Baidu’s Billionaire CEO Declares He Can Beat Google Again

Baidu’s Billionaire CEO Declares He Can Beat Google Again

The billionaire founder of China’s top internet search engine has declared he will fight fiercely and “win again” should Alphabet Inc.’s Google decide to return to the world’s largest internet arena. Baidu Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robin Li said on social media he’s confident of combating Google if needed, his first public response to reports […]

Wall St Climbs With Help From Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook

Wall St Climbs With Help From Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 rose on Monday as results from Berkshire Hathaway boosted optimism about a strong earnings season, and Facebook lifted the tech-heavy Nasdaq index after a report it was planning new services. The S&P was about 20 points below a record hit on Jan. 26 after its first five-week run of gains […]

China’s Yuan Pares Gains, Stocks Mixed After Beijing Pushes Back

China’s Yuan Pares Gains, Stocks Mixed After Beijing Pushes Back

China’s yuan pared gains and equities in Hong Kong and Shanghai were mixed, after authorities late Friday announced a measure to support the yuan, while the trade dispute with the U.S. continued to boil. The onshore yuan trimmed earlier gains and was little changed at 6.8286 per dollar as of 11:39 a.m. The People’s Bank […]

You may be overlooking this reason to delay Social Security benefits

You may be overlooking this reason to delay Social Security benefits

Just as taxes is a certainty in life, it also may be an inevitability when it comes to another important aspect of retirement: your Social Security benefits. The fact that Uncle Sam could dip into your benefits could be yet another reason why you might want to delay claiming well past age 62. Age 62 […]

American Airlines Kicked a Woman off a Flight and Called the Police. Here’s Why the Airline Made a Mess of Things

American Airlines Kicked a Woman off a Flight and Called the Police. Here’s Why the Airline Made a Mess of Things

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Never assume that your outbound journey on an airline will be subject to the same joys as the one coming back. The crew will likely be different. Their moods will likely be different. And consistency in airline service isn’t […]

Fiat Chrysler Seeks to Block Mahindra Jeep Knock-Off in U.S.

Fiat Chrysler Seeks to Block Mahindra Jeep Knock-Off in U.S.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV filed a U.S. trade complaint seeking to prevent Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. from importing an off-road vehicle that looks similar to its iconic Jeep. The Fiat Chrysler group filed the complaint on Aug. 1 at the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming that the Mahindra Roxor infringes key characteristics of […]

Toyota logs record 1Q profit, cuts full year sales outlook

Toyota logs record 1Q profit, cuts full year sales outlook

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported Friday that its quarterly profit climbed 7.2 percent in April-June to a record 657.3 billion yen ($5.9 billion), exceeding analysts’ forecasts thanks to strong sales in the U.S. and other overseas markets. The maker of the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus luxury models said sales rose 4.5 […]

Apple becomes first $1 trillion company

Apple becomes first $1 trillion company

CLOSE Apple has made history by becoming the first trillion dollar company in America. Veuer’s Josh King has more. Buzz60 10/31/17 12:03:42 PM — New York, NY — (l-r) iPhone 8 New iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus — Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY staff ORG XMIT: RD 136746 iPhone X review 10/31/2017 […]

McDonald’s accidentally served chemical-laced coffee to pregnant mom

McDonald’s accidentally served chemical-laced coffee to pregnant mom

A McDonald’s McCafe coffee drink.(Photo: McDonald’s) A McDonald’s franchise owner has apologized after his Alberta, Canada, restaurant served a pregnant woman cleaning chemicals in her coffee, according to local media reports.  Sarah Douglas told Lethbridge News Now that she quickly spit out her first sip of the latte she ordered from a McDonald’s drive-through on Sunday. “I opened […]