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In 2015, drivers wasted $2.1 billion by paying for premium fuel when their vehicles were created to operate on regular, according to the AAA. Of the 10 Kansas cities regularly highlighted by AAA Kansas (see chart above), all saw gas price declines this week, with the largest drops being Hays (-12 cents), Garden City (-9), and Emporia, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Shohei Ohtani narrows list to seven teams

    Shohei Ohtani narrows list to seven teams

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    With only three weeks to reach a contract and facing interest from virtually all of MLB's 30 teams, Otani's agent, Nez Balelo, asked teams to prepare a presentation about how they could meet Otani's needs and nurture his aspirations as both a hitter and a pitcher.
  • Ireland to reluctantly collect tax windfall from Apple

    Ireland to reluctantly collect tax windfall from Apple

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    The EU's ruling also angered a number government leaders in Ireland, who filed their own appeal on the grounds that the ruling infringes on the nation's sovereignty and harms its ability to attract business. But Apple executives later told Reuters that it plans to appeal the ruling at Europe's second-highest court, saying the company had been targeted because of its success.
  • Amazon officially launches in Australia today

    Amazon officially launches in Australia today

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    The much-vaunted Prime service - which bundles offerings like priority shipping, streaming and Kindle content in one package - is not now available, with expectations it'll come in mid-2018. Meanwhile, some items are actually cheaper to purchase on the Amazon US site and have shipped to Australia . Braeuniger said Amazon will create thousands of new jobs and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Australia .
  • Alfa Romeo Sauber unveils slick auto and young driver

    Alfa Romeo Sauber unveils slick auto and young driver

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    While Marchionne partly orchestrated the recent Alfa Romeo-Sauber partnership, the Ferrari boss claimed the deal would have no influence on the Scuderia's stance in F1 post-2020. The decision leaves German driver Pascal Wehrlein , Ericsson's team mate this year, facing an uncertain future with former champions Williams the only remaining team with a vacancy.
  • Oil prices tumble amid USA inventory data

    Oil prices tumble amid USA inventory data

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    The market also responded positively to news that Kuwait's oil minister said a key committee recommended the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries extend its supply-cut agreement by nine months. Distillate inventories, which include diesel and heating oil, rose 2.7 million barrels, versus expectations for a 230,000-barrel increase, the EIA data showed.
  • Wait for 3-4 quarters before concluding on growth rate: Chidambaram

    Wait for 3-4 quarters before concluding on growth rate: Chidambaram

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    But we can not say now whether this will mark an upward trend in the growth rate. Congress leader P Chidambaram today welcomed the rise in India's GDP growth rate but on a cautious note, saying it is a pause in the declining trend and one should wait for the next three-four quarters before drawing a definite conclusion.
  • Uber's 2016 data breach affected 2.7 million United Kingdom users

    Uber's 2016 data breach affected 2.7 million United Kingdom users

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    Uber failed to disclose the massive breach at the time, the company's new chief executive officer said last week. The group of European data protection authorities said today they set up a task force to probe ride-sharing company Uber. Under such a theory, he argues that Uber should face a penalty of several millions of dollars. The letter also notes that Uber entered into a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in August 2017 in response to the company's privacy and data ...
  • Online sales boomed on Black Friday

    Online sales boomed on Black Friday

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    The Wednesday was particularly interesting, marking the day of the week when activity started to really accelerate as many switched on their campaigns - yet this was not reflected in the sales growth for that day, up just 2.8% and by far the lowest rate for any day that week; shoppers appeared to be far less responsive on that day.
  • Gas Prices Drop Amid Busy Holiday Travel Weekend

    Gas Prices Drop Amid Busy Holiday Travel Weekend

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    So far in 2017, gas prices have strayed from their typical trends, AAA said. In the past three weeks, gas prices in the Grand Rapids area have fallen 40 cents in just the past three weeks. At the same time, national average prices fell 3.9 cents per gallon last week to land at an average $2.49 per gallon. Yet again, Hardin County had the lowest average price in the region at $2.31, which passed Shelby County at $2.32.
  • Army called in to secure capital

    Army called in to secure capital

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    The protesters have been blocking the Islamabad expressway, the main road into the capital, since November 8, demanding the resignation of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid over a perceived softening of the state's position on blasphemy. The army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, advised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday to "handle the Islamabad dharna peacefully". As the dialogue failed to produce any results, we also saw Islamabad High Court issuing contempt of court ...
  • Nifty up 41 points; ends below 10400

    Nifty up 41 points; ends below 10400

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    The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange ( NSE ) provisionally closed (at 3.30 p.m.) higher by 44.65 points or 0.43 per cent at 10,393.40 points. However, infra fell by 0.38 per cent, PSU bank 0.36 per cent, financial service 0.32 per cent, metal 0.26 per cent, auto 0.24 per cent and bank 0.12 per cent.
  • Footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years for rape

    Footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years for rape

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    Gazzetta dello Sport reveal the former Manchester City man is one of a group of five which were found guilty of sexually assaulting an Albanian girl in a Milan nightclub on January 22, 2013. As Robinho is a Brazilian national now residing in his home country, however, he is highly unlikely to face jail time for his offences. However, Brazil does not allow for the extradition of its own citizens, meaning he would only risk arrest and deportation if he was stopped in a third country.
  • What To Expect On Your Thanksgiving Commute

    What To Expect On Your Thanksgiving Commute

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    The group says it's roughly a 3.5 percent increase over 2016 and the most travelers since 2007. Travel by trains, buses and cruises is expected to increase to nearly 1.5 million travelers. Road Trippers: 89 percent of all travelers -45.5 million- are planning a Thanksgiving road trip; an increase of 1.6 million people (3.2%) over previous year.
  • Uber to Buy Self-Driving Volvos

    Uber to Buy Self-Driving Volvos

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    He added that the deal with Uber was a "primary example of that strategic direction". The deal is non-exclusive, and Volvo hopes to sell its base vehicles to Uber's competitors. Following a USA trial involving 100 autonomous XC90s being used as driverless taxis in the Pittsburgh area, Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to supply the taxi firm with 24,000 self-driving XC90s from 2019.
  • Uber just made its biggest move yet to adopt self-driving cars

    Uber just made its biggest move yet to adopt self-driving cars

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    According to the latest agreement, between 2019 and 2021 Volvo will sell Uber a massive fleet of XC90 SUVs readily available to be equipped with Uber's self-driving system that is now in development. Police said the incident was caused by a human driver of another vehicle not the Uber self-driving auto. This latest news follows a 2016 agreement between the two companies, which saw Uber adding its own self-driving systems to a Volvo base auto.
  • Moody's ups India's rating

    Moody's ups India's rating

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    President of industry chamber Ficci Pankaj Patel said the development underlines the fact that India is moving in the right direction. "We don't think the other two global rating agencies - Fitch and S&P - will follow up in a hurry, based on their cautious rhetoric", she said, noting their concerns on "weak" state and central government finances.
  • US, renewables, electrification to shape 2040 energy system

    US, renewables, electrification to shape 2040 energy system

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    On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for December delivery fell dropped 1.15% to $55.06 a barrel, while on London's Intercontinental Exchange, edged down 0.02% to $61.41 a barrel. Oil rallied above $57 a barrel to a two-year high last week on escalating tensions in the Middle East and amid signals of a potential extension of supply curbs by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies.
  • Airbus in $40 b deal to sell 430 A320s to U.S. firm

    Airbus in $40 b deal to sell 430 A320s to U.S. firm

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    The U.S. aerospace company said that FlyDubai of the United Arab Emirates has committed to buy 175 of its 737 Max planes and will have the rights to buy another 50. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai, said the order underlines the success of "flydubai's founding vision helping to strengthen trade and tourism links across its network and has contributed to the enhanced connectivity of Dubai's aviation hub".
  • Egyptair to buy 12 Bombardier aircraft

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    The agreement announced at the Dubai Airshow includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show. Davy Thompson , Unite's regional co-ordinating officer for Northern Ireland, said the latest order for 12 CS300 Bombardier aircraft from the EgyptAir Holding Company is a positive signal for Northern Ireland.
  • AWS Sells Chinese Cloud Assets Amid Tightening Regulations

    AWS Sells Chinese Cloud Assets Amid Tightening Regulations

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    Amazon said via a post on its website that its China public cloud services were managed exclusively by Sinnet. "‎We're excited about the significant business we have in China and its growth potential". The deal between Amazon and Sinnet is possibly connected with what is called the Great Firewall of China, the government's increasingly vice-like grip over Internet access in the country.
  • Now you can really have Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Now you can really have Breakfast at Tiffany's

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    The restaurant will be decked out in Tiffany's signature blue. "Both the café and redesign of the home and accessories floor reflect a modern luxury experience", Reed Krakoff, Tiffany's chief artistic officer, said in a statement. Breakfast is a flat $29 per person and $39 at lunch - botincluding a starter and main course. Twitter is already lining up. Despite the popular association with eating breakfast at Tiffany's , the Blue Box Cafe is the store's first foray into dining.
  • Paul Pogba shows off new haircut ahead of Man United return

    Paul Pogba shows off new haircut ahead of Man United return

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    Since then Jose Mourinho's side have lost to the likes of Huddersfield and Chelsea. The main area of United's focus for January will undoubtedly in defence, and whilst Real Madrid's Raphael Varane will remain on the United radar, boss Jose Mourinho is already casting admiring glances in the direction of Barcelona's French global Samuel Umtiti.
  • City of Las Vegas

    City of Las Vegas

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    The shuttle is manufactured by NAVYA , comes equipped with LiDAR technology , GPS, cameras, and will seat 8 passengers with seatbelts. The driverless electric shuttle in downtown Las Vegas, pictured on November 9, 2017, is back on the road one day after it was involved in an accident with a truck.