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Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

President Donald Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter . An engine plant in Romeo, Michigan , where 500 people work, is in line for a $150 million investment under the same deal. Trump said Ford would make a "major investment" in three MI plants in a tweet. - This report was updated at 10:32 a.m. "Today's announcement is further proof of Ford's commitment to producing in MI and the United States", she said. Read More

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Super Mario Run for iOS updated with more free content

Super Mario Run for iOS updated with more free content

It did apparently make enough money to convince Nintendo that the one-time pricing model is still the way to go for most mobile games, as Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told Nikkei . The game will be made available on Android on March 23; however, Nintendo will also launch a version 2.0 of the game, which is said to come packed with some additional elements, some of them perhaps being antipiracy-related. Read More

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Ashrawi denounces United Nations decision to remove the ESCWA report on Israeli apartheid

Ashrawi denounces United Nations decision to remove the ESCWA report on Israeli apartheid

Israel and the United States did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Khalaf's letter. Khalaf added that she stands by the commission's report. The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday (March 15) and said it was the first time a United Nations body had clearly made the charge. Read More

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2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

The anchor pretensioners for the front seats, which are mounted at the floor of each B-pillar, may not have been fully connected with the seatbelt linkage during assembly at the company's Montgomery, Alabama, plant. While the recall is hefty at almost 1 million vehicles, the risk that these vehicles contain the defect is small. Hyundai will notify owners starting April 7, and dealers can inspect and fix the anchor system if needed. Read More

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Jeff Bezos Unveils Engine for Blue Origin Megarocket

Jeff Bezos Unveils Engine for Blue Origin Megarocket

Slated for launch sometime in 2021 or 2022, Blue Origin will carry out a mission to launch a satellite from French communications company Eutelsat into geostationary orbit. These will be fueled by seven BE-4 engines. The BE-4 and AR1 will employ a staged combustion cycle, a more efficient engine cycle than now available on other US liquid hydrocarbon rocket engines. Read More

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Finn Balor returns from shoulder injury at NXT TV tapings

The former champion appeared during Wednesday night's WWE NXT television tapings at the University of Central Florida. The NXT champion Bobby Roode and Andrade "Cien" Almas were beating on Shinsuke Nakamura when the return occurred. Assuming Balor is indeed medically cleared to compete in two weeks, he would likely be returning on the episode of Monday Night Raw airing March 13th. Read More

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Dead Rising 4 bites its way onto Steam next month

Dead Rising 4 bites its way onto Steam next month

Dead Rising 4 is now locked into an exclusivity deal with Microsoft, and the game is only available on Windows 10 PC's via the Windows Store and Xbox One consoles. Dead Rising 4 welcomes players to the seasonal festivities of Willamette, Colorado amidst a mysterious outbreak that is spreading across the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town. Read More

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Former Chief Branden Albert released by Dolphins

Former Chief Branden Albert released by Dolphins

Whatever way Albert finds his way out of Miami, the Dolphins will be moving Tunsil from the left guard position (where he played as a rookie due only to Albert's presence) to the left tackle position. It's been widely believed that the Dolphins were grooming Tunsil to be their long term answer at left tackle. He lost his starting job at defensive end in October and appeared in 13 games (five starts) for Miami in 2016. Read More

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Snapchat Parent Sets Valuation of Up to $22.2 Billion

Snapchat Parent Sets Valuation of Up to $22.2 Billion

People familiar with Snap's thinking had earlier said the company would seek a valuation of up to $25 billion. The company confirmed these details in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . Snap issued those shares for almost $31, but in October it gave each of its shareholders an extra share for every one they owned, cutting the value of all in half. Read More

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Scans predict autism in infants

Piven and his team report their findings in the February 15 issue of Nature . Ultimately, they were able to correctly identify 80 percent of high-risk babies who were later given a diagnosis of autism at 24 months. Researchers at multiple sites across the country and Canada studied MRI scans of babies at age six months and one year. "So for children like my Padric who's the youngest of four boys and the oldest has Autism, I mean that would be great if he were an infant and we had something ... Read More

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Warning issued over 100s of 'exploding whales' on NZ beach

Officials declared nearly 350 whales dead. Conservation officials praised the work of the volunteers, who formed a human chain in the water at one point to prevent the whales from re-beaching themselves. Pilot whales grow to about 25 feet and are common around New Zealand's waters. "People seem to have an emotional attachment to marine mammals", Herb Christophers, a spokesman for the Department of Conservation , told The Associated Press . Read More

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Uber hires NASA engineer to help develop unmanned flying taxis

Mark Moore is a 30-year NASA veteran who left the aeronautics space agency to work for Uber's new flying vehicle project called the Uber Elevate . It has to be noted that Moore won't exactly be building flying cars for Uber ...yet. While NASA is larded with layers of bureaucracy and management, Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick has been closely involved in hatching his company's flying auto plans, Moore says. Read More

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Hudson's Bay Makes Macy's An Offer

The Journal reported talks between the two companies are in the early stages. Hudson's Bay Co. Spokesman Andrew Blecher told WVXU, "We do not comment on rumor or speculation". Saks Fifth Avenue is a luxury retailer. In 2015, Smith said that the company's real estate was worth more than $20 billion alone. The retailer has been under pressure from activist investors displeased with its stock performance to sell of its stores into a real estate investment trust or look at ways of ... Read More

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Easement imminent for final leg of Dakota Access pipeline

The statement did not indicate whether or not the easement has been already issued which would allow Energy Transfer Partners to resume the construction of the pipeline. "These initial steps do not mean the easement has been approved", Frost said. The Corps said in early December it wouldn't grant the easement and instead would conduct an environmental review while it looked for alternative pipeline routes. Read More

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Researchers Find Evidence Of An Ancient 'Lost Continent' Hiding Underneath Mauritius

Scientists say they have discovered a 3 billion year piece of crust in the Indian Ocean under the island of Mauritius which may be a part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. But their conclusions were challenged, as it was possible that the crystals were blown onto the beach from elsewhere. We also know that Pangaea split into two supercontinents, Gondwana and Laurasia - the former accounts for most of the present day's Southern Hemisphere landmass, as well as the Indian Subcontinent, ... Read More

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Facebook is closing in on 2 billion monthly users

As its Q4 2016 earnings report shows, the company once again raked in cash hand over fist, with $8.8 billion in revenue and $3.56 billion in profit. "While I don't believe ad revenues are being impacted as of yet, I do think that marketers should be vigilant in tracking the effectiveness of their advertising on Facebook and not rely exclusively on what Facebook is telling them", said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst for eMarketer said in a statement before the earnings were released. Read More

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Ban Ki-moon Drops Bid for South Korean Presidency, Blames 'Fake News'

Moon Jae-in, the leading presidential candidate from South Korea's opposition, said he expected "good competition" from Ban, and that he is "sorry" to hear his rival is quitting the race, local news service Newsis reported. Park is facing ouster over her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal. A court is now deliberating about whether to accept Ms Park's impeachment or restore her to power. Read More

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Trump set to sign order for new strategy against IS: White House

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to eliminate ISIS, saying he had a secret plan to quickly defeat the group. The reason for banning the seven countries from entering America is the "mandate to keep America safe". The Daily Mail reports that in the wake of President Trump's order to put a 90-day moratorium on travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, Iraq - one of the countries on that list - has announced its own travel ban for Americans. Read More

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