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  • President Obama will announce his plans for immigration reform Thursday evening. He's largely expected to address the status of unauthorized immigrants. But there's hope in the tech community that he will ...

  • Tired of investing in stocks and bonds? Try buying a more liquid asset -- whiskey! Investors around the world are betting big on whiskey, which can skyrocket in value and toss back whopping returns. Since ...

  • 5 immigration myths debunked CNNMoney.com - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled ...

  • Gun sales and concealed carry permits are surging in the Ferguson area, as nervous citizens brace for the possibility of more riots. "People are buying guns for security to a point where they feel ...

  • After NBC pulled the plug on its Bill Cosby sitcom project on Wednesday, a new question emerged: will Cosby cancel his stand-up comedy performances? So far the answer seems to be no. And if it becomes ...

  • The FedEx driver who sued and won @ CNNMoney.com - 4 hours ago

    Reggie Gray thought working for FedEx was his ticket to a better life. It turned out to be anything but: His years as a driver for FedEx Ground ended with him filing for bankruptcy and taking the company ...

  • For the wealthy Chinese, it's no longer enough to look the part. They're now paying big bucks to learn how to act the part too. Increased global travel, business expansions and mounting interest in Western ...

  • Only 6.7 million Americans were enrolled in Obamacare health insurance plans as of mid-October, not 7.1 million, the Obama administration admitted Thursday. Health Secretary Sylvia Burwell acknowledged ...

  • President Obama will announce his plans for immigration reform Thursday evening. He's largely expected to address the status of unauthorized immigrants. But there's hope in the tech community that he will ...

  • CBS News chairman Jeff Fager steps down @ CNNMoney.com - 7 hours ago

    Jeff Fager, who has been the chairman of CBS News for almost four years, will step down at the end of the year, he said Thursday, and return to the newsmagazine "60 Minutes" full-time. David ...

  • "I have to ask about your name coming up in the news recently regarding this comedian--" "No, no, we don't answer that." Bill Cosby dismissed the question about sexual assault allegations ...

  • BMW i3 named 2015 Green Car of the Year CNNMoney.com - 8 hours ago

    The BMW i3 was named 2015 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday. The finalists for the award were the diesel-powered Audi A3 TDI, the Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel which runs on both gasoline ...

  • Facebook is bulking up its drone team. The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It's all part of Facebook's plan ...

  • There is absolutely nothing worse than a weak cup of coffee. And that's what Keurig Green Mountain investors were served Thursday. Shares of Keurig tumbled 6% after the K-Cup and coffee machine maker issued ...

  • Are you concerned that the government is spying on you? A consortium of human rights activists claim a new app called Detekt will alert you if the feds are watching. Detekt works like an antivirus scan. ...

  • NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who's coverage of the conflict in Gaza was both celebrated and scrutinized, is moving to New York and joining MSNBC as a fill-in anchor. Mohyeldin announced ...

  • Bumpy ride for Ford's car-testing robots @ CNNMoney.com - 9 hours ago

    Ford employs a special team of drivers to put its trucks through rigorous durability testing. These drivers bounce vans over curbs thousands of times and drive big trucks through deep ditches and over ...

  • Vacation

    It's like the new "It Girl" work perk: Take as much time off as you want, as long as you get your job done. But it may not be quite as cool as it seems. Pioneered by tech start-ups and other ...

  • Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber @ CNNMoney.com - 11 hours ago

    Flywheel, a rival ridesharing service to Uber and Lyft , named a new CEO Thursday who is not mincing words about his most famous competitor. "Uber is an assembly line of a-holes," said Rakesh ...

  • Crash test fail for minivans @ CNNMoney.com - 12 hours ago

    The minivan's reputation as a safe ride may take a dent from the latest series of rigorous crash tests. The worst performers were the Nissan Quest, the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan, ...

  • See Paul McCartney -- in virtual reality! CNNMoney.com - 12 hours ago

    Have you ever thought to yourself, "I really like this Paul McCartney song, but I wish I could see him playing it from multiple angles?" If so, you're in luck! All you need is a virtual reality ...

  • The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore. A new report by McKinsey estimates that obesity is costing the global economy $2 trillion per year. That makes it nearly as damaging as armed conflict ...

  • When police got to the scene of a minor car accident in Alhambra, California in September 2013, they thought the driver, Hai Ming Xu, had been shot in the face. A similar conclusion was reached by Orlando ...

  • While Taylor Swift has given up on free streaming music , Billboard hasn't. The company that has been ranking the music industry's most popular albums week by week since 1956 said Wednesday that it will ...

  • Medicaid spending is expected to soar more than 11% in fiscal 2014 as many states expand the program under Obamacare. Spending on the health insurance program for the poor is projected to hit $460.5 billion, ...

  • App takes guessing out of wine buying CNNMoney.com - 12 hours ago

    For most of us, wine remains a big mystery. Making a selection at a wine store is a daunting task that usually comes down to just two decisions: red or white and what price you're willing to pay. Then ...

  • Firefox and Google are breaking up. Maybe it was that Google has a competing browser, making them strange bedfellows. Or after ten years of partnership, it was time for change. Or maybe Yahoo just offered ...

  • Best Buy no longer just a tech showroom @ CNNMoney.com - 13 hours ago

    In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team. The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American ...

  • 5 ways fraudsters trick investors CNNMoney.com - 14 hours ago
    Madoff recoveries top $10 billion with new deal

    Fraudsters use sleights of hand and other trickery that even magicians would be envious of. Americans lose an estimated $50 billion a year to fraud, including Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes and other types ...

  • Seven million Americans are stuck in part-time jobs. They are unable to get full-time work and the benefits and stability that come with it. It's a constant struggle for these families and a worrying sign ...

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in control of The Washington Post for one year, and now we're seeing some synergies between the two. A new Post app is being installed on Amazon Fire tablets , giving Fire ...

  • General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in response to a record number of vehicle recalls linked to safety defects. The court filing alleges the automaker intentionally ...

  • Premarkets: 5 things to know before the open @ CNNMoney.com - 16 hours ago

    Markets are awash with red as investors react to weak economic data out of Europe and Asia. Here are five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York: 1. Seeing red: Investor sentiment ...

  • Eight years ago, President George W. Bush delivered a prime time address on immigration, carried by all the big broadcast networks. On Thursday, President Barack Obama will do the same thing, but three ...

  • Uber needs accountability, says targeted tech journalist CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 9:18 PM EST

    The tech journalist at the center of Uber's latest controversy has a clear message: both Uber and its CEO need to be held accountable. It's been a rough week for the tech giant, which is under fire for ...

  • Netflix was first, now Bill Cosby has lost NBC CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 3:42 PM EST

    First Netflix put its Bill Cosby comedy special on hold , and now NBC has decided against moving forward with its own Cosby project. NBC announced on Wednesday that the network has opted not to continue ...

  • The Fed is worried about the stock market CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 3:31 PM EST

    The Federal Reserve is not supposed to care about the stock market. It only has two official mandates: make sure enough Americans are working and ensure prices of consumer goods stay relatively stable. ...

  • NBC says it's not moving forward with Bill Cosby project CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 3:31 PM EST

    First Netflix put its Bill Cosby comedy special on hold , and now NBC has decided against moving forward with its own Cosby project. NBC announced on Wednesday that the network has opted not to continue ...

  • This gingerbread house can be yours for $78,000 CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 2:39 PM EST
    Here's what buyers can expect when ordering a gingerbread house that costs more than some mortgages.

    You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910. The house is being offered to customers who would like it built as a small-scale model of their ...

  • "What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist (sic)?" That was the question Uber investor Ashton Kutcher tweeted Wednesday. It came a day after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's 14-tweet ...

  • No co-hosts have been fired from the "Today" show CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 1:05 PM EST

    Natalie Morales and Willie Geist have not been fired from the "Today" show. Writing that sentence feels awkward, because simply saying their names and the word "fired" sets off all ...

  • Inside the ouster of the 'Today' show boss CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:22 PM EST

    Imagine you're Natalie Morales. You've been the news anchor on the "Today" show for three years. You've already navigated your fair share of internal politics at NBC when a new executive you ...

  • Analyst slashes Tesla Model X sales outlook by a third @ CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:04 PM EST

    One of Tesla's biggest fans on Wall Street has slashed his expectations for the electric car maker. Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas cut his outlook for sales by a third for Tesla's SUV-style Model X ...

  • Craft brewers battle the black beer market CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:21 AM EST

    Your next specialty beer could cost you a lot more. High demand for craft beers is creating a black market for some small batch brews, and unauthorized dealers are selling the beers underground (or online) ...

  • JetBlue will cut legroom, charge for checked bags @ CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:21 AM EST

    JetBlue is feeling the crunch, and soon, so will its customers. The company unveiled plans to cut legroom and charge baggage fees. The changes are part of a cost savings and management plan that company ...

  • Inside the world of the Upper East Side Girl Scouts CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:20 AM EST
    Humble beginnings: Troop 3157, the crème de la crème of Girl Scout troops in Manhattan, got its start in 2006, when the girls were in kindergarten.

    It's getting late on a Friday evening and 14 people are hunched over laptops eating pizza while talking IPOs and small cap stocks. It might be a typical scene for Wall Street, but we're on the Upper East ...

  • No turbulence for Virgin America. Stock up 60% since IPO @ CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:08 AM EST

    Virgin America is shaping up to be the GoPro of airline stocks. Heck, the only way to make it a bigger hit on Wall Street is if the airline announced it was putting GoPro Hero4 cameras on its wings to ...

  • FAA can regulate drones CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:40 AM EST

    The Federal Aviation Administration won a key ruling this week allowing it to regulate drone flights. The decision by the National Transportation Safety Board was a setback for those who had argued drones ...

  • Bob Marley to sell marijuana from the grave CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:21 AM EST

    As celebrity endorsements go, it's a perfect fit. The late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley is poised to become the face of the world's first global marijuana brand. "Marley Natural" will be available ...

  • How Staples is boosting profits: It's shutting lots of stores @ CNNMoney.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:20 AM EST

    These days it seems like the only hot-selling item at Staples is the company's giant store eraser. The officer supplies chain revealed plans Wednesday to shut an additional 30 stores this year, accelerating ...

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