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Oil Rallies on Hopes of Production Cut

Oil prices rallied on Friday, rebounding from a 13-year low the previous day, on speculation of production cuts among some of the world's biggest suppliers. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 4.6% to $31.43 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, …

North Dakota's oil bust blows $1 billion hole in state budget

North Dakota's oil boom has gone bust, leaving the state government with a gaping$1 billion hole in its two-year budget.<p>Plunging oil prices are a massive problem for a tiny state like North Dakota. The shortfall, released in new budget estimates on Monday, represents more than 20% of its tax …

Mexico remittances nearly $24.8B in 2015, topping oil income

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The central bank reported Tuesday that money sent home by Mexicans overseas hit nearly $24.8 billion last year, overtaking oil …

Mexico

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 …

Chipotle Is Trying To Get You Back With Free Food

Remember when a scourge of Chipotle restaurants were contaminated with E. Coli, and one in Boston was plagued by norovirus (which inadvertently affected the performance of Boston College’s basketball team)? Yes, that all happened, and ever since that fateful news and ensuing media firestorm in …

Oil price crash: rout reaches $27 as Opec warns US shale will be forced to relent

Cartel says persistent low prices will finally begin to bite for rival producers, as cost for some barrels of US crude turn negative<p>Oil slumped to below $28 a barrel in early morning trading on Monday - its lowest level since September 2003 - as traders digested news of Iran's return to the world's …

Analyst Advises Investors to "Sell Everything"

It has been anything but a happy new year for investors, who have watched as equity markets have been both volatile and trending downward, with the …

8 Places All You Broke-Ass Visa-Less Millennials Can Go to in 2016

Estimated cost per day: Php 470 – Php 705<p>There’s a good reason why Cambodia’s one of the top choices to travel for backpackers: it’s hella cheap. …

The ArcaBoard is a hoverboard that actually hovers over any surface

Hoverboards have had something of a renaissance this year. Segways-that-don’t-actually-hover have become a pop culture punchline, while Lexus made waves with its awesome-looking-but-not-that-useful levitating skateboard over the summer.<p>Now another company called ArcaSpace is looking to join the …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

National Parks

6 Things You Should Keep in Your Travel Bag

One of the perks of my media career is that it gives me an opportunity to travel. A busy schedule can mean last minute packing so I always make sure I have my pre-flight routine down. Below are my 6 travel essentials to keep me healthy, balanced and beautiful on the go.<p><b>1. A fiber rich healthy …

Digestion

How to make waking up easier — according to scientists

This app-powered home security camera turned me into an overbearing dog dad

Now, we want to make sure we protect both.<p>So when we heard about the Canary — a $199 smart home camera billed as the "all-in-one home security system you control from your phone" — we were eager to give it a try.<p>That's doubly true since homeowners' insurance companies like State Farm are apparently …

Home Security

Oil is recovering

Brent futures traded up $0.29 to $36.64 a barrel at 0917 GMT, recovering from an 11-year low of $36.04 hit Monday. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were higher by $0.34 at $36.15 a barrel, up from 2009 lows of $33.98 hit in the prior session.<p>"The sentiment has been very negative and ahead …

Oil

7 tax strategies the rich don't want you to know

You work hard for your money but, unfortunately, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of every paycheck for income and other taxes. And if you're in the middle class, you probably think that bite is a little bit too big.<p>According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — believe the …

Real Estate

This New Lamborghini Will Be the World's Fastest SUV

And the brand's first hybrid.<p>The quest to build the world's fastest SUV is a strange and deeply irrational one—like constructing the supercar with the greatest wading depth—yet it's one that luxury manufacturers seem to be taking very seriously. Especially those within the Volkswagen Group, where …

Wall St. drops as oil's multi-year low adds to investor fears

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending its worst week since August, as plunging crude oil prices compounded investor nervousness on expectations for the first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange …

Stock Markets

FAA bans low-flying planes above Porter Ranch gas leak

Citing safety concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily banned low-flying planes above a section of Porter Ranch affected by a gas leak.<p>The restriction applies to planes flying below 2,000 feet and is expected to remain in place through at least March, according to an FAA …

OPEC’s Newest Member Actually Likes Low Oil Prices

As expected, OPEC’s decision to stick to its ‘high’ production levels in its December 4th meeting in Vienna didn’t go down well with the markets as …

16 Pets of Instagram Who Travel Better Than We Do

From Pike Place to Santorini, vans to helicopters, these Internet-famous pets (and their Instagramming humans) truly capture the spirit of adventure—follow them now. This gallery has been updated.<p>Max & Louise<p>Burma<p>Aspen and Koa<p>Chloe<p>Prune<p>Miami

Pets

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

eCommerce

Inside the town were Wi-Fi and cell phones are illegal

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Energy Transfer Equity buying Williams Cos. for $33 billion

Energy Transfer Equity is buying pipeline operator the Williams Cos. for approximately $32.61 billion.<p>The companies said Monday that the combination creates one of the five biggest energy companies in the world.<p>Energy Transfer Equity will pay $43.50 per share, a 4.6% premium to Williams' Friday …

Pope Francis Spends a Day in New York City: Pictures

Oil price rebounds as Opec forces US drillers to cut back

Fall in US rigs suggests pain of low oil prices is beginning to work in Opec's favour<p>Oil prices are back on the rise after more evidence emerged that Opec’s war on its supply rivals is taking affect.<p>Brent crude for October delivery surged 2.5pc in London after the latest report on the number of …

Oil

McDonald's turnaround strategy is in overdrive

The fast-food chain has added some new items — like the premium sirloin burger — while altering others, like the quarter pounder, and announced that it will soon offer breakfast all day, among other changes.<p>McDonald's is hoping that the tweaks help to revive business following seven straight …

McDonald's

$99 Flights to Europe Are Back This Fall and Winter

Note: you may have to cough up a bit more to get home.<p>WOW Airlines, the ultra-budget Icelandic airline that made headlines last fall for announcing …