Embattled Evergrande NEV seeks regulatory approval for electric model in China

China Evergrande Group’s (3333.HK) electric vehicles (EV) unit Evergrande NEV (0708.HK) is seeking Chinese regulatory approval to sell its inaugural Hengchi 5 sport-utility vehicles, as the embattled company vows to start making cars early next year. In September the unit warned in stock exchange filings that it was still...

Proposed US bill would let users opt-out of algorithms on online platforms

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers proposed a bill last week aimed at curtailing personalization algorithms. If passed, it would let users choose whether or not to allow an online platform’s curation algorithms to use their personal data to serve them “specialized content.” Axios notes that the latest version...

Steer spared slaughter after water slide adventure in Brazil

A cattle farmer in Brazil said a steer that escaped slaughter and ended up on the water slide at a neighboring club will now be kept as a pet. Carlos Miguel Serante said the 2-year-old steer escaped from his cattle farm in Nova Granada and made its way to...

Kevin Byard: We expect Jeffery Simmons to go out and dominate

The Titans stormed over the Rams on Sunday night despite gaining just 194 yards of offense, which makes it clear that their defensive effort was a good one and defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons was right in the thick of things. Simmons sacked Matthew Stafford three times and often looked...

ExxonMobil announces FID for mega China petchem project

U.S. oil and gas major ExxonMobil (XOM.N) announced it had made a final investment decision to build a multi-billion dollar petrochemical complex in south China’s Guangdong province. The firm did not specify a value for this investment. The decision, announced late on Monday, came nearly 18 months after China’s...

Netflix Games is coming to Apple iOS and iPadOS tomorrow

Having carved a sizable place for itself in the streaming industry, Netflix is ready to expand its operations into new territories, namely video games. In fact, the company has already begun to do so: last week, it rolled out its first version of “Netflix Games” to Android users, and...

Mystery structure spotted off Florida coast was a heavy-lifting barge

A mysterious structure that sparked speculation among Florida residents when it appeared off the state’s coast was revealed to be a heavy-lifting barge getting rid of a shipwreck. The object, spotted last week off the Palm Beach coast, was variously described by onlookers as resembling the Sydney Opera House,...

Gulf’s Kuwait Airways in talks with Airbus to amend 2014 aircraft order

Gulf carrier Kuwait Airways is in talks with Airbus (AIR.PA) to amend a previous order to change the type of aircraft it agreed to buy in a deal announced in 2014, Chairman Ali Aldakhan told a press conference on Tuesday. Chief Executive Ma’an Razoq later said that the state-owned...