Mexico on Friday released retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi after holding him in prison for seven months on weapons charges. Tahmooressi, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested in March after crossing into Mexico with three loaded guns and ammunition. Show More Summary
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Alexa wrote a great article last week, on Why Saving for My Kids’ College Education Is Not My Priority, and I thought she made excellent points. It’s my belief that as a whole, parents are bringing up their children to be self-entitled and have everything come easy to them. Show More Summary
Before you decide to go to college — or, more specifically, before you agree to take on a mountain of debt to pay for it — you might want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth from the experience. Most people go to college to...Show More Summary
What is a 'death with dignity'? Advocates of "right to die" laws believe that terminally ill patients facing great suffering and debilitation should have the right to control the timing and circumstances of their deaths. The right-to-die...Show More Summary
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, a 14-year-old girl who was critically injured in last week's school shooting in Marysville, Washington, died Friday afternoon. Chuckulnaskit was shot in the head when classmate Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in the school cafeteria. Show More Summary
QUITE a week for time travel, what with the European Union “success surcharge” of £1.7 billion prompting memories of 30 years ago and Margaret Thatcher’s demand (largely although not entirely successful) for a British budget rebate at the Fontainebleau summit...
Need some clever ideas for gifts or entertaining for the upcoming holidays? Take a moment to meditate. Scientists at Leiden University in the Netherlands found that a few moments of quiet "Open Monitoring" meditation prior to a brainstorming test helped study subjects generate more...
Raise your hand if you've ever heard one of these lines: Renting is like throwing your money down the drain. Homeownership is a never-ending time and money suck. You're young! Why tie yourself down with a house? You're old enough - shouldn't you own a home by now? If you're stuck in the Rent vs. Show More Summary
shutterstock You've probably had this experience: you're frustrated because the driver in front of you is going too slow for your liking. You can see the driver's gray hair and think that this person should not be driving any longer....Show More Summary
Getty Images Everyone likes to get a break on their tax bill. But for today's struggling young adults, making sure you don't pay any more in taxes than you have to and taking advantage of every available tax break is vitally important...Show More Summary
Geri Lavrov/Getty Images Most financial experts and guides tout the benefits of establishing either a 401(k) or a Roth individual retirement account, but to often, they don't discuss the benefits of combining both in your quest to amass...Show More Summary
Some U.S. Retailers Shun Apple Pay, Eye Rival Payments System Some large U.S. retailers are refusing to use Apple Pay, Apple’s new electronic payments service. They are working on developing their own payment system, called CurrentC, through the Merchants Customer Exchange (MCX) consortium. It would bolster their profits by eliminating transaction fees on credit cards. […]
The Financial Times published a good piece this week on the boom in 1980s “classic cars.” Yes, I put “classic cars” in quotation marks because, frankly, everything to come out of that decade is horrendously ugly and best forgotten. The FT writes: The 1980s, often recalled as fashion’s ugliest decade, is back in favour when it comes to […]
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Louisville weather forecaster Jude "Bones" Redfield just made good on his nickname, during today's Halloween broadcast from the local Fox affiliate. To celebrate the spooky holiday, Redfield donned a green-screen outfit over almost his...Show More Summary
BSTAR Images/AlamyFriday's U.S. stock gains were driven by the Bank of Japan, which surprised investors by announcing it would significantly boost its bond and asset purchases to stimulate Japan's economy. By KEN SWEET NEW YORK (AP)Show More Summary
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(NEW YORK) — Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month. Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas after Japan’s central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus. Just two weeks ago the U.S. market had its biggest slump in two years. The Dow Jones industrial average…
Here’s a headline you never want to see: insider just disposed of 20,000 shares http://stks.co/j1Ezk $ARCP — Conference Call Transcripts (@cctranscripts) Oct. 30 at 06:20 PM That headline was particularly jarring to me because I had specifically listed consistent insider buying as a reason to give the benefit of the doubt after its accounting bomb […]