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Nasdaq Cracks 6,000 Points for 1st Time Ever

April 26, 2017 |

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street after several big companies reported solid earnings, the AP reports. The gains Tuesday were enough to send the Nasdaq composite index above 6,000 points for the first time. Materials and energy companies rose more than the rest of the market. Caterpillar rose 7….
Newser

This Is a Risky Time to Own Emerging Markets

April 19, 2017 |

A crack is forming in the emerging-market resurgence amid worries the buying spree has resulted in lofty valuations, while geopolitical tensions rise.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

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‘Baywatch’ Star Jeremy Jackson Cuts Deal in Stabbing Case But Will Still Do Time

April 17, 2017 |

Jeremy Jackson copped a pretty sweet plea deal for stabbing a woman, but he’s still going to jail. The former “Baywatch” star was sentenced to 270 days in L.A. County Jail and 5 years probation for the 2015 incident — a woman said he stabbed her…

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Investors need to stop trying to time the market

April 16, 2017 |

Dear Liz: My 25-year-old son is a new investor. He put $ 11,000 ($ 5,500 each for 2016 and 2017) into an IRA in a money market fund with a discount brokerage firm. He doesn’t want to get into the market yet because he thinks it is in a bubble. I’m afraid with this strategy, he could be sitting there…


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10 Worst Product Flops of All Time

April 14, 2017 |

Remember Google Glass ? Google would likely rather forget it. The wearable technology tops the worst product flops of all time, according to 24/7 Wall St , which outlines the top 50 (though it doesn’t share its methodology in compiling the list). While Google Glass faced privacy concerns and public bans,…
Newser

It’s Time to Boycott United

April 11, 2017 |

United Airlines’ treatment of a passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight is the final straw, writes Adam Clark Estes on Gizmodo : It’s time for a boycott. “There are plenty of other airlines out there that don’t abuse passengers and refuse to apologize,” Estes writes. “Other airlines will…
Newser

Gorsuch Takes Seat in Time for Court’s Biggest Case

April 10, 2017 |

Neil Gorsuch is now officially a member of the US Supreme Court, and the 49-year-old’s impact is expected to be both immediate and long-lasting. Gorsuch officially gets to work on Monday, in time to hear important cases for the current term and to help weigh in on which cases will…
Newser

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‘American Idol’ Will Not Be Back Any Time Soon

April 1, 2017 |

“American Idol” will not be coming back in 2018, despite the fact that both NBC and FOX made offers to put it back on the air, because a tug of war between co-owners of the show torpedoed the deals. TMZ broke the story, both NBC and FOX made…

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State May Dig Up Body of US President—for 3rd Time

April 1, 2017 |

If James K. Polk doesn’t already hold the record for most burials of a former US president, there’s little doubt he soon will. The Tennessee Senate voted 20-6 Monday to allow the remains of the 11th president to be exhumed and reburied—for the third time, the AP reports. Unsurprisingly,…
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