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Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September

BBC Business News - 3 hours 5 min ago
Consumer prices falls more than expected to 2.4% in September after hitting six-month high in August.
Categories: Business

Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September

BBC Business News Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
Consumer prices falls more than expected to 2.4% in September after hitting six-month high in August.
Categories: Business

Mel B Under Investigation for Alleged Attack on Model

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 3 hours 17 min ago
Male model Dujuan Thomas claims the 'America's Got Talent' judge hit him backstage of a fashion show on Saturday night and later when they ran into each other again at the hotel.
Categories: Celebrity

BBC Business News Feed: Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September

Business Now Mag - 3 hours 17 min ago
Consumer prices falls more than expected to 2.4% in September after hitting six-month high in August.
Categories: Business

Jada Pinkett Smith Jumps Out of Plane for Will's 50th Birthday Gift

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 3 hours 18 min ago
While she is not a thrill seeker, the 'Girls Trip' actress reveals she has to do the skydive in Dubai since she has promised her husband that she would say yes to his requests for a full year.
Categories: Celebrity

What Message Lady GaGa Sends Across by Wearing Pants to Women in Hollywood Gala?

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 3 hours 22 min ago
'In this suit, I felt the truth of who I am well up in my gut,' claims the leading lady of 'A Star Is Born' when she delivers her powerful speech at Elle's annual event on October 15.
Categories: Celebrity

Randy Quaid and Wife Slapped With Lawsuit for Former House Claim

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 3 hours 24 min ago
Lannette and R. Scott Turicchi are seeking to get an injunction banning the 'Brokeback Mountain' actor and Evi Quaid from making claim on the property they sold in 1993.
Categories: Celebrity

Halle Berry and Ex to Face Legal Penalties Caused by Clerical Error in Divorce Case

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 3 hours 26 min ago
Both the 'Kings' actress and her ex-husband, Olivier Martinez, missed a court hearing related to their divorce, which had been finalized in 2016, because they were unaware of the date.
Categories: Celebrity

Cornwall Businnes: New home for social enterprise

Business Now Mag - 3 hours 29 min ago
Bodmin-based social enterprise business RE:SOURCE has moved to new premises and is now raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.
Categories: Business

Cornwall Businnes: Christmas at Raze the Roof

Business Now Mag - 3 hours 44 min ago
Raze the Roof has been running Christmas staff and team parties for the past 10 years for some of the most well-known companies and businesses in Cornwall, many of which rebook year after year. Take the opportunity now to experience this fabulous ‘thank you’ to your team this year! Raze the Roof offers this unique […]
Categories: Business

Flybe shares sink on profit warning

BBC Business News - 4 hours 11 min ago
Regional airline expects an annual loss more than three times higher than its previous estimate.
Categories: Business

Flybe shares sink on profit warning

BBC Business News Feed - 4 hours 11 min ago
Regional airline expects an annual loss more than three times higher than its previous estimate.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Flybe shares sink on profit warning

Business Now Mag - 4 hours 11 min ago
Regional airline expects an annual loss more than three times higher than its previous estimate.
Categories: Business

Protective Wife Meghan Markle Shields Prince Harry From Rain During Australian Visit

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 4 hours 13 min ago
The expectant couple looks like filming a romantic movie scene as they share an umbrella while visiting Victoria Park in Dubbo, Australia.
Categories: Celebrity

The 13 Quickest Compact Crossovers Under $40,000

Motortrend News Feed - 4 hours 23 min ago

Small crossovers are best known for offering a mix of value and utility in a manageable size. They’re less known for offering rousing acceleration. But even so, there are plenty of right-sized crossovers that won’t let you down when you lay into the right pedal. Here are the quickest compact crossovers under $40,000 that Motor Trend has tested.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Starting price: $38,790
0-60 mph: 7.9 seconds
Quarter mile: 16.2 seconds at 85.9 mph

One of the more accessible Land Rover models, the Discovery Sport features a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 from the Ingenium family. Despite the added heft of its standard all-wheel-drive system, the engine offers good punch even in its base 237-hp guise. Like the larger Discovery, the Discovery Sport is available in a standard five-seat configuration or a 5+2 layout, giving you room for seven in a pinch.

Jeep Cherokee 2.0T Trailhawk

Starting price: $34,965
0-60 mph: 7.6 seconds
Quarter mile: 16.0 seconds at 85.9 mph

FCA’s new Hurricane 2.0-liter turbo I-4 gives the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee a much needed torque boost that improves its straight-line performance on pavement. The added torque also helps off-road for crawling over large obstacles without needing to wring out the engine. With the optional Trailer Tow package, turbocharged Cherokees can haul up to 4,000 pounds of payload.

Honda CR-V Touring 1.5T AWD

Starting price: $35,145 (LX 2.4: $25,245)
0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds (LX 2.4: 7.7 seconds)
Quarter mile: 15.8 seconds at 89.0 mph (LX 2.4: 16.0 seconds at 88.4 mph)

Smooth power delivery defines the Honda CR-V’s powertrain, especially with the 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four. Minimal turbo lag and a smartly tuned CVT combine to deliver better acceleration than you’d expect from a car with less than 200 hp. Even the base model with a 2.4-liter I-4 driving just the front wheels gives up little to its turbocharged counterpart in straight-line performance, coming in only a few ticks behind.

Ford Escape 2.0 EcoBoost Titanium AWD

Starting price: $34,485
0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.7 seconds at 85.0 mph

The most powerful Ford Escape comes with a 245-hp 2.0-liter turbo I-4, giving you punchy acceleration during your commute. That engine also makes 275 lb-ft of torque, which is one reason why the Escape is rated on the higher end of the compact crossover towing spectrum at up to 3,500 pounds.

Mini Countryman S ALL4

Starting price: $32,250
0-60 mph: 7.2 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.5 seconds at 88.1 mph

Small in stature but packed with character, the Mini Countryman S ALL4 gives you all-weather traction, a gutsy turbo engine, and sporty handling in a practical, city-friendly package. Despite its 189-hp rating, the Countryman S’ 2.0-liter turbo-four delivers good acceleration and its 207 lb-ft of torque is available early in the rev range so passing power is always there.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

Starting price: $35,950
0-60 mph: 6.9 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.3 seconds at 90.3 mph

Mercedes’ smallest crossover doesn’t skimp when it comes to straight-line performance. The GLA 250 4Matic offers plenty of torque down low from its 2.0-liter turbo I-4 and gets you to highway speeds with minimal fuss. Put the car in Sport mode for improved responsiveness and quicker shifts from the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Lexus NX 300

Starting price: $37,180
0-60 mph: 6.9 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.3 seconds at 91.0 mph

Lexus’ first compact crossover was the original recipient of its 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is rated at 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Although the 2018 NX 300 weighs nearly 4,000 pounds, the little turbo engine gives it respectable acceleration, and the abundant low-end torque might even convince you there’s a small V-6 underneath the hood.

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Starting price: $36,895
0-60 mph: 6.8 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.2 seconds at 90.5 mph

The first BMW model to move to a front-drive platform was the X1, making it a relative to the Mini Countryman. Unlike its quirky British cousin, the BMW X1 comes standard with more power from the same 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is rated at 228 hp and 258 lb-ft, giving it better straight-line performance.

Volvo XC40 T5 AWD

Starting price: $39,195
0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.1 seconds at 90.9 mph

Volvo’s smallest crossover, the XC40, is stylish and sensible, but also surprisingly quick. With 248 hp and 258 lb-ft on tap from its 2.0-liter turbo I-4, the XC40 T5 AWD offers plenty of passing power, all while looking like no other crossover on the road.

Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T AWD

Starting price: $33,995
0-60 mph: 6.6 seconds
Quarter mile: 15.2 seconds at 92.1 mph

Smaller than its predecessor, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox ditched the V-6 in favor of a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four as its most powerful engine option. Despite the drop in output, the Equinox’s lighter curb weight offsets it, giving it strong acceleration that will make you forget about the previous model’s six-cylinder when you hit the throttle.

BMW X2 xDrive28i

Starting price: $39,395
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds
Quarter mile: 14.9 seconds at 92.9 mph

The BMW X2 is the less practical and more expensive sibling of the X1, but it’s tuned for a sportier driving experience. As a result, it offers better handling when the road gets twisty and superior straight-line acceleration. Credit the X2’s lighter curb weight and stickier rubber for the improved performance.

Infiniti QX30

Starting price: $30,945
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds
Quarter mile: 14.9 seconds at 93.7 mph

The Infiniti QX30 is closely related to the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, sharing the same engine, transmission, and chassis. However, due to Infiniti having its own powertrain calibration, the QX30’s transmission shifts more smoothly and the car is quicker to accelerate. The QX30S, which is the most expensive trim, also features a lowered suspension with a unique calibration, giving it more car-like handling.

Mini Countryman S E ALL4

Starting price: $37,750
0-60 mph: 5.9 seconds
Quarter mile: 14.6 seconds at 88.3 mph

Yes, the quickest compact crossover under $40,000 is a plug-in hybrid, and it has one of the smallest gas engines available, too. The Mini Countryman S E ALL4 pairs a 1.5-liter turbo I-3 to an electric motor and a six-speed automatic for a combined output of 221 hp and 284 lb-ft. With instant electric torque, this fun-sized utility vehicle gets off the line swiftly, making it perfect for darting through city traffic.

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Categories: Property

Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as Brexit bites

Property Week News Feed - 4 hours 26 min ago
Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned profits will be lower than expected because buyers have been put off by “political and economic uncertainties” as Brexit approaches.
Categories: Property

Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring

BBC Business News - 4 hours 28 min ago
Shares in the online fast fashion retailer recover some ground on strong results.
Categories: Business

Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring

BBC Business News Feed - 4 hours 28 min ago
Shares in the online fast fashion retailer recover some ground on strong results.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Asos still in fashion as profits and sales keep soaring

Business Now Mag - 4 hours 28 min ago
Shares in the online fast fashion retailer recover some ground on strong results.
Categories: Business

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Calls Out 'Sick' People Who Accuse Her of Photoshop-ing Her Twins

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 4 hours 29 min ago
People previously accused the 40-year-old reality TV star of making 4-year-old Kaia's waist and legs thinner in a photo the star posted on Instagram Stories.
Categories: Celebrity

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