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Plane crashes after 'unauthorized take-off' from SeaTac airport, officials say

A Horizon Air passenger plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound Friday night, not long after a suspect conducted an "unauthorized take-off" from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state, officials said.<p>Witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke in the air above Ketron Island …

Horizon Air

Avoid the Soup & 4 More Things a Former Panera Bread Employee Wants You to Know

Not everything is healthy.<p>You might assume that a former Panera Bread employee (or a former employee of any fast-casual eatery, for that matter) …

Panera Bread

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Amazon Reports Huge Quarterly Profits, Hikes Prime Membership Fee

Amazon demolished Wall Street's profit expectations for its first quarter, thanks to a boom in online sales and huge demand for its cloud services.<p>NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports for our Newscast unit that the retail giant's profits more than doubled from a year ago.<p>"Amazon's profits roughly tripled …

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

By Tracy Jan<p>, Reporter<p>Caitlin Dewey<p>, Reporter<p>Jeff Stein<p>, Reporter<p>Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements.<p>…

Ben Carson

Here are some tips for getting more retirement money into accounts with tax advantages

<b>Dear Liz:</b> My wife and I are about 35. I'm self-employed and contribute to a SEP IRA. My wife contributes to a workplace retirement plan. We don't qualify to contribute to Roth IRAs. In order to get more money into retirement accounts, would you recommend doing back-door Roth contributions? What …

Retirement

10 expensive habits you can, and should, break today

Breaking bad financial habits can get us closer to meeting our goals. Learn how habits you might be guilty of are impacting your finances and how to …

Buffett to Berkshire Shareholders: Be Prepared to Lose Half Your Money

There's a price to pay if you want long-term riches.<p>Few investors can match the track record of investing performance that Warren Buffett has …

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2017

I t’s time to crawl out from underneath the avalanche of poke bars that opened in Seattle this year, blink your eyes into the sunshine, and gaze upon …

North Korea Ready to Teach U.S. 'Severe Lesson'

MANILA, Philippines — North Korea is ready to give the United States a "severe lesson" with nuclear force if Washington takes military action against it, Pyongyang said in a statement to a regional meeting on Monday.<p>The comments came just two days after the United Nations Security Council …

China and Russia have 'responsibility' for North Korea nuclear threat, says US

As Kim Jong-un hails latest test-launch, Rex Tillerson says two powers are ‘enablers’ of Pyongyang’s program<p>The United States has accused China and Russia of bearing “unique and special responsibility” for North Korea’s “belligerent” pursuit of nuclear weapons, after Pyongyang tested its latest …

What foods are good for helping depression?

Depression is a prevalent mental health illness throughout the world, causing negative thoughts and behaviors in those who experience it.<p>Many people …

Doctor Opens Fire at Bronx Hospital, Killing a Doctor and Wounding 6

A disgruntled doctor armed with an AR-15 rifle and wearing a lab coat went on a rampage on Friday in the Bronx hospital where he had worked, killing a doctor and wounding six other people — five of them seriously — before setting himself on fire and shooting himself in the head, the authorities …

Crime

Blue Apron has a much bigger problem than Amazon

The meal-kit delivery company priced its IPO at $10 a share, 40% below the maximum it sought. In its trading debut, the shares did absolutely nothing — closing at $10 after rising slightly earlier in the day.<p>Many are blaming Amazon, which shook the grocery industry with its $13.7 billion offer to …

Customers

With Whole Foods, Amazon on collision course with Wal-Mart

CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Wal-Mart Stores Inc bought online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion last year, it marked a crucial moment - the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, after years of ceding e-commerce leadership to arch rival Amazon, intended to compete.<p>On Friday, Amazon.com …

Talk of a skills gap in the labor market is 'an incredible cop out'

The Business CEO Roundtable has published a report discussing what it says is a shortage of skilled workers in America, and hosted a conference in Washington featuring high profile CEOs, a top aide to Donald Trump and two US senators.<p>"There are a lot of jobs open," said Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP …

Labor Economics

Texting suicide verdict could set bad precedent, legal experts say

SAN FRANCISCO — The day after a juvenile court judge in Massachusetts convicted Michelle Carter of killing boyfriend Conrad Roy III with her words, some legal and cyber issues experts cautioned that the punishment may not fit the crime.<p>“I draw a line between moral and legal implications of what she …

Text Messaging

Amazon is buying more than Whole Foods — it's getting 460 stores it can turn into warehouses and showrooms

Amazon can ship books, furniture and clothing across the Pacific Ocean in what feels like a blink of an eye. But when it comes to delivering fresh groceries to your doorstep, the e-commerce giant's logistical prowess wilts like a bag of salad left out in the sun.<p>That's because the long journey of, …

Comey: White House lied about me, FBI

By Devlin Barrett<p>, Reporter<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>, Reporter<p>Former FBI director James B. Comey on Thursday used a dramatic appearance before a national audience to sharply criticize the character of the president, accusing Trump of firing him over the Russia investigation and then …

Donald Trump

Jeff Bezos Just Summed Up How to Win in 1 Simple Question

The best entrepreneurs understand that to win they must always be a Day 1 company.<p>Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos recently became the second richest person in the world with a net worth of $75.3 billion. What's the secret of his success? Every day he uses one simple rule and asks the question: "Are we a …

Carson Wentz went to a QB guru and the Eagles supposedly aren't thrilled

Wentz's coach and coordinator both are ex-NFL QBs, but he still opted to travel to L.A. to work out at 3DQB<p>Around this time last year, Carson Wentz …

Remaining Countries on Trump’s Itinerary Say They’d Rather Wait a Month and Meet with Next President

BRUSSELS (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump’s foreign trip hit a snag on Tuesday, when the remaining countries on his itinerary announced that they would rather “wait a month” and meet with the next President instead.<p>“It makes no sense for us to roll out the red carpet for Trump when there is …

Melania Trump has no time for Donald's need for hand-holding

Few people are capable of telling Donald Trump no — except, maybe, Melania Trump.<p>Take a look at this latest clip, featuring President Trump walking …

Is It Cheaper to Buy or Rent Your Home? Here's the Real Answer

Owning a home isn't for everyone, but make sure you know how to properly evaluate this major financial decision.<p>Home prices in the U.S. are up by …

Personal Finance

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Hedge Funds

IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office

For thousands of IBM employees, the ability to work from home is a key advantage of their job. But the company said Friday that it's ending that benefit for many of them.<p>The technology giant has been a leader in terms of letting employees work from home, and has bragged about the savings and …

Employment

The internet points out the many, many politicians who've had it worse than Donald Trump

Donald Trump has it bad. Nobody has it worse. Terrible. And he wants new graduates to know it.<p>"Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially …

Delta Delays Drag On, Testing Passengers' Patience

Brittany Wengel was supposed to fly Delta to Florida on Thursday for a long weekend away from a gray New York City. As of Sunday, she was still …

How Much Will I Get From Social Security If I Make $100,000?

Here's what kind of Social Security benefits you can expect to earn when you retire.<p>Social Security retirement benefits are designed to replace about …

Retirement

10 Big-Dividend REITs Worth Considering

If you are an income-focused value investor, publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) may have recently caught your eye. These …