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Ford-Volkswagen Alliance: Duo to Team Up on Pickup Trucks, Vans

Ford-Volkswagen Alliance: Duo to Team Up on Pickup Trucks, Vans

Wall Street was hoping for a blockbuster deal, such as the billions of dollars General Motors Co. landed for its self-driving unit from Honda and SoftBank Vision Fund past year. The tie-up with Volks...

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Supermac’s wins long running trademark battle with McDonald’s

Supermac’s wins long running trademark battle with McDonald’s

The Irish Times reports that Supermac's has won a major victory as the European Union Intellectual Property Office has granted its request to cancel the "big mac" trademark granted to McDonald'...

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Oil dips on global economic slowdown

Oil dips on global economic slowdown

According to recent reports, sources are warning that China is planning to lower its growth forecast to 6%. "Producer price inflation has decelerated for six consecutive months, adding to other si...

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Jeremy Corbyn tables a vote of 'no confidence' in Theresa May's government

Jeremy Corbyn tables a vote of 'no confidence' in Theresa May's government

The Democratic Unionist party agreed. Scores of her own lawmakers - both Brexiteers and supporters of European Union membership - joined forces to vote down the deal. "A vote against this deal is a ...

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Stocks rise on China hopes; sterling rebounds as Brexit vote fails

Stocks rise on China hopes; sterling rebounds as Brexit vote fails

But bookmakers rate her chances of getting her legislation passed at just three percent, and are also offering short odds on a devastating defeat by 200 votes or more. She is seen losing the vote this...

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Volkswagen Passat: More of the same for American-made mid-sizer

Volkswagen Passat: More of the same for American-made mid-sizer

The designers have attempted to give the 2020 Passat a bolder look, primarily via a new grille and new front and rear fascias. I refrain from saying "all-new", simply because, aside from its updated d...

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China '18 trade surplus with USA at record $323B

China, the world's top soybean buyer, usually sources the bulk of its oilseed imports from the U.S.in the final quarter of the year when the USA harvest comes to market. The figures come after a U.S. ...

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Partial US government shutdown effects are being felt at airports

Partial US government shutdown effects are being felt at airports

The TSA has assured workers that they will be paid after government funding is restored - but that won't come until President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats break their impasse over Trump's ...

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Ex-Nissan chief's wife slams 'harsh' detention conditions

Ex-Nissan chief's wife slams 'harsh' detention conditions

Carole Ghosn, in the nine-page letter to Kanae Doi, the Japan director for Human Rights Watch, the nongovernment organization, asked the group to "shine a light on the harsh treatment of my husband ...

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Trump misfires, tweets American Farm Bureau speech in wrong city

Trump misfires, tweets American Farm Bureau speech in wrong city

Says Trump: "It's going to be easier for them to get in". They can't apply for financial aid the federal government is giving farmers hurt by Trump's trade policies because of the shutdown . The Rick...

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Pizzas Across The Border For Controllers

Pizzas Across The Border For Controllers

Doug Church, deputy director of public affairs for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) in the USA told CBC there are 14,000 controllers now working without pay. Some 10,000 air tr...

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Cathay Pacific sells $16,000 tickets at economy prices - again

Cathay Pacific sells $16,000 tickets at economy prices - again

Testifying to lawmakers in Hong Kong, Cathay's chairman John Slosar called it "the most serious [crisis] the airline has faced". Once again, customers of Cathay Pacific landed first-class seats at b...

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India's wholesale price inflation eases to 3.8% in December

India's wholesale price inflation eases to 3.8% in December

Retail inflation fell to 2.19 percent in December compared with 2.3 percent in November, government data released on Monday showed. Inflation in the "fuel and power" basket in December slumped to 8...

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Top Detroit auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram

Top Detroit auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram

Winnowed down from more than 20 entrants, the finalists for the "car" portion of the honours were Genesis's new G70, Honda's Insight and Volvo's latest S60/V60 combination, Genesis getting the much-...

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FDA seems to restart security inspections for unsafe meals amid shutdown

FDA seems to restart security inspections for unsafe meals amid shutdown

These facilities typically deal with baby formula, vegetables, fruit, soft cheeses and seafood, among others. Gottlieb says he hopes to restore inspections by bringing back employees on furlough, b...

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Relief for Kenyans as ERC further slashes petrol, diesel prices

Relief for Kenyans as ERC further slashes petrol, diesel prices

Transport fuel rates were hiked for the fifth time this month and saw their steepest rise on Sunday, amid global crude oil rates continuing to climb handsomely following the implementation of output c...

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Woman banned from Walmart after drinking wine from Pringles can

Woman banned from Walmart after drinking wine from Pringles can

News Channel 6 reports police were called around 9 a.m. Friday to the Walmart on Central Freeway. Another shopper said the woman had wrapped her wine-filled Pringles can in a brown paper bag. A...

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Trump slams 'Jeff Bozo,' Washington Post over Amazon founder's divorce

Trump slams 'Jeff Bozo,' Washington Post over Amazon founder's divorce

The Post published a bombshell report last week about Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump is a vocal critic of Bezos, who once started a viral sensation by sug...

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Newmont grabs Goldcorp in $10B deal that creates world's top gold miner

Newmont grabs Goldcorp in $10B deal that creates world's top gold miner

Newmont's move proves Barrick Gold Corp.'s new chief executive officer words prophetical. Goldcorp shares surged in USA pre-market trading, climbing 13 per cent to US$10.96 as of 6:25 a.m.in NY....

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Saudi energy minister says oil market on 'right track'

Saudi energy minister says oil market on 'right track'

OPEC and other leading global oil producers led by Russian Federation agreed in December to cut their combined oil output by 1.2 million barrels per day from January to prevent a supply glut and boos...

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China-U.S. Trade Gap Grew to Biggest Ever in 2018

However, customs' data for December also showed that exports to the U.S. dropped 3.5 percent compared with December of the previous year, possibly due to United States tariffs on an array of Chinese...

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USA wildfires push energy firm PG&E to bankruptcy protection

USA wildfires push energy firm PG&E to bankruptcy protection

Last week, a federal judge said in a court order that the utility may be ordered to inspect its electric grid and turn off power during windy conditions to prevent wildfires this year. PG&E general co...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to lay off hundreds of workers, source says

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to lay off hundreds of workers, source says

SpaceX to fire 10% of staff, bracing for "extraordinarily hard times ahead" - report Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX is going to slash its almost 6,000-stong workforce by 10 percent in an effort ...

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United Kingdom family forced to sit on floor on flight

Mrs Taylor said: "We made sure we were three hours early at the airport to check in early just to make sure we got seats together". "We couldn't believe it when we realised that there genuinely weren'...

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Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win exclusive iPhone contract

Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win exclusive iPhone contract

Before 2016 rolled around, Apple used Qualcomm chips in the iPhone lineup. Those networks are expected to start rolling out this year and provide faster data speeds than current 4G networks. "The en...

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Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview

Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview

For now, scope out the two images and stay tuned to AutoSpies.com as we update the site tonight and into tomorrow. After recently learning that the Cadillac luxury brand would become General Motors...

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China's trade surplus with the United States grew in 2018 but tariffs bite

The dismal December trade readings suggest China's economy may have cooled faster than expected late in the year, despite a slew of growth-boosting measures in recent months ranging from higher infras...

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Trudeau accuses China of ignoring detainee’s ‘diplomatic immunity’

Trudeau accuses China of ignoring detainee’s ‘diplomatic immunity’

Their detentions are thought to be in retaliation for Canada's arrest on a U.S. request of Huawei Vice-President Meng Wanzhou - also known as Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng - who is accused of bank fra...

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Samsung Galaxy M Series India-First Smartphones to Launch by January-End

Samsung Galaxy M Series India-First Smartphones to Launch by January-End

While the firm has yet to spill the beans on the possible spec of the smartphones under the new series, a number of leaks have however given away details specs and renders of the device especially t...

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Ghosn Senior Executive Resigns From Nissan a Week After Going on Leave

Ghosn Senior Executive Resigns From Nissan a Week After Going on Leave

Nissan Motor Co Ltd has terminated the lease to ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn's luxury apartment in Tokyo . "I have a genuine love and appreciation for Nissan", Ghosn told the court. Renault has stuck...

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