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10 Tricks All-Wheel Drive Car Buyers Need to Know

Source: Turn in Concepts With winter around the corner, many people are again relying on their trusty all-wheel drive cars for some solid performance in the ice- and snow-battered months. And with more and more manufacturers...



Quote of the Day: Donald Trump Saves the Coal Mines

Via the Washington Post: “If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Patricia Nana, a 42-year-old naturalized citizen from Cameroon. “I saw the ceremony where he signed...



Graydon Carter: Exhausted...

Graydon Carter: Exhausted... (First column, 7th story, link) Related stories:NOT FUNNY: APATOW FEELS 'RAPED' BY TRUMP... ...



‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Everything We Know (So Far)

Avengers: Infinity War | Marvel Marvel’s expansive cinematic franchise is always building toward one, giant event. First, it was the first Avengers movie in 2012. Next up was the 2015 sequel, Age of Ultron. Last year, we...



MCCAIN BASHES TRUMP IN MUNICH...

MCCAIN BASHES TRUMP IN MUNICH... (Second column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:'How dictators get started'...BITTER MAN WHO LOST HIS WHITE HOUSE CHANCE...Rand Paul: We're very lucky McCain's not in...



Demographics and GDP

Two years ago I wrote: Demographics and GDP: 2% is the new 4%. As I noted, "One simple way to look at the change in GDP is as the change in the labor force, times the change in productivity. If the labor force is growing quickly, GDP will be higher...



The Evolution of Pro Athletes Visiting the White House

New England’s Martellus Bennett celebrates a touchdown | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images No sooner had the New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51 that the news of tight end Martellus Bennett declining to visit the White House became a leading news...



Trump's border tax could trigger inflation, but don't expect an immediate reaction from the Fed

Economists are worried that Donald Trump's plan to introduce a so-called border tax on imports could cause a spike in inflation, and rightly so. The logic here is simple: Lots of goods consumed in the US are made overseas, from...



7 Simple Recipes That Require No Cooking Skills

If you find yourself filling up your basket with pricey premade foods when you’re at the grocery store, it’s time to stop. While you might not be the world-class chef you’ve always wanted to be, and you might have burned a grilled...



A Medical Theory for Donald Trump’s Bizarre Behavior

Al Franken recently raised a provocative question about Donald Trump: Is he mentally ill? On HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher last week, the Minnesota senator claimed that some of his Republican colleagues have “great concern about the...



SoftBank is reportedly making another run at T-Mobile — and T-Mobile is up 5% (TMUS)

The Japanese telecom SoftBank, which owns Sprint, is looking to make another run at T-Mobile US, Reuters' Liana Baker reports. T-Mobile's stock is up 5% on the news. This would be the second time Softbank has made an effort to acquire...



Billionaire investor Mark Cuban calls Amazon 'the greatest startup in the world' (AMZN)

Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, doesn't think the greatest startup in the world is Uber or Airbnb. It's Amazon. "I think Amazon is the greatest start-up and the greatest company in the...



Boeing 787 Dreamliner = Globalization

Interesting graphic below illustrating the outsourcing of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner as President Trump touted his “buy American” mantra today as he stood in front of the airplane at the Boeing’s South Carolina...



Trump Family Lifestyle Costing Taxpayers a Fortune

Washington Post: “Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the unusually elaborate lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several...



Lion Point Capital Demands To The Board of Directors Of Arconic [FULL LETTER]

An activist hedge fund backed by Paul Singer’s Elliott Management yesterday sent a letter to the BOD OF Arconic (along with Elliott Management) is demanding changes at the giant formerly known as the famous Alcoa by the activist hedge fund,...



If Snap’s Strategy Is Building New Products, It Won’t Live Up to Its IPO Price

In light of Snap’s IPO, there has been an immense amount of speculation about the long-term viability of the company’s strategy. Two elements of it have caught some attention: Snap’s statement...



In First Month, Views of Trump Are Already Strongly Felt, Deeply Polarized

Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than...



10 Things to Look for When Buying a Used Pickup Truck

Military truck | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet All those trucks we saw at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show were pretty badass, weren’t they? All glistening and decked-out with every bolt-on imaginable, looking like freedom on four wheels, and...



Elon Musk says flying cars won't fix traffic problems — here's why

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may be known for disrupting transit, but he won't be touching flying cars. Musk told Bloomberg's Max Chafkin he thinks flying cars are a dumb idea for city travel in a profile about his tunnel plans published on...



Get your allowance ready: Snap's stock will cost about as much as a movie ticket

New Snapchat filter idea: Vomiting money.  Snap Inc. will be worth as much as $22 billion if all goes well with its upcoming initial public offering, in which the company will for the first time make its stock available to the public for...



How Worrying Too Much Is Hurting Your Mental Health

Meditating on a troubling or painful experience is natural. After all, thinking through these scenes can help you learn from them. At some point, however, brooding over the failures and frustrating moments in your life can become a bigger problem. When...



U.S. Intelligence Keeps Information From Trump

“U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street...



Twitter Audience For Grammys Exceeded That Of Any NFL Game

Twitter’s foray into live events has been mostly about sports. However, on Sunday during the Grammy Awards, the micro-blogging giant attracted more viewers than it did during any NFL game, according to CNBC. IMAGE: PixaBay Plan to double live...



Atheists Open Gap Against Muslims For Title of Most Hated Religious Group in America

Pew Research released some exciting news yesterday about religious affiliation: among most age groups, I am no longer part of the most hated religion in America. In fact, among millennials, there are four religious groups more disliked than atheists....



‘Flip or Flop’: 12 Things We Know About the Stars’ Separation

It’s been a tough year for celebrity couples. We saw the shocking breakdown of Brangelina that ended on reportedly violent terms. But they are not alone! Tarek and Christina El Moussa are a married couple who host Flip or Flop on...



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Trump meets with retail CEOs to talk taxes, imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called tax code revisions a critical way to boost the nation's economy as he kicked off a White House meeting with chief executive officers of Target Corp , Best Buy Co Inc and six...



This beloved grocery chain is the latest company to face Trump-related boycotts

Add this to the growing number of companies facing backlash for carrying Trump-branded...



Was the Original ’70s Dodge Challenger a Failure?

1970 Dodge Challenger | Dodge The Dodge Challenger is one of the most beloved muscle cars from the Golden Age of American performance. It looked great, had racing pedigree, and could be optioned with everything from a thrifty slant-six to a...



Worst Trip Ever? 5 Money Mistakes People Make When Traveling

Young man sitting on suitcase | iStock.com Nothing puts a damper on a vacation quite like a lost credit card or overdrawn checking account. When you should be spending time exploring the local sights or lounging on the beach, you’re instead stuck...



BlackBerry's share of the global smartphone market is now officially 0%

It's the end of an era: BlackBerry's share of the global smartphone market is now 0.0%. In the fourth quarter of 2016, more than 431 million smartphones were sold, according to a report published by research firm Gartner on Wednesday...



Now Priebus and Tillerson Are Feuding

Wall Street Journal: “Many of the U.S. ambassadorships remain unfilled, a result of a standoff between Mr. Tillerson and Mr. Priebus, the chief of staff, said people familiar with the process.” “Mr. Trump had told Mr....



An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after it struck a deer during takeoff

An American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing after striking a deer on the runway of Charlotte Douglas International airport on Wednesday. Fuel began leaking from the plane directly after it hit the deer, resulting in an emergency...



10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. Tesla is getting ready to start making the Model 3. The electric automaker announced on Wednesday that it will shut down production at its California plant for a week later this month to get things ready to start producing...



Links for 02-02-17

Germany, the Euro, and Currency Manipulation - Paul Krugman Where in the US do people eat the most meat? - Jayson Lusk Innovation and inventors during the rise of American ingenuity - VoxEU The Public Interest in Public Securities Settlements -...



No rise in deportations from US to Mexico thus far, Mexican foreign minister says

No rise in deportations from US to Mexico thus far, Mexican foreign minister saysThere has been no rise in deportations from the United States to Mexico under President Donald Trump, Mexico's foreign minister said on Monday.In fact, the rate might...



Why the Atlanta Falcons Are the New Seattle Seahawks

The Atlanta Falcons huddle up before a game | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As Super Bowl 51 approaches, the Atlanta Falcons face a big challenge in the New England Patriots. But Atlanta has, arguably, been tested by every team they...



Get your allowance ready: Snap's stock will cost about as much as a movie ticket

New Snapchat filter idea: Vomiting money.  Snap Inc. will be worth as much as $22 billion if all goes well with its upcoming initial public offering, in which the company will for the first time make its stock available to the public for...



‘Star Wars’: 10 Things We Want to See in ‘Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’

As it is with the release of any new Star Wars film, there’s always lots to unpack. For The Force Awakens, many fans pointed to a frustratingly large amount of unanswered questions. Rogue One took a good deal of...



Some brilliant minds just completely trashed Trump's border tax

It seems the border tax may be coming. On Thursday Trump joined House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans in support of including a border adjustment tax in any upcoming Congressional tax reform bill. Put most simply, the measure would raise...



Ivanka Trump is getting sued -- a lot

Ivanka Trump is getting sued -- a lotOn top of sales woes, Ivanka Trump's business ventures are facing a few legal troubles.The troubles come from unpaid taxes and allegations she copied another product and sold it as her own.First off,...



8 Solutions to Your Most Annoying Hair Problems

If your bad hair days outweigh the good days, it’s time to take control of your ’do and banish your most annoying hair problems. Start loving your locks again with these eight solutions to some of the most common woes we’ve all faced...



Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

Elon Musk's latest futuristic idea might be the key to saving humans from becoming useless when AI...



The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade

Evan Morris, a high-flying corporate lobbyist, is suspected by federal prosecutors of embezzling millions of dollars from his employers, Roche and then Genentech. The probe is shaping up to be one of the biggest Washington influence scandals in...



THREATENS TROOPS INTO MEX

THREATENS TROOPS INTO MEX (Main headline, 1st story, link) Related stories:TOUGH TALK WITH OZ ...



8 of the Youngest Oscar Winners and Nominees of All Time

When it comes to the Oscars, usually it’s the older, more established actors that come away with the nominations and awards for their film work. However,  sometimes a young newcomer gives a performance that just cannot be ignored. The...