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Inflight Entertainment Gets an Upgrade

You want better inflight entertainment services? Well, good news. Airlines and onboard system developers continue to increase attention and money to enhance your flight. WSJ's Andy Pasztor reports on two major players that are pursuing divergent strategies. Photo: Panasonic.

  • Marlins owners looking for cash infusion only months after closing $1.2B purchase
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    Marlins owners looking for cash infusion only months after closing $1.2B purchase

    The new Marlins ownership group, fronted by former Yankees captain Derek Jeter, is looking for a nine-figure infusion of cash less than two months after closing on the $1.2 billion deal to buy the team, FanRag Sports reported Wednesday, citing an emailed presentation it has obtained. According to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman, who cited two unidentified people who've seen related emails, the Marlins are hoping to raise $250 million from the added investors, although that figure isn't contained in the investor-teaser document.

  • 'This Is Not a Pleasant Story for Me.' Megyn Kelly Opens Up About Her Own Experience With Charlie Rose
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    Time

    'This Is Not a Pleasant Story for Me.' Megyn Kelly Opens Up About Her Own Experience With Charlie Rose

    Megyn Kelly shared her own story about Charlie Rose on her show Tuesday morning, a day after eight women came forward with allegations that the veteran broadcaster had been sexually inappropriate with them. “I have known Charlie for years,” she said on Megyn Kelly TODAY. CBS fired Rose, 75, on Tuesday afternoon after the Washington Post published its lengthy investigation into his alleged misconduct.

  • Millennials Might Love This Part of the GOP Tax Plan — But Their Parents Will Hate It
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    Money

    Millennials Might Love This Part of the GOP Tax Plan — But Their Parents Will Hate It

    If passed into law, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could cause markets to cool, housing values to dip—and, some real estate experts say, help millennials buy their first homes. “Everybody across the country is going to see a big decrease in the value of their homes,” says Evan Liddiard, senior policy representative for federal taxation at the National Association of Realtors. The version passed by the House of Representatives in mid-November places a $500,000 cap on the mortgage interest deduction, although it allows for the deduction of up to $10,000 in property tax.

  • 3 Stocks That Could Put NVIDIA's Returns to Shame
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    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks That Could Put NVIDIA's Returns to Shame

    Read on to see why our panelists would rather sideline NVIDIA to own Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE: OAK), and Impinj (NASDAQ: PI) right now. Jordan Wathen (Oaktree Capital Group): After getting off to a fast start for the year, shares of Oaktree Capital Group have come back down to earth. Oaktree Capital Group earns its money by managing other people's money, running funds that invest in everything from distressed debt to high-grade bonds.

  • Watch: The moment a North Korean soldier made his daring escape to South Korea
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    Quartz

    Watch: The moment a North Korean soldier made his daring escape to South Korea

    A North Korean made a life-threatening—but eventually successful—escape into South Korea on Nov. 13. The soldier regained consciousness in a hospital yesterday (Nov. 21). The United Nations Command in South Korea yesterday (Nov. 21) released footage of the soldier’s defection into South Korea from the truce village of Panmunjom in the Joint Security Area (JSA), where he was stationed. The soldier was shot at about 40 times during his escape, and hit at least five times. He was rushed to hospital in Suwon, South Korea, and was treated by a top trauma specialist. The video shows the soldier driving a vehicle to the JSA, where he then gets out and runs across the Military Demarcation Line (MDL),

  • Mazor Robotics Might Need to Worry About This Potential Rival the Most (Hint: It's Not Intuitive Surgical)
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    Motley Fool

    Mazor Robotics Might Need to Worry About This Potential Rival the Most (Hint: It's Not Intuitive Surgical)

    When it comes to the use of robots in spine surgery, Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ: MZOR) clearly has the early-mover advantage. No, robotic surgical systems giant Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) hasn't yet entered the spine market. Instead, Mazor's biggest threat could come from a smaller new rival -- Globus Medical (NYSE: GMED).

  • The 15 Best Black Friday Tech Deals at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target
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    Fortune

    The 15 Best Black Friday Tech Deals at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target

    When Black Friday kicks off later this week, the number of solid tech deals might surprise you. Retailers both big and small are offering a variety of tech deals on everything from televisions and video games to smart home devices and 3D printers. Realizing that, Fortune has compiled the following guide to some of the best tech deals offered at three prominent retailers: Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

  • Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss
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    Time

    Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

    Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth. Two of the balloons ruptured in Powell’s stomach a short time later and he died of methamphetamine toxicity, prosecutors have said. U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez said Blair’s actions were part of a scheme devised by Powell and others to get drugs inside the prison.

  • How Eliminating Net Neutrality Will Change Your Experience on the Internet
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    Fortune

    How Eliminating Net Neutrality Will Change Your Experience on the Internet

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Tuesday that it plans to dismantle net neutrality regulations on internet providers, in one of several attempted reversals of the Obama-era policy. FCC chief Ajit Pai, who previously worked for Communications before President Donald Trump appointed him to his role in January, said that the commission will vote to rescind the open internet rules on Dec. 14. “Today, I’m proposing to repeal the heavy-handed Internet regulations imposed by the Obama Administration and to return to the light-touch framework under which the Internet developed and thrived before 2015,” Pai wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

  • Why does the IRS’ Lois Lerner want her testimony sealed? Mark Meckler weighs in.
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    Fox Business Videos

    Why does the IRS’ Lois Lerner want her testimony sealed? Mark Meckler weighs in.

    Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler explains why former IRS official Lois Lerner asked a federal court to keep her testimony regarding the Tea Party targeting case sealed forever.

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    TheStreet.com

    Crude Reality: There's a Reason Exxon and Other Oil Stocks Are Underperforming

    If the price of crude oil is rising, does that mean it's time to buy energy stocks? According to the Energy Information Administration, U.S. producers cranked out 9.62 million barrels per day in the week ending November 3. Meanwhile, the breakout in crude oil hasn't translated to higher prices for oil stocks.

  • Boeing: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
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    barrons.com

    Boeing: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

    Earlier this month, Boeing's (BA) market cap overtook General Electric's (GE) knocking the conglomerate from the top of the industrials  sector for the first time in decades. It's been a tumultuous year for GE for sure, with the stock down more than 40% year to date, following poor earnings and its dividend cut and leaving investors wondering what to do now. Yet Boeing has been on just the opposite track, climbing more than 71% this year on healthy orders and upbeat earnings. And Boeing looks on track to close out the year with strength. Jefferies' Sheila Kahyaoglu reiterated a Buy rating on the stock today and raised her price target by $12 to $312, writing that she's confident that Boeing can

  • Forget FANG. These four tech stocks are outperforming this year, adding $600 billion in market cap
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    CNBC

    Forget FANG. These four tech stocks are outperforming this year, adding $600 billion in market cap

    The so-called FANG stocks – Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) , Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) , Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Google-parent Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) – are surging this year, up a respective 58, 52, 58 and 32 percent and adding a combined $600 billion in market cap. Despite the monster gains, another group of tech stocks is still outperforming. On a price return basis, Chinese internet stocks Sina (NASDAQ: SINA) , Tencent (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: 700-HK) , Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) are trouncing their U.S.-based rivals.

  • Broadcom considers raising offer for Qualcom
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    Broadcom considers raising offer for Qualcom

    CNBC's Leslie Picker discusses the latest bid from Broadcom, which includes a counter offering more stock in the deal.

  • What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases
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    Time

    What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases

    Since July, the U.S. government has made public more than 30,000 files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as required by a deadline set by a 1992 law. Yet on Wednesday, the anniversary of that infamous day in Dallas 54 years ago, experts were no closer than before to answering some lingering questions about exactly why Lee Harvey Oswald would have wanted to murder the President. Experts told TIME a year ago that the new records released this year were unlikely to revolutionize how the assassination is seen. “Each one I examined just further convinced me that this is a 10-million-piece jigsaw puzzle that we’re never going to solve,” Alice L. George, a historian who’s written about the Cuban Missile Crisis and the JFK assassination’s effect on Americans, told TIME in an email.

  • Walmart CEO explains what the retail worker of the future will look like
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    Yahoo Finance

    Walmart CEO explains what the retail worker of the future will look like

    The Walmart (WMT) employee of the future will be focused more on customer service and much less on tasks like searching for a product in the stock room, according to CEO Doug McMillon. “There are things about retail that are not enjoyable,” McMillon said at an event on Tuesday hosted by the Economic Club of New York. Walmart employee restocks a shelf in the grocery section of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Troy, Ohio.

  • 5 Blue-Chip Stocks to Sell for December 
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    InvestorPlace

    5 Blue-Chip Stocks to Sell for December 

    The company will next report results on Jan. 23. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.72 per share on revenues of $20.1 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 17, earnings of $1.90 per share beat estimates by 10 cents on a 10.3% rise in revenues.

  • NYSE Dividend Stock Picks
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    Simply Wall St.

    NYSE Dividend Stock Picks

    Dividend stocks such as Chevron and Coca-Cola can help diversify the constant stream of cash flows from your portfolio. Dividends play a key role in compounding returns over time and can form a large part of our portfolio return. Here are other similar dividend stocks that could be valuable additions to your current holdings.

  • To charge your iPhone X as quickly as possible, you need to spend another $94
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    Quartz

    To charge your iPhone X as quickly as possible, you need to spend another $94

    Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone X, has drawn criticism for costing as much as a 1996 Honda Accord, but it turns out that one of its features isn’t even available out of the box. The iPhone X (and iPhone 8s) support quick charging, which allows the phones to charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes, according to Apple. As Gizmodo points out in its great investigation into all of the various charging cables and plugs Apple offers, to actually get the quickest charging, you need to buy a 61-Watt adapter plug and a USB-C to Lightning cable.

  • Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid - sources
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    Reuters

    Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid - sources

    While the timing of the new offer is uncertain, Broadcom's bid preparations indicate that it is planning to apply pressure on Qualcomm to engage in negotiations by offering more to its shareholders, in addition to threatening to replace its board of directors. Broadcom's Chief Executive Hock Tan has stated he is open to launching a takeover battle and sources have previously said the company is preparing to submit a slate of directors by Qualcomm's Dec. 8 nomination deadline.

  • 36 Women From Saturday Night Live Sign Letter of Support for Sen. Al Franken
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    Time

    36 Women From Saturday Night Live Sign Letter of Support for Sen. Al Franken

    On Tuesday, 36 women who worked on Saturday Night Live came out to defend Minnesota Sen. Al Franken in a signed letter of solidarity for the show’s one-time cast member and current Democratic politician. Franken has recently come under fire with allegations of sexual misconduct, from radio anchor Leeann Tweeden and Lindsay Menz. In their letter, the SNL staffers — who had all worked alongside Franken at some point during his tenure on the comedy show — say that they “feel compelled to stand up” for Franken.

  • Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation
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    Associated Press

    Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

    State-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. The move followed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to add Pyongyang to a list of governments that support terrorism but there was no indication that prompted Air China's decision. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said he had no information.

  • Here's What Medicare Part B Costs and Covers in 2018
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    Motley Fool

    Here's What Medicare Part B Costs and Covers in 2018

    Paying for healthcare is a challenge for retirees, and although Medicare provides a lot of help, the alphabet soup of Medicare coverage can take some effort to figure out. Medicare Part B is a crucial component of how retirees get the everyday healthcare that they need. To answer some of the questions that older Americans frequently have about the program, here are some of the key provisions of Medicare Part B and how you can use it to cover the expenses of doctor visits and other outpatient treatment needs.

  • Bank of America sees end of bull market coming in 2018: Here's how it will happen
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    CNBC

    Bank of America sees end of bull market coming in 2018: Here's how it will happen

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees a scary good news-bad news scenario unfolding in 2018: A solid push higher in the first half followed by all sorts of potential trouble after. The S&P 500 would peak out around 2,863 in the scenario, or about 11 percent

  • With Tax Bill Votes Dwindling, President Trump Voices Support for Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race
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    Fortune

    With Tax Bill Votes Dwindling, President Trump Voices Support for Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

    With votes for the GOP tax bill getting harder to whip, Donald Trump has voiced support for Roy Moore in the race for Alabama’s Senate seat, defending the Republican candidate against charges of sexual misconduct. Previously the president said it should be up to Alabama voters to decide their election between Democratic candidate Doug Jones and Moore, the Republican candidate who has been alleged to have had or pursued relationships with underage women when he was in his 30s, according to The Washington Post. Stopping short of a full-throated endorsement of Moore—Trump did endorse Moore’s opponent Luther Strange in the Republican primaries—the president said he’d reveal more information about campaigning with the candidate next week.