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How you text your partner has huge implications for how happy your relationship is  

Screenshot/YouTube A psychologist-led survey found that the greater the perceived similarity between partners’ texting habits, the higher their relationship satisfaction. It's just as much about how often you text as what you say. Being sensitive to our romantic partners' texting habits isn't crazy — it's something to pay attention to.   For better, or possibly worse, texting is perhaps the central way that people keep in touch with their partners (both would-be

2017-10-20 13:44:00
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Michael Phelps explained why he thinks his Olympic medal record will be tough to beat — and it's not for the obvious reason  

Reuters/Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history with 28 overall medals. While it's conceivable that someone could break his record, Phelps believes it would be tough because of specialization. Phelps said he would be glad to see someone else try to make history. Michael Phelps says he is done with swimming, retiring his career as the most decorated Olympian in history with 28 overall medals, 23 of them gold. Phelps' medal count puts him

2017-10-20 13:41:00
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Federal health officials are scrambling to come up with a plan after Trump said he'll declare a national emergency over the opioid crisis  

Getty Images/Pool President Donald Trump promised a disaster declaration next week for the nationwide opioid crises. Department of Health and Human Services officials were unprepared for the announcement. President Donald Trump shocked federal officials on Monday when he said the administration would be presenting a disaster declaration for the nationwide opioid crisis, according to a report from Politico. "That is a very, very big statement," Trump said in a press conference this

2017-10-20 13:40:10
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4 ways to have the perfect day in Ochos Rios  

Vimeo Embed:800pxHeight: 450px   The resort town of Ocho Rios is located on the northern coast of Jamaica and offers a picture-perfect landscape, tropical gardens, and beautiful waterfalls. And of course there are plenty of beaches where you can spend the day lounging. But to enjoy the best of this nature lover's paradise, you have to take advantage of the many different adventures that Ocho Rios offers.  Apple Vacations

2017-10-20 13:30:00
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6 of the biggest misconceptions about happiness, according to science  

Columbia Pictures CorporationSome people see happiness as the feeling in a small moment — a chat between old friends, a warm meal. Some see it as deeply profound, a kind of enlightenment. Scientists tend to view it another way, namely, as an ongoing state of being that ebbs and flows — but can be controlled based on how people live their lives. Some of the biggest findings about the science of happiness contradict many people's understandings of how to

2017-10-20 13:28:00
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The 5 best new songs you can stream right now  

Brad EltermanThis week, MGMT dropped its first single in four years, rapper Big K.R.I.T. put out a new track, and country singer Margo Price released her second studio album.  Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now:MGMT — "Little Dark Age" MGMT returns from a four-year hiatus with "Little Dark Age," a gothic, '80s-inspired single that melds alternately eerie and charged synths with one of the band's best choruses to date. It'...

2017-10-20 13:27:31
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The GOP has found an innovative new way to steal from your future self  

Mike Blake/Reuters The GOP wants to punish people saving for retirement to finance Trump's tax cuts. A new plan would encourage people to save less, and likely tax them at a higher rate if they want to save more.   The GOP has come up with a new idea for paying for the massive tax cuts Trump has promised — steal from American's retirement savings. It's a new, innovative way to steal from the future that is even less complicated than the old way.  The GOP wants to cap

2017-10-20 13:26:50
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Elon Musk's artificial intelligence company created virtual robots that can sumo wrestle and play soccer  

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company created virtual robots that can sumo wrestle and play soccer. Following is a transcript of the video.  These AI robots are getting physical. They may look goofy but they're smarter than you think. OpenAI's bots can teach themselves how to sumo wrestle and play soccer. They learn using a "self-play" training process. The bots learn new skills in small increments by competing against copies of themselves. The winners go on to play other

2017-10-20 13:22:55
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Snap rises after layoffs and plans to slow hiring (SNAP)  

Markets Insider Business Insider's Alex Heath reported that Snap has laid off 18 people from its recruiting division. The company is expected to see more layoffs as it implements a new employee evaluation system. CEO Evan Spiegel also said that the company will slow its hiring in 2018. The stock rose more than 1% after the news and is up 1.64% on the day to $15.50. Snap is still down 8.8% from its IPO at $17, as investors wonder about its ability to monetize its relatively-

2017-10-20 13:22:39
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The best bets from this Saturday's college football slate  

Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Another weekend of gambling on college football left us promisingly profitable. Our picks went 5-2 against the spread on Saturday, and were just a converted extra point against Alabama away from going 6-1. Bama was favored by 31.5 points when we published, but the spread shot up as high as 35 before kickoff, so it's possible some of you won on that game also if you caught a better number. We are now 27-22 on the season, which while a net positive, stil

2017-10-20 13:19:00
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An enormous island with 6 houses and ties to J.P. Morgan is on sale for a whopping $125 million  

Sotheby's International Realty For just the third time in nearly a century, the enormous Salutation Island has hit the market. For $125 million, you'd own the island's six homes and over 85 acres of land and water, according to Bloomberg. The estate is located on the North Shore of Long Island and was first owned by J.P. Morgan's grandson, Junius Spencer Morgan III. Its most recent owner was socialite and real estate broker Margo Walker. Below are highlights of the island and its amenities, w

2017-10-20 13:17:01
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Top Democrat is pushing House Oversight chairman to turn up the heat on the White House over use of private email  

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Elijah Cummings is pushing Rep. Trey Gowdy to turn up the heat on the White House over officials' use of private email. Cummings says the White House has not properly complied with past requests. He's asking Gowdy to either demand "full compliance" or allow the House Oversight Committee to vote on subpoenaing the White House for documents. A top Democrat is pushing his Republican counterpart to turn up the heat on the White House over official's use of pr

2017-10-20 13:16:44
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A 27-year study found the amount of insects flying in the air has declined 75% — but no one knows why  

Steven / Flickr 75% of the flying insects on protected lands in Germany seem to have died over the past 27 years. Researchers aren't sure what's responsible for the decline, but say climate change probably isn't to blame. Bird populations are now also on the decline. Bug researchers in Germany are puzzled. New data suggests the total population of flying insects there has declined a whopping 75% in the past 27 years. And no one knows why.  A study released Wednesday in t

2017-10-20 13:16:00
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How the founder of Zillow and Hotwire led his startups through major crises, layoffs, and a down round to massive exits  

.AP Images Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of Zillow, a real-estate website and app. Before that, he helped create and lead the travel website Hotwire. Zillow went public in 2011 and has grown tenfold since. Today, the company generates over $1 billion in annual revenue; it has made 16 acquisitions and has 3,500 employees. Rascoff led both Hotwire and Zillow out of crises to success after making deep cuts and recommitting the companies' original missions. Spencer Rascoff knows a lot about r

2017-10-20 13:15:53
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What you need to know on Wall Street today  

Thomson ReutersWelcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox. The Senate passed its fiscal-year 2018 budget resolution Thursday, opening the door for the passage of Republican leadership's massive package to overhaul the tax code. Here's what you need to know: The Senate passes its budget, clearing a huge hurdle for Trump's tax plan Republicans cou

2017-10-20 13:15:34
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The stock market's robot revolution is here  

Getty Images/Isaac Lawrence EquBot just launched the AI Powered Equity ETF (AIEQ), which uses IBM's Watson technology to construct a stock portfolio. The fund has outperformed the S&P 500 so far, but a much longer trading period is needed to assess whether it can truly offer market-beating returns.   The long-awaited rise of the machines is here, at least in the stock market. The first artificial intelligence-powered exchange-traded fund launched on October 18. Called the AI

2017-10-20 13:09:31
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The latest market research, trends & landscape in the growing AI chatbot industry  

With messaging apps on the rise, chatbots are all the hype now. Chatbots are artificial intelligence systems that interact with users via messaging, text, or speech. Many are deployed on chatbot platforms such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Slack, or text messages. Facebook’s expansion with Facebook Messenger has been giving businesses the opportunity to better reach their target audience through different APIs, and chatbots are becoming a necessity in certain industries. Desp

2017-10-20 13:06:31
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These robotic arms aren't replacing humans — they're working alongside them  

Business InsiderVimeo Embed:800pxHeight: 450px A company called Universal Robots creates robotic arms. They're called "cobots." That's because instead of replacing human workers, "cobots" help and work alongside them.

2017-10-20 13:03:57
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Bill Gates will invest more than $1 billion in public schools — but he'll have to learn from Mark Zuckerberg's mistake  

Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Bill Gates announced that he would invest more than $1.7 billion in public education. Mark Zuckerberg invested $100 million into Newark Public Schools in 2010 and it was largely seen as a failure. Gates wants schools and educators to drive the process. Bill Gates will fund a massive investment in education, pledging more than $1.7 billion into public schools, The Washington Post reported. Gates has long been a thought leader on improving school outcomes t

2017-10-20 13:02:05
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Bill Gates is doubling down on education with a $1.7 billion investment in public schools  

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates have pledged to commit $1.7 billion over the next five years to bolstering public education in the US. The money will get divided into three buckets: public school curriculum, "big bets," and charter schools. The investment is the largest the Gateses have made since entering the education space 17 years ago. Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is investing $1.7 billion over the next five years to bolster pub

2017-10-20 13:00:00
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JPMORGAN: Tesla could have to raise the price of the Model 3 (TSLA)  

Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider Tesla is going through "production hell" right now as it tries to get more Model 3s out the door. If it can't solve its production problems, the company could look to other ways to maintain margins, like raising the prices. JPMorgan lowered its price target and earnings forecasts based on the production bottlenecks. Tesla is in production hell right now. The company only produced 260 Model 3s in the third-quarter when it hoped for more than 1,500. In a

2017-10-20 12:56:40
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We tested popular minivans from Toyota and Honda to see which is better — and the winner is clear  

Matthew DeBord/BI The Honda Odyssey is the superior minivan. But the Toyota Sienna is an aging design due for an update. For many consumers, the choice between these minvans is the only one they'll make — the Chrysler Pacifica isn't in the picture. It's one of the longest-running competitions in the automotive world. Not Ferrari vs. Lamborghini or Ford vs. Chevy. Nope, it's the Honda Odyssey minivan versus its fellow Japanese counterpart, the Toyota Sienna (for the record, both

2017-10-20 12:35:18
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Republicans are considering a proposal that would radically change the way you save for retirement  

Andy Clark/Reuters Republicans are reportedly considering a cap on the amount people can put into a traditional, tax-deferred retirement account. One proposal would cap the amount at $2,400 annually and force people to use a Roth account for anything over that. The plan would help pay for the GOP's massive tax overhaul, but could depress retirement savings. Republicans are reportedly considering a massive change as part of their tax code overhaul that could drastically alter how A

2017-10-20 12:34:43
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11 things never to say in a performance review  

Flickr/Strelka Institute for MediaBetween the feeling of being thrust into the spotlight, the one-on-one setting with your manager and the gravity of what's at stake, performance reviews can feel pretty uncomfortable. And when you're made to feel uncomfortable, sometimes you aren't always the most conscious of (or careful with) your words. But if there's one time that you want to communicate effectively, it's then. After all, your performance review is often the one chance you get

2017-10-20 12:30:00
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John Kelly misrepresented a congresswoman's 2015 speech while he was criticizing her over Gold Star family controversy  

A video shows that White House chief of staff John Kelly was wrong about Rep. Frederica Wilson's 2015 speech. The video shows Wilson took credit for fast-tracking an FBI building's naming process rather than securing its funding. This is the latest episode in a feud this week involving Rep. Wilson, President Donald Trump, and John Kelly. White House chief of staff John Kelly's claim that Rep. Frederica Wilson had boasted about procuring funding for an FBI field office in 2015 was pro

2017-10-20 12:28:07
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Watch Paul Ryan roast Trump about his staff shakeups and his Twitter habit at the Al Smith charity dinner  

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan burned President Trump with a few jokes at the annual Al Smith charity dinner in New York. Following is a transcript of the video. Paul Ryan: You know what I find amazing about this is I don't think I've seen this many New York liberals, this many Wall Street CEOs in one room since my last visit to The White House. I want to promise you, though, because I've heard a few stories about how the dinner went last year. So just, I want to put your minds at ease. You ca

2017-10-20 12:25:43
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There's now a clear reason why September's jobs report was terrible  

Business Insider State-level data on employment in September shows that Florida's jobs market suffered the most from recent hurricanes.  The jobs report last month showed that net nonfarm payrolls were negative for the first time in seven years.  The October jobs report may also be weak, as hiring may not have gained enough momentum by last week, when the monthly survey was conducted.  The September jobs report showed a stunning drop in net nonfarm payrolls by 33,000, the

2017-10-20 12:24:00
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Jameis Winston appeared to intentionally throw a practice pass at reporters to dispel doubts about his injured shoulder   

Chris O'Meara/AP After Jameis Winston injured his shoulder during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, his status has been a big mystery. But Winston seemed to settle that question with one cheeky throw during practice on Friday. Winston was not throwing in practice earlier in the week and made just a single throw during the open portion of practice on Thursday. This led to speculation that he would not play in the Bucs' upcoming game against the B

2017-10-20 12:14:00
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Get this trending kitchen gadget for under $50 — and more of today's best deals from around the web  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place. GlassesUSA.com Facebook 1. Get two pairs of glasses for the price of one at GlassesUSA.com  Whether you like to change up your look from time to time, want a back-up pair, or

2017-10-20 12:13:00
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A former diplomat says Trump officials wouldn't let her talk about Obama's foreign policies  

Spencer Platt/Getty Images A former Foreign Service worker says Trump administration officials told her to not mention Obama's foreign policies. Diplomats and State Department officials have complained of a massive restructuring of how the nation's top diplomatic agency conducts business. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denied that he is trying to dismantle the Foreign Service. A former US diplomat who resigned earlier this year in protest of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's leade

2017-10-20 12:09:00
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How Samsung plans to catch up to Siri and Google Assistant (GOOGL, AAPL, GOOG)  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Six months after Samsung unveiled its answer to Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant, the company announced the next iteration of the voice assistant platform, Bixby 2.0, at its developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday.  Bixby 2.0 will enhance the assistant's capabilities in the realm of processing nat

2017-10-20 12:07:00
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The most valuable startup in New York City just opened its first gym to compete with Equinox — see what it's like inside  

Sarah Jacobs/Business InsiderWeWork — now the most valuable startup in New York City — continues to grow. After raising $4.4 billion in funding from SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund in August, the new-age real estate firm just branched out into fitness with its first gym and wellness center, located at the WeWork FiDi facility in Manhattan. The new center, called Rise by We, is open to both existing WeWork members and non-members. For those who are not al

2017-10-20 12:04:54
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The best basic tool kits for DIY home projects  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: With a good set of tools, you can repair a crooked cabinet, hang a shelf or picture frame, tune up your bicycle, or fix a leaky pipe under the sink. The Stanley 65-Piece Tool Kit is our top choice because it comes with many tools you'll use all the time, it has only the tools you need, and each item i

2017-10-20 12:00:00
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A new law prohibiting employers from inquiring about a candidate's salary will shake up Wall Street recruitment  

hollywoodstreams/YouTube On Halloween this year a new law takes effect in New York City prohibiting employers from inquiring about a candidate’s salary history during the hiring process. It will move the spotlight away from a too-basic shine it on the most profound elements of long-term value for an organization: motivation, cultural fit, aspiration, understanding of the business and strategic intelligence. A few years ago Richard D. F

2017-10-20 11:55:23
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Advertisers want in on Netflix (NFLX)  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. An increasing number of brands are looking to advertise on The growing demand comes as brands seek to adapt to declining traditional TV viewership and a rise in cord cutting. Netflix accounted for 40% of total over-the-top (OTT) US household viewing hours in April 2017, indicating the platform has b

2017-10-20 11:52:21
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Bombardier's next generation $73 million Global 7000 private jet just made its air show debut (BBD.B)  

Bombardier Bombardier recently showed off its fourth and newest Global 7000 prototype private jet. The aircraft is expected to be one of the most capable and expensive private jets in the air with a price tag of $72.8 million. The 7000 has a maximum range of more than 8,500 miles. That means it can fly non-stop between Sydney and San Francisco or New York and Dubai or London and Singapore. Last week, the long-await Bombardier Global 7000 made its air show debut at National Business

2017-10-20 11:51:03
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Here's the meaning behind all of those obscure IKEA product names  

IKEA has a very specific system in place for naming its products. For example, rugs are named after towns in Denmark or Sweden, while bed and bath accessories are named after flowers and plants. Following is a transcript of the video.  The Swedish company has more than 12,000 products. Each product has a unique name that may seem odd at first, but there's actually a consistent system in place. The naming system came from IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad. Kamprad had dyslexia, a lear

2017-10-20 11:48:03
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Fox News apologizes for featuring a pro-Trump 'war hero' who lied about his military service  

YouTube/snews Fox News has apologized for airing a bogus story about a pro-Trump "war hero." John Garofalo, a Navy veteran, said he has been lying for years about being a Vietnam veteran and Navy SEAL. The lie was exposed by former SEALs, who contacted the Navy Times after Fox News failed to immediately correct its segment. Fox News apologized Thursday for airing a story about a purported "war hero" who lied to the news outlet about his military service. John Garofalo, a Navy veteran,

2017-10-20 11:41:05
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The Nintendo Switch is in stock at Amazon right now  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.  Reuters/Toru Hanai The Nintendo Switch is now in stock at Amazon after being hard to find since its March launch. Both the gray and neon color joy-con (controllers) bundles are in stock. This will likely be the best time to buy this console before holiday shopping begins. After its lackluster showing during the last conso

2017-10-20 11:41:00
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Quentin Tarantino says he knew about some of Harvey Weinstein's inappropriate behavior: 'I knew enough to do more than I did'  

Getty Images Director Quentin Tarantino worked with film producer Harvey Weinstein for years, and credits him for helping his career Amid the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein, Tarantino has finally spoken in detail about it, and how much he knew In an interview with The New York Times, Tarantino says he was aware of much of Weinstein's behavior, and regrets that he didn't do more Director Quentin Tarantino, who worked with Harvey Weinstein for&nb

2017-10-20 11:40:45
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Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer banned tipping at his restaurants — but employees say it has led to lower pay and high turnover  

Scott Roth/Invision/AP In 2015, Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer decided to eliminate tipping at his restaurants. He hoped that the policy would give employees higher and more stable wages. The experiment has reportedly decreased wages and increased turnover, according to current and former employees.   Danny Meyer doesn't like tipping. He has said that the practice lets restaurants get away with paying servers insufficient wages, and in January, he called it "one of the

2017-10-20 11:36:30
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'We will be shutting the door on an entire generation': Harvard, Yale, and Stanford write to Congress urging protection for DACA recipients  

Getty Images In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA provides temporary protection from deportation to unauthorized immigrants brought to the US as children. Hundreds of colleges and universities — including Harvard, Yale, and Stanford — wrote a letter to the US Senate and House of Representatives to protect the roughly 800,000 DACA recipients. Hundreds of colleges and uni

2017-10-20 11:35:57
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Republicans could now unexpectedly try to 'steamroll' Trump's massive tax plan through Congress  

Getty Images/Pool The Senate passed its budget resolution Thursday night, setting up the path to tax reform. Indications from the GOP leaders is that Congress may speed up the process to pass tax reform sooner rather than later. Challenges still lay ahead, and a tax code overhaul is not guaranteed. Republicans hit high gear on their plan to reform the US tax code on Thursday night and are aiming to pass their bill "ASAP." The Senate passed its 2018 fiscal year budget re

2017-10-20 11:35:34
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$6 TRILLION INVESTMENT CHIEF: The next recession is years away  

Business InsiderBusiness Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein speaks with Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, which oversees $6 trillion. He weighs in on the low-volatility environment, and says that it has some people too bearish on the market. He points out that if an investor sold in the past during a low-volatility periods, they missed out on big gains. Because of this low volatility, Turnill recommends buying dips in the market. He also argues that the lac

2017-10-20 11:35:00
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The State Department casts doubt on Iran helping Iraq in its fight against the Kurds  

Alex Brandon/Associated Press The State Department on Thursday cast doubt on reports that Iranian military forces have cooperated with Iraq in a brewing fight with a key U.S. partner in the country. "I'm not aware of any Iranian involvement in that, per se," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Thursday. Iran's influence over the central government in Baghdad has alarmed U.S. lawmakers and foreign policy leaders amid an outbreak of infighting. Iraqi Kurds tried to capit

2017-10-20 11:31:08
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The director of 'The Snowman' explains why he made such a terrible movie  

Universal Pictures "The Snowman" is a very bad movie that makes no sense. Critics have been panning the movie. Director Tomas Alfredson said that he never got to finish shooting the screenplay. The director of the much-derided Michael Fassbender thriller "The Snowman" said the movie is in poor shape because he didn't get to finish making it. "Our shoot time in Norway was way too short, we didn’t get the whole story with us and when we started cutting we discovered that a lot was

2017-10-20 11:24:00
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Marshawn Lynch's bizarre night included just 2 carries, an ejection, sneaking into the stands, and taking the BART home with fans  

Ezra Shaw/GettyOakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch didn't see any action during the second half of Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the end of his night was still as eventful as ever. Lynch found himself in a costly altercation midway through the second quarter, when Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters delivered a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Several Raiders linemen went after Peters, one of Lynch's longtime friends and a fellow Oakland native. Lynch r

2017-10-20 11:21:43
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The Air Force is testing new weapons tech on its F-22 stealth fighter  

The Air Force is now conducting operational tests of new software and weapons technology for the F-22 designed to help modernize the stealth fighter and expand the range of weapons it is able to fire in combat, service and industry officials said. Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carr

2017-10-20 11:18:22
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Sketchers is skyrocketing after stellar earnings (SKX)  

Markets Insider Sketchers is skyrocketing after reporting earnings, trading up 37.20% on Friday. The company reported adjusted earnings of $0.59 per share, easily beating the Wall Street consensus of $0.43. Revenue also beat, coming in at $1.095 billion compared to expectations of $1.068 billion. It was a record quarter for net sales, which were 19% higher than the previous record. The company said international growth was the biggest driver. To see a live

2017-10-20 11:17:00
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16 signs your coworker might be a sociopath — and how to handle it  

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr If a coworker is purposely harming a company's culture, they could be a sociopath.  Sociopaths are generally very intelligent and enjoy being in control through manipulation. By holding them accountable for their actions and documenting inappropriate behavior, you can restore a healthy company culture.   In times of low unemployment, companies become desperate to hire enough people. They often need to spee

2017-10-20 11:15:00
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Snap hit with more layoffs, plans to slow hiring in 2018 (SNAP)  

Getty/Michael Kovac Eighteen people have been laid off from Snap's recruiting division. More cuts are expected as managers institute a new system for evaluating employee performance. In an email to employees last month, CEO Evan Spiegel said the company would slow its hiring rate next year. Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. has been hit with more layoffs as management evaluates trimming headcount across different teams. Eighteen employees were laid off in the company's recruiting divi

2017-10-20 11:12:24
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There could be good news coming for one side of a war tearing Wall Street apart (NDAQ)  

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Trading firms have long complained about the mounting cost of data charged by US exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. The Securities and Exchange Commission's appointment of Brett Redfearn, a trading veteran and critic of the way exchanges sell data, may signal change is on the way.    Wall Street has been embroiled in a civil war between traders and exchanges over the rising cost of market data, and a recent hire by t

2017-10-20 11:11:05
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Amex rebounds from its loss of Costco quicker than anticipated (AXP)  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. American Express posted a strong quarter in Q3 2017, which marked the close of the first full year since the firm sold its Costco co-brand portfolio to Citigroup and Visa. That’s good for the issuer because it shows that it's recovering from the anticipated two-year impact of the Costco sale more quickly than expected. But it also means

2017-10-20 11:11:00
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Bitcoin spikes to a record high near $6,000  

Markets Insider Bitcoin is closing in on the $6,000 mark for the first time on Friday, trading up 5.1% at $5988 a coin, according to Bloomberg data.  The reason for Friday's sudden spike is unclear. The cryptocurrency had been hovering little changed for most of the morning before suddenly spiking around 10 a.m. ET.  Bitcoin has been able to shrug off news of a crackdown in China and regulatory uncertainty around initial coin offerings, a cryptocurrency-based

2017-10-20 11:05:00
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The best PlayStation exclusive games for the PS4  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: The PlayStation 4 is one of the best gaming consoles around, and it has tons of amazing exclusive titles. Some of our favorites include “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” “Persona 5,” “Bloodborne,” "Nier: Automata," and "The Last Guardian." The PlayStation 4 i

2017-10-20 11:00:00
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The Nintendo Switch is having an incredible run so far, and the future looks even brighter  

Nintendo's latest video game console is off to a killer start. The Nintendo Switch is still hard to find, and it's regularly beating the competition in sales. Its main launch game, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," is heralded as one of the best games ever made. And Nintendo has a huge new Mario game, "Super Mario Odyssey," launching in less than a week. Between this year's Switch games and 2018's lineup, it looks as if Nintendo is finally delivering on its long-held promise to

2017-10-20 10:59:42
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Ronan Farrow skipped his sister's wedding to report the Harvey Weinstein expose  

Jamie McCarthy/GettyRonan Farrow made some personal sacrifices to report out his bombshell New Yorker investigation on Harvey Weinstein's pattern of predatory sexual harassment. Two people familiar with the situation confirmed to Business Insider that Farrow missed his sister Quincy Farrow's wedding on October 7, as he was racing to finish his story. Just two days earlier, The New York Times had revealed in an investigation Weinstein's pattern of sexual harassment, and The New Yorker was close

2017-10-20 10:58:21
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Katie Couric is selling her longtime New York City home for $8.25 million  

Stribling Katie Couric is listing her longtime Park Avenue home. She and her husband, John Molner, purchased a different home for $12.17 million last year.  The for-sale home has five bedrooms and a 24-hour doorman. Last year, Katie Couric and her husband of nearly two years, financier John Molner, purchased a five-bedroom full-floor apartment at the Peter Pennover-designed 151 East 78th Street, paying $12,168,087. Now, the New York Post reports that the celebrated news anchor's

2017-10-20 10:57:53
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Here's ultra rare footage of a B-2 stealth bomber dropping a 30,000-pound bunker-buster bomb  

Screenshot/YouTube via The Aviationist The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory currently capable to operationally drop the massive 30,000-lb (14,000 kg) GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (even though the testing of the MOP involved a B-52 back in 2009, the weapon’s intended platform is only the B-2). The 14-ton GBU-57 is a 20-foot long GPS-guided bomb said to be able to penetrate 200 feet of concrete before exploding: for this re

2017-10-20 10:53:50
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3.5 million more people are without health insurance since Trump was elected  

Getty Images/Pool The percentage of Americans without health insurance increased to 12.3% in the third quarter. This is an increase of 0.6 percentage points from last quarter, and 1.4 points from a year ago. Gallup said the increase is in part due to "Congressional Republicans' attempts to replace" Obamacare. The percentage of Americans living without health insurance ticked up in the third quarter, according to a new Gallup-Sharecare poll. 12.3% of Americans are curren

2017-10-20 10:53:00
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A federal judge refused to erase ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction, despite Trump's pardon  

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File A federal judge has refused to vacate ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal conviction. Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump in August after being convicted of criminal contempt over violating a court order to stop racially profiling Latinos. Arpaio's attorneys have appealed the judge's ruling to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. A federal judge on Thursday declined to throw out the guilty verdict from a criminal case against former Maricopa

2017-10-20 10:50:08
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Chad was included in Trump's travel ban for a 'dumb' reason — it ran out of passport paper  

Getty Images/Pool Chad’s inclusion in the administration’s travel ban has mystified everyone following the story. It was frequently described by those with knowledge of the country and region It turns out that the reason why the country was included in the ban is remarkably stupid: As it turns out, a seemingly pedestrian issue was largely to blame: Chad had run out of passport paper. Chad and every other country had been given 50 days

2017-10-20 10:49:08
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Rep. Frederica Wilson said John Kelly calling her an 'empty barrel' is 'racist'  

Kevin Wolf/AP A congresswoman from Florida called White House chief of staff John Kelly's comments in Thursday's press conference "racist." Kelly called her an "empty barrel" for criticizing Trump and fueling the debate over the president's response to American troops killed in Niger.  Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., said Friday that White House chief of staff John Kelly's use of the term "empty barrel" in a Thursday press conference was racist. "That's a racist term, too

2017-10-20 10:48:00
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NFL's first six weeks sees viewership drop  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The NFL averaged an audience of 15 million people for the first six weeks of the season, which is about 8% lower than the roughly 16 million viewers that tuned in during the same time period last year, according to Nielsen cited by Fierce Cable. However, ratings haven’t been down across the board, as ESPN Monday Night Football i

2017-10-20 10:45:45
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A $6 trillion investment chief says don't worry about stock valuations  

Business InsiderBusiness Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein speaks with Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, which oversees $6 trillion. She asks him about valuations, which many people say are extended at the moment. He says that people are too concerned about that, and argues that the prices in many areas of the stock market are reasonable. Turnill does concede that the US market looks expensive relative to its international counterparts, where BlackRoc

2017-10-20 10:43:00
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Apple will have only shipped 3 million iPhone X units when it launches — good luck finding one (AAPL)  

YouTube/MKBHD Apple will only be able to ship between 2-3 million iPhone X units before launch, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. If true, this means there will not be many iPhone X units in any individual market because it is launching in 57 countries and territories. For Apple fans, this means that it's going to be especially difficult to get one on the first few days it's available. For investors, this means that some sales that would typically fall in the Decembe

2017-10-20 10:42:14
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I was already an organized person, and writing my to-do list at night has still changed everything  

Informedmag/Flickr People typically make lists right before they set out to complete tasks and goals. But creating a to-do list at night may be more time efficient and reduce morning stress. A nightly list also marks a definitive end to the day, resulting in greater work-life balance.   For years, I started my day the very same way: I’d sit down at my computer and jot down my lengthy to-do list. Everything was listed there—the projects I needed to compl

2017-10-20 10:39:05
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Biotech giant Celgene is abandoning a drug it bought for $710 million — and the stock is dropping  

AP/Mike Derer Celgene, a major biotech company, said on Thursday that it planned to stop developing a critical drug. The drug, mongersen, was being tested to treat Crohn's disease, and may still be used to treat ulcerative colitis.  Celgene had paid $710 million to acquire the drug, which was anticipated to make $1 billion in sales by 2023.  (Reuters) - Celgene said it would abandon testing a drug to treat Crohn’s disease, in a major setback to the U.S. biotechnolo

2017-10-20 10:35:00
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The $1,000 iPhone X is beautiful, but I'm not interested — here's why  

Apple's upcoming iPhone X is beautiful.  Justin Sullivan/Getty For $1,000, you get a pocket supercomputer that's mostly screen. Aside from a tiny notch on the top, the face of the phone is almost entirely touchscreen display. There's no Home button, and almost no "bezel" (the black frame around the screen). It's a slick, gorgeous design — no doubt. But, for me, the iPhone X doesn't appeal to me given how I actually use my smartphone: Rarely with two hands at once, often while doing

2017-10-20 10:31:38
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PayPal is spiking after a solid earnings beat (PYPL)  

Markets Insider Paypal's stock price is up 6.04% to $71.31 after a stellar earnings report and a solid outlook for the future. The company reported adjusted earnings of $0.46 per share compared to the $0.43 per share that was expected by Wall Street. Revenue came in higher at $3.239 billion compared to the $3.177 billion that was expected by Wall Street. Paypal added 8.2 million new accounts in the quarter, the company said on the earnings call. Credit Suisse raised its price target for P

2017-10-20 10:31:20
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Gary Shilling: Here's what America would look like if I were king  

Financial analyst Gary Shilling feels the US spends too much time on consumption and too little time on investing in our future. In this video, he shares what he would do to fix the economy. Following is a transcript of the video. Gary Shilling: What I think I would like to see is people putting a lot more emphasis on productive work and investment and a lot less on consumption. Now we are a consumer economy and of course most people from the White House on down get all upset when consumers a

2017-10-20 10:30:47
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Billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb's Third Point is crushing the competition  

REUTERS/Steve Marcus Dan Loeb's Offshore and Ultra funds hold respective gains of 14.5% and 23% this year. The average hedge fund was up 5.92% through September 2017. Third Point LLC, the hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Daniel Loeb, continues to post impressive returns when compared to its peers.  In a letter to clients Friday, following the end of the third quarter, the fund reported year-to-date returns of 14.5% for its Offshore Fund and 23.0%

2017-10-20 10:30:00
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Republicans' process for passing a tax plan looks strikingly similar to that for healthcare — but they say this time will be different  

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republicans are set on using reconciliation to bypass the 60-vote threshold for their tax plan. GOP senators say an increased number of hearings opens the process as much as possible. Democrats still say they feel left in the dark and unable to contribute to the first tax-code overhaul in 30 years.   WASHINGTON — A significant factor in the downfall of the repeated attempts to overhaul the US healthcare system was the Senate's intent on not pas

2017-10-20 10:29:46
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Clippers guard who harassed Lonzo Ball in his NBA debut also offered him a grave warning  

Harry How/Getty Lonzo Ball struggled in his first NBA regular season game. Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was on Ball's case throughout the game, pressuring him, trash-talking, and playing physically. Beverley said it won't be the last time players go after Ball because of the attention around his family. Lonzo Ball received a cold welcome to the NBA on Thursday from Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley. Beverley, one of the best perimeter defenders in the NB

2017-10-20 10:26:00
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The government is urging airlines to ban laptops in checked bags because they could explode  

PixieMe/ShutterstockWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, cellphones and other devices overheat in close proximity to an aerosol spray, they can cause explosions capable of disabling an

2017-10-20 10:25:00
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I've tested dozens of Bluetooth headphones in the past year, and this is the best pair I've tried yet  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.     Amazon The PX is Bowers & Wilkins' first pair of noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones. Its design is clean and compact, and it sounds better than any other pair I've tested. Some of its "smart" features could use work, and the headband is a little uncomfortable. I’ve tested enough headphones to be surpr

2017-10-20 10:22:00
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RANKED: The 15 best Stephen King adaptations you need to watch  

Warner Bros. Hollywood loves adapting Stephen King stories. He has a knack for crafting simple premises — what if you woke up and had psychic powers? What if your car had a mind of its own? — and taking them horrifying places. Not all of them are worth watching, as Will Leitch and Tim Grierson wrote in their definitive ranking of 40 Stephen King movie adaptations for Vulture. But some of them rank among the best works Hollywood has ever produced. This year is shaping up

2017-10-20 10:19:00
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General Electric's disastrous earnings report caught traders off guard (GE)  

AP Images / Richard Drew General Electric is paying the price for a poor earnings season, which saw it cut forward guidance. Options traders were woefully unhedged for the drop, while short sellers weren't effectively positioned to profit from the decline. General Electric's stock is getting whacked after the company fell short of analyst estimates and slashed its forecast. And to make matters worse, traders weren't braced for a drop that stretched as deep as 6.3% in the company's shares

2017-10-20 10:13:00
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Another South American country is loosening restrictions on marijuana use  

Thomson ReutersLIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had proposed the measure after police cracked down on a group of mothers making cannabis oil in a makeshift laboratory to treat their epileptic children. Regulations for producing and commercializing cannabis oil will be written in 60 days, ruling

2017-10-20 10:09:00
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Walmart.com may become an online mall (WMT)  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Walmart and Lord & Taylor are in talks to give the department store its own space on Walmart.com, a source told The Wall Street Journal. Under the partnership, (the financial details of which haven't been disclosed), Lord & Taylor's own website, lordandtaylor.com, would continue to operate, and the department store would retain c

2017-10-20 10:07:00
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Namibia demands Airbnb hosts register with the state — or risk jail time  

Peter Stenglein / Wikimedia Commons Namibia has threatened Airbnb hosts in the country with jail time if they do not allow the government to regulate the service Namibia's tourist sector makes up 15% of its economy WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with US short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year. The southern African nation is a long-haul des

2017-10-20 10:05:00
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Tillerson: US will not interfere in EU trade with Iran  

Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not aim to impede European trade and business transactions with Iran despite President Donald Trump's decision last week to decertify the 2015 nuclear agreement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Wall Street Journal. European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday highlighted the need to protect their companies and investors dealing with Iran from any adverse effects should Washington reinstate sanctions against Iran, officials

2017-10-20 10:01:00
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This year's hurricane season may cost insurers $95 billion  

David J. Phillip/AP Three hurricanes that made landfall in the US and two in Mexico will cost insurers billions of dollars One company says its payouts will reach about $3.6 billion  GENEVA (AP) Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers. The Zurich-based company, which as a reinsurer provides

2017-10-20 10:01:00
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Here's how Halloween is celebrated around the world  

Luis Galdamez/Reuters In the US, costumes and trick-or-treating sum up the Halloween experience. But in other parts of the world, Halloween celebrations range from cemetery gatherings to buffalo-racing.  The Festival of Cows in Nepal is a carnival that celebrates the dead. Meanwhile, the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts is an ancient Chinese tradition that includes lighting lanterns and going to the opera. Here's how other countries celebrate the spookiest holiday&nb

2017-10-20 09:59:00
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The 22 least healthy things you can buy at Trader Joe's  

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The INSIDER Summary: As far as grocery stores go, Trader Joe's is one of the best.  The popular grocery chain offers top notch ingredients at an affordable cost, but not everything is as healthy as we may like to believe.  If you're trying to avoid lots of calories and high sugar levels, here are 22 Trader Joe's items you should probably stay away from.  Trusting in Trader Joe’s is easy. They sell products from their private label

2017-10-20 09:55:00
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12 dreamy photos of people who left it all behind for a nomadic existence traveling the world in a van  

Joanna Boukhabza and Eric Bournot After Foster Huntington left his corporate job in Manhattan, he spent three years living in a van. He traveled the US, backpacking, surfing, and connecting with a nomadic community who'd left their own stationary lives behind for something different. In his fourth book, "Van Life: Your Home on the Road," Huntington gathers photos from the community, and interviews some of its members to learn more about their lives — and their vans. Here, see 12&n

2017-10-20 09:53:00
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Moscow wants the world to get behind a Russia-Chinese roadmap to dealing with North Korea  

Thomson ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program. Speaking at a conference on non-proliferation in Moscow, Lavrov said that the break-up of a deal on Iran's nuclear program would send an alarming message about international security mechanisms, and could impact the situation on the Korean peninsula.NOW WATCH: The 5 best hidden features fro

2017-10-20 04:49:00
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Hong Kong's stock exchange to shut after more than 30 years as automated trade takes over  

Hong Kong's stock exchange will close by the end of the month and go fully automated. Trading floors used to be busy places with running and shouting, but now it's all online. Other stock exchanges are going fully automated too. HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. The bourse's operator, Hong Kong Exchanges &

2017-10-20 04:02:44
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The 'underwear bomber' to sue government over restricting his rights in prison  

A man who tried to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas day is suing the government for imprisoning him. He says being cut off from the outside world violates his constitutional rights. He also alleges white supremacists inmates harass him during his prayers in prison. (Reuters) - A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and

2017-10-20 03:51:00
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'Thursday Night Football' ends in chaos as Raiders beat Chiefs after 2 overruled touchdowns and 3 penalties in the final 23 seconds  

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The Raiders completed the most heart-stopping comeback of the year against the Chiefs on "Thursday Night Football." The final sequence included three penalties, two untimed downs, and two overturned touchdowns. With no time left on the clock, Michael Crabtree reeled in the final score for the Raiders to seal the victory. The end of the Raiders-Chiefs "Thursday Night Football" matchup was one to remember. Nearing the end a hard fought game that incl

2017-10-20 00:33:00
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Trump blasts Rep. Frederica Wilson for 'secretly' listening to his phone call with widow  

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump railed against Rep. Frederica Wilson for secretly listening on a condolence call to the wife of a killed US soldier. Wilson, a family friend and former mentor of the fallen soldier, was reportedly invited to the phone call, which was heard through the speakerphone. President Donald Trump accused Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida of "secretly" listening to a phone call he had with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of one of the four US soldiers killed i

2017-10-19 23:43:00
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'This has become totally personal': Rep. Frederica Wilson unleashes on John Kelly's 'crazy' story  

Kevin Wolf/AP Rep. Frederica Wilson, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's response to the deaths of four US troops in Niger, disputed White House chief of staff John Kelly's remarks during his press conference. Kelly gave a critical account of a memory he had of Wilson, which Wilson claims was "crazy." The divide between the White House and Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida, the congresswoman who represents the district of a fallen US soldier killed in Niger, was deepened

2017-10-19 23:10:00
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DEMOCRATS SLAM SENATE BUDGET: 'It will go down in history as one of the worst budgets Congress has ever passed'  

Alex Wong/Getty Images The Senate passed a budget with all Republican votes. The budget would help pave the way for the GOP and Trump's tax plan. Democrats blasted the budget. Chuck Schumer called it "one of the worst budgets Congress has ever passed." Moments after the Senate passed a massive fiscal year 2018 budget with only Republican votes, Democrats slammed the resolution and it's pathway towards passing a GOP tax reform plan. "This nasty and backwards budget green lights cuts to

2017-10-19 22:07:00
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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o speaks out about her shocking encounters with Harvey Weinstein  

Michael Buckner/Getty Images Lupita Nyong’o has detailed her numerous encounters with Harvey Weinstein over several years. Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually harassing dozens of actresses and has been fired from his company. Nyong’o felt forced to give Weinstein a massage at his home while his children were in another room.  Lupita Nyong’o has added her name to the growing list of Hollywood actresses that Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually har

2017-10-19 21:53:00
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Marshawn Lynch was ejected for coming off the bench and shoving a ref  

NFL Network Things got ugly between rivals Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on "Thursday Night Football" and in the end, Marshawn Lynch was ejected for shoving an official. The play came midway through the second quarter with the Raiders facing a third-and-10. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr attempted a draw up the middle and after he was stopped a Chiefs player hit him late. At that point, several Raiders players took exception to the hit, including Lynch, who ran in off the bench to en

2017-10-19 21:46:31
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The 7 biggest yachts coming to the US's biggest boat show  

Thomson ReutersArguably the main yacht show in the United States, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is set to start to start on the 1st of November and last for a total of 5 days. Earlier this year Informa, the parent company of the Monaco Yacht Show, spent $133 million to acquire a portfolio of shows, which included FLIBS. These boats are the seven largest yachts that are scheduled to be on display at the upcoming show:7. Rock.It Yacht Harbour Length: 60m (198

2017-10-19 21:45:00
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The Senate passes its budget, clearing a huge hurdle for Trump's tax plan  

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate passed a 2018 budget resolution 51-49. The resolution includes instructions for reconciliation, which would allow Republicans to pass tax reform without support from Democrats. The Senate passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution Thursday, opening the door for the passage of Republican leadership's massive package to overhaul the tax code. The resolution passed by a vote of 51-49, with Sen. Rand Paul representing the only

2017-10-19 21:34:00
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WATCH: Trump's phone call with the widow of fallen Special Forces soldier  

AP Photo/Matt Rourke A widow of a Special Forces soldier shared footage of a phone call between her family and President Donald Trump. Trump and the widow spoke for several minutes, talking about the fallen soldier's traits. The footage comes amid controversy surrounding Trump's claims about phone calls to Gold Star families, many of them disputing some of his statements.   The widow of a Green Beret shared a touching phone call between her family and President Donald Trump that

2017-10-19 21:26:00
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Twitter admits it hasn't kept its promises to make the site safer and published deadlines for new rules (TWTR)  

AP Images Twitter admitted that it has to do more to protect its users from harassment and threats. It also said it needs to be more open about what it is doing and why. So, on Thursday it announced something new: a public timetable to have new rules or features in place, and open progress report on these efforts.  Twitter on Thursday published a blog post that admitted that the company has often promised to protect people from harassment and violent threa

2017-10-19 21:11:00
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SoftBank plans to invest roughly $880 billion in tech through its already-massive Vision Fund  

Koki Nagahama/Getty Images Japanese conglomerate SoftBank plans to aggressively grow its $100 billion Vision Fund to roughly $880 billion. "Vision Funds 2, 3 and 4 will be established every two to three years," according to CEO Masayoshi Son. SoftBank has already used the massive fund to invest in Nvidia, ARM, Improbable, and others. It's also close to acquiring roughly 20% of Uber. SoftBank plans to invest roughly $880 billion in tech companies through at least three

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