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02/20/2018 03:58 AM
As some got free health care, Gwen got squeezed: An Obamacare dilemma
President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Zero-down home loans are back. Be very leery
These loans still have a dark side. Remember the housing market collapse?

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Tax loopholes the rich don't want you to know
Wealthy people know about these tax deductions.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
How much the military hardware in Trump's defense budget costs
President Donald Trump's fiscal budget request for 2019 includes $686 billion for defense spending.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
3 ways to make sure you don't run out of money in retirement
It's your biggest fear. Here's how to conquer it.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Cash-spewing Chinese casino conquers remote American paradise
<p>Construction workers maimed and killed. Millions paid to the governor’s family. An impossibly lucrative gambling operation. And all on U.S. soil.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Never, ever purchase these things on your credit card
These days it's easy to pay for nearly anything with credit cards but here are six expenses to never pay for with plastic, according to Experian.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Meet the entrepreneurs behind obscure Olympic gear
You see a strange winter sport. They see an opportunity.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
You can get these credit cards (even with bad credit)

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Cryptocurrencies ‘could drop to near-zero at any time,’ Ethereum founder warns
"If you're trying to figure out where to store your life savings, traditional assets are still your safest bet," Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin said.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
50 things every 50-something should know about retirement
Consider these tips if retirement is on the horizon.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Why LL Bean taught customers a hard lesson: Nothing lasts forever
L.L. Bean has had one of the most generous return policies of any retailer. This month, the 106 year-old outdoor gear maker decided that enough was enough.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Companies

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial
Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Sam's Club expanded free shipping could be boon to FedEx
FedEx is well positioned to take advantage of the free shipping wars

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
General Motors confirms new vehicle for Kansas plant
General Motors says it will build a new vehicle at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Feds sue over jogging stroller after injuries reported
Safety panel takes legal action to halts sales of strollers linked to injuries in dozens of children and adults

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
KFC closes most of its UK stores due to chicken shortage
Fast-food chain KFC said on Monday it had been forced to close hundreds of its British stores because of a shortage of chicken.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Hasbro CEO: I am totally bullish on Star Wars franchise
Don't even talk to Hasbro's always energetic CEO Brian Goldner about Star Wars toy fatigue. "I remain totally bullish on Star Wars," Goldner told TheStreet Monday at...

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Markets

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
BlackRock bullish on stocks with tax cuts 'supercharging' profits
BlackRock strategists have turned more bullish on U.S. stocks and expect the tax cuts and stimulus to "supercharge" earnings growth.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Does the Fed really expect faster rate hikes?
Federal Reserve meeting minutes highlight a light week of economic news.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
3 ways to make sure you don't run out of money in retirement
It's your biggest fear. Here's how to conquer it.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
WTO should prepare for life without U.S., ex-chief Lamy says
<p>World Trade Organization countries need to prepare for a future without the United States as a member of the club, former WTO chief Pascal Lamy said on Monday.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Bitcoin breaks above $11,000 threshold in fourth day of gains
Bitcoin climbed for a fourth day, accelerating a rally that began when it bounced off a technical support level.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules
<p>Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Technology

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus dual cameras detailed in latest leaks
<p>At this rate, there might not be much mystery left to the Galaxy S9 when Samsung reveals it on February 25th. WinFuture and Evan Blass have posted a flood of leaked images and details that appear to confirm key features of the S9, particularly its cameras. Sure enough, the larger (6.2-inch) S9 Plus should have dual 12-megapixel rear cams that will give it a clear hardware advantage over the 5.8-inch standard S9 -- your choice won't boil down to screen size like it did with the S8.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug
Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which includes a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible.&nbsp;

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Russian Bots Moved Quickly to Exploit the Florida Shooting
Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Samsung wants to build drones that you control with your eyes
These days, it feels like screens are everywhere. Samsung might be about to take that to a higher level. A division of the Korean tech…

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
LG will reportedly introduce a redesigned flagship phone in June
LG will introduce a redesigned flagship phone in June, codenamed Judy, reports Venture Beat. LG has previously said it would depart from its predictable smartphone launch cycle, with this June rumor marking a notable change

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
How to bring Google’s ‘View Image’ button back to search results
After inking a deal with Getty Images, Google decided last week to remove the ‘View image’ button from its search results that would directly open the file in a new tab.&nbsp;

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Taxes

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
States Where Americans are Paying the Most Taxes
In the U.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits
13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
30 Ways to Make Tax Season Less Scary
Tax season can be stressful, so take action to quell your fears.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
These 15 Countries Pay More in Taxes Than Americans
Learn where people pay some of the highest taxes in the world.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Why You Shouldn't Assume You're Getting a Tax Refund
Find out why you might not be getting that tax refund.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Sheltering life insurance from estate taxes
Being a multimillionaire has its perks, but it's not without its downsides -- estate taxes among them.&nbsp;

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Facebook using US mail to combat election meddling
Facebook is planning to use U.S. mail to verify people who create political ads in the future.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
'Black Panther' shatters records during opening weekend
"Black Panther" is making history. It earned an estimated $192 million in the U.S. and Canada during its opening weekend, and the film's debut comes at a momentous time.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Chipotle to test out trendy new menu item
On Monday at its New York City test kitchen, struggling burrito chain Chipotle began testing out a new menu item: Quinoa. The trendy grain is one of the many new menu items that Chipotle has tested in the last year. Chipotle representative Chris Arnold tells Business Insider, "The quinoa is made with red and gold quinoa tossed with a little citrus juice, cumin and freshly chopped cilantro. We are recommending that added to a salad, or in place of rice in another entrée.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
India could have its own Hyperloop soon, thanks to Richard Branson
The hyperloop would connect the cities of Pune and Mumbai in just 25 minutes. It currently takes more than three hours to make the trip.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
This autonomous warship can spend months at sea without a crew
This prototype developed by DARPA is called the Sea Hunter and will track enemy submarines.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Publisher denies burying story on alleged Trump affair
The publisher of the National Enquirer, American Media is pushing back on a report that it paid to bury a story about President Donald Trump having an alleged affair with a Playboy model. Jane Lee reports.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Teen bitcoin investor becomes millionaire
Bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman on how he got started investing in bitcoin.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
YouTube star works 70-hour weeks to make his dreams reality
Daniel Mah has gained internet fame for his martial arts videos.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Why Google, the company that rules web ads, will soon block web ads
Google makes billions of dollars from ad revenue, which makes some question why it would willingly censor certain profitable advertisements.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Who makes the AR-15 rifle?
The AR-15 is often marketed as a “modern sporting rifle." But the weapon has also become a staple of mass shootings.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Cash-scarce Venezuela sees boom in payment apps
People from vegetable sellers to taxi drivers have registered to use mobile payment applications to attract customers who do not have enough paper money, which is in short supply during the country's economic crisis. Matthew Larotonda reports.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Will Elon Musk's space-bound Roadster crash one day?
Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster is on a collision course for Earth—eventually.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
ICE crackdown puts businesses and families on edge
Federal immigration agents are escalating efforts to crack down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. New data released Friday shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited 122 businesses over the past five days, mostly in Southern California. It's the largest sweep so far this year. Mireya Villarreal reports.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
4 tips and tricks to cut your phone bill in half
Here's how you can save money on your phone bill.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Is the worst over for stocks?
Meraglim Chief Global Strategist Jim Rickards on the outlook for stocks.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Economy gives boost to boat sales
CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports on the state of the boating industry from the Miami International Boat Show.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Top Stocks

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Sears brand name deteriorates in value as sales suffer
If Sears fails to execute a turnaround and ends up in bankruptcy, the company's storied brand name could yet live on.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
7 Dividend Achievers With Big Income Potential
7 Dividend Achievers With Big Income Potential

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Kraft Heinz Stock Grinds to New Lows on Poor Earnings
The Kraft Heinz Company is not finishing off the week on a strong note. While the S&amp;P 500 is up more than 4% over the last five trading sessions, Kraft Heinz stock is down 3.5% and made new 52-week lows on Friday. The move comes after the company missed on both earnings and revenue estimates for the fourth quarter. Kraft Heinz is suffering a "generational...

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
10 Stocks Already in a Bear Market
These members of the Standard &amp; Poor’s 500 index have declined 20 percent or more.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Investors, put energy stocks at the top of your watch list
Energy stocks have declined more than the broader market, suggesting there’s money to be made as they eventually rebound. By Michael Brush.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Here are the stocks Warren Buffett is buying and selling now
<p>When it comes to the stock market’s so-called “smart money,” Warren Buffett is arguably still king of the hill. Even at 87 years of age, the Oracle of Omaha remains involved with the stock-picking done by his iconic investment fund Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), and he hasn’t lost his touch. Riding his coattails, or at least studying what he’s buying (and why), can be a smart move.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
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02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The 10 US cities where millennials can't wait to move
***ImagePlaceholder*** http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5a554c7225954c610f8b45f6-809/gettyimages-669362090.jpg Katie Stratton/Getty Images Millennials are expected to become the most powerful generation in America in the not-so-distant future, as the group begins to exert an outsize influence on politics, culture, and the economy. But first, they will have to decide where they want to live. ...

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
How to Divest from Gun Stocks
In the aftermath of another mass shooting in America, you may wonder what you can do about the gun violence that plagues the U.S. You could donate to help the victims’ families, support organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, make gun-safety legislation your primary issue when voting for someone, or run for office yourself. You can also stop supporting the companies that profit from the bloodshed.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
10 Ways to Get a Loan With Bad Credit
If you're among the nearly one-third of Americans dealing with bad credit, then you may have simply accepted that you aren't going to be able to qualify for various types of loans. But while it is increasingly difficult to qualify for loans the lower your credit score dips, it's not altogether impossible. Even for those with very bad credit — a score of 600 and below — there are still options when it comes to borrowing money. Whether or not you should use these options ultimately comes down to weighing whether or not the higher interest rate or other associated costs are worth it. But if you're looking to improve your credit score, there's really no way of doing so without securing a loan or credit card. By making timely payments on any loan secured by a bank or other financial institution you can also make some progress toward repairing your credit. Here are 10 loan options available to those with poor credit.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
8 Ways to Stop Package Thieves in Their Tracks
Buying things online is great -- until some unscrupulous scoundrel steals your package right off your porch. Here's how to foil them.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Pick Up the Phone to Order Your Food
There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism—even gummy bears aren’t safe—but I’d like to think most people try to eat ethically where they can. If you are one of those people, you should delete all those super convenient delivery apps on your phone.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Millennials have a new attitude about weddings -- and it's sending bridal stores into a downward spiral
David's Bridal has been downgraded by Moody's as sales have fallen. Moody's said the chain is suffering from a trend towards more casual, lower-priced wedding dresses, which has created more competition in the market.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Careers

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The surprising day jobs of Winter Olympic athletes
<p>A saving grace in the last several years has come from an unlikely place. Eleven of the 2018 Winter Olympic athletes and two Paralympic athletes are part of the United States Olympic Committee’s Contenders Program, which partners with Dick’s Sporting Goods at locations around the country to offer positions that accommodate for an athlete’s training and competition schedules, and are available for them to return to after weeks of competition abroad. Several years ago, Home Depot offered a similar program. Other business like Adecco, the world’s largest temp hiring firm, offer other programs for Olympic athletes, too.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
23 millionaires reveal why they struggled at their jobs
The path to wealth isn't always smooth.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The 30 jobs with the best (and worst) job security
<p>Due to a range of factors, including broad economic forces related to globalization and technological advances, certain jobs are becoming less secure.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
5 major companies that allow you to work from home
From Apple to Hilton, find out what remote jobs are available.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
11 ways to update your résumé when you get a new job
As soon as you land a new job, you should update your résumé. TopResume shows us exactly what to do using the real résumé of someone who has a new role at work.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The 36 best jobs in America
<p>A job is always good, but a good job is the best.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Small Business

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Meet the entrepreneurs behind obscure Olympic gear
You see a strange winter sport. They see an opportunity.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
3 signs it's time to close your business and start something new
Sometimes, cutting your losses and moving on is your fastest path to success.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Losing focus in your small business isn't always a bad thing
When you get derailed from the original objectives of your small business mission, how do you get back on track? And how do you determine if it's a distraction, or a potential creative new direction?&nbsp;

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
3 ways intelligent automation can help grow your business
AI and robots are already being used to great advantage by businesses no bigger than yours.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies
It happens in so many workplaces — two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The Elon Musk growth hack that will take your business into orbit
Entrepreneurs, take a lesson from Musk's Hey-I-put-a-Tesla-into-space gimmick, er, promotional feat.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The net worth of America's presidents: From Washington to Trump
Though the presidency of the United States is a prestigious job, it does not pay as well as one might think.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
4 tips to dramatically reduce your phone bill
Find out how to save money on your next phone bill.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
How much money it takes to host the Olympics, plus more fun stats
Here are some little-known facts related to the finances of the Olympics.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
27 brands that created false demand
From diamonds and stocks to tulips and Beanie Babies, these brands manipulated markets for their own gain with deceptive or monopolistic practices.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The worst states to grow old in
The United States was home to 46 million senior citizens as of 2016 — about 15% of the total population.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
How America has changed since the Great Recession
Learn more about the Great Recession's lasting effects.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
America's infrastructure is crumbling — see how bad it is
America's infrastructure is desperately in need of investment, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers'.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The story behind the Hershey's Kiss
How the iconic chocolate Kiss was born, the origin of Milk Duds, the company's WWII "power bar," the founder's close call with the Titanic and more.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
States with the highest (and lowest) property taxes
Property taxes are the primary source of tax revenue for the majority of state and local governments, comprising 31.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
8 ways to buffer your portfolio from a market slide
These alternative investments act as a hedge against stock market volatility.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The richest person in every state
In recent decades, income inequality in the United States has taken a sharp turn for the worse.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
5 stocks that could double your money in 2018
Who doesn't want an investment to return 100% or more in a single year?

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The most expensive buildings in the world
We reveal the priciest buildings ever.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
What the Olympics cost from 1948 to today
From modest beginnings, the Olympics have grown into extravaganzas costing billions. Here's what it has cost 27 cities to host the games.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
A visit to Best Buy clearly shows why Amazon is winning
In light of Best Buy's recent decision to pull CDs, we visited a store to see what they were doing to keep up in an increasingly digital age.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
To avoid an audit, watch for these tax return red flags
17 Red Flags for IRS Auditors

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The incredible yet tragic life of the man with all the money in the world
The true story of the planet's most notoriously miserly billionaire.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The best small towns to retire in
<p>Here we're featuring 30 small towns from their list of 100 most popular places to retire, based on the places with the most reader interest and opinions. These towns are all smaller than 100,000.</p>

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The 50 best jobs in America right now
The best jobs in America are highly-skilled; can be found in almost every industry; and have high earning potential, hiring demand, and job satisfaction.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
The biggest Super Bowl advertisers of all time
Watching the commercials during the Super Bowl has become nearly as popular as watching the big game itself.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
America's biggest boomtowns and why they're blossoming
The US cities that are thriving right now.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
Renovations that will hurt your home's value
You might love these renovations, but they'll cost you.

02/20/2018 03:58 AM
America's most hated companies
A company can live or die by its reputation.