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Carson Promises To Help Residents Of Housing Projects His Department Is Shutting Down

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson is pledging to do all he can to help displaced residents of two derelict public housing projects in the small, southern Illinois river town of Cairo.<p>The secretary paid a visit Tuesday to the town, which is on life support.<p>"There is a big problem …

No Clue What to Make for Dinner? Here Are 20 Chicken Options

Chicken is the hero of the dinner table, thanks to its nearly endless versatility and ease of cooking. It offers a little something for everyone, …

Cooking

Mexico will not accept Trump's immigration plans, says foreign minister

As US envoys visit Mexico City for talks, Luis Videgaray says his government will use the UN to defend migrants from deportation<p>Mexico has indicated it will not accept the Trump administration’s new immigration proposals, saying it will go to the United Nations to defend the rights of immigrants in …

Mexico

Asian shares dip as Fed minutes show rate hike expected soon

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than …

Stock Markets

Trump meets with retail CEOs to talk taxes, imports | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called tax code revisions a critical way to boost the nation’s economy as he kicked off a White House meeting with chief executive officers of Target Corp (TGT.N), Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) and six other major retailers.<p>The retailers …

Donald Trump

Ford upbeat on local sales despite safety recall in South Africa

U.S. auto-maker Ford said on Friday sales of its vehicles in South Africa remained resilient, despite a challenging start to the year as safety concerns led to the recall of thousands of vehicles, a senior company official said.<p>In January, Ford recalled around 4,500 Kuga SUVs sold in South Africa …

Africa

Newly discovered breathing molecule vital to treating respiratory conditions

Respiratory conditions could be better targeted and treated, thanks to the discovery of the vital molecule which regulates breathing – according to …

A private Chinese space company just scored a foreign contract for the first time

The agreement was signed with a Danish nanosatellite maker.<p>A Chinese space launch company, Landspace, has won the first Chinese private space launch contract from a foreign company.<p>Founded by Tsinghua University, a prestigious Chinese university, Landspace is one of China's first private space …

Space Exploration

HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance rate cut an hour after Trump takes office

An hour after<p>Donald Trumpassumed the presidency Friday, his administration indefinitely suspended a pending rate cut for mortgage insurance required forFHA-backed loans, which are popular with first-time home buyers and those with poor credit.<p>The move by the Department of Housing and Urban …

Real Estate

'Molecular scissors' could point the way to genetic cures

Guan-En Graham is determined to find out exactly what happened to her father. When she was a child, he developed brain cancer. Since then, she has …

Genetics

Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

Commercial drone maker Kespry, which launched in 2013, announced it was bringing in industry vet George Mathew as CEO today.<p>Mathew, who most recently was president and COO at data analytics startup Alteryx, has also had stints as GM of Business Intelligence at SAP and director of Technical Account …

Colorado sold an absurd amount of weed in 2016

Colorado's cannabis enthusiasts are celebrating after a milestone was announced on Monday.<p>In the first 10 months of 2016, the state sold more than $1 …

Surprise! Some Large Insurers Actually Made Money on Their Obamacare Plans

Image source: Getty Images.<p>For most health insurance providers, the Affordable Care Act, which you know better as Obamacare, has been a veritable nightmare. Most insurers are losing money on their individual ACA plans, and some of the largest names in the industry have begun pulling back on their …

Health Care

Trump Announces $50B Investment from Japan's SoftBank

Japanese telecoms and internet firm SoftBank Group Corp plans to invest $50 billion in the United States in businesses and create 50,000 new jobs, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday.<p>The money would come from a $100 billion investment fund that SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son …

Donald Trump

Patriotic Turks offering free fish, tombstones and haircuts to prop up lira | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Free haircuts, scientific funding, fish and tombstones are among the incentives being offered to Turks who answer President Tayyip Erdogan’s call to convert their dollars to lira.<p>Senol Kurt works at his stall at a fish market in Ankara, Turkey, December 6, 2016. The sign reads …

SeaWorld lays off hundreds of employees

SeaWorld Entertainmentannounced Tuesday it is eliminating 320 jobs company-wide, part of an ongoing effort to sharply cut its costs.<p>In San Diego, there will be approximately 60 employees laid off, according to a required notice the park filed Tuesday with the California Employment Development …

SeaWorld

Scientists around the world are worried about a Trump team proposal to ax NASA's 58-year mission to study the Earth

Just before Thanksgiving this year, a coalition of meteorologists, climatologists, biologists, ecologists, and other researchers took up a new ritual of thankfulness: tweeting the small and large ways NASA data has helped them understand planet Earth, and attaching the hashtag #ThanksNASA.<p>For the …

Global Warming

The Four Companies That Sent the Dow to 19000

Shares of banks, industrials and health-care companies propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average to 19000 on Tuesday. The bets on those sectors largely reflect investors' expectations of looser regulation, and higher growth and interest rates under a Trump administration. Here is a look at four …

Health Care

Trump Still Pushing Apple to Manufacture in the U.S.

Donald Trump has changed many of his positions from the campaign, but he apparently remains opposed to Apple’s overseas manufacturing strategy.<p>The …

New cutting-edge $4B Navy destroyer malfunctions in Panama Canal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just weeks after its debut, the Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, has been put out of action due to engineering problems that occurred while it was crossing the Panama Canal.<p>"The timeline for repairs is being determined now," US Navy Cmdr. Ryan …

Military

Should You Buy Stock in the Biotech Discovery of the Century?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Much progress has been made in the last 100 years, but that didn't stop <i>MIT Technology Review</i> from calling a new gene-editing technology "The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century." While that's a mighty big claim, it may not be hyperbole. Researchers have big hopes …

Biotechnology