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China's latest EV is a 'connected' car from smart phone and electronics maker Xiaomi

China's latest EV is a 'connected' car from smart phone and electronics maker Xiaomi

BEIJING (AP) — Xiaomi, a well-known maker of smart consumer electronics in China, is joining the country's booming but crowded market for electric cars with a sporty high-tech sedan.
Don't let the new car smell go to your head when borrowing to buy a car

Don't let the new car smell go to your head when borrowing to buy a car

OTTAWA — The thrill of driving a new car off a dealer's lot is appealing, but experts warn not to let the new car smell go to your head when it comes to borrowing money to make it happen.
Yellen says China's rapid buildout of its green energy industry 'distorts global prices'

Yellen says China's rapid buildout of its green energy industry 'distorts global prices'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called out China's ramped-up production in solar energy, electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries, calling it unfair competition that “distorts global prices" and “hurts American firms and workers,
Should college essays touch on race? Some feel the affirmative action ruling leaves them no choice

Should college essays touch on race? Some feel the affirmative action ruling leaves them no choice

CHICAGO (AP) — When she started writing her college essay, Hillary Amofa told the story she thought admissions offices wanted to hear. About being the daughter of immigrants from Ghana and growing up in a small apartment in Chicago.
Edmunds compares: 2024 Honda Passport vs. 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Edmunds compares: 2024 Honda Passport vs. 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Midsize SUVs with two rows of seating are an excellent option if you want something a little bigger than the ubiquitous small SUV. They have room for five and plenty of storage space but also are less expensive and easier to park than three-row SUVs.
Chinese EV makers challenging market leaders at auto show in Bangkok

Chinese EV makers challenging market leaders at auto show in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese electric vehicle makers are showcasing their latest models, including a flying car, as they take on global rivals at the Bangkok International Motor Show.
Texas AG Ken Paxton reaches deal to end securities fraud charges after 9 years

Texas AG Ken Paxton reaches deal to end securities fraud charges after 9 years

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday agreed to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution under a deal to end criminal securities fraud charges that have shadowed the Republican for nearly a decade.
Ontario deficit ballooning to $9.8B next year amid slow economic growth

Ontario deficit ballooning to $9.8B next year amid slow economic growth

TORONTO — Ontario is delaying its path to balance as lethargic economic growth drags the province's books further into the red, with a $9.8-billion budget deficit projected for the coming fiscal year.
Wisconsin Supreme Court lets ruling stand that declared Amazon drivers to be employees

Wisconsin Supreme Court lets ruling stand that declared Amazon drivers to be employees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that declared some delivery drivers for Amazon were employees as the state argued, not independent contractors as the online retail giant contended.

A B.C. class action may prompt Uber and Lyft to ensure accessible services for wheelchair users

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