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NFL divisional playoff ratings take a hit, but there are some catches

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:44
The NFL saw its ratings fall yet again last weekend for its divisional playoff round, but there are some asterisks involved in the comparisons to last year's slate of playoff games.
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Google's face match feature doesn't work in Illinois and Texas

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:43
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Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:42
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.
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Chevrolet to sell redesigned 2019 Silverado alongside outgoing model

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:34
Chevy truck buyers will have two 2019 Silverado pickups to choose from later this year. The Detroit automaker plans to re-brand the current truck, which launched for the 2014 model year, as the Silverado LD. The redesigned truck that Chevy showed off at the 2018 Detroit auto show will be sold as the 2019 Silverado 1500. The nameplate is hardly the...
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Entrepreneur: The One Constant in Any Business? Change.

Business Now Mag - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:30
Without change, you won't be able to grow or prosper.
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American businesses can't find workers

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:28
American businesses big and small increasingly have the same problem: They can't find workers.
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Report: BMW Considering More Powerful i8

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:15

BMW could offer a more potent version of its i8 supercar, according to a report from Auto Express.

Alexander Kotouc, head of product management for BMW i, said customers have been asking for this type of vehicle. “I can tell you at this point we are still evaluating it; the i8 is the iconic sports car of the new era,” he said.

The automaker updated the plug-in hybrid sports car for the 2019 model year. With its 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three engine and electric motor setup, the model achieves a total output of 369 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. BMW estimates the coupe can reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, while the roadster can hit that mark in 4.4 seconds.

Koutouc said that BMW could make adjustments to the i8’s powertrain to squeeze out more power. But it could also put in a different engine if necessary, he said.

“There is a customer need and desire to have more power and we will try to fulfill it while also keeping our DNA authentic,” said Koutouc. Essentially, the powertrain must fit in with the BMW i brand.

“You could put a V-12 in there and it would be incredibly powerful but would it still be a BMW i car? We need to find the perfect balance.”

The report sheds a different light on the i8, considering we just heard that BMW may not make a new i8 at the end of the current generation. Speaking with Autocar, BMW i boss Robert Irlinger said the company is still deciding about the i8. The subbrand’s design chief, Domagoj Dukec, compared the i8 to the short-lived M1 supercar, saying, “The i8 could be the M1–it doesn’t have to always be a name at BMW. We always give an answer to what people and customers are requiring at that moment in time.”

Source: Auto Express

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Red-hot Dow closes above 26,000 for the first time

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:03
The stock market is on fire. The Dow just zoomed another 300 points and closed above 26,000 for the first time.
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H&M hires diversity manager

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:57
H&M has appointed a diversity manager after dealing with the fallout from using a black child to advertise a hoodie with the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle."
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Apple pledges to create 20,000 jobs in five years

CNN News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:50
Apple just made a lofty promise to the American economy.
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Apple Says It Will Bring Cash Back To U.S., Pay $38 Billion In Repatriation Tax

Forbes News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:37
Apple, already the largest U.S. taxpayer, says that it anticipates repatriation tax payments of approximately $38 billion as required by recent changes to the tax law. A payment of that size would likely be the largest of its kind ever made.
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Entrepreneur: The Key to Achieving Goals: Consistent, Persistent Pursuit

Business Now Mag - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:30
Are you consistent and persistent in your pursuit of what you want?
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Video Compares the Kia Forte to…a Lamborghini Aventador

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:00

Normally, consumers would cross-shop the new Kia Forte with rivals including the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, or Toyota Corolla. But in a new video, Kia pits its compact sedan against a much more aspirational car, to put it mildly. And the results aren’t disastrous as you’d expect.

In the cheeky video, the Forte joins a Lamborghini Aventador on the track, but fortunately for Kia, this isn’t a real track test. Kia touts the more practical qualities of the Forte. Sure, the Lambo may be quicker, but the Forte has “real doors.” You also won’t find a touchscreen, smart trunk, or wireless charging on the $400,000-plus supercar.

The 2019 Kia Forte debuted at the Detroit auto show this week. It’s now in its third generation, and some of the biggest changes include a new exterior design with a grille inspired by the one on the Stinger. It looks a little sportier but has grown 3.2 inches in length. Like the previous model, the Forte packs a 2.0-liter inline-four making 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque.

Check out the video below for a fun but totally biased look at how the Forte compares to the Aventador.

Source: Kia via YouTube

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Entrepreneur: Navigating Entrepreneurial Whiplash

Business Now Mag - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:00
Abrupt emotional highs and lows come with the territory when you're starting up something that matters to you.
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East of England ambulance delays: 20 patients have died, says MP

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:40
The deaths occurred when a trust did not move into its highest emergency level, Clive Lewis MP says.
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McLaren, unlike Ferrari or Lamborghini, won't build an SUV

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:37

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"I'm not the first person to point out an SUV is neither particularly sporty or utilitarian," McLaren's design chief says.

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My New Job Starts Tomorrow -- But I Just Got A Better Offer

Forbes News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:36
What do you do when you've already accepted a job and you're supposed to start working tomorrow -- but a much better job offer shows up today?
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