Economy

Water bubble made from edible membrane spells end for plastic bottles

Water bubble made from edible membrane spells end for plastic bottles Introducing "Ooho!'- An 'edible water bottle" that can eschew the use of plastic from the face of the Earth. They looked to nature to come up with a better way, eventually settling on a membrane structure. "We're looking at other waste streams that could potentially benefit from having natural materials being thrown at them", Pasilier told Fast Company . [Full Article...]

Delta flights still delayed due to early April storms

More than 700 boxes of pie were delivered to passengers stranded in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and other airports in the Southeast. That brought the total number of cancellations to around 3,000. According to the Detroit News , Atlanta is Delta's busiest airport, as 60% of its flights travel there on a given day. [Full Article...]

Delta Will Now Pay Almost $10000 When You Give up Your Seat

A United spokesperson told TMZ the change was made "to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure". Delta Air Lines circulated an internal memo to employees that was obtained by the Associated Press . [Full Article...]

Lucid Shows Test Run With Electric Car Hitting 217 miles per hour

Lucid Shows Test Run With Electric Car Hitting 217 miles per hour Truly insane for an electric sedan and apparently only limited to that speed via software. Referring to a wing mounted on the back of the test auto, Rawlinson said the company was considering whether to add an aerodynamic feature to the rear lip of the trunk on higher performance versions of the production vehicle. [Full Article...]

NY will offer free public university education

NY will offer free public university education In 2018 and 2019, it will be $110,000 and $125,000 respectively. For example, if a student participated in the program for four years, they must live and work in the state for four years. President at Monroe Community College, Anne Kress, says she's not so sure that this program will take students away from private schools. The state estimates that 940,000 families with college-aged children wil... [Full Article...]

Police appeal for urgent return of stolen baby koalas

Police appeal for urgent return of stolen baby koalas Koala carer Sam Longman said: "When I came home Friday morning I stuck my head in to make sure that everybody was okay". The koala joeys were taken from their carers home in Ormiston on Thursday night. 'Whoever took them must realise that'. "These animals will die if they're not returned". "That carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison or a $220,000 fine", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Infighting Comes To A Head

Multiple White House officials said Bannon had threatened to resign over the effective demotion, a warning that sources said "stunned" the president. Bannon preferred for the president to hash out the details of Trumpcare with the House Freedom Caucus, the libertarian extremists who were content to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. [Full Article...]

Apple gets permit to test self-drive cars in California

Obtaining this permit officially puts Apple in the already-crowded competition for self-driving supremacy. It's still unclear whether this means that Apple will be manufacturing entire cars, or just developing the software that enables them to operate autonomously. [Full Article...]

Doctor removed from United Airlines flight files to preserve possible evidence

Doctor removed from United Airlines flight files to preserve possible evidence He promised that the incident would "never happen again on a United Airlines flight". David Dao , 69, the suddenly famous doctor who was dragged off of the United flight, is now pursing legal action against the airline, according to his lawyer. [Full Article...]

U.S. weekly jobless claims post largest drop in nearly two years

Jefferson County once again had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.4 percent, while Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.9 percent. More Hispanics began looking for jobs, and many found them. Economists think harsh winter weather might have had an impact on job growth this time around. From other data on economic activity, such as factory orders, it is likely that the payroll su... [Full Article...]

Airtel doles out free data to postpaid subscribers

Airtel doles out free data to postpaid subscribers The launch of these customised offers is very close to the last date for signing up for Jio Prime at Rs. 99, i.e. April 15. The new offer can be claimed by all the Airtel Postpaid users by logging onto the "My Airtel " app by April 30. Both the plans have validity of 84 days . For Airtel-Airtel calls , the limit is 300 minutes per day, but 1,200 minutes is the maximum consumption per week. [Full Article...]

India and Australia sign six pacts, to fight terror together

Australia will collaborate with India to build capacity of 4 lakh Indian professionals over the next few years, as the two nations look to deepen engagement in skill development. "I am confident that, thanks to the positive discussions had in India, it won't be too long until we see Australian universities and training providers complement their significant numbers of Indian students studying in A... [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester Utd produced a special performance to beat Chelsea'

Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester Utd produced a special performance to beat Chelsea' Such has been United's wastefulness in front of goal in recent months, securing a place in the UEFA Champions League by winning Europe's second-tier title has all of a sudden become more attainable than finishing in the top four of the Premier League. [Full Article...]

China's economy grows 6.9% in first quarter of 2017

The growth was well above the full-year target of 6.5 percent and the 6.8-percent increase registered in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. During the first quarter, investment in fixed assets such as factories expanded 9.2 percent from a year earlier, while retail sales grew 10 percent. [Full Article...]

United Airlines doctor dragged off flight begins legal action

United Airlines doctor dragged off flight begins legal action But newly released video of the incident doesn't appear to support the company's argument. Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans will also speak. Seats were needed for four crew members, and after Dao refused to deplane due to overbooking, Dao was dragged away from his seat by his hands, on his back, by security officers. [Full Article...]

Tax deadline pushed to Tuesday

Your federal income taxes are due April 18 this year, and - for perhaps several million people - a fine for failing to get health insurance is due that day , too. Additionally, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or "VITA" program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less; those with disabilities; the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in... [Full Article...]

Wells Fargo claws back millions from former execs

Wells Fargo admitted a year ago that it had fired 5,300 employees between 2011 and 2016 for opening fake accounts. "This is an exciting time for the business as we leverage the talents and experience of our expanded team and continue to strengthen our global capabilities", said Pelos. [Full Article...]

US adds only 98000 jobs in March; Unemployment reaches 10-year low

US adds only 98000 jobs in March; Unemployment reaches 10-year low Federal Reserve officials have cited solid job growth in recent months as a key reason they increased the benchmark short-term interest rate in March, for the second time in three months. This story has been corrected to say that the unemployment rate fell to a 10-year low rather than a seven-year low. One piece of evidence for that theory is that the fall-off in job growth was accompanied by a ... [Full Article...]

Bull sculptor claims NYC violated his rights with 'Fearless Girl'

Specifically, from the man who created her arch enemy, the Bull, who is accusing NYC of violating his legal rights by allowing the Fearless Girl to be installed without his permission. The illegally placed statue was initially removed by police, but public outcry in support caused it to be permanently installed nearby. "My bull is a symbol for prosperity and strength", adding that Fearless Gi... [Full Article...]

National Equal Pay Day highlights gender pay gap

Women in those demographic groups have to work until July 31 and November 2, respectively, to catch up with what men earned previous year. Women working full-time in the state make an average of 78 cents for every dollar a man gets, adding up to a $9,000 difference each year. [Full Article...]


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