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Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead in Tennessee
Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four people were killed and several others were wounded in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, authorities said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Dep...

Killing an ObamaCare Alternative
Killing an ObamaCare Alternative

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto By The Editorial Board April 22, 2018 5:23 p.m. ET 9 COMMENTS The Trump Administration has been looking for lifeboats for Americans trapped in ObamaCare exchanges, and ...

Cuba Gets a Castro Convertible
Cuba Gets a Castro Convertible

Miguel Diáz-Canel, left, and former President Raúl Castro, raise their arms after Mr. Diáz-Canel was elected as the island nation’s new president, at the National Assembly i...

How to Stop Vladimir Putin's Mafia
How to Stop Vladimir Putin's Mafia

By Mikhail Khodorkovsky April 22, 2018 2:19 p.m. ET 76 COMMENTS After Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, I predicted that Russia’s stance toward the U.S. would become more antagonistic. Vladi...

Unappointed 'Judges' Shouldn't Be Trying Cases
Unappointed 'Judges' Shouldn't Be Trying Cases

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman April 22, 2018 2:18 p.m. ET 5 COMMENTS President...

Making a Federal Case Out of Eye Drop Dribble?
Making a Federal Case Out of Eye Drop Dribble?

Eye drop users everywhere have had it happen. Tilt your head back, drip a drop in your eye, and part of that drop always seems to dribble down your cheek. But, what most people see as an annoyance, so...

Why Iran Doesn’t Attack
Why Iran Doesn’t Attack

For more than a year, Iran has been building permanent military bases in Syria close to the Israeli border. Since the first reports of this activity were published in November 2017, Israel has made it...

Trump, Ryan, and the American Character
Trump, Ryan, and the American Character

After Paul Ryan announced he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall, I had an interesting conversation online with an old friend I hadn’t talked to in more than a decade. My prodigal partner ...

Economy & Finance

Iran Officially Switches From Dollar To Euro
Iran Officially Switches From Dollar To Euro

Just two weeks after “panic” hit the streets of Tehran as the Iranian government attempted to ‘fix’ the freefall of the Rial against the USDollar… Middle East Monitor rep...

“Our Hands Are On The Trigger”: Iran Threatens To “Annihilate” Israel
“Our Hands Are On The Trigger”: Iran Threatens To “Annihilate” Israel

The head of Iran’s military, Abdolrahim Mousavi, said that the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) – another branch of the Iranian military, will “move hand i...

Starbucks, I Take My Coffee Black
Starbucks, I Take My Coffee Black

The sign for a Starbucks Coffee shop is seen in New York on April 17, 2018, following the company’s announcement that they will close more than 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct ‘racial...

Ignore GE. It Was Apple, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Boeing And Caterpillar That Moved The Dow on Friday
Ignore GE. It Was Apple, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Boeing And Caterpillar That Moved The Dow on Friday

Tweet This Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or Dow 30, is a price-weighted average of 30 stocks vs. most other Indexes that...

Trade Talks or Inflation — What is Really Behind the US Dollar Decline?
Trade Talks or Inflation — What is Really Behind the US Dollar Decline?

Shutterstock There has been a lot of talk about the declining dollar with many speculating that it is being influenced by inflationary pressures, trade negotiations with China and excessive deficit sp...

New Study Misrepresents The Gender Wealth Gap
New Study Misrepresents The Gender Wealth Gap

Shutterstock Far from going beyond the bottom line, the report barely touches the surface of women, wealth, and what can (and has been) done to protect the roles that caregivers – most often, bu...

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2018?

The IRA contribution limit is $5,500. If you are age 50 or over, you can contribute an extra $1,000 as a catch-up contribution, for a total of $6,500. The maximum amount retirement savers can contribu...

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2018?

The Roth IRA contribution limit is $5,500. If you are 50 or older, you can save $6,500 including a $1,000 catch-up contribution. Income limits apply. The maximum amount retirement savers can contribut...

Technology

Report: Facebook doesn't curb hate speech in developing countries
Report: Facebook doesn't curb hate speech in developing countries

A new report outlines the fatal effects of Facebook’s newsfeed in developing countries where misinformation and hate speech allegedly fuel real-world attacks — and the Silicon Valley titan...

Bloomberg gives $4.5M to help U.S. keep Paris climate accord commitment
Bloomberg gives $4.5M to help U.S. keep Paris climate accord commitment

Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg says he has a responsibility to help the environment as the Trump administration has backed down from its role in the Paris climate agre...

Who is Aleksandr Kogan?
Who is Aleksandr Kogan?

Aleksandr Kogan — who spoke to “60 Minutes” in an interview airing Sunday — is the app developer at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal. The social media giant announced ...

Who shot the dodo? Technology reveals famous bird's violent end
Who shot the dodo? Technology reveals famous bird's violent end

What killed the famous Oxford Dodo? Researchers believed the famous Oxford Dodo was kept in a 17th century London townhouse but research analysis points to a very different and violent story. Experts ...

In time for Earth Day, Apple unveils 'Daisy,' its second iPhone-disassembling robot

Ahead of Earth Day on Sunday, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” its second iPhone-disassembling robot two years after introducing the world to its “Liam” device. Daisy can take apart...

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