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Senate kills rule that made it easier to sue banks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to repeal a rule that made it easier for Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies.<p>Senators passed the measure by a vote of 51-50, handing Wall Street its first major win since President Donald Trump took office …

Wall Street

The woman who sweats blood from her palms and her face

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sweating blood from her face and the palms of her hands, a 21-year-old woman was admitted to an Italian hospital. Drs. Roberto Maglie and Marzia Caproni, both dermatologists at the University of Florence, reported the case Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.<p>The patient, …

Medicine

Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries

Millennials tend to be more entrepreneurial than previous generations, studies suggest. And some have already created businesses that are shaking up age-old industries.<p>According to Jason Dorsey, president and cofounder of research firm the Center for Generational Kinetics, Millennials have the …

Time Warner

Equifax rival TransUnion has hired cybersecurity lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

It fears regulation after the major cyber intrusion at Equifax, revealed this September.<p>Credit-reporting agency TransUnion quietly hired a full slate of new cybersecurity-focused lobbyists in the nation’s capital roughly a month after one of its rivals, Equifax, reported a major data breach …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

America's deadliest shooting incidents are getting much more deadly

<i>This article has been updated with new fatality numbers.</i><p>The mass shooting that killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night was the worst in modern American history. Police suspect that Stephen Paddock fired on the crowd at a country-music concert indiscriminately from his hotel room …

Guns

Las Vegas shooting: What is the Route 91 Harvest festival?

The Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay, was the scene of a shooting spree that left at least 50 and injured 400 more.<p>Until Sunday evening, the three-day country music festival that began Friday, Sept. 29 was a time of enjoyment, with concert-goers sharing blissful photos from the …

Las Vegas

Investors can now make trades on Yahoo Finance

It’s no longer just a place to look up stock market data and company news. Yahoo Finance is now introducing trading directly via its app.<p>With 75 million monthly active users, Yahoo Finance (our sister brand) has become a popular home for all things investing, other than investing itself. Now the …

Investing

Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit

One of the big promises with iOS 11 is ARKit. This new framework makes it much easier to look at virtual objects in the real world using augmented reality. Sketchfab has been building the biggest 3D model sharing platform, a sort of YouTube for 3D models. That’s why today’s iOS update turns …

Google’s parental control software, Family Link, launches to public

Family Link, Google’s parental control software for Android devices, is now exiting its beta testing period and is now generally available to anyone in the U.S. without the need for an invitation. The software, which lets parents manage apps, set screen time limits and device bedtimes, can be used …

Apps

Reactant is a new native framework for iOS apps

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Xcode, a small Czech team called Brightify has created Reactant, a framework that makes it easy to program iOS apps. The system is a Swift-based framework that offers live-reload of code, allowing you to add elements on the fly as you program.<p>“The …

Thinking about the social cost of technology

Every time I call my mum for a chat there’s usually a point on the phone call where she’ll hesitate and then, apologizing in advance, bring up her latest technological conundrum.<p>An email she’s received from her email provider warning that she needs to upgrade the operating system of her device or …

Fake News

Couple admits to stealing $1.2 million from Amazon

MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie couple have formally admitted to stealing more than $1.2 million in merchandise from online retail giant Amazon.<p>Erin Joseph Finan, 38, and Leah Jeanette Finan, 37, in recent weeks pleaded guilty to mail fraud and money laundering in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.<p>Judge …

Corruption

How to build a rich life | Toronto Star

If university isn’t for you, consider an associate degree in a technical field that pays well. About 28 per cent of people with two-year educations …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

14 Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchains

“What the internet did for communications, blockchain will do for trusted transactions.”<br>- Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM<p>Although there’s debate about how long it will take for this statement to come true, since we’re in the midst of the blockchain transformation, most industry experts concur that’s …

Blockchain

The SEC Filed Fraud Charges Against 2 'Initial Coin Offerings'

In a move that should be welcomed by anyone serious about innovation in financial technology, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday …

Welcome To The Age Of Cheap Overseas Information

Thanks to the rise of platforms like Facebook and Google, a growing amount of information being created for Americans is coming from overseas.<p><b>As ad dollars</b> that used to fund journalism pour into the coffers of Facebook and Google, the information business is experiencing a trend familiar to other …

Journalism

The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

The Golden Record is basically a 90-minute interstellar mixtape — a message of goodwill from the people of Earth to any extraterrestrial passersby who might stumble upon one of the two Voyager spaceships at some point over the next couple billion years.<p>But since it was made 40 years ago, the sounds …

Vinyl Records

The College Try

“Hey,” the text began. It was from the friend she’d been crashing with for the past few nights.<p>“Would you move back into your godmoms until you find …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

We Asked, You Answered: This Is When to End a Relationship

How do you know when to call it quits? Breaking up is never easy, and figuring out when to end it is half the battle. Sure, there are some …

Cruz on GOP health care push: 'Right now, they don't have my vote'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that he does not currently support the Senate GOP's latest bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, though he emphasized that he's working with the sponsors of the bill in order to get to a "yes."<p>"Right now, they don't have my vote, and I don't think …

Republicans

Fired by Trump, Bharara fires back

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lot has changed for Preet Bharara since March 11.<p>"I'm not a different guy. I had a different job" Bharara, the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York and a CNN contributor, told CNN's Bill Weir. "There's a difference in how you're supposed to input yourself when you're …

Donald Trump

NFL chief, team owners, NBA stars slam Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump came under harsh criticism Saturday from the NFL and some of the NBA's top players after he blasted prominent athletes for kneeling during the national anthem and refusing to come to the White House, putting himself in the center of a controversy with …

Donald Trump

B2 Home Page

Brennan B2 - two minute introduction<p>Very quick overview of features. Since making the video - we've added Sonos, Youtube, Guest Mode, Album Art and …

The Most Colorful Beach Towns Around the World

Cities

The Best Cities in America for Singles

Singles in these cities are ready to mingle.<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers agree: Ann Arbor is one of the country’s best cities for singles.<p>In the annual …

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His 'Insufficient Attention' to Threats

A quarter of the members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, whose purview includes national cybersecurity, have resigned. In a group …

The Stock Market Is a Bubble and the Economy Is a Disaster, Top Expert Warns

Here's some fodder for you bears out there.<p>Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could …