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Weak U.S. employment report dims prospect of Fed rate hike | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy created the fewest number of jobs in more than 5-1/2-years in May as manufacturing and construction employment fell sharply, which could make it harder for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.<p>Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 38,000 jobs last month, …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 beats the iPhone 6s Plus to become America’s most loved phone

There are a number of things that need to be considered when trying to properly evaluate a device. Beyond mere specs and real life performances, for instance, customer satisfaction is indeed an important metric.<p>For years, Apple has boasted the iPhone as the number one choice for consumers, but as …

ERIC HOLDER: Snowden performed a 'public service,' but his methods were 'inappropriate and illegal'

As a National Security Agency contractor, Snowden leaked classified details in 2013 of the U.S. government's warrantless surveillance of its citizens before fleeing the country. He now lives in Russia and faces U.S. charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.<p>In a podcast interview …

Disney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme park

The chairman of China's biggest conglomerate recently predicted that a new $5.5-billion Disney theme park opening in Shanghai next month would fail, citing a lack of innovation with intellectual properties and characters.<p>But when that same conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group Co., opened a rival theme …

Walt Disney Company

The Strongest NFL Team at Every Position Group for 2016

Who is the best player at each position in the NFL? It’s always a fun discussion, but that’s surely not the objective here.<p>It certainly plays a factor on the following list, one which offers a closer look at the position groups for all 32 teams and picks the best of the best. Versatility and depth …

NFL

Consumers' mindsets are shifting dramatically — and it's killing brands like Tiffany

As a result, luxury brands like Tiffany & Co. have been struggling.<p>"We've seen such a slow down in the high end," Brian Yarbrough, analyst at Edward Jones told Business Insider.<p>While lower-end stores, like Ross and TJ Maxx are performing well, Tiffany's comparable sales declined 9% in the most …

The hourly wage needed to rent a 2-bedroom apartment is rising

The pinched access to mortgage credit after the Great Recession is one reason why.<p>Another is that many Americans—especially the poor and people of color—haven't felt the effects of the economic recovery, and may not be able to rustle up the funds for a down payment.<p>A third reason is that …

Apple Loop: New Glass iPhone Leak, iPhone Prototype On Sale, Apple Faces A.I. Death Spiral

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes more details on the upcoming glass-covered iPhone 8, the latest iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10′s new features, Tim Cook taking about high iPhone prices, an iPhone 6 prototype appearing on Ebay, the AI strategy that …

Tim Cook

What happens when you miss your flight – by someone who did

File it under “It'll never happen to me”.<p>But when it does you’ll be a little confused, a little bemused, very stressed and incredibly embarrassed.<p>There is no need to worry though, because missing a flight happens to the best of us – even when there’s nobody to blame but yourself.<p>To most it is …

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

8 Ways to Become Charismatic

Master the room by developing these qualities, and the world will become your oyster.<p>I have a confession to make. Years ago, when I began my career at NBC TV, I was tasked with the planning and organization of many star-studded events. It was a fun job, until the event actually began.<p>With so many …

Self-help

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

The Humiliation of Tom Brady

There are certain public events that you anticipate with an unreserved glee but that, even when they turn out precisely the way you might have hoped, leave you feeling sad and sordid rather than satisfied. So it was with the press conference on Thursday evening in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in …

Larry Baer On How The San Francisco Giants Play Baseball's Best Moneyball

Forget the Oakland A’s and Billy Beane. The best moneyball in MLB the past five years has been played by the other Bay area team- the San Francisco Giants. Bottom line: Three World Series titles in five years and the fastest revenue growth without approaching baseball’s heftiest payrolls–Los …

Get past the 384 tile in Threes, whatever it takes

Threes is the kind of game you can pick up almost instantly: It’s cute, has great music, and a simple premise. Combine number pairs! Add one and two …

Green Bay Packers And Seattle Seahawks Experience Surge In Fan Interest

The Green Bay Packers enter the National Football League (NFL) playoffs as the second seed in the NFC behind the Seattle Seahawks, with both teams boasting a 12-4 record. While the Packers’ and Seahawks’ success on the field is well documented, the teams’ tremendous fanfare should also be a cause …

NFL

Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation

Legislators in the 24 states where Republicans now hold total control plan to push a series of aggressive policy initiatives in the coming year aimed at limiting the power of the federal government and rekindling the culture wars.<p>The unprecedented breadth of the Republican majority — the party now …

Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym

• <b>Gyms have built their business model around us not showing up.</b> Gyms have way more members than they can actually accommodate. Low-priced gyms are the most extreme example of this. Planet Fitness, which charges between $10 and $20 per month, has, on average, 6,500 members per gym. Most of its gyms …

Black cops fear other cops

Two dozen black officers tell Reuters they’ve been racially profiled by their white colleagues in the NYPD<p>Black New York City Police officers often think that they are being racially profiled by their white colleagues, according to a shocking new report by Reuters.<p>The wire service interviewed 25 …

The rarefied air at the front

"THE rich even get better air than the rest of us," proclaims <i>Mother Jones</i>'s Kevin Drum, riffing off an <i>American Prospect</i> story on "the airlines' war …

'The Interview': Farce doesn't live up to fuss, reviews say

Perhaps you've heard of a little movie called "The Interview." In the weeks leading up to its on-again, off-again release, Seth Rogen and James Franco's North Korea-themed comedy precipitated a crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures and sparked heated debate on everything from free speech to how …

Comedy

CERN Particle Smasher to Turn Back On at Record Power in March

CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March and a few weeks later will start smashing sub-atomic particles together again at nearly double its previous power, helping scientists hunt for clues about the universe. The world's biggest particle collider, located near Geneva, has been …

Physics

Rosetta Offers New Insight Into Where Water On Earth Came From

Different kinds of rocks have different kinds of water<p>Four and a half billion years ago, the Sun and Earth were just being born out of a giant explosion, and the solar system was HOT. All that heat likely boiled away the water on Earth’s surface. So how did our parched planet come to be covered in …

To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone.<p>Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had their "eating day" compressed into a period of …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

Fitness

Sony Pulls Controversial 'Sexist' PS Vita Ad

Modern online culture is really, really good at one thing: Moral outrage.<p>Folks on the left and folks on the right do this, sometimes over the same issues without realizing it, and often in equal measure. There’s always going to be some celebrity or some company or some politician who did or said …