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Watch this 840-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 walk away from GT-Rs and M3s

This last-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 does things that SUVs just shouldn't be able to do, like win drag races against tuned Nissan GT-R and BMW M3 coupes. Granted, the owner isn't coming into this fight with a stock Jeep – far from it. In addition to twin turbos whistling away, he says the …

SAG Awards 2015: Breaking down the nomination winners and losers

No screener. No awards.<p>That's the big takeaway from Wednesday morning's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations as "Selma," like "The Wolf of Wall Street" last year, came up empty, mostly because it wasn't finished in time to send screeners to the 2,100 SAG members voting on the film committee. …

IRS Announces 2015 Standard Mileage Rates

It will cost you less at the pump to fill your car next year. The U.S. Department of Energy has issued its predictions for the price of gasoline for 2015 and the numbers are the lowest full-year average since 2009. Gas prices are expected to drop 35 cents to $2.60 a gallon.<p>The news is even better …

The Best New-Car Engines For 2015

Those of a certain age will recall when automakers decried their cars would be left hopelessly gelded after the first round of federally mandated fuel economy and emissions regulations was enacted back in the 1970’s. After a few sputters and stalls along the way (the low point being when the base …

Microsoft: Cheap PCs are here to stay

PC prices are the lowest they've ever been this holiday season. But even after the deals end, cheap PCs will be around for a long time.<p>Concerned about the long-term impact of fading PC sales on its cash cow Windows and Office businesses, Microsoft has loosened its grip a bit on PC makers. That's …

NYC Holiday Window Displays

Conde Nast 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: A European Castle Near Yosemite

<i>(c) Photo of Erna Kubin-Clanin at Chateau du Sureau by Terrance L. Reimer</i><p>During my travels as a journalist, I come across quite a few memorable hotels. One I found recently just outside famed Yosemite National Park, in the little and delightfully provincial village of Oakhurst, California. The …

Financial Planning for the Modern Family

Four out of five households no longer fit the old mom, dad, and their 2.2 kids mold. Whether you're divorced, never-married, in a blended family, or …

Retirement

Report: Knicks Players Are Cursing At Each Other After Games And Everyone Thinks Carmelo Anthony Shoots Too Much

According to an ESPN report from Chris Broussard, the on-court struggles have turned the Knicks against each other, causing "discord, defiance and doubt."<p>In one particularly volatile instance, Carmelo Anthony cursed out second-year guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and threatened to beat him up after Hardaway …

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Wins Redemption Against Viper T/A: Video

The street isn’t an appropriate place to race for a hundred different reasons, not least of which is the stupidity of doing 150-plus-mph in an open …

Sports Cars

Syria, ISIS Have Been 'Ignoring' Each Other on Battlefield, Data Suggests

Syria's military and ISIS may be sworn enemies but instead of wiping each other off the battlefield they have been delicately dancing around each other, according to new data exclusively obtained by NBC News.<p>Both sides in the bloody conflict appear to be eliminating smaller rivals ahead of a …

Watch These Hikers Walk Across A Crystal-Clear, Frozen Mountain Lake In Slovakia

What do you do when you stumble across a crystal-clear lake that's completely frozen? Walk across it, of course.<p>A YouTube video shows hiker Thomas Nunuk and his friend walking carefully across what appears to be the surface of a glassy, frozen lake in the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia. The …

Airbus Shares Plunge After Even More A350 Delays

Airbus shares have plunged on the Paris stock exchange after Qatar Airways said it would postpone delivery of the first A350 jet “until further …

10 Best New Beach Hotels for Winter 2014-15

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite tropical destinations, it could be time to consider going somewhere new. The 2014-2015 beach season is offering a wide variety of new beach hotels …

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …

Microsoft now accepting Bitcoin at Xbox and Windows online stores

Bitcoin just got a big boost in stature as Microsoft is now accepting the cryptocurrency for digital content from its stores. If you live in the US, you can use it to buy apps, games, music and videos from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music and Xbox Video stores. According to …