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Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank

BBC Business News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:48
The "giant vampire squid" will target the UK savings market next week - but will it be a damp squib?
Categories: Business

Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:48
The "giant vampire squid" will target the UK savings market next week - but will it be a damp squib?
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Is this the secret to High Street success?

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:47
Could we learn something from how one town has managed to improve its High Street?
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Is this the secret to High Street success?

BBC Business News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:47
Could we learn something from how one town has managed to improve its High Street?
Categories: Business

Is this the secret to High Street success?

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:47
Could we learn something from how one town has managed to improve its High Street?
Categories: Business

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Cadillac XT4 vs. The Competition

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:30

Entry-level sedans were the first to prove that luxury can come in small sizes with relatively small price tags. But now that customer preferences have changed, automakers are starting to introduce more and more small crossovers. Cadillac just rolled out the XT4, joining another new entry, the Volvo XC40. These models compete against more established players, including the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and others. But which one has the right look to attract buyers?

All four crossovers take design risks, and usually this starts up front. The Cadillac XT4 has a conventional-looking grille, but the vertical headlights add visual interest. Like the rest of the vehicle, the front end of the Volvo XC40 takes on a boxy shape, complemented by a square grille and distinctive Thor’s Hammer lights. Audi recently revamped the Q3, giving it a huge grille and large air inlets. The Mercedes GLA is the oldest of the four crossovers, having been fully redesigned for 2015 and mildly refreshed for 2018. Fortunately, the design holds up well with time, with a glitzy grille and rounded headlights.

The Cadillac XT4 is a little larger than the other crossovers. It measures 181.1 inches long, compared to the XC40 at 174.2, Q3 at 176.6, and GLA at 173.9. Looking at its side profile, however, you probably won’t notice the extra length. Arguably, the XT4 looks pretty conventional from this angle, save for the window line that tapers off to a sharp point in the rear. Volvo’s XC40 has the most avant-garde design, continuing the boxy theme. Not only does it have unusual character lines, but the belt line rises sharply in the back. The Q3 stands out with defined hips, while the GLA looks the least SUV-like thanks to its raised hatchback proportions.

In the rear, each vehicle does its own thing to stand out and grab entry-luxe crossover shoppers’ attention. Cadillac gave the XT4 long vertical taillights, echoing the crossover’s design up front. The Volvo’s taillights are also vertical, but the two vehicles look completely different from behind. Audi sticks to narrow horizontal taillights that sit low on the rear, giving the model a planted appearance. The GLA has a very short, round back end with prominent round taillights. Unlike the other models, the GLA features a silver bar connecting the taillights.

Peek inside the cabin of the Caddy, and you might be a little disappointed with some of the materials. But we do like the new, responsive infotainment screen that sits above two clean rows of buttons. Volvo gets rid of many of the buttons you’ll normally find in a car, preferring a large touchscreen to dominate the center. The Q3 benefits from Audi’s available Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster, as well as high-quality materials and ambient lighting on offer. Unfortunately, the Mercedes can’t hide its age when it comes to the interior. Although we like the circular air vents, the GLA has too many buttons and a rather small screen.

Which small crossover would you crown the design king? Let us know on Facebook.

The post Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Cadillac XT4 vs. The Competition appeared first on Motor Trend.

Categories: Property

California Lawmakers Want To Ban Bad Default Passwords

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:30
Bad passwords are a major security problem. California may use legislation to put a stop to them.
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Entrepreneur: How to Increase Your Energy and Upgrade Your Life

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:30
Ben Angel tries out a ketone product designed for the military.
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Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says

CNN News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:10
A federal agency is suing Walmart for discriminating against pregnant employees.
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Watch a woman take bicycle speed world record behind 800 hp dragster

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:49

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Denise Mueller-Korenek hit nearly 184 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats

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Tesla Model 3 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:30

The 2018 Tesla Model 3 has aced its government safety evaluation, earning five stars overall and in every single category tested.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put the rear-wheel-drive Model 3 through its usual battery of tests: front driver side, front passenger side, side barrier (driver and rear passenger), side pole, and rollover crashes. The Model S and Model X are also rated five stars across the board in government tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not yet issued a full rating for the Model 3, but it gets an “Acceptable” headlight score and the top score of “Superior” in front crash prevention. The vehicle was able to avoid collisions in both 12-mph and 25-mph tests. The Model 3 offers a number of advanced safety technologies, including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.

For Tesla, the results must be a welcome reprieve from the recent bad press. The automaker suffered criticism for failing to meet earlier production targets and building the Model 3 in an assembly line under a giant tent. On Twitter earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk revealed Tesla had “gone from production hell to delivery logistics hell.” But that sounds like progress, at least.

Sorry, we’ve gone from production hell to delivery logistics hell, but this problem is far more tractable. We’re making rapid progress. Should be solved shortly.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018

Source: NHTSA

The post Tesla Model 3 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA appeared first on Motor Trend.

Categories: Property

Entrepreneur: Transforming the Sales Process From an Art Into a Science, Using Data Analytics

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:30
It's time for sales to catch up to our ongoing workplace evolution, using automation, coaching and experimentation.
Categories: Business

Entrepreneur: Hilary Duff Explains Why Taking a Break Can Be the Key to Your Career

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:00
In an interview, the actor and entrepreneur gives her best advice for bloggers and influencers.
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Entrepreneur: 5 Steps of the New Model of Revenue Recognition for Franchisors

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:00
The new rules around revenue recognition are lengthy and complex. Here's what you need to know.
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8 Fragrant Fall Spices For Your Pantry

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:00
A guide to cooking spices you can't miss: stock your pantry with these versatile fall spices and you'll be ready to add a dash of flavour to any dish.
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White Truffle Season Opens in Alba

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:00
From 6 October the heady scents of the world famous truffles will fill the air in this north Italian town, with over a month of festivities planned.
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Watch and listen to the Tesla Semi accelerate

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:00

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It's remarkably fast for its size.

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The disappearing White House press briefings explained

CNN News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:54
The daily White House press briefing is no longer routine. In fact, reporters can't even count on one weekly anymore. So far this month, there has only been one press briefing in total.
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