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The 14 fast-food restaurants Americans love most

A $225 billion industry that's universally associated with American culture, fast food evokes surprising passion, with millions of customers developing cult-like loyalty for their favorite chains.<p>Business Insider recently teamed up with Restaurant Business, a food-service industry expert and media …

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Don't miss these investment bargains - brought to you by Brexit

The shock with which financial markets initially greeted the Brexit outcome had turned by the end of last week into an excited rally - with small investors among the most enthusiastic buyers.<p>Brokers reported trading volumes up fourfold, with the vast majority of trades being purchases.<p>Most popular …

Here's every key Brexit date you need to know until the end of the year

No nation has ever left the 28-nation bloc and the surprise Brexit victory has plunged UK politics into chaos, with the Prime Minister resigning, Tory candidates vying for his position stabbing each other in the back, and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn facing a rebellion from Labour MPs.<p>While the …

United Kingdom

Scant Oversight of Self-Driving Technology

First known fatality involving autonomous vehicle opens a door that has largely been closed<p>Last October, Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk heralded the arrival of the company’s autonomous-driving technology, inviting owners of its electric cars to download software that let the autos …

Automotive Industry

Payment of $681m into accounts of Malaysian PM 'was a gift from Saudi royals'

Najib Razak is cleared in corruption investigation by attorney-general who says donation had no link to scandal-tainted 1MDB state bank<p>It may well have been the biggest political donation in history. And now it has elicited an exoneration just as striking.<p>When a payment of $681 million (£475 …

China stocks plunge 6% as rout continues

China stocks resumed their freefall on Tuesday, taking heavy losses even after the government pumped huge amounts of cash into the economy.<p>The Shanghai Composite was battered in the final hours of trading, closing down 6.4%, while the Shenzhen Composite declined 7.1%. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's …

Stock Markets

China Goes After George Soros

China’s state press is warning George Soros not to bet against its currency after the hedge fund star-turned philanthropist predicted a “hard …

Stock Markets

China just published a nasty warning to traders around the world

That's the message to yuan traders around the world the Chinese government just published in state media outlet, Xinhua.<p>Stupid, to the Chinese government in this context, simply means having the nerve to short the yuan, the country's currency.<p>The yuan has been depreciating in value steadily since …

Stock Markets

'It's going to be a nightmare': The massive winter storm is now bearing down on the East Coast

The blizzard started to blanket the Washington area during the early afternoon. Six people had died in car crashes as a wintry mix spread across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.<p>The storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow on Baltimore and the capital and bring winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour (48 to …

Weather

Uruguay: 10 reasons to visit a South American treasure | CNN Travel

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This tech CEO has been given $200 million to invest in 'garage' start-ups

CEO CP Gurnani told Business Insider he has a remit from his board to find some of the world's most exciting startups in artificial intelligence, automation and computing to invest in.<p>"The board has said I can spend up to $200 million in startups from across the world. In tandem, the board has also …

Startups

'Drowning' oil market is here to stay, warns IEA

"The oil market could drown in over-supply" warns global watchdog as Iranian production offsets any cutbacks from non-Opec producers<p>The world is set to "drown" in oil as Iran turns on the pumps and its rivals in the Middle East remain intent on smashing competitors out of a low price world, the …

George Clooney Speaks Out on Oscars Diversity: 'We Are Moving in the Wrong Direction'

George Clooney weighed in on the controversy regarding the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees by saying “we are moving in the wrong …

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Five to Find: Take a winter road trip along old Route 66 from Tulsa to Arcadia

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean fun day trips are out of the question, as long as we don’t have snow and ice on the roads.<p>Traveling a portion …

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Behind Rohit Vemula’s suicide: how Hyderabad Central University showed him the door

At a protest over the suicide of Rohith Vemula, outside the HRD Ministry in New Delhi, Monday. (express Photo by: Tashi Tobgyal)<p>On January 30, Rohith …

In the Heart of the Sea flounders at US box office with $11m

Salty adventure film starring Chris Hemsworth opens behind enduring No 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 after middling reviews<p>Big-budget whaling epic In the Heart of the Sea sprung a leak at the US box office this weekend, with just $11m (£7.3m) on opening, despite the presence of Thor star …

Film Industry

Leonardo DiCaprio Says He Witnessed Climate Change In Alberta First-Hand

Canada's usually known for its snowy, winter vistas.<p>But while shooting "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio says the film needed to ditch Alberta for …

MAULDIN: Bitcoin 2.0 has a better chance of becoming the world's reserve currency than China's yuan

These currencies represent the developed world's most stable economies, so having the renminbi among them is a nice compliment to Beijing. It is not, however, an earth-shattering move in other respects.<p>Many people started asking me whether the Chinese currency will ultimately become the world's …

Chinese Yuan

Japan invests $12bn for India's first bullet train

Japan will build India's first bullet train and provide a $12bn package of financing and a low-cost, long-term loan for the effort, the countries announced on Saturday.<p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was welcomed in New Delhi by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi who said Japan has played a "decisive …

India

Lost Innocence (20 photos)

Lucy Nuzum is one of those photographers who was just born with a natural gift. In just a few short years, she's found a beautiful, tender and unique style that connects with almost anyone who sees her work. Her photos are filled with stories of people looking to find themselves, struggling to find …

Loneliness

Google Now on Tap update helps you take Android screenshots

To take a screenshot on an Android phone so far, you've typically had to press an awkward button combo -- or, worse, use a palm gesture. It's getting much easier, though. Google is pushing a Google search app update for Android that lets Marshmallow users take screenshots using Now on Tap. All you …

The US Air Force wants to hire thousands of new people for its drone program

In a proposed plan released this week, the US Air Force says it wants to dramatically increase the scope of its drone program<i>,</i> the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports.<p>If the $3 billion plan is approved by Congress, it would add 3,500 new pilots and other personnel, as well as add 75 "Reaper" drones to its …

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An Instagram star with more than 150,000 followers quit his office job to travel around the world

A man plays a guitar in Lisbon, Portugal — one of Hinton's many travel stops.Allan Edward Hinton<p>Allan Edward Hinton has always been fueled by wanderlust. He traveled far and wide in his late teens and early 20s, but after an eight-year stint in London, he was ready to start exploring again.<p>Hinton …

Travel

There is one debate dominating Wall Street ― and nobody has the answer

Wall Street is pretty much in agreement that the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates on December 16.<p>What isn't clear is what that will mean for competition for consumer deposits. Put another way, it isn't obvious that consumers will have financial institutions competing for their cash by …

Finance

The West Coast is getting its first taste of El Nino — and it's not looking good

Weather experts and federal agencies have warned that California could be hit with severe seasonal weather patterns whose effects could be worsened by the state's ongoing drought.<p>According to a recently released Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness guide, this El Niño …

Weather

NASA releases an even closer look at Pluto's heart

Now that you're better acquainted with Pluto's mountains and ice fields, it's time to examine its heart. We're talking about the dwarf planet's heart-shaped region called Tombaugh Regio, of course, which is prominently displayed in many of its most famous images. During New Horizons' closest flyby …

Orphaned planet and twin Earths that 'could share life' revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> From a world 11 times more massive than Jupiter to a pair of Earth-like planets that may house life, scientists have revealed a host of fascinating new findings about our galactic neighbors.<p>Take HD-106906b, or "fat Jupiter" as some observers have termed it.<p>A planet far larger than our …

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The Death Toll From Chennai Floods in India Nears 270 as City Remains at a Standstill

Chennai continues to face its worst rains in over a century, with the death toll from flooding in the southern Indian city increasing even as Friday …

India