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This Forgotten Car Should Have Been Chrysler's Corvette

What if I told you Chrysler had a modern two-seater sports car pretty much ready for production right at the time when the first Chevrolet Corvette …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Sipa USA/TNS<p>US President Donald Trump, center, with CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, left, and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, second from right,takes his seat prior to delivering remarks to automobile industry leaders during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House …

Virgin planning talks with Air France-KLM and Alitalia over joint venture

Virgin Atlantic is planning to hold talks over a possible joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia which would see Sir Richard Branson’s airline offer more routes to Asia, Africa and the Middle East.<p>Julie Southern, Virgin’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are very interested in exploring …

British taxpayers to fork out €45m to rescue Cyprus

British taxpayers will have to pay €45m (£38.2m) as part of a deal struck by European leaders to rescue Cyprus, as a new finance minister was sworn in amid warnings that there would be “difficult days ahead” for the country.<p>Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, …

If North Korea Strikes, It'll Be Attacking Its Own Economy

Despite plenty of wartime bluster coming out of Pyongyang about the so-called "puppet government" of the South, DPRK actually relies on its neighbor for a huge source of income.<p>Charitable economic deals and shipments of food and fertilizer to the North under the South's "Sunshine Policy" came to an …

Obama's New Home Loan Plan Sounds Dangerously Familiar

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The economy is doing well, but could be doing better. So President Obama is reportedly reaching for …

Administration Hits Pause On Health Exchanges For Small Businesses

The Obama administration is delaying the start of a key piece of the Affordable Care Act. Workers in small businesses will have to wait an additional year to be able to choose from more than one plan in the marketplaces that start next January.<p>The delay — first proposed in regulations issued last …

Wall Street Economists Are Really Cranking Up Their GDP Forecasts

And last Friday's better-than-expected income and consumer spending data has prompted many Wall Street economists to revise up their Q1 GDP forecasts.<p>While some have yet to raise their official GDP targets, many have reflected the revisions in their tracking estimates, a number that gets updated …

Macy's, Others Turn Stores Into Online Fulfillment Centers

A number of major retail chains are now expanding their capacity to fulfill online orders from stores, essentially turning their hundreds of retail locations into local distributions centers. The benefits include faster delivery of merchandise and the leveraging of existing store personnel.<p>In …

How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years

Apple's iPad was released to the world three years ago on April 3, 2010.<p>At the time, a lot of people were underwhelmed. We even called it a "big yawn," and said, "Jobs introduced something that is probably going to sell in the range of a few million units this year, much closer to one of the …

Consumer Tech

Drivers could see 'significantly lower' gas prices this summer

Drivers can expect "significantly lower" gasoline prices this summer, but only if gas futures drop below the key level of $2.90 a gallon, professional trader Jim Iuorio told CNBC on Wednesday.<p>Chalk up the decline in gas prices to a divergence between gas and crude oil, Iuorio explained. Over the …

Oil & Gas Industry

KFC launches Fast Track mobile ordering app for iPhone in UK

Who needs a mobile wallet solution when you can just build your own app? That philosophy seems to be picking up steam among fast food chains. Domino's, Pizza Hut, Chipotle, and other restaurants have built their own iOS apps that let customers place orders on the go. Of course, there's also coffee …

Surprise! China’s export boom might be a fraud

Chinese government figures showing a 19.8% rise in the country’s exports for the three months to February were definitely puzzling. Due to lackluster demand from the US and Europe, and banks being unwilling to lend to small businesses, the nation’s factories are not, on the face of it, doing very …

‘Jurassic Park 3D’ Review

You can buy replicas of Richard Attenborough's amber-tipped cane or you can listen to ten minute loops of Jeff Goldblum's oddball laugh but there's …

Warner Bros. Could Lose $140 Million On 'Jack The Giant Slayer'

"Jack the Giant Slayer" could lose between $125 million to $140 million for Warner Bros. and partner Legendary Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>The Ewan McGregor fairytale inspired film cost an estimated $195 million to produce.<p>During its six-week run at theaters, it has earned $158.1 …

Film Industry

Brad Pitt Joins David Ayer's WWII Tank Film FURY http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/4/3/brad-pitt-joins-david-ayers-wwii-tank-film-fury.html I loved End of Watch, and with Pitt on board this movie could end up kicking some serious ass...

Star Wars Bits: JJ Abrams Talks Trek Comparisons, LEGO Recalls a Playset, and Peter Jackson Makes a Joke – /Film

Disney shutting down Lucasarts is certainly the biggest <b>Star Wars</b> news of the day, but there’s plenty more where that came from. After the jump read …

'Star Wars' X-wing fighters claim victory over Death Star on Kickstarter

Sorry, "Star Wars" fans: A real-life Death Star and the X-wing fighters to bring it down won't be built anytime soon. First the White House snubbed a petition calling on the government to build the Death Star. Now two Kickstarter projects aimed at building a fully operational battle station as well …

Quantum-encrypted information transmitted by flying plane for first time

In a boost to future secret agents and a blow to their would-be eavesdroppers, German researchers report sending the first successful quantum communications from a moving source — an airplane traveling 180 miles-per-hour — to a stationary receiver on the ground. The study was first performed in …

Show me the money: is grant writing taking over science?

Science is an art.<p>In my particular field, cell biology, the doing of science is a blend of rote precision and creative improvisation. If this sounds …

How do you identify new types of class?

Sociologists are interested in the idea that class is about your cultural tastes and activities as well as the type and number of people you know.<p>These factors are important when put alongside people's economic position.<p>Professors Mike Savage and Fiona Devine explain how a BBC Lab UK experiment …

Income Inequality

Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear?

Startling government survey sheds new light on Chinese water crisis<p>For years, China claimed to hold an estimated 50,000 rivers within its borders. Now, more than half of them have abruptly vanished.<p>Last week, China's Ministry of Water Resources announced the results of a three-year survey of the …

How antibodies zap a mosquito-borne virus

<b>PURDUE (US) —</b> Seeing the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus pathogen at very high resolution while it’s bound to antibodies could lead to …

How Toxic Dumping Led To Tragedy In A Small Seaside Town

An excerpt from Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, a new book about a town in New Jersey devastated by industrial pollution<p>The Fernicola brothers, Nick and Frank, grew up in the dirt cowboy subculture of the New Jersey waste industry. Their father, also named Nicholas (his son always …

Curiosity rover’s parachute flapping in the wind on Mars

NASA has released seven images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter showing Curiosity’s parachute shifting its shape in response to the wind on …

Lasers used to turn off cocaine addiction in rat brains, may translate into human therapy

Kicking a cocaine addiction may be as simple as beaming a laser straight into the brain — at least in rats. That's the result of a new study of cocaine-addicted lab rodents published today by US researchers working with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But the scientists behind it think that …

UK must keep Trident nuclear deterrent - David Cameron

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967474_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534406306_4a42c7fd2f97f5c411179746a4c7c28a<p><b>The UK would be "foolish" to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran, David Cameron has …

North Korea

U.S. companies trim workers’ hours to skirt Obamacare

Imagine you are the owner of a business with more than 50 employees.<p>You're looking at a looming deadline: Soon, you must provide health insurance for every person on staff who works 30 hours a week or pay a $2,000 fine for each worker left uncovered.<p>What do you do?<p>In the United States, where …