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8 Ways to Manage Your Money Better, According to Financial Experts

When it comes to your fitness, you may have your eyes on toned arms or buns that would make Kim Kardashian blush. But there's something else you should focus on getting in shape: your finances.<p>"We can all benefit from health checks in plenty of other aspects of our lives, especially our finances," …

5 Things You Need to Know About Donald Trump's Tax Returns

Donald Trump has announced that he will not release his tax returns before the presidential election. That controversial decision has elicited a …

Donald Trump

Tim Westwood Liberates Unreleased Jay Z Freestyle - XXL

Jay Z recently celebrated a career milestone few rappers get to relish in. The Brooklyn boy's debut album, <i>Reasonable Doubt</i> turned 20 years old in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Police disclose troubling details regarding Davone Bess arrest

Getty Images<p>Former NFL receiver Davone Bess was arrested early Monday in Gilbert, Arizona after fleeing a traffic stop, refusing to exit his car, …

Law Enforcement

Brock Lesnar Is Getting A Special Exemption From The UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy For His MMA Return

The Brock Lesnar un-retirement and announcement of his return at UFC 200 took nearly everyone in the MMA and pro wrestling games by surprise. But his road back into the octagon against Mark Hunt won’t necessarily be as difficult as it might be for other fighters who have publicly retired and wish …

Brock Lesnar

The debate over Chipotle's future is splitting Wall Street — here are 2 sides to the argument

The company listed back in 2006 at $22, and grew at an incredible rate over the decade that followed, hitting a high of nearly $750 per share last August.<p>But a food safety scandal that began in late 2015 put an end to that inexorable rise.<p>The Mexican fast-food chain's E. coli outbreaks made about …

Chris Evans Scared The Hell Out Of ‘Civil War’ Co-Star Elizabeth Olsen On ‘Ellen’

<i>Ellen</i> is always a great place for celebrities to either play pranks on each other or be a victim of one of the hostesses’ diabolical plans. Never forget the time Kristen Bell paid the price for revealing how big a fan of sloths she is before stopping by the show. The latest prank comes courtesy of …

The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits

A trove of ISIS personnel records obtained by NBC News has now been analyzed by experts at West Point, who say it’s the largest and “most significant” document cache of its kind, providing new insight into the terror group’s grand ambitions and diverse recruits.<p>The files reveal that the jihadists …

Owners of Vermont Ski Resort Jay Peak Ran a 'Ponzi-Like' Scheme, SEC Says

The owners of a northern Vermont ski resort operated a “Ponzi-like” scheme, spending $50 million of investor funds intended for an expansion of the …

Flint Sounds Off on Water Crisis at MSNBC Town Hall

FLINT, Michigan — By now you’ve probably heard that this proud American factory town is facing a state of emergency, subsisting on rationed water after its own supply was spiked by lead. But on Wednesday night — in a special edition of "The Rachel Maddow Show" — the leaders of Flint spotlighted …

Amber Rose Blasts Kanye West For Getting His "Booty Fingered"

Kanye West had no issues in taking the gloves off during his social media lynching of Wiz Khalifa earlier today (January 27) but now his Twitter rant …

What will happen to the property market in 2016?

<b>The property market will have rather more on its plate in 2016 than the perennial issue of whether house prices will go up or down.</b><p>The recent decision of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, to raise interest rates for the first time since the summer of 2006, has opened the door for the Bank …

This is The Biggest Threat To China’s Stock Market

Mark Twain is attributed with saying that history may not repeat itself, but it certainly does rhyme. What we are seeing this week in terms of the …

What retirees and pre-retirees should do as the Fed raises interest rates

The wait is over. The Fed has made its move. Now you can revisit your retirement plan and, best case, tweak it or, worst case, overhaul it. And what you do might depend on the degree to which you already prepared for the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, as it did a little over a week ago, …

Traditional 401(k) or Roth 401(k)? Which is better? Taxes could tell

<b>Q: My son has been contributing the maximum possible into his 401(k). He/we believe that his earnings will continue to rise and that he will eventually move into a higher tax bracket. At the moment, he’s contributing to a Roth 401(k). At present, given his modified adjusted gross income, he could</b> …

These 7 Movies Tell the Real Story Behind the Financial Crisis

The movie <i>The Big Short</i> opened in theaters nationwide Dec. 23, and it is the latest example of a Hollywood production laying the blame for the 2008 …

GoPro's buyback plan is terrible for investors

The $400 million in revenue missed consensus estimates, and GoPro offered weak guidance for the coming quarter while admitting that it badly mispriced its new HERO4 Session. In recent months, GoPro has slashed the price <i>twice</i> now to half of its original $400 launch price.<p>Perhaps the worst part about …

Should we call it 'radical Islam'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans who despise Democrats such as Hillary Clinton for describing America as in a battle against "terrorism" rather than "radical Islam" need to get out of the sandbox. Their charge is, at heart, childish.<p>The gripe is that Clinton, President Barack Obama and others, in refusing to …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Ohio’s John Kasich Bashes Trump for ‘Silly’ Immigration Plan

Ohio governor John Kasich swung hard at Donald Trump’s immigration plan in the Republican primetime debate Tuesday night, calling the business …

Amid the Points and Applause, One Single Shot Ignited Love Story of Kobe, NYC

NEW YORK — The farewell came Sunday at 5:59 p.m ET, with hugs and smiles, a stirring ovation and one final wave—an NBA legend and a legendary arena sharing a last embrace.<p>Kobe Bryant raised his left palm to meet the gentle cheers, then disappeared into a Madison Square Garden tunnel.<p>This was almost …

Exclusive: Investigators '90 percent sure' bomb downed Russian plane

CAIRO (Reuters) - Investigators of the Russian plane crash in Egypt are “90 percent sure” the noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording was an explosion caused by a bomb, a member of the investigation team told Reuters on Sunday.<p>A military investigator from Russia stands near the …

Airplanes

Don't Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Accountants

The accounting industry is under pressure. Fee compression, intense and increasing competition, and more demanding clients are often making the position of accounting partner less profitable and even more tenuous.<p>In a survey of managing partners in 301 small accounting firms (five or fewer equity …

Russian plane crash: ISIS chatter supports bomb theory, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS' affiliate in Egypt says it brought down Metrojet Flight 9268. And U.S. officials are more confident that terrorists bombed the Russian plane, killing all 224 people aboard.<p>But key questions remain: If terrorists did plant a bomb, how did they do it? And what could prevent that from …

Hillary Clinton proposes loosening restrictions on marijuana

<b>Orangeburg, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton proposed loosening restrictions on marijuana in South Carolina on Saturday, telling a largely African-American audience that she would like to reschedule the drug in order to spur research.<p>"What I do want is for us to support research into medical …

Cannabis

Tupac Rikers Island Interview Released By Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell is promoting the release of his book, <i>The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood,</i> which was released Tuesday (October …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How the Colts' trick play went wrong and why it could have worked

It involves a post route, a whale and an Aztec god.<p>Many fans are looking at the very unsuccessful trick play the Indianapolis Colts ran on fourth down and asking questions that, frankly, are pretty insulting. Of course the Colts practiced that play. Of course they believed it would lead to a …

Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Juice may hold the key

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Could the mysterious moons of Jupiter be hiding habitable zones under their icy crusts?<p>The Rosetta mission's startling discovery that Comet 67P contains multiple organic compounds that make up the building blocks of life adds weight to a theory that Earth may have been seeded with …

Universe

Pot Risk vs. Profit: Bankers Cautious of Marijuana Dispensaries

DENVER — Every month, Jamie Perino hires a security detail to come to her three recreational marijuana dispensaries. They stop by, collect thousands of dollars in cash and head out to deliver the money to the state, county and city.<p>Perino, the CEO of Euflora dispensaries, said she can’t find a bank …

Cannabis

The KKK Stirred Up White-Hot Rage at the South Carolina Statehouse This Weekend

What do you get when you combine the KKK, angry counter-protesters, and a whole lot of Confederate flags?<p><i>All photos by</i> <i>Justin Schmitz</i><p>On Saturday, the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia played host to a fierce rally organized by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a North Carolina–based …

New York City just took its war with Uber to a whole new level

It's natural that the taxi industry, which doesn't take kindly to being "disrupted," is a constant source of that ire. But sometimes it also comes from other parties—like Uber's own drivers, and local regulators.<p>So it's no shock that on Tuesday, shortly after beating down a stringent proposal on …