Self-Driving Cars: We the people will be the test-dummies

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2018: After facing terrorism, possibilities of North Korean aggression, computer hackers taking over our city grids, cyber-bullying, sexual harassment and numerous serious health concerns, one not-so-widely-understood concern for all Americans should be the eventual arrival of self-driving cars. History of fun The automobile industry has a long history of providing fun and exciting… Please follow and like us:

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Foreign trade set to exceed $4t

China’s foreign trade volume is expected to exceed $4 trillion in 2017 if there are no special circumstances based on figures accumulated in the first 11 months, the Ministry of Commerce predicted on Thursday. Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, said China has been resolutely pushing forward supply-side structural reform in foreign trade. The labor, capital and… Please follow and like us:

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Donald Trump signs tax cuts into law, also signs bill to keep government open

President Trump signed a hard-won $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill into law Friday, also signing a temporary funding bill to keep the government open and a $4 billion missile defense bill. Mr. Trump signed the measures at the White House shortly before departing for Florida for the Christmas holiday. The most sweeping tax overhaul in decades cuts… Please follow and like us:

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4 Big Signs of a Trump Economic Recovery

The economic numbers clearly have improved on President Donald Trump’s watch, with unemployment down and consumer confidence stronger. “We are just getting started,” @POTUS says. “Economic growth has topped 3 percent,” Trump said Thursday at a White House event while addressing his administration’s reduction in regulations. “Two quarters in a row, except for the hurricanes, we… Please follow and like us:

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Follow the money to understand how drug profits flow

The prescription drug world is in turmoil. Pharmacy giant CVS is buying Aetna, an insurance company, and Amazon appears to be entering the pharmacy market. Meanwhile, Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, indicated in his confirmation hearing that drug pricing will be his top priority, although he offered few details.… Please follow and like us:

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BMO Experts Expect Stellar Holiday Shopping Season Buoyed By E-Commerce

American retail sales (excluding autos and gas stations) expected to rise four percent, year over year, this holiday season E-commerce across the United States is in the midst of a strong year, growing at a steady annual rate of approximately 15 percent Toys experiencing a fourth consecutive year of growth, despite glut of movie-themed toys (top… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla announces electric truck and teases a new sports car

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla announced the new Tesla Semi Thursday night — and surprised everybody with a working prototype of a new Roadster sports car. CEO Elon Musk claims the car will do 60 mph in 1.9 seconds — the first production car to perform that in under 2 seconds, he said. Top speed is 250… Please follow and like us:

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The skyscrapers of the future could be built with the garbage of today

Green buildings made of recycled materials are the hot new thing. The River Beech Tower, a conceptual design for a wood skyscraper in downtown Chicago. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat The home of the future won’t look like The Jetsons. It won’t come equipped with a flying car or a robot maid. While it… Please follow and like us:

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FBI Failed To Access 7,000 Mobile Devices Because Of Encryption

Christopher Wray, the director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), reported the agency has attempted and failed to extract data from nearly 7,000 mobile devices thanks to encryption, the BBC reported. The FBI attempted to crack to those 7,000 or so devices during an 11-month period. Over that span of time, the agency… Please follow and like us:

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(European Open) – IBEX declining after Catalan vote; European equities mostly gaining, boosted by weaker euro

(European Open) – IBEX declining after Catalan vote; European equities mostly gaining, boosted by weaker euro IBEX declining The Nikkei 225 advanced by 0.2%, whereas the broader Japanese index, the Topix, lost 0.1% on a day when Asian markets, including China, Hong Kong and South Korea were closed for public holidays. Third quarter data released today… Please follow and like us:

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While Stock Market Soars, US Farmers Struggle

The annual Farm Progress Show held every other year in Decatur, a town situated among the vast corn and soybean fields of central Illinois, is one of the largest farming exhibitions in the world, where manufacturers and suppliers show their latest and greatest products and equipment. In some cases, it’s a starting point for farmers researching… Please follow and like us:

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China rips into EU for ‘unfair’ dumping duties

The Commerce Ministry deplores bloc’s moves on steels, truck tires The European Commission or EC must stop using the “surrogate country” method in anti-dumping investigations into imports from China and immediately withdraw wrongly imposed penalties on China’s steel, ceramic and photovoltaic industries, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday. Its comments follow Wednesday’s anti-dumping duties of… Please follow and like us:

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China’s Rapid Digitalization

I’m pleased to share with you that our China Region Fund (USCOX) beat its benchmark, the Hang Seng Composite Index (HSCI), by an impressive margin for the one-year, three-year and five-year periods, as of August 1. The fund has closely tracked the HSCI, but since late February of this year, it’s pulled sharply ahead. Get The… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla May Set Up A Gigafactory In China

Tesla Motors Inc. held its second quarter financial results 2017 earnings call for investors Wednesday. The company’s CEO Elon Musk delineated plans for Tesla Motors, Tesla Solar Roof, and even space, but in the earnings call, he revealed a future strategy for the company — setting up a Gigafactory in China and Europe. “We’re thinking hard… Please follow and like us:

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ETFs: Why They Keep Growing on Advisors

Ease of use, lower expense ratios and transparency are among the many reasons that financial advisors have become big advocates and users of exchange-traded funds, according to an online survey conducted recently by ThinkAdvisor.com. The advisor poll focused on advisors’ usage, strategies and other trends related to ETFs, which are estimated to have some $3 trillion… Please follow and like us:

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