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Donald Trump Just Did Delta Air Lines a Big Favor

Donald Trump is still two months away from assuming the presidency, but his victory earlier this month has already had a massive impact on the financial markets.<p>One major development is that interest rates have risen sharply. Many investors expect that Trump's plans to increase spending on …

Donald Trump Calls Trump University Settlement 'Only Bad Thing' About Election Victory

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday said he settled his Trump University lawsuit because he did not have time for a lengthy trial, calling the …

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28 Hysterical Biden-Obama Memes That Will Make You Miss Them Even More

"What if you fought Donald for the White House. One on one. Duke it out like the old days."<p>It's been a long week of grappling with a surprise—and perhaps surprising—presidency, but luckily the internet is here to help. In what is undoubtedly the best thing we've seen since Tuesday, #BidenMemes are …

Stock Markets

A complicated past lies behind Portland’s violent protests

PORTLAND, ORE. — Oregon’s largest city is often depicted as a progressive haven: a bastion of hippies and hipsters, feminists and vegans, bike commuters, urban farmers, backyard-chicken owners and coffee snobs. Decades after Portland’s peace protests earned it the nickname “Little Beirut,” its deep …

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Facebook hoaxes didn’t affect US election because they came from both sides, says Mark Zuckerberg

Fake news shared on Facebook did not contribute to the outcome of the US election because the hoaxes were not limited to one viewpoint, Mark …

Donald Trump tells world 'don't be afraid' in first television interview since winning presidency - and reveals he will earn only $1 a year

Donald Trump has backtracked on his promise to imprison Hillary Clinton in his first televised interview since becoming president-elect, insisting that he is a “sober person” who will prioritise healthcare, tax reform and immigration.<p>Mr Trump appeared on CBS News show 60 Minutes on Sunday night, …

Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just a few kilometers (miles) away from where high-level U.N. climate change talks are being held.<p>Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline …

Climate

Reince Priebus Will Be Donald Trump's Chief of Staff

Score one for the establishment.<p>Donald Trump loves to brag about the people around him. It's a characteristic of narcissism; narcissists see everyone as a reflection of themselves. Therefore, if Donald Trump's staff is talented and competent, that means he is talented and competent.<p>Judging by how …

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We May Have an IoT Problem on Our Hands

The Internet of Things (IoT) -- which connects wearables, smart home appliances, and other devices to the internet -- has been widely hyped as the next big growth market by tech companies. <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) claims that thenumber of connected devices will surge from 15 billion in 2015 to 200 …

Trump seeking quickest way to quit Paris climate agreement, says report

The president-elect wants to bypass the theoretical four-year procedure to exit the accord, according to a Reuters source<p>Donald Trump is looking at quick ways of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement in defiance of widening international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, …

Climate

What's Next for Marijuana Stocks Now That Trump's Won?

The Marijuana Policy Project gives Donald Trump a C+ for his stance on pro-pot policies in the past, and that's a lower rating than Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein received. Trump may not be nearly as friendly to pro-pot advocates as other candidates might have been, but does this mean …