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Lawsuit accuses Tennessee football players of beating up teammate who'd helped rape victim

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A federal lawsuit filed by six Tennessee students accuses five recent or current UT athletes, including multiple football players, of sexual assault. It describes the school leadership's …


Humana May Withdraw From Obamacare Exchanges

Humana profits fell 30% in last year’s fourth quarter with the insurer unable to manage the rising medical costs of newly insured Americans signing up for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act, leaving its participation on public exchanges in doubt beyond this year.

The Louisville-based …

Health Insurance

Diana and The Queen's Dresses Go on Display at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, will be opening its palatial doors to a new dazzling exhibition called …

One of the most reliable recession indicators may no longer be reliable

Economists have long sought to find the magical indicators that foretell an economic recession.

After crunching through all the data, some have argued that there two indicators that stand above the rest: the yield curve and a broad index of equity prices.

And out of those two, the former has …


Fed's Fischer says worried by emergency credit reporting rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker expressed concern that financial reforms could make it harder for the central bank to stem a panic in credit markets, a warning that comes amid growing stress in corners of the banking sector.

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Friday said …


The simple rule at the heart of finance is being broken

If you lend somebody money, they have to pay you back with interest.

This is the basic premise of all finance, from street corner loan sharks to Wall Street loan sharks.

Bonds are sort of like loans—except you can trade them. Normally, if you buy a bond, the issuing government or corporation agrees …


The hedge fund manager who nailed the subprime crisis says China's problem right now is four times larger

Texan hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, the founder of Hayman Capital, has sent his first letter to investors on a global scale in two years.

The letter, seen by Business Insider, warns that China has a problem much bigger than the subprime crisis in 2008.

Bass was one of the hedge fund managers who …

Financial Crisis

12 fascinating facts about the Chinese economy

China kicked off 2016 with some stock market chaos.

And analysts aren't feeling too optimistic going forward.

But just looking at what's going on in the markets doesn't give the full flavor of the Chinese economy.

As such, we took a look at the nitty-gritty, and put together some fascinating facts …


Take a tour of the twin telescopes that changed astronomy forever

Our understanding of the universe depends on how good our telescopes are.

Two of the most powerful sit on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

One of the telescopes has a camera so sensitive, it could detect a single candle flame on the surface of the moon.

Together they make up the Keck Observatory — …


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BA's Best Masala Chai

This chai is definitively ginger-forward. Feel free to add a little more maple syrup if you like it on the sweeter side. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.

Bring ginger, cinnamon, and 3½ cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Lower heat and …


These Pink-and-Red Recipes Have Their Valentine's Day Pants On

When is it appropriate to theme your food choices around a specific color? When they're these pink and red Valentine's Day recipes, that's when.

Rosé Spritzer

These breezy cocktails are the kind of thing you can drink all night long.

Strawberry-Coconut Lassi

We'd drink this for breakfast OR …

Valentine's Day

BP upbeat about oil industry with prices back at $100

BP has predicted a bright future for the oil and gas industry with crude prices spiking at $100 a barrel again, huge increases in shale output and new production from Canadian tar sands.

The British oil company believes fossil fuels will still be providing 80% of total energy supply in 2035 and …


How to Manage the 6 Toughest Employees You'll Ever Face

You can't just fire them. Here's what to do instead.

Being the boss is never easy, but some employees make it particularly difficult. How do you cope with those who do their jobs well but are equally skilled at annoying both you and their colleagues? Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder of Axero Solutions …

Human Resources

Denver Celebrates the Broncos with a Parade: Pictures

Denver Broncos

Gigi Hadid Stole the Runway Show at the Zoolander 2 Premiere

The Zoolander 2 premiere on Wednesday night in NYC included a full-on runway show, and it was epic.

The show kicked off NYFW, and it might just be the best one of the season. Lead by male model Derek Zoolander himself (Ben Stiller) and accompanied by Hansel (Owen Wilson), designer Mugatu (Will …

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Fed's Yellen cites global risks but says U.S. should motor through

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the U.S. economy off track from an otherwise solid course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday in prepared testimony to …

Janet Yellen

US stocks open higher as Fed's Yellen signals caution

Stocks are edging mostly higher, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days.

Traders were encouraged early Wednesday by word from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that the central bank will be cautious about raising interest rates.

Several big media companies were having a bad …

Federal Reserve

Chapel on Mount Pilatus in Central Switzerland

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Time to wake up and manage Guatemala’s coffee growers

The Applied Management Research (AMR) Program is an opportunity for companies and organisations to work with MBAs from UCLA Anderson for six months …


Love and marriage in Tudor England

In Tudor England, most people who married did so only after they had the wherewithal to establish a household of their own. This usually meant …


10 Steps To Take When Stocks Plunge

By now, many of us are experiencing a range of emotions regarding the ongoing sell-off in global stock markets. Only in rare cases does it make sense to panic and get rid of your holdings. Using my own professional and personal investment experience over the last few decades, I’ve put together a …


How Serenity's Sound Reduction Paint Solution Works


How to Increase the Soundproofing of an Existing Wall | Home Guides | SF Gate

Taking steps to improve the soundproofing in your home's existing interior walls can help reduce potentially harmful noise pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cites studies that have shown direct links between noise and health problems such as high blood pressure, stress-related …

Interior Design

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.

You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.

Nothing zaps your zen …

Interior Design

TV Club: The Shannara Chronicles finally benefits from its villain-of-the-week approach

So far, The Shannara Chronicles’ biggest strength has been the crispness of its action sequences. Unburdened with over-stylization, each battle has been visually clear and precise in its choreography. A high-fantasy series—a high-fantasy series on MTV nonetheless—could easily devolve into …


Amazon's 7-Inch Fire Tablet Is A Ridiculous $39 Right Now

Sure, Amazon’s 7-inch Fire tablet launched at a mass market pricepoint of $49.99, which is already absurdly affordable compared to competitor’s slates with similar specs. But now as part of a limited time sale, it’s a measly $39.99. That’s 20% off a tablet that was already a paltry $49.99.

I bought …


6 Things No One Tells You About Coffee

Despite the fact that most of us drink it every day (about 2.1 cups' worth), there's still some essential java info that not everyone knows.

The Health Benefits Go Beyond Your Heart and Your Head

You've read about the potential positive cardiovascular and neurological effects. But 1 cup (or 2) could …

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