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January 9, 2019 8:11 PM BMW designed a lightweight camper with The North Face's new high-tech fabric

BMW's Designworks division has designed a tent trailer using a new fabric developed by The North Face called Futurelight that it says is the “most advanced, breathable, waterproof material.” It’s made through a process known as nanospinning, which creates nano-sized holes the fabric that keep water out, but allow air to permeate. According to The North 287

December 6, 2018 1:31 PM Don't mess with the mob: Lesson for French kings, presidents

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 20118 file photo, a man rides his bicycle past by a graffiti on the Paris Garnier Opera house in Paris that reads: "Macron is equal to Louis 16", referring to the King of France during the French Revolution in 1789. There are parallels for unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron in the demise of King Louis XVI more than two centuries 110

November 2, 2018 7:43 PM Kim Kardashian West Rides Elephant During Vacation in Bali

Kim Kardashian West is no queen of the jungle ... but certainly looks the part riding a giant elephant during her family trip to Bali. Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Scott and their kids all made the trip last week. The group was flown to an elephant sanctuary on a private helicopter where they spent several hours and got up close and personal with the gentle 80

October 22, 2018 11:44 PM Migrant Caravan Moves North in Mexico as Trump Warns of Foreign-Aid Cuts

Thousands head toward southern Oaxaca state; president alerts U.S. Border Patrol and military the caravan is a national emergency TAPACHULA, Mexico—An estimated 5,000 Honduran migrants—some on foot carrying children and some hitching rides on trucks—set out Monday from southern Mexico on a grueling journey toward the U.S. border, as President Trump threatened 89

October 10, 2018 2:06 PM Your Rock-Solid Case for Flying Business Class for Work

Corporate travel departments are getting less stingy with travel perks for employees who travel constantly—at least for now Imagine a corporate policy where the C-suite executive who only flies a couple of times a year rides in coach and the sales and engineering road warriors get the first-class and business-class tickets. Some companies are starting 454

October 5, 2018 5:14 PM 1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car

THE HOTTEST TICKET of Monterey’s classic-car weekend in August is an event called, in all seriousness, “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.” Hundreds of rare historic cars on emerald-green fairways, gourmet-food tents, corporate sponsors, helicopter rides. In Carmel Valley, Calif., they call it Friday. It’s also the annual roosting of the species obnoxious 90

October 5, 2018 9:33 AM Exclusive: SoftBank deepening ties to ride-hailing firm Grab with $500 million funding

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is closing in on a deal to invest about $500 million in Grab as part of roughly $1 billion that Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm is seeking in its latest funding, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Six-year-old Grab has garnered more than $6 billion in total funding, led by SoftBank 105

October 4, 2018 11:55 PM Costco Rides Robust Consumer Spending to Gains

Sales and profit climb at warehouse chain; warning about internal controls casts shadow Costco Wholesale Corp. posted strong sales growth in its most recent quarter, placing the warehouse chain on the side of retailers including Walmart Inc. and Target Corp. benefiting from robust consumer spending. Comparable-sales growth for Costco’s fourth quarter 119

September 27, 2018 2:07 PM Razor Chases Cash-Rich Startups in New Scooter Boom

The once-popular manufacturer is racing to catch up in the shareable electric scooter market CERRITOS, Calif.—Razor USA LLC kicked off the last big scooter fad in America nearly two decades ago, when its collapsible, two-wheel models became an overnight sensation for children across the country. Now the California company is racing to catch up in a new scooter 115

September 17, 2018 3:19 AM 7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

PITTSBURGH – Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it became startled. The newspaper says one child's arm was broken 59