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President Xi's pledge to lower tariffs is just one of many obstacles for U.S. carmakers

China lowering tariffs is "a very important action,” tweeted Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping held out a carrot for foreign automakers this week — and a potential olive branch to President Donald Trump — promising to “significantly lower” the 25 percent tariffs that have long …

China

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Ancient History

Top 10 Places to Visit in the Philippines

Since I have recently did my post on the Top 10 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines, I though it would be appropriate for me to do a post on …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

How To Trade Stocks For Free

Whether you are a novice investor looking to get started or an active trader handling your own investments, it’s important to understand that commissions and fees limit your total returns over time. By learning how to trade stocks for free, you’ll not only save money, but your investments will …

Trading

China Default Angst Flares After Rare Case With Junk Bond

A rare event in a corner of China’s credit market is fueling concern that more defaults are looming, adding to strains sparked by the government’s …

China

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 13 stocks will see profits explode higher in 2018

Earnings growth has been the undeniable backbone of the 8 1/2-year bull market. But it's not always easy to pick out the companies that are going to be the biggest contributors.<p>That rings especially true as we enter 2018, as analysts forecast that GOP tax reform will boost a wide range of sectors, …

Investing

Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Eight years ago I watched the movie “2012,” named after the year the Mayan calendar supposedly ends. In the film an American geologist learns that a solar flare is heating the core of the earth and causing its tectonic plates to shift drastically. Before long, mass earthquakes and tsunamis are …

If You're in Your 50s, Consider Buying These 2 Stocks

Which stocks will make good use of the time you have before hanging up the work boots without too much risk?<p>As investors start heading toward the …

Why Are Investors Dumping Tech Stocks?

While much of the rest of the U.S. stock market is rallying on the prospect of a tax overhaul, the S&P 500's technology sector is down for the third time in four days.<p>Reducing the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35% would boost profitability for many U.S. companies, adding bottom-line support to a …

Stock Markets

Is Baozun's Post-Earnings Plunge a Buying Opportunity?

Why was the “Shopify of China” hammered after its solid third quarter report?<p>Shares of <b>Baozun</b> (NASDAQ:BZUN) plunged 17% on Nov. 22 after the …

Why JD.com Is Your Ticket to Investing in the Growth of E-Commerce in China

The company is already leading this fast-growing market.<p><b>JD.com</b>'s (NASDAQ:JD) third-quarter earnings announcement surprised investors. The Chinese …

China is about to take the entire global economy for a wild ride

For now, Wall Street is wailing about a lack of volatility in global markets. Give it a few weeks, and that will all change.<p>China is about to take us all for a wild ride. We've taken this ride at the end of every year since 2014, and all of the elements for a repeat are coming together.<p>China's …

Stock Markets

27 cities around the world where expats are happy, rents are affordable, and jobs are plentiful

If you're thinking about living abroad, the best people to ask for tips might be the people who have already done it: expats.<p>InterNations, an expatriate network and global guide, put together a list of the best cities for living and working abroad, according to expats they surveyed.<p>To compile the …

New York City

Nike's Problems Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

Adidas surged past Jordan Brand in sales last month for the first time ever.<p><b>Nike Inc</b> (NYSE:NKE) has reigned over the sports world for more than a …

Shoes

The 9 Best Places to Visit Outside Bangkok

Many of the best places to visit near Bangkok are within 4-5 hours of the city. Although, technically, you could get there and back with an early …

These rapidly growing companies’ shares may rise as much as 74% in the next year

Some investors and analysts say the U.S. stock market rally has exhausted itself.<p>But among large-cap companies generating sales at a fast clip, many …

Investing

Vietnam is the East Asian cornerstone of India’s “counter China” policy

Last week, Vietnam indicated it has bought BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles, a weapon the country has long cherished, from India.<p>Without going into the specifics, the Vietnamese foreign ministry said “the procurement of defence equipment by Vietnam is consistent with the policy of peace and …

You Wouldn't Believe the Size of Phillips 66's Annual Oil Bill

The refining giant spends a massive amount of money each quarter buying oil to refine into higher-value products.<p><b>Phillips 66</b> (NYSE:PSX) recently …

Oil

The Best Dividend Stocks You've Never Heard Of

Just because a company isn't a household name doesn't mean it can't be a dividend payer worth owning for years to come.<p>There are a lot of great …

Investing

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.: Buy at the High?

The Chinese e-commerce titan's shares have gained 77% in 12 months and trade at all-time highs today. Is this hyper-growth stock still a good …

Investing

The 18 most profitable banks in the UK

After years of struggles, the country's banks are now largely profitable once again, with new challengers, traditional major players and building societies all delivering strong profits last year.<p>Using data provided by The Banker, a magazine covering the financial sector, Business Insider has …

Investing

7 Days in Vietnam: A Slightly Insane Travel Itinerary

<b>Day One: Get Lost in Hanoi</b><p>The first thing you notice about Hanoi is that everyone is moving at a manic clip, rushing by bicycle, moped, motorcycle, …

Bhutan Tour

Find out what lights up the faces of the residents of Bhutan, the only country in the world that measures its well-being in GNH—Gross National …

Asia Travel

These 4 Megacap Stocks Are Expected to Grow Their EPS an Average of 642% by 2020

You'd struggle to find faster growth stocks than these household names over the next couple of years.<p>Anybody like growth stocks? Chances are you're a …

Investing

8 No-Brainer Retirement Stocks to Buy

While the mainstream financial media largely enables a short-term mindset for the market’s participants, the reality is, most of us would be better …

Retirement

UBS: Here are the 10 stocks that are set to explode much higher

In a note to clients circulated May 12, UBS equity research highlighted the bank's top stock picks for the second half of 2017.<p>"We asked this of all UBS Analysts in North America. Their responses are collected here, to provide you with a snapshot of our highest conviction Buy-rated investment ideas …

Investing

5 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

5 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines We all heard stories of what Thailand used to be like 20 years ago, before it was spoiled by the hordes of …

Travel

Missing Taiwanese hiker found dead in Nepal, boyfriend rescued | Reuters

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The body of a 19-year-old Taiwanese woman hiker, who went missing in northwest Nepal in early March, was discovered on Wednesday and brought to Kathmandu, a hiking official said.<p>Her 21-year old boyfriend was found alive and was picked up by a rescue helicopter from the foot of …

Mountaineering