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Fed raises interest rates, keeps 2018 policy outlook unchanged | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term jump in U.S. economic growth from the Trump administration’s proposed tax cuts.<p>In an early verdict on the tax overhaul, …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

The Dollar Breaks Out

The details of Wednesday's FOMC meeting have been covered comprehensively already, so I'll spare you a repeat. But let's not underplay the …

The Week Of

We did the math to see if it's worth buying a ticket for the $430 million Powerball jackpot

That is a pretty huge chunk of money. However, as we saw with last week's similarly large Mega Millions jackpot, which someone did win on Saturday, taking a closer look at the underlying math of the lottery shows that it's probably a bad idea to buy a ticket.<p>Consider the expected value<p>When trying …

Bitcoin's Getting Hard to Ignore, Even for Wall Street Titan Goldman Sachs

Bitcoin's time has come. Or, at least, it's getting closer.<p>Brokerage firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) published a report this week showing that the …

Cryptocurrency

U.S. labor market tightening; services sector growth slowing | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a tightening labor market that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on course to announce plans next month to start reducing its massive bond portfolio.<p>A recruiter talks with a job seeker at the …

Say hello to the world’s hottest soldier

A sexy Israeli soldier is making Instagram users hot under the collar with her scantily clad selfies.<p>Kim Mellibovsky has become a social media …

Banks are failing again in America

Don't look now, but banks are failing again in America.<p>The past several years have been relatively placid for the banking industry. After the wholesale failure of the system during the financial crisis, banks gradually recovered their footing.<p>Aided by essentially free money from the Federal …

Netflix new arrivals in April: ‘Schindler’s List,’ ‘Sand Castle,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and more

It was recently revealed that Netflix would be losing a lot of beloved movies and shows in April, but as always the streaming service takes away with …

Entertainment

The manufacturer that Trump convinced to keep 1,000 jobs in the US is raising prices

United Technologies Corp., Carrier's parent company, said it is raising prices for its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment by up to 5%, starting January 1. The decision to raise prices was first announced on November 23, the week before the Trump deal was finalized.<p>Until last week, …