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Here are 3 small steps to grow savings of thousands of dollars in a 401(k)

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:46

Most people don't amass big savings overnight. Start small in a 401(k) and keep building with bonuses, remembering the power of dollar-cost averaging.


Alabama man awarded $151M in Ford Explorer rollover lawsuit

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:36

Jury finds company failed to meet safety guidelines and destroyed testing data.


Israel's first lunar mission to launch this week

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:33

Israel is to launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA, organisers said Monday. The 585-kilogram (1,290-pound) Beresheet (Genesis) spacecraft is to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at around 0145 GMT on Friday. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and technology NGO SpaceIL announced the date at a press conference.


No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:31

During a White House news conference on Friday, Trump said the Japanese premier had given him "the most beautiful copy" of a five-page nomination letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Regardless, Trump has already been nominated by two Norwegian lawmakers. "We have nominated him of course for the positive developments on the Korean Peninsula," Per-Willy Amundsen, who was Justice Minister in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet in 2016-2018, told Reuters.


Belgian Jewish museum trial interrupted as juror questioned

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:08

The trial of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at the Jewish museum of Belgium was briefly interrupted on Monday as police were summoned to question a juror. "We cannot start the closing arguments under these conditions," judge Laurence Massart said, after recusing the juror for having communicated with outside parties. "This is probably a person in search of attention," said Sebastien Courtoy, the lawyer for the accused Mehdi Nemmouche, referring to the juror's work colleague.


GMC Acadia souped up with new engine, trim, and tech

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:53

GMC has unveiled the refreshed Acadia for the 2020 model year complete with a new trim, a fresh look, and the latest GMC infotainment system. GMC announced on Monday that the Acadia has gotten its midcycle refresh, and now, the lineup looks more like a group of Sierra pickups from the front than mid-size SUVs. In addition to its new exterior styling, the Acadia has a new powertrain option and an assortment of new technologies including an enhanced infotainment system and heads-up display.


Seven MPs Resign from Labour Party

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:42

Seven members of British Parliament -- Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, and Ann Coffey -- resigned from the Labour party Monday over concerns about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, forming their own contingent, the Independent Group.Berger, Labour's most high-profile Jewish member, called the party “institutionally anti-Semitic” and accused it of “a culture of bullying, bigotry and, intimidation," saying she is now "embarrassed and ashamed" to be a member.Leslie said the party has been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left.”In a statement, the group charged that Labour, "once committed to pursue a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect," has "changed beyond recognition," and lamented that, "Today, visceral hatreds of other people, views and opinions are common-place in and around" the party.Besides the party's struggles with anti-Semitism, the seven lawmakers cited Corbyn's weak handling of Brexit, policies damaging to Britain's national security and economy, and lack of action on humanitarian distress."The values we hold mean that, in all conscience, we can have no confidence in the party’s collective leadership, competence or culture," the group's statement said. It stressed that more power should be delegated to local governments who have their finger on the pulse of their communities' needs. It also said that economic advancement should occur on the basis of merit, asserting that "everybody can and should make a contribution to society and that contribution should be recognized."Corbyn said he was "disappointed" in the members' decision.“The Conservative Government is bungling Brexit,” Corbyn said, “while Labour has set out a unifying and credible alternative plan.”


Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:30

Donald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.


Will Procter & Gamble stock split again soon?

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:44

Since 1970, P&G stock has usually traded for several weeks or a few months above $100 before shares split.


French court okays screening of film on priest's abuse of boy scouts

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:29

A French court Monday approved cinema screenings of an award-winning director's new film about the real-life story of a priest accused of sexually abusing boy scouts, even though the case has yet to come to trial. The 73-year-old priest, Bernard Preynat, had argued that a public release of the film, "By the Grace of God", could prejudice his case. The film by screenwriter and director Francois Ozon won the jury prize at the Berlin film festival this weekend.


Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:29

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to the crisis and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders, officials said Monday.


Gisele Bundchen flaunts bikini bod, Tom Brady during family vacation

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:17

Gisele Bundchen flaunts bikini bod and husband Tom Brady during a family vacation to Costa Rica.


Polish NGO leaves to deliver sex abuse report to Pope

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:50

Representatives of a Polish NGO helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests left Warsaw early on Monday hoping to deliver a report to Pope Francis in the Vatican about Polish bishops neglecting pedophilia cases. The "Have No Fear" organization, led by a former victim Marek Lisinski, hopes that the report, which accuses some bishops in devoutly Catholic Poland of failing to report crimes, will trigger resignations from top positions in the Church.


7 Lawmakers Quit U.K.'s Labour Party Over Brexit and Anti-Semitism

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:41

Seven U.K. lawmakers resigned in an act of protest against the party’s Brexit policy and persistent allegations of anti-Semitism.


Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist’ Holocaust Comments

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:37

Morawiecki canceled sending a delegation to Jerusalem, where he was slated to meet his counterparts from the Visegrad Group of eastern European nations Monday, after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was reported as saying last week that the Polish nation cooperated with Nazi occupiers during World War II. While Israel clarified that Netanyahu had been talking about “individuals, and not the whole nation” collaborating with the Nazis, the comments drew swift reaction from the government in Warsaw, which has passed laws criminalizing the act of blaming Poland or its people for wartime crimes committed against Jews and other minorities.


Apple’s best analyst just gave his 2019 predictions and suddenly I’m super hopeful for the future

Macworld - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:21

Just when you though 2019 was going to be all about Services, spot-on analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has predictions about Apple’s hardware plans—and they are big. As reported by 9to5Mac, new iPhones, Macs, iPads, and even the iPad touch are reportedly due for a refresh before the year’s up, and we might even finally be able to buy an AirPower.

And it’s not just updates, Kuo also predicts Apple will be releasing some brand new products along the way, including some tantalizing new Macs. According to the report, Apple is planning a downright blitz in 2019, and it’s hard to not get exciting at what could be in store.

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Trump Receives Report on U.S. Security Threat of Car Imports

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:11

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has submitted his recommendations to Trump, the department said in a statement on Sunday in Washington, without offering any insights into the findings. Trump has 90 days to decide whether to act on the findings. Trump has threatened levies of as much as 25 percent on foreign-made vehicles.


EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

Top Stories - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 06:29

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria received a mixed reaction Monday, as nations voiced concerns about how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial.


Laser Egg 2+ review: This all-in-one air quality monitor tracks a pair of indoor pollutants

Macworld - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 06:00
With PM2.5 and TVOC monitoring plus weather readings, this device could help you breathe easier.

Lazer Egg 2+ review: This all-in-one air quality monitor tracks a pair of indoor pollutants

Macworld - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 06:00
With PM2.5 and TVOC monitoring plus weather readings, this device could help you breathe easier.

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