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Mitsubishi planning to bring back Lancer as hybrid crossover

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:20

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It looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer is about to undertake a daring transformation from a ten-year-old saloon to a crossover. The Eclipse has already shed its coupe roots and become the Eclipse Cross, and now it's the Lancer's turn to become a high-rider.

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Aluminum stocks fall as US considers easing sanctions on Russian company

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:19
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Billionaire investor: It's time to short Facebook

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:12
Jeff Gundlach, the billionaire investor, isn't buying Mark Zuckerberg's apology tour.
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Volkswagen Hopes to Break the Pikes Peak EV Record With This Car

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:00

As part of Volkswagen’s push toward electrification, the German automaker will attempt to capture the all-electric car record at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW already showed off renderings of its purpose-built I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, and now we get to see the real thing.

Like other Pikes Peak entrants with record-setting ambitions, the I.D. R looks a lot like a sports car prototype, complete with a sleek composite body, a bubble canopy, and an aggressive aero kit. The fixed rear wing extends beyond the width of the bodywork, as does the front splitter, to provide maximum downforce. VW says the car weighs less than 2,500 pounds and makes 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors. With that kind of power on tap, the car is estimated to hit 60 mph in 2.25 seconds.

The race car’s lithium-ion batteries are said to be similar to production EVs, but won’t have enough juice to get to the top on a single charge. The I.D. R will have to produce roughly 20 percent of the energy it needs to complete the 12.42-mile uphill course from regenerative braking, according to VW.

If Volkswagen wants to claim the EV record at Pikes Peak, then 8 minutes, 57.118 seconds is the time to beat. That record was set by Rhys Millen in a custom-built 1,595-hp eO PP100 back in 2016. Luckily for VW, it will have overall record-holder Romain Dumas at the wheel of the I.D. R.

The 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place on June 24.

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Walmart's CEO earns 1,188 times as much as the company's median worker

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:55
Walmart's CEO makes a lot more than the company's median worker. 1,188 times more, to be exact.
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2019 Jeep Renegade reveals front fascia details

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:40

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Over the past few months, details of the new 2019 Jeep Renegade subcompact crossover SUV have been trickling out via spy shots. The latest batch show that the front fascia, specifically the front bumper, is getting a number of subtle changes.

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GM avoids bankruptcy for South Korean unit with union deal

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:23
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Kate and William can afford 3 kids. Many Brits cannot

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:07
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Watch the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Hit 212 MPH

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:00

As we found out when we rode shotgun in the new Corvette ZR1, the model is not just quick, it’s ferocious. Don’t believe us? Watch this video that shows the car hitting an average of 212 mph on a test track in Papenburg, Germany.

The Corvette makes two runs on the track, one against the wind and one with the wind. By taking the average of the two, Chevrolet comes out to a top track speed of 212 mph. According to Chevrolet, that’s enough to make it the fastest production Corvette ever.

As we know, it’s also the most powerful. Its 6.2-liter V-8 engine produces 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. That’s significantly more than the Z06, which maxes out at 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. When paired with the standard low rear wing, the ZR1 delivers its highest top speed, although an optional High Wing kicks up downforce to more than 950 pounds for increased stability.

Earlier this year, the Corvette ZR1 set a record at Virginia International Raceway. With a time of 2:37.25, it beat the Ford GT’s previous record by 1.37 seconds.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is arriving in dealerships this spring. Although production will not be limited, GM expects to make only 2,000-3,000 copies.

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How to Make Perfectly Tender Lamb Chops

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:00
Learn how to make this supper time favourite and ensure you get juicy pink chops every time.
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The Alliance Alive Review: A Change Of Pace

Gamespot News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:00

The Alliance Alive wastes no time throwing you into a dark and oppressive world. As soon as you begin, you meet young Azura and her friend Galil. In their world, Daemons have sealed off continents from each other, forced humans to toil under Beastfolk masters, and covered up the sun for over a thousand years. Azura dreams of seeing a painting of a blue sky. It seems like a silly thing to obsess over, but anything that can bring even a twinge of happiness is something worth risking life and limb for.

This story is only the beginning, however, as you are funneled through a series of three intersecting perspectives: Azura and Galil, the Daemoness Vivian and her desire to observe humanity directly, and a human servant to Daemonic overlords named Gene. At about ten hours in, the three parties’ stories converge in a spectacular battle against a powerful foe, and the game transforms from a linear RPG into a more open-ended adventure to free humanity from its oppression and discover the truths of the world they live in.

Alliance Alive’s world captures your interest from the get-go and is uplifted by strong visual design that creates a series of distinct, detailed environments. The story moves along at a brisk pace, never lingering for too long on a singular location or plot point. Dialogue is also succinct and punchy, though some of the character development suffers a bit as a result--Daemon noble Vivian’s motives are flimsy compared to the machinations of the mysterious Gene and eccentric inventor Tiggy, while Azura and Galil’s rebel companions barely get any characterization at all. Overall, though, The Alliance Alive never feels likes it’s dragging its feet.

The game's turn-based combat deviates from established RPG norms in a lot of interesting ways. First, characters do not level up; instead, they randomly gain stat boosts after battle. Secondly, most characters can equip any weapons and armor they want, but they need to use said weapons in combat in order to gain proficiency and skills (which, much like stat gains, are learned at seemingly random moments). Thirdly, combat formations are hugely important here: depending on their position and the role (offense, defense, or support) a character is assigned, the effectiveness of attacks and skills is altered--and skills have individual levels tied to the specific position a character is in.

These oddball elements, though perhaps strange at first, help make combat more engaging than just mashing through menus. However, the game does a poor job of explaining most of these systems, expecting you to either be familiar with the series that inspired them (Square-Enix’s SaGa games) or having played developer Cattle Call’s previous RPG with similar combat mechanics, The Legend of Legacy. There are a few NPCs in the starting village that will drop hints, but they’re easily missed and don’t go into a lot of detail. An easy-to-access guide from the camp menu would have been a huge help, but unfortunately, you’re just going to have to learn a lot of Alliance Alive’s quirks through experience.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of everything, you’ll eventually reach a point where the game’s progression shifts towards a more open-ended structure. Despite this change, however, the speedy pacing and the solid combat don’t suffer much--though you may encounter more instances where you need to run from a high-level enemy that’s kicking your tail. One of the most fun elements also opens up around this time: the ability to find helpful NPCs who can be recruited to the various guilds that dot the land.

Groups like the Signimancy Guild, the Library Guild, and the Blacksmith Guild have set up towers across the world, and being in the towers’ sphere of influence yields benefits like enhanced combat stats and random start-of-round attacks and status ailments on enemies. They also aid the party by developing specialty weapons, armor, and spells. As you recruit more NPCs to these guilds, their capabilities also increase. You can engage with this element as little or as much as you want, but it can be one of the most enjoyable parts of The Alliance Alive. The feeling of building up support for your ragtag rebel crew is immensely satisfying--it’s just a shame it takes about a third of a game before it even opens up.

There’s a lot to love about The Alliance Alive: a well-paced story in an interesting world, a meaty mashup of unique combat elements, and a fantastic soundtrack that keeps you pumped and eager to explore. If you can put up with a bit of a learning curve, you’ll find a great portable adventure well worth dusting off your 3DS for.

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BBC Business News Feed: Government could probe Express and Star newspaper takeover

Business Now Mag - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:59
Government considers an investigation of Trinity Mirror's deal to buy the Express and Star newspapers.
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Analysis: A tale of two Hannitys

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:57
Fox News host Sean Hannity probably wouldn't like this guy Sean Hannity.
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Billionaire CEO won't stop trying to save Toys 'R' Us

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:53
The CEO who wants to save Toys "R" Us is not giving up.
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Government could probe Express and Star newspaper takeover

BBC Business News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:51
Government considers an investigation of Trinity Mirror's deal to buy the Express and Star newspapers.
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Government could probe Express and Star newspaper takeover

BBC Business News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:51
Government considers an investigation of Trinity Mirror's deal to buy the Express and Star newspapers.
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Why everyone is stressing about the 10-year Treasury yield

CNN News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:47
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Infiniti Q Inspiration inspires electrified vehicle platform

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:30

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This year's Detroit Auto Show was a bit light on forward-looking concepts, so the Infiniti Q Inspiration was a highlight, what with it's gorgeous curves and elegant interior. And lucky for us, Infiniti has decided to bring the lovely sedan to production. It will have a substantial difference to the concept, though ...

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