• GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020
GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

Chevrolet, General Motors Co.'s biggest brand, is counting on a spate of vehicle rollouts in coming years to end a sales skid in China. Expect the new electric Volvo XC40 (or whatever it's called) to arrive in 2019 and cost from around £35,000.

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  • Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election
Theresa May seeks Parliament's approval for snap election

The PM says she wants her hand strengthened in the Brexit negotiations. It was a surprising twist in the Brexit saga, given she had repeatedly ruled out having an election until 2020. Inside Parliament, opposition members of the House accused the Prime Minister of political opportunism. Following his first major election speech on Thursday morn...

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  • Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

In fairness to Trump, 100 days is a very difficult benchmark It was hard when early 20th century Presidents tried to meet it, and its even more difficult in the acrimonious partisan atmosphere that now pervades Washington . Until Trump, only Johnson and Ronald Reagan were considered effective in their first 100 days. Since most Trump supporters ar...

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  • Security Forces Mobilized For Election After Paris Attack
Security Forces Mobilized For Election After Paris Attack

As Paris got back to business, municipal workers in white hygiene suits were out before dawn to wash down the pavement where the assault took place - a scene now depressingly familiar after multiple attacks that have killed more than 230 people in France over two years.

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  • World on edge as Trump bombs Syria
World on edge as Trump bombs Syria

The regional alliance said the United States cruise missile strikes on the Syrian base which Washington said was involved in a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians would not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory.

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  • Three keys to a New York Rangers series victory over the Canadiens
Three keys to a New York Rangers series victory over the Canadiens

These two will be a difference maker in the series. First-round series wins by Montreal (against New York Rangers ), Ottawa (against Boston) and Edmonton (against San Jose) wouldn't rate as surprises. And the dry spell peaked last season when none of the Canadian clubs were even able to advance to the playoffs. Ginette Reno sings the national an...

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  • Susan Tompor: Tax tips for the last minute
Susan Tompor: Tax tips for the last minute

In general, people must file a tax return if they had gross income of more than $10,000 as a single filer or more than $20,000 as a married couple filing jointly. Taxfyle is another app that can match you with a licensed tax professional. If you owe the IRS money and can't pay immediately, file anyway. But for those on the go, you can use applica...

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  • US unemployment drops to 4.5%, lowest in decade
US unemployment drops to 4.5%, lowest in decade

It's also dramatically lower than the 235,000 new jobs that were reported in February, the first month of Trump's presidency. The number of people working and the unemployment rate are determined based on a survey of households, while the job-creation figures are calculated from payroll records provided by employers.

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  • New rules in IRS debt collection
New rules in IRS debt collection

While the IRS offers installment plans, you must file your tax return to apply for one. If you have taxable income of $70,000 and a $4,000 tax credit , however, the credit reduces your tax dollar-for-dollar. You may have to pay taxes for the full amount. If you don't pay the amount you've estimated, you may owe interest and penalties. Th...

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  • Was Trump joking on health care — AP SPIN METER
Was Trump joking on health care — AP SPIN METER

Trump himself isn't giving up. The fact remains, however, that House Republicans aren't in a different position than they were on Friday. "I think they're pretty shell-shocked at their inability to get anything done". Ryan vowed members would continue working although he didn't offer any specific timeline. The sudden interest in bipartisa...

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  • Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts
Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

The real impact will not be felt by unemployed coal miners, whose jobs may only be replaced by renewable energy, but by the decimation of public lands around the nation. Ending it will do nothing to help increase production in regions like southern IL or eastern Kentucky. The order directs the EPA to start a formal process to undo the Clean Power...

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  • Census shows which counties are growing, shrinking
Census shows which counties are growing, shrinking

Between 2010 and 2016, we grew by an average of 1.57 percent each year. "This is not the first time we've seen a population decline in NY state", said Peter Borsella, a demographer with the Census Bureau . The Buffalo metro area still ranks among the top 50 metropolitan areas nationwide - barely. International Migration: Our net internationa...

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  • Cummins strikes pull India back, Pujara firm
Cummins strikes pull India back, Pujara firm

Cummins took four wickets by the end of the 3rd day with his magical spell. The final push was provided by none other than Ravindra Jadeja, who first scored an unbeaten 54 off 55 balls and then quickly snuffed out two wickets. Administrators give lip service to the primacy of Test cricket, but Pujara's story - especially when contrasted with those ...

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  • Fed raises rates by quarter-point for second time in three months
Fed raises rates by quarter-point for second time in three months

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The market has also shown incredible resiliency over its history, and we expect to see the same thing happening again in the coming weeks and months.

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  • The Federal Funds Rate And How It Impacts You
The Federal Funds Rate And How It Impacts You

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) jumped almost 68 points, or a third of a percent , in the minutes leading up to and immediately after the Fed's decision. A rate increase at the end of 2015 was seen at the time as the start of a sustained upward move. "The Committee expects that, with gradual adjustments in the stance of monetary policy...

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  • Speaker Ryan: AHCA 'Closest We'll Ever Get to Repealing ObamaCare'
Speaker Ryan: AHCA 'Closest We'll Ever Get to Repealing ObamaCare'

Madara, the CEO of the interest group, a prolific donor to both political parties. "If we repeal the Affordable Care Act, those voices are going to be front and center again". Introduced this week, the American Health Care Act keeps our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare . States that did not expand Medicaid would receive additional funds t...

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  • Michael Owen and Martin Keown predict Liverpool v Arsenal
Michael Owen and Martin Keown predict Liverpool v Arsenal

That is what we must do against Arsenal. Philippe Coutinho netted his first goal since his injury comeback against the Foxes, and he will raring to go versus Arsenal , who were simply outplayed by the Brazilian in their home outing. Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny are out for the Gunners, while Mesut Özil is a doubt. The football Gods now h...

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  • Futures rise after Trump speech; banks up on rate talk
Futures rise after Trump speech; banks up on rate talk

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.4 percent to hit fresh record closing highs. The Dow Jones industrials closed at a record high for the 12th consecutive time Monday. South Korea's markets were closed for a holiday. A PMI reading above 50 indicates expansion in economic activity. Banks, which benefit from higher interest rates and...

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  • Eagles setting up for free agency at NFL Combine
Eagles setting up for free agency at NFL Combine

Is it really in the Eagles best interest to put all their eggs in one basket in free agency, essentially leaving them room for one significant move? He has, however, landed a few late-round pieces that have flashed potential, including fifth-round offensive tackle Brandon Shell and seventh-round defensive tackle Deon Simon.

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  • Reliance Jio deals a body blow to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular
Reliance Jio deals a body blow to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular

This is a worthy deal considering 1GB of 4G data on other networks come close to Rs 99 just for a month, while Jio is giving its bundle of services free for a complete year. While that is a LOT of money if you compare to ARPU of Indian mobile users, the value that Jio is giving in exchange is non trivial. This automatically shuts out users of o...

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  • Trump Says He Would Have Told Flynn To Discuss Sanctions
Trump Says He Would Have Told Flynn To Discuss Sanctions

In his first solo press conference from the White House as President, Donald Trump mocked some journalists' questions and offered often snarky responses as he was peppered with queries about Russian Federation, which he addressed mostly by outlining how the news stories were all wrong and he had no deals or connections with the country.

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  • Dodd-Frank: Trump to Undo Wall Street Reform, Consumer Protection Act
Dodd-Frank: Trump to Undo Wall Street Reform, Consumer Protection Act

If Trump succeeds in rolling back Dodd-Frank rules he will rush the country straightforward into another job-killing financial crisis. "It's not just in the financial markets, it's in all markets", said White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn on Fox Business Network .

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  • Snapchat parent company files for $3 billion IPO
Snapchat parent company files for $3 billion IPO

The company had a net loss of $515 million in 2016, according to its S-1 filing. What might become one of the USA technology industry's largest initial public offerings in years is now formally got underway Thursday. The public offering will officially make Snap's cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, 26, one of the world's youngest billionaires. Urs...

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  • Apple Crushes Expectations, Prints Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever — AAPL Stock
Apple Crushes Expectations, Prints Highest Quarterly Revenue Ever — AAPL Stock

Imagination Technologies (IMGTY) and other European suppliers to Apple (AAPL) rallied early Wednesday after the US tech giant reported better-than-expected earnings backed by stellar iPhone sales. According to the latest data from Strategy Analytics , Apple shipped 78.3 million handsets in Q4 2016 - around 800,000 more than Samsung. The...

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  • Experts say you should still enroll for Obamacare, despite possible repeal
Experts say you should still enroll for Obamacare, despite possible repeal

The three biggest concerns are the lack of plans presented to replace the ACA if it's repealed, Alabama's Medicaid vulnerability and the uncertainty about protections for things like pre-existing conditions. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a repeal of Obamacare would lead to 18 million uninsured Americans in the first year alone an...

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