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A Top GM Quality Manager Warned The Board Of 'Unsafe Vehicles' In 2002

The letter from William McAleer shows that GM's directors and top management were told about serious safety defects in vehicles that were coming off the company's production lines more than 11 years before GM recalled millions of vehicles for faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. …

Stocks are ‘dangerously overvalued,’ M&A deals suggest

Here’s one sign a significant stock market decline might occur sooner rather than later: the rapid acceleration of recent merger and acquisition …

Walmart Targets India's Business Owners With New 'Best Price' Warehouse Club Site

As its U.S. sales stall, Walmart is clearing a wider passage to India.<p>The retailer is launching an e-commerce website designed to supply goods to mom-and-pop stores, a sector it estimates will be worth $50 billion by 2020, Bloomberg reported.<p>The business-to-business website is exclusively available …

Mark Carney to take action on housing market

Bank of England will introduce new measures to ensure mortgage lending does not pose threat to the economy<p>Mark Carney is this week expected to unleash new measures to control the housing market, introducing strict requirements in an attempt to limit risky mortgage lending.<p>The Bank of England's …

Oil price risks put inflation back in focus | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iraq will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.<p>Farmers carry barrels at a fuel station …

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Barclays 'quadruples' overdraft fees

Bank introduces daily fees in shake-up of overdrafts<p>A shake-up of overdrafts at Barclays, which took effect this week, could result in some people paying four or five times more than they did before, it is claimed.<p>On Monday, as part of a package of changes announced in March, Barclays stopped …

Morrisons announces another round of price cuts

<b>Morrisons has announced further price cuts in its latest effort to win back customers and revive its business.</b><p>It is the latest round in a price war among British supermarkets, which are reacting to the challenge of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl.<p>From Monday the price of 135 Morrisons products, …

eCommerce

Britain to consider east-west high-speed rail link - Osborne | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will consider building an east-west high-speed railway between cities in northern England to help boost economic growth outside London, finance minister George Osborne will say on Monday.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne addresses delegates at the …

Britain and US 'neglected alert to Iraq jihadist takeover’

Head of Kurdish intelligence in Iraq says MI6 and CIA were warned of impending Isis-Baathist attack on Mosul and Baghdad but British and US governments failed to act<p>MI6 and the CIA were handed intelligence outlining the planned takeover of northern <b>Iraq</b> by jihadists and their allies five months ago …

Iain Duncan Smith warns on Britain's future in EU as Juncker row rumbles on

Work and pensions secretary claims other EU leaders' strong support for bid is 'flicking two fingers' at European people<p>A failure by European leaders to embrace reform will result in "very bleak" prospects for Britain's continued membership of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith said on Sunday as David …

Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1087000/1087038_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527216943_c6b1daf1e26afe39c56dd9d5fc314557<p><b>Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Court records …

Pregnancy

MH370: Captain Zaharie Shah Becomes Chief Suspect In Disappearance Of Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

The pilot of the vanished flight MH370 has become the chief suspect in its disappearance, after police learned he had made no social plans after the …

Kosovo police clash with Albanian protesters

Police in Kosovo fired teargas and rubber bullets in a bid to disperse ethnic Albanian rioters who set fire to police cars and hurled rocks in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, in protest at the blockade of the main bridge by ethnic Serbs.<p>The Reuters news agency reported that Polish special …

Syria crisis: Ceasefire agreed for Yarmouk refugee camp

<b>The Syrian government and rebel groups have reportedly agreed a truce in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk.</b><p>A copy of the ceasefire deal, seen by the BBC, says the main entrances to the camp in Damascus will be opened and basic services will be restored.<p>About 18,000 people have been besieged …

Middle East

Isis captures more Iraqi towns and border crossings

Jihadist fighters in Iraq seized three border crossings into Syria and Jordan and four nearby towns over the weekend, giving the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) control over much of the country's western frontier and directly threatening the country's main power supply.<p>Isis can now add …

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.<p>They spotted the object in an image taken by Nasa's Cassini probe last year as it swung around the alien moon, more than a billion kilometres from Earth. …

Why Apple Dropped Yahoo For Its Weather App In iOS 8

On Friday, a report from Re/code’s Kara Swisher provided some insight into the maneuvers that led to Apple dropping Yahoo as a middleman in the iOS 8 Weather app, instead getting its data straight from The Weather Channel. That’s a huge loss, considering Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s efforts to …

Free will may be an illusion, study says

The idea that we make autonomous choices may be nothing more than "background noise" in our brain, according to researchers at UC Davis.<p>Nobody made me write this. Except for my own self-delusion.<p>I had always thought that I was a reasonably free-thinking individual, faults and all. However, I can …

Consciousness

IRL: IK Multimedia's iLoud portable Bluetooth speaker

I've secretly desired a portable Bluetooth speaker for a while now, particularly the Beats Pill. But the problem was (and still is) that I can't justify adding yet another wireless music streaming option to my relatively small abode, which is already outfitted with an Apple TV and Pioneer SX-218. …

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies …

The iPhone as Personal Time Capsule

Last week I got a new iPhone. This is not by any means an extraordinary event. I had some downtime at work so I hopped across the street and 30 minutes later had a slick, gold 5s. I had been using a 4G (not a 4s) well past its prime. It was time to join everyone else in 2014.<p>When I got home I put …

YouTube is coming to cable TV set-top boxes, with a little help from the cloud

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: YouTube<p>Right now, a grandma in Hungary is watching Gangnam style for the very first time. Her introduction to Psy has …

Bing Looks Abroad

Microsoft is working to expand Bing’s international footprint. A job posting, spotted by Neowin, speaks plainly: “Bing is embarking on the most ambitious geographic and product expansion in its history.”<p>Well then. Microsoft hasn’t taken down the listing, so it’s likely not too concerned about …

Facebook Hastens the Era of Open Source Hardware

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the need for cheap, efficient, compact servers and network equipment has made Facebook an innovator of gear optimized for cloud data centers and workloads. It’s leadership in the development of standard, hyper scale hardware using interchangeable …

Apple TV Could Finally Unlock Its Full Potential This Year

The Apple TV hasn't evolved much over the last couple of years. Sure, it's gotten a handful of new apps, but the format—locked down, bland—has stayed …

The HTC 'Volantis' could be the last Google Nexus tablet

Specs have leaked for an 8.9-inch HTC made tablet, rumoured to be the next Google Nexus.<p>Rumours have been flying for some time now that HTC is making the next Google Nexus tablet, with industry insiders tipping that it might come with an 8.9-inch screen, matching the latest offerings from Apple and …

Mozilla Says It's Not Working on a Firefox TV Dongle, but a Partner Could Be

"This is not a Mozilla project, and we do not make devices," a company representative told Re/code.<p>A Twitter posting by a Mozilla developer evangelist has sparked belief that the company was readying its own take on Chromecast, with a dongle based on Firefox OS.<p>Christian Heilmann’s tweet showed a …