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Oil soars after Trump nixes Iran nuclear deal, stocks rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a nuclear accord with Iran, a move that helped lift equity markets as Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil majors rallied.<p>Contracts for Brent, the global crude …

Stock Markets

Immigrant Groups Rally Around Country as Message to Trump

From California to Washington, D.C., Arizona to Wisconsin, immigration activists are holding protests aimed at soon-to-be-sworn-in-as-president Donald Trump.<p>Immigration groups and various other supporters have planned some 70 events for Saturday “to send a clear pro-immigration message to the …

Immigration

A 27-year-old raised $10 million from venture capitalists for an unusual hedge fund

The 27-year-old in question is Olaf Carlson-Wee, and he's launching a strategy that invests in cryptocurrencies.<p>To be clear, the $10 million managed by Carlson-Wee's Polychain Capital is peanuts in the hedge fund world. But Polychain's strategy is rare, with few other funds trading in …

How Two Trailblazing Psychologists Turned the World of Decision Science Upside Down

After his book Moneyball became a best-seller, Michael Lewis learned that many of the ideas it presented to the general public had actually been introduced decades earlier by a pair of Israeli psychologists: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. In an adaptation from his new book, Lewis investigates …

Behavioral Sciences

ADB raises Asia growth outlook, warns of trade tension risks

HONG KONG (AP) -- Developing Asian economies will expand at a slightly faster pace this year than earlier forecast, but trade tensions with the U.S. pose a major risk, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in its latest regional update.<p>The Manila, Philippines-based lender said it expects the …

Banish Pain Permanently: Correct Your Alignment

In the twelve years I have worked in the fitness industry, I have observed a lack of effectiveness in the techniques used by most athletes to combat …

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia halts operations amid 'heightened security concerns'

U.S. officials said Sunday they will halt operations at the embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia for the next couple of days, in response to “heightened security concerns.”<p>Embassy officials in Riyadh issued the statement, saying telephone lines at the facilities will be down Sunday and Monday and …

Putin condemns Nemtsov killing; seeks curb on protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov as an "audacious murder" Wednesday and called for measures to block the rise of "color revolutions" in Russia that could stir up illegal protests, propaganda on social media and attempts to overthrow the …

Russia

The Most Overpaid And Underpaid CEOs In Tech

Which tech CEOs are actually the highest paid and lowest paid according to that standard? We turned to Robin Ferracone, a compensation expert who wrote the book on fair pay (author of "Fair Pay, Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay") and asked her. Ferracone is CEO of executive …

U.N. official: We have 'run out of words' to describe conflict in Syria

A top United Nations official on Monday told the Security Council she has "run out of words" to describe the worsening situation in Syria.<p>"Every time we use a new figure in relation to the Syrian crisis, we say that it is unprecedented. We have run out of words to fully explain the brutality …

Hamas holds Gaza military parade, vows Israel's destruction | Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) - Vowing to destroy Israel, Hamas paraded some 2,000 of its armed fighters and truck-mounted rockets through Gaza on Sunday, marking its 27th anniversary with its biggest show of force since the end of the Gaza war this summer.<p>A ceasefire in August halted 50 days of fighting with …

Rosetta Offers New Insight Into Where Water On Earth Came From

Different kinds of rocks have different kinds of water<p>Four and a half billion years ago, the Sun and Earth were just being born out of a giant explosion, and the solar system was HOT. All that heat likely boiled away the water on Earth’s surface. So how did our parched planet come to be covered in …

Astronomy

Can Shinzo Abe put Japan 'back at the centre of the world’?

As the nation goes to the polls for the second time in two years, will premier Shinzo Abe succeed in pulling Japan back from the brink?<p>Japan will be voting for a new government on December 14, two years ahead of schedule, and with incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to secure a resounding …

Japan

Ebola: Who is patient zero? Disease traced back to 2-year-old in Guinea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.<p>Virtually no one knew the 2-year-old by name. Now the world knows him as patient zero.<p>Researchers from The New England …

‘Serial’: An investigative journalism podcast becomes a cultural obsession

Rabia Chaudry had never listened to a podcast until “Serial.” Now, every Thursday morning, the first thing she does before getting out of bed is pick up her phone and start streaming the latest episode.<p>It’s not what Chaudry envisioned when she contacted Sarah Koenig last year in the hopes that the …

How Tesla got Nevada to give it $1.4B in exchange for a giant battery factory

Elon Musk is riding high.<p>He’s running two acclaimed companies, SpaceX and Tesla. The former recently scored a multi-billion-dollar contract with NASA to shuttle supplies and astronauts to the International Space Station. The latter is building one of the most highly acclaimed cars ever, …

Obama Rebukes State Ebola Quarantine Rules

President Barack Obama delivered an implicit rebuke to states that have imposed strict Ebola quarantine rules Tuesday, warning they could undermine …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Street Art Meets Weed for These Limited Edition Artist Bongs - PAPER

Miley Cyrus isn't the only artist who works with bongs as a medium. Dumbo's Mighty Tanaka -- which touts itself as "an art gallery for a new generation" -- aims to highlight the underground glass art movement with their newest project, Glass Pipe Canvas. And what better way to shirk off glass art's …

Mystery Surrounds Unexplained Cell Phone Tower in NC

Questions are being asked about a strange communications tower disguised as a tree which was discovered by a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina …

Penélope Cruz Is This Year's Sexiest Woman Alive

A story about Madrid, the Plaza de Toros, bullfights, and the Sexiest Woman Alive<p>More Photos of the Sexiest Woman Alive<p><b>Some of them had forgotten,</b> or maybe had never known, that a sword would be behind the red cape, and they began streaming out of Madrid's Plaza de Toros midway through the first …

Spanish Language

As Iraq burns, Islamic State jihadis forced to pour reinforcements into Kobane

The crisis in Iraq deepened with a triple suicide bombing today, as Kurdish fighters in Kobane continued their resistance against Islamic State jihadis.<p>Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian turmoil deepened today when a triple suicide bombing killed dozens in a Kurdish-controlled town and a police chief was …

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

BETHESDA, Md. -- As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget …

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Hamas kills 18 suspected collaborators in Gaza | Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas militants killed seven Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in a public execution in a central Gaza square on Friday, witnesses and a Hamas website said.<p>Hamas militants surround Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before their execution in Gaza …

Motown The Musical Will Take a Break on Broadway

<i>Motown The Musical</i> has announced that it will play its final performance at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 18, 2015. The musical, which …