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Ford Ranger Raptor 'Would Do Really Well' In The US

Ford Ranger Raptor 'Would Do Really Well' In The US

The agency urged owners of all the recalled Rangers and B-Series trucks to call a dealer and get repairs made now. The Mazda B-Series was a rebadged Ranger built by Ford, so it too issued a recall, but for only 1,800 2006 model year trucks.


Amazon is making a play for its own shipping service

Amazon is making a play for its own shipping service

It remains to be seen if Amazon is willing to make the hefty investments needed to build a full-blown shipping and delivery service. However, the reports now coming through the media suggest that this policy could be changing - they suggest that Amazon could be looking to deliver for a wide range of third-parties at prices that would compete with, or even undercut, UPS and FedEx.


Uber Forces US Drivers to Take More Breaks

Uber Forces US Drivers to Take More Breaks

The app only counts time spent on the road in "driver mode", when the driver is accepting passenger requests; it does not log or track total driving time. According to Sachin Kansal, director of product management, about 60 percent of its drivers put in less than 10 hours a week. The company, which filed the comment under a subsidiary name, argued that ride-hailing was "inherently flexible" and that "rigid hour limits without an underlying safety rationale are antithetical to that flexible ...


Air India's woman pilot's equanimity prevents a crash

Air India's woman pilot's equanimity prevents a crash

When AI Pilot, Captain Anupama Kohl saw the Vistara aircraft moving towards her from her left, she heard the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the woman pilot aboard Vistara's United Kingdom 997 arguing. At that moment, the traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) alarms went off in the cockpits of both the planes and the pilots managed to avoid mid air collision.


Germany's SPD Turns to Former Rabble-Rouser to Sell Merkel Deal

Germany's SPD Turns to Former Rabble-Rouser to Sell Merkel Deal

German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel's commitment to personnel changes in her party was met with mixed reactions on Monday. "If I can contribute to that by resigning, it will have been worth it", he said outside the SPD headquarters. SPD members could still scuttle the deal, though.


Seattle Times: Amazon cutting several hundred headquarters jobs

Seattle Times: Amazon cutting several hundred headquarters jobs

Certain sources have revealed that as part of Amazon layoffs in 2018, several hundred employees will be laid off at its Seattle offices and some hundreds at other global workplaces. Comparatively, Microsoft laid-off thousands of employees globally previous year due to a organisational merger. Over the last few months, Amazon [VIDEO ] started hiring freezes to slow the number of new hires.