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Public energy programs save customers money — at least in the beginning

Southern California Edison customers looking to cure their power-bill pain might find some relief in Los Angeles County's new government-run energy program — but the track records of similar public energy efforts show that the initial cost advantage doesn't last.<p>From California to Massachusetts, …

Trump Reverses Himself On 6 Major Issues In 2 Days

From currency manipulation to NATO to Syria, Trump is flexible.<p>President Donald Trump has reversed himself on at least six major issues this week, pulling back on long-held promises supported by his base.<p>Four of these reversals alone came in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published …

This animated map shows how World War I changed Europe's borders

World War I involved 32 nations from 1914 to 1919. It redrew the world map and reshaped many borders in Europe.<p>The collapse of the Russian Empire created Poland, the Baltics, and Finland. The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved into Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. When the Ottoman …

World History

Column: Addressing the myths surrounding U.S. foreign aid

President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill his campaign promise to “put America first” in his proposed 2018 budget.<p>“This includes deep cuts to foreign …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Republicans are now paying the price for a years-long campaign of Obamacare lies

They promised better insurance. They can’t deliver. Now the jig is up.<p>Donald Trump added his own signature dose of shamelessness to the Republicans’ shameless crusade against Obamacare.<p>“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Washington Post after the election. Under Trumpcare, …

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Tony Robbins

Norma McCorvey, Roe Of Landmark Roe v. Wade Ruling On Abortion, Dies At 69

<b>Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET</b><p>Many only know Norma McCorvey by a name that's not hers.<p>Under the pseudonym Jane Roe, McCorvey became the central figure of <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S. But in the decades that followed, the complex woman came to serve …

President Trump's True Power Over the National Guard, Explained

The loopholes are there. It's a matter of if he uses them.<p>I am a Cavalryman, or at least I once was. In days gone by I commanded some of the men of the 7th Cavalry. We rode iron steeds, and my men were worthy successors to their historical forefathers. Of course everyone knows what happened to the …

This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions.<p>Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you …

Russia's Sberbank to supply 20-25 tonnes of gold to India in 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sberbank CIB, the investment and corporate banking unit of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank, plans to supply a total of 20-25 tonnes of gold to India this year, the bank said in a statement on Friday.<p>A woman walks past a branch of Sberbank in Moscow, Russia, June 3, 2016. …

Russia

Trump’s “amazing” ignorance: The president’s Black History Month celebration was embarrassing

<b>Donald Trump; Frederick Douglass (Getty/Tom Pennington/Wikicommons)</b><p>To commemorate black history, Donald Trump celebrates Frederick Douglass for doing whatever it is he did<p>Simon Maloy<p>February 1, 2017 8:20pm (UTC)<p>It’s pretty obvious that Donald Trump does not know why Frederick Douglass is an …

Black History

Solar Wind Is Blasting Earth's Oxygen Onto The Surface of The Moon

Seeding the Moon with the ingredients of life.<p>We all know that there's no air to breathe on the Moon, but new evidence suggests that the lunar …

Federal Reserve Staffer Fined for Mining Bitcoins at Work

A former employee of the Federal Reserve Board of Directors has been fined $5,000 and put on probation after being caught mining bitcoins on a server …

Bitcoin Mining

Philippines Temporarily Halts Anti-Drug Raids, Citing Crimes By Police

The leader of the Philippine National Police said Monday that the agency's anti-drug units would be shut down and the deadly crackdown on people who use and sell drugs would be suspended.<p>Instead, the crackdown will temporarily shift to inside the police force itself.<p>"We will cleanse our ranks ... …

The 4 Stages of B2B Marketing Performance Management Maturity

Systematic improvements are the best way for a marketing organization to make consistent gains in performance. To have an impact over the long-run, …

Marketing

The Unprecedented Factor Driving Gold Higher

By<p>Ben Eisen<p>Ben Eisen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@BenEisen<p>ben.eisen@wsj.com<p>To see why gold has been on a tear, look to the bond market.<p>Though the precious metal is sometimes seen as the safe-haven investment choice of those who distrust the financial system, a lot of its price moves can actually …

Investing

Gold Bugs Should Be Happy: The Price Of Gold Is Less Manipulated Now

In a number of my previous articles I discussed the data disclosed by the Commitments of Traders reports (COT reports). In this article I would like …

Price of Silver in 2017: Why It Could Bounce Higher

The silver market performed reasonably well in 2016, with the price of the precious metal picking up more than $2 to close the year at $15.88 per ounce. That in turn helped boost the prospects for silver-tracking investments like the <b>iShares Silver Trust</b> (NYSEMKT: SLV). But as much as investors …

Dasvidaniya! Russia Successfully Tests New Weapon That Can Blow Away Any Type of Armor

Explosions and gunfire—once the hallmarks of modern warfare—will soon be a thing of the past. Military initiatives are focusing their efforts on the …

Canada’s strongest card in the era of Trump: We buy American

It’s no big shocker, in a country leaning heavily Democrat, that reaction to President Donald Trump’s truculent inaugural speech in the first 48 …

Donald Trump

The 3 Biggest Surprises From Silver Stocks in 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Downtrend no more! Silver ended a three-year slide in 2016, with physical silver increasing by roughly 15% from where it began the year. Nonetheless, ending the year at $15.90 per ounce is still a far cry from the $48.28 per ounce closing high struck in April 2011.<p>As you …

The World's Largest Gold Fund Is Going Through Its Longest Dry Spell On Record

The last time the SPDR Gold Shares exchange-traded fund (GLD) received an inflow was the day after President-elect Donald Trump won the presidential …

Global Buzzwords That Will Keep On Buzzing In 2017

The world of global health and development loves its buzzwords — a word or short phrase that sums up a problem or a solution, like "food insecurity" or "gender equity." The problem is that buzzwords aren't always clear to the average global citizen. And some folks in the development world don't …

Globalization

3 Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

If you're devoting 2017 to getting out of debt, saving for a new home, paying for school, amping up your retirement or any other money-oriented goal …

Personal Finance

These 5 Trends Will Shape the Global Economy in 2017

Every year brings its share of events that take us by surprise and shake up the global economy. Few prognosticators saw Britain voting to leave the …

What does Putin really want? Trump’s presidency will show us.

On the campaign trail and in his appointments, Donald Trump has been suggesting a very different U.S. policy toward Russia than his White House predecessors have had. Instead of attempts to contain Russia’s territorial ambitions, Trump has been suggesting much more accommodation, admiration and …