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Wall Street better get ready for a 1,100-point tumble in the Dow industrials

The U.S. stock market has been on such a parabolic march higher that Wall Street investors may have forgotten what a typical, sharp downturn feels …

Stock Markets

U.S. Conducts ‘Successful’ Test of THAAD Defense System With Ballistic Missile

The U.S. has conducted a test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) defense system in Alaska by launching a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean, military officials said early Sunday.<p>The weapon was fired by a U.S. Air Force plane and intercepted by the system, the Missile Defense …

Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test | Reuters

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang’s latest missile tests.<p>North Korea said it conducted …

North Korea

Trump Signs Executive Order to Slash Regulations ‘Bigly’

President Trump signed an executive order Monday requiring any agency requesting one new regulation to identify two for elimination. The order is a step toward fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made to cut red tape for businesses.<p>Before signing the order, Trump met with some of America’s small …

Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

It's National Plan For Vacation Day. So what are you waiting for?<p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign …

ACLU enrolls in startup school Y Combinator

The American Civil Liberties Union will learn how to turn the $24 million it raised over the weekend into growth and progress with help from top Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator . The ACLU will be part of the winter batch of companies in YC, where it will receive mentorship, a …

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump's Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Wilbur Ross

This Guy Is Running 6 Full Page Ads... Just to Share His Business Ideas?

Priceline.com founder Jay Walker raised $50 million to launch Upside.com.... but that's not what he's talking the most about.<p>Jay Walker -- serial entrepreneur, Priceline.com founder, and named in over 650 U.S. patents -- recently raised $50 million to launch a new company, Upside. (Upside lets …

Business Strategy

Meet the front-runners on Donald Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

Trump is filling the seat left vacant after Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February 2016, and he repeatedly said on the campaign trail that he planned to nominate someone "very much in the mold" of Scalia.<p>But Senate Democrats, still sore over Republicans' refusal to give a hearing to President …

Democrats boycott confirmation hearings for Price and Mnuchin, blocking votes

Democrats intensified their opposition to President Trump on Tuesday by further delaying the confirmations of several of his Cabinet nominees, prompting a bitter showdown with Republicans who accused them of paralyzing the formation of a new administration.<p>First, Democrats boycotted a Senate …

9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis

Donald Trump has officially closed America’s doors to some of the world’s most desperate, banning all refugees from entering the country for 90 days — and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely.<p>His timing could hardly be worse.<p>The world is currently in the midst of a refugee crisis unlike anything …

Middle East

French Government to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem

The French Government announced a new initiative today in order to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem in France with the help of 15 organizations. Like in many other countries, there are less women working in French startups than men. This is a key issue when it comes to recruiting the …

Girls feel less 'smart' than boys by age 6, research says

<b>(CNN) —</b> By the age of 6, girls already consider boys more likely to show brilliance and more suited to "really, really smart" activities than their own gender, according to a new study.<p>The US-based researchers found that at the age of 5, girls viewed themselves as being just as capable as their …

Nobel Prize

A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Travel Photography

<i>Viktor Elizarov is a travel photographer and educator from Montreal, Canada. He travels around the world and shares his experiences on his popular</i> …

What in the world is ‘corn sweat’ and is it really causing this heat wave?

People are all about corn sweat today. No, I’m not making this up.<p>Our readers are concerned that “corn sweat” is causing this week’s heat wave, and they are confused. But after tracking down the source of the produce-laden perspiration, I am here to allay the apprehension.<p>Yes, it’s going to be …

Weather

Meet the Man Who Spends 10 Hours a Day Tracking Police Shootings

How many people have been killed by police in America? No one really knows. One man in Reno, Nevada, is on a quest to find out.<p>Yet again, cell phone footage this week captured the horrific deaths of black men at the hands of police. In Louisiana, it was Alton Sterling. It Minnesota, it was Philando …

Americans Really Dislike Trump, Clinton. So Why Aren't Third Parties Doing Better?

So many things about this election are unprecedented — and one of the most obvious is how much voters dislike the candidates. By now, everyone knows that this year features the two most unpopular presumptive major-party candidates on record.<p>But in some ways, Americans' dislike of the presidential …

Muslim women were once forbidden from sport. A new generation now chases Olympic glory.

DUBAI — In a coffeehouse with the world’s tallest building preening from two miles out the front window, here sits another groundbreaker: a 26-year-old, female, Emirati, Arab, Muslim, competitive weightlifter with a vitality in her tone, a hijab on her head and a herniated disk hollering from her …

10 Crazy-Delicious S'mores Variations

There's nothing wrong with the classic, of course, but if you're craving some excitement, we have you covered.<p>Yeah, we get it, s'mores aren't exactly …

Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

A majority of Americans say they're stressed at work. And it's clear the burden of stress has negative effects on health, including an increase in heart disease, liver disease and gastrointestinal problems.<p>Still, though it's been known for years that periodically disengaging from one's everyday …

Best apps and devices for 2016, so far

It’s time for a midyear status update on cool new gadgets and tech for the year.<p>What wowed you in 2016, so far?<p>Warning: Most of the really cool stuff for 2016 hasn’t come out yet. We’ll have to wait for the fall. Last year at this time, we already had the Apple Watch, the Google Pixel laptop and …

Police Shootings

The Millennial’s Guide to Newt Gingrich

Who is Newt Gingrich, and why do people get so worked up about him? Here’s your primer.<p>If you’re of a certain age, there’s not much you know about Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House. You might remember his failed 2012 presidential campaign, in which he briefly led the GOP field, and during …

Donald Trump

Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

Inside the World's Chicest Cult

Everyone has a threshold for New Age spirituality. At Spirit Weavers, a highly Instagrammable, sold-out women's retreat, I hit mine.

9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe.

Here are nine things you were told about innovation and creativity. None of them are true--here's what the reality is.<p>The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation …

Innovation

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

Clinton Has a Team of Silicon Valley Stars. Trump Has Twitter

Giving up Google wasn’t easy for Stephanie Hannon, if it’s easy for anyone. A person can get used to the big salary, cushy perks, and creative time …