Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng shows off new flying vehicle 

Electric vehicle start-up Xpeng unveiled its first generation prototype for a flying vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show on Sept. 26, 2020. Evelyn Cheng BEIJING — Alibaba-backed Xpeng is putting money into flying car technology as part of the company’s long-term strategy.  The electric automaker revealed Saturday at the Beijing Auto Show the first in… Read More »

Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Matt Cashore | Notre Dame | Reuters President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News.  Trump is expected to make the announcement at… Read More »

Market volatility expected to continue in the week ahead with Presidential debate and jobs report

The Fearless Girl statue is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 11, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock market volatility, with sharp ups, downs and reversals, is likely to be the norm again in the week ahead, as investors await Friday’s jobs report and watch… Read More »

WHO says 2 million coronavirus deaths is ‘not impossible’ as world approaches 1 million

As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, the World Health Organization said Friday that it’s “not impossible” that number could double if countries don’t uniformly work to suppress the virus’ spread. “It’s certainly unimaginable, but it’s not impossible, because if we look at losing 1 million people in nine months… Read More »

Hydrogen-powered passenger plane completes maiden flight in ‘world first’

Hydrogen powered plane. Source: ZeroAvia A hydrogen fuel-cell plane that’s capable of carrying passengers completed its maiden flight this week, in another step forward for low and zero-emission flight.   ZeroAvia’s six-seater Piper M-class aircraft — which has been retrofitted with the device that combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity — undertook a taxi, take-off, full… Read More »

Alphabet settles shareholder lawsuit over alleged mishandling of sexual misconduct by execs

Alphabet has reached a settlement on a shareholder lawsuit that accused the board of allegedly mishandling sexual misconduct by its executives. Execs will not be able to receive severance or amend their stock sale plans while they are while they are subject to investigations or a lawsuit for sexual misconduct, according to a summary of… Read More »