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Virgin Galactic's Unity Spaceship Makes First Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic's Unity Spaceship Makes First Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic said the milestone marked the start of the final portion of Unity's flight test program, which began after a 2014 test-flight crash of its predecessor, VSS Enterprise, that killed one of its two pilots and set back the project.


Sales of new cars in United Kingdom slump in March

Sales of new cars in United Kingdom slump in March

Continuing the recent trend, diesel registrations plummeted 37.2 percent to 153,594 in March from 244,593 in the same month of 2017. Sales of petrol-engined auto actually rose in March - albeit by a very modest 0.5 per cent - and sales of Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) also rose by a more significant 5.7 per cent, but that thumping drop in diesel-engined sales accounted for the big drop in overall sales.


Potential breach to Delta Air Lines customer information

Potential breach to Delta Air Lines customer information

The institutional investor held 936,571 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $52.45M, up from 815,509 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company's Perf Half Y was isolated optimistically of 12.04% whereas Perf Year was settled at 16.28% and Perf YTD was by -3.82%. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 30.24 points (1.16 per cent) to 2,644.69, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 100.83 points (1.45 per cent) to 7,042.11.


More Amazon Revenue Would Not Help Bloated Postal Service

More Amazon Revenue Would Not Help Bloated Postal Service

Price and volume are connected because if the price is moving without volume, it could lead to an unsustained move. The Dow Jones industrial average, which was down 510 points at its low, finished the day up 230.94 points, or almost 1%, at 24,264.


Peugeot plans new United Kingdom van production at Vauxhall Luton

Peugeot plans new United Kingdom van production at Vauxhall Luton

Central government has also played a significant role in the auto giant's ongoing commitment to Luton. The plant's capacity will increase to 100,000 a year. PSA said the investment has been made "despite Brexit uncertainties" and secures 1,400 jobs to beyond 2030. "Vehicle manufacturing is synonymous with Luton and is set to remain so for years to come".


Gold rises more than 1 percent on renewed US-China trade tensions

Gold rises more than 1 percent on renewed US-China trade tensions

With many major European financial centers closed for Easter Monday, spot gold added 1.4 percent at $1,342.46 per ounce by 1:34 p.m. EDT (1734 GMT), earlier reaching a $1,342.97 session high. Speculative investors have room to expand their long positions further, which would help drive prices higher, analysts at Citi said in a note. Gold prices have edged up only about 6% in the past year, but even that gain is impressive, writes BMO Capital Markets' Colin Hamilton , given weakness in key ...