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Billionaire investor Howard Marks just went after Donald Trump's economic policies

In his latest memo, dubbed "Political Reality," Marks dedicated a section to Trump's statements on America's finances.<p>"It's fair to say that [Hillary Clinton] hasn't been anywhere near as guilty as Trump of defying economic reality on the campaign trail, and that's my subject here," he wrote.<p>Marks …

Latest 'Star Citizen' Footage Looks Amazing, and Hard to Believe

New presentation shows planetary landings, first-person spaceport visits, and more.<p>One of the main selling points of the highly anticipated and somewhat disappointing space exploration game <i>No Man's Sky</i> is the ability to take off from a planet and fly into space (and vice versa), seamlessly, without …

Obama on Iran payment: 'We do not pay ransom'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed suggestions a $400 million payment to Iran amounted to a ransom paid in return for the release of American hostages.<p>Confirming the US offered the payment in cash, Obama nevertheless downplayed the delivery's significance, saying it was …

Rory Duffy Is New York City’s Finest Tailor, but He Can’t Make a Decent Living

The award-winning Rory Duffy says Americans, long accustomed to lower-priced made-to-measure menswear, are blind to the beauties of bespoke …

3 police officers killed, 3 wounded in Baton Rouge; gunman dead

A lone gunman killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, less than two weeks after the death of an African American man at the hands of Baton Rouge police.<p>The shootings occurred when police responded to a 911 call that a man dressed in black and …

Britain plans to cut corporation tax to hold onto business

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief plans to cut U.K. corporation tax to less than 15 percent to encourage companies to invest and ease business …

JetBlue sets up venture capital unit to fund startups in travel, hospitality

The company has set aside a "multi-million dollar investment" to start funding ideas that have the "right strategic fit," Bonny Simi, the president of the unit, told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>Simi did not specify how much JetBlue exactly intends to set aside for the fund.<p>The unit, JetBlue Technology …

8 Travel Companies that Celebrate Solo Travelers

Courtesy of Four Season Serengeti Tanzania<p>The view from the Four Seasons Serengeti in Tanzania<p>How to ditch the single supplement<p>Solo travel is having …

Most beautiful places in Iran: Photos will dazzle you | CNN Travel

Las Vegas's Top 6 New Restaurants Are Worth A Trip To Sin City

A fresh new wave of restaurants have hit the Las Vegas Strip -- here are the ones worth digging into.<p>If you love to eat well and keep procrastinating over a trip to Vegas to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, the time to go is now. An impressive coterie of restaurants has opened up in the …

The 25 most beautiful Caribbean beaches

‘Star Wars’ Meets ‘Mario Kart’ Is The Coolest Damn Thing On Any Planet

Finally, humanity has created a mashup that changes <i>everything</i>. The internet’s game has to be raised after this. In all the years of fan-made content, and all of the mashups that have existed through the history of time, this is probably the best. It’s the most fantastic mashup since <i>The Gray Album</i>. …

Ohlala's 'paid dates' app debuts in New York City

Valentine's Day for single folks can be a pretty touchy subject. But New Yorkers who don't have qualms about exchanging money for short-term companionship have an alternative option in Ohlala. It recently launched in Gotham and offers men and women the option of paying for a "date." From the look …

Lessons From Startup Success In Dubai: To Win As An Entrepreneur, Do This One Thing, Fast

The most frustrating and toughest times for most entrepreneurs are when they feel stuck. Their company, for reasons unknown, isn’t budging. No matter what they throw into the fuel tank, the needle just won’t move.<p>Moustafa Mahmoud, 31, found himself in just such a position three years ago — but he …

Entrepreneurship

US issues global travel warning amid increased terror threats worldwide

Travel alert will remain in effect until 24 February as alert calls on Americans to ‘exercise vigilance’, especially during the holidays<p>Americans should be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department …

Terrorism

Historic Election Day in Myanmar: Pictures

Aung San Suu Kyi

Scientists awarded $22M in Zuckerberg-backed Breakthrough Prize

The awards were given to researchers from around the world who have solved mysteries such as secret brain circuits and shape-shifting spaces.<p>Prizes totalling $22 million were presented to scientists in a ceremony in Mountain View, California on Sunday night, as the winners of this year's …

Starbucks ‘removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus,’ Christian says in viral Facebook video

Some say Jesus Christ healed the sick and died to redeem humankind. Little is said about his views on the Pumpkin Spice Latte.<p>Still, secular coffee maker Starbucks has come under fire from some Christians who say the company isn’t repping hard enough for Jesus on its recent understated holiday …

Social Media

U.S. 'reasonably certain' drone strike killed ISIS mouthpiece 'Jihadi John'

<b>(CNN) —</b> He hid his face, but "Jihadi John" was the English-speaking voice of ISIS. His twisted, videotaped taunts and acts of terrible cruelty -- beheading hostages who had gone to the Middle East to report stories and help others -- symbolized the Islamist militant group's depravity and …

What Makes a Tax Plan ‘Serious’ Anyway?

In the 1998 film “There’s Something About Mary,” there is a scene where Ben Stiller’s character picks up a hitchhiking drifter. The drifter explains that he’s really a businessman, and he has an idea that will someday make him a fortune: Seven-Minute Abs, a home exercise video that will produce the …

These are the 15 richest countries with the most wasteful public spending

One of those is the perceived wastefulness of government spending.<p>WEF used its executive opinion survey to ask "in your country, how efficiently does the government spend public revenue?"<p>So the measure isn't based on any objective economic or accounting measure, but rather by the perceptions of the …

Mark Zuckerberg addresses the UN, declaring universal internet access a global priority

Mark Zuckerberg addressed the UN today — twice — calling on the global panel to make universal internet access a priority.<p>During the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly session, Zuckerberg first addressed the U.N. Sustainable Development Conference, and went on to deliver the keynote address at the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Kremlin: It's no secret that Russia sends arms and advisors to Syria

Iran opened its airspace to Russian military planes flying into Syria after the denial of overflight permission by<p>NATOcountries in the region, a Russian diplomat in Tehran told the Tass news agency Wednesday.<p>The move by Iran allows Russia to continue flying humanitarian aid to Syria, one senior …

It’s Time to Discuss Donald Trump’s Running Mate

Could it be Oprah, Jesse Ventura or Roger Ailes?<p>They still haven’t figured out Donald Trump.<p>GOP leaders thought they’d outfox the frontrunner-they-don’t-want by making him sign a mafia-style “loyalty” pledge to the GOP. He signed it, no problem. And why not? The Republican Party isn’t exactly the …

Republicans

Owen Wilson’s “No Escape” is another attempt to depict Asian people as evil “others”

In Hollywood, white people are heroes. By a glibly inevitable logic, that means that way too often non-white people are villains. And so, in films spanning many decades, suspense, terror, excitement, and danger are generated by the spectacle of one or two white faces confronting a sea of …

Horror Movies

Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches a line of stylish smartphones

Like most consumer items, the lower the price point of a phone, the less exciting the design. Obi Worldphone co-founder (and former Apple CEO) John Sculley and Ammunition design founder Robert Brunner decided to challenge that by creating mid-level, inexpensive international smartphones that look …

Burger Risk: Bacterial Contamination Rampant in Test of Ground Beef

<i>Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said illnesses attributable to contaminated ground beef had declined 10 percent from 2013 to 2014. That figure applies to all food products regulated by the USDA.</i><p>Like your burger medium-rare? A new report on bacterial contamination in ground beef by …

Are the polls skewed?

This week’s polling results have skeptics asking: Are these numbers the real deal?<p>Donald Trump is on top in Iowa, Ben Carson is hot on his heels, and Bernie Sanders has flown past Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.<p>That’s the snapshot polls captured this week. It’s a far cry from the Bush-Clinton …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …