5 things for November 29: North Korea, tax overhaul, Tampa, Conyers, automation

5 things for November 29: North Korea, tax overhaul, Tampa, Conyers, automation
(CNN)Should rich and poor shoppers be charged different prices at the grocery store? Some experts say that would actually help the economy.Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)2. Tax overhaulFor the GOP's tax overhaul effort, one big hurdle has been crossed, but there are more obstacles ahead. The Senate version of

The revival of family leisure attractions

The revival of family leisure attractions
But does anyone really want to play mini-golf and other traditional family attractions like bowling or darts anymore?"I think traditional amusements are being reinvented for a new generation, because I think people don't want to spend all their leisure time on a screen - they want to get out of the home and socialise," Mr Johnson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "A competitive fun family game of golf is, I think, a pretty good option," he says. And,

The Strange Case of the Look-Alike Credit Cards

The Strange Case of the Look-Alike Credit Cards
First National Bank of Marin was a small Las Vegas lender with an image problem. Federal investigators accused it of issuing credit cards to strapped consumers, then piling on so many fees and obligations that some new clients couldn’t buy a sandwich without hitting their credit limit. But by 2006, it had settled the claims and was ready to expand. It changed its name toSource: Credit One BankIf that looks familiar, there’s a good reason. In 2008, credit-card titan Source: Capital One

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Hyundai on Partnership

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Hyundai on Partnership
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines.The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become “a strong one,” Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said Saturday at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan. “We welcome the interest from other automakers in our advanced transmissions and hydrogen-powered technologies,” Hyundai said in an email Monday.Cooperation on hydrogen propulsion would come despite electric-powered autos being established

Walmart’s in-store holiday party is peak retailtainment

Walmart’s in-store holiday party is peak retailtainment
Image: amy lombard/mashableWhen ancient humans roamed the earth, anthropologists now believe, they walked into stores to do their holiday shopping instead of going online. Sadly, that era ended when the giant Amazon.com meteor struck the earth, leaving millions trapped in their own homes waiting for their packages to arrive. Now, Walmart, seeking to boost in-store shopping, is trying to bring back the prehistoric tradition by throwing 20,000 holiday parties at 4,700 supercenters across the country.  Last month, I attended

From 2:1 degree to zero-hours contract

From 2:1 degree to zero-hours contract
'Minimum wage'Throughout her degree, Issy always worked part time. She thought this, alongside her unpaid internships, would make her more employable as a graduate. But the reality has proved "dispiriting" and she feels shut out of the graduate jobs market. "I have applied for graduate schemes, but there's not a lot of flexibility," she says."You can't negotiate start times and finish times for school pick-ups."There is scope in senior roles for part-time and flexible working, but there's less flexibility

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals We’ve Found So Far

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals We’ve Found So Far
We’ve already published our favorite Black Friday deals for 2017, but we’re making some topic-specific guides to help you navigate the immense number of deals going on over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are a lot of excellent gaming deals going on, and we’ve gathered some of the best right here, all available online so you don’t have to traipse around in the cold on Thanksgiving weekend to get them.(Be sure to also check out our Cyber Monday

Aston Martin Is Making Its Supercars On a Shoestring

Aston Martin Is Making Its Supercars On a Shoestring
Watching James Bond movies, you'd think British spies are all fast-living and stupendously wealthy. The reality is more prosaic. It's similar with 007's carmaker of choice: Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. Look beyond the immaculate paint job and eye-watering price tag of its luxury sportscars—the  1 Aston Martin lost money for years. But undaunted by Brexit, lacked funds to invest in new models. Net debt was almost four times Ebitda at the end of  2016. wants an IPO. Under Palmer, it seems to

Paralympian wins train toilet payout

Paralympian wins train toilet payout
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnne Wafula-Strike said it was "vital" it did not happen to other people A Paralympian has been compensated after wetting herself on a train when the disabled toilet was not working. Anne Wafula-Strike, 48, was on a three-hour CrossCountry train from Nuneaton to Stansted in December with an out-of-order accessible loo.The wheelchair racer, from Harlow, said train staff knew she needed to use the toilet but when they reached a station

The Galaxy S9 is coming sooner than you thinkhere’s what you need to know

The Galaxy S9 is coming sooner than you thinkhere’s what you need to know
It’s time to start getting excited about the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Samsung Galaxy S8 enjoyed months of uninterrupted attention following its April 2017 release, but it could only hold the spotlight for so long. The immensely popular device has been overshadowed in recent months by the release of the Pixel 2 XL, iPhone X, and its own bigger sibling, the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung will try to inject some life back into its flagship smartphone line when it

Hertz Has First Profit in a Year After Revamped Fleet Boosts Prices

Hertz Has First Profit in a Year After Revamped Fleet Boosts Prices
Avis Budget Group Inc. have struggled over the past year amid slumping used-vehicle values and weak car-rental rates. The process of shrinking the size of their fleets to better match supply with demand has undermined profitability, and both companies remain threatened by the rise of car-sharing and ride-hailing businesses including Uber Technologies Inc.Slower DepreciationHertz has endured heavy depreciation costs in recent quarters because its fleet was packed with unpopular car models. Transforming the makeup of the vehicles on its

The Exploding Cost of Streaming Live Sports

The Exploding Cost of Streaming Live Sports
In the past 25 years the cost of broadcast rights for English Premier League soccer has surged thirtyfold as deep-pocketed media companies have grown to depend on live sports to win subscribers and keep them from defecting to online rivals. Next year an even richer bunch—those same internet giants that are wooing TV viewers—will likely show up at rights auctions, pushing prices even higher. “Live sports attracts a passionate fan base,” Greg Hart, video chief at Amazon.com Inc., said

May in renewed call over gender pay gap

May in renewed call over gender pay gap
But Mrs May is now appealing to smaller firms to disclose their pay details. She also urged companies to take steps to help women progress through the ranks of management, ensuring better female representation at senior levels.Mrs May said firms should strive to make flexible working a reality for all staff by advertising all jobs as flexible "from day one" unless there were "solid business reasons" not to.On Thursday, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the overall

Romancing the Supercar Buyer: How Ultra-Luxe Car Dealers Clinch a Sale

Romancing the Supercar Buyer: How Ultra-Luxe Car Dealers Clinch a Sale
Brett David has made nearly $2 million by selling cars through Instagram in the first half of this year alone. That figure refers to sales sparked directly by specific Instagram posts, the 30-year-old owner of Prestige Imports said this week in Miami. That’s not to mention sales that may have been inspired by an Instagram post at first but took some time to percolate before finalizing. The showroom floor of Prestige Imports in Miami holds dozens of six- and seven-figure

Samsung Connect Tag can track your kids using the Internet of Things

Samsung Connect Tag can track your kids using the Internet of Things
Samsung's Connect Tag keeps track of your stuff.Image: Samsung/Mashable compositionSamsung wants to make sure you never lose your stuff again. And is tapping the Internet of Things to do it.  The consumer electronics giant has introduced the Samsung Connect Tag, which can clip on to any object, and accurately relay the object's location to your smartphone.  Connect Tag will, as its name indicates, help you keep track of your stuff. If you've lost a device attached to Connect Tag,

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer
By all accounts, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL were failures. It's not easy to admit, but outside of tech nerd circles, nobody really cared about them. The tech giant's first premium phones were good phones that fell short of challenging Samsung and Apple's dominance. But don't think for a second that Google's tossing in the the towel anytime soon. The Pixels are here for the long, long haul. In fact, Google's new Pixel 2 and 2 XL come out