Brad flies private jets for a variety of clients, but despite the flashy nature of his job he has a pretty modest car. He is looking for something that can “blend in” a little better with some of the fancier rides that show up at the airport. However, he is working with a reasonable budget of around $30,000. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario - I fly people around in private jets. As you can imagine, passengers arrive to the hangar in some shockingly nice vehicles, parking next to my taupe 2006 Toyota Corolla. Inevitably I get some good natured ribbing. My regular passengers drive lifted Shelby and Roush-tuned Ford pickups. There’s also a smattering of Ford Raptors, top-trim Lincoln Navigators, and maybe a Jeep or Land Rover. The problem is 1.) I only have $25-$30k to spend 2.) I have no real need for a truck or full-size SUV. Is … [Read more...] about I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?
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Story highlights Zimbabwe demonetized its own currency in 2009 due to hyper-inflation The country's central bank issued 1 trillion, 10 trillion and 100 trillion dollar notes Zimbabwe recovered from excessively high inflation to -2.3% deflation (CNN)What do the U.S. dollar, South African rand, the British pound, Indian rupee, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan have in common? They are among the currencies being used in Zimbabwe as a solution to the country's problems with hyperinflation. Since 2009, Zimbabwe has used other currencies in lieu of its own, which it abandoned after hyperinflation of more than 5,000 percent made it essentially worthless. This system of using multiple currencies has led to a deflation rate of -2.3%, according to Zimbabwe's bank governor. "We changed to a multiple currency system to stabilize, and inflation went down to 0% and it was magic," said the Zimbabwe Reserve Bank Governor, John Mangudya. Read More Z$100,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwe used to … [Read more...] about The 100 trillion dollar bank note that is nearly worthless
SpaceX successfully launched the ‘Dragon’ capsule on top of its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida for its 19th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The craft took off at 12:29 PM Thursday carrying a 5,700-pound payload that includes genetically-edited ‘mighty-mice’ and Budweiser barely seeds. The Dragon safely deployed from the rocket and is coasting towards the International Space Station– it will reach the craft in three days and spend a total of 30 before returning to Earth with other research and cargo. The mission had been scheduled to launch yesterday, but rough winds detected in the upper atmosphere forced a one-day delay for safety reasons. However, it was a beautiful day in Cape Canaveral with low wind speeds, allowing SpaceX to give the launch another go. Scroll down for videos more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Thermoplastic 'trained' to walk under the command of … [Read more...] about SpaceX successfully launches Dragon capsule for its 19th mission to the ISS carrying a 5,700-pound payload that includes genetically-edited ‘mighty mice’ and barely seeds to brew beer
With just six campaign days left until British voters head out for a general election that will decide the fate of Brexit, at least one group is feeling quietly confident. Traders have put their money where their mouth is ahead of next Thursday’s vote, with the pound rising to a two-and-a-half-year high against a slightly lukewarm euro, and a seven-month high against the dollar. After re-taking a crucial beachhead at $1.30 on Tuesday, investors have advanced further upwards only slowly. The currency now stands at the top end of many analysts’ pre-election estimates – suggesting an expected Conservative win may now be priced in. Sterling has steadily strengthened since the end of October, rising... … [Read more...] about Pound traders put their faith in Johnson with days left until vote
(CNN) — Two liters of Dr. Pepper costs $1.80 at a Dollar General store in Union City, NJ. A 10-oz bag of Twizzlers sells for $1.50. But the low-end retailer is attempting a high-end revamp of its food offerings — adding yogurt, nuts, protein bars, veggie snacks, and coconut water to meet customer demand for healthier choices. Dollar General (DG), which has locations throughout Massachusetts, has recently added around 125 “better for you” items to its shelves in 2,700 stores. The products appear under Dollar General’s Good & Smart house brand, and the store also carries Annie’s, Back to Nature, Honest, Nature Valley, and Kashi brands. On Tuesday, Dollar General said the initiative was performing better than it expected, and it has plans to roll out to more stores next year. The chain began offering the products after getting feedback from shoppers who could not find affordable food with low sodium, calorie, fat and sugar levels or without … [Read more...] about Dollar General Tries To Make Healthy Food More Accessible
* U.S. ISM manufacturing in November contracts for a fourth month * U.S. construction spending falls in October * Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Recasts, adds U.S. data, new comment, FX table, updates prices, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The dollar fell to two-week lows on Monday after data showed the U.S. manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month in November and construction spending fell unexpectedly, stoking fears the world's largest economy could go into recession. The greenback also dropped from six-month highs against the yen and slid to a two-week trough versus the euro after the U.S. manufacturing report. The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) index of national factory activity fell to 48.1 in November from 48.3 in October, down for a fourth month. The reading was below expectations of 49.2 from a Reuters poll of 57 economists. A separate report on Monday showed U.S. … [Read more...] about FOREX-Dollar slides to two-week low after soft U.S. manufacturing data