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Uber bringing fleet of self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Uber is bringing a fleet of self-driving cars to the nation's capital to begin mapping out prospective routes -- aided by human drivers at first -- starting on Friday.

The new self-driving cars that are expected   ... Read More

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen for No. 2 spot among world’s most valuable carmakers

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. electric car company Tesla has topped Germany's Volkswagen to become the second most valuable automaker in the world.

The electric car maker's market value surpassed the $100 billion mark this week, overtaking Volkswagen's approximate   ... Read More

Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos

DisobeyArt/iStock(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday, capping off her time in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, where she continued her push for climate change action.

Earlier that day, Thunberg once   ... Read More

Gas-guzzling Hummer could make its comeback as an all-electric truck

Spauln/iStock(NEW YORK) -- General Motors' hulking, ostentatious, gas-guzzling Hummer SUV was once the scourge of environmentalists. Now the military-style ute may have its ultimate revenge: a second chance as an all-electric pickup truck.

That's right. GM, which discontinued the   ... Read More

Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said teen climate activist Greta Thunberg can talk about divesting from fossil fuels "after she goes and studies economics."

Mnuchin made the comments to reporters   ... Read More

Tinder is adding a panic button to its app for dating emergencies and cracks down on catfishing

iStock/Wachiwit(NEW YORK) -- Tinder announced a slew of new safety features Thursday, ranging from letting users call emergency services while on a date to a photo verification system that ensures "every match is who they say they are."

The   ... Read More

Cashless stores and restaurants banned in New York City

SolStock/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Cash will remain king in Big Apple stores and restaurants.

The New York City Council will vote Thursday to prohibit businesses from only accepting credit card, debit or digital payments. There were concerns from elected officials   ... Read More

Sin City changes famous ‘What happens here, stays here’ slogan

georgeclerk/iStock(LAS VEGAS) -- For years visitors have come to know that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- but now Sin City's slogan is getting an update.

The award-winning campaign -- "What happens here, stays here" will reportedly   ... Read More

Zero-based budget helped woman pay off $215k worth of debt in four years

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Cindy Zuniga graduated from law school in 2015, she accomplished a major milestone, but it also came with a hefty $215,000 mountain of debt.

“Ninety percent was law school, five percent was from my undergrad   ... Read More

Boeing’s new CEO: ‘We were our own worst enemy’

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Boeing CEO David Calhoun, who's been on the job about a week, said that in the aftermath of the 737 Max crisis, "We were our own worst enemy."

Calhoun, a longtime Boeing board member who took   ... Read More

DOT proposes new rules for emotional support animals on planes

tonefotografia/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Travelers may be used to flying with their emotional support animals -- anything from a pet hamster to a baby crocodile -- but the rules are about to change, according to a new proposal from the Department   ... Read More

Coalition of NGOs battling private equity firm trying to buy ‘.org’ domain

DenisKot/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Some of the world's biggest nonprofit organizations are banding together to fight the purchase of the ".org" internet address by a private equity firm, calling management of the domain a "human rights and social justice issue."   ... Read More

Amtrak backtracks on $25,000 charge to wheelchair passengers, promises policy review

mixmotive/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Amtrak officials have apologized and said they're suspending a policy after two wheelchair users in a group of five passengers were charged $25,000.

Five members of Access Living, an Illinois-based nonprofit that advocates for disabled persons,   ... Read More

New fraudulent text message claims to contain FedEx package information

-Oxford-/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Customers should be cautious about a new text message phishing scam that at first glance looks to be about a FedEx package delivery, the company said.

Some people around the country have received a text message   ... Read More

UN officials implicate Saudi Arabia for hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone

GOCMEN/iStock(UNITED NATIONS) -- United Nations officials said they have information that suggests Saudi Arabia may have attempted to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone in an effort to "influence, if not silence" the Washington Post's reporting on the kingdom.   ... Read More

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Uber bringing fleet of self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Uber is bringing a fleet of self-driving cars to the nation's capital to begin mapping out prospective routes -- aided by human drivers at first -- starting on Friday.

The new self-driving cars that are expected   ... Read More

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen for No. 2 spot among world’s most valuable carmakers

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. electric car company Tesla has topped Germany's Volkswagen to become the second most valuable automaker in the world.

The electric car maker's market value surpassed the $100 billion mark this week, overtaking Volkswagen's approximate   ... Read More

Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos

DisobeyArt/iStock(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday, capping off her time in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, where she continued her push for climate change action.

Earlier that day, Thunberg once   ... Read More

Gas-guzzling Hummer could make its comeback as an all-electric truck

Spauln/iStock(NEW YORK) -- General Motors' hulking, ostentatious, gas-guzzling Hummer SUV was once the scourge of environmentalists. Now the military-style ute may have its ultimate revenge: a second chance as an all-electric pickup truck.

That's right. GM, which discontinued the   ... Read More

Steve Mnuchin tells Greta Thunberg to study economics before discussing fossil fuel divestment

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said teen climate activist Greta Thunberg can talk about divesting from fossil fuels "after she goes and studies economics."

Mnuchin made the comments to reporters   ... Read More

Tinder is adding a panic button to its app for dating emergencies and cracks down on catfishing

iStock/Wachiwit(NEW YORK) -- Tinder announced a slew of new safety features Thursday, ranging from letting users call emergency services while on a date to a photo verification system that ensures "every match is who they say they are."

The   ... Read More

Cashless stores and restaurants banned in New York City

SolStock/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Cash will remain king in Big Apple stores and restaurants.

The New York City Council will vote Thursday to prohibit businesses from only accepting credit card, debit or digital payments. There were concerns from elected officials   ... Read More

Sin City changes famous ‘What happens here, stays here’ slogan

georgeclerk/iStock(LAS VEGAS) -- For years visitors have come to know that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- but now Sin City's slogan is getting an update.

The award-winning campaign -- "What happens here, stays here" will reportedly   ... Read More

Zero-based budget helped woman pay off $215k worth of debt in four years

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Cindy Zuniga graduated from law school in 2015, she accomplished a major milestone, but it also came with a hefty $215,000 mountain of debt.

“Ninety percent was law school, five percent was from my undergrad   ... Read More

Boeing’s new CEO: ‘We were our own worst enemy’

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Boeing CEO David Calhoun, who's been on the job about a week, said that in the aftermath of the 737 Max crisis, "We were our own worst enemy."

Calhoun, a longtime Boeing board member who took   ... Read More

DOT proposes new rules for emotional support animals on planes

tonefotografia/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Travelers may be used to flying with their emotional support animals -- anything from a pet hamster to a baby crocodile -- but the rules are about to change, according to a new proposal from the Department   ... Read More

Coalition of NGOs battling private equity firm trying to buy ‘.org’ domain

DenisKot/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Some of the world's biggest nonprofit organizations are banding together to fight the purchase of the ".org" internet address by a private equity firm, calling management of the domain a "human rights and social justice issue."   ... Read More

Amtrak backtracks on $25,000 charge to wheelchair passengers, promises policy review

mixmotive/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Amtrak officials have apologized and said they're suspending a policy after two wheelchair users in a group of five passengers were charged $25,000.

Five members of Access Living, an Illinois-based nonprofit that advocates for disabled persons,   ... Read More

New fraudulent text message claims to contain FedEx package information

-Oxford-/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Customers should be cautious about a new text message phishing scam that at first glance looks to be about a FedEx package delivery, the company said.

Some people around the country have received a text message   ... Read More

UN officials implicate Saudi Arabia for hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone

GOCMEN/iStock(UNITED NATIONS) -- United Nations officials said they have information that suggests Saudi Arabia may have attempted to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone in an effort to "influence, if not silence" the Washington Post's reporting on the kingdom.   ... Read More

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