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Grandparents Win Reprieve From Trump Travel Ban in Federal Court

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — A federal judge in Hawaii ruled late Thursday that the Trump administration’s temporary ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and on refugees should not prevent grandparents and other close relatives of residents from entering the United States.<p>The judge, …

Tips for Giving the Best Answers to Behavioral Interview Questions

Most hiring managers include at least a few behavioral questions in each job interview they conduct. What can you expect when you're asked these …

Measure the Height of a Building With an ... Accelerometer?

Smartphones are pretty amazing when you think about it. Besides letting you watch Star Wars whenever you want, answer any question instantly, and …

A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>Reporter<p>When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, …

Income Inequality

NOAA: U.S. island coral reefs at risk for bleaching, death

Even though the longest global coral bleaching event on record is reportedly ending, Guam's reefs still are at risk of bleaching over the summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced.<p>As of June 19, NOAA declared the third-ever documented global coral bleaching event, which …

Digging out: 4 keys to successful debt consolidation

When your personal finances teeter on the brink, your first instinct might be to do something drastic. Freeze your credit cards in a block of ice. Vow to never eat out again. Forgo your Netflix subscription.<p>These tactics may help, but financial experts say paying off debt requires a more …

Cotton swabs are sending thousands of kids to the ER

Feel the need to clean your child’s ears? Step away from that cotton swab.<p>Despite years of warnings to avoid putting the product into the ear canal, more than 263,000 children in the U.S. had to be treated in emergency rooms for ear injuries related to cotton-tip applicators between 1990 and 2010, …

Uruguayans sign up for state cannabis in world first

Pot smokers in Uruguay on Tuesday became the first in the world to sign up to buy state-vetted cannabis for recreational use, as pharmacies aim to start selling it in July.<p>Far from the cannabis cafes of the Netherlands and other states that have decriminalised pot, this small South American country …

​Accenture to have 90 percent of internal IT in the cloud by 2019

With 60 of its entire IT infrastructure and applications already in the cloud, Accenture expects all but 10 percent to be deployed within 12 to 18 …

How to save money despite unsteady paychecks — and grow richer

Landing your dream job can be tough in a so-called gig economy where freelance work is common and companies increasingly turn to contingent workers …

Ghost Tower haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — The 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was …

Asia

Up, up, and away! Saving for a vacation

Are you planning on taking a vacation in the future? Here are some financial tips on why you should start saving for that vacation sooner rather than …

The Home Office Tax Deduction: One of the Most Misunderstood (and Dangerous) Tax Breaks

The home office tax deduction offers huge tax savings to those 24% of employed people who now do some or all of their work at home. Yet of all the …

America's Biggest Banks Just Rolled Out Their Venmo Killer

Anyone will be able to use it by mid-2017.<p>You may have never heard of Zelle, but the companies backing the the app are some old-school financial …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Motivation

A little-known California law is Silicon Valley's secret weapon

Ford just agreed to invest a billion dollars in a self-driving car company you’ve probably never heard of. It’s called Argo AI, and it has only existed for a couple of months. Bloomberg reports that its “founders Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander are former leaders of the self-driving car teams at …

Silicon Valley

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

Employment

Apple iOS 10.3 Beta Has A Gift For Verizon Customers

Apple iOS 10.3 is a big release packed full of new features, but dig deep and you will find it also has a very popular one that has not been included in the official release notes…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the</i> …

iOS

$3.75 Million in Engines Were Stolen From a Jaguar Land Rover Factory…in 6 Minutes

And in full view of security cameras.<p>Criminals stole more than $3.75 million worth of engines from Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Solihull, England …

Brain hormone triggers fat burning regardless of food intake

Although the neurotransmitter serotonin has previously been shown to play a central role in regulating appetite (amongst other things), the reasons …

7 Ways to Lower Credit Card Debt in 2017: You Can Do This!

Paying off credit card debt can feel like a totally impossible challenge, especially if you have multiple accounts to deal with. But, of course, it's …

Personal Finance

Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON (AP) — A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as …

Rainfall

3 Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

If you're devoting 2017 to getting out of debt, saving for a new home, paying for school, amping up your retirement or any other money-oriented goal …

Personal Finance

The Money Goal to Set in Your 30s, According to a Financial Planner

Along with career strides and potentially starting a family, your 30s usher in a whole new level of financial responsibility. Not only can you no …

Personal Finance

Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

With an incoming presidential administration seemingly hostile towards action on climate change, local solutions are now more important than ever. …

A Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Your Photos Online

As a photographer, you obviously want to spend your time focusing on your passion: capturing great images, being creative, and making art. …

Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

Mark Zuckerberg Unloads $95M in Facebook Shares (FB) | Investopedia

Facebook, Inc. (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg was one of several high-level executives – including Chief Technology Officer Michael Todd Schroepfer and …