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Stock investors should not fear the inverted yield curve, strategist says

An inverted yield curve may not be a dreaded harbinger of doom for the bull market, according to Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL …

Comets and asteroids shower Mars with organics

For decades, astronomers suspected that Mars might be teeming with organics, which are carbon-based molecules like proteins, carbohydrates, and …

Invest in 5 megatrends that can pay off without a bull market in stocks

Investors often to pay too much attention to the short term, and overlook lasting long-term trends that ultimately matter more to their …

Investing

Stock-market investors are starting to freak out about this ugly chart

Wall Street bears are sounding alarms about a recent drop in non-investment-grade bonds, popularly referred to as junk bonds.<p>The SPDR Bloomberg …

Disney announces new 'Star Wars' trilogy, live-action TV show

Walt Disney Co. DIS, -1.30% is making a new "Star Wars" trilogy, the company said in a news release Thursday. Disney said it is tapping Rian Johnson, …

This could be the bull market’s last hurrah

We’ve heard it over and over again, for years: This bull market is getting long in the tooth.<p>It just celebrated its eighth birthday. The S&P 500 SPX, …

New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the dark of night, workers wearing masks and tactical vests arrived Monday at New Orleans' Battle of Liberty Place monument to take it down.<p>Police snipers were positioned on nearby rooftops, according to The Times-Picayune newspaper. Company names on trucks and equipment were covered …

New Orleans

Brexit

Jean Claude Juncker has taken a swipe at London by stating that “English is losing importance” amid an ongoing Brexit row with Theresa May.

Dow closes up more than 200 points as French vote triggers relief rally

U.S. stocks rallied to finish higher Monday, with major indexes advancing more than 1% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq scoring a record high close …

Top-seeded Celtics believe they have yet to play their best

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics allowed themselves a brief moment to savor the accomplishment of earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on …

How to get into an Ivy League school — by someone who got into 6 of them

We’re in the midst of college admissions season, which means a flood of news coverage about how tough it is to get into the nation’s most selective …

Opinion: The nationalist wave in the U.S. and Europe that liberals still don’t get

Geert Wilders, the nationalist candidate for prime minister of the Netherlands, lost that country’s election last week. This has brought comfort to …

Crash guru warns the Dow could plunge to 14,800 — a sign could come this week

It’s already been a big year for the Dow industrials, which have stretched a near-decade-long bull market to historic heights.<p>But if the technical …

Disney: Hubbub Over Gay 'Beauty/Beast' Character

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is facing a backlash from Christian groups over its plans to feature the first openly gay character and subplot in its upcoming …

Beauty and the Beast

Trump threatens to send U.S. troops to Mexico, reports say

President Donald Trump threatened to send U.S. troops to Mexico to stop “bad hombres,” according to multiple news reports Wednesday.<p>“You have a bunch …

How U.S. college endowments lost big taking on more risk

Some of the brainiest institutions in the U.S. got failing grades in investing last year.<p>Endowments operated by 805 U.S. colleges and universities …

What to expect when Facebook reports earnings

Since its last earnings report, Facebook Inc. has become somewhat of a political lightning rod.<p>But this week, analysts will pay closer attention to …

Opinion: This, not Donald Trump, is the true revolution upending stock-market investing

Stocks have made big gains since Election Day on the hope President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress would cut regulations and taxes and …

Opinion: The easiest trade in the world: Bet against France

LONDON (MarketWatch) — One of them faces allegations he paid his wife vast sums of money from public funds. Another wants to introduce a universal …

Battling the Tyranny of Big Data

The data scientists writing the algorithms that drive giants like Alphabet Inc. (Google) and Facebook Inc. are today's technology wizards, and companies and governments increasingly use their creations -- often in secret and with little oversight -- to do everything from hiring and firing employees …

Albert Camus on Consciousness and the Lacuna Between Truth and Meaning

“From the evening breeze to this hand on my shoulder, everything has its truth. Consciousness illuminates it by paying attention to it.”<p><i>“The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning. And truth and meaning are not the same,”</i> Hannah Arendt observed in her …

Consciousness

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Merkel Feels Hillary’s Pain as Web Trolls Bombard Her With Abuse

Twitter user Eylin Tabbert regularly lashed out against Hillary Clinton during the U.S. presidential campaign. Within hours of a truck plowing into a …

Republican Presidents and Recessions: A Pattern Trump Would Like to Break

Here’s a frightening factoid for Donald Trump as he prepares to take office next month: Every Republican president since World War II has been in …

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

10 cities with the worst quality of life

Where you live in this country may help determine how satisfied you are with your life.<p>Overall, the well-being of residents in the U.S. was unchanged …

Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

With an incoming presidential administration seemingly hostile towards action on climate change, local solutions are now more important than ever. …

'Anxiety Sensitivity' Is Real. Here's How To Know If You're Caught In This Spiral.

Fear of fear could be undermining your mental health.<p>Do you get anxious about being anxious? If a nervous-sounding “yes” just popped into your head, then this one’s for you.<p>The fear of anxiety itself is a real condition, which clinicians call “anxiety sensitivity.” People with high anxiety …

Opinion: Europe is failing, and Merkel can’t save it

Europe may well have reached its tipping point and could now decline at an accelerated pace.<p>On top of economic stagnation from obtusely misguided …