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U.S. crude up 4 percent on lower stockpile bets; Brent spread narrows

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rallied on Monday, with U.S crude surging more than 4 percent on signs of declining stockpiles, less drilling that could reduce future output and a jump in gasoline futures that boosted the overall petroleum complex.<p>Oil pumps are seen at a MAX oil station in Yangon …

Presidential hopeful Sanders wins warm 'Late Show' welcome

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders brought a "Feel the Bern" coffee cup for Stephen Colbert along with his message of lifting the middle class, and in …

Google has deployed its cute little self-driving cars in Austin

They'll join the autonomous Lexus SUVs that have been on the road since July<p>Last month we learned that Google was planning to extend its autonomous vehicle project by bringing a few of its own tiny self-driving cars to Austin, Texas. Today, the company announced that new phase of the project is now …

Arizona officials name suspect arrested in Phoenix's Interstate 10 shootings

The man suspected of being the I-10 shooter responsible for a series of shootings that unnerved motorists along an Arizona freeway was arrested on Friday night, authorities said.<p>"We got him!" said Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Twitter.<p>Bart Graves, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, …

What A Time To Be Alive, Shameless 70s Cocaine Ads

Ads promoting all manner of drug paraphernalia have been around for decades, roach clips, hashish bongs, smoking pipes and designer cosmetic cases to …

Cannabis

Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair

Jason Baldridge Contributor<p>Jason Baldridge is co-founder of People Pattern and associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary specialization is computational linguistics, and his core research interests are formal and computational models of …

Machine Learning

Young, rich tech engineers are investing their millions differently than the rest of us

Even though they are flush with cash they likely made in just a few years, they have a distrust of risky investments and of opportunistic wealth managers CNN Money reports.<p>More than anything, they want to see the data and charts for themselves.<p>Darrell Krasnoff, a managing director at Bel Air …

Investing

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New York City

Will John Hancock revamp bring double the visitors?

A revamp of the John Hancock Center observatory represents the latest salvo in the intensifying aerial battle for visitors being waged by Hancock, Willis and Trump towers.<p>John Hancock's observatory — renamed 360 Chicago — has been spruced up and the wait for the elevators to the 94th floor made …

New Chicago aviation chief: O'Hare expansion is only the beginning

Modern airports from Atlanta to Denver have been "stealing traffic" from O'Hare International Airport, a loss O'Hare can halt only by being more competitive and attractive to fliers, the city's new aviation chief said Wednesday.<p>Outdated management of facilities at O'Hare, misguided attempts by the …

Aviation

Marina City will be considered for landmark status

Marina City, the iconic Chicago riverfront complex famed for its corncob-shaped towers, could soon be on the way to becoming an official city landmark.<p>Designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg and built in the 1960s, the modernist complex at 300 N. State St. will be recommended Thursday for …

Chicago to kick off big-business jobs initiative

Chicago will be the kickoff site for the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a new coalition of big businesses hoping to provide jobs or training for disadvantaged 16- to 24-year-olds.<p>The initiative, which includes companies like Starbucks, CVS and Wal-Mart, comes as teens continue to be displaced …

Make Your Reception a Little Sweeter with Magnolia Bakery Wedding Cakes

Good news for all you Magnolia Bakery fans: The New York City institution, whose cupcakes were made famous by an episode of <i>Sex and the City</i>, has just …

Lollapalooza Celebrity Fashion: Lana Del Rey, AnnaSophia Robb and More

Lollapalooza featured over 100 artists during its three-day stint in Chicago’s Grant Park, which drew 300,000 fans, according to the Chicago Tribune. …

Fashion, Music, and Art Collide at Chicago's "David Bowie Is" Retrospective Exhibit

David Bowie is a virtuoso of reinvention. In his five-decade-long career, the singer has mastered the art of creating performances around alter egos …

Go Behind the Scenes in Brandy's Unbelievably Glamorous Dressing Room for Chicago the Musical

Believe it or not, backstage at any theater can be pretty drab, and the dressing rooms for even the biggest stars on Broadway are no exception. Not …

We finally know a lot more about Donald Trump's 'massive' net worth

Trump's campaign released a statement on July 15, when he filed disclosure with the FEC, saying it would reveal a "massive" net worth "in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS." The report still does not completely detail Trump's fortune, as it deals mostly with ranges.<p>"For instance, they have boxes once a …

Donald Trump

Articles about these-simply-stunning-acoustic-panels-have-neat-lighting-and-audio-add-ons on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A stunning office pendant lighting display comprised of Crystal glass brightens a Swedish brand's workspace.<p>This Canadian home features vibrant details that bring beauty to every …

Napa Valley

Decades Two.1’s Chicago Pop-Up Store

<i>The following is a guest post from one of our favorite blogs, DecadesTwo.1.</i><p>The Hollywood designer consignment store Decades Two.1 is headed to …

Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace Will Be Restored, Turned Into Museum By New Buyers

The nondescript Chicago two-flat where, according to historians, famed cartoonist Walt Disney was born in 1901 is set to be developed into a museum and kid-focused community resource center.<p>The home, located at 2156 North Tripp Ave. in the city's Hermosa neighborhood, was sold to Dina Benadon and …

Blue Line Renovation Project To Be 4-Year-Long, Nearly Half-Billion Dollar Facelift For O'Hare Branch

Another Chicago 'L' line is getting a massive revamp, this time for the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line.<p>Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials announced a nearly half-billion dollar, four-year renovation plan for the CTA Blue Line’s O’Hare branch on Thursday. The $492 million project, …

Burberry Chicago's Grand Opening Party (PHOTOS)

Burberry Chicago unfurled a beige carpet (in lieu of red) to herald the grand opening of its 25,000 square foot masterpiece down Michigan Avenue last week.<p>All of Burberry's five stories were jam-packed with Chicago's most fashionable for an evening that included appearances from Burberry Chief …

Frank Lloyd Wright's William Winslow House For Sale For First Time In Over 50 Years (PHOTOS)

It was the first home legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed after quitting his job at his mentor Louis Sullivan's firm and going off on this own. And it could be yours (if you somehow have $2.4 million at your disposal).<p>The William Winslow House, located at 515 Auvergne Place in River …

Eataly Chicago Photos: Mario Batali's Italian Superstore Opens Massive Second U.S. Location

<i>Ciao</i>, Eataly!<p>Mario Batali's renowned Italian superstore opened its second U.S. location on Monday: a sprawling, 62,000-square-foot multi-restaurant complex in Chicago -- the largest location the company has opened yet.<p>Joining Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti, Joe and Lidia Bastianich, Adam and Alex …

Adler Planetarium's 'Winter Sky Live' Show Explores Season's Unique Wonders

On any given night here in Chicago, light pollution makes it difficult for us to get much of a look at the stars above, but (thankfully) we're also home to one of the world's top places to get a special look at the universe beyond what we can see with our eyes alone.<p>The Adler Planetarium has turned …

Grand Opening for Lulu's on the Avenue Vintage Store (PHOTOS)

Over the past 10 years, Lulu's at the Belle Kay has earned the reputation for being one of the country's top vintage stores, carrying an unparalleled selection of jewelry from the 1920s through the 1980s, gowns, furs, and hats. Owner and curator, Laurie Davis, opened a second store last week: …

Jewelry

CTA Auction Gives Transit Collectors Chance To Buy Whole Train Cars, Rail Signs

Not only can you finally touch the third rail, you might even be able to own it.<p>Railroad ties, bus stop signs, a change counter and even two de-commissioned rail cars are some of the items and "memorabilia" the Chicago Transit Authority is unloading over the next five days in the agency's …

Yo-Yo Ma, Chicago Civic Orchestra Surprise Shoppers With Pop-Up Concert Inside Mall (VIDEO)

There are few things that can get stressed-out holiday shoppers to break their stride for a minute -- let alone nine -- but smack in the middle of Tuesday's evening rush, a crowd in downtown Chicago's bustling shopping district did just that.<p>Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined the Chicago Civic Orchestra …

Do-Rite Donuts Debuts $20 Truffle Doughnut It Hopes Could Be The Next Cronut

<b>Story by Tanveer Ali, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:</b><p>CHICAGO — Beginning Wednesday morning, Do-Rite Donuts will sell white truffle-topped doughnuts for $20 each.<p>The doughnuts are the brainchild of the dessert shop's chefs and Rodrick Markus, the owner of Lakeview's Rare Tea Cellar, which has sold …