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Amazon invests in a self-driving auto startup

Amazon invests in a self-driving auto startup

The fact that Aurora drew investment from Amazon , which hasn't made many high-profile moves into driverless vehicles, will invite speculation about the online giant's motivations. "Autonomous technology has the potential to help make the jobs of our employees and partners safer and more productive, whether it's in a fulfillment center or on the road, and we're excited about the possibilities", a spokesman said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Delta Airlines customers horrified to find 'creepy' napkins on flight

Delta Airlines customers horrified to find 'creepy' napkins on flight

The napkin also provided travelers with a space to write a telephone number and a name. Sure, some thought the note was sweet. Apparently, Delta was two steps ahead of them. "We are sorry for that and began removing the napkins from our aircraft in January", it said. "Thanks @CocaCola and @Delta, for encouraging people to TALK to one another , make new friends or do anything besides stare mindlessly at phones", one user wrote on Twitter . Consulte Mais Informação

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Hotel booking sites agree to end ‘misleading’ sales tactics

Hotel booking sites agree to end ‘misleading’ sales tactics

Search results: more clarity on the ranking of hotels, for instance by publishing when hotels have been pushed up rankings through commission paid to the site. The CMA also expects these sites to make necessary changes by 1 September. "Not all firms engaged in all of the practices cited above, but all have nonetheless agreed to abide by all the principles set out in the undertakings", the CMA said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Alabama Competitor Sues New Buc-ee’s Location In Gas Price Dispute

Alabama Competitor Sues New Buc-ee’s Location In Gas Price Dispute

News outlets report that Oasis Travel Center LLC has sued Buc-ee's in federal court in Mobile, saying the company is illegally selling gasoline for less than state law allows. The new location opened weeks ago just four miles from Oasis, and - with gas prices at $1.89 - has been packed since. "Buc-ee's has always provided our customers with the best experience on the highway, from the world's cleanest bathrooms to great food." a Buc-ee's representative said in a statement to KPRC ". Consulte Mais Informação

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Labour's Corbyn puts forward terms for backing UK PM May on Brexit

Labour's Corbyn puts forward terms for backing UK PM May on Brexit

Last month, British lawmakers rejected May's original deal that set out the terms by which Britain would exit the European Union . In the letter made public on Wednesday, Corbyn said the Brexit deal must include a "permanent and comprehensive" UK-wide customs union, a close alignment with the single market, "unambiguous agreements" on future security arrangements, and commitments on United Kingdom participation in European Union (EU) agencies and funding programmes. Consulte Mais Informação

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GM profit rises on high-margin pickups and SUVs

GM profit rises on high-margin pickups and SUVs

Profit in North America rose 5.8 percent to $3 billion, while GM's global operations lost $48 million. Without special items for restructuring, the profit was $6.54, beating Wall Street expectations of $6.29. Suryadevara expects another $1 billion increase this year. GM has managed to offset some costs with efficiencies, she told reporters Wednesday. Its income from the region fell to US$307 million in the quarter from $504 million a year earlier. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tesla cuts Model 3 price for second time this year

Tesla cuts Model 3 price for second time this year

Tesla said in a statement that ending the costly referral program allowed it to cut the Model 3 price. Tesla breaks down the pricing as follows: The vehicle itself costs $42,900, the incentives are $3,750, and gas savings are $4,300. Ahead of the debut of several direct competitors and the disappearance of the $7,500 tax credit, the automaker has made fielding cheaper versions of the Model 3 a priority, in addition to driving down production costs. Consulte Mais Informação

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RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%

RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%

The Reserve Bank of India headed by a new chief, Shaktikanta Das, will probably drop its hawkish bias on Thursday, the first step toward a possible interest-rate cut this year as inflation drifts lower and the economy slows. While headline inflation, led by food inflation has been benign, continuing high levels of core inflation - the non-food, non-fuel component of inflation - had led to the expectation that the RBI might stop short of cutting rates and restrict itself to a change in stance. Consulte Mais Informação

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OPEC's oil exports to US fell to five-year low in January

OPEC's oil exports to US fell to five-year low in January

Guaido's team is planning for a post-Maduro government with an emergency scheme to supply fuel domestically, given widespread shortages across Venezuela , Goicoechea said . The fund would receive income accrued by state-run oil firm PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum Corp since last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state, Carlos Paparoni said in an interview. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump nominates David Malpass to lead the World Bank

Trump nominates David Malpass to lead the World Bank

Malpass highlighted the work of the Treasury under the Trump administration to negotiate a "major capital increase and reform package for the World Bank". If approved, he is expected to push the bank to narrow the focus of its lending to the world's poorest countries, among other changes. The US is the bank's largest shareholder, with 16 percent of its voting power, and has traditionally chosen the bank's president since its founding following World War II. Consulte Mais Informação

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