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House sends major bank bill to Trump, capping years of effort

The House on Tuesday sent a milestone bank deregulation bill to President Donald Trump for his signature, delivering a victory to lenders that spent years fighting to roll back rules enacted in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street meltdown.<p>The House passed the bill in a 258-159 vote with support from …

Sessions’ awkward crime-fighting encounter

In Bulgaria to fight organized crime, Trump’s AG meets with the country’s prime minister, who himself has been linked to organized crime.<p>On a trip to Bulgaria to discuss organized crime and other transnational security issues, Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Tuesday with Bulgarian Prime Minister …

Bill easing bank regulations heads to Trump, but falls short of overhaul GOP wanted

Bipartisan legislation focused on easing regulations for small and midsize banks passed the House on Tuesday and headed to President Trump for his expected signature.<p>Although the bill provides some significant relief for larger financial institutions, it falls short of the sweeping overhaul of the …

The 10 best new rap songs right now

Featuring new songs from Pi’erre Bourne, Valee, Megan Thee Stallion, 03 Greedo, Boosie, ZMoney, and more.<p>1<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Pi'erre Bourne, "Planet …

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

5 blind spots

The most important stuff about America we still don’t know.<p>Washington spends billions of dollars every year collecting information on the country, from high-profile surveys like the monthly jobs report to the little-known census of mink operations. But for all the resources expended to collect, …

10 Companies That Are Getting Creative With Cryptocurrency

The question entrepreneurs need to be asking now are: When will this technology come to the masses?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of buzz is circulating in the financial and technology space over cryptocurrencies. Whether or not you're bullish on investing in …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in …

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law …

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

Machine Learning

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Steve Bannon

This is the closest thing we have to a master equation of the universe

The table is also organized to represent how these teeny, tiny bits of matter interact with the fundamental forces of nature.<p>But it didn't begin as a table.<p>The grand theory of almost everything actually represents a collection of several mathematical models that proved to be timeless …

Universe