Hamilton scores first season win for Mercedes in China Grand Prix Hamilton scores first season win for Mercedes in China Grand Prix
- April 10, 2017

Ferrari's Vettel held onto his second position, 6.250 seconds behind, without having threatened the win while Verstappen's third completed a remarkable run from 16th in his Red Bull after a software problem hampered his qualifying. Both the Ferraris topped the final practice session and Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, who qualified fourth for the race, also topped the timesheets at the end of the first two parts of qualifying. (more...)
'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade 'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade
- April 10, 2017

The most powerful message for the Chinese leader may have been Trump's decision to launch USA missile strikes at Syria. Trump has repeatedly hammered China for exporting more to the US than it buys. As a candidate and private citizen, Trump cast Syria's civil war as a quagmire from which the United States should steer clear. The attack against a Syrian air base was the first USA assault against the government of President Bashar Assad. (more...)
Lawmakers OK California tax, fee hike for roads
- April 08, 2017

The administration of Brown, a Democrat, has stressed that one regulatory framework is needed to avoid duplicating costs and confusing businesses in a marijuana economy expected to grow to $7 billion in annual sales annually after recreational sales become legal in California next year. (more...)
EU boosts sanctions against North Korea over nuke tests
- April 07, 2017

The European Union today imposed additional sanctions on North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests which it said threatened worldwide security. "I think that North Korea long ago ceased to be a strategic asset for China", he added. We're rapidly and dangerously heading towards the reality that the military option is the only one left when it comes to getting North Korea to denuclearize and not weaponized [intercontinental ballistic missiles]. (more...)
GE CEO Immelt Takes Shot at Trump's Climate Change Efforts
- April 05, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump ripped up Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP), which had placed regulations on business and industry carbon dioxide emissions in an attempt to tackle climate change. Coal use is declining because competing sources of energy are rising. The price of coal-fired power is higher than gas power and has thus lost its appeal in the United States, he said. (more...)
5 things to know about the gender pay gap
- April 04, 2017

This means ethnic minorities have to hold off a while longer to celebrate Equal Pay Day, particularly until July 31 for black women and November 2 for Hispanic women. There are national costs too. Almost a quarter of women (23 per cent) feel men are paid more for the same role while just 44 per cent of women feel both genders receive equal pay, compared to 58 per cent of men. (more...)