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News : Offbeat

How 1980s excess fueled today's Mega Millions mania

Friday  19:41,   19 october 2018
msn

As Americans dreamed of luxury, it became increasingly unattainable. Enter the... >>>

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B thanks to worsening odds

Friday  19:41,   19 october 2018
msn

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are. Friday night's Mega Millions grand prize is now $1 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It's the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history and joins >>>

New Treasury rules offer investors big tax breaks

Friday  19:31,   19 october 2018
cnbc

The opportunity zones come with several tax advantages. Capital gains placed in a certified opportunity zone fund will not be taxed through the end of 2026 or when the investment is sold, whichever comes first. Any gains from the fund are... >>>

Sean Hannity attending Ted Cruz events in Houston, Beaumont

Friday  19:30,   19 october 2018
chron

Radio and TV personality Sean Hannity is set to do a pair of town-hall-style rallies with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz this... >>>

Bill Gates says Paul Allen 'deserved more time in life' in a moving tribute to his Microsoft cofounder

Friday  19:30,   19 october 2018
businessinsider

Bill Gates has published a tribute to his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen in The Wall Street Journal. He reflects on meeting Allen in high school, and starting Microsoft together, and writes 'Paul deserved more time in... >>>

Islamic preacher jailed in U.K. for ISIS support released

Friday  19:30,   19 october 2018
nbcnews

Anjem Choudary will be subject to strict limits on his daily activities for remainder of his... >>>

EPA on U.N. Climate-Change Report: ‘What Report? Haven’t Heard of It’

Friday  19:30,   19 october 2018
thedailybeast

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast On Oct. 6, United Nations policy makers approved a report presenting a “dire” picture of the coming changes to the planet, including the extinction of coral reefs, spikes in extreme weather events... >>>

Mnuchin still plans to attend Saudi anti-terror financing meeting after Khashoggi disappearance

Friday  19:30,   19 october 2018
msn

The event is separate from the "Davos in the Desert" financial summit that the Treasury secretary withdrew from on... >>>

Wall Street loves these 3 letters: The rest of us should be wary

Friday  18:40,   19 october 2018
nytimes

The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall... >>>

How a California doctor fell from reality TV star to suspected serial rapist

Friday  18:35,   19 october 2018
latimes

Authorities continue to seek potential victims after additional charges were filed this week against a prominent Newport Beach doctor, who now is accused of attacking at least seven... >>>

Walmart's strategy to solve the Amazon puzzle is working

Friday  18:06,   19 october 2018
cnn

Walmart is in the biggest fight of its 68-year history. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); To stave off Amazon and remain the world's biggest... >>>

The Way the GOP Dismissed Christine Blasey Ford Foreshadows How It Will Dismantle Roe

Friday  18:06,   19 october 2018
slate

Women are not reliable narrators of their own stories, according to the... >>>

Shut out of the jobs boom: Women without a college degree

Friday  17:56,   19 october 2018
cbsnews

The U.S. still has millions of blue-collar jobs that offer middle-class pay, but most of them go to... >>>

Far from fame, poverty blossoms in forgotten California

Friday  17:56,   19 october 2018
msn

California may be known for its wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. Poverty is widespread in the Central Valley, and congressional candidates are blaming incumbents for doing little to create higher-paying jobs,... >>>

'You can't fake it. So that's one good thing': Trump jokes that windy weather from Hurricanes Florence and Michael proves that his hair is real

Friday  17:56,   19 october 2018
businessinsider

President Donald Trump quipped about his hair and the weather during a campaign rally in Missoula, Montana, on Thursday... >>>