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Volkswagen is planning to take the car market by storm with cheaper mass-market electric model

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AP Photo/Andy Wong Volkswagen is planning to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion USD) in developing autonomous and eletric cars. It also plans to sell its upcoming ID compact for about what a diesel-powered Golf costs, in an effort to expand the appeal of battery-powered cars. Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch says the company’s aim in the next 5 years is to make VW “a worldwide supplier of sustainable mobility.” FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make […]

What it means for couples to go ‘unicorn hunting’ — and why it usually doesn’t end well

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rawpixel.com / Unsplash Polyamory is when couples allow each other to have multiple romantic partners outside their primary relationship. There are several different approaches, such as triads which consist of three people. Sometimes couples try out polyamory naively, especially when a straight couple wants to find another bisexual woman to join them. This is called “unicorn hunting,” and it’s something of a cliché in the poly community. To some people, the idea of polyamory — the term describing having more than one romantic partner — is exciting. In polyamorous relationships, a couple decides they will give each other the freedom […]

Hurricane Willa’s Threatening Force

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Hurricanes from the Pacific rarely hit the Americas — but a Category 3 storm is barreling toward land. Read more: huffingtonpost.com Please follow and like us:

36 of the best outfits on ‘Gossip Girl’

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The CW It is no secret that “Gossip Girl” is one of the most iconic TV shows of all time.  The show follows a group of high school students (turned college students) who live in Manhattan’s prestigious Upper East Side, so it’s no surprise that these characters have an abundance of beautiful designer clothes. Here are 36 of the best looks from the show.  Serena’s Grand Central outfit — Season one, episode one. The CW The series kicks off with Gossip Girl spotting Serena at Grand Central Station, returning from her boarding school adventures in Connecticut. This combination of a […]

NATO navies are teaming up to take on Russian subs, and they want to do it without human sailors

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US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Amanda S. Kitchner WASHINGTON — The US and its NATO allies are teaming up to more closely cooperate on the development and fielding of unmanned maritime systems, according to an agreement signed by the defense heads of 13 NATO allies. During the July summit, the powers signed onto a plan to jointly pursue technologies aimed at mine and sub hunting, according to an October news release making the agreement public.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: The US Navy is now 3D printing submarines See Also: An upcoming Marine Corps […]

These 29 countries have the safest banks in the world

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Reuters/Kacper Pempel Most of us in developed countries take for granted that our money is safe. Put it in a bank, and in theory at least, it doesn’t going anywhere. But that’s not necessarily true everywhere. So Business Insider took a look into the countries with the safest banks, using the World Economic Forum’s recently-released Global Competitiveness Survey, which offers a bundle of indicators to show the health of a country’s institutions. One of those is the perceived safeness of banks. WEF used its executive opinion survey to ask: “In general, how do you perceive the soundness of banks?” So the measure […]

10 creative animal Halloween costumes that no one else will be wearing this year

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Paramount Pictures The cat costume is a Halloween classic. But it’s also overdone. I’m not judging, that was literally what I did last year. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Aside from convenience, there are plenty of adorable animals in the animal kingdom that you can channel this Halloween. From a magical unicorn to an adorable giraffe, there are so many animal costumes you could try out this October 31. Pastel unicorns are all the rage. Yandy Mythical and magical, what’s not to love about dressing up as a unicorn? Essentially a onesie with a fancy hood, this […]

This photo of a crow — or is it a cat? — is going viral on Twitter, and people are seriously confused

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@RobertMadguire_/ Twitter The internet has been stumped by yet another animal optical illusion.  The image uploaded to Twitter shows a black animal on a tiled floor. People on social media seem to be split — some see a black crow, while others see a black cat. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: What marijuana looks like under the microscope See Also: This bride jumped off of a trampoline and into a lake in her wedding dress straight after her reception12 photos of babies meeting royals and looking royally unimpressedAn animal rescue shared photos of its foster puppies in costumes, […]

China’s biggest retailer is coming to America with the help of Google

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AP/Ng Han Guan China’s JD.com will soon have a flagship online store on Google. It will be the first time the Chinese e-commerce giant can sell directly to US customers. The partnership was announced in June, when Google invested $550 million in JD.com. The partnership comes as rising trade tensions threaten to derail partnerships with Chinese companies selling in the US. China’s JD.com is about to get more access to the American customer.  The retailer, which claims to be the largest in China to sell directly to customers, is opening a US online store with the help of Google soon, according […]

22 work-appropriate yet thoughtful gifts for your boss — all under $50

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. You spend the majority of your day with your coworkers, and if you like them enough, you might even plan on getting them a gift as a thank-you for all the good times in and out of the office.  Another person you’re probably thinking about gifting is your boss. Though not always easy to come by, a good boss makes a big difference for how you approach daily work activities and grow professionally.  […]