The Harbaugh brothers will become the first siblings to square off from opposite sidelines when their teams play for the NFL championship Feb. 3 at the New Orleans Superdome. (Jan. 21)
In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s world, Melania Trump is listless, and a bit racist. In a new short story by the author of the 2013 novel Americanah, Adichie imagines an exchange between “Mrs. T” and her black Pilates instructor, Janelle. The story extends the world she created (paywall) last June, in a story told from the perspective of the first lady. The Nigerian-born writer published “Janelle Asked to the Bedroom” on T Magazine’s site (paywall) and in a series on Instagram Friday. In the story, told from Janelle’s perspective, the pilates instructor meets a despondent Mrs. T in her apartment bedroom. The two have a brief, uncomfortable exchange in which Mrs. T reveals, among other things, that
Texas police say they have found the body of a young child during the search for Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old girl who went missing from a Dallas suburb two weeks ago after being sent out of her home in the middle of the night as punishment. A child’s body was found on Oct. 22 in a culvert beneath a road in the suburb of Richardson, Texas. Sherin, who was adopted by Wesley Mathews and his wife Sini from an orphanage in India, was reported missing on Oct. 7 after her father made her stand outside their home at 3 a.m. as punishment for not drinking her milk, the Washington Post reports.
With Republicans'Â tax reform plan finally starting to take shape, it's a good idea to look into how your favorite tax breaks could change. While there are likely to be substantial changes to the tax reform plan before it potentially becomes law, it seems clear that many of today's itemized deductions will no longer exist. Unfortunately, it's not on the (very short) list of itemized deductions that the GOP plans to retain in tax reform.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appeared to take aim at President Donald Trump’s draft deferrals during the Vietnam War this week, following a series of public rebukes of the Trump administration. In an interview about the Vietnam War on C-SPAN3, American History TV, on Oct. 22, McCain criticized “high income” draftees who avoided military service while apparently alluding to the president’s own draft exemption — but he did not mention Trump by name. “One aspect of the [Vietnam] conflict by the way that I will never, ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” he said, naming the ailment under which Trump received medical deferrals.
Get ready for a 'tale of two markets,' says oil expect Tom Kloza 5:57 PM ET Thu, 19 Oct 2017 | 01:31 The United States has started doing something unprecedented when it comes to oil, and the impact is expected to grow into next year. Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service is alluding to the U.S. ramping up exports. It follows the 40-year ban that was lifted two years ago. "The highlight you need to watch for the next few months is going to be more record breaking exports of crude oil. Our view is that it's going to soften the price for Brent," the firm's global head of energy analysis said recently on CNBC's "Futures Now." According to Kloza, it's possible the U.S. will export 15 million
Last week, the company released the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes new security features and support for new augmented reality perks that will work with “mixed reality” headsets and other hardware gear from Dell, , and other hardware partners. The software update was announced October 17, the same day the company previewed its new Surface Book 2 laptop/tablet combo platter. Soon after that, users who had upgraded their operating system on their own machines started posting about missing apps on the Microsoft support page.
Your 50s are a pivotal time not just in your career, but on the road to retirement. By the time your 50s roll around, you'll have conceivably been working for a good 30 years, which means your earnings will likely have peaked.
Retailer Meijer said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people. Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there were no illnesses reported as of Sunday. The recall affects 35 products and includes vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus as well as party trays sold in Meijer-branded plastic or foam packaging in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin between Sept. 27 and Oct. 20, the company said on Saturday.
The outlook suggests Halliburton's current-quarter might not be as strong as its latest quarter, echoing warnings on Friday from its two bigger rivals, Schlumberger NV and Baker Hughes . Halliburton's shares fell about 1.5 percent. Schlumberger was down 1.5 percent, while Baker Hughes fell 4 percent.
Gretchen Carlson has come out swinging against her former network after a report that Fox News offered its former anchor Bill O’Reilly a contract renewal despite knowledge of sexual harassment allegations against him. “It’s horrifying to think that any company would dismiss an employee following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and then allow him back on the air a few months later,” Carlson said in a statement Saturday. The New York Times reported Saturday that in January, O’Reilly had reached a $32 million settlement with a network analyst who had alleged sexual harassment claims against the host, which reportedly included claims of a non-consensual sexual relationship.
Two significant insights into Republicans’ evolving tax-reform plan emerged Friday. First, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that an additional top income tax bracket would be proposed to make it easier to maintain high tax rates on the very highest-income Americans. Previous versions of the Republican plan had only three tax brackets, down from the current seven, though the additional fourth bracket was mentioned as a possibility.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is on a hot streak. INTC stock has already hit fresh 16-year highs. The stock appears set for a massive technical breakout, as shares are on the verge of topping the key $40 technical level. With the market as a whole moving
Under the new agreement announced in a joint statement on Monday, MHI will pursue increased efficiency in its production system and supply-chain through lean production methods, automation and other activities. MHI said last year Boeing was seeking a new round of lower prices and changes in payment terms as the U.S. manufacturer stepped up efforts to conserve cash. Delays in the 787 development and delivery, due in part to difficulties of managing a global supply chain, prompted Boeing to produce more of the upcoming 777X widebody, including the wings, at home despite MHI's attempts to keep the work in Japan.
Airbus's coup in buying a $6 billion Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can implement the deal. The European planemaker secured the deal for Bombardier's CSeries programme by pledging to throw its marketing might behind the loss-making jets, just as the Airbus sales machine reels from falling sales and internal and external corruption investigations. Chief Executive Tom Enders has urged staff to keep calm in the face of French reports describing payments to intermediaries and growing concern over fallout from the investigations.
Congress is hard at work trying to turn the Trump tax plan into legislation that can make it through both the House and the Senate, and with only a slim majority of Republican senators, party leaders have to be sensitive to the wishes of every single individual senator. With some Republicans still opposed to deficit-widening changes to the tax laws, lawmakers are looking closely at one of the most often-used tax breaks for American workers: the deduction for 401(k) contributions. Currently set at $18,000 in 2017, taxpayers would ordinarily have anticipated an inflation-linked increase in the maximum contribution they could make to their 401(k)s in 2018.
After spending years retreating and retrenching in the wake of the financial crisis, it seems clear that Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is changing gears. On the bank's latest earnings call, Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan rattled off a list of things the bank is doing to go on offense. Through the first nine months of 2017, Bank of America has spent $2.25 billion in technology-related investments.
It’s been a rough road for old-school hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturers ever since solid state drives (SSDs) emerged as a credible replacement for their clunkier and slower predecessors. If you love a good comeback story, WDC stock, now the leading HDD maker, fits the bill to a tee. When WDC purchased flash memory maker, SanDisk, in a $19 billion deal in 2016, not everybody was sure it was a very smart move.
The company delivered positive earnings surprise in three of the last four quarters and missed expectations in one. The average positive earnings surprise in the last four quarters is 7.99%. In the last reported quarter, Bristol-Myers came up with a positive surprise of 1.37%.
Celgene Corporation ( CELG) sent shock waves through the biotech sector on Friday after announcing that it would abandon Phase III research on GED-0301, a key drug application for the treatment of Crohn's Disease. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund ( IBB), which holds a 7.87% Celgene weighting, fell to a three-week low and into a test at the 50-day exponential moving average (EMA). Celgene shares broke out above the August 2008 high at $38.69 in January 2013 and took off in a powerful trend advance, posting a long series of new highs into the July 2015 top at $140.72.
Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East announced in an emotional YouTube video posted on Saturday that Johnson East had a miscarriage just two days after the couple found out they were pregnant. “Today’s video is a little bit sensitive,” Johnson East, 25, said at the beginning of the video. The video — titled “pregnancy + heartbreak” — documented the couple’s whirlwind 48-hours pregnancy experience: from the moment when Johnson East showed herself crying joyful tears after taking two pregnancy tests which came back positive, to the moment the couple learned they had a miscarriage.
General Electric Co. (GE) shares posted a swing back into the green Friday, Oct. 20, after tumbling as much as 6% in early trading following disappointing third-quarter results. But if history is any indicator, shares could continue to decline in price under the tenure of a new CEO. Friday's report was the first under new chairman and CEO, John Flannery. He took over for Jeff Immelt, who had been head of the company since 2001. Following Immelt's first quarterly report Oct. 11, 2001, GE stock rose 2.7% on the day earnings were released, according to Bloomberg data. But after that 2.7% increase that day, GE stock tumbled as much as 45% during the next 16 months, according to the data. From his
If you're a dividend investor, you'd probably consider an ideal dividend stock to be one that pays a higher-than-average yield, with the dividend likely to steadily grow over time, right? One such company worth your investment consideration is Realty Income (NYSE: O), which is organized as a real estate investment trust. REITs tend to have generous dividend yields -- Realty Income's yield is currently 4.6% -- because they're required to pay out at least 90% of their income as dividends in return for preferential tax treatment.
Let’s just say that not everyone is impressed with IBM stock’s earnings report last week. Much of the enthusiastic reaction likely has to do with IBM stock beginning to see traction for future sales growth.