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The Fed just raised rates! What does that mean for my mortgage?

It’s a big day for the US economy. The Federal Reserve, as expected, just announced it’s raising its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point, the first hike since 2006.<p>For the full implications of the Fed’s decision, see Quartz’s comprehensive explainer from Tuesday (Dec. 15). But right now …

Federal Reserve

Obama says world should address ‘grievances’ that terrorists exploit

President Obama defended his administration’s approach to the terror threat at a White House summit Wednesday, standing by claims that groups like the Islamic State do not represent Islam -- as well as assertions that job creation could help combat extremism.<p>Obama, addressing the Washington …

Iran's ayatollah threatens to withhold gas unless sanctions lifted

Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday that Western sanctions are unlikely to be lifted even in the event of a nuclear deal with six foreign powers because the West opposes the fundamental principles of the country's Islamic revolution.<p>In a speech to economists and officials from the western city …

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Why Hundreds of Starving Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Up in California

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The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”<p>Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that …

Car Tech