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Counting Calories Is Not the Key to Weight Loss, New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

A Short Market Week, Walmart Earnings and Warren Buffett’s Letter

<i>Here’s what to expect in the week ahead:</i><p>MARKETS<p><b>Markets will be closed for Presidents’ Day.</b><p>In observance of Presidents’ Day, financial markets and most banks in the United States will be closed on Monday. The holiday, established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, is now …

Warren Buffett

Disney World, Perdue Chicken 'Most Loved Brands'

Disney World and Perdue Chicken are the “most loved brands,” offline and online respectively, based on positive conversations and referrals, …

Disney World

Coca-Cola Offers 6-8% Returns Through 2020

KO posted some good results for 2017 Q4 and raised guidance for 2018.<p>KO's dividend was also raised to $0.39 per quarter (5.4% increase).<p>However, …

Investing

'LEGO' Unveils 'Harry Potter', 'Star Wars' and 'Jurassic World' Sets At New York Toy Fair

<i>LEGO</i> reveal new sets at New York Toy Fair for Star Wars, Jurassic World and Harry Potter as well as the new Minifigures Series 18 sets.<p>In a booth mainly populated with products already at retail the focus was on a handful on new sets coming up for Spring and Fall.<p>Chief of these was the <i>LEGO</i> <i>Harry</i> …

Lego

This Is Warren Buffett's Top Equity Holding, Surpassing Wells Fargo

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has taken a real shine to Apple Inc.<p>Berkshire boosted its holding of the iPhone maker to $28 billion at …

Warren Buffett

Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying Grocery Store Honey

If you’re doing your best to eat clean, certain things seem like safe bets. Fresh produce, legumes and unprocessed whole grains may all make the …

Country Lifestyle

The pros and cons of investment apps

It’s no surprise that most Americans — especially millennials — aren’t investing in the stock market despite its historic gains under President Donald Trump.<p>According to poll released last May, Gallup found only 54% of Americans are currently invested in the stock market — either through a …

Retirement

Inflation is back. Don't panic

<b>Quest's Profitable Moment</b><p>For the past five years, the search has been on for any signs of inflation. Month after month, in the United States, the UK and the Eurozone, inflation appeared becalmed if not dormant. More recently in the US, of course, core inflation numbers have risen toward the Fed's …

Lloyd Blankfein

The ‘Smart Money’ Bet Big on General Electric After Shares Tumbled

As the steady erosion of General Electric Co.’s shares last year quickened its pace during the last three months, the so-called smart money moved …

Stock Markets

This Is the Most Exciting Aspect of Blockchain Technology, and You're Completely Overlooking It

Blockchain has an opportunity to dramatically change the lives of up to 2 billion people worldwide.<p>For more than a year now, cryptocurrencies have …

Blockchain

5 must-see destinations in South Korea

Mark Ellwood, contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveler, joins TODAY in Pyeongchang to spotlight the best places to visit in South Korea. From the best parts of bustling Seoul to historic villages to the volcanic island perfect for a honeymoon, there’s plenty to see.

South Korea

Where should you put your money if you think the market will crash?

<i>Where should I put my money now if I believe the stock market is going to crash?—Jerry, Virginia</i><p>If you really believe the market is headed for an imminent crash, there are all sorts of places you could invest your money. You could move it all into cash, you could buy gold or real estate or for that …

Investing

They shared their lives on YouTube. Then an obsessed fan came calling — with a gun.

Christopher Giles passed his hours plugged into the Internet, either gripping an X-box controller or burning through YouTube videos. He was 23 years old and lived by himself in a two-story apartment complex topped with stucco in a neighborhood in northern Albuquerque. It was an existence a police …

Ryan Seacrest

Prices Rise More Than Expected in January, Adding to Inflation Fears

U.S. consumer prices rose faster than expected in January, the Labor Department said Wednesday, adding to signs of rising inflation that have roiled …

Economics

What's the Difference Between Searing, Sautéing, and Pan-Frying?

Sometimes a recipe's directions can be... confusing. When they tell you to sauté, or pan-fry, or sear, what <i>exactly</i> is the difference? And which …

Country Lifestyle

Wall Street begins putting together "shopping lists" of stocks to buy after plunge

A growing number of Wall Street pros are putting together “shopping lists” of stocks to consider buying after the market’s worst dive in two years put shares on sale.<p>With the Dow last week suffering its first 10% drop, or correction, in two years, and many individual stocks falling even more from …

Investing

Buffalo Wild Wings was sucked into a downward spiral as millennials ditched the chain — but the new CEO has a plan for a comeback

Buffalo Wild Wings needs a savior — and it may have found one in the CEO who led an effort to transform Arby's business.<p>Buffalo Wild Wings has struggled over the past two years with slumping sales and a monthslong battle between executives and an activist investor.<p>On February 5, the parent company …

Advertising

Excitement Builds as Disney Returns to Growth

Shareholders of <b>The Walt Disney Company</b> (NYSE: DIS) have had a lot to keep up with in recent quarters. Concerns regarding flagging growth in the company's cable networks have been offset by excitement surrounding the acquisition of certain media assets of <b>Twenty-First Century Fox</b> (NASDAQ: FOX) …

Investing

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

Do Waiters Ever Eat the Leftover Food off of Your Plate?

If you’ve ever eaten at a restaurant and left behind three-quarters of a basket of perfectly good fries or an untouched half of a sandwich, you’ve …

Country Lifestyle

Stock rally is nearing end; oil has peaked: Here's where to invest

The bull market is nearing the end of its run, according to Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, while oil prices are also running out of room to rally.<p>“We are in the last 10%, maybe the last 5%, in the bull market of equities – you have to be careful from this point …

Stock Markets

Uber is jumping on the dockless bike-share bandwagon

Teaming up with Jump for a limited trial in San Francisco<p>Uber announced today that it will begin offering bike-share options for users in San Francisco, thanks to a partnership with a New York City-based e-bike company called Jump. The inclusion of bike-share in Uber’s app will certainly be seen as …

Transportation

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Military-grade drones, body cameras, and oil could fuel big time-gains for investors in these stocks.<p>Given a long enough period of time, any …

Investing

It's still shockingly cheap to protect against big stock market losses — here's how to do it

The stock market's two-day selloff was scary, but apparently not worrisome enough to force traders to pay up for hedges.<p>So says data compiled by Goldman Sachs, which shows that while the Cboe Volatility Index— or VIX — spiked to a five-month high amid growing worry, it's still on the low extreme …

Stock Markets

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Microbiology

Correction: Insider Q&A-Credit and Real Estate story

article<p>In a story Jan. 28 about credit scores and real estate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Experian suffered a data breach, it was Equifax.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>TransUnion exec talks credit scores and real estate<p>TransUnion exec says shape …

Personal Finance

8 Stocks That Will Hit All-Time Highs in 2018

Broad equity markets are at an all-time high, and many individual stocks are at similar levels. A bull market heading into its tenth year has …

Stocks

How to trade Intel into earnings

Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com puts on a bullish bet on Intel going into the chipmaker's earnings report.

Two drug companies are exploding after a pair of biotech mega-deals (BIVV, JUNO)

• <b>French drugmaker Sanofi is acquiring biotech company Bioverativ in a $11.6 billion deal.</b>• <b><br>Celgene is acquiring Juno Therapeutics, a company developing personalized cancer treatments, in a deal worth $9 billion.</b>• <b><br>Both stocks are up big in pre-market trading Monday.</b><p>Shares of drugmaker Bioverativ and …

Biotechnology