Jorge Melgoza

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This Marxist Mercedes Knock-Off Was China's Ultimate Luxury Car

Cars like this explain why communism failed.<p>It's not often you find a car Jay Leno's never heard of, but there's a first time for everything. In this case, it's a1978 Hongqi CA770.<p>If you've never heard of it either, that's not surprising. It's a Chinese-built limousine used to transport …

Apple Autism Video: Dillan Speaks With His iPad

Apple marks World Autism Awareness Day<p>Apple marked World Autism Awareness Day with a pair of videos about Dillan, an autistic teen who communicates …

Your next flight could be in this new Airbus cabin

Travelers are sick of being crammed into airplanes with little space for their carry-on luggage.<p>That's the passenger feedback Airbus said it considered when designing its newest cabin, which will make its debut on planes next year.<p>The new interior, called Airspace by Airbus, will have more floor …

Aviation

Hillary Clinton faces one problem she didn't expect: Money

Hillary Clinton's campaign had planned for any number of troubles on her path toward the Democratic nomination; money was never supposed to be among them.<p>Now, at a crucial point in the race, Clinton finds herself under financial stress. The Bernie Sanders money machine keeps churning, sweeping up …

Government

Memo To California: If You've A Shortage Of Something Then Change The Price

People over in California are rather scratching their heads over what to do about the shortage of water in the State. There’s a drought, yes, there’s a shortage of water as a result. So, what they’re facing is a scarce resource and they’ve got to make a decision about what they should do. How, for …

Economics

Why Europe hates American tech companies

Just today, there's been a whole range of stories on this theme:<p>Europe is getting ready to throw the book at Google, which could end up with a $6 billion fine.<p>Uber issued complaints against Spain, France, and Germany after legal challenges from those countries.<p>And the EU is going after Apple's new …

Angry shareholder lashes out at Samsung chairman over lavish spending and private jet rides

During Samsung's annual shareholders' meeting Friday, a man who only identified himself as "Shareholder no. 1814" stormed at Lee for his lavish accommodations and use of private jets on his frequent overseas trips in the past, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p>The shareholder argued that that money …

Mobile Payments

Hillary Clinton's Arkansas friends reveal a woman wanting to win on her own terms

On Thanksgiving Day in 1996, when Hillary Clinton was in the White House, she had a long conversation with her best friend, soulmate and confidante, Diane Blair. The two women had forged a relationship in the 1970s when they were both teaching in Fayetteville in Arkansas – Bill’s home state – and …

Bill Clinton

Does House Minority Leader Pelosi really hold all of the cards?

In late 2006, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had a decision to make. Democrats had just captured control of the House in the midterm elections and she would soon become the first female speaker of the House.<p>One question weighing on Pelosi was whether she would maintain her smaller, …

Republicans

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 'Twin Engine': First Drive

By the end of this year, there will be several luxury SUV models offered in the U.S. with plug-in hybrid powertrains that let them run 12 to 20 miles …

Staples threatens to fire employees who work more than 25 hours a week

The company implemented the policy to avoid paying benefits under the Affordable Care Act, reports Sapna Maheshwari at Buzzfeed. The healthcare law mandates that workers with more than 30 hours a week receive healthcare.<p>If Staples doesn't offer benefits, it could be fined $3,000 in penalties per …

Affordable Care Act

Americans! This is what it's like to use the NHS, Britain's universal healthcare system that Trump thinks is 'going broke and not working'

President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who "are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working."<p>"Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal …

Radiation Therapy

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Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display. Sources within Apple, who have used internal …

MacBook Air

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

California's high housing costs drive out poor, middle-income workers

California's high cost of living has pushed hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income workers to other states, federal data show.<p>The trend points to a challenge for the state's economy: how to attract workers of moderate means to some of the nation's most expensive housing markets.<p>The state …

Real Estate

Report: North Korean dictator would speak to South's President if 'mood' right

Kim Jong Un is not officially on speaking terms with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. But on Thursday, in his New Year's address, he said that could change.<p>Last week, North Korea's government news agency branded Park's election as fraudulent and her father -- himself a former President -- a …

North Korea

India’s Government Asks ISPs To Block GitHub, Vimeo And 30 Other Websites (Updated)

<b>Update 01/02:</b> The government said it has lifted the block on GitHub, Vimeo, Weebly and Daily Motion, but the other websites remain blacklisted.<p>Our original story is below.<p>China may be the ‘home’ of global internet censorship, as recent issues accessing Gmail from the country proved, but India seems …

The world’s most worker-friendly countries, in seven charts

Where would you want to work if you could? The charts below look at which countries offer the best working conditions—from legally-enshrined vacations and how far an hour’s wage will go, to how much severance you’ll get if your boss wants to give you the boot.<p>To make the comparison easier, only …

Economics

Photographer Spends 20 Years Documenting How We All Dress Exactly Alike | Colossal

<p>For the last 20 years, unassuming Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom has traversed the world, picking a spot, be it in Shanghai, New York, or Paris, …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Urban Design

Safest cars for 2015: Asian, European brands win top spots

Asian and European cars have taken top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.<p>Winners in categories for small cars, midsize cars, luxury cars, SUVs and minivans included Acura, BMW, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo.<p>Oh, and Chrysler. …

Kelley Blue Book

US economy grows incredible 5%

Evidence is mounting that the U.S. economy is kicking into high gear.<p>Gross domestic product soared 5% on an annual basis in the third quarter, the government said on Tuesday.<p>To put that in perspective, it's the strongest quarter of growth since 2003.<p>"Other than the first quarter's weather-induced …

Nissan gets slammed in Consumer Reports

Looks like something's wrong at Nissan because, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey, a lot of Nissan owners don't like their vehicles very much.<p>For that matter, neither do the people who work at Consumer Reports.<p>In the influential magazine's latest customer satisfaction survey, Nissan …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Happiness

How T-Mobile Trashed Its Own Industry and Gained 22 Million Subscribers in the Process

Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has rolled out seven different campaigns under its Uncarrier messaging that aggressively targets competitors by …

What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

<i>Editors’ note: This piece was originally published on the author’s personal blog, and then republished by several sites, including Quartz, with the author’s permission. Subsequently, other bloggers accused him of copying pieces of text, photo captions, and a photo from their travel reports. We have</i> …

Dining Rooms