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Once tech leaders, now Japan plays catch-up

“As Japan’s carmakers host the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Mazda’s urgency epitomizes the rush by Japan’s auto industry to play catch-up in an era of technological change” writes Hans Greimel for autonews.com. New demands for autonomous cars, electrification, artificial intelligence and new mobility are squeezing Japan’s automakers like never before.With global volume of just 1.6 million vehicles and an r&d budget one-eighth the size of Toyota’s, Mazda has long lacked the scale for gambits on costly futuristic technology. Source: autonews.com Share This:

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Dow 23K: More new highs ahead, market expert says

“Hedlund noted that record closes on the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Transportation Average in October signal the extensive strength of the market run” reports foxbusiness.com. As the Dow reaches yet another new psychological milestone, some investors are worried the bull market might be overdone.All three major indices opened Thursday’s trading session lower. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Chipotle stock slides 2.5% as analysts take bearish tone ahead of earnings

“CMG, -2.49% fell 2.5% Wednesday, as analysts took a cautious view of the stock ahead of third-quarter earnings due next week” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. Chipotle shares are down 15% in 2017, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.14% has gained 14.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.68% has gained 17%.Wedbush analysts said they are expecting same-restaurant sales growth to fall below consensus of 2.2%, based on early October checks. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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GOP budget that’s key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

“There was “lots of talk” about the tax plan, Heitkamp said Tuesday, but “I still don’t know what it is.”” reports foxbusiness.com. Even most economists sympathetic to arguments that tax cuts boost the economy don’t claim they fully pay for themselves, however.The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party’s politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code.Once the budget plan passes through the GOP-controlled Congress, the House and Senate can then advance a follow-up tax…

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Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Speech by White Nationalist Who Helped Lead Charlottesville Rallies

“I have been in constant contact with Sheriff Darnell who has requested this Executive Order to ensure that county and local law enforcement have every needed resource” writes Natasha Bach for people.com. It will allow the coordination of local and state law enforcement to provide security for the event, which is already expected to cost the university more than $500,000 in security fees. Source: people.com Share This:

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Airbnb rentals are running short as San Francisco braces for Salesforce’s 170,000 user conference

“Of course, San Francisco also has a traditional hotel industry that also sees bookings go up when tech conferences are in town” writes Becky Peterson for businessinsider.com. If you’re planning to head to San Francisco next month for Salesforce’s annual user conference, you could have a tough time finding a place to stay if you haven’t booked a room already.Even though Dreamforce doesn’t start for another 19 days, accommodations listed on Airbnb are already close to being sold out during the conference. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Tom Robinson on sexuality, Top of the Pops, BBC 6 Music and 40 years of 2-4-6-8 MOTORWAY ahead of Nottingham gig – Nottingham Post

“The music business is fine, it is the record business that is in trouble” writes Kevin Cooper for nottinghampost.com. I think that technology now offers us a wealth of ways in which you can find an audience so I am hugely optimistic about the music business.Would you say that the music business here in the UK is currently in a good place?.  Source: nottinghampost.com Share This:

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Swansea’s Bony faces late fitness test ahead of Huddersfield clash

“Wilfried Bony faces a late fitness test ahead of Swansea clash with Huddersfield Town according to manager Paul Clement” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. However, the Swans boss reveals that the striker will be assessed ahead of the game against David Wagner’s side and says he has a 50-50 chance of playing. “He rejoined training today [Thursday]. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Here are some of Deutsche Bank’s best auto stock picks ahead of earnings

“Deutsche Bank shared with its clients the auto and auto parts stocks that its analysts are watching ahead of the earnings season” writes Carlos Barria for cnbc.com. Here are three stocks Deutsche Bank is betting on into earnings.Firm analysts highlighted that many big players in the automobile industry present “disproportionately positive risk/reward,” and reiterated several buy ratings.Investors are looking to capitalize on what many speculate will be an evolution toward self-driving, autonomous vehicles. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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