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Tesla in autonomous mode hits parked police vehicle

Tesla in autonomous mode hits parked police vehicle

The Laguna Beach, California, police department said Tuesday a sedan made by the electric-car maker was in Autopilot mode when it crashed into one of its cruisers. The driver, he said, also pointed to the Autopilot system as being engaged. In March, Apple engineer Walter Huang was killed in a crash after his Tesla X crashed in Mountain View, Cali., although Tesla blamed the crash on Huang not paying attention to the road despite multiple warnings from the vehicle to do so. Consulte Mais Informação

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USA following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff

USA following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff

US President Donald Trump has put a missile, in the form of trade sanctions, back on the launchpad, started fueling it, and programmed its computer to strike Beijing. The US filed the case regarding these violations on March 23. Those come on top of the $3 billion in tariffs in place as of early April on Chinese imports of US shipments of pork, fruit, nuts, recycled aluminum and other goods. Consulte Mais Informação

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Carphone Warehouse to shutter 92 stores amid contract sales slump

Online shopping and cash-strapped consumers are taking a toll on firms like Dixons Carphone , which sells a range of electrical goods from iPhones to hoovers at 1,100 Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse stores, forcing rapid cuts. Growth was propped up by the global division, with like for like sales in the Nordics up nine per cent, and Greece up 11 per cent. We won't tolerate our current performance in mobile, or as a group. Consulte Mais Informação

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JAB buys majority stake in UK's Pret a Manger

JAB buys majority stake in UK's Pret a Manger

JAB is buying Pret from private equity firm Bridgepoint and other minority investors for an undisclosed sum. The £1,000 will be paid to all employees who are on the payroll during the week the deal completes. The sale represents a return of six times on Bridgepoint's initial investment, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Financial Times reported earlier on the deal and the purchase price. Consulte Mais Informação

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London's buskers to start taking card payments thanks to Swedish iZettle

London's buskers to start taking card payments thanks to Swedish iZettle

As the nation becomes increasingly reliant on banking apps and contactless cards a new tech firm has come up with a way for the public to give to street musicians. 'I've only trialled Repeat Payments for two weeks and it's has already had a significant impact on the contributions I've received. iZettle and Busk in London have started rolling the feature out to performers across the city and the company said it would make it available to more charity organisations, NGOs and small businesses. Consulte Mais Informação

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Another euro crisis? Italian chaos reawakens concerns

A move into the dollar pushed the euro below $1.16 and a sell-off in Italian debt led to the biggest one-day rise in two-year government bond yields in 25 years. An aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Monday night, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported, and the White House said a "pre-advance" team was travelling to the city to meet the North Koreans. Consulte Mais Informação

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Plastic Pollution Crisis: Single-Use Straws May Be Banned Across Europe

Plastic Pollution Crisis: Single-Use Straws May Be Banned Across Europe

The proposal, which was announced by the EU's executive on Monday, wants to ban any single-use plastic item for which a non-plastic alternative is readily available. This will also mean more sustainable choices for consumers, said Frans Timmermans, the commission's vice president. Awareness-raising measures will inform citizens of the urgency of reducing plastic litter , and remind them of the available re-use and waste management options. Consulte Mais Informação

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Thousands Of Starbucks Closing Tuesday For Anti-Bias Training

Thousands Of Starbucks Closing Tuesday For Anti-Bias Training

The arrests sparked protests and accusations of racial profiling at the coffee chain known for its liberal stances on social issues such as same-sex marriage. "Racial bias is built into our society". Each of the companies reached multi-million dollar settlements and vowed to change their practices. The program will also have employees reflect on their experiences in a workbook, and watch a video that features Common , an Academy Award-winning rapper and artist. Consulte Mais Informação

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