CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiking salaries and handing out free homes as he tries to counter a strengthening protest movement calling for his removal.
Maduro said on his Sunday TV show that the minimum wage will rise 60 percent starting May 1. Workers will earn at least 200,000 bolivars per month including food subsidies, or less than $50 at the black market exchange rate.
It's the third wage increase this year as triple-digit inflation ...
Baked AlaskaTim "Treadstone" Gionet was not always a supporter of President Donald Trump.
The 29-year-old internet troll, most widely known as Baked Alaska, seemed to be an unlikely person to wade into the real-estate mogul's camp at the start of the 2016 election season.
Back then, Gionet identified as a carefree, easygoing libertarian. He supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's bid for the White House, firmly opposed the war on drugs, and championed the cause of Black Lives Matter, actively part
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is in talks with Blackstone Group LP about submitting an offer to buy Tribune Media Co, one of the largest U.S. television station operators, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Blackstone, the largest manager of private equity and real estate assets, would provide the cash, while Fox, the owner of Fox News Channel and other assets, would provide the TV stations for the joint venture, according to one of the sources
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on Sunday called President Donald Trump's attacks on the New York Times and other media outlets "dangerous."
Baquet appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with host Brian Stelter to respond to criticisms Trump made at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
At the rally, Trump said The New York Times was full of "incompetent, dishonest people, who after an election had to apologize because ... they covered it so badly that they fe
Thomson ReutersI'm on record saying that air travel is an awful experience for the most part and has been for my entire life. I came to this conclusion long before United Airlines' recent dismaying experience with a passenger who was dragged off a plane by police, sustaining injuries in the process.
As negative as I can be about the miseries of flight, over the years I've come up with some hacks that make it bearable. I put some of these to work on recent flights to Europe and Utah, in fact.
Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's push to overhaul tax laws might soon target a loophole used by some financial managers to lower their tax rates, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.President Donald Trump campaigned before the Nov. 8 election to eliminate the so-called "carried interest" loophole, which is used by many financial managers to lower tax obligations. But a rough outline for a major tax overhaul released last week failed to mention
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesIf the only measure of national security success during a president's first 100 days were avoiding catastrophe, then, OK, President Trump has succeeded. No attacks on the U.S., no new wars, and no nuclear Armageddon — these are good things, and in the moment we can breathe a sigh of relief.
However, those outcomes arguably owe more to the national security machine built by Trump's predecessors than any decisions of the 45th president. By any other benchmark, Trump has ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals on Sunday in the second inning with an apparent injury.
After throwing a strike to Bryce Harper on his 38th pitch of the game, Syndergaard appeared to reach for his right arm. Mets manager Terry Collins and the team trainer immediately came out and Collins summoned reliever Sean Gilmartin.
Syndergaard allowed five runs on four hits in the first inning and walked his first...
Tesla has delayed the roll-out of its solar roof.
The company originally said it will begin selling its solar roof in April, but CEO Elon Musk said that two of the four shingle options won't be made available until early 2018. A Tesla spokesperson declined to comment further on why the timeline had changed.
Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the so
LONDON (AP) — An English policeman wearing a gorilla costume while crawling the London Marathon has finally finished the race, almost a week after starting.
Metropolitan Police officer Tom Harrison, who goes by the name "Mr. Gorilla," raised a reported 26,000 pounds ($33,650) for the Gorilla Organisation, which is dedicated to conserving gorillas in countries including Rwanda and Uganda.
The 41-year-old Londoner started the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route last Sunday...
U.S. agency revenue and digital revenue increased again in 2016, according to the Agency Report 2017, but the pace is slowing amid the rise of consultancies, compression of spending by marketers and added competition from new agency models. Revenue growth for agencies was the slowest since 2013 -- and digital revenue growth slid to 8.0% last year from 13.5% in 2015."Agencies have dropped the ball," said Brigitte Majewski, VP-director of research at Forrester Research, arguing that agencies have
Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent ResolveAt least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday.
The Combined Joint Task Force, in its monthly assessment of civilian casualties from the U.S. coalition's operations against the militant group, said it was still assessing 42 reports of civilian deaths.
It added that 45 civilians were killed between N
REUTERS/Alaa Al-MarjaniBAGHDAD (AP) — Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.
In each incident, the Pentagon said "all feasible precautions were taken," but the strikes still resulted in "unintentional" loss of civilian life.
The report did not include findings from an ong...
A small investment bank you've probably never heard of is killing it in dealmaking.
Alantra was formed in April 2016 when N+1, a Spain-based outfit, acquired the Boston-based CW Downer in order to expand into the United States and Asia. In the first quarter of 2017, the firm's American investment banking division ranked number two for merger and acquisition advisory volume among boutique firms in the US.
It worked on seven deals valued at a combined $31 billion, putting it a
President Trump appeared to suggest on Sunday that the GOP's new iteration of its healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cover pre-existing conditions for all Americans.
Trump, seeming to break from House Republicans' latest proposal that states could opt out of an Affordable Care Act requirement on covering pre-existing conditions, told CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" that congressional leaders were making changes to th
Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.
The black holes will eat up everything else in the universe.
I'm Robbert Dijkgraaf. I'm the Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and I'm a theoretical
Andi Peterson, a 26-year-old from Utah, went through half a dozen substance treatment programs and countless detox centers during her years-long heroin addiction.
In those many stints, she found that she and many other addicts tended to fail out of treatment within a week of arriving.
She told Business Insider there's a major reason why.
Opioids, unlike many other substances, can rewire the brain and radically change thought patterns. The powerful physical addiction pr
There's a reason the name "Einstein" is synonymous with "genius."
Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and his contributions to human knowledge are unparalleled.
The physicist conducted groundbreaking research on how our universe functions, formulated the Theory of Relativity, and predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century before we observed them.
Einstein wasn't just brilliant, he was deep: a scientist-philosopher who knew just ho
Lucasfilm/DisneyMan GLG, a UK hedge fund overseeing $28.8 billion of assets as of March 31, is embracing machine learning.
The group has created a new position titled "head of machine learning." The new role will oversee development of Man GLG's machine learning capabilities involving news and social media analysis, breaking market news, and visualizing complex data.
"We believe that machine learning techniques present an opportunity for discretionary investment managers, providing...
REUTERS/Jim YoungIt's true. Artificial intelligence can be used to make better Twizzlers. And sell more underwear. And ship goods around the world. And improve a bunch of other non-digital tasks that have been around for decades or centuries.
That was the message from Microsoft last week during its "Digital Difference" event in New York highlighting a bunch of new partners that have adopted the company's digital backbone to improve their businesses. Hershey's, the shipping giant Maersk, Fruit o
2017 has been the year of the deal.
Since President Donald Trump took office nearly 3,100 US M&A deals have been announced, according to recently released data from Thomson Reuters Deals Intelligence. In addition, 13 deals valued over $5 billion dollars have been announced since January 20. On top of that, cross-border M&A deals are at a record highs. Thomson ReutersThat might come as a surprise given the mounting economic and political uncertainty. The Trump a
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If you use LinkedIn, you've undoubtedly received invitations to connect to people that you've never met or may never meet in your entire life.
The more you stay on the site and the more you gain prominence in your field, the more requests from strangers you'll get.
And while it could seem natural to decline a Facebook friend request from a stranger because you don't want to give them access to your personal information and photos, the dynamic on LinkedIn is much di
Matthew DeBord/BISmall pickups were once an essential part of the truck mix. A lot of young folks enjoyed them as an inexpensive starter vehicle.
But gradually, automakers phased them out in favor of crossover SUVs while concentrating on the full-size pickups that are their most profitable products.
In the past few years, however, smaller pickups — bigger than the modest Ford Rangers and Chevy S-10s of the past — have staged a comeback.
For US carmakers, Chevy's Colorado almost single-han...
Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers.
It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous life.
Unfortunately, those promises have become empty. Today, when we all carry around supercomputers in our pocket, tasks like remembering facts and doing long division have largely been automa
Business Insider/Mary HanburyIt's been a rocky month for J. Crew.
First, its renowned creative director Jenna Lyons stepped down after 26 years. Then CEO Micky Drexler announced 250 job cuts at the company's corporate headquarters.
The brand is struggling. Same-store sales have been down for the past three years; dropping by 8% in 2016, following a 10% decrease the year before.
And despite Drexler's cost-cutting measures, the brand still has to deal with the fact that it's losing
Thomson ReutersPresident Donald Trump told CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he was not happy with North Korea's latest missile test and hinted at a possible military strike should Kim Jong Un continue with provocations.
When asked if the pressure Trump has applied to North Korea has worked, Trump stressed the importance of his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but seemed restrained in his condemnation of North Korea's latest missile launch.
From experiencing the thrill of adventure to taking amazing vacations at little or no cost, there are a lot of unique perks to being a flight attendant.
But the job comes with its challenges as well.
Delays and flight cancellations, 4 a.m. wake-up calls and sporadic hours, weekends and holidays spent working, and long work commutes top the list for many.
Flight attendants are also privy to a wide array of human behaviors, some of which would challenge anyone's peopl
Twitter is facing its most challenging time with advertisers as it heads into its first ever NewFronts to show off its big digital video initiative.Monday is when it will reveal its best video offerings in hopes of drawing advertisers from rivals like Facebook and YouTube in the coming months. To understand the magnitude of Twitter's challenge, look no further than its ad sales last quarter, which hit $284 million in the U.S., a two-year low.At the same time, it's sitting at the center of media
REUTERS/Rick WilkingEarlier this week, Verizon and AT&T introduced new services for some of their respective customers:
Verizon advertised a "Fios Gigabit Connection" plan that promises "gigabit internet connection service" for more than 8 million homes scattered across Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Northeast, with prices starting at $69.99 a month. This is an upgrade over the "Fios Instant Internet" service the company launched in January.
AT&T advertised a "5G Evolution" serv
San Diego Natural History MuseumThe first humans to set foot in the Americas arrived some 25,000 years ago — or so we thought.
For decades, that date has been generally accepted by scientists, though recent genetic studies have moved the dial on that figure back by a few hundred or thousand years. But a set of new, highly controversial evidence suggests that timeline could be fundamentally incorrect.
Researchers working at an archaeological dig site that runs along the 54 free...
Hollis JohnsonAt Chick-fil-A, it's all about the sauce.
Customers at the chicken chain are cultishly dedicated to condiments.
Some adore the signature Chick-fil-A sauce, which can't be found anywhere but the chicken chain. Others — perhaps with a sweeter palette — are die-hard Polynesian Sauce fans. And, some people were so furious when Chick-fil-A tweaked the recipe for its BBQ Sauce that they forced the chain to reverse the change.
In an effort to see which sauces ...
Xi Jinping must be one charming guy. Ever since Donald Trump met with the Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago this month—a meeting that Trump predicted would be "very difficult" because of disputes over trade and North Korea—our president has used nearly every recent interview to talk up his great rapport with Xi.
Trump told the Wall Street Journal, "We had just a very good chemistry," sounding almost moonstruck as he recalled how a meeting that was supposed to ...
Gus Ruelas/ReutersTwo hundred years ago this year, British economist David Ricardo published his monumental work "On The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation."
In it he outlined a theory of international trade based on the notion of comparative advantage. The idea is that each country does something, maybe many somethings, relatively well, and they can therefore specialize and trade with each other to their mutual benefit.
Economics has since gone well beyond Ricardo's analysis. ...
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During the first interview after reaching the 100-day milestone of his presidency, Donald Trump said he believed that he was the one who got China to stop manipulating its currency.
Speaking to CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation," Trump said that China stopped manipulating its currency as soon as he came into office.
"When they talk about currency manipulation, and I did say I would call China, if they were, a currency manipulator, early in my tenure," Tru
Getty ImagesA fast-growing derivatives exchange has made a big hire.
trueEX, an interest-rate swap execution platform, has hired former Deutsche Bank executive Chris Yoshida to run sales, marketing, and strategy. He will join the executive team of CEO Sunil Hirani and president and chief operating officer Karen O'Connor.
trueEX is what's called a dealer-to-client swap execution facility. It focuses on execution and processing for interest-rate swaps, which are derivatives that swap a fixed rat
REUTERS/Rodrigo GarridoDrama continues in the global copper sector this week. With key LatAm producer Southern Copper seeing workers end a strike at the Toquepala mine in Peru — but Freeport McMoRan announcing it may suspend expansion plans at its Grasberg, Indonesia mega-mine over regulatory uncertainty.
And elsewhere in the world, one little-followed event may have a bigger impact than any of those happenings.
A long-awaited power project in one of the world's most prospective copper cen...
Reuters/Lucas JacksonThere's no denying that President Donald Trump's proposed "biggest tax cut" in US history, which would lower the corporate tax rate to 15% from 35%, will boost cash flow to US corporations and ultimately help their bottom line. That's simple economics.
But will stocks get a commensurate bump up from here? That's where it gets tricky.
After all, the market has already priced in large share gains for companies that pay the most taxes, and would therefore
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley one day after the end of the NFL draft, a move that further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team.
Team owner Terry Pegula said Sunday he reached the decision after a lengthy review of the team. Whaley's dismissal completes what has become yet another front-office house-cleaning which began when coach Rex Ryan was fired in the final week of las...
Bloomberg screenshotThe US Treasury market has been on a roller coaster ride the over the past six months. After President Donald Trump's election win, investors rushed out of the market and yields on longer-dated bonds surged. Rising yields are an indicator of — among other things — expected growth and inflation in the economy. As traders speculated that Trump's plan to slash taxes and roll back regulations would bring both back, the 10-year yield crossed above 2.6%, a high not seen since t...
Despite intensifying competition among social photo/video sharing platforms, user growth on Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram is actually accelerating. Instagram announced today that it has now reached 700 million monthly active users, noting that "the last 100 million of you joined faster than ever." For the record, the service had previously hit 600 million in December 2016, so it added 100 million users in just over four months. It took roughly six months to garner the p
REUTERSWith stock volatility hovering near a pre-financial crisis low, some investors might see an opportunity to take a breather. To the derivatives strategists at Goldman Sachs, it's an opportunity to reap outsized gains.
They recommend using the share price fluctuations normally associated with earnings season to one's advantage. The key is identifying stocks for which expected post-earnings moves are being underpriced relative to recent history, Katherine Fogertey and th
While treatments are available to cure people of hepatitis C, there are roughly 3.9 million people with past or current infections.
HepVu, a new project run by Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the pharmaceutical company Gilead, maps out which states have the highest prevalence of the disease.
It's the same group that runs AIDSVu, a similar project that has been mapping out HIV by county since 2010 t
Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks.
In an interview transcript published on Sunday, Trump gave no evidence backing his allegation, first made on the eve of the Nov. 8 presidential election, that China could have hacked the emails of his rivals.
"If you don't catch a h
Saeed Karimian via InstagramThe head of an Iranian satellite television network channel who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday.
GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and another Iranian were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighborhood after 8 p.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday when their car was stopped by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said.
Karimian was found
Helen Fisher is a leading expert on the science of love and relationships. She created the compatibility questionnaire on Match.com.
Fisher teamed up with David Labno to create the NeuroColor Temperament Inventory, a personality test designed for the workplace.
I took the test and learned more about my particular work style.
A few weeks ago, several of my coworkers received an email from me with a somewhat awkward request.
I'd just completed a personality questionnai
Since Polaris Industries acquired the storied Indian Motorcycle nameplate in 2011, the Minnesota-based powersports company has been working hard to revive Indian, which was founded in 1901 and has seen more than its share of ups and downs in the past 115 years.
Indian swung by Business Insider's New York headquarters last year (it wasn't the first time) to show off a couple of its most visually impressive bikes: the Springfield and the Chieftain Dark Horse, both "bagger" cruisin
Randee St. Nicholas/CBSWe're in the heat of the season of TV renewals and cancellations. And while the people behind the shows are awaiting the networks' decisions, viewers are also feeling the tension.
While Business Insider has already weighed in on the shows that we predict are going to be canceled, it's interesting to see what viewers are thinking (and worrying about).
Business Insider partnered with Amobee Brand Intelligence — a company that provides marketing insight and measures ...
REUTERS/Yuri GripasSouth Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.
In a telephone call on Sunday, Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reassured his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that the U.S. alliance with South Korea was its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region, the South's
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President Donald Trump signed more bills into law in his first 100 days than his last three predecessors, but that doesn't mean he got more done.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the reason people focus on a president's first 100 days.
Signing a dizzying number of laws and executive orders that made up the monstrous New Deal, FDR got more done in his first 100 days in office than any president before him or any since.
Part of the reason was because he took office in the d
Wikipedia/ DanamaniaThere are countless case and wrap designs to make your Apple iPhone or MacBook Pro truly yours and original.
In my eyes, however, there's only one way to make your iPhone or MacBook product look better than it already does: Giving them the retro Apple look.
It could be just me, but I find Apple's original Macintosh SE design absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps it's Apple's own take on the 80s-electronics-beige that was the de facto color theme back in the day. In unison with
Todd Kirkland/APLeBron James basically became a millionaire overnight when he went from a high school basketball phenom to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
However, despite growing up in the projects in Akron, Ohio, James showed business acumen beyond his years from an early age.
In an episode of Uninterrupted's "Kneading Dough" with Maverick Carter, James and Carter recalled a specific business decision James made when he was an 18-year-old high school student that proved to be b
Donald Trump campaigned as a dealmaker. The entire premise of his candidacy was that he'd glower across a conference room table and, using his business guy skillz, defeat the enemies of American greatness to win the sweet end of the lollipop for his voters.
He seemed to define good governance as little more than shrewd haggling. If Ronald Reagan was the Great Communicator, Trump would be the Great Negotiator.
So what kind of negotiator has he been since taking office? Is Trump, a...
Danny Moloshok/APKobe Bryant's bright future was almost immediately apparent to Byron Scott.
Scott was a 36-year-old veteran on the Los Angeles Lakers when they traded for the 18-year-old Bryant, who had been taken by the Charlotte Hornets the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.
Scott, who would later coach Bryant's final two seasons with the Lakers, told Business Insider while promoting his new book "Slam-Dunk Success" that, like many others, Bryant's legendary work ethic foreshadowed his H
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The hedge fund Folger Hill was started by Sol Kumin, one of Steve Cohen's top lieutenants. Cohen is a legendary Wall Street investor whose hedge fund firm, SAC Capital, was shut down after an insider-trading investigation.
Folger Hill launched two years ago with high hopes and big-name Wall Street backing.
The fund has struggled, losing money from Goldman Sachs and UBS. It has been seeking an infusion of cash, which Kumin is optimistic he can nab.
CBS/Face The NationIt happened again — a North Korean missile launch exploded in the air, over land, just a few minutes after launching on Friday.
While North Korea can still learn a lot from a failed missile test and use those lessons to advance their program, they've failed to demonstrate capability with missile types the US perfected in the 1970s — and cyber espionage may be to blame.
Asked about North Korea's unsuccessful missile test by CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" o...
Douglas Engle/AP ImagesYou know that your morning cup of coffee helps you lift off for work each day, but did you know that it has the potential to do the same for birds?
This spring millions of songbirds are once again migrating thousands of miles from their wintering areas in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America to breeding areas in North America.
At least 42 species of these birds — warblers, tanagers, orioles among them — lift off from coffee farms.
Perhaps also like y...
Even though blockbuster game "Grand Theft Auto V" is nearly four years old, some players are making it look better than ever.
Just look at this madness:
How's this possible? Simple! Take the PC version of the game and apply a single, ridiculously impressive modification. Check it:Once the modification is applied, the entire game looks dramatically prettier. Everything from the jet below...
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To this sun-drenched vista:
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To this ov
Thomson ReutersPresident Donald Trump criticized Barack Obama often during his presidency for his golf outings.
Trump once said that, as president, he was "not going to have time to go play golf."
During his first 100 days in office, Trump has found more time for golf than than each of his last three predecessors.
Clinton played more golf than Obama did in the first 100 days, according to his official daily schedules.
Here's how often Trump and his three predecessors golf
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The leading candidates for Montana's only congressional seat tangled Saturday over money, including taxes, campaign financing and $240,000 in investments by the Republican candidate that financial disclosures link to index funds with substantial holdings in Russian firms that are under sanctions by the U.S. government.
The investments gave Democrat Rob Quist fresh ammunition to lob at Greg Gianforte during their only televised debate before the May 25 speci...
Skye Gould/Business InsiderAP Photo/Steve HelberPresident Donald Trump championed himself as a savior of the American worker during his campaign.
But he has been largely silent on the biggest crisis facing these workers: the collapse of the retail industry.
According to government data, general merchandise stores like Macy's and Sears have bled more jobs since October — about 89,000 total — than the total number of people employed by the entire US coal industry, which Trump repeatedly...
J. Scott Applewhite/APFormer television personality Montel Williams has used cannabis nearly every day for 17 years. But he hasn't smoked it in over a decade.
"I have dexterity problems. I can't roll a joint to save my life," Williams tells Business Insider. He prefers vaporizing more concentrated forms of the drug.
Williams, who is also a retired Navy officer, suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes his immune system to attack the insulation around his nerves. It produces inten
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said.
"We need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make sure that we have our ducks in a row," Priebus told ABC's "This Week."
Trump spoke to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday about North Korea
PrivateflyCanadian real estate values continue to soar, and a record number of buyers are piling into risky loans. According to the Bank of Canada (BoC), and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), high ratio mortgage borrowers are extending themselves to the limit. While we covered how concerning this trend has become in Toronto, it's not just isolated to that city. It's a trend that's growing across all Canadian urban centers.
High Risk Mortgages
People taking out high-ratio mortgages combined ...
YouTubeIt's moving season on Wall Street.
Bonuses have landed in bank accounts, freeing up bankers and traders to move to new employers.
With that in mind, we asked six Wall Street recruiters about the big trends in hiring.
Here's what the recruiters had to say."Relationships still matter in this business." — David McCormack, DMC Partners
"The biggest trend in 2017 is who can pick stocks and make money? From equity sales and trading on the sell side to investmen...
John P. Johnson/HBO"Silicon Valley" star T.J Miller can understand if people wonder if they're the inspiration for the show's coding genius Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) or even the ruthless tech mogul Gavin Belson (Matt Ross), but he finds it strange that people would claim to be the inspiration for his character, home-brewed incubator founder Erlich Bachman.
"It's so funny for people to wonder if Erlich Bachman is based on them, because that's clearly an insult," Miller rece...
Online banking is all the rage. But that doesn't mean bank branches have been rendered irrelevant.
Bank of America's mobile customers reached 22.2 million in the first quarter of 2017. And JPMorgan, which boosts 27.3 million mobile users, is making a number of investments in digital banking.
But according to a recent note penned by equity analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc, the New York-based investment banking firm, the total number of US bank branches
Professional mime Bill Bowers gave a lesson on the fundamentals of pantomime, explaining the challenges of bringing imaginary objects into reality for an audience.
Following is a transcript of the video.
My name's Bill Bowers and I am a mime. I live in New York City and perform and teach mime and physical theater.
And just imagine that right in front of us both a wall appears. An imaginary wall. And you're going to see it with your eyes so that I'm going to see what you...
Thomson ReutersA top Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.
The battle should be completed "in a maximum of three weeks", the Iraqi army's chief of staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi, was quoted as saying by state-run newspaper al-Sabah on Sunday.
A U.S.-led international coalition is providing air and ground support for the offensive in Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq, w
Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — For all the talk of robots replacing humans on the job, in schools and even in bed, students at Everett Community College in Washington State are preparing for a robot future.
A steady stream of laid-off workers have come to the college for retraining, says Ryan Davis, the college's dean since 2013. Many are in the school's technology and robotics programs, and the school's proximity to a large Boeing facility makes the aerospace program a popular one...
ReutersWhat we're about to talk about is much bigger than Donald Trump. It's bigger than 'Make America Great Again' and fake news. It's bigger than Brexit, and it's bigger than France's National Front.
What we're about to talk about is trust, and how it demonstrates its presence in markets. We're going to talk about cooperators and non-cooperators. We're going to talk about world peace.
But let's start small.
Over the last week, Donald Trump has turned his back on the world's best hope for we
ShutterstockHere are a few things I use my phone for each and every day:
Texting my friends
Scanning social media
Reading the news
Listening to music and podcasts
Checking sports scores
Managing my finances
Needless to say, it's a lot. From the moment I wake up until I'm getting ready for bed, my iPhone is constantly in my hand.
Recently, however, I've begun to experience some discomfort around the base of my right thumb,...
"Daily Show" senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj took aim at President Trump during the White House correspondent's dinner. Trump did not attend, and instead held a rally in Pennsylvania.Here are some of Minhaj's best jokes from his 25-minute set.
Thomson ReutersAs stock bears tell it, overconfidence can be the death knell of a market rally.
While that logic has historically held merit, there are some holes in one of their favorite pieces of supporting data.
In recent months, they've cited the diminishing number of shares being shorted in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which tracks the benchmark index. After all, it's at the lowest since May 2007, a period that directly preceded a bear market that saw the S&P 500 dro
Former national security adviser Susan Rice fired back at President Trump's claim that the Obama administration should have properly vetted Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
"That's rich," Rice told CNN's Fareed Zakaria when she was asked to respond on Sunday.
"Let me explain how this process works. First of all, a former military officer such as General Flynn, who wants to retain his security clearance, would go through a process with his home agency, in
AspirationAspiration, a financial services firm founded on the radical idea that clients should pay what they think is fair, wants to help its customer keep track of the impact of their purchases.
The firm announced April 26 it is equipping its checking-account users with a new tool, Aspiration Impact Measurement, that shows them how sustainable their purchases are. The firm has about 100,000 checking-account customers.
Let's say, for instance, an Aspi
Even though Apple got rid of the headphone jack, every iPhone still comes with a pair of "EarPods" — those wired, white headphones you see everywhere. These earbuds can do a lot more than you think. Here are 15 things you can do with your iPhone headphones.
For music and other streaming apps:
1. To play/pause a song from your "Music" app or other streaming apps like Spotify or Podcasts, press the center button once.
2. To skip to the next song, press the center button twice.
3. To go back ...
StarzRicky Whittle is the lead of potentially the biggest new franchise on television, "American Gods," which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on Starz. But the road to landing the coveted starring role on the series wasn't easy.
"I was the first cast. I went through five months of a crazy process," Whittle told Business Insider of the audition process for Shadow Moon on the series when we recently met with him and costar, Ian McShane, in New York City.
"They put you through it," McShane, who&n
Carlos Barria/ReutersWashington (AFP) - Donald Trump thinks Chinese President Xi Jinping is "putting pressure" on North Korea, the US president said in an interview to air Sunday, as tensions mount over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
If North Korea carries out a nuclear test "I would not be happy," Trump told the CBS television network's "Face the Nation" program.
"And I can tell you also, I don't believe that the president of China, who is a very respected man, will be happy either
NEXTConf/FlickrTL;DR — I was dissatisfied with my job on Wall Street, so I quit without another opportunity lined up. I wanted to work for an early-stage technology company, and spent the next few months immersing myself in the NYC startup scene.
Using the tips below, I was fortunate to land a role with a startup accelerator (Techstars). This led me to become the first employee at a startup in which they'd invested. I often get asked how I navigated this process, so I hope this post ca...
ReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats have opened a seven-point lead over the centre-left Social Democrats five months ahead of the Sept. 24 election, according to a poll on Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
The Emnid institute survey found the Christian Democrats and their Christian Social Union allies winning 36 percent of the vote if the election were held on Sunday, unchanged from a similar Emnid poll for Bild am Sonntag taken a
REUTERS/Gary CameronWouldn't it be great if a big hedge fund could borrow for five years at a fixed rate of 2.05%, just barely above the cost that the US government pays for five-year debt (1.81%)? It's especially great considering that inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, is 2.4%. In real terms, the rate on this five-year loan would be negative.
Or borrow at 1% daily rate? This would be way below the rate of inflation. And on the rare occasion that creditors gang up on you a...
Thomson ReutersMuch has been made of Japan's recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in more subtle ways. Japan is especially serious about increasing its soft power, the ability to win over global partners with cultural and diplomatic affinity rather than coercion and sheer heft.
Tokyo has long busied itself building a national "brand", an image that combines the supposed uniqueness of Japanese language, cuisine, and tradit...
Flickr/Vlad B.There's nothing quite like the feeling of pure, ice-cold hydration. Some of us get our water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of roughly $100 billion a year.
At that steep a price tag, you might assume buying the bottled stuff would be worth it. In most cases, you'd be wrong.
For the vast majority of Americans, a glass from the tap and a glass from the bottle are virtually identical as far as their health and nutritional quality are concer...
.Advertising is still an industry dominated by men. Women hold just 30% of leadership positions in the ad world, according to data from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.
Initiatives like The 3% Conference and SheSays have helped to highlight and perhaps partially remedy the problem, but there's still no doubt that women are under-represented.
That's why each year we put out a call for entries for our annual rankings for the most creative women in Adland.
From these nominatio