Trump on China's capture of a US Navy drone: 'Let them keep it!'

... | Dec 17 @ 20:14

Earlier on Saturday, Trump had called the capture — an incident that added to existing tensions between the US and China — an "unprecedented" act. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Saturday evening that China should be told to "keep" the US Navy underwater drone it recently seized from South China Sea waters and agreed to return. China's seizure of the vessel comes amid an increased military presence in the South China Sea. Trump, a president-elect with no formal diplomatic experience, has taken stances opposing China's interests since winning the election in November. "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!

Volvo Has No Say In Where Uber Tests Its Self-Driving Cars

... | Dec 18 @ 10:49

The base vehicles will be manufactured by Volvo Cars and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. When the ride-hailing company and Volvo announced a partnership in August 2016 to develop self-driving cars, it always seemed like a bit of an odd couple. Volvo Cars and Uber are contributing a combined USD 300M to the project.”Volvo is evidently working with Uber to develop a customized version of its scalable product architecture (SPA) to meet Uber’s needs as a ride-hailing provider. “Our partnership with Uber involves the engineering and support of the vehicles, we do not develop their autonomous technology or software,” said Jim Nichols, Volvo Cars USA product and technology communications manager. With the controversy sparked by Uber’s expansion of its self-driving pilot program into San Francisco last week, Volvo has remained oddly silent.

33 awesome gifts we're shopping for this holiday season

... | Dec 18 @ 10:56

These make a great gift not only for their looks and construction, but also because we all need a reason to think about summer in December. They’re fairly affordable, too, and make for a great gift. Bellroy's been making great leather products for a while, and I've been using this one since I received it from Bellroy over a year ago. Since this is the first holiday season without headphone jacks on iPhones, Bluetooth earbuds are topping a lot of people's wish lists. I like them so much I'm planning on buying pairs for my whole family this holiday season.

Here's how much the presidency ages you

... | Dec 18 @ 07:10

Produced by Emmanuel OcbazghiFollow BI Video: On Facebook Over their presidential terms, our last three presidents have aged dramatically.

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran showing satisfactory commitment to nuclear deal

... | Dec 18 @ 09:05

Under the 2015 deal, Iran curbed its nuclear fuel production activities in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. "Iran has been committed to its engagement so far and this is important," Amano was quoted as saying after meeting Iran's nuclear energy chief, Ali Akbar Salehi. In response to the U.S. sanctions move, Iran ordered its scientists on Tuesday to start developing systems for nuclear-powered marine vessels. Iran on Saturday also requested a meeting of a commission comprising representatives of signatories to the accord that is overseeing its implementation. DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has shown commitment to the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog said on Sunday, following complaints by Tehran over what it calls a U.S. violation of the accord.

Everything you need to know about the 7 newest Pokémon in 'Pokémon Go'

... | Dec 18 @ 10:00

It's been nearly a week since new creatures were finally made available in "Pokémon Go. "Togepi, Pichu, and other "baby" Pokémon from the game's second generation of creatures are now available — but only by hatching eggs. We've gathered everything you need to know about the seven newest Pokémon in Pokémon Go, including their descriptions from the official Pokédex and information provided by members of The Silph Road on Reddit: If you're unfamiliar with "Pokémon Go," you collect eggs by visiting Pokéstops, which are landmarks for physical locations in the real world that you can spin every five minutes to get more items. Players can hold up to nine eggs at once, and hatch those eggs by putting them in incubators, and walking around for a specified distance (2km, 5km, or 10km) until the egg hatches.

Inside the swanky private club where Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, and Justin Timberlake go to ski

... | Dec 18 @ 11:12

Yellowstone Club, a private ski resort and residential community near Big Sky, Montana, was a pioneer in the members-only space. However, in June 2009 CrossHarbor Capital Partners' cofounder, Sam Byrne, paid $115 million for Yellowstone Club, ushering in a new era and helping to turn the club around financially. The more recently redesigned Rainbow Lodge, with its spa, fitness center and pool, is the newest evidence that Yellowstone Club is working to stay up-to-date with the modern skier. Ahead, 15 photos that show the joys of private skiing: no lift lines, and plenty of breathing room out on the slopes. Founded in 2001 by Tim Blixseth and his then-wife Edra, the club has endured its fair share of turmoil.

Interest rates are rising in the US, but in other places they're still below zero — here's what that means

... | Dec 18 @ 07:00

Watch Ken Rogoff explain negative interest rates:Low rates for youCentral banks such as the Fed do not set the interest rates that most consumers see in savings accounts, mortgages, and car loans. And as Mishkin finishes the 12th edition of his textbook, he's devoting a whole lot of space to negative interest rates. ""If they’re going to go to a big negative interest rate, why should I take that when I could hold cash? In fact, negative rates were so unheard of until recently, academics had to rewrite their textbooks. And with negative rates so new, Mishkin will have to keep a close watch on whether they work to support flagging economies.

Never include these 9 résumé-killers on any job application

... | Dec 18 @ 08:12

If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect résumé to highlight them. Here are nine things you should never include on your résumé. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Original reporting by Jacquelyn Smith and Rachel Gillett. Produced by Arielle Berger.

Triple H Return, Jericho Costing Owens And Other Ways WWE Roadblock Can Trend

... | Dec 18 @ 10:33

Sunday's WWE Roadblock PPV event marks the start of a big challenge for the sports-entertainment empire. Booking some special moments in tonight's Roadblock show can help WWE maintain their presence in the top trends of the night and help keep fans engaged. That moment alone would be enough to get the social media discussions going and would be a major headline stealing moment for Roadblock. WWE would be wise to focus more on making 'Roadblock' a surprising event instead of putting all of their eggs in the 'Royal Rumble' basket. For WWE, which has had a very successful year on social media, they need to ensure that they aren't left in the dust.

'Rogue One' has the second-best December opening weekend ever with $155 million

... | Dec 18 @ 11:41

As expected, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" had a huge weekend at the box office with an estimated $155 million domestically, according to Variety. That added to the film's $71 million opening Friday. The first-ever standalone "Star Wars" movie jumped off to a strong start earning $29 million in its Thursday night preview screenings, the largest of the year. The movie earned $290.5 million globally. Destroying the only other wide release opening alongside it this weekend, the Will Smith drama "Collateral Beauty," which earned an estimated $7 million (worst wide opening of Smith's career), the sci-fi love story "Passengers," starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence (opening Wednesday), will also be no match for "Rogue One.

Tim Ferriss’s top self-improvement tip stresses the importance of who you surround yourself with

... | Dec 18 @ 10:06

"Tools of Titans" author and podcaster Tim Ferriss stopped by Business Insider and shares a favorite bit of wisdom he learned when he was a teenager. Follow BI Video: On Twitter It's about surrounding yourself with good people to become better yourself.

How a cold call to a billionaire led this founder to sell his company for $225 million

... | Dec 18 @ 11:00

Mansueto wanted a bigger stake than Gabbert wanted to sell. Then in October, Morningstar went ahead and bought the rest of it, acquiring PitchBook for $225 million. PitchBook has been generating revenue since 2008 and Gabbert only wanted another half a million to tide him over, he told us. "We had $22,000 in the bank and we owed $100,000," Gabbert, CEO of PitchBook Data, told Business Insider. So all else being equal, I'd rather have Morningstar be the home for PitchBook for the next chapter," Gabbert said.

Watch Amazon make its first drone delivery

... | Dec 18 @ 07:25

Prime Air is Amazon's latest beta test for package delivery via drones. The company is hosting a trial in Cambridge, England with two customers, with plans to broaden reach in the UK and beyond. Follow BI Video: On Twitter

Here's how to use Houseparty, the live video app that teens are going crazy for

... | Dec 18 @ 09:00

The app is the 18th most popular app in the App Store and the third most popular social networking app. While Snapchat came close, Generation Z — the cohort born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s — has moved on to another app: Houseparty. The app shows you when you last communicated with someone and whether he or she left the app recently. Houseparty is a mobile app for live video chatting. Houseparty shows you clever sayings like this every time you open the app.

How the next big animated hit 'Sing' was made over 5 years

... | Dec 18 @ 08:05

And the movie recently received Golden Globes nominations for best animated movie and best original song. But having never made an animated movie, Jennings was a little naive on how it's done. Since then, he’s been trying to develop an animated movie. In the future, he still wants to make live-action work, but he admits he also wants to do another animated movie. Director Garth Jennings already has a very energetic personality, but having spent five years developing and making the animated movie “Sing,” he admits he’s now just a big ball of nerves leading up to its December 21 release.

Amazon is having a last-minute holiday sale on all of its best gadgets

... | Dec 18 @ 09:58

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. You can check out all of Insider Picks' 2016 gift guides here. Follow Insider Picks on Twitter. Read the original article on Insider Picks. Looking to give a Fire Tablet, Echo or Kindle as a gift this holiday season?

Here's how the Democrats slowly turned their backs on rural America

... | Dec 18 @ 10:26

And to deliver that message, Democrats need to show up in middle America, observers say. Rust Belt revoltThis year’s poor performance – only six House seats gained, two Senate seats added, and the White House lost – caused a revolt among House Democrats after the election. When President Obama assumed office and Democrats controlled both chambers, only 35 percent of Senate committee chairmen came from coastal states. A bigger tent is also apparent in the Senate leadership, where, for instance, Democratic Sens. “That great mass in the middle of the country really ought to be most responsive to the message of the Democratic Party,” he said.

Tim Ferriss’s top self-improvement tip stresses the importance of who you surround yourself with

... | Dec 18 @ 10:06

"Tools of Titans" author and podcaster Tim Ferriss stopped by Business Insider and shares a favorite bit of wisdom he learned when he was a teenager. Follow BI Video: On Twitter It's about surrounding yourself with good people to become better yourself.

Foreigners are dumping US Treasurys

... | Dec 18 @ 09:08

Net “acquisitions” of Treasury bonds & notes by “private” investors amounted to a negative $18.3 billion in October, according to the TIC data. And in doing so, it has been selling foreign exchange reserves hand over fist. And “official” foreign investors, which include central banks, dumped a net $45.3 billion in Treasury bonds and notes. The yield of the 10-year Treasury has nearly doubled since July this year, settling today at 2.60%:At this yield, Treasurys found buyers today. Trading didn’t resume until after the People’s Bank of China injected $22 billion into the short-term money market.

Americans name the top 10 historic events that shaped their lifetimes

... | Dec 17 @ 22:20

Overall, 17% of Americans named the wars as one of the 10 most significant events in their lifetimes. President Obama's election President Obama’s 2008 election victory was the second-most commonly named event, appearing on 40% of respondents' lists. The Gulf War Roughly 10% of survey respondents placed the Gulf War, which occurred during George H.W. The tech revolution Advancements in technology are one of just a few other events that made most respondents' lists, regardless of their generations, with 22% agreeing it was one of the most significant events in their lifetimes. Bush's administration, in the top 10 events that shaped their lifetimes.

CEO Daily: The Best in Business Reading

... | Dec 18 @ 07:40

Well, a few sentences into “The Four Letter Code To Selling Just About Anything,” I started to sense electricity crackling through my synapses. Have you ever read an article that feels like an elixir for your brain? It explains everything from moviegoers’ cravings for Hollywood sequels to parents’ choices in baby names. The feature, by Nicholas Thompson in the Atlantic. The science is fascinating:

Hillary Clinton Goes All ‘Love Actually’ to Sway the Electoral College on ‘Saturday Night Live’

... | Dec 18 @ 10:42

For Kate McKinnon‘s Hillary Clinton, the “to me you are perfect” scene from Love Actually provided an excellent vehicle to confront a member of the Electoral College on Saturday Night Live. Trump is expected to surpass the 270 votes required to become president after winning 306 electoral votes on election day. Since the election, several people have urged Republican members of the Electoral College to not cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 19. “If Donald Trump becomes president he will kill us all,” the last two posters read. “And on December 19th, you’re supposed for vote for Donald Trump.

Trump says he only sleeps a few hours each night — and there could be a scientific reason why

... | Dec 18 @ 11:00

The short sleep clinicEven though it has no apparent negative health effects, short sleeping is considered a sleep disorder. Having some of these traits doesn't necessarily mean you're genetically a short sleeper, nor does not having some of these traits mean you're not a short sleeper. "Short sleepers, a group the Wall Street Journal once called the "sleepless elite," need only a short amount of sleep every night instead of the average 7-8 hours. President-elect Donald J. Trump reportedly only needs a few hours of sleep every night. I like three hours, four hours, I toss, I turn, I beep-de-beep, I want to find out what’s going on.

We tried the potato chips that you could only get in prison — here’s the verdict

... | Dec 18 @ 11:30

The Whole Shabang potato chips are a brand that distributes exclusively to U.S. prisons. No one wants to go to prison, but if you end up in the slammer, there's at least one silver lining that tastes amazing. They're so addictive that ex-cons have been raving about them online and asking where they can get them out in the real world. Fortunately, the company now lets anyone special order them on their website, so you don't have to commit a crime to experience this "one-of-a-kind" flavor. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

With The Chicago Bears Reeling; Here Are 5 Potential Replacements For John Fox

... | Dec 18 @ 11:00

Fox is Chicago's first head coach w/ NFL head coaching experience since George Halas renamed himself head coach in 1958. Chicago Bears head coach John Fox has gone 9-20 since being signed to a four-year deal in January of 2015, which has quickly landed him on the hot seat. We all sign up for it, and we get it.”With Chicago potentially severing ties with Fox at season’s end, who’s available and being discussed as replacements? The Bears have been an even greater disappointment this season after they finished 2015 with a 6-10 record. When the organization signed Fox he was just one year removed from a Super Bowl appearance with Denver, which was the second in his career as a head coach (Carolina 2003).

The Loo?: Here’s where all those bizarre names for restrooms come from

... | Dec 17 @ 21:48

Follow BI Video: On Twitter There are several names for that room with a toilet. Here's the history behind of some of these terms.

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