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The indicator with an almost perfect record of predicting US recessions is edging towards a tipping point

Nearly a decade after the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, markets are now starting to think about when the next US recession might hit.<p>The US yield curve — the difference between short and longer-dated bond yields — is continuing to flatten, and may go negative in the …

Markets

Is The Most Popular WSL Fantasy Surfing Team Better Than Yours?

This is who the world is picking in their Fantasy Surfing teams for Bells.The post Is The Most Popular WSL Fantasy Surfing Team Better Than Yours? …

Aquatic Sports

5 Dirt-Cheap Index Funds That Invest in Dividend Stocks

Dividend investors typically rely on their regular income payments to either pay the bills or grow their nest eggs via reinvestment. Either way, it’s …

Investing

American expats are left high and dry by Trump's tax reform

Uncle Sam needs to stop penalizing Americans and U.S. green card holders living abroad.<p>New year, new tax code — and a much improved one at that.<p>According to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, the tax reform bill signed into law by President Donald Trump in December will increase the …

Retirement

The best cities and countries to retire abroad

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re considering retiring abroad in 2018 or just curious where the best places might …

Top 10

Wi-Fi WPA2 security cracked: Android & Linux most vulnerable, but iOS and macOS too [U]

<i>Update: Apple says the security vulnerability has been fixed in the beta versions of the next software updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. These releases are expected this month (based on Apple Watch scheduled to gain Apple Music streaming in watchOS 4.1 in October.)</i><p>WPA2 – the encryption …

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is claiming a world-first with the launch of an earpiece that translates foreign languages in seconds.<p>Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's …

Language Learning

The Amador Causeway: Panama City's booming boardwalk

It wasn’t so long ago that the <i>Calzada de Amador</i> was nothing more than a strip of tarmac used to link the capital to the small islands of Naos, Perico and Flamenco. Today, however, the Amador Causeway is one of the city’s best known roads, home to some of Panama’s top activities and attractions …

Bike Lanes

Identity History Summary Checks

<b>Frequently Asked Questions</b><p><b>1. Does the FBI accept personal checks, business checks, or cash?</b><p>No. Do not send personal checks, business checks, or cash, …

USDA Scrubs Public Animal Welfare Records From Website

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has removed a slew of animal welfare data — including inspection records for institutions like zoos, laboratories and commercial breeders — from its website.<p>Previously, anyone could use a search tool on the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website …

Rights & Freedoms

JP Morgan Launches Retirement Campaign

JP Morgan Chase & Company and <i>Money</i> are partnering for a campaign featuring author and media personality Lynne Martin, her husband Tim, and their …

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.<p>"I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off my Social Security," she said. "The weather here …

Retirement