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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 14, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy in Israel was relocated to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv with a ceremony that featured Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and a video message from President Donald Trump. The move sparked mass protests at the border fence with Gaza by neighboring Palestinians, dozens of whom were then killed …

Low Oil Prices Are No Longer Seen As Good For the Economy

After flirting with breaking below $30 per barrel, oil decidedly broke that threshold at the end of last week, deepening the unrelenting losses the …

Chick-fil-A has made 8 major changes in the past year to stay ahead of KFC

In 2014, the company grew by $700 million to achieve $5.8 billion in sales, making it larger than every pizza brand in the country, according to QSR magazine.<p>It's now the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US by sales, and it generates more revenue per restaurant than any other chain in the …

Gas prices could drop toward $1 a gallon

In some gas stations around the country, the price of a gallon of regular has dropped below $1.42. AAA and GasBuddy, two organizations that follow gasoline prices, say that gasoline prices below $2 will not be unusual in most of the United States. As oil prices fall, and refinery capacity stays …

A wild new Tesla feature lets a car park itself without anyone in the car

But now they're sure to get even more stares, thanks to a head-turning new trick that Tesla cars can perform.<p>A new "Summon" feature allows Telsa cars to park themselves, driving completely autonomously, without anyone in the actual automobile.<p>The Summon feature is part of the new 7.1 software …

The URB-E Is A Foldable Electric Scooter For The Urban Commuter

Debuting in prototype-form at CES a few years ago, the URB-E is finally ready for the spotlight.<p>Weighing just under 35 pounds, the foldable scooter can carry an adult up to 20 miles at a top speed of around 15 MPH.<p>Today at CES I met with the URB-E team, and they walked me through their new …

How to Get Started With Sous Vide Cooking

Let's say that you were a good little boy or girl this past year (or maybe you're just really good at faking it) and somebody slipped a brand-new sous vide cooker into your stocking. Problem is, you've never cooked sous vide before, and it's unlike any kind of cooking you've done in the past. Where …

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Nearly 200 Nations Agree On Climate Change Draft Plan At Paris Summit

Negotiators at COP21, the U.N. climate change conference in Paris, have settled on a rough blueprint for approaching the complex and contentious task of reining in emissions and reducing global warming. But many issues will need to be resolved by the summit's end next Friday.<p>"It always seems …

7 Truths About LinkedIn Everybody Needs to Know

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

5 Ways to Reward Your Employees Without a Raise | Inc.com

Your employees are your lifeblood. They are the workforce that creates new opportunities, overcomes unanticipated problems, and manages the day-to-day activities that allow your company to maintain a consistent direction over time. Keeping your employees happy and motivated is the key to your …

End of OPEC is closer to reality

OPEC's dominant role in the global oil market is in serious jeopardy.<p>For nearly half a century, the oil cartel kept a tight check on prices, keeping them from falling too low or rising to unsustainably-high levels.<p>But OPEC's power is being challenged by the surge in North American oil …

The best movie masturbation scenes

From “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to “Wetlands,” the most memorable autoerotic moments on the big screen<p>"Wetlands," which is currently in theaters, features two sure-to-be-notorious scenes of self-pleasuring. Early on, Helen (Carla Juri), the film’s 18-year-old heroine, selects vegetables from …

Rebuilding the American Dream in a Global, Networked Economy

<i>We’ve asked speakers at our upcoming Techonomy Detroit conference to share perspectives on topics they will discuss at the event relating to U.S. economic growth, jobs, and urban renewal. (To register for the conference, click here.)</i><p>Despite strides in jobs and the economy, Americans remain …

Full House could be coming back to television · Newswire · The A.V. Club

Inspired by <i>Girl Meets World</i> and the persistent, collective longing to regress into an idyllic childhood that never actually existed, ’90s sitcom <i>Full</i> …

Here Are 10 Insane Things More Likely to Kill You Than A Shark

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Picture this: You're at the beach swimming with some friends, having a good time, when suddenly you're overcome with an …

Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

Thousands of people in Detroit haven't paid their water bills. Even some businesses have skipped payment.<p>Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.<p><i>Music: Sammy Davis, Jr.'s "Hello Detroit."</i> <i>Find us:</i></i> …

New FICO criteria could help borrowers

The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates.<p>The changes to FICO criteria are aimed at reducing the negative effect of …

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Tesla's New Models Will Be Around 50% Cheaper

Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company’s next generation of vehicles would retail for as little as $35,000, or roughly half …

Elon Musk is changing the course of electric cars with the Model 3

Not only is this Tesla more affordable, but it means a proliferation of charging stations and more competition<p>In 2017 Tesla will debut a new iteration of the electric car: the Model 3. Unlike its electric siblings -- the Roadster, the Model S and the yet to be released Model x -- it will have a far …

Nike's new baseball glove construction doesn't take months to break in

If you've ever had to break in a new baseball glove, you know that the process takes time -- usually a few months at best. It can take all of Spring Training for pro players to get the leather worked out, but even then, fielders are left with hauling the weight of that material. The folks at Nike …

America's middle class: Poorer than you think

Rich Americans. That's our global reputation.<p>The numbers seem to back it up. Americans' average wealth tops $301,000 per adult, enough to rank us fourth on the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report.<p>But that figure doesn't tell you how the middle class American is doing.<p>Americans' median wealth …

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How to Think About Economic Inequality After Thomas Piketty

The French economist started an important conversation. Now, we need to talk about what kind of inequality matters, and what kind of life our …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

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15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today (May)

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

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Okay, so maybe your company doesn’t offer onsite dry cleaning like Google or low-interest home loans like Boston Consulting Group, but it’s still a pretty great place for new college grads to start a career, isn’t it? Nonetheless, interviewers at some big companies are finding the class of 2014 is …

Maya Angelou - celebrated US author and poet - dies aged 86

Maya Angelou, the American poet and author, died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday. She was 86.<p>Her son, Guy B Johnson, confirmed the news in a statement. He said: "Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension.<p>"She …

Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.<p>Google has finally built its own car from scratch. And it looks like a gondola with wheels.<p>The two-seater prototype vehicle is Google’s reimagination of what the modern automobile should look and feel like if you took the human out of …