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A grieving military father says Trump offered him $25,000 after his son was killed and didn't follow through

A grieving military father told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump offered him $25,000 after his son was killed, but said the president didn't follow through.

TOP STRATEGIST: Bitcoin will soar to $25,000 in 5 years

In the first episode of "the bit," FundStrat Global Advisor co-founder Tom Lee explains different methodologies for valuing bitcoin. Lee shares his short-term and long-term bitcoin price targets based on these valuation methods. Following…

Facebook and Google's political advertising problem goes beyond fake Russian accounts (GOOG, FB)

As the story of ad abuse on Facebook, Google, and Twitter during the US 2016 election has unfolded, there's been one common theme: Russian bots, fake accounts, and other shadowy actors took advantage of automated online advertising…

If Trump is doing so horribly, why is the stock market doing so well?

The stock market doesn't revolve around Donald Trump, regardless of what the president tries to claim.

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A massive deal in the cannabis industry just imploded after a CEO was fired

CannaRegs is pulling out of a deal with MassRoots after MassRoots' CEO was abruptly fired by the company's board on Tuesday, CannaRegs CEO Amanda Ostrowitz told Business Insider on Wednesday afternoon.


American Express' CEO is stepping down (AXP)

Kenneth Chenault, the chairman and CEO of American Express, is stepping down after 37 years at the company, it announced in a press release on Wednesday.

Trump's Obamacare changes are already causing chaos in the healthcare system

President Donald Trump's decision to end key Obamacare payments is already reverberating throughout the health insurance market.


Jeff Sessions has an awkward exchange with a Democratic senator after being asked if the special counsel interviewed him

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had an awkward exchange with Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday after Leahy asked whether Sessions had been interviewed by Robert Mueller, the…

Tens of millions of Americans are being left out of the economic recovery — and it's easier than ever to see who they are

A new online interactive tool helps Americans visualize just how economically divided the nation has become — and it's not a pretty picture.

Financial networks and businesses are distancing themselves from Marc Faber after racist investor letter

Businesses and financial networks on Tuesday began distancing themselves from the investor and markets commentator Marc Faber because of an investor letter in which he wrote "thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks."


Trump says congresswoman 'fabricated' her account of his comments to a soldier's widow — but that soldier's mom says otherwise

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he had proof that a Democratic congresswoman "fabricated" her account of a call he made Tuesday to the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney alleges abuse by team doctor in shocking open letter about speaking out

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney alleged on Wednesday that former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused her.

The founders of the firm behind the Trump Russia dossier appeared before the House Intel Committee and refused to testify

The founders of the opposition-research firm that produced the dossier alleging ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia met behind closed doors with House Intel Committee staff on Wednesday and asserted their…


The unarmed security guard hailed as a hero after Las Vegas shooting appears on 'Ellen' after mysteriously vanishing

Jesus Campos, the security guard injured in the Las Vegas shooting who was lauded by authorities as an "absolute hero" for his efforts assisting police officers, appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday after disappearing for days.

These 10 cities have the best chance of getting Amazon's $5 billion headquarters, according to the data

It seems that every local official across the US and Canada is trying to lure Amazon to his or her city or town.

How to get the most money and perks if you get bumped from a flight

Scott Keyes of Scott's Cheap Flights loves getting bumped on a flight because it puts him in a great spot for negotiating a deal. Here he explains how to get the most out of getting bumped. Following is a transcript of the video.

Kohl's says it's not trying to get acquired by Amazon — but traders are preparing just in case

Kohl's is trying a novel approach to fending off the Amazon-led retail apocalypse: play nice with the enemy.


Trump says congresswoman 'totally fabricated' story that he told a soldier's widow 'he knew what he signed up for'

President Donald Trump has denied Rep. Frederica Wilson's claim that he told the wife of a slain soldier that her husband "knew what he signed up for."


Xi Jinping declares China's intent to be a 'leading power' by 2050

China will be a leading nation in terms of national power and global impact by 2050, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Communist Party officials in a major address in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi announced a two-stage plan to become a “great…


China's national congress is getting underway — here's what you need to know

Drones have been banned, clubs closed, and pollution has been cut to deliver perfectly blue skies in time for China’s 19th National Congress of the Communist Party in Beijing this week.

Wednesday, Oct 18

'Our task was to set Americans against their own government': New details emerge about Russia's trolling operation

Recently revealed details about how an infamous Russian "troll farm" operated and its role in Russia's disinformation campaign shed new light on Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential race.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Key senators just reached a deal to save the Obamacare payments Trump just killed

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander told reporters on Tuesday that he and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray had reached a deal that would formally appropriate the cost-sharing-reduction payments introduced by the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare…

Review: The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the best Android phones you can buy

Google's Pixel 2 is the second generation of the company's flagship phone. Starting at $649, the phone is very similar to its predecessor, the original Pixel. The two phones have similar designs and specs.

Airbus may have just torpedoed Boeing's grand plan to kill off a major competitor (BA)

On Monday, Airbus and Bombardier announced that the two airplane makers will join forces on the next generation C Series airliner.

New memo suggests Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting was acting 'as an agent' of the Kremlin

The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law, and campaign chairman last June at Trump Tower brought a memo with her to that meeting that contained many of the same talking points as one written by the Russian…

Monday, Oct 16

Netflix blows past subscriber growth targets, and hits an all-time high (NFLX)

Netflix crushed its Q3 subscriber growth targets, blowing past them on both the domestic and international fronts by adding 5.3 million total.

Scientists discovered people who are highly-intelligent have 52 genes in common

If you aced your SATs, you can thank at least a few of your genes. Scientist analyzed the DNA of 78,308 people. They discovered a link between intelligence and 52 specific genes.

Bets on a 'dangerous' trade that reminds experts of the 1987 market crash just broke a record

YouTube / Nightly Business Report; Investors just can't resist making a quick buck on the motionless stock market.

Colin Kaepernick accuses NFL owners of collusion in grievance

Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance accusing NFL owners of collusion, his attorney confirmed on Sunday.

Sunday, Oct 15

At least 276 dead from powerful bomb blast in Somalia's capital in deadliest single attack ever

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in…

Trump officials carefully thread the needle on explaining why the US is disavowing the Iran deal

The top foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump's administration carefully attempted to thread the needle on Trump's decision not to certify the Iranian nuclear deal.

Steve Bannon is orchestrating a 'bloody civil war' in the GOP in 2018

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and top White House strategist, is on a mission to blow up the Republican Party.

A flawed argument used by Warren Buffett could be setting stocks up for 'one of the worst disasters in history'

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made a lot of people feel better about historically stretched stock prices earlier this month.

Saturday, Oct 14

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to 'immediately expel' Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Saturday to oust Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who has faced dozens of accusations in recent days of sexual harassment and rape.

Trump just ignited a battle within the Republican Party about whether to save Obamacare

President Donald Trump continued a battle to undermine Obamacare on Thursday, when his administration announced it would cease paying the cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments under the Affordable Care Act. And in doing so, he created…

Facebook and the rest of Big Tech are now Big Media, and it's time we start treating them that way

Sheryl Sandberg and her peers in Silicon Valley may not want to admit this, but Big Tech has become Big Media.

Trump celebrates healthcare stocks tanking after executive order ending key Obamacare subsidies

President Donald Trump celebrated his most recent executive order on Twitter Saturday, saying that he is "very proud" of his decision to end the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing-reduction payments, a move send healthcare costs soaring…