S&P, Moody’s Downgrade Illinois to Near Junk, Lowest Ever for a U.S. State

political stalemate over the budget shows no signs of ending.S&P warned that Illinois will likely lose its investment-grade status, an unprecedented step for a state, around July 1 if leaders haven’t agreed on a budget that chips away at the government’s chronic deficits. Moody’s followed S&P’s downgrade Thursday, citing Illinois’s

The New Mercedes-Maybach Concept Is a 20-Foot-Long Convertible

Tonight, at a private estate on Pebble Beach Golf Course in Carmel, Calif., Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest concept car: the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet. Like the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept that the company unveiled prior to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last year, the Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an electric car that’s

Tesla Just Passed GM to Become Americas Most Valuable Carmaker

General Motors Co. to become America’s most valuable carmaker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s.A week after topping Ford Motor Co., Chevrolet Bolt with a price and range similar to what Musk has promised for his Model 3 sedan coming later this year,

U.K. Just Went Without Coal Power for the First Time Since 1880s

The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National

Driving Teslas Model 3 Changes Everything

If you’ve ever driven Tesla’s flagship vehicle—the $140,000 Model S P100D—you’ve experienced an unparalleled version of driving power. Zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds punches you back in the seat while making the stomach turn somersaults. Some people live for that feeling. I’m not one of them. Sure, driving a fully loaded electric beast is as thrilling

Kevin Spacey Says New ‘House of Cards’ Is Among ‘Best’ Done

Los Angeles (AP) -- Has Donald Trump made "House of Cards" obsolete? Don't count on it, says Kevin Spacey. The actor, who stars as a power-hungry South Carolina congressman who connives his way to the presidency, says the upcoming fifth season of "House of Cards" is "one of the best"

U.K. Has First Day Without Relying on Coal for Power Since 1880s

The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National

After Paris attacks, Syrian refugees shunned over terror fears

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(CNN)Along with hundreds killed and wounded, the Paris attacks have had a multitude of indirect victims -- Syrian refugees seeking safety from war. They are now being shunned stronger than before over fears that terrorists could be mixed in with them.On Sunday, authorities revealed that at least one of

More than half the nation’s governors say Syrian refugees not welcome

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(CNN)More than half the nation's governors say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states, although the final say on this contentious immigration issue will fall to the federal government. States protesting the admission of refugees range from Alabama and Georgia, to Texas and Arizona, to Michigan and Illinois,

Syrian refugees not welcome here, governors of 21 states say

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(CNN)The governors of at least 21 states have announced they will not accept Syrian refugees. The states range from Alabama and Georgia, to Texas and Arizona, to Michigan and Illinois, to Maine and New Hampshire. The announcements, coming overwhelmingly by Republican leaders, came after authorities revealed that at