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Donald Trump and Russia: what we learned this week

More activity but little clarity as the actions of the head of a House inquiry put his impartiality in doubt and the former national security adviser sought immunity<p>Discerning the ties between Donald Trump and Russia was already a complex task. But the second-order developments emerging from the …

Donald Trump

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

40 slam-dunk facts about the Final Four

The Final Four kicks off Saturday evening from Phoenix (or thereabouts). Prepare for the greatest weekend in college basketball with 40 things you …

April Fool's Day: What are the best pranks and where did it come from?

A day of laughter<p>It is a tradition in Western societies to take-part in pranks and trickery on the first day of April every year. Taken as an opportunity by many to inflict some quick humour into an otherwise ordinary day.<p>Although April Fool's activities are often trivial, there is an increasing …

April Fools' Day

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort wanted for questioning in Ukraine corruption case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ukrainian prosecutors want to question Paul Manafort in connection with a corruption investigation and have made repeated requests for assistance from US authorities, CNN has learned.<p>Prosecutors in Kiev said they have made seven separate appeals over the past two years for help in …

Corruption

What's inside the Republican health care bill?

House GOP lawmakers are preparing to fulfill their promise to repeal Obamacare ... or major portions of it, anyway.<p>The House will vote on the legislation, called the American Health Care Act, on Thursday. Republican leadership has already made several changes to placate both conservatives and …

Health Care

Trump's HHS pick: Right to Medicaid may not be guaranteed under block grants

President Trump's health secretary pick acknowledged Tuesday that Medicaid may cease to be an entitlement for the nation's low-income residentsif Republicans turn it into a block grant, sending a fixed amount of funding to each state.<p>In a contentious hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, …

Health Care

How The Myth Of Lawless "No-Go Zones" In Sweden Took Hold Among Right-Wing Media

Swedish authorities say there are no such areas in the country.

Secret Service looking at agent who suggested she wouldn't defend Trump from bullet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Secret Service said Tuesday it is taking "appropriate action" after one of its agents suggested on Facebook that she would not defend President Donald Trump should someone try to shoot him.<p>Kerry O'Grady, a senior agent in the Denver field office, made a series of now-deleted …

Donald Trump

House Republicans pull plan to gut independent ethics committee after Trump tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play, after they voted to gut an ethics watchdog in a manner that undercut his vow to drain the establishment "swamp."<p>Trump made clear his anger at the move on …

Donald Trump

Trump sold stocks, but what about his hedge fund millions?

Donald Trump says he no longer owns any stocks.<p>He sold all of them in June, he says, because he was worried about conflicts of interest.<p>"I don't think for me to be owning stocks when I'm making deals for this country that maybe will affect one company positively and one company negatively -- I just …

Donald Trump

Trump takes fresh swipe at China

Fresh from causing a potential diplomatic rift with China for taking a call from Taiwan's leader last week, president-elect and Twitter-in-chief Donald Trump late Sunday criticized Beijing for its monetary policy and actions in the South China Sea.<p>"Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their …

China

Ben Carson: 'No experience'? No problem

Carson chosen as Trump’s housing secretary despite prior fear he could ‘cripple the presidency’; Dakota Access pipeline denied key permit; Russell Westbrook sets sights on Michael Jordan’s triple-double record<p>Carson gets the nod as housing secretary<p>Donald Trump’s transition team announced today …

Donald Trump

Are you a saver or an investor?

The savings account has been a building block of our lending system since the Great Depression reforms of the 1930s. The Banking Act of 1933 federally guaranteed cash deposits and made them easily accessible.<p>But while we know savings can be a safe, convenient option for cash needed to meet …

Retirement

Retirement and Depression: 6 Ways to Overcome It | Investopedia

Retirement and depression aren’t inextricably linked. But for much of the population, the reality of life after work doesn’t live up to its promise. …

Top 10 Drones for 2017: The Beginner’s List

Changing Planet<p><i>The latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, in which Kike profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on using drones, UAVs and remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography.</i><p>On the market for a great first drone? This ultimate …

Obama strengthens Iran deal over GOP outcry

WASHINGTON —The White House and Iran have taken steps to buttress their landmark nuclear deal even as House Republican leaders urged President Obama on Tuesday to avoid actions that weaken sanctions on Iran before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.<p>“We respectfully request that your …

Obama Administration

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

Constantly texting your partner could be a sign of something worse than boredom

It seems weird to think that, at some point in recent human history, you had to <i>call</i> your partner's work phone to talk to them during the day — and only if something was <i>really</i> important.<p>Today, you can shoot off a quick kissy face to let them know that, hey, you're thinking of them, and how great …

Relationships

FBI releases report on its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server

Hillary Clinton told federal agents and prosecutors that she did not recall receiving any emails that were too secretive to be handled by her private computer server and did not believe any of her devices had been hacked or compromised, according to FBI records released Friday.<p>The former secretary …

The CEO of EpiPen maker Mylan once claimed she had an MBA that she never earned

As it turns out, this isn't CEO Heather Bresch's first brush with controversy. In 2008, West Virginia University stripped her of an MBA that she claimed she earned.<p>The situation began when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette made a routine call to verify Bresch's credentials as the new head of Mylan. …

College & University

A Hail Mary retirement plan for those with nothing saved

Let’s be clear: You can’t make up for lost time. But don’t give up — you do have options.<p>You’re rounding the corner toward retirement age with not …

What 11 Wall St. pros are telling clients about record-high stock prices

Stocks continue to trend higher. On Friday, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) closed at an all-time high of 2,182.87.<p>“Don’t underweight the S&P,” Citi’s Robert …

Markets

The 10 best stock analysts you should have listened to so far this year

And for the very active investor seeking to lock in returns, TipRanks identified the analysts that have been worth listening to so far in 2016.<p>They took every analyst rating that was issued between January and May 2016, and deduced how much return an investor would have earned if they followed the …

Investing

Can Donald Trump afford to be president?

Finance reports for the billionaire’s presidential campaign reveal a marked lack of funds compared with those of other candidates past and present, and questions remain over his ability to appeal to swing voters<p><b>What do the latest campaign finance reports tell us about Trump’s campaign?</b><p>They tell us …

Government

United Airlines hopes slim seats and exclusive lounges will help generate $3 billion

Hoping to match the profit margin of his competitors,<p>United AirlinesChief Executive Oscar Munoz laid out a plan this week to generate $3.1 billion in new revenue and savings by 2018.<p>One way he hopes to meet that goal is do what airlines have been doing a lot lately: Squeeze more thin-cushion seats …

Donald Trump

5 Signs You Need a New Financial Adviser

Even with stricter standards on the way, it’s still essential to vet your financial advisor. Here we walk through several red flags to …

Finance