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Toyota World’s Best Selling Automaker For Second Straight Year

Posted On January 23, 2014

(Tokyo) -- Toyota is once again the world's number one automaker. The company fell just short of selling ten-million vehicles last year, according to sales figures early Thursday. The nine-point-nine-eight-million vehicles beat General Motors by more than 200-thousand units. Toyota says it plans to manufacture ten-point-43-million vehicles in 2014, with a goal of selling ten-point-32-million.

Elton John Condemns Russian Anti-Gay Laws In Letter

Posted On January 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Elton John is sending a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an open letter on his personal website, the singer blasts Russia's anti-gay legislation and calls on Putin to acknowledge the dangers the laws are posing to its gay community. Elton starts by writing that his experiences visiting Russia have always been…

White House Pressed Again On Olympics Security

Posted On January 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Presidential spokesman Jay Carney continues to step around questions about whether the U.S. is satisfied with Russian security measures ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.   In a White House briefing, Carney said the U.S. will continue to offer security assistance. Earlier this week, Carney cited an uptick in "threat reporting"…

Hong Kong Ranked Best Country For Business

Posted On January 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Hong Kong is once again the best place in the world to do business, according to the latest annual rankings from Bloomberg. Canada jumps from sixth to second on the strength of its sizeable middle class and household consumption. The United States falls from second to third in the rankings, because the cost…

Toronto Mayor: Drank A Little Before Video

Posted On January 22, 2014

(Toronto, Canada) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is apparently back off the wagon. Ford has pledged to abstain from alcohol but he told reporters on Tuesday that he had "only a little bit to drink" before showing up in another unflattering video. Ford is seen at a fast food restaurant where he was recorded using…