years in prison. As Libor is used by borrowers and lenders across the world to set prices in trillions of pounds-worth of loans, deals and derivatives transactions, the traders' activity could have had a major knock-on effect globally. (more...)
Sultan 1st Day Collection, Takes Gigantic Start Worldwide
- July 07, 2016

The filmmakers are very excited about the release of the movie. The "Dhoom 3" star said the Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film, which released yesterday, ticks all the boxes of a good movie. One of the reasons attributed to its unprecedented success apart from an impressive star cast was the fact that it was released around the Diwali festival when people could enjoy the films with their families. (more...)
Wal-Mart mobile pay service rollout complete, repeat usage jumps
- July 07, 2016

It differs from Apple, Samsung and Android Pay, which involves tapping your phone next to a payment machine with a wireless technology called NFC. Walmart has reached another milestone in its transformation into a digital-savvy retailer: rolling out its in-app payment method Walmart Pay to every store in the U.S. (more...)
Property firms and challenger bank shares tumble on back of FPC speech
- July 05, 2016

Tony Cross, market analyst at Trustnet Direct, said: " London's FTSE 100 has stuttered at the open with early gains proving unsustainable although direction was always going to be hard to establish ahead of the Bank of England's Financial Stability Report that's due later this morning". (more...)
Chester pays tribute following death of comedy legend Caroline Aherne
- July 05, 2016

Caroline, who was also responsible for The Royle Family , died on Saturday after a long cancer battle at the age of 52. "The family ask for privacy at this very sad time", said publicist Reading.Star of The Royal Family Ricky Tomlinson has spoken deeply about the loss of Caroline Aherne, the woman who created the role that made him a superstar in the UK. (more...)
Wal-Mart Pay comes to Prescott, Prescott Valley Wal-Mart Pay comes to Prescott, Prescott Valley
- July 05, 2016

Along with Alamogordo, Wal-Mart customers can use the checkout-changing service in each of the 44 Walmart stores in New Mexico. The Walmart app enhances the shopping experience in Walmart stores with features including checking in to pick up an online order at a Walmart store, refilling pharmacy prescriptions and finding an item's store location. (more...)
Supreme Court ends legal fight over MS abortion law Supreme Court ends legal fight over MS abortion law
- July 05, 2016

Nine of 10 abortions in the United States are performed in the first trimester. Charles Perry said in a statement . "It [also] means that tens of thousands of women who have abortions in Texas are going to be put at risk to their health and safety", he adds. (more...)
Porsche Panamera costs from £88700 & new Panamera's Configurator LIVE Porsche Panamera costs from £88700 & new Panamera's Configurator LIVE
- July 05, 2016

While the first generation of the sedan, which debuted in 2009, was successful despite its controversial fastback bodywork (more than 40,000 were sold in the US alone), Porsche design chief Michael Mauer has chose to change that with this latest model. (more...)

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