Tag Archives: Muscle

Dodge unveils 840-horsepower muscle car

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is not a car for normal people. For starters, it comes standard with only one seat. Because passenger seats, and passengers, weigh too much and would slow it down. Your friends aren’t worth that. Then there’s the engine. The Demon’s 840-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is the most powerful V8 engine ever put into a regular production car. That makes the Demon the most powerful factory-produced muscle car…ever. That record had previously been held by the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat which seems like a house cat ...

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Bank earnings galore; Big muscle cars; Will Trump call China a currency manipulator?

JPMorgan exec: Trump’s rhetoric may change 1. Bank earnings galore: On Thursday, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup will report their first quarter earnings. JPMorgan’s(JPM) fourth quarter profits, reported in January, were better than expected. CEO Jamie Dimon said at the time that his general outlook was rosy. This week, Dimon appeared even more optimistic in his annual letter to shareholders, where he bragged about his bank’s monster balance sheet. Wells Fargo(WFC), on the other hand, is still feeling the effects of its fake accounts debacle. The Department of Labor ...

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Paralyzed patients regain muscle control with the help of virtual reality

Inside the company Mark Zuckerberg bought for $ 2 billion A 32-year-old woman who had been paralyzed from the waist down for 13 years has regained partial control over her legs after a revolutionary new treatment. The woman, dubbed “Patient 1,” is part of an ongoing research study that uses a system of brain-controlled robotics and virtual reality to restore neurological and physical interactions. The study involved eight spinal cord injury paraplegics — all of whom recovered partial sensation and muscle control after about a year of training. It was ...

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Flowered muscle car worth $1.4 million stolen

Even without the unique flower-patterned roof covering, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda is still a very valuable car. An avocado-green 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda worth $ 1.4 million was stolen from a home in Westchester County, just north of New York City. The good news is it should be easy to spot thanks to its distinctive flower-patterned vinyl top. The “Mod Top” option was offered by Chrysler (FCAU), which made Plymouth cars, for a short time in a bid to win more female customers. Only one buyer ever chose to ...

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U.S. manufacturing still weak; labor market flexes muscle

New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods fell in February as the sector continued to struggle with the lingering effects of a robust dollar and lower oil prices. While other data on Thursday showed an increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, revisions to the prior weeks’ figures showed the labor market was much stronger than previously thought. The resilience of the labor market has helped calm fears the economy was heading into a recession, and the combination of tightening labor market conditions and firming ...

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