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Moody's Lowers U.S. Utilities Outlook to Negative for First Time

Moody’s Investors Service has cut its outlook for U.S. regulated utilities to negative from stable for the first time as debt levels rise and cash …

The City

Facebook's Instagram Adds Yet Another E-Commerce Feature

Slowly but surely, the photo/video sharing service is emerging as a promising e-commerce platform.<p>In recent months, <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) has been …

Social Media

Understanding the Design Build Process of a Home Renovation

Whether you’re building a new house from scratch or you’re looking to add on to your existing home, you have choices on how best to proceed. An …

Home Improvement

To hit climate goals, Bill Gates and his billionaire friends are betting on energy storage

The world needs radical new energy technologies to fight climate change. In 2016, Quartz reported that a group of billionaires—including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson—launched Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) to invest at least $1 billion in creating those …

Clean Energy

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said.<p>The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection …

Wildfires

6 Companies That Will Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture For You

Elevate your IKEA purchases with the help of these up-and-coming design firms.<p>Everyone loves the ease and affordability of the Swedish icon's products, but personalizing your furniture can be confusing and time-consuming. From cabinet doors in pastel hues to stylish drawer handles and wardrobe …

Furniture

The top 15 cities around the world where people get paid more to work less

Vacation time allowance in the US after one year of employment is, arguably, pretty miserable.<p>In fact, the US is the only advanced country without a national vacation policy. The average American today takes less time off than a medieval peasant, who enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half the …

European Travel

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

Capitalizing On The Next Market Crash

<b>Company Overview</b><p>CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) operates the world's largest derivatives exchange, and facilitates the trading of derivatives contracts …

Cryptocurrency

This 28-year-old made $2,400 in 4 months selling things online—here are her top 4 tips

At the start of 2018, Dallas Wolford felt inspired to declutter. "I realized I had all these things I didn't need," she tells CNBC Make It. Rather …

Selling

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Oppenheim Architecture completes concrete GLF Headquarters along Miami riverwalk

Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and Design has built offices in the city for an Italian construction company, with rectangular concrete volumes …

An Interior Designer Gave Her Bedroom a Modern Makeover—We Can't Stop Staring

Before settling into their current place, content creator Anne Sage lived with her now-husband, Ivan, in a more cramped home where natural light was …

These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs

Though the March jobs report was a little slower than the previous month, you cannot label it as a slow down by any means. The unemployment rate is …

49 Things Everyone Should Do In New Orleans, Louisiana, Before They Die

Welcome to the Big Easy — home to Cajun food, jazz music, and haunted history.

Festivals

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

Remote Working

12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

'Just Around the Bend': This Is When the Stock Market Will Crash, According to 5 Famous Investors

The markets are on a "collision course for disaster."<p>Just when you thought it was safe to be in the market again, the Dow Jones industrial average …

Joanna Gaines Designed This Bedroom for a Little Girl—But We Want It for Ourselves

We love everything about this cheery space.<p>Bed<p>Joanna's goal was to design a space that's both fun and timeless, so this lucky little girl can still …

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

SAN FRANCISCO — Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia.<p>In fact, your clicks and taps may have helped build them.<p>Since 2008, renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

17 Pretty House Plans with Porches

1 of 17<p>Taylor Creek Plan #1533<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 17<p>Whisper Creek Plan #1653<p>3 of 17<p>Eastover Cottage Plan #1666<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 17<p>Carolina Island House …

Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Global Energy Architecture Performance index, prepared in collaboration with Accenture, is part of the World Economic Forum’s System initiative …

30 of Vietnam's most beautiful places

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes.<p>Traveling around the Southeast Asian country, you'll be surrounded by photogenic scenery -- from lush rice terraces in northern Sapa to the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc.<p>Vietnam's …

Photos Of This College Golfer Are Going Viral

Golf season is upon us. Everyone’s favorite tournament, The Masters, is set to take place next weekend.<p>With golf season upon us, a female college …

Old Brick House Got Reinvented Into A Modern Family Home

In a lot of ways, reviving an old house and reinventing its design is more rewarding than planning a new one from scratch. Old houses tend to have …

I grew basil and lettuce using this indoor smart garden — and the process was truly effortless

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Click & Grow<p>Though I personally don't possess a green thumb, I've always envied those who do successfully nurture their plants. …

Everything You Need to Know About Trellises

Wouldn’t you say that certain plants and certain people could benefit from a little extra support? Human support usually comes from family, friends, …

What You Need to Buy from the Fred Segal x CB2 Collab for Summer Fun

Decorations

Another Beautiful Reason To Head To Charleston This Spring

It’s one thing to ramble Broad, King, and other iconic streets in historic Charleston on your own, but it’s something else again to take guided tours …