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Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

BBC Business News Feed - 13 hours 18 min ago
Taxpayers still owe £199bn for deals signed under the Private Finance Initiative, a watchdog says.
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Rupert Murdoch recovering at home after painful back injury

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:32
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is recuperating at home after injuring his back earlier this month while on holiday with his wife Jerry Hall.
Categories: Money

2018 Ram 1500

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:07
Ram has been doing big-rig style on its pickups for a quarter of a century now, but the 2018 Ram 1500 doesn’t have time to stop and blow out the candles. This impressive line of full-size trucks offers a commendable blend of utility and comfort with eye-catching style. We’ve rated the entire lineup at 6.2 out of 10 points. Rams deliver...
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2018 Ram ProMaster

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:56
The 2018 Ram ProMaster is a full-size commercial van ready to deliver mail, stop by to fix your plumbing, or that can be a blank slate ready to be converted into a recreational vehicle. It’s not pretty, but the ProMaster gets the job done well and boasts a remarkably tight turning radius. It rates a 4.0 out of 10 on our scale, a reflection...
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2018 Ram ProMaster City

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:52
The 2018 Ram ProMaster City is an urban workhorse that offers commendable maneuverability and lots of storage in a small footprint. It’s not pretty, but it gets the job done fairly well. We’ve rated it at 4.8 out of 10, although that’s an incomplete score with no safety data. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Two different...
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2018 Ram 2500

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:48
The 2018 Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup truck offers way more capability than most of us will ever need, but those who regularly haul heavy loads will find it to be a superlative choice. In our eyes, the Ram 2500 scores a commendable 6.3 out of 10, albeit with some asterisks. (Read more about how we rate cars.) That heady score doesn’t take into...
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Ford just had its worst day in a year and a half

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:43
Ford isn't happy with its performance. Investors aren't, either.
Categories: Money

2018 Dodge Challenger

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:43
As its competitors veer into sports car territory, the 2018 Dodge Challenger embraces its all-American muscle. We give this lineup, which ranges from tame style icon to drag strip-tamer, a 6.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) This year, Dodge has grown the Challenger’s lineup to 16 different trims, starting with SXT and working...
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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:40
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan is a popular van that trades perhaps more on its household name than its virtues. It’s a dated van that has been superseded by the far more modern Chrysler Pacifica, but the Dodge may be worth considering solely on the basis of its high-value pricing. We’re willing to look beyond the initial purchase price...
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Stella McCartney Threw an Epic Party in LA

Elles Fashion News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:35

And basically every famous person showed up.

Categories: Fashion

2018 Dodge Journey

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:27
The 2018 Dodge Journey is behind the times, but this three-row crossover with available all-wheel drive does offer a lot of value for the money. We’ve rated the Journey at 3.8 out of 10 points, reflecting its below-average safety scores and an interior that’s a step or three behind most of its competitors. (Read more about how we rate...
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Big tech defends handling of extremist content in Senate hearing

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:26
It's Silicon Valley vs. Washington, take two.
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Facebook to look again for evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:19
Facebook is expanding its investigation into potential Russian meddling in Britain's vote on membership in the European Union.
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McLaren Opens New Carbon Composites Technology Center in the U.K.

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:15

McLaren held an opening ceremony for its new Carbon Composites Technology Center in Sheffield, United Kingdom, where a light show greeted guests before a McLaren Senna began doing donuts as part of the facility’s “christening.” Alongside the new Senna was the McLaren MP4/5 Formula 1 race car from 1989, the vehicle in which the late Ayrton Senna racked up six wins that same year.

This event gave a first look at the automaker’s new facility, which will be the first outside of its hometown of Surrey in the U.K. There are already 40 employees working for McLaren in Sheffield and are currently based out of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at the University of Sheffield to create the lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque used in the automaker’s sports cars.

When it becomes fully operational, the McLaren Carbon Composites Technology Center will have around 200 employees. The opening of the new facility coincides with McLaren continuing to develop its own lightweight bodies, which will be used alongside its hybrid systems to improve performance while still meeting tightening emissions standards across the globe. Its ambitious Track22 plan will see half of the automaker’s vehicles utilize hybrid powertrains by 2022. McLaren originally introduced carbon fiber as part of its Formula 1 race car chassis in 1981.

The McLaren Senna is the latest in the automaker’s Ultimate Series line. It will feature a Monocage III carbon-fiber monocoque, which allows it to weigh in well below 3,000 pounds. Powering the McLaren Senna will be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 making 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque paired to a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission.

Source: McLaren

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2018 Dodge Charger

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:13
The 2018 Dodge Charger has seen the future, and it’s retro. While other four-door, full-size and mid-size sedans have leaned forward since the 2005 model year, the Charger remains the best kind of throwback, very true to its old-school form. Think about it: There have been three generations of the Toyota Camry in the time the Charger’s...
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2018 Dodge Durango

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:07
The 2018 Dodge Durango is the anti-minivan. It’s a three-row crossover SUV that trades as much on its machismo as it does on its actual passenger-hauling abilities. It’s flawed and dated, yet great to drive. We’ve rated it at 6.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) This year, it’s even more muscular thanks to the...
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Trump averages a 'fake' insult every day. Really. We counted.

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:05
President Trump has used the word "fake" more than 400 times since he was inaugurated.
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2018 Chrysler 300

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:48
It’s 2018, and it’s still here. The Chrysler 300 has become a still-living legend. Back for its 14th model cycle, the bruising 4-door reminds us why we still like big rear-drive sedans, why big V-8 power is no mortal sin. It gives us hope that we too can outlive our difficult middle years and become cool once again. For 2018, the 300...
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:45
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: the sole seven-seat minivan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain sold in the U.S. this year. It blends the excellent and well-received Pacifica minivan with a battery pack large enough to power the car 30 miles or more on electricity alone. It is offered in Touring Plus, Touring L, and...
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