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The Latest: Xi: China resolved against Taiwan independence
The Latest: Xi: China resolved against Taiwan independence

BEIJING (AP) - The Latest on the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting in Beijing (all times local):

Australian casino denies lawmaker
Australian casino denies lawmaker's criminal allegations

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A lawmaker on Wednesday accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior.

Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs
Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough lineup, a talented pitching staff and a manager making all the right moves.

Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm
Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm

HATILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) - Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded their home and destroyed their belongings, trying to pass

Weinstein
Weinstein's film academy ouster raises concerns about others

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the group that awards the Oscars and his producers guild expulsion is a formality at this point, but now questions are being raised about what to do with others accused of wrongdoing who remain card-carrying members of the entertainment industry

Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win
Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win

TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday's Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth. The Shanghai Composite

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against "grim" challenges
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against "grim" challenges

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.

Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off
Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon doubled down on his criticism of the GOP establishment at a Tuesday night fundraiser for a challenger to Arizona's incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake. Bannon heaped disdain ...

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya
Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

BANGKOK (AP) - Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.

FBI warned Obama administration about Russian bribery plot
FBI warned Obama administration about Russian bribery plot

London Center for Policy Research President Tony Shaffer on the Obama administration approving a deal to allow Russia to purchase American uranium reserves, while the FBI simultaneously discovered a Russian bribery plot.

Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks
Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

Fashion designer Donna Karan is "apologetic from the bottom of my heart" and embarrassed about "stupid" remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking ...

HGTV
HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines at the NYSE

Chip and Joanna Gaines, HGTV's "Fixer Upper" co-hosts, discuss what's next for the power couple as they finish up the last season of their show.

'I became a bit of a monster': HGTV 'Fixer Upper' star Chip Gaines shares how he came to love the 'mind-boggling' process of borrowing money

Self-proclaimed "serial entrepreneur" Chip Gaines - one half of the married couple starring in HGTV's hit home-renovation show "Fixer Upper" - discovered the power of borrowing money when he was just a college student. In fact, in Chip and Joanna Gaines' book, "The Magnolia

Volvo
Volvo's performance brand launches a 600HP plug-in hybrid

When Volvo declared that its Polestar performance brand would revolve around electric powertrains, it wasn't kidding.

Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it
Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi.

Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Called ESPN
Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Called ESPN's Sam Ponder 'Super-Prude' and 'Slut'

Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Called ESPN's Sam Ponder 'Super-Prude' and 'Slut'

The
The 'Star Wars' Han Solo movie now has an official name

Star Wars' cinematic universe tale focused on young Han Solo has a name, and we found out thanks to director Ron Howard, who announced it using a placard in a video shared on Twitter. It follows the "A Star Wars Story" model set by Rogue One, the first spin-out movie set in the Star Wars

Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans
Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home.

Trump issues warning to McCain after senator
Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's tough speech

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy. Trump said in a radio interview ...

Volvo unveils Polestar model in China, looks to rival Tesla 3
Volvo unveils Polestar model in China, looks to rival Tesla 3

Volvo Cars and its Chinese parent have unveiled their first Polestar high performance electric car and pledged to invest 5 billion yuan ($760 million) in the brand, gearing up for intense competition to sell greener cars in the world's biggest auto market. The Swedish car maker took the wraps off the "Polestar 1", a luxury four-seater hybrid coupe in a ceremony in Shanghai - its first salvo as it positions the brand as a competitor to Tesla Inc and Mercedes's AMG division. China has said it wants electric and plug-in hybrid cars to make up at least a fifth of Chinese auto sales by 2025, spurring a raft of investment plans from global automakers in electric vehicles, particularly new...

Trump Issues Warning to McCain After Senator
Trump Issues Warning to McCain After Senator's Tough Speech

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.

Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning
Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning

Entrepreneur operates under threat of failure to turn that cash into a profit.

Tesla fired hundreds of workers after bad performance reviews - here
Tesla fired hundreds of workers after bad performance reviews - here's how common that really is

A former Tesla employee told Reuters "about 400 people" in a range of positions were shown the door. As Business Insider's Bryan Logan reported, Tesla declined to confirm how many people were fired. Business Insider spoke to experts who said the firings at Tesla are hardly indicative

Goldman: Bet against GE, dividend cut is coming
Goldman: Bet against GE, dividend cut is coming

General Electric may likely cut its dividend soon as it looks to simplify its businesses and streamline its accounting under a new CEO after years of "financial engineering," according to Goldman Sachs on Tuesday. "Our fresh look at GE's fundamentals leaves us incrementally bearish, as we see a significant EPS/FCF reset and a potential dividend cut to come," wrote analyst Joe Ritchie in the report. Ritchie kept his neutral rating, but dropped his 12-month price target to $23 from $26.

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris drives a $2 car
Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris drives a $2 car

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris still drives "Bentley," the 1991 Mazda sedan he bought from his pastor in college for $2.

North Korea
North Korea's economy may not survive another year, defec...

North Korea is so weak, its economy might not last long under tough U.N. sanctions, a high-ranking defector said.

Daimler shows off what its automated Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks can do
Daimler shows off what its automated Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks can do

Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks are an autonomous means to an end: The industrial vehicles can work without drivers, and without requiring a bevy of expensive sensors equipped on the truck itself.

How Polestar plans to take on the likes of Tesla and AMG
How Polestar plans to take on the likes of Tesla and AMG

And you'll never actually own a Polestar outright.

MORGAN STANLEY: A stock market correction is
MORGAN STANLEY: A stock market correction is 'looking more likely'

Earnings season can be a euphoric time for stocks. A big part of that has to do with how investors approach earnings season. When investors anticipate strong results, stocks tend to rally heading into the season only to fade as results are actually reported, the firm says.

Spotahome raises €13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online
Spotahome raises €13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online

Spotahome, a Madrid-based startup that lets you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online, has closed €13.6 million in Series A backing.

Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it
Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it's not helpful and even potentially harmful

Google Maps will remove a widely criticized experimental iOS feature that estimated how many calories its users could potentially burn by walking a route.

North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could
North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could 'Break Out Any Moment'

North Korea warned that a nuclear war "may break out any moment" as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula.

Opternative sues Warby Parker for allegedly stealing its online eye exam
Opternative sues Warby Parker for allegedly stealing its online eye exam

Eyewear ecommerce giant Warby Parker is accused of signing partnership contracts and NDAs with online eyeglass prescription test startup Opternative, then stealing the technology to launch its own competing "Prescription Check" feature.

Cramer: The action in Apple
Cramer: The action in Apple's stock is a lesson on buying...

Jim Cramer finds that traders tend to give investors buying opportunities when they flee certain stocks, like the battleground that is Apple.

Alphabet
Alphabet's Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

It's been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X's moonshot drone delivery project.

Robert Shiller: Confidence in market valuation lowest sin...
Robert Shiller: Confidence in market valuation lowest sin...

On the 30th anniversary of the Black Monday crash on Wall Street in 1987, Robert Shiller, Yale University economics professor, discusses whether current market levels could signal another large crash.

Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware
Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware

Adobe Flash may be on its way out, but apparently, its goodbye tour is going to be marred by security issues just as the software has for most of its existence. Kaspersky Labs reports that a new Adobe Flash vulnerability was exploited by a group called BlackOasis, which used it to plant malware on computers

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co
Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. The announcement of the deal talks comes only days after co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother and the other co-founder, denied the firm was seeking to sell or shut down after firing Harvey Weinstein following accusations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate capital infusion into Weinstein Co and is...

3 Casino Stocks to Buy Now
3 Casino Stocks to Buy Now

Perhaps it's because trading stocks can often mirror the thrill of winning big at the blackjack tables, or maybe it's because Las Vegas conjures images of the world's most flashy brands and businessmen. MCRI is currently sporting a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Google Maps now lets you explore your local planets and moons, too
Google Maps now lets you explore your local planets and moons, too

Google today announced a fun update to Google Maps that'll allow you to virtually visit a dozen additional planets and moons in our solar system.

Ex hostage tells AP why he had kids in captivity
Ex hostage tells AP why he had kids in captivity

Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and decided, "Hey, let's make the best of ...

Ford could face a doomsday scenario where no one wants its used cars (F)
Ford could face a doomsday scenario where no one wants its used cars (F)

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas published a research note on Monday in which he explored the complexity of Ford's "restructuring roadmap" under the company's new CEO Jim Hackett. Ford has been steadily profitable since the recovery from the financial crisis began and avoided the

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks
Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday warned of cyber risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after Belgian researchers discovered a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware

How the Health Care Debate Is Impacting Medicare

For months, the war in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has gripped the nation, along with concerns about how it might change health care for people who buy private insurance. "Funding for Medicare would likely have been cut by attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act," says Andrew Scholnick, senior legislative representative on AARP's federal legislative team. Although unable to pass bills that would have done away with Obamacare, the details of Republicans' proposals offer insight into the direction they'd like health care to move, as well as the continuing efforts on the part of Congress and the Trump administration to remake the American health...

Drone hits a commercial plane for the first time in Canada
Drone hits a commercial plane for the first time in Canada

A twin-engined commercial prop aircraft has struck a drone for the first time in Canada, says Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions
LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions

LimeBike, one of several companies competing in the rapidly expanding bike-sharing space, has raised a $50 million B round to continue building out the operation.

Phillips 66 (PSX): Strong Industry, Solid Earnings Estimate Revisions
Phillips 66 (PSX): Strong Industry, Solid Earnings Estimate Revisions

One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Phillips 66 PSX. This is because this security in the Oil and Gas - Refining and Marketing space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. This is arguably taking place in the Oil and Gas - Refining and Marketing space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 11 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Louisiana sheriff calls for boycott of Ford over NFL national anthem protests
Louisiana sheriff calls for boycott of Ford over NFL national anthem protests

A Louisiana sheriff pledges to boycott Ford vehicles over the automaker's response to NFL players protesting the national anthem.

Should investors still be putting money in this market?
Should investors still be putting money in this market?

Russell Investments Chief Market Strategist Stephen Wood Federal Reserve policy and the outlook for stocks.

3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security at 62
3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security at 62

If you find yourself in any of these situations, think about claiming your Social Security benefits sooner rather than later.

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