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Comcast’s Next Test on Sky: Convincing Investors

Winning $38.8 billion bid in U.K. auction ends takeover battle, offers Comcast broader international footprint<p>LONDON—Having secured control of European pay-TV giant Sky PLC, Comcast Corp. now must persuade investors that it didn’t overpay and that the deal will accelerate its growth.<p>The U.S. cable …

Investing

5 Best Actively Managed Vanguard Funds

Vanguard funds have become synonymous with index investing. But if you limit yourself to the firm’s passive strategies, you’ll miss some gems. …

Investing

Here's Why You Should Put a Bowl of Vinegar In Your Dishwasher

Looking for the easiest way to deep clean?<p>Not to sound <i>too</i> much like a commercial, but do you ever load your dishwasher, run it with your favorite, …

Washing Machines

Huawei hijacked Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers

Apple isn't known for its iPhone's battery capacities -- and Huawei wants to help.<p>The Chinese phone maker took to the streets outside Singapore's Apple Store to give out power banks to buyers queuing to be one of the first to get Apple's newest iPhones.<p>The event was carried out at 11 p.m. Singapore …

Apple Store

Snatch Up James Dean's Former Hollywood Home For $4M

James Dean slept here—need we say more?<p>Perched atop a promontory in the Hollywood Hills, this 1927 Spanish-style abode was once home to cultural icon, James Dean. In fact, the future star was living in this dwelling when he was first discovered.<p>Originally owned by Hal B. Wallis, who was the head of …

James Dean

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies

<b>Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of 61, state media report.</b><p>Reports say he had been suffering from a serious illness for several months and had received medical treatment abroad and in Vietnam.<p>He was sworn into office in the communist country in 2016, …

Communist Party

Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

With a governor’s signature on Friday, the latest place to legalize marijuana in the U.S. isn’t a state. It’s the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)—a tiny Pacific territory with a population of just over 50,000.<p>Under the new law signed by Gov. Ralph Torres (R), adults over 21 …

Cannabis Legalization

Best New Cycling Gear 2018 - 17 Hot Products from Interbike

Fall means changing seasons, shorter days, and tons of awesome new cycling gear. Interbike is the largest cycling tradeshow in North America, and every year companies show off their latest and greatest new products aimed at making you a faster, smarter, and more stylish cyclist.<p>We rode tons of …

The Rich Person Roth: For The Most Tax-Free Retirement Income

While the Trump Tax Plan was touted as a huge tax cut, many millions of Americans will still see their taxes go up in 2018. Residents of high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey are the ones who will be mostly affected. Those individuals should be proactive and look for ways to …

Roth IRA

Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody -- including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention.<p>The …

Cancer

Here's Your Complete Fall Footwear Checklist

There’s more to fall than football and prestige movies and pretending to like pumpkin—it’s also the single best time of year for donning dope footwear. The stank-inducing humidity of summer has passed, but the sole-and-soul-destroying salt and slush of winter have not yet reared their ugly heads. …

L.L.Bean

Tech Redefined: S&P 500 Companies Worth $2.7 Trillion Change Sectors Friday

Facebook, Twitter and Google are exiting the tech sector of the S&P 500, a shift that promises to make Friday a busy trading day as 23 companies valued at a combined $2.7 trillion are reclassified.

S&P 500

U.S. Stocks Close at Records

Investors’ focus on robust U.S. economy gives stocks a boost<p>By<p>Michael Wursthorn<p>Michael Wursthorn<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@4BetterOrWurst<p>Google+<p>michael.wursthorn@wsj.com<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 set new highs Thursday, kindling hopes among some investors that buoyant U.S. …

Stock Markets

15 Steps to Take in Your 20s to Become Rich in Your 30s

Once you give up on getting rich quick you have a real shot at getting rich eventually.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re never too young to set a course for wealth and success. Whether you’re just launching into your career or working toward your next big break, …

Success

How to Find a Cheaper Replacement Water Filter for Your Refrigerator

If you’ve ever replaced the water filter in your refrigerator, you know they don’t come cheap. Some cost as much as $60, which means that if you …

A “Sesame Street” writer settles the question of Bert and Ernie’s relationship

Are Burt and Ernie gay? The cohabitation of the two puppets in <i>Sesame Street</i> has always raised that question. Fixtures of the US children’s show since it debuted in 1969 (the same year that Mike and Carol Brady become the first television couple to snuggle up on screen) the male puppets share a …

Sesame Street

Apple iOS 12 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Alongside the new iPhone XS (guide), iPhone XS Max (guide) and iPhone XR, Apple iOS 12 has landed. While it focuses primarily on performance and stability (with mixed success), it still hides many great secret features as well…<p>Let’s take a look 25 of the best hiding beneath the surface…<p><i>‘Great</i> …

iOS

Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools.<p>But U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss put his ruling on …

U.S. Politics

Don't crowd the gate: United rolls out a new boarding process

United has become the latest airline to tweak the way it calls passengers to board its planes.<p>In a change that’s rolling out to United gates nationwide on Tuesday, the carrier says it’s streamlining its boarding process.<p>With that, United joins American and Delta in making changes to the boarding …

United Airlines

A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort

Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials.<p>After completing work on Ed and Joanne Ellis’ primary residence in Bainbridge Island—the first LEED Platinum residence in Washington—Coates Design Architects …

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

Stormy Daniels Goes Into Day-Ruining Detail About Donald Trump's Sex Life In New Memoir

Fair warning: you'll never play Mario Kart again<p><i>The Guardian</i> has obtained a copy of Stormy Daniel’s tell-all account of her affair with Donald Trump, and if you don’t want to know what Mario Kart character his penis resembles then we suggest you leave immediately.<p>In her memoir, 'Full Disclosure', …

Donald Trump

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Syria antiaircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.<p>Russian state media said Syrian missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down amid an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of …

Russian Military

Trump Orders Declassification of Intelligence Documents Related to Former Adviser Carter Page

President also orders declassification of FBI interviews with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr<p>WASHINGTON—President Trump ordered the declassification of sensitive documents related to the investigation into Russian election interference, a move that could eventually allow the public …

U.S. Department of Justice

Trump Announces New Tariffs on Chinese Imports

10% tax on $200 billion in Chinese imports will take effect next week, rise to 25% at year’s end; more threatened<p>By<p>Jacob M. Schlesinger and<p>Vivian Salama<p>Vivian Salama<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@vmsalama<p>vivian.salama@wsj.com<p>WASHINGTON—President Trump said Monday he will impose new tariffs on …

Tariffs

Kavanaugh, His Accuser Will Testify Before Senate Committee

Panel sets a hearing next week on allegation of sexual assault by high-court nominee<p>WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday it would hold a hearing next week with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, setting the stage for a dramatic public …

Senate Committees

Lucid Motors secures $1 billion from Saudi wealth fund to launch the Air

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is investing $1 billion into Lucid Motors, capital that will finance the commercial launch of the startup’s first electric vehicle.<p>The agreement comes just six weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share …

Lucid Motors

The Best Apps to Breathe New Life into Your Fitness Routine

Our smartphones, we’re told, our ruining our lives. You’ve no doubt heard the news stories by now (or, more likely, scrolled past the headlines on …

Work Your Whole Body in Just 20 Minutes with This Intense Circuit

Get a full-on body blast in the time it takes to watch your favorite show on Netflix.<p>When you're short on time, give your whole body a challenge instead of spending precious sweat sessions focused on individual muscle groups.<p>You'll still get a great workout, but you'll reap a wider range of …

Workouts

Going for Growth Without Ignoring Value

As investors, we hear the phrase "buy low, sell high" so often, it can sometimes feel comical. But for much of 2017, "buy high, sell higher" may have …

Investing