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Musk bores tunnel to revolutionise city driving

Although the test tunnel debuted with several key design changes-including the elimination of so-called "skate" platforms that private automobiles would ride on...


China's Xi Pledges 'Unswerving' Reforms, but on Own Terms

President Donald Trump has demanded further reforms to the Chinese economy, including greater access for U.S. companies and a clampdown on intellectual pro...


Guy creates the best comeuppance for package thieves

His brainstorm? A GPS-enabled device, wrapped like a package , that explodes with a "butt ton" of glitter onto the thief, spouts a regular burst of fart spray ...


Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users' private messages

While Netflix was clearly trying for a sort of " how do you do, fellow kids " response, it was pretty tone deaf considering it is being implicated in connecti...


3rd Canadian arrested amid diplomatic spat between Canada and China

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were both detained in China shortly after the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou , at the...


Drones suspend flights at Gatwick Airport in UK

British Airways (BA) told one customer who complained via Twitter, that Gatwick had "stopped all arrivals and departures due to a drone". Something that's not w...


Coal in stocking: Markets on track for worst December since Great Depression

The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.87 percent. Almost 2,000 stocks on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq hit 52-week lows, the most in almost t...


Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

It also allowed Yahoo to access "streams of friends' posts as recently as this summer". In 2011 in an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Faceb...


Czech Republic Says Huawei Products Are a National Security Threat

Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces USA fraud charges of "conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions". This has exacerbated the woes of...


Elon Musk's Boring Tunnel Is Opening Tonight

Some thought it was a joke. Elon Musk took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-priced tunnel he sees as a godsend...


Canada ranks 16th on World Economic Forum's annual gender gap list

The World Economic Forum (WEF) report said there had been some improvements in wage equality this year compared to 2017, when the global gender gap widened ...


MI company surprises employees with $4 million Christmas bonus

The gifts combine 401k contributions and cash bonuses, and will exceed $60,000 for employees who have been with the company for over 40 years. The amount ea...


Oil drops 4 percent on oversupply, equities sell-off

Concern that there's too much oil for a slowing global economy sent a tremor through oil markets Tuesday, as the benchmark price for North American crude fell m...


Democratic states ask federal judge to clarify ACA ruling

Nicole Huberfeld, a professor of health law, ethics, and human rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, had her writings on health care cited wi...


Man tried to get illegal loans from Port St. Lucie bank

They say a suspect matching his description went through the drive-thru again at around 2am and police approached him. At the scene, police said officers took...


Trump urges Fed to 'feel the market' before hiking interest rates

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. It should be noted that interest rate hikes are favored by many of Tru...


China marks 40th anniversary of economic opening up

President Xi Jinping warned today that no one can "dictate" China's economic development path as the Communist Party marked 40 years of its historic "reform a...


Police Issue Warning to Netflix Users Over Email Scam

In the email, it goes on to say in part "We're having some trouble with your current billing information". "We'll suspend your membership if we do not receive a...


Les Moonves Ousted From CBS, Will Not Receive $120 Million Severance

One woman, a veteran television executive named Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, said that Moonves physically restrained her and forced her to perform oral sex on him. ...


Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition is limited to 80 units - with steep price tag

The interior of the vehicle will be dressed in Lincoln's Black Label guise, and will also be roomier, at least for the rear passengers, who get an additional ...


B.C. seeks 6.3-per-cent hike to basic insurance rates

ICBC is now projected to lose $890 million this fiscal year in what the province's attorney general has referred to as a "financial dumpster fire". David Eb...


Ontario will only get 25 cannabis retail stores this April

Toronto residents and visitors will be able to buy cannabis in the city at retail stores in 2019. The results will be announced in January, the government sa...


Parrot uses owner’s Amazon Alexa to play music, order watermelon, lightbulbs

We know its a rather odd wishlist, but the heart wants what it wants. Christmas is just around the corner and a naughty parrot may have found the flawless w...


Google to Invest More Than $1 Billion to Establish NYC Campus

Google aims to move into the new Hudson buildings by 2020 and the Washington Street location by 2022, Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said in the b...


Crypto-Friendly Trading App Robinhood Introduce Checking & Savings Accounts

News of Robinhood's incursion into the banking business arrives on the same day that European trading and money transfer firm Revolut announced that it had secu...


Certain cauliflower, red and green lettuce recalled due to E.coli

Because the water may have come in contact with the vegetables, the farm decided on the larger recall. The FDA announced Thursday that investigators found a...


US Traces Lettuce Outbreak to at Least 1 California Farm

A farm on California's Central Coast linked to the massive E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce announced a recall of cauliflower and other types of let...


Branson welcomes home Virgin Galactic’s historic first spaceflight

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first United Sta...


‘123456’ tops list of world’s weakest passwords

Time to change your password . There are a few more amusing passwords that people have been keeping. No matter how much we read about hacks and data breac...


Shakira has been charged with tax evasion in Spain

The issue at stake is whether Shakira was a resident of Spain throughout that time. Shakira's representatives insist that until 2014 she earned most of ...