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Buyers are rushing into the housing market in anticipation of higher interest rates.

Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesSome prospective homebuyers are speeding up the process in anticipation of higher interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors.  Pending home sales jumped 5.5% in February, the most since April 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors. Economists had forecast ...

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Robert Kraft says 'playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right' as the Patriots reportedly take controversial Oklahoma running back off their draft board.

Sean Gardner/Getty Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon likely has the talent to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but his history of domestic violence may result in him not being drafted at all. On Monday, the Boston Herald reported that the New England Patriots have removed Mixon from their draft board entirely. ...

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Here's how a self-described 'couch potato' trained to finish the NYC marathon.

Here's how self-described "couch potato" Joel Cohen trained to finish the NYC marathon. He chronicles his training journey and best tips and tricks for regular, non-runners to attempt marathon running in his new book "How to Lose a Marathon".  Following is a transcript of the video. Before I even started running, most of my ...

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7 things people think are terrible for their relationship that actually aren't.

Flickr / Lachlan DonaldEveryone's an expert on relationships. Your coworker, who overhears you fighting with your partner on the phone; your great aunt, who found out from your grandma that you and your girlfriend just moved in together. Except most people are not, in fact, experts on relationships. The things they insist ...

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There's a dark side to egg freezing that no one is talking about.

Courtesy Brigitte Adams The INSIDER Summary: Egg freezing is more popular than ever. It's marketed as a way to preserve female fertility and delay motherhood. But the success rates are lower than you might expect. Egg freezing advocate Brigitte Adams recently used her frozen eggs and miscarried. She wants women to ...

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Adidas is launching biodegradable shoes that can be dissolved in 36 hours.

AdidasOnce a pair of athletic shoes is worn out, most people will either donate or trash them. If you do the latter, your shoes end up in a landfill, where they can sit for hundreds of years. Adidas may have come up with a biodegradable shoe that's friendlier to the environment. Called the Adidas Futurecraft Biofabric, the ...

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Coal Miners Hope Trump’s Order Will Help. But Few Are Counting on It.

President Trump’s move aiming to roll back environmental regulations elated many in coal country who felt bullied by his predecessor. But expectations for a comeback remain muted.

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The military's F/A-18 jet keeps choking off oxygen to pilots during flight.

US Navy PhotoF/A-18 Hornets of all variants seem to be affected by a serious issue: oxygen shortage, or hypoxia, is plaguing the fleet of Legacy , Super Hornet and Growler aircraft. As reported by Bloomberg News, all models of F/A-18 have shown steady yearly increases of what the Navy calls physiological episodes' due to ...

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NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant.

NASA/JPL-Caltech A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter. NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is located more than 415 million miles from Earth. The probe has so far ...

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An Iraqi refugee family may be deported from the US over ties to 2004 kidnapping of an American contractor.

Thomson ReutersALEXANDRIA, Va. — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since. To get here, though, they faced a dilemma as they sat in a camp in Jordan, where they were required to fill out their ...

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The most popular way of avoiding bathroom germs is bogus — here's what you should do instead.

It is teeming with thousands of different species of bacteria. In one spot, the unruly Lactobacillus acidophilus dominates; in another, Propionibacterium acnes is taking over. No, it's not a toilet seat — it's your skin. Good old L. acidophilus line our digestive tract, and P. acnes can be found on our faces and arms. On ...

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Michelle Pfeiffer explains why she 'disappeared' from Hollywood

HBOIn the '80s and early '90s, Michelle Pfeiffer was everywhere in Hollywood, thanks to her raw talent and versatility. And it all started with her role opposite Al Pacino in 1983's "Scarface." Before that, she was a cool rider in the terrible but unforgettable "Grease 2." She then moved on to earn three Oscar nominations, ...

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A top Goldman Sachs dealmaker explains the No.1 lesson she's learned in her career.

LinkedInThe truth can be a tough pill to swallow. But ignoring the truth, in many cases, can make things a lot worse.  And it is for that reason that Clare Scherrer, a partner at Goldman Sachs, advises wannabe Wall Streeters to accept honest feedback, even if it is sounds harsh. "The most important lesson I have learned in ...

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These $300 headphones from Bang & Olufsen might be the best-looking option on the market

I've never been a big headphones guy. For the majority of my adult life I have used the same reliable Sony earbuds, ordering new ones only when I lost a pair. I always thought they sounded great, and for years I was satisfied with the quality of my listening experience. That changed on Cyber Monday 2015, when I decided to ...

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Kotak Mahindra plans to double customers

Unveils zero-balance savings account

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Police respond to Capitol Hill incident, witnesses say shots were fired

Associated Press/Susan WalshWASHINGTON — Police say a driver struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody. The incident occurred Wednesday morning near the Botanic Gardens. A District of Columbia police spokeswoman, Margarita Mikhaylova, says it's possible that an officer fired ...

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Chevron makes LNG headway

The third production facility at the Gorgon liquefied natural gas facility off the Australian coast is now in service, the regional subsidiary of Chevron said.

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Clinton calls the GOP health care bill failure a 'victory for all Americans'

Hillary Clinton spoke in San Francisco at the Professional Businesswomen of California's 28th annual conference on March 28. As the closing keynote speaker, she took on the Trump administration. Following is a transcript of the video.  People that had never been active in politics, told their stories at town hall meetings, ...

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NUNES: 'We're going to do an investigation with or without' cooperation from the Democrats

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesHouse Intelligence Chair Rep. Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday that his committee would continue its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "with or without" cooperation from its Democratic members. Nunes made the comments after a number of top Democrats ...

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TI targets millennials with 'Brooks'

Tube Investments of India , a part of the â‚ą29,500 crore Murugappa group, on Wednesday unveiled its 'Brooks' brand of bicycles targeting millennials, a term used to refer to those reaching young a...

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State leaders, businesses, take up U.S. low-carbon effort

A bubble-up approach to building a low-carbon U.S. economy will help offset the emphasis on fossil fuels from Washington, leaders and advocates said.

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How to lose friends and 'exfoliate' people — Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is caught between 2 worlds, and his friends are cutting ties

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images Signing up to carry out Donald Trump's vision of America has come at a cost to many of the president's closest allies. Some have found it a constant struggle to balance their reputations and their newfound access to power. Perhaps no one knows this better than Trump's son-in-law, Jared ...

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Iraqi forces in Mosul are pushing ISIS back to the mosque where the terror group declared its 'caliphate'

Thomson ReutersMOSUL - Iraqi special forces and police fought Islamic State militants to edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul on Wednesday, tightening their control around the landmark site in the battle to recapture Iraq's second city, military commanders said. The close-quarters fighting is focused on the ...

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George Soros' former right-hand man reportedly just bought a $36 million mansion in Malibu

trekandshoot / ShutterstockBillionaire trader Stanley Druckenmiller and his wife Fiona look to have scooped up an oceanfront Malibu pad next door to action star Jason Statham for $36 million, The Real Deal has learned. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property on Malibu Colony Road, which totals 6,900 square feet, sold ...

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A financial planner explains why starting a new job is the best time to negotiate salary

Sophia Bera, a certified financial planner and the founder of Gen Y Planning, explains why you should negotiate your salary when starting a new job. Following is a transcript of the video. So what a lot of people don't realize is that the best time to actually negotiate a salary is when you get a new job. So a lot of times, ...

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6 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, has finally been revealed. This beautiful device is packed full of new features that any Android lover will want. We got an advanced look at the S8 to find out everything it has that the iPhone lacks. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

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GOLDMAN: 3 reasons to sell Dunkin Donuts

Markets Insider Dunkin Brands' stock price is down 2.28% as of 10:02 AM EST March 29. The drop follows Goldman Sachs analyst Karen Holthouse's downgrade of the parent company of Dunkin Donuts to a "Sell" from a "Neutral" rating and lowering of her price target to $47 from $48. Holthouse believes that Dunkin could ...

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Carl's Jr. performs a u-turn with its advertising to focus on food, not girls

Fast food restaurant chains Carl's Jr and Hardees, both owned by holding CKE Restaurants, is re-steering its marketing to focus on food — a u-turn from its memorably racy and sometimes offensive ads. In a new ad the fictional Carl Hardee Sr. arrives in the headquarters of Carl's Jr. to remove his son, responsible for the ...

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Here's what $1 billion worth of cocaine looks like

US Coast Guard The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter James returned to port this week with a haul of roughly 16 tons of cocaine, gathered by it, other Coast Guard Cutters, and international partners during a 26-day period in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The cocaine, seized in 17 interdiction actions, had an estimated ...

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Samsung's gorgeous new phone repeats some of the same mistakes

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business InsiderAside from its exploding Note 7 last year, Samsung has been on a roll with unique phone designs and innovative hardware features. The new Galaxy S8 continues that tradition. Like its last few predecessors, the S8 beats the iPhone when it comes to design and must-have extras like wireless ...

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EU vetos Deutsche Boerse-London Stock Exchange merger deal

BRUSSELS - An attempted merger between the German and British stock exchanges was struck down by European regulators on Wednesday, formally ending a deal that unraveled in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Square expands to the UK

BII This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. US-based mobile point-of-sale provider Square is expanding into the UK, its fifth market following Australia, Canada, Japan, and the US, according to CNBC. The company is hoping its card reader, ...

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Trump is tweeting from an iPhone now

President Donald Trump is fond of using his Twitter account to push his policy goals as well as settle scores with rivals. For years, Trump tweeted his 140-character messages from an Android device, according to his tweets and reports. AP Photo/Matt Rourke But now, according to Dan Scavino, Trump's White House Director of ...

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'The Mindy Project' is getting one final season

HuluAfter the show survived the ax once before, it looks like "The Mindy Project" is finally meeting its end. Hulu has renewed the romantic comedy from Mindy Kaling for a sixth and final season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The Mindy Project" is set to return this fall to wrap its run, but the number of episodes ...

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The 15 best characters from 'The Walking Dead' comics, ranked

Skybound/Image ComicsThe INSIDER Summary: Not only is "The Walking Dead" show extremely popular, but the comic is as well. The characters in the show and the comic are not always similar. Those who read the comics know that Shiva died just ten issues after she was introduced. She was torn apart by a horde of zombies while ...

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5 video advertising trends that will change your business

Getty ImagesThis post was written by Jim O'Neill, Strategic Media Consultant - US West and Principal Analyst, Ooyala. Ooyala's Q4 2016 Global Video Index report finds that changes in video advertising promise to reframe how both publishers and marketers approach their respective businesses in the year ahead. Mobile ...

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American Dream Index: The Top 10

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Introducing The Forbes American Dream Index To Gauge Middle-Class Prosperity

Forbes' American Dream Index is a monthly monitor of the momentum of states based on seven economic factors. Nevada tops the inaugural ADI, while Alaska fares the worst.

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SEBI mulls single registration for equity, commodity brokers

The Securities and Exchange Board of India will soon approve a single registration mechanism for brokerages that are present in both commodity and equity segments. The capital market regulator ...

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Brexit's cliff edge: 'business as usual' not an option

GENEVA - Failure to strike a trade deal with the European Union by a two-year deadline would force Britain to adopt World Trade Organization arrangements, bringing with it a host of new negotiations and complications.

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This is the MacBook accessory that'll make getting work done on your laptop a lot easier

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Landing ZoneI recently wrote about my must have MacBook Pro accessory, OWC's Thunderbolt dock. While that dock will continue to earn its place on my desk, it might ...

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OMV presses on hydrogen-fuel accelerator

Austrian energy company OMV said Wednesday it was building on efforts to diversify its portfolio by opening more filling stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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The director behind 'The Fifth Element' has waited over a decade to make his latest sci-fi epic

STX EntertainmentDirector Luc Besson has been responsible for some of the most memorable movies ever made, including La Femme Nikita,' LĂ©on: The Professional,' and The Fifth Element,' but this summer he's out with a movie that's been on his mind most of his life. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is based on the ...

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Etihad Airways is giving some customers a major perk to defy the US government's laptop ban

EtihadEtihad's US bound passenger will soon have an easier time accessing the internet. On Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi-based airline announced that first and business class passengers on all flights to the US will soon have access to loaner iPads and free WiFi. "To help guests keep in touch with work, friends and family, we ...

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Baltimore police showed reporters jarring footage of a fatal SWAT shooting

Baltimore Police Department via Associated PressBALTIMORE — Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two children hostage with a knife. While the video is jarring, the footage offers an unusual window into how officers make a difficult ...

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Walking Away from a Business: Can We Still Be Friends?

For entrepreneurs, stepping away from a business is as much an emotional process as a financial or business decision, especially when there is a transitional period involved.

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Firms demand EU deal ensures their survival as May triggers Brexit

LONDON - Carmakers and airlines easyJet and Ryanair demanded Britain secure a Brexit deal which preserves their access to Europe, warning any barriers to trade could risk the future of car plants and ground flights between the UK and the continent.

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There's a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming

Thomson Reuters An increasing percentage of people today are not solely concerned about outsized returns when they invest their money. They also care about the social impact of their investments. That increased interest has partly spurred the growth of socially responsible investment products and "impact investing" on Wall ...

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Celebrities and CEOs are rushing to build mansions that 'feel like you're staying in a hotel'

Douglas Burdge and his team of designers have built more than 300 homes in the Malibu, California, area, many of them for celebrities, entertainment execs, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Over the years, their projects have varied in style from hacienda-style to contemporary, with lots of modern, clean lines. These days, regardless ...

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