Diane Guttormson

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5 stocks to buy in 2017

As the world prepares to welcome 2017, investors are asking, "What now?"<p>The stock market is at record highs. The Dow is nearly at an eye-popping level of 20,000. This bull market is the second longest ever and just about anyone with money in the market has been raking it in. But will the joy ride …

Everything we know about Snapchat's new camera glasses, Spectacles

Snapchat isn't just an app anymore.<p>On Friday the company officially renamed itself to Snap Inc. and announced a pair of camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles.<p>After Business Insider obtained and published a video of the glasses in action, Snap officially announced the news in The Wall Street …

Cool gadget instantly adds a head-up display to any car on the planet

It’s 2016 and you no longer need a $150,000 car to have a head-up display. In fact, you don’t need a $100,000 car, a $75,000 car, a $50,000 car or …

Lillium: The Private VTOL Plane Of A Quieter Future

The Jetsons? No, they're our loud neighbors. We're the Ducted Fandersens.<p>The European Space Agency is incubating a new kind of aircraft. Revealed today, the glossy, white, egg-like form of the craft resembles nothing so much as an airplane designed by Apple. The planned two-seater will be …

Company Invents Gun That Folds Up to Look Like a Cellphone

A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.<p>The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Conceal says on its website.<p>In locked position, the …

Pro-Confederate flag protesters rally in South Carolina and Alabama

Confederate flag-waving protesters crowded the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia on Saturday, hours after an activist named Bree …

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Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision …

Indie teen comedy Dope to become first film to accept Bitcoin payments

Hoping to add some more cool points to the stack already assembled, the distributor of teen comedy Dope is allowing moviegoers the chance to pay for their tickets with the digital currency Bitcoin.<p>Sundance 2015: Dope review – easily meme-worthy teen comedy<p>Read more<p>The film, which premiered at …

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Facebook Moments Uses Facial Recognition To Send Friends Your Photos They’re In

Frustrated with friends who take photos of you, say they’ll pass them on, but never do? Facebook’s newest companion app Moments could retrieve your memories trapped on other people’s phones through facial recognition.<p>Moments scans your Camera Roll for the all the photos featuring a friend’s face, …

Colorado high court rules workers can be fired for off-duty pot use

DENVER — Businesses can fire employees for using marijuana, even if they are smoking it off the clock and complying with state laws that have legalized the drug, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case at the vanguard of lawsuits testing the limits of marijuana …

This Is What Happens When A State Seriously Invests In Clean Energy

<i>This story was first published by Yale Environment 360.</i><p>Solar farms are blooming across California’s deserts, wind turbines are climbing the Sierra, photovoltaic roofs are shimmering over suburbs, and Teslas are the Silicon Valley elite’s new ride. A clean energy rush is transforming the Golden …

The 23 best beaches in America

For this list, we looked at seven notable beach rankings compiled by travel experts, vacationers, and water-quality researchers and combined these rankings to come up with the ultimate list of the best beaches in the US.<p>The rankings we used were Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches for 2015, Trip Advisor's …

'The Girl Was Actively Bleeding out of Two Limbs,' Says Off-Duty Paramedic Who Helped Teen After Shark Attack

An off-duty paramedic helped one of the two teenagers who were mauled by a shark in North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.<p>“The girl was actively …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …