Norm Piontkowski

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How BALCO and the integrity clause have stained Gary Sheffield's Hall of Fame case

Sheffield has the numbers to make it to Cooperstown, but he has received very little support<p>Few players in recent baseball history were as menacing …

Baseball

iPhone Was Most Activated Smartphone in United States Last Quarter According to Survey

Apple increased its share of smartphone activations in the fourth quarter of 2017, following the release of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, according to data shared with MacRumors by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.<p>iPhones accounted for 39 percent of activations in the United …

CRYPTO INSIDER: Everything is getting smoked

<b>Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the</b> <b>bitcoin</b> <b>and</b> <b>cryptocurrency news</b> <b>you need to know today. Sign up</b> <b>here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox</b><b>.</b><p>Cryptocurrencies are getting smacked Tuesday morning, with as much as $166 billion in market value vanishing since Monday.<p>…

Cryptocurrency

A Night Walk in Venice

Venice From Above<p>Here’s an all-Venice video I made with a quadcopter – enjoy!<p>Daily Photo – A Night Walk in Venice<p>To get around the …

Cubs chairman dismisses claims that collusion at heart of quiet free agency

Major League Baseball's offseason, which is also known by the catchy nickname of the Hot Stove, has been icicle-like this year with more than 100 …

Tomase: Garoppolo showed Patriots exactly how to carve up Jaguars

From snap to release, the throw against one of the league's most aggressive pass rushes required 1.92 seconds.That was enough time for a three-step …

NFL

Citigroup reports $18.3 billion loss, caused by new tax law

Citigroup reported an $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter on Tuesday — effectively wiping out the company's full-year 2017 profit — as the financial conglomerate had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law.<p>The New York-based bank said it had a loss of …

The Amex Platinum is becoming even more useful for travelers

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p>On January 16, 2018, American Express announced an exciting expansion of one of the Platinum Card's best perks.<p>Although the Platinum Card from American …

Platinum Card

THE MOBILE CARRIER LANDSCAPE: How AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are overcoming slow user growth amid a fierce price war

BI Intelligence<p><i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>It hasn't been smooth sailing for telecoms in recent years. Native voice and messaging services, which once accounted for the vast …

Telecoms

It's Official: These are the Countries You Should Stay in an Airbnb Over a Hotel

When it comes to visiting a new destination, your first decision will likely revolve around where to stay. While Airbnbs often provide a more …

Tax season: Top tips for 2018

Tax season is rapidly approaching and both taxpayers and financial advisors are still getting acquainted with all the finer details of the GOP’s new legislation.<p>This year, tax filing season extends from Jan. 29 until April 17.<p>With the sweeping changes enacted to the nation’s tax code beginning in …

Personal Finance

Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry, one of NBA's greatest, might have just come to an end

If they don't meet in the Finals again, let's appreciate every one of the 27 matchups since late 2014<p>During the past four seasons, the Warriors and …

Basketball

Seven events that led to a Case Keenum-Nick Foles NFC title game

What's more odd than a stadium filled with fans wearing dog masks? The fact the high-stakes game they're attending, the NFC Championship between the …

Football (U.S.)

Why is the world's largest passenger plane facing the scrap heap?

Airbus has confirmed it is preparing to end production of the world’s largest passenger plane after receiving no new orders in two years.<p>The A380 was launched to much fanfare in 2005 with commentators declaring it the future of aviation. But just 13 later, and with only 222 units delivered, the …

U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade | Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.<p>FILE PHOTO: Workers hired by U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp drill a …

Oil

Detroit Auto Show: 5 new cars that lit up the event

DETROIT — Auto shows often spotlight the fanciful — the dream cars that represent a designer's flight of fancy. Or they can be the vehicles that people actually buy and drive.<p>This year's North American International Auto Show here has plenty of both, but the focus is on new versions of some of the …

Autos

A-Rod is reportedly dating J-Lo, and we have some ideas on what to call them

Yep, that would be former Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez and entertainer Jennifer Lopez<p>Retired slugger Alex Rodriguez recently signed on as a …

Jennifer Lopez