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  • Commerzbank on the euro - they say EUR-USD is looking for new drivers around the 1.18 mark. And they are not that easy to come by at present. - (Commerzbank note for Thursday ... and still relevant)

    “EUR/USD is looking for new drivers … they are not that easy to come by”

    Commerzbank on the euro - they say EUR-USD is looking for new drivers around the 1.18 mark. And they are not that easy to come by at present. - (Commerzbank note for Thursday ... and still relevant)
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  • The US Grand Prix is quickly approaching as Formula 1 will take over Circuit of the Americas from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22. The Austin, Tex. event is one of the biggest races on the calendar for American fans as it's the series' only stop in the United States (for now). To add to the grandeur and spectacle of the race that we Yanks know and love, F1 has revealed that Hall of Fame sports and entertainment announcer Michael Buffer will introduce the drivers at next weekend's GP.Buffer is known for his famous phrase "Let's get ready to rumble!" It's become a hallmark in American sporting events. F1 believes that this familiar voice will resonate with a worldwide audience as Sean Bratches, Managing Director of Commercial Operations, announced on the sport's official website.“We are delighted to welcome Michael Buffer as part of our ongoing commitment to our fans to build the entertainment factor in Formula 1,” he said. “We know that the F1 United States Grand Prix..

    Legendary Boxing Announcer Michael Buffer Will Introduce Drivers at U.S. Grand Prix

    The US Grand Prix is quickly approaching as Formula 1 will take over Circuit of the Americas from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22. The Austin, Tex. event is one of the biggest races on the calendar for American fans as it's the series' only stop in the United States (for now). To add to the grandeur and spectacle of the race that we Yanks know and love, F1 has revealed that Hall of Fame sports and entertainment announcer Michael Buffer will introduce the drivers at next weekend's GP.Buffer is known for his famous phrase "Let's get ready to rumble!" It's become a hallmark in American sporting events. F1 believes that this familiar voice will resonate with a worldwide audience as Sean Bratches, Managing Director of Commercial Operations, announced on the sport's official website.“We are delighted to welcome Michael Buffer as part of our ongoing commitment to our fans to build the entertainment factor in Formula 1,” he said. “We know that the F1 United States Grand Prix..
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  • California will allow self-driving cars with no human drivers onboard to test on public roads beginning next year. The California Department of Motor Vehicles also won't require autonomous test cars to have backup manual controls.The revised rules are subject to a 15-day public comment period, and then will be submitted to the state government, which will draft plans to enforce them, according to The Verge. The rule changes mark a major shift for what has become the center of of autonomous-car testing in the United States.California was among the first states to explicitly legalize the testing of prototype self-driving cars on public roads.There are currently 42 companies testing 285 autonomous cars on California roads, according to the DMV. Those companies have licensed nearly 1,000 safety drivers, who may become redundant under the new rules.While California has been open to autonomous-car testing, regulators have been hesitant to allow cars onto public roads without human su..

    California Will Let Companies Test Self-Driving Cars—Without Human Drivers

    California will allow self-driving cars with no human drivers onboard to test on public roads beginning next year. The California Department of Motor Vehicles also won't require autonomous test cars to have backup manual controls.The revised rules are subject to a 15-day public comment period, and then will be submitted to the state government, which will draft plans to enforce them, according to The Verge. The rule changes mark a major shift for what has become the center of of autonomous-car testing in the United States.California was among the first states to explicitly legalize the testing of prototype self-driving cars on public roads.There are currently 42 companies testing 285 autonomous cars on California roads, according to the DMV. Those companies have licensed nearly 1,000 safety drivers, who may become redundant under the new rules.While California has been open to autonomous-car testing, regulators have been hesitant to allow cars onto public roads without human su..
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  • Uber and Lyft have had some issues with background checks. The two ride-sharing companies left Austin after the city voted to require fingerprinting for drivers, although they returned after the Texas state legislature overruled the regulations coming out of Austin. More recently, about 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers failed Massachusetts background checks.That means new rules under consideration in California may be a boon to the two companies. Instead of fingerprinting, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may only require Uber and Lyft to ensure that background checks are done by an accredited vendor once a year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The CPUC said requiring fingerprinting would not improve safety significantly, although current rules do require California taxi drivers to get fingerprinted. Lyft already reportedly conducts annual background checks, but Uber does not.The move will likely draw criticism from taxi drivers, who view ride-sharing services a..

    Uber, Lyft May Not Be Required to Fingerprint Company Drivers in California

    Uber and Lyft have had some issues with background checks. The two ride-sharing companies left Austin after the city voted to require fingerprinting for drivers, although they returned after the Texas state legislature overruled the regulations coming out of Austin. More recently, about 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers failed Massachusetts background checks.That means new rules under consideration in California may be a boon to the two companies. Instead of fingerprinting, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may only require Uber and Lyft to ensure that background checks are done by an accredited vendor once a year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The CPUC said requiring fingerprinting would not improve safety significantly, although current rules do require California taxi drivers to get fingerprinted. Lyft already reportedly conducts annual background checks, but Uber does not.The move will likely draw criticism from taxi drivers, who view ride-sharing services a..
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  • Middle East experts believe that King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's recent decision to finally allow women to drive will have a massive positive effect on the culture and economy of the oil-rich nation of 33 million.“For Saudi women, lifting the ban symbolizes victory," said Ola Salem, head of communications at the Arabia Foundation, an independent nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. “It’s not only that they'll be able to drive, it’s also about freedom, equality and a responsive government to their rights. Many were left in tears after the announcement."“Saudi Arabia faces a number of domestic challenges due to the existence of opposing views and creeping westernization in the country,” Ms. Salem continued. “The decree goes beyond allowing women to drive. The decree demonstrated the government’s willingness to stick its neck out for women, despite expected backlash. Those who downplay the ban lift fail to realize this dynamic. The Saudi government today wants to give women..

    Experts See Women Drivers Driving Change in Saudi Arabia

    Middle East experts believe that King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's recent decision to finally allow women to drive will have a massive positive effect on the culture and economy of the oil-rich nation of 33 million.“For Saudi women, lifting the ban symbolizes victory," said Ola Salem, head of communications at the Arabia Foundation, an independent nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. “It’s not only that they'll be able to drive, it’s also about freedom, equality and a responsive government to their rights. Many were left in tears after the announcement."“Saudi Arabia faces a number of domestic challenges due to the existence of opposing views and creeping westernization in the country,” Ms. Salem continued. “The decree goes beyond allowing women to drive. The decree demonstrated the government’s willingness to stick its neck out for women, despite expected backlash. Those who downplay the ban lift fail to realize this dynamic. The Saudi government today wants to give women..
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  • We may complain about taxi or bus drivers, but the San Francisco Police Department says that Uber and Lyft drivers are to blame for nearly two-thirds of all congestion-related traffic violations in the city, the San Francisco Examiner reports.SFPD Commander Robert O’Sullivan heard "anecdotally" that a "significant number of the violators" were drivers for the ride-hailing companies. O'Sullivan directed a sergeant to tabulate some hard numbers to validate this claim, which he presented at a Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation committee hearing Monday.Between April 1 and June 30, 1,144 out of 1,715 citations for illegally driving in transit-only lanes were issued to Uber and Lyft drivers. "In San Francisco, only transit vehicles and other buses, taxis, and emergency vehicles are allowed to use the transit lanes. Other vehicles are prohibited," a San Francisco County Transportation Authority survey explains. Despite providing a similar service to buses and taxis, ride..

    San Francisco Police Say Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Guilty of a Majority of Congestion Traffic Violations

    We may complain about taxi or bus drivers, but the San Francisco Police Department says that Uber and Lyft drivers are to blame for nearly two-thirds of all congestion-related traffic violations in the city, the San Francisco Examiner reports.SFPD Commander Robert O’Sullivan heard "anecdotally" that a "significant number of the violators" were drivers for the ride-hailing companies. O'Sullivan directed a sergeant to tabulate some hard numbers to validate this claim, which he presented at a Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation committee hearing Monday.Between April 1 and June 30, 1,144 out of 1,715 citations for illegally driving in transit-only lanes were issued to Uber and Lyft drivers. "In San Francisco, only transit vehicles and other buses, taxis, and emergency vehicles are allowed to use the transit lanes. Other vehicles are prohibited," a San Francisco County Transportation Authority survey explains. Despite providing a similar service to buses and taxis, ride..
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  • The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..

    As Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers, ‘exciting’ opportunities for automakers open up

    The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..
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  • The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..

    As Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers, ‘exciting’ opportunities for automakers open up

    The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..
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  • The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..

    As Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers, ‘exciting’ opportunities for automakers open up

    The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..
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  • The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..

    As Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women drivers, ‘exciting’ opportunities for automakers open up

    The ultraconservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a long-standing policy that's cast an unflattering light on the country's treatment of women. It's also a royal opportunity for global automakers eager to make further inroads into the Middle East's biggest economy. Saudi Arabia's move to open up its auto market to about half of its 32 million total population will have a profound impact on vehicle demand, driving habits and even immigration patterns in a country where low-wage immigrants from Bangladesh and the Philippines often work as hired drivers. Market leaders such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co., whose hulking SUVs are a fixture on Saudi roadways, may need to boost inventory of smaller models such as compacts and sedans for single working women and female students, analysts say. On the flip side, app-driven ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. could experience a drop in demand,..
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