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2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible

_The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is shown during the press day at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The Motor Show will open its gates to the public from 7th to 17th March presenting more than 260 exhibitors and more than 130 world and European premieres. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible

Since the original Corvette came into existence in 1953, every version since has been built with a convertible in mind. Here's the full view of the top-optional model of the seventh-generation Corvette.

  • UPS Lost a Man's Nearly $700,000 Inheritance—And Here's What Happened Next
    World
    Fortune

    UPS Lost a Man's Nearly $700,000 Inheritance—And Here's What Happened Next

    Lorette Taylor’s father had died and left his children a large chunk of cash, which Taylor, as executor, had to divide between herself and two siblings. When she tried to do so in February, her bank—TD Canada Trust—said it was best to send her brother and sister bank drafts (similar to personal checks, but considered more secure as they are guaranteed by the bank instead of by the person issuing them). One of the drafts, in the order of 846,650 Canadian dollars ($664,850), was destined for her brother, Louis Paul Hebert, who hired UPS to ship it to his local store, 270 miles away from the family lawyer.

  • Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
    Politics
    Associated Press

    Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for. The legislation would slash tax rates for big business and lower levies on the richest Americans in a massive $1.5 trillion bill that the GOP plans to muscle through Congress next week before its year-end break. Tax reform under Republican control of Washington is happening," House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told rank-and-file members in a conference call.

  • An All-Time Favorite Star Wars Character Makes an Epic Cameo in The Last Jedi
    Entertainment
    Time

    An All-Time Favorite Star Wars Character Makes an Epic Cameo in The Last Jedi

    Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi is filled with callbacks to the original Star Wars trilogy. It happens after Rey, fed-up with Luke Skywalker’s refusal to help the Resistance, leaves Ahch-To determined to find Kylo Ren and turn him from the Dark Side to the Light.

  • Poll: Most Americans Think President Trump Is Trying to Obstruct the Russia Investigation
    Politics
    Time

    Poll: Most Americans Think President Trump Is Trying to Obstruct the Russia Investigation

    More than half of Americans think President Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into his ties to Russia, according to a new poll. A recent AP-NORC poll found that 63% of Americans think Trump has attempted to impede or obstruct the Russia investigation. Regardless, many doubt that the Russia investigations will be unbiased.

  • Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests
    Finance
    Associated Press

    Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

    Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential charges relate to marijuana sales exceeding limits set in state law, police said. Colorado allows people 21 and older to possess an ounce or less of marijuana under a measure approved by voters in 2012.

  • Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit
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    Associated Press

    Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

    A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post that she was ending her campaign, calling allegations that she harassed her former employee and then retaliated against him "a lie." The employee, Gary Funkhouser, filed the lawsuit against OneLab Inc., the Kansas City-area company where Ramsey worked as a vice president. Ramsey was seeking the Democratic nomination in the 3rd District in the Kansas City area, hoping to win the right to challenge four-term incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder next year.

  • Star Wars Haters: Why Some Fans No Longer Feel the Force
    Entertainment
    WSJ

    Star Wars Haters: Why Some Fans No Longer Feel the Force

    It’s been 40 years since the original Star Wars film was released and fans can look forward to a regular supply of new films and merchandise in the coming years. But, with the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a small band of rebels—who loved the early films—just can’t take it anymore. WSJ’s Mark Kelly reports.

  • U.S. Fighter Jets Fired Warning Shots at Russian Planes Flying Over Syrian Airspace
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    Fortune

    U.S. Fighter Jets Fired Warning Shots at Russian Planes Flying Over Syrian Airspace

    U.S. forces fired warning shots at Russian aircraft Wednesday after a pair of Russian Su-25 aircraft crossed into U.S. coalition airspace over Syria. According to the Pentagon, one of the U.S. pilots had to pull an aggressive maneuver to avoid a mid-air collision. At one point, one of the U.S. F-22s shadowed one of the Russian Su-25 aircraft.

  • Indian H-1B spouses may lose employment rights under new Trump rule
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    Quartz

    Indian H-1B spouses may lose employment rights under new Trump rule

    Spouses of Indian immigrants in the US may be headed back to their golden cages. Ending months of speculation, the Trump administration disclosed its plans to discuss a proposal to discontinue the work permits of H-4 visa holders in 2018. The notice, titled Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses from the Class of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorisation, was posted on Dec. 14 as part of its Unified Agenda, a bi-annual list of regulations by various federal agencies. The H-4 visa is granted to the spouses of long-term H-1B holders. If the Trump administration follows through on the notice, it will be overturning a two-year-old rule introduced after intense lobbying efforts during the Obama-era. The

  • Tesla responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales
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    Autoblog

    Tesla responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

    After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research. An analysis of installation data suggests that most of the slowdown is traceable to a single company: Tesla, which acquired sister company SolarCity about a year ago. For years, SolarCity, with early backing from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, was the biggest player in residential solar and the driving force behind that market's supercharged growth.

  • The Average American’s Credit Score Is Good -- But Not Great
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    Motley Fool

    The Average American’s Credit Score Is Good -- But Not Great

    Such is the case with credit scores. With that in mind, it should help you to know that the average American has a credit score of 700. Knowing how your credit score stacks up can help you better gauge your options for borrowing money in the near term, whether it's in the form of a mortgage, car loan, or credit card.

  • Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people making between $300,000 and $10 million a year
    Politics
    Business Insider

    Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people making between $300,000 and $10 million a year

    Republican leaders reached an agreement on their final tax bill on Wednesday, making it look more likely that tax reform will be passed before the end of the year. This final bill is the product of a conference committee to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions that Republicans in those chambers passed. Tax reform is being billed as a boon for America's middle class by Republicans and the White House.

  • Warren Buffett's 10 Largest Current Stock Bets
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    Motley Fool

    Warren Buffett's 10 Largest Current Stock Bets

    Image source: The Motley Fool. The majority of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) stock portfolio was hand-selected by CEO Warren Buffett himself. This is especially true of the portfolio's largest stock positions. With that in mind, here

  • Forget Bitcoin: Stellar Lumens Is Up 6,300% Since March and Is Aiming for Big Blockchain Partners
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    Motley Fool

    Forget Bitcoin: Stellar Lumens Is Up 6,300% Since March and Is Aiming for Big Blockchain Partners

    What a year it's been for cryptocurrencies. With just over two weeks left before we turn the page on 2017, the aggregate market cap of nearly 1,340 cryptocurrencies combined, as of Dec. 10, equaled $437 billion, up close to 2,400% since the year began. The euphoria behind digital currencies can predominantly be summed up as excitement surrounding the use of blockchain technology.

  • ABC Cancels ‘The Great American Baking Show’ Season After Johnny Iuzzini Sexual Harassment Allegations
    Entertainment
    Fortune

    ABC Cancels ‘The Great American Baking Show’ Season After Johnny Iuzzini Sexual Harassment Allegations

    The Great American Baking Show season three is no more. Last month, Mic reported that four former employees of the show's judge and celebrity pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini accused him of sexual misconduct. Broadcaster ABC initially decided to go ahead with airing the third season of The Great American Baking Show, but amid additional accusations published by Mic earlier this week, ABC has pulled the show.

  • New York's wealthiest are threatening a mass exodus because of the GOP tax plan
    Politics
    Yahoo Finance Video

    New York's wealthiest are threatening a mass exodus because of the GOP tax plan

    Wall Street tax expert Robert Willens, president of Robert Willens LLC, has never heard more discussion from wealthy New Yorkers about relocating to another state with a more favorable tax environment until now because of the GOP tax plan.

  • My Son Was Killed at Sandy Hook. I Can’t Go Back in Time, But I Can Try to Change the Future
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    Time

    My Son Was Killed at Sandy Hook. I Can’t Go Back in Time, But I Can Try to Change the Future

    On December 3rd, a Facebook memory from seven years ago appeared on my timeline. My little family moved back to the States, settling in Newtown, Conn. Less than two years later, both of my sons would be at Sandy Hook School on Dec. 14, 2012.

  • 10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks: Are Any Worth Buying
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    Motley Fool

    10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks: Are Any Worth Buying

    Income investors naturally gravitate toward dividend stocks with high yields. However, just because a stock offers a big payout doesn't automatically make it a smart buy. In fact, more often than not, a high yield can actually serve as a warning sign.

  • AT&T Tried to Settle With Federal Government Over Time Warner Merger. Here's What Happened
    Business
    Fortune

    AT&T Tried to Settle With Federal Government Over Time Warner Merger. Here's What Happened

    The Department of Justice and AT&T have held unsuccessful settlement talks over the wireless and pay-TV company’s bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner, the two sides said in a court filing on Friday. The Justice Department has sued to stop AT&T, owner of DirecTV and the No. 2 U.S. wireless company, from buying Time Warner for $85 billion because of concerns that it could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers and hamper the development of online video. The two sides noted in the filing, which set out an agreed schedule leading up to the March trial, that there had been unsuccessful settlement discussions between the two.

  • The Rise–and Impending Fall–of Tesla?
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    barrons.com

    The Rise–and Impending Fall–of Tesla?

    Tesla (TSLA) has had trouble with production delays--remember when they were making cars by hand?--but now that those issues are finally being resolved, the stock could rocket higher, at least for a while, says Morgan Stanley. Analyst Adam Jonas and his team reiterated an Equal Weight rating and $379 price target on the stock Friday. That said, he sees the potential for the stock to be much higher. Jonas writes that while the market is starting to discount the "very high likelihood" that the production bottleneck in Nevada will be resolved, potentially as soon as the middle of the first quarter of next year, investors may be "seriously underestimating" the positive impact of Tesla's working capital

  • Delta has agreed to buy $25 billion worth of Airbus jets (DAL)
    Finance
    Business Insider

    Delta has agreed to buy $25 billion worth of Airbus jets (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines has agreed to a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo jets. Delta Air Lines announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo airliners on Thursday with a list value of $12.7 billion. "This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers, our employees, and our shareholders," Delta CEO, Ed Bastian said in a statement.

  • The Internet Can't Get Over Robin Roberts Trolling Omarosa With 'Bye, Felicia'
    Entertainment
    Time

    The Internet Can't Get Over Robin Roberts Trolling Omarosa With 'Bye, Felicia'

    Soon-to-be former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman might be leaving the Trump administration, but it appears that her presence won’t be missed by Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. After Omarosa appeared on Good Morning America to

  • The Trump Administration Wants to Block H-1B Visa Spouses From Working in the U.S.
    Politics
    Time

    The Trump Administration Wants to Block H-1B Visa Spouses From Working in the U.S.

    A new Trump administration effort could prevent the spouses of highly skilled foreign workers from working legally in the U.S., according to a new statement from the Department of Homeland Security cited by CNN. The plan concerns the spouses of those foreign nationals who hold H-1B visas, which go to individuals with jobs that require a “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.” In February 2015, the Obama administration decreed that such spouses could legally find work while in the U.S. in an effort to “reduce the economic burdens and personal stresses” of immigrants. According to CNN, the Department of Homeland Security offered little context for its decision to reverse the Obama-era rule, citing only the new administration’s “America first” emphasis on immigration policy.

  • CSX shares tumble after CEO's medical leave
    Business
    Reuters

    CSX shares tumble after CEO's medical leave

    (Reuters) - CSX Corp's shares tumbled on Friday in premarket trading after the No. 3 U.S. railroad said Chief Executive Hunter Harrison was taking medical leave for unexpected complications from a recent unspecified illness. The leave comes amid

  • Roy Moore Won't Concede the Alabama Senate Race. But He Might Not Be Able to Afford a Recount
    Politics
    Fortune

    Roy Moore Won't Concede the Alabama Senate Race. But He Might Not Be Able to Afford a Recount

    As evidenced by a nearly five-minute video clip released Wednesday evening, Republican candidate Roy Moore is not planning on conceding the Alabama Senate race any time soon. As of right now, any recount would need to be financed by Moore or his campaign. Moore has 48 hours after the vote’s certification to request a recount, the office said.