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Lyft lifts off with new look, light-up beacons

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing service Lyft, the underdog rival to Uber, is getting rid of its iconic pink moustache logo and replacing it with something more useful — beacons. The light-up beacons, which Lyft calls “amps,” will be on the dashboard of Lyft drivers’ cars beginning Jan. 1 in New York, Las Vegas, San … Continue reading Lyft lifts off with new look, light-up beacons

Giants heading toward first playoff berth since 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — That four-year playoff drought could soon be nearing an end for the New York Giants. Riding the play of their big-bucks defense and the gutsy play-calling of rookie coach Ben McAdoo , the Giants (6-3) posted their first four-game winning streak since 2013 by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 on … Continue reading Giants heading toward first playoff berth since 2011

US retail sales jump 0.8 pct. in sign of consumer health

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers ramped up their spending last month in a sign of robust health heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in October, after an upwardly-revised 1 percent gain in September, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The two-month increase was the largest since the spring of 2014. … Continue reading US retail sales jump 0.8 pct. in sign of consumer health

Russia launches offensive in Syria, airstrikes hit Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia announced a major air offensive in Syria on Tuesday as Syrian opposition activists reported the first airstrikes in three weeks in the besieged, rebel-held part of the northern city of Aleppo. The offensive began hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump discussed Syria over the phone and … Continue reading Russia launches offensive in Syria, airstrikes hit Aleppo

Election mourning and empowerment at Women of the Year event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton. Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Chelsea Handler, Ted Danson and Constance Wu were among the entertainers who paid homage to the Democratic presidential candidate at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards Monday in … Continue reading Election mourning and empowerment at Women of the Year event

World’s youngest stock market struggles in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The day’s trading is about to begin on the world’s youngest stock exchange, and the MYANPIX index and opening share prices flash across an electronic screen, but barely a footfall or a voice are heard within the cavernous, colonial era building in the bustling heart of Myanmar’s commercial capital. A gilded … Continue reading World’s youngest stock market struggles in Myanmar