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Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag
Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields. As long expected, the Fed raised rates for the third time this year

Teabox raises $7M for its global tea-commerce business
Teabox raises $7M for its global tea-commerce business

Teabox, the company pioneered the concept of selling tea to direct to consumers online, has served up $7 million in fresh funding to grow its five-year-old business.

Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)
Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)

Why pay full price for popular gift cards when warehouse clubs and discount websites sell them well below face value.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Forecast - BTC Continues to Range as ETH Soars
Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Forecast - BTC Continues to Range as ETH Soars

BTC continues to consolidate as the funds flow towards other coins in search of better returns

Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya: Uber is
Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya: Uber is 'the great American tragedy playing out'

Over the course of 2017, Uber went from one of the most admired companies in Silicon Valley to one of the most vilified. Many executive heads have rolled including former CEO Travis Kalanick. The wave of scandal and controversy that washed over Uber this year has been nothing short of spectacular.

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide
Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57.

Apple didn
Apple didn't make an equity investment in Finisar (AAPL, FNSR)

Apple announced on Wednesday it is giving one of its laser manufacturers, Finisar, $390 million. CNBC's Jim Cramer, for example, called it a "fantastic" deal and said it turned the chipmaker into an "entirely different company" in a bullish take on the deal.

Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout
Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout

Has Amazon's 'one-click' checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately?

The premium-fuel secret: You almost never need it
The premium-fuel secret: You almost never need it

But definitely use premium if the cap says it's "Required."

Trump: IRS confirms taxes will decrease Feb. if reform is passed
Trump: IRS confirms taxes will decrease Feb. if reform is passed

During a White House press conference, President Donald Trump told reporters that the IRS confirmed people will see lower tax rates by February if the Republicans pass tax reform by Christmas.

Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco
Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco's homeless population

One such bot cop recently took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption clinic in the city's Mission district, to deter homeless people from hanging out there -- causing some people to get very upset. Every time I travel to San Fran my heart breaks from seeing

The Latest: Sources say deal reached on tax overhaul
The Latest: Sources say deal reached on tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local):

Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change
Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change

Following massive backlash, Patreon is at least temporarily pausing its plan to change its payment processing fee structure on December 18th from charging creators 2-10 percent on the first of the next month to charging patrons 2.9 percent plus $0.35 per transaction upfront and on the monthly anniversary

Trump Says Republicans Are
Trump Says Republicans Are 'Very, Very Close' on Tax Deal

Senate and House negotiators are very close to a deal on compromise legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, teeing up a push by Republicans to get the bill ...

3 Reasons Apple Will Reach $1 Trillion in 2018
3 Reasons Apple Will Reach $1 Trillion in 2018

As we approach the New Year, investors are focused on the biggest tech behemoth of them all, Apple (AAPL), as the iPhone maker nears the $1 trillion market cap milestone. Here are three catalysts that should lift Apple to the $1 trillion mark in 2018!

Fired From Your Last Job? How to Talk About It During an Interview

It can make a prospective employer question your loyalty, your work ethic, even your personality. Whether you like it or not, if you have been let go, this is an issue you will have to address and pass with flying colors to get to the next level in your job interview. It will be worse for you if the hiring manager finds out that you lied to them.

Housing Finance Bill Critical for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Senate is reportedly working on a draft of a house financing reform bill that could have huge implications for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Since 2012, all of Fannie and Freddie's profits have been turned over to the government under the terms of their bailouts during the financial crisis. The good news for Fannie and Freddie started in May when Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt said it would be irresponsible to keep the two government-sponsored entities under government conservatorship without recapitalizing them to provide a cushion in the event of another housing market downturn.

Housing Finance Bill Critical for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Senate is reportedly working on a draft of a house financing reform bill that could have huge implications for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Since 2012, all of Fannie and Freddie's profits have been turned over to the government under the terms of their bailouts during the financial crisis. The good news for Fannie and Freddie started in May when Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt said it would be irresponsible to keep the two government-sponsored entities under government conservatorship without recapitalizing them to provide a cushion in the event of another housing market downturn.

Steve Bannon brought an element of hate into politics: Rep. King
Steve Bannon brought an element of hate into politics: Rep. King

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, Roy Moore's loss in the Alabama senate race and concerns over biases within the FBI and Department of Justice.

OPEC Admits It
OPEC Admits It's Getting Worried About U.S. Output

OPEC predicted that global oil markets won't rebalance until late next year after boosting forecasts for supplies from the U.S. and other rivals.

Bought Apple Stock in 1980? Held It? Don
Bought Apple Stock in 1980? Held It? Don't Brag

An investor who purchased at the IPO price is rich today. But nobody can say they saw it coming.

Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race
Asian shares up, dollar dips as Republicans lose Alabama Senate race

U.S. stock futures, Treasury yields and the dollar dipped on Wednesday as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama, while Asian shares gained as crude oil futures ...

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an
FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" ...

Moore
Moore's Defeat in Alabama Deals Trump a Rebuke Ahead of 2018 Races

The defeat of Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate race by Democrat Doug Jones was a stunning rebuke to the GOP's anti-establishment wing led by Steve Bannon and a major political embarrassment ...

37 States That Won
37 States That Won't Tax Your Social Security Benefits

Only 13 states will levy taxes on your monthly Social Security checks.

The Latest: Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat
The Latest: Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local):

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans
Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted.

As bitcoin skyrockets, a top Facebook exec is joining the board of Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange (FB)
As bitcoin skyrockets, a top Facebook exec is joining the board of Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange (FB)

Facebook Messenger boss David Marcus is joining the board of bitcoin startup Coinbase. The move is a big win for Coinbase, which has the most popular app in the Apple's US App Store, thanks to the bitcoin craze. As interest in bitcoin soars, a senior Facebook executive is joining the board of Coinbase, a startup that helps consumers trade and store the cryptocurrency.

The man who called the bitcoin rally sees this for liteco...
The man who called the bitcoin rally sees this for liteco...

Mike Novogratz, Galaxy Investment Partners CEO, discusses whether he would buy litecoin over bitcoin.

The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals
The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 5 p.m. Congressional aides say Republican negotiators have agreed to lower the top tax rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 37 percent ...

The market says tax cuts are coming, here
The market says tax cuts are coming, here's what to buy

The "Fast Money" traders discuss what stocks will benefit from tax reform.

We drove the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, and you should too
We drove the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, and you should too

Autoblog Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski hops in the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and does what the Wrangler does best: takes it off-roading in the wilds of Arizona.

Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000
Bitcoin hits another record high in march toward $20,000

Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures on a U.S. exchange and ahead of the start of another futures contract next week, as investors grew optimistic that the $20,000-mark is within reach. On Sunday, Chicago-based derivatives

The
The 'Mother of All Technical Corrections Bills' Is Coming for the GOP Tax Plan

The various loopholes and accounting maneuvers created by the rushed tax overhaul will make a follow-up bill with technical corrections necessary. House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady confirmed on Monday that Republicans will likely have to work up such a bill. "There are always technical

Coinbase suspends ethereum buys and sells twice in one day
Coinbase suspends ethereum buys and sells twice in one day

Coinbase, the leading U.S. platform for buying and selling major digital currencies, said twice on Tuesday that transactions in ethereum (Exchange: ETH=) were "temporarily disabled." In the morning New York time, Coinbase said buys and sells of ethereum and litecoin were temporarily disabled. Earlier, a spokesperson for Coinbase said in a statement that "the site is seeing high traffic volume at the moment and some users may be experiencing intermittent service outages." Ethereum seven-day performance Source: CoinMarketCap Coinbase's GDAX exchange website also said there is a "partially degraded service," as of 2:38 p.m. Ethereum briefly surged more than 23 percent Tuesday to a record...

NFL TV, ESPN Suspend 5 Ex-Players Over Harassment Claims
NFL TV, ESPN Suspend 5 Ex-Players Over Harassment Claims

Dec.12 -- The NFL Network, ESPN and Bill Simmons' The Ringer have suspended five on-air commentators and a senior executive after allegations of sexual harassment by a former co-worker. Bloomberg's Jordyn Holman reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

Target adds an e-gifting option to its website
Target adds an e-gifting option to its website

Target today unveiled a new e-gifting feature designed for those who think gift cards are too impersonal, but who are just too busy (or too lazy) to actually shop for and mail gifts themselves. The retailer is announcing the launch of a feature called "GiftNow" which lets you browse its site

GOP plan would stick millions with bigger tax bills-this chart shows your odds of getting hit
GOP plan would stick millions with bigger tax bills-this chart shows your odds of getting hit

A sweeping tax overhaul nearing a vote in Congress would raise taxes for millions of Americans. This chart shows your odds of getting hit.

CNBC Fed Survey: Overwhelming number think tax cuts will ...
CNBC Fed Survey: Overwhelming number think tax cuts will ...

CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that a new CNBC Fed Survey shows an overwhelming number of participants believe Congress will pass the tax cut bill before the end of the year.

What We Know About San Francisco
What We Know About San Francisco's New Acting Mayor

London Breed is now in charge, following the shocking death of Ed Lee.

Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco
Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

A security robot has been put to work in San Francisco in an attempt to deter homeless people from forming tent cities. The robot's owner, the San Francisco SPCA, said it has seen fewer tents and car break-ins since it deployed the robot in the city's Mission neighborhood. In San Francisco,

The new mayor of San Francisco, home of the most expensive real estate in America, is a
The new mayor of San Francisco, home of the most expensive real estate in America, is a 'life-long renter'

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee died of a heart attack on Tuesday morning at age 65. Breed is a native of San Francisco who grew up in public housing and described herself as a "life-long renter" in an op-ed last year. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday morning

Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote
Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote 'no' on spending bill

CNBC's Ylan Mui reports Sen. Rand Paul will vote no on the government spending bill in fear of driving up the government deficit.

CNBC Fed Survey: 80 percent of economists say bitcoin is ...
CNBC Fed Survey: 80 percent of economists say bitcoin is ...

CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the results of the CNBC Fed Survey, including respondents' answers about bitcoin.

Coinbase halts ether and litecoin trading as cryptocurrency market approaches $500 billion
Coinbase halts ether and litecoin trading as cryptocurrency market approaches $500 billion

Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency trading platform, blocked users Tuesday from buying red-hot litecoin and ether. On Tuesday, litecoin hit a record of $312, and ether soared to more than $600 for the first time. The cryptocurrency market is gunning for $500 billion.

The $179,000 Shelby Mustang GT500 Is a Brilliant Modern Spin on a Classic
The $179,000 Shelby Mustang GT500 Is a Brilliant Modern Spin on a Classic

A partial recreation of the classic '60s muscle car will give you contemporary power with vintage good looks.

Rand Paul says he cannot vote to add more to
Rand Paul says he cannot vote to add more to 'massive' US...

CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on comments from Sen. Rand Paul about the GOP tax reform bill.

Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the US
Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the US

Co-working startup Mindspace recently raised $20 million as it gears up to launch its first two locations in the U.S.

BANK OF AMERICA: The bull market has plenty of
BANK OF AMERICA: The bull market has plenty of 'gas in the tank'

The S&P 500 could hit 3,000 by the end of 2018, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's technical team says. It says the chart for 2018 looks a lot like that of 2014, when the S&P gained 11%. Oppenheimer's John Stoltzfus also recently set his 2018 target for the S&P 500 at 3,000.

While you were watching bitcoin, the world
While you were watching bitcoin, the world's second-largest cryptocurrency hit a big milestone

Ether, the digital token of the Ethereum blockchain, just reached a major milestone. The price of the cryptocurrency surpassed $600 for the first time Tuesday, and surged as high as $635.00, according to data by CoinDesk, whose price index tracks prices from cryptoexchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase and Bitfinex. Ether is the second-largest digital currency by market value, according to Coinmarketcap data, and is commonly used in digital coin sales known as initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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