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Set to Release: Audi’s R8 Supercar Power

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Featuring supercar technology: e-tron performance relates to four-wheel electric motors that are specifically designed to create an approximate 3320 ft-lbs of torque. Surprisingly, this type of power can whirl up to 124 mph with 150 miles on a full charge. In combination, the e-tron supercar technology is equipped to communicate with other vehicles and road signs. Altogether, the build-up of …

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Google Officially Becomes ‘Alphabet’

After the markets close today, Google will officially become Alphabet. Back in August, Google announced a large restructuring of its company, and as a result, Alphabet will become the new parent company of all of the Google products. the well-known Google applications, like search, YouTube, and Google Maps, will not change, but will now be under this new company (Which …

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Dekalb County, Georgia Starbucks Fails Health Inspection due to Roach Infestation

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A local Starbucks failed its latest health inspection and the violations include problems with roaches.  The Starbucks is located at 2826 North Druid Hills Road in DeKalb County, not far from the Toco Hills Shopping Plaza. The store received a score of 65 out of 100. “They’re failing their health inspection … that’s embarrassing,” customer Moshe Stein said. Stein said …

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Colorado Becomes First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

Colorado Becomes First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

No state has ever generated more tax revenue from marijuana than alcohol—until now. The Colorado Department of Revenue, according to recently released figures, just brought in $70 million in taxes relating to marijuana, compared to less than $42 million for alcohol taxes, over the course of a year. This Wednesday, Colorado is declaring a marijuana tax holiday, meaning that for …

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Puerto Rico’s Debt Restructuring Answers from BlackRock Peter Hayes

Puerto Rico's Debt Restructuring Answers from BlackRock Peter Hayes

Peter Hayes, head of municipal debt at BlackRock Inc., talks about Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring and investment strategy. Hayes, speaking with Carl Riccadonna, Cory Johnson and Olivia Sterns on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers,” also discusses Federal Reserve policy and the municipal bond market. (Source: Bloomberg) Watch Video Interview Here Does Puerto Rico Pose a Systemic Risk to the Broader Muni …

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Target to Remove Gender-Based Labeling

Target to Remove Gender-Based Labeling

Kids visiting Target will no longer have to consider their gender while shopping. The retailer announced Friday it will start removing gender-based labeling in several departments — including toys, bedding and entertainment — around the store. The company says the decision comes after feedback and suggestions from customers. “As guests have pointed out, in some departments like toys, home or …

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Target Angers Customers With Its Stores’ New Non-Gendered Policy

Target Angers Customers With Its Stores' New Non-Gendered Policy

According to Huffington Post, Target is cutting down on its use of gender-based signage — and not everyone is happy about it. Last week, the mega-retailer announced on its blog, A Bullseye View, that it will no longer have signs with “boy” and “girl” qualifiers in certain departments, like toys and bedding. “We know that shopping preferences and needs change and, as …

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Researchers Hack A Model S, Tesla Sends Out Over-The-Air Fix

Researchers Hack A Model S, Tesla Sends Out Over-The-Air Fix

Two researchers said they were able to take control of a Tesla Model S by hacking into the car’s entertainment system. When the car was cruising at less than five miles per hour or idling, the researchers were able to apply the emergency hand brake, bringing the car to an immediate stop. The electric automaker Tesla has a side business. …

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SeaWorld Attendance Keeps Falling, but Shares Inch Higher

SeaWorld Attendance Keeps Falling, but Shares Inch Higher

SeaWorld says its theme park attendance is still falling as animal activists protest the company’s treatment of whales, but its shares edged higher after the company maintained its projections for the year. The company has been trying to recover from the 2013 documentary film “Blackfish” that suggested the treatment of captive orcas provokes violent behavior. Park attendance dropped after the …

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Taco Bell Employees Arrested for Running Meth Drug Lab

Taco Bell Employees Arrested for Running Meth Drug Lab

Two men were arrested and charged Tuesday after police found remnants of a methamphetamine lab inside an Iowa Taco Bell, police said. Cedar Rapids police received calls of a suspicious person outside the fast food restaurant around 4:42 a.m. (5:42 a.m. ET) Tuesday. The arriving officers found two men outside, including one Taco Bell employee. A manager who let police …

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