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Oil's plunge through $50 a barrel is starting to embarrass the remaining bulls

Oil started the first full week of 2015 by plunging through its third price threshold in a little over a month. The US-traded benchmark, known as WTI, punched through $50 a barrel–half the $100 price sold at which it sold in September.<p>What’s more, its swoon has accelerated. Since late November, WTI …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

New Year's Day Recipes & Ideas

Arrange chile, avocado, and tomato-topped oysters on a bed of crushed ice for an elegant appetizer.

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Jets will fire John Idzik, Rex Ryan

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is now prepared to move swiftly Monday and fire general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan, according to league …

Steelers-Bengals: 10 things to know from Pittsburgh's 27-17 win

Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about Pittsburgh's win vs. Cincinnati on Sunday.<p>With the Bengals down by three points with …

Sony says PlayStation network back online after three-day outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.<p>But heavy traffic might continue to cause problems for customers seeking to play their favorite games, the company said Sunday.<p>A group of hackers called Lizard Squad — or someone claiming to …

Xiaomi Raises $1.1 Billion At $45 Billion Valuation

Xiaomi has already proven itself to be a major challenge to Apple and Samsung in China. Now it’s got a heftier war chest to ramp up that pressure even more. The price-cutting Chinese smartphone maker with razor thin margins has just confirmed it raised $1.1 billion in new funding at a remarkable …

Search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 resumes; smoke spotted - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- An oil slick, the sound of a distant "ping," objects in the water, and now this: smoke spotted rising from an island in the Java Sea.<p>As ships, planes and helicopters scour the waters off Indonesia's coast for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, there have been several reports of possible signs …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Kobe tops Jordan on NBA scoring list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …

The Top 10 Most-Watched Music Videos This Year

Taylor Swift may be one of the most talked about people of the year, but she doesn't have the most-viewed music video of 2014.<p>YouTube released its list of the most-watched music videos of the year.<p>Shakira makes the list twice and Enrique Iglesias makes a big comeback with his summer single. Most …

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Top Five

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>As brilliantly funny as Chris Rock is, he’s never been able to replicate the high-voltage danger and electricity of his stand-up act …

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Joan Rivers' will leaves money for charities

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide …

Call me maybe, or better yet text

In the second season of the BBC soap-drama “Downton Abbey,” telephone service arrives at the house. The year is 1914, and not everyone is enthusiastic about the new technology. Struggling to conduct a conversation, an addled dowager countess finally gives up, turns to her granddaughter and asks, …

A Complete History of the Camel Coat

See the classic adorned by Marilyn Monroe, Jackie O, Kate Middleton, and more.<p>From Old Hollywood movie stars to modern day muses, the camel coat has been keeping some of the most elegant women warm for more than six decades. Whether it's one former First Lady cinching the cold weather staple at the …

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: Postgame Grades and Analysis

Klay Thompson scored 21 points, and the Golden State Warriors extended their winning streak to 14 straight games with a 105-93 victory over the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.<p>Andrew Bogut sat this one out with a knee injury.<p>Game Grades at a Glance<p>Houston Rockets<p>Grade<p>James …

Dodgers acquire Howie Kendrick

SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their infield and shook up the third day of the winter meetings with trades with the Miami Marlins …

Sony Reportedly Attempting to Stop Downloads of Stolen Data

New leaks of Sony’s confidential internal documents have been appearing daily, while the company works with the FBI in an attempt to pin down who the attacker is.<p>Recode reports today that Sony has begun deploying methods to stop or slow down users who attempt to download its documents using …

French Plan To Unshackle Economy Flies Straight Into Flak

France’s new economy minister presented an ambitious plan to unshackle the economy and boost growth, harvesting an outcry by several groups focusing on just limited details. And those included people from within the governing majority.<p>Emmanuel Macron, a former merchant banker and presidential …

Palestinians halt security cooperation with Israel after minister's death

A senior Palestinian Authority official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops, prompting President Mahmoud Abbas to halt security coordination with Israel, according to Palestinian officials.<p>Ziyad Abu Ein died after clashes with Israeli soldiers midday Wednesday in the …

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Angelina Jolie Was Called A “Minimally Talented Spoiled Brat”

The hack also includes revelations about Leonardo DiCaprio deserving an Oscar, Michael Fassbender's package, and a planned mash-up film of the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.<p>Updated — 2 p.m., ET:<p>The emails have reportedly come about due to the group Guardians of Peace, which is demanding …

Widower Says Brittany Maynard 'Gave Her Husband a Gift' with Decision to End Her Life

Six years ago, John La Grange watched as Linda, his beloved wife of 38 years, succumbed to a slow, painful death from ovarian cancer at the age of …

The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

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MPs’ trip to China cancelled after row over Hong Kong protests debate

A visit by a cross-party group of parliamentarians to China, led by Peter Mandelson, has been cancelled at the last minute after Beijing refused to grant a visa to a Conservative MP in retaliation for a Westminster debate on the recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.<p>In a sign of Beijing’s …

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