Europe’s biggest loss-making cars

Europe’s car makers are facing a rough ride. Their sales are at a 17-year low region-wide. It may seem cruel of the brokerage, Sanford C. Bernstein, to remind them of their biggest commercial wrecks. Most major makers suffered billions in losses. Yet not all cars failed by accidents of poor design, ill-judged technological leaps or wildly optimistic production forecasts.

 

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The Wall Street Guru Ball

The Wall Street Guru Ball 

 Wall Street Guru Ball

Well so far 2009 looks, feels and tastes a lot like 2008 did. So you can color me unimpressed. But I guess a new year does give a lot of people the chance to turn over a new leaf. And if your new years resolution list happens to include “significantly increase financial well-being” then this twist on the classic 8-Ball could help. Why rely on stock brokers, bankers or even a hot tip from that guy in accounting when you can trust your assets to a multi-sided die floating in a plastic sphere?

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The Glasses With A RECALL Feature

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You know the feeling. Call it a senior moment, absent-mindedness or a sign of what a busy active brain you have. We’ve all asked ourselves that irritating question: “Where on earth did I leave my car keys?”

Now a team of Japanese scientists claim to have come up with the answer. And the secretive artificial intelligence project codenamed Smart Goggle does not stop at elusive keys. With Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s invention balanced on your nose, nothing – be it the remote control, mobile phone or iPod – should ever go missing again.

Simply tell the glasses what you are looking for an it will play into your eye a video of the last few seconds you saw that item.

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