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Trump says Roy Moore lost because 'the deck was stacked against him'

President Donald Trump reflected on the Republican party's upset in Alabama's Senate race by saying Roy Moore had worked hard, but ultimately the deck was stacked against him.

BlackRock's $1.7 trillion bond chief says the market's biggest fear is overblown

As recently as two months ago, uncertainty around the Federal Reserve was among the market's biggest fears.

What it takes to launch a hedge fund right now, according to the Wall Street pros who know

A handful of hedge fund launches each year grab headlines – usually those expected to raise billions, like one from billionaire Steve Cohen and another from Millennium's ex- bond chief, Michael Gelband.

Tillerson's new North Korea strategy praised by China and Russia — but undermined by Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out a new US strategy towards North Korea on Tuesday, which was met with cheers in Russia and China, but was vaguely squashed by the White House on the same day.

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10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA)

The Federal Reserve meets. The US central bank is widely expected to raise its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1.25% to 1.50% at the conclusion of Wednesday's meeting.

One of the most in-form strikers in European football nailed a must-see Beckham-style goal from 40 yards

AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao scored a David Beckham-style goal from 40 yards in a French league cup match against CAEN on Tuesday.

The ghosts of the financial crisis are haunting investors 9 years later

The market crash of 2008 was the worst anyone could remember. Now, nearly nine years and a 300% stock market rebound later, stock investors are still grappling with the ghosts of the financial crisis, even as the bull market rages on.


Republicans will have only a one-seat majority in the Senate after Doug Jones' surprise victory in Alabama — here's what that means for 2018

Doug Jones' surprise victory in the Alabama special election on Tuesday night will shrink the Republican Party's US Senate majority to just one seat, shaking up the potential for 2018.


Republicans blame Steve Bannon for Roy Moore's shocking loss in Alabama

Many Republicans slammed the political strategist Steve Bannon for throwing his weight behind the former judge Roy Moore, who lost in Tuesday's special election in a massive upset that delivered Alabama's first Democratic-controlled Senate…


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones as next US senator in upset special election

Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones as the state's next US senator on Tuesday in one of the most scandal-plagued political contests in recent memory.


Bitcoin bears are being unleashed onto the cryptocurrency's futures market

One of the largest brokerages is set to allow its clients to short bitcoin, giving folks bearish on the coin a way to bet against it.


Apple's Shazam deal is a sneak attack to hit Spotify where it hurts (AAPL, GOOG)

Apple has yet to reveal its plans for Shazam, the popular music recognition app it acquired for $400 million on Monday.


All eyes on Alabama: What to watch for tonight in Alabama's Senate special election

All eyes are on Alabama today as voters went to the polls to elect the nation's next US senator.


The brutal reviews for the GOP tax bill are piling up

It's becoming clearer and clearer that Americans do not like the Republican tax bill that is making its way through Congress and could become law by Christmas.


Alabama Democrat Doug Jones projected to win Senate special election in major upset

Alabama voters have elected Doug Jones to the US Senate in a massive special election upset on Tuesday night. Jones will become the first Democratic senator elected in Alabama in more than two decades.


Elon Musk is selling hats to raise money for his tunneling company — and he's already made $700,000

Elon Musk said on Dec. 3 that only 50,000 hats bearing the name of the Boring Company will be produced. On Tuesday, Musk indicated that 35,000 hats have been sold so far, which amounts to $700,000.


Roy Moore's controversial legal history could prevent him from becoming an influential member of the Senate

WASHINGTON — Roy Moore's long and controversial legal career might end up being one of the many factors that prevent him from serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the event he wins Alabama's special election on Tuesday.


The New York bombing suspect wrote 'Trump, you failed to protect your nation' on Facebook right before the attack, feds say

Akayed Ullah, the man accused of detonating a makeshift bomb in a busy underground passageway in New York City on Monday, faces federal charges of supporting a terrorist organization and using a weapon of mass destruction, prosecutors…


Facebook responds to former exec who feels 'tremendous guilt' for what he helped make

A Facebook spokesperson has responded to recent critical comments from former executive Chamath Palihapitiya, saying Facebook "was a very different company" during the period he worked there.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65

“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m."

Tuesday, Dec 12

How to work with a narcissistic boss

Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals two effective ways to handle a narcissistic boss. The following is a transcript of the video.

Roy Moore supporters make a final push for votes in a grueling Alabama special election

Voters in Alabama on Tuesday are poised to decide a special election that has garnered international attention since accusations of sexual misconduct have allowed a Democrat to contend for a US Senate seat in a staunchly red state.

Over 1 million children and pregnant women are on the brink of losing health insurance — and Congress hasn't done anything about it

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel brought his newborn son on stage Monday night to make an emotional plea for Congress to restore funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has provided healthcare to millions of Americans…

A $200 billion quant fund says one of the biggest concerns about how companies will spend their tax savings is overblown

To hear detractors of Republicans' tax bill tell it, the plan as written wouldn't actually boost economic activity. These skeptics think corporations will simply use the excess capital from tax cuts to buy back their own shares.

Monday, Dec 11

World leaders think Trump's tax overhaul is dangerous, and they're getting ready to fight back

World leaders are preparing to confront the Republican tax bill, anticipating that some of its policy adjustments could harm their economies.

An underwater volcano has made a mysterious new island in the South Pacific — and NASA satellites captured the amazing process

Hawaii isn't the only series of islands formed from underwater volcanic eruptions. In 2014, a massive eruption formed the new island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai. But there's something about this island that has scientists stumped.…

'He held onto my hand, and he kept kissing me': 3 women accusing Trump of sexual harassment speak out in harrowing interview

The White House lashed out Monday at the women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment after three of them recounted their accusations during a television interview.

New York bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Brooklyn resident from Bangladesh

The police identified the suspect in Monday morning's New York City bombing as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Brooklyn resident from Bangladesh.

Sunday, Dec 10

These are the $800 knives that celebrity chefs like Massimo Bottura swear by

Chelsea Miller started making custom knives in 2011 and has grown her client list to include some of the top chefs in the world. Business Insider visited her Brooklyn studio to learn how she does it. Following is a transcript of video.

Here’s what bitcoin futures could mean for the price of bitcoin

Grey Dwyer, BitMEX head of business development, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about how futures contracts are going to impact the bitcoin community. Following is a transcript of the video.

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

Just when you thought you finally got your head around bitcoin, along comes a new bitcoin-linked financial product: bitcoin futures.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield discusses Microsoft, the booming Nordics, and what's next for his $5 billion company (MSFT)

Slack – the fastest-ever startup to reach a $2 billion (£1.5 billion) price tag – now employs 800 people from Tokyo to Dublin. Overseas markets have surpassed the US in terms of usage and revenues are in the hundreds of millions. IBM and…

Saturday, Dec 9

'He was thrown to the wolves': Former FBI agents defend ousted Mueller investigator as Trump attacks 'rigged' DOJ

Attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators escalated sharply last week, culminating in a partisan haranguing of the FBI director on Thursday over the perceived missteps of his predecessor.

Trump lashes out at 'fake news' CNN for its 'vicious and purposeful mistake' in WikiLeaks report

President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter early Saturday morning that CNN should fire those responsible for the network's botched report about hacked Wikileaks documents.

A Tesla-SpaceX merger would be the deal of the decade (TSLA)

Last year, Tesla merged with struggling SolarCity, making Elon Musk CEO of both companies. The tie-up hasn't hurt Tesla in 2017 as the company's stock has surged above $300 per share and the combined enterprise hit a market capitalization…

New court filings show Manafort made substantial edits to Ukraine op-ed he denied ghost-writing

New court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office and unsealed on Friday show that Paul Manafort made extensive edits to an op-ed written by a pro-Russia Ukrainian operative that painted a flattering picture of Manafort…

Friday, Dec 8

Freedom Caucus congressman resigns immediately amid reports that he offered a staffer $5 million to bear his child

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigned on Friday amid allegations that he offered a former staffer $5 million to bear his child.

A reporter who met with the former spy behind the Trump-Russia dossier explains why it’s not ‘fake news’

Luke Harding, journalist and author of "Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win," explains why he believes the Trump-Russia dossier is not ‘fake news’. Following is a transcript of the video.

Gary Cohn on bitcoin: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, was asked about bitcoin in an interview on Friday. He simply shrugged.; Cohn also addressed outstanding concerns about the Republican tax bill.

Jobs report crushes expectations as hurricane impact fades

The US economy added 228,000 nonfarm payrolls in November, more than economists had forecast, a report on Friday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed.