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Ford Will Discontinue C-Max Production for U.S. Market

Motortrend News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:29

Ford is discontinuing the C-Max after six years on the U.S. market. U.S. production for the C-Max Hybrid will end in mid-2018, according to Automotive News, and production for the C-Max Energi plug-in model has already ended in September. This should come as no surprise because the C-Max is the automaker’s worst-selling mass-market U.S. nameplate.

Sales for the C-Max peaked back in 2013 and never returned, partly due to the originally overstated 47 mpg combined city/highway driving for the C-Max Hybrid. Ford has since dropped that figure to 40 mpg combined driving and issued checks to disgruntled owners. One of the C-Max’s competitors, the Toyota Prius, delivers a much higher 52 mpg combined driving (2017 model year).

Lagging C-Max sales can also be attributed to the rise in demand for crossovers and SUVs and hybrid sales have not been helped by low gas prices. Gasoline and diesel versions of the C-Max will still be sold in Europe.

This should be good news for truck and SUV fans. With the discontinuation of the C-Max and the production of the next-generation Focus moving to China, Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant will be able to build the upcoming Ranger truck and Bronco SUV.

Despite all this, Ford is committed to electrifying its models by investing 4.5 billion in electric vehicle technology by 2020 and will add 13 new electrified models to its lineup. Ford has also confirmed plans to sell two electrified vehicles in China and is working on a 200-mile electric vehicle.

Source: Automotive News

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All the Looks from the 2017 American Music Awards

Elles Fashion News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:17

From Selena Gomez to BTS, what all the stars are wearing on the red carpet for one of music's biggest nights.

Categories: Fashion

Sunday Drive: Performance comes in many shapes and sizes

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:10

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From supercharged V8s to fancy electric motors and lithium ion batteries, last week was all about power.

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'Pokémon GO' Announces A Global Catch Event With A Seemingly Impossible Goal

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:01
Pokemon GO has announced its Thanksgiving event, but it was not what players were expecting.
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Tencent's Record Close Lifts Chairman's Fortune To $45 Bln, Nearing Google Founders

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:36
Ma Huateng is Asia's richest man
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SCG 004S opens the entry-level door at Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

Auto Blog News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:20

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SCG will be pleased to engrave your name in the pre-order books right now, taking a $40,000 deposit against the 004S base price around $400,000.

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Jerry Jones vs. NFL: What's the worst that could happen to him?

CNN News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:32
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has picked a very public fight with the NFL over the pending extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.
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British Cheese Named World's Best

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:30
A British cheese has beaten hundreds to be crowned world's best cheese at the World Cheese Awards 2017.
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The No. 1 Reason Why Benching Tyrod Taylor Was Smart For The Buffalo Bills

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:28
Yes, Taylor has the worst performance of his NFL career last week, putting up just a 33.6 passer rating before getting benched against the Saints. And no one ever said he was going to be the next Aaron Rodgers. Cartoon by Rob Tornoe.
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Entrepreneur: How to Reach Your Full Potential

Business Now Mag - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:00
Learn the secrets to success from 'Sport Science' host John Brenkus.
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Fly For the Food: Air France Takes French Cuisine To New Heights

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:53
A restaurant review in the sky: Air France's celebrated guest chefs turn flying into a culinary experience.
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Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:20
Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.
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What to Do in San Diego When It Rains

Travel and Leisure - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:00
<p>You’ve traveled to <a href="http://travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/san-diego" target="_blank">San Diego</a> hoping for a sunny vacation full of <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/beach-vacations" target="_blank">beaches</a>, outdoor parks and activities. But when you get there, it’s raining. What to do?</p><p>Luckily, there are plenty of indoor things to do in San Diego. Here are a few of them.</p><h2>Museums</h2><p>San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park is a great sunny day activity, and it’s also filled with indoor museums, making it a great place to also visit in the rain. There are 17 different museums inside the park, covering everything from art to science to history. Don’t miss the hidden <a href="http://sdmrm.org/" target="_blank">San Diego Model Railroad Museum</a> with exhibitions set up by several local model railroad clubs.</p><img alt="san diego california model train museum balboa park "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1509570282/model-train-museum-balboa-park-SDRAIN1117.jpg?itok=ZFjfendI"><p>Outside the park, there's the <a href="https://thinkplaycreate.org/" target="_blank">New Children's Museum</a> downtown, the <a href="https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/" target="_blank">Birch Aquarium</a> in La Jolla, and the <a href="https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/" target="_blank">Museum of Making Music</a> in Carlsbad.</p><h2>Head to a Theater</h2><p>San Diego has an often undervalued theater scene, with shows at <a href="http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/" target="_blank">La Jolla Playhouse</a> or the <a href="https://www.theoldglobe.org/" target="_blank">Old Globe</a> that regularly make it to Broadway. If movies are more your style, check out luxury movie theatres <a href="https://thelotent.com/" target="_blank">The Lot</a> and <a href="https://www.cinepolisusa.com/home" target="_blank">Cinépolis</a> where you can order gourmet food and watch a movie from a reclining chair.</p><img alt=" "src=""><h2>Bars With Games</h2><p>The bar <a href="http://coinopsd.com/menu/" target="_blank">Coin-Op</a> had the revolutionary idea to combine cocktails with old school video games. You can sip a mule or old fashioned while playing pinball, Buck Hunter, X-Men or Packman at its locations in North Park or the Gaslamp.</p><img alt="san diego california coin op bar arcade "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1509570282/coin-op-bar-arcade-san-diego-SDRAIN1117.jpg?itok=Cxkx8nRs"><p>Also try <a href="https://www.cohnrestaurants.com/coinhaus" target="_blank">Coin Haus</a> in La Mesa. Other bars with classic games include Polite Provisions with its coloring books, Whistle Stop with board games and Triple Crown Pub with ping pong, shuffle board and foosball.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-beaches-in-california" target="_blank">The Best Beaches in California</a></p><p>The local science museum also runs a recurring event called <a href="http://www.rhfleet.org/events/two-scientists-walk-bar" target="_blank">“Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar”</a> where you can chat with local scientists and ask them all your “I’ve always wondered why” questions.</p><h2>See a Concert</h2><p>You can also try catching a live show at venues such as <a href="https://www.casbahmusic.com/" target="_blank">The Casbah</a>, Belly Up, House of Blues and <a href="http://www.observatorysd.com/" target="_blank">The Observatory North Park</a>. Bars such as Soda Bar, Tin Roof and Seven Grand also regularly have live music. Or try live piano bars like The Shout! House and <a href="http://www.redfoxsd.com/" target="_blank">Red Fox Steakhouse</a> where you can sing along.</p><h2>Beer Tasting</h2><p>San Diego has more than 150 local craft breweries spread throughout the city, so you won’t run out of options. It even has companies like <a href="http://brewhop.com/" target="_blank">Brew Hop</a> that serve as brewery tour guides.</p><img alt="san diego california coronado brewing company beer "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1509570282/coronado-brewing-company-san-diego-SDRAIN1117.jpg?itok=AfZLAfGW"><p>Some breweries are bars that are extra great on a rainy day: <a href="http://www.stonebrewing.com/" target="_blank">Stone Brewing</a> with multiple rooms to explore, <a href="http://www.thesafehousenp.com/" target="_blank">Safehouse</a> that combines craft beer and ramen noodles, and <a href="https://coronadobrewing.com/" target="_blank">Coronado Brewing</a> with a cozy fireplace.</p><h2>Outdoor Activities You Can Do Inside</h2><p>You can try rock climbing indoors at <a href="https://www.verticalhold.com/" target="_blank">Vertical Hold</a>, sky dive inside at <a href="https://www.iflyworld.com/san-diego/" target="_blank">iFly San Diego</a>, and still get your swimming fix at indoor pools including the Copley-Price Family YMCA and The Plunge. Even though it might not make you think of a beach town, you can also try ice skating at the Westfield UTC mall.</p><h2>Shopping</h2><p>Many of San Diego’s malls are outdoors, but if you don’t mind dodging raindrops or using an umbrella you can dash from store to store. If you don’t want to get wet at all, the Westfield mall in Carlsbad is covered. Also try neighborhoods such as Normal Heights, La Jolla, and South Park for boutiques where you can shop indoors.</p><p>The newly-opened <a href="http://libertypublicmarket.com/" target="_blank">Liberty Public Market</a> is also a good spot for shopping and eating from local restaurants and artisans.</p>
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Entrepreneur: It's Worse Than Pointless to Continually Ask 'What's a Good Conversion Rate?'

Business Now Mag - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:00
Settling for the norm keeps you from being your best.
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'Justice League' stumbles at the box office

CNN News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:59
"Justice League" was hit with some Kryptonite at the box office this weekend.
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'Justice League' Box Office: Why A $96M Debut Is A Disaster

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:20
'Justice League' barely made more on opening weekend than 'Batman v Superman' made on its first day.
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Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:06
Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.
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Alabama's biggest newspapers urge voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

CNN News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:46
The three biggest newspapers in Alabama have a message for their readers: "Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore."
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Wall Street has a ton to be thankful for

CNN News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:36
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Will The Real Bitcoin Please Stand Up

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:24
The growing Google Trend of searching for ICO matches well with the recent surge in Bitcoin and is yet another example of how new adopters are driving the prices to all-time highs.
Categories: Business