Business

End of the A380 superjumbo? Airbus warns future of plane at risk

Company says unless Emirates buys more of the jet then ‘there is no choice but to shut down the programme’<p>Airbus said on Monday that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years.<p>The European aerospace group had been …

Aviation

We compared grocery shopping at stores in the US and the UK — and it was shockingly clear which country does it better

• <b>The US grocery sector is being disrupted as Lidl ramps up its store count in the US and Amazon takes market share with its acquisition of Whole Foods.</b>• <b><br>We compared two stores in London and New York City to see how the shopping experience differed.</b>• <b><br>We found a big difference in price, quality, and</b> …

eCommerce

Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

LONDON — The British government scrambled Monday to contain the damage as the country’s second largest construction firm was forced into liquidation after losing money on a series of contracts and racking up around $1.35 billion in debt.<p>The bankruptcy of the firm, Carillion, one of the government’s …

News

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

Stocks

Really Bad MLS Photos: 5 Horrific Real Estate Pics You Can't Unsee

Real estate photos can be gorgeous—or horrifyingly ugly. As proof, look no further than the Facebook group Really Bad MLS Photos, where members share …

Real Estate

U.S. Treasury’s List of Putin 'Oligarchs' Jolts Russia's Elite Class

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry …

Russia

We put In-N-Out and Five Guys to the test in a battle of the burger chains — and the winner surprised us

In a battle of the burgers, Five Guys is winning. The East Coast burger sensation claimed the top spot in a 2017 brand report from Harris Poll, based on input from over 100,000 consumers.<p>In-N-Out, a cult favorite on the West Coast, held the title for the previous two years and has long been …

Restaurants

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.<p>Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the …

U.S. Politics

CVS Pharmacy Will Start Telling You When A Beauty Photo Has Not Been Altered

The pharmacy will start placing a "CVS Beauty Mark" this year on any beauty imagery that has not been retouched.<p>CVS Pharmacy will start telling shoppers this year when a beauty photo it has produced for stores, websites, social media and any marketing materials has not been altered, the company …

Beauty

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

On Tuesday, the chief executives of the world’s largest public companies will be receiving a letter from one of the most influential investors in the world. And what it says is likely to cause a firestorm in the corner offices of companies everywhere and a debate over social responsibility that …

Governance

Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market

Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major facelift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. …

Trucks

We should be concerned about the casualisation of full-time work

More young people are being employed casually. If this continues long-term, society has a problem<p>This year the ACTU aims to fight on a number of hot button issues in its “Change the Rules” campaign. Among the issues is one which sits right at the centre of the flexible work debate, and one that has …

The Workplace

3 Dividend Stocks That Thrive in Both Bull and Bear Markets

Three companies that have proved they can do well no matter the market conditions.<p>Since the market bottomed out in 2009, U.S. stocks have been on a …

Stocks

Naughty America’s AR app lets you take selfies with a porn star

Naughty America was the only porn company allowed into the show floor at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. For the second year in a row, the company demonstrated its virtual reality porn experiences. I met with Ian Paul, chief technology officer at Naughty America, to talk …

Virtual Reality

This is what shopping in 2020 could look like

Despite the record amount of brick-and-mortar stores announcing closures in 2017, the National Retail Federation claims the industry isn’t dead at all and in fact it’s on the verge of a turnaround with more jobs and innovation expected by 2020.<p>“I think there will be more jobs that will be opened …

eCommerce

Sam's Club and Walmart Face a PR Disaster Caused by Bad HR

One half of the company announces raises while the other announces layoffs, and who's in the middle? The HR department.<p>You hire PR people to make sure your good news is spread far and wide and that your bad news never sees the light of day (or at least it's spun in a way that is best for your …

Fortune 500

Huge Oil Tanker Spill in East China Sea Stirs Environmental Fears

HONG KONG — A blazing Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea, producing a 10-mile-long oil slick, is drawing concern from environmentalists about the threat to sea and bird life in the waterway.<p>The tanker, the Sanchi, was carrying 136,000 tons of highly flammable fuel oil when it crashed …

News

The Insane Backstory Behind The Lawyer Who Shook Down Donald Trump (and Hulk Hogan)

Less than a week after <i>Gawker</i> ran a clip of the infamous sex tape featuring the professional wrestler Hulk Hogan in October 2012, Hogan’s personal …

Donald Trump

Inside Ford's New 475hp Mustang Bullitt, Ranger Pickup and Edge ST SUV

Ford (F) quickly stole the first day of the Detroit Auto Show.<p>Starting with the show-stopper, Ford released the Mustang Bullitt. It was highly …

Automotive Industry

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Abu Dhabi<p>“Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now overwhelmingly a smart economic one,” said Adnan Amin, who has the numbers to back it up. Amin heads the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), and the numbers can be …

Renewable Energy

Donald Trump is making America's deficits great again

Republican tax cut will widen the trade and current-account deficits, the opposite of what was promised<p>US President Donald Trump and congressional Republican allies have succeeded in passing their big tax legislation. While it lacks many of the desirable attributes of true tax reform, it amounts to …

Economics

Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible.<p>Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said Tuesday in an interview with local radio station TBS that …

Finance

America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU's message to the U.S. president will be.<p>America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership …

China

Financial data firms scrambling to be top cryptocurrency hub

The crypto-race is on.<p>As the bitcoin, ethereum, ripple and hundreds of other crypto-coins move from niche investments to more widely accepted ones, …

Bitcoin

Forget Ethereum: Say Hello to NEM, a Burgeoning Cryptocurrency That Rose Nearly 28,000% in 2017

This smart-asset blockchain developer is after far more than financial-services companies.<p>Forget Superman: If there's something more powerful than a …

Bitcoin

3 Cryptocurrencies That Can Beat Ripple

<i>This article was originally published on the Motley Fool.</i><p>There's simply no stopping cryptocurrency valuations of late. During the morning hours of …

Bitcoin

After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

From the moment Donald Trump was elected president, questions started arising about his ability to separate his private business deals from his official duties. Critics became especially alarmed about his overseas holdings, fearing they could influence his foreign policy decisions.<p>In the year since …

Politics

An investing platform founded by a 25-year-old went free — and now it's facing a backlash from its rivals

• <b>Chicago-based M1 Finance made its investing platform free in December.</b>• <b><br>Now its larger rivals are attacking the move as "desperate" and bad for wealth creation.</b><p>Chicago-based investing startup M1 Finance made a bet that it could become a financial services juggernaut by charging its users nothing to …

Markets

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.<p>If only it were as simple as that.<p>The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his …

Robots

Thailand Just Got the Most Tourists Ever as Boom Continues

Thailand received a record number of foreign tourists for a single month as a boom in arrivals continues.<p>Arrivals jumped almost 16 percent in …

South-east Asia