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It's Back! Watch Parents Tell Their Kids They Ate All Their Halloween Candy for Jimmy Kimmel

It’s the best day of the year: the <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> Halloween prank video is back.<p>You know the drill: For the last six years in a row, Jimmy Kimmel …

Lil Wayne on Black Lives Matter: ‘What Is It?’

Lil Wayne dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement in a controversial <i>Nightline</i> interview where the rapper admitted, “I don’t feel connected to a …

Flight Deals: U.S. to Italy from $413 RT & U.S. to Philippines for $174 Roundtrip

There are a few great airfare deals this morning worth looking at.<p>U.S. to Italy<p>The Points Guy is reporting that several airlines are offering cheap …

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How MIT researchers taught spinach to detect bombs

Spinach as a bomb detector? MIT researchers say they've overcome the plant-human communication barrier – with a little help from nanotechnology.<p>Could …

Researchers say brains not evolved for multi-tasking

Ever find yourself juggling multiple devices at once? You're not alone. Just don't call it multi-tasking. UCSF brain researcher Adam Gazzaley, M.D., …

Researchers Discover Liquid-Filled Canyons on Saturn's Largest Moon

A Bizarro Earth<p>An international team of researchers have found a topological brother for Earth right in our own solar system. Using data from NASA’s …

Here's What to Expect From the Federal Reserve's Wednesday Announcement

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but set the stage for a hike in December amid signs the economy is …

Home loan rates edge up even as the RBA stands firm.

by Duncan Hughes and Kelly Hughes<p>Lenders are discreetly raising interest rates for property buyers amid claims others will also be forced to …

Interest Rates

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Budgeting your money and understanding your finances is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself and your family, but if you …

U.K. Banking Stocks Shrug Off Brexit in Market-Beating Rally

The fortunes have reversed for U.K. bank shares a little more than four months after Brexit spurred their worst slump since 2009.<p>A gauge tracking …

Central banks explore blockchain to create digital currencies | Financial Times

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” could well be the mantra for the world’s central bankers. Having watched as bitcoin went from obscure experiment …

TD Bank raises mortgage prime rate to 2.85%

Toronto Dominion Bank has become the first major lender to hike its mortgage rates after Ottawa's move last month to change some of the rules that …

Tighter mortgage rules lessen economic vulnerability: Poloz

The federal government's new measures to tighten mortgage lending rules will reduce the risk of economic shocks to Canada's financial system, says Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz.<p>"In effect, what the new policy measures do is they guarantee that any new mortgages that are granted in the …

UK pressing wary banks to deepen trade deals with Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Trade between Britain and Iran is beginning to grow but the reluctance of large Western lenders is holding back a major expansion of ties and needs to be resolved, government and finance officials said on Wednesday.<p>Liam Fox listens as Prime Minister Theresa May gives her speech …

SBI Cuts Home Loan Rate; ICICI Offers Overdraft

To cash in on the festive fervour, banks including SBI and ICICI have unveiled a host of benefits such as reduction in rates, waiver of processing …

ICICI Bank

China Construction Bank gets Malaysian banking licence

PETALING JAYA: China Construction Bank Corp (CCB), ranked as the world’s second-largest bank, has been granted a Malaysian commercial bank licence by …

Bank of China

American Banks Hold Nearly $2.5 Trillion in Bonds

U.S. banks now own a staggering $2.4 trillion of government bonds, which would be the most since the central bank began compiling data in 1973. This …

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Phony Android Flash Player Installs Banking Malware

Researchers have found a phony Flash Player download for Android that installs banking malware and steals banking credentials.

Competition regulator's grilling on banks was exquisite torture

The Competition and Markets Authority could have been far bolder in its inquiry – roll on the next one<p>Inquiries into the banking sector have arrived at a rate of about one a year for the past couple of decades, but has any been as feeble as this summer’s offering from the Competition and Markets …

Cybersecurity firm fails to find links between Donald Trump and Russian bank

Investigators hired by Alfa Bank say server logs show no sign of secretive contact after online report sparks debate between internet security experts<p>A US cybersecurity firm hired by a Russian bank to investigate allegations of a secret line of communication with the Trump Organization said on …

German financial watchdog says Basel IV draft bank rules unacceptable for Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A new draft of proposed international bank regulation is unacceptable for Germany because the rules might restrict lending by the country’s banks, the head of Germany’s financial regulatory agency said.<p>Felix Hufeld, President of Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory …

Will Deutsche Bank Collapse Global Markets?

The past year has seen its fair share of worries. From the China slowdown to the Brexit, successive waves of overseas fear have rolled onto our …

Stock Markets

City National Bank sticks with cross-selling, despite controversy over the strategy

When Toronto's Royal Bank of Canada bought L.A.'s City National Bank, it was a deal built on the idea of cross-selling — offering more services to existing customers.<p>That's a common strategy across the banking industry, but one that's been tarnished by the scandal over unauthorized accounts at …

Cross-Selling

Popular investment app says it was blocked by one of Australia's biggest banks

Acorns, an app that lets users invest small change on the stock market, is on a collision course with one of Australia's largest banks.<p>In August, it …

Commonwealth Bank

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine

<b>A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew has embarked on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.</b><p>Our knowledge of beneficial botany is dispersed across many sources, and is complicated with most species having a variety of different names.<p>The …

Testing The Claim That Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol Or Tobacco

We look at the science behind the claim in three areas: addiction or dependence, disease, and death.

How 3D Printing and IBM Watson Could Replace Doctors

Can a supercomputer with artificial intelligence take better care of you than your doctor can?<p>Health care executives from IBM Watson and Athenahealth …