LONDON — London and the South East, broadly speaking the UK’s most affluent regions, provide significant subsidies to the rest of the UK, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics. The regions bring in proportionately much higher tax revenues than they cost the government in terms of public spending per person. […]

Gail Kamenish/AP Women attend the 1996 Kentucky Derby. Since the races were first run in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been drawing thousands of celebrities, politicians, and Louisville locals to the horse track at Churchill Downs. Started by Louisville Jockey Club founder Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., the sporting event has a long history tied to […]

Aspiration Aspiration CEO and founder Andrei Cherny. Aspiration, a financial services firm founded on the radical idea that clients should pay what they think is fair, wants to help its customer keep track of the impact of their purchases.  The firm announced April 26 it is equipping its checking-account users with a new tool, Aspiration Impact Measurement, that shows […]

DARPA Team Ensco’s autonomous vehicle malfunctions during DARPA Grand Challenge in 2004. We may not be zipping around in self-driving cars just yet, but the technology for autonomous vehicles has actually come a long way in the last decade. When DARPA hosted its first driverless car competition in 2004, the possibility of self-driving cars ever […]

Matthew DeBord/BI On a racing tear. Last year, Cadillac announced a return to the top level of endurance racing and rolled out a new car — the DPi-V.R, powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine cranking out 600 horsepower. Nobody ever expects dominant performances from racing newbies, but that’s just what Cadillac has delivered.  At the Rolex […]