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Year: 2018

Stocks end December, year sharply lower, despite day’s gains – Fox Business

U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, the final day of trading in 2018, but wrapped up a volatile year and month lower as a number of worries weighed on investor sentiment.The 30-stock Dow Jones Industrial Average and the broader S&P 500 both ended the year about 7 percent lower, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed out 2018…

Russia arrested a US citizen on spying charges, but the government shutdown makes it hard to get answers on how the Trump administration will respond

A US citizen identified as Paul Whelan was arrested in Russia on Friday and charged with espionage, and it’s not clear how the Trump administration plans to respond. This appears to be linked to the fact the State Department is one of the agencies impacted by the government shutdown. When INSIDER reached out to State…

A British army captain has become the second person ever to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. He retraced the steps of a friend who died.

After 56 days of travel, British Army captain Louis Rudd has become the second person ever to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. Rudd reached the Ross Ice Shelf on Friday, finishing the treacherous crossing just two days after American Colin O’Brady achieved the same feat. Both explorers set out in early November, though Rudd told…

There’s a good reason people don’t exercise enough, eat healthy, or save for retirement, and a straightforward strategy can help them start

Stop trying to project yourself into the future. Jacob Lund/Shutterstock Want to exercise more, eat better, and save for retirement? Punish yourself for bad habits immediately, instead of waiting for future consequences.That’s according to James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits.”For example, you might recruit an accountability partner who will think you’re untrustworthy if you don’t…

House Democrats to pass plan to reopen government Thursday – CNN

(CNN)House Democratic leaders have settled on a legislative strategy to reopen the government, with votes expected on proposals just hours after the party takes control on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirms to CNN.The Democrats plan to vote on a bipartisan package of six Senate spending bills and a stopgap measure to re-open the Department of…

New Year’s Eve 2018: celebrations around the world – live – The Guardian

A police drone will be keeping watch over New Year’s celebrations in New York’s Times Square for the first ever time. The Associated Press have more here in this lengthy, but very interesting report: The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department’s ever-evolving plan to keep revelers and “Rockin’…

U.S. Citizen Arrested In Moscow On Suspicion Of Spying – NPR

Russia’s Federal Security Service announced Monday that it detained a U.S. citizen in Moscow last week. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption toggle caption Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russia’s Federal Security Service announced Monday that it detained a U.S. citizen in Moscow last week. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Updated at 10:30 a.m. A U.S. citizen has been arrested in Moscow on…

Bengals, coach Marvin Lewis part ways after 6-10 season – ESPN

12:11 PM ETKatherine TerrellESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016 Previously covered the Saints for the Times-Picayune from 2013-2016CINCINNATI — The Bengals have parted ways with longtime coach Marvin Lewis, who endorsed his friend Hue Jackson as his replacement.Lewis had one season remaining on a contract extension he signed last year. In a statement, the…

Tesla has over 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in inventory in the US – Electrek

As of this weekend with only just over a day left in the quarter, Tesla still had over 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in inventory in the US, according to a source familiar with the matter. Over the past months, Tesla has been trying to put everything in place to be able to deliver a…

The number of people trying to get Irish passports surged in 2018 — here is how to get one

Turin Castle, County Mayo, IrelandAirbnb LONDON — The surge of UK citizens applying for Irish passports ahead of Brexit shows no sign of slowing down. The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose 22% in 2018, Ireland’s foreign office says, meaning the rate of applications has more than doubled since the UK voted…