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Ford, Volkswagen join forces on developing electric and self-driving technology

(DETROIT) -- Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are formally teaming up to develop and invest in electric vehicles, self-driving technology and mobility services, the automakers announced Tuesday from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.As part of this global alliance, Ford and Volkswagen will manufacture commercial vans and…... Read More

Supreme Court hears wine retailer challenge to Tennessee liquor law

(WASHINGTON) -- Since the end of Prohibition, the sale of alcohol in the United States has been regulated almost exclusively by state and local governments. But when do those regulations go too far?The Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether strict residency requirements for retailers of beer, wine and liquor…... Read More

Netflix raising subscription prices, again

(NEW YORK) -- It's about to cost you more to get your Stranger Things fix. Netflix is implementing the biggest subscription increase since the video streaming service launched 12 years ago, raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, according to Deadline.The price hikes will take effect immediately for…... Read More

Furloughed by the government shutdown? Enjoy a free beer

(NEW YORK) -- Want to do your part to help out a furloughed federal worker during the government shutdown? How about buying them a beer?PayItFurloughed.com is making it happen. All you've got to do is make a donation to the cause via the website. PayItFurloughed in turn uses your donation…... Read More

Shutdown side hustles: Workers selling personal possessions, starting businesses

(NEW YORK) -- Four weeks into the partial government shutdown, unpaid federal workers and contractors have started selling personal property, creating small businesses and spending more time with old friends.Working for the Coast Guard was always Albert Waterford Jr.'s dream job. The disabled veteran enlisted for two decades and, after…... Read More

'We're all out of hamberders': Burger King flame broils Donald Trump

(NEW YORK) -- Burger King, home of the Whopper, has joined a growing list of U.S. companies that have roasted President Donald Trump via social media.After Trump offered up a fast-food feast to Clemson University's championship football team at the White House, the president bragged on Twitter about ordering more…... Read More

Gillette uses new ad to urge men to get rid of 'toxic masculinity' in #MeToo era

(NEW YORK) -- Gillette has been known for the past 30 years as a brand for men with the tagline, “The best a man can get.”Now the shaving company, owned by Procter & Gamble, is calling on men to be better in a new ad that has already provoked controversy.The…... Read More

Ford debuts 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, its most powerful street-legal car

(DETROIT) -- European supercars, you've met your match.Ford Motor on Monday debuted its new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 sports car -- the fastest and most advanced street-legal vehicle ever produced by the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker.The hand-built, 5.2-liter aluminum alloy supercharged V8 engine turns out 700-plus horsepower and is "capable of…... Read More

Unpaid federal workers get help from food banks during government shutdown

(NEW YORK) -- Food banks around the country near military bases or in cities with a lot of federal government employees have been stepping up to help the furloughed or unpaid workers during the government shutdown.Over the weekend in Washington, a local food bank said 2,200 furloughed federal employees received…... Read More

The looming danger in high-tech car safety systems: Experts

(DETROIT) -- Get behind the wheel of a new car and you'll be amazed at the suite of safety features available. Blind spot detection. Rear-view cameras. Automatic emergency braking. Lane departure warning. These driver-assist technologies are proliferating as cars become increasingly sophisticated computers.At the North American International Auto Show in…... Read More

TSA staffing shortages hit nation's busiest airports amid government shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- Transportation Security Administration officials are closing more security lanes amid increased callouts from officers not being paid during the government shutdown.The absence rate at TSA on Monday is 7.6 percent, up from 3.2 percent on the same day last year, according to TSA spokesperson Michael Bilello.Major airports in…... Read More

Traveler was able to get a firearm through a TSA security checkpoint and onto an international flight

(NEW YORK) -- As concerns about the possible impacts of the government shutdown on airport screening grow, a passenger got a gun through the country's busiest airport and onto an international flight in his carry-on bag, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).The passenger was traveling through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta…... Read More

CEO of California utility PG&E resigns as firm faces liability over wildfires

(LOS ANGELES) -- California's largest utility company said on Sunday its chief executive had resigned as the firm faces billions of dollars in potential liabilities tied to the state's deadly and destructive wildfires last year.Geisha Williams announced her resignation from PG&E amid growing concerns over the company's role in the…... Read More

Six brands helping women take back the lingerie industry

(NEW YORK) -- While there's a time and place for elaborate lingerie, more women want to be comfortable and practical, forcing the lingerie industry to adapt. According to a Zion Market Research report, the "global lingerie market was valued at approximately [$]38.19 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate…... Read More