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Over $500,000 spills from armored truck, and $300K of it is missing

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 23:15

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Highway money spills seem to happen every few months, but why never in front of us?

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BBC Business News Feed: What's knocked markets off course?

Business Now Mag - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:02
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.
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What's knocked US markets off course?

BBC Business News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:02
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.
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What's knocked US markets off course?

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:02
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.
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Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Mazda3

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:00

The previous-generation Mazda3 was a looker when it first debut five years ago, and it continued to age gracefully throughout its life span. Mazda recently introduced the 2019 Mazda3 at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, and it features the next evolution of the Japanese automaker’s Kodo: Soul of Motion design language. It’ll be a while before we drive the 2019 Mazda3, but we can take a look at how its design compares to its predecessor.

Immediately you’ll notice the 2019 Mazda3’s front fascia has undergone a thorough revision.The headlights are thinner, the signature grille is more rounded, and the chrome grille surrounds now extend under the headlights. Character lines on the side profile have been eliminated, giving the 2019 Mazda3 sedan a cleaner look. Cleaning up the side, however, gave the hatchback body style a more unique albeit divisive exterior. Thanks to the absurdly thick C-pillar, the hatch is the more unconventional of the two, and it stands out a little more than the sedan.

Mazda set out to create two distinctive characters with the 2019 Mazda3. The sedan continues with a conservative theme with a slightly squared-off rear fascia and thicker, rectangular taillight clusters. In contrast, the hatchback continues with the rounded theme, appearing bulbous the lower you go. Compared to its predecessor, the 2019 Mazda3 hatch has smaller rear and rear-side windows, and the taillights are thinner with smaller inner LED corona lights compared to its sedan sibling. Move inside, and you’ll notice a super minimalist interior with an 8.8-inch screen. There are fewer buttons on the dash compared to its predecessor, and with the exception of the one for the infotainment system, the knobs are smaller.

The 2019 Mazda3 will go on sale early next year. Initially, it will come with a 2.5-liter I-4 paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The cutting-edge Skyactiv-X engine is slated to arrive in late 2019. The 2019 Mazda3 will mark the first time the compact car will be available with all-wheel drive. It will also be the first Mazda vehicle to utilize the automaker’s latest Skyactiv platform and an updated multimedia system.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Priced from $36,450 Before Incentives

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 21:28

Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2019 Kona Electric, and it’s right in the same ballpark as its chief competitor, the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The base model starts at $36,450 including destination, which is $1,045 cheaper than a base 2019 Bolt EV. Available incentives for the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric include a $7,500 tax credit and state incentives likes California’s CVRP rebate, which adds up to an extra $2,500 depending on eligibility.

A base Kona Electric SE comes standard with Hyundai’s Smart Sense active safety suite, heated front seats, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, keyless entry and start, two USB ports, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Higher trims are available with LED headlights, an upgraded adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, navigation, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, wireless phone charging, and parking sensors.

With a full charge, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is EPA-rated for 258 miles of range. Using a Level 2 charger, the crossover can be fully charged in nine hours and 35 minutes. On a Level 3 quick charger, the Kona EV can get to 80 percent charge in 75 minutes (50-kW charger) or 54 minutes (100-kW charger). The Kona’s electric motor makes 201 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 64-kW-hr lithium-ion battery.

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<p>Rage 2 debuted with a bombastic

Game Informer News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:00

Rage 2 debuted with a bombastic trailer full of neon color splashes. It was a sign Rage 2 would not look like the first Rage, which was defined by brown horizons.

Avalanche aims to create a variety of visual variations across Rage 2’s world, and that process starts with art concepts. We sat down with Rage 2’s art director Jeremy Miller, who detailed the process for creating Rage 2’s world and why he thinks it has an insanity problem.

“A core part of the Rage world is wasteland cyberpunk. It’s not the cyberpunk world where you go into a desert, it is a post, post-apocalyptic world with a wasteland that is sometimes lush that also has a strong cyberpunk layer.

 

“Visual variation was core for us, and that is supported within the character factions and every part of the world. I would rather that we have a really beautiful, dynamic world rather than super high fidelity cups, for example.”

“Each faction is full of terrible people. But they're also awesome. You can’t help but kind of like them.”

“Rage doesn’t have a resource problem. It has an insanity problem. The world is filled with stuff. There are computers and computer parts, glass, guns, and cars. If you want to get stuff, there is plenty of it laying around and underground… People have spent years taking all this stuff and hacking it together to get it into working order. So we have this weird leveling of all technology so you’ll see people with holograms and right beside, someone has taken old smart tablet and nailed it to a wall. The world has a lot of resources, but no one knows how to use it all and people are crazy.”

“When the Apophis asteroid hit there was this sense that – as far as everyone was concerned – when they came back up, the world was going to be Mars. The planet was going to be completely barren. There is an element of that sort of spacefaring colonialism worked into the costumes. You can see this subtle NASA vibe in their outfits.”

 

“One of our key pillars is this is about fun, and that is a huge element of crazy, but if the crazy we create is just depressing and not fun, then it’s not for Rage. It always has to have the horrific quality of, ‘oh my God! This is so awful! Why would they do this? But I can’t help but kind of like them.' That’s the sweet spot for us.”

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Entrepreneur: After 50 Years in the Tech World, I've Found These Are the Most Important Leadership Lessons for Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs

Business Now Mag - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:30
Here are three tips for entrepreneurs as they build and lead their business for long-term success.
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2020 Jeep Gladiator Configurator Goes Live

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:12

Woo, it’s time to play! The online configuration tool for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck is live, and it allows users the chance to dive in and mess around with the highly anticipated truck’s options for tops, wheels, paint colors, and much more.

With four trims—Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon—three different roofs, and 10 exterior hues to choose from, it’s going to be pretty hard to say there isn’t a Gladiator for you. (Unless you were hoping for a regular-cab version, that is.) We’ve dropped a selection of photos from the site into a gallery, showing all the colors as well as a mix of various wheels, trims, and tops.

The Gladiator is Jeep’s first pickup since 1992, and is powered solely with the Wrangler’s V-6 engine. A choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions is on offer, as are three different roof configurations: a soft convertible top, the black Freedom Top with removable panels over the front seats, and a body-color hard top available on the Overland and Rubicon.

Among the standalone options are a spray-in bedliner and a roll-up tonneau cover, as well as items like all-weather mats, a Bluetooth speaker, and different wheel designs. Packages add things like LED lighting, a larger touchscreen, heated seats and steering wheel, auxiliary power switches, and towing equipment, the last item a necessity to take advantage of the 7,650 maximum tow rating.

Pricing isn’t available just yet for the Gladiator, but we anticipate you will have to budget an extra three to four grand over an equivalent four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Still, if you want to be ready with the perfect spec, head to the Jeep Gladiator configurator to build one of your own.

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First 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to Get Auctioned

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:02

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the most anticipated performance cars. Today Ford announced that it will auction the first GT500 off the production line at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona. All proceeds for the mightiest of Mustangs will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Joe Hinrichs, president of global operations at Ford, said the Blue Oval has supported JDRF for a long time and knows how important its work is. The proceeds from the auction is in addition Ford’s own contribution, which is over $2 million annually and totals to around $60 million over the last 35 years. The winning bidder for the first 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will have the opportunity to customize the vehicle accordingly; all colors and options will be made available to the winner.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will debut at the 2019 Detroit auto show. It is expected to feature a supercharged version of the 5.2-liter  V-8 found in the GT350 and GT350R. Power output remains unknown, but we expect it to have more muscle than the previous-generation GT500, which checked in at 662 hp. No word yet on what transmission options Ford will offer on its most potent Mustang. The 2020 GT500 goes on sale in fall 2019.

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Entrepreneur: There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a DIY Landlord

Business Now Mag - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:00
Property rental business offers great benefits if you're smart about it.
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Entrepreneur: The Coming International CBD Boom and How it Will Disrupt the Marijuana Business

Business Now Mag - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:00
By legalizing hemp, the Farm Bill sets the stage for a national and international trade in CBD that will dwarf the market for THC products limited to individual states.
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A Celebrity Stylist's Guide to Getting Into a Car While Wearing a Fancy Dress

Elles Fashion News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:31

Ty Hunter—the veteran stylist of Beyoncé and Kim K—tells all.

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Entrepreneur: 6 Simple Tips for Standing out on Google During the Holiday Season

Business Now Mag - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:30
Know what Google's Custom Intent Targeting can do? It's time that you learn.
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Entrepreneur: What It Really Takes to Be a Successful Mom Entrepreneur

Business Now Mag - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:30
Being a working parent is a nonstop juggling act. Melissa Musen Gerstein and Denise Albert of The MOMS talked with Jessica Abo to discuss how they're helping other mothers with a new tech platform.
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These could be spy shots of a Ford Focus-based pickup truck

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:12

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Heavy camouflage tries to throw us off the trail.

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It's Time To Turn Your Work Life Around To Become Happier

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:02
It is frustrating when you can’t see a clear path out of your current circumstances and are at a loss for what action to take. These relentless thoughts lead to an overwhelming feeling of dissatisfaction. I’d like to provide some advice to help you change course.
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