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It was unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month, as the Auris (overseas badge), showing off quite an attractive new design and sporting an advanced new engine. With a new engine, new chassis and new tech, the Corolla Hatchback is created to make you forget everything you may have thought about it. Toyota received a special award from Japan's Boat of the Year committee for the Lexus Sport Yacht concept at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama, also that day.
  • Toys 'R' Us liquidation begins in Tampa Bay

    Toys 'R' Us liquidation begins in Tampa Bay

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    Shoppers throughout the country headed for Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores in the morning expecting to see markdowns on dolls, games, baby supplies and all other merchandise. If you want more selection, buy now. "Where are we going to find something for our new baby to play with?" she says. If as many as 400 stores can be saved, it is Larian's hope that a third of the 130,000 jobs he sees as lost could be rescued.
  • Dropbox's IPO Debuts at $29 a Share

    Dropbox's IPO Debuts at $29 a Share

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    The share price is above the $18 to $20 range Dropbox forecast in regulatory documents on Wednesday, which had already risen from the initial $16 to $18 range the company proposed earlier in March, indicating there is strong investor interest in the offering.
  • Elon Musk backs #DeleteFacebook, and Tesla's and SpaceX's Facebook pages vanish

    Elon Musk backs #DeleteFacebook, and Tesla's and SpaceX's Facebook pages vanish

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    When some of the Twitter users reminded the multi-billionaire that his electric vehicle company Tesla also has an account, Musk replied that he would definitely delete it, noting that the page " looks lame anyway ". As noted above, a launch-pad explosion in September 2016 destroyed a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as well as an Israeli satellite that was supposed to help Facebook provide internet access across a wide swath of Africa.
  • Anti-Trafficking Bill Passes

    Anti-Trafficking Bill Passes

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    Backpage shut down its "adult" section shortly after the Senate subcommittee released its report in 2017, but ads for prostitution and child sex trafficking reportedly were moved to other places on the site, such as its dating section. Backpage.com, which has always been a hub for sex trafficking , is the impetus behind the law ( Arc Technica ). On Twitter, Wyden said he takes "a backseat to NOBODY when it comes to policies that bring sex traffickers to justice and help the victims of ...
  • China's Tencent loses $51 bln in market value in two days

    China's Tencent loses $51 bln in market value in two days

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    Tencent's business is mainly based on its WeChat and QQ social networks, where more than one billion people get access to games, news and online entertainment while paying for many real-world services. The stocks were set to open at HK$405, the lowest opening price since February 9. "The market is short-term-natured, and there is some unhappiness that they will not sell again in the next three years", said Byron Lotter, a money manager at Johannesburg Vestact, which holds Naspers shares.
  • United gives $10000 travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

    United gives $10000 travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

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    Finally, the gate agent announced that it would be the lowest-fare passenger who had to get bumped involuntarily; that person, it turned out, was Preiss. "They really do not want to give me cash". She figured she could use it at the bachelorette weekend as they "tend to be pretty pricey", she wrote in an email.
  • Toys 'R' Us Liquidation Sales Tentatively Postponed Until Friday

    Toys 'R' Us Liquidation Sales Tentatively Postponed Until Friday

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    There have been many sad moments for Toys "R" Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today's news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus. The company's path to liquidation is a twisted one, but the short version is that it wound up in bankruptcy a year ago, tried to find a buyer, and then had to tell the court that it's time to throw in the towel.
  • Volkswagen Touareg goes large and electric for 2019

    Volkswagen Touareg goes large and electric for 2019

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    Volkswagen won't revealed the Touareg's starting price until closer to its launch, but with an estimated price of around £50,000, it will be only slightly cheaper than the rival Audi Q7 and more expensive than an XC90. Classically, the Touareg had been developed alongside the Cayenne , to the point of sharing its door pressings in prior generations, no less, but VAG's modularisation of the MLB-evo platform has allowed VW to head further in its own direction in terms of styling, as well ...
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now twice the size of Texas

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now twice the size of Texas

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    A team of scientists from The Ocean Cleanup Foundation , six universities and an aerial sensor company worked together on the ambitious study. Ninety-two percent of this is made up of larger objects, while the remaining eight percent is attributed to microplastics , categorized as pieces less than 5 mm in size .
  • Finance Minister Manish Sisodia tables Delhi budget

    Finance Minister Manish Sisodia tables Delhi budget

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    He said this is the first "green budget", under which 26 specific actionable points have been mentioned to reduce pollution levels in the national capital, and the government has also fixed a time-line for every project the progress of which will be reviewed by the chief secretary every week.
  • Cong will pursue AAP MLAs' office-of-profit case with EC again

    Cong will pursue AAP MLAs' office-of-profit case with EC again

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    Backing its recommendation to the president for AAP MLAs' disqualification, the poll panel had submitted that the legislators can not claim that they were not holding office-of-profit. In his first reaction after the High Court verdict, Patel said: "The court has said this case will be reopened". A single-judge bench of the High Court on January 24 had refused to stay the Centre s notification disqualifying the MLAs, but had directed the Election Commission to maintain status quo on the ...
  • Sell-Side Sees Upside & Positive Growth in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

    Sell-Side Sees Upside & Positive Growth in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

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    The institutional investor held 44,398 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.84 million, up from 34,909 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barclays Public Limited has invested 0.12% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ). Sii Investments Wi holds 11,949 shares. Evanson Asset Management stated it has 1,487 shares.
  • Priceline Group becomes Booking Holdings

    Priceline Group becomes Booking Holdings

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    About 570,074 shares traded or 41.13% up from the average. Homrich & Berg cut its position in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN ) by 60.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Fonterra CEO To Step Down As Dairy Co-op Sees Profits Tumble

    Fonterra CEO To Step Down As Dairy Co-op Sees Profits Tumble

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    Wilson said farmers and the wider market would be informed when more information was available and in the meantime it would be business as usual. New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has announced that its CEO, Theo Spierings, is stepping down from his position later this year.
  • United Airlines Suspends 'Animal Shipments' After Dog Dies In Overhead Cabin

    United Airlines Suspends 'Animal Shipments' After Dog Dies In Overhead Cabin

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    Families and spouses could essentially take a foreign flight to Japan or South Korea and then hop on a plan to the United States, but it's unclear if service members would be allowed to reroute their orders or accompany them. The decision to suspend the pet travel program comes after three dogs were loaded on the wrong planes last week, including one that wound up in Japan instead of Kansas.
  • General Mills (NYSE:GIS) reports 3Q18 Profit Up 10%; Beats Street View

    General Mills (NYSE:GIS) reports 3Q18 Profit Up 10%; Beats Street View

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    The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.82. Its revenue totaled $4.08 billion up 8.32% from the previous quarter. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.93%. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.