General Motors Ditches Steering Wheel on New Car

Just as 1908 marked the end of the horse and buggy era with the introduction of the Ford Model T, 2018 may well be remembered as the end of the automotive era, as General Motors begins mass-production of a driverless car without steering wheels or pedals. General Motors announced its self-driving Cruise AV—a modified electric Chevrolet… Please follow and like us:

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Most Asia markets down after New Year rally but Hong Kong runs on

The rally across Asia that welcomed in 2018 looked to have run out of steam on Wednesday with most markets slipping into the red on profit-taking but energy shares climbed with another surge in oil prices. Strong economic fundamentals and corporate earnings as well as optimism about the impact of Donald Trump’s massive US tax cuts… Please follow and like us:

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Just announced: 64 Kmart and 39 Sears stores are closing in early 2018

Just days after the holiday shopping season ended, Sears Holdings announced that it’s closing more than 100 stores. In a news release, the struggling retailer said it told associates at 64 Kmart and 39 Sears stores that the locations will be shut down between early March and early April 2018. Liquidation sales will begin as early… Please follow and like us:

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EU leaders have power to stop Brexit, says Blair

Britain’s former leader Tony Blair has told Euronews that the European Union must show leadership over Brexit—and if it tackled fundamental problems with the European project then the UK could stay in the bloc. The ex-Labour prime minister and increasingly vocal critic of the UK’s plans to leave the EU appeared to go beyond the established… Please follow and like us:

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Andres Oppenheimer: My biggest fear for 2018? That ‘Alexa’ and other intelligent machines will go crazy

As 2018 gets started, there are many dire warnings about the dangers facing the world, from a war with North Korea to an explosion of violence in the Middle East. But I have a more mundane fear: that the robots and algorithms that we are incorporating into our daily lives will suddenly go crazy. You may… Please follow and like us:

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2018 Forecast: Can The Army Reinvent Itself?

The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, checks out a cyber/electronic warfare unit at the National Training Center. WASHINGTON: Over the next few weeks, US Army leaders will make major decisions about the Futures Command they’re standing up this summer. The new organization will be the biggest departure in how the Army buys weapons in… Please follow and like us:

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Stock market up 25 percent in 2017. Gains to continue in 2018?

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2018: The value of the U.S. stock market as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has increased more than 25 percent in 2017. As 2018 begins, it looks very much like the bull market will continue, possibly posting a yearly gain possibly similar to that of the year just concluded. Although analysts… Please follow and like us:

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IOTA Cryptocurrency Predictions For 2018

Over the past two months IOTA tokens suddenly became one of the most-talked about cryptocurrencies of 2017. CoinMarketCap estimates IOTA now has a market cap of more than $10 billion, which outranks more popular tokens such as monero, zcash and Neo in terms of global transactions and speculative value. Robert Bosch Venture Capital recently became the… Please follow and like us:

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9 things you’ll likely pay more for in 2018

With 2017 just about in our rear view, it’s a good time to remember that pretty much nothing stays static over an extended period. Prices are no exception. That’s why it’s important that we adjust our expectations (and our budget) for 2018. Unless you always buy in bulk and have loaded up gobs and gobs of… Please follow and like us:

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12 bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year

Give 2018 a fresh start. A new year, a new start with your apps and gadgets. Annie Spratt/Unsplash Your brain may make New Year’s resolutions hard to keep, but that doesn’t stop us from promising to improve our lives each December. As 2017 turns into 2018, make sure you don’t forget about bettering your digital life… Please follow and like us:

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Speculative bounceback stocks for 2018: GE and Navient

Please hold. T WASHINGTON, December 29, 2017: Following up on my previous column here are a few more stocks I’d have to label as speculative bounceback stocks. Our previous list included generally well-known, stable companies that might be safer and more reliable bets for a decent bounce back up in early 2018. Read also: Year end… Please follow and like us:

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Tax moves you may want to consider before the end of 2017

You probably already know that big changes in the tax code are going to take effect starting January 1, 2018. What you may not know is that there are still a number of things you can do over the few couple of days to potentially leverage those changes to your own benefit. And there are other… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon To Prevent Inflation And Other Grey Swan Predictions For 2018

The end of the year is almost here, so we’re getting the usual flood of end-of-the-year and preview 2018 reports. Nomura analysts have entered the fray with their grey swan predictions for 2018, which include an interesting mix of tidbits such as lessons from the movies about 2018, continuing impacts of Amazon and e-commerce on inflation,… Please follow and like us:

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MS: FAANG Hot Streak Coming To An End

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (Alphabet) have been the market’s top stocks in 2017, but what does next year hold for these tech behemoths collectively known as the FAANGs? According to a recent research note from analysts at Morgan Stanley, collectively the FAANGs have added 4.3 percentage points of market capitalization to the S&P 500… Please follow and like us:

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