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December 7, 2017 12:27 PM Alibaba, Ford to cooperate in search for new retail opportunities

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) has signed a deal with Ford Motor Co (F.N) to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba’s online retail platform Tmall. Alibaba in a statement on Thursday said digital marketing-focused Alimama and operating 23

December 4, 2017 10:00 AM Are these the coolest Christmas trees in the world?

This year’s Rockefeller tree is a 75-foot Norway spruce from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, thy leaves are so unchanging.” Or so the lyrics of the popular Christmas carol go. But Christmas trees around the world are no longer traditional evergreen firs. Instead, they’ve taken on unique and diverse forms 70

November 30, 2017 11:00 AM France finds traces of radioactive cesium in Russian mushrooms: ASN

PARIS (Reuters) - France has found traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, the head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday. Asked about the impact of a cloud of radioactive pollution coming from Russia in October, ASN chief Pierre-Franck Chevet told the French senate levels of radioactive ruthenium 106 in the air had posed 26

November 28, 2017 1:59 PM Lady Bird Is Officially Rotten Tomatoes’ Best-Reviewed Movie Ever

Lady Bird, the new coming-of-age indie starring Saoirse Ronan, has surpassed Toy Story 2 to become the best-reviewed movie on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has received 170 consecutive positive reviews from critics as of Tuesday morning, earning no “rotten” ratings and surpassing Toy Story 2 as the best-reviewed movie on the site. The Pixar sequel, released 16

November 28, 2017 8:51 AM Microsoft, SAP to use and sell more of each other's cloud services

LONDON (Reuters) - Business software giants Microsoft Corp and SAP SE have agreed to expand the use of each other’s cloud-based products and services delivered via the internet, they said on Tuesday, as they laid out a common product road map for joint customers. In a joint statement, Microsoft (MSFT.O) said it would use SAP’s S/4 HANA database to help run its core internal 23

November 24, 2017 4:21 PM The best Black Friday beauty deals of 2017

Prepare yourself for the most beautiful holiday season in history, because Black Friday deals have dropped across beauty retailers and they are insane. We've rounded up the best products and sales from the top retailers so that you can restock your cosmetics bag and revamp your skincare regime at a fraction of the price. Your wallet thanks you in advance 71

November 22, 2017 9:31 PM Drink This: Beginner's Luck cocktail at The Pass & Provisions

This fall brought a wild new flavor to the drinks list at The Pass & Provisions, where Paranubes Oaxacan rum is new to the shelf - and to America, where it arrived for the first time this past spring. This small-batch aguardiente de caña, wild-fermented from sugar cane juice in the mountain cloud forests of the state, tasted like nothing I had ever experienced 28

November 21, 2017 11:01 AM Bali volcano spews ash and cloud, alert not raised

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has spewed ash and smoke, but authorities say its alert level remains unchanged. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nguroho said Tuesday that clouds of smoke rose about 700 meters (2,300 feet) from the volcano. The volcano's alert status was recently 23

November 14, 2017 6:08 PM Boy, 3, accidentally shoots himself, is in stable condition

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Police say a 3-year-old boy shot and wounded himself after he found a loaded firearm at his Minnesota home. St. Cloud police say they are looking for the boy's 28-year-old father who could be facing charges of negligently storing a firearm and being a felon in possession of a gun. Authorities say the boy is in stable condition 21

November 14, 2017 2:43 PM The Latest: Brazil says deforestation rate slowing

Brazil says the rate of deforestation in its Amazon conservation areas fell by 28 percent over the past year, the second lowest level in decades. The Latin American nation says satellite data show 159 square kilometers (61 square miles) of protected rainforest were destroyed in the 12 months ending July 2017. That compares with a loss of 221 square kilometers 18