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It's official: Nevada gets Tesla's Gigafactory

Nevada has vanquished its foes in the hunt for Tesla's multi-billion dollar "Gigafactory" battery plant.<p>"It's a great day in Nevada, and it's a great day for Nevada," said Governor Brian Sandoval at a press conference to announce the facility.<p>The deal was announced Thursday after months of …

5 Predictions About the Growing Power of Online Customer Reviews

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all do it – routinely sort through search results by customer star ratings and scroll through buyer feedback before making a final shopping decision.<p>It’s no secret the way consumers make decisions has dramatically changed from over the …

Indonesia's inflation seen easing, trade deficit widening: Reuters poll

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s annual inflation is likely to have cooled during August as prices pressures subsided after the Eid al-Fitr festival, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.<p>The median forecast suggested inflation eased to 3.93 percent in August from 4.53 percent in July, while core …

Don’t act surprised: Google has a drone-delivery program

Amazon is building drones to deliver things consumers buy, and Facebook is building drones so more people can get Internet access. And naturally, Google has been tinkering with drones, too.<p>At first, the idea of 2-year-old Project Wing, as the company has dubbed this Google X research project, was …

About that Cadillac moving to the U.S. from Mexico...

Seems that General Motors didn't bother to say Wednesday while it was championing its plan to move production of the Cadillac SRX to the U.S. from Mexico, and preserve and add jobs, that it also is funneling some U.S. production to Mexico, according to a Reuters news service report.<p>GM's …

Dunkin’ Donuts And Starbucks: A Tale Of Two Coffee Marketing Giants

By Christine Champagne and Teressa Iezzilong Read<p>If you need a coffee to kickstart (or survive) your day, your options for where to get your fix, and …

WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.<p>Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.<p>The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, appear to be recovering. The priest, Miguel Pajares, died Tuesday morning.<p>That's the problem …

Spain gets rare Ebola drug to treat stricken priest

A Spanish priest has received one of the world's few doses of an experimental Ebola drug, raising ethical questions about how to allocate scarce medicines for a fatal disease at at time when the virus has infected at least 1,848 people in West Africa.<p>The drug, ZMapp, is a mixture of three …

Hawaii Craigslister Offers $250 For Bottled Water As Hurricanes Approach (UPDATED)

<i>UPDATE, Aug. 7, 8:15 p.m. HST:</i> The person who posted the Craigslist ad requesting cases of water for $250 contacted HuffPost and said the ad was not a serious request. The unnamed poster intended to identify people who were willing to "take advantage of others here in Hawaii." Their response …

Don’t get credit cards from these 5 stores

Buyers beware: The insanely high interest rates on some stores’ credit cards make the markups they add to merchandise look like child’s play.<p>Read: …

Medicare, Social Security Funds to Last Into 2030s

Consumer<p>Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Meanwhile, Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, officials say, …

Why The 'Six Californias' Plan Would Be A Disaster

The problem with the proposal is that the divisions are not equal. The California Legislative Analyst's Office pointed out that the plan would create the state with the richest people in the country (Silicon Valley) and the state with the poorest (Central California).

All About the Tesla Model 3

Tesla now has more than 400,000 pre-orders for its smaller, more affordable sedan, and more specs about the long-awaited electric car are beginning to come out.<p><b>UPDATE, July 10, 2017</b>: Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the first production model—the outside, anyway.<p><b>UPDATE, July 3, 2017:</b> Elon Musk said on …

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Weak spending raising doubts about economy

An economy that was expected to finally take off this year instead may disappoint again.<p>Recent reports showing feeble consumer spending in May and an unexpectedly sharp economic contraction in the first quarter have prompted some analysts to cast doubt on a much-anticipated acceleration in …

Daimler and Nissan to invest $1.36 bln to build premium small cars | Reuters

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - Daimler AG and Nissan Motor Co are jointly investing $1.36 billion to develop premium small cars and build a factory in Mexico, the companies said on Friday, in a step that deepens cooperation between the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands.<p>A logo of Nissan Motor Co is …

Toyota’s man in America says hydrogen is the future but he still drives an SUV

ASPEN, Colorado—Toyota, which pioneered gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles with the Prius nearly two decades ago, is making its next big bet on hydrogen fuel cells. It plans to put its first fuel-cell car, the Toyota FCV, on the road next year.<p>That vision contrasts sharply with that of Tesla, which …

Clive Palmer says his carbon tax repeal amendment will help industry too

Clive Palmer says the amendment he is demanding in return for his party’s Senate votes to repeal the carbon tax will include price reductions for large industrial power users that have direct contracts with generators, as well as for households.<p>He also suggested it could apply to businesses that …

Following long ban, U.S. could dominate global light oil supply

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After decades of isolation, the United States is set to become a major player in the global trade of ultra light oil as recent government export approvals attract interest across the world.<p>An oil refinery is seen in Louisiana in a file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton<p>Following …

July Fourth gas prices to be highest since 2008

The recent spike in gas prices will make the July 4 holiday weekend the most expensive for drivers since 2008.<p>According to USA Today, prices will average $3.68 a gallon for regular-grade gas, up 17 cents from last year. That is still below the record price of $4.11 at the pump just after July 4, …

California Governor signs bill legalizing the use of Bitcoin & other crypto-currencies

Bitcoin is now a legal form of payment within the state of California thanks to a new bill signed into law yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown.<p>It may seem a little strange that Bitcoin wasn’t already legal within the state — considering how large a role Silicon Valley played in both legitimizing and …

Fruit and vegetable prices going up as California drought continues

Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6% in the coming months, the federal government said Wednesday, as California's ongoing drought continues to hit price tags in grocery stores across the country.<p>"You're probably going to see the biggest produce price increases on avocados, …

Companies 'work around' U.S. oil export ban

Companies and federal officials are finding a way around a 1970s-era U.S. ban on crude oil exports by slightly processing some of the rising amounts of oil extracted from the nation's shale deposits.<p>Texas-based Pioneer Natural Resources said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce has …

New derivatives rules pose another bilion-dollar threat to bank profits

Making money just got a little bit tougher on Wall Street. Already ravaged by declines in their core trading operations, banks are facing threats to their moneymaking operations from an arcane segment of the market for financial instruments known as derivatives.<p>New regulatory rules under the …

U.S. economy back on track, but first quarter was nasty

It turns out the pothole the U.S. economy hit in the first quarter was more like a crater.<p>An updated estimate by the Commerce Department showed gross domestic product deteriorated at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent in the first three months of 2014, a stark revision that forced economists to …

Cashing in on World Cup fever

Who cares if they aren't in Brazil? Some U.S. businesses are cashing in on World Cup fever to score higher sales at home.<p>Commemorative cupcakes, stadium horns known as "vuvuzelas" and soccer ball-shaped stress relievers are just some things that small businesses are pitching to customers.<p>Magnolia …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

These States Are Failing To Follow Disability Law, U.S. Says

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday focuses his quest to improve classroom performance on the 6.5 million students with disabilities, including many who perform poorly on standardized tests.<p>Duncan, who has spent his years in the Obama administration using accountability measures in …