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Online insults now mean jail time in Russia

Online insults now mean jail time in Russia

(MOSCOW TIMES) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial set of bills that make it a crime to “disrespect” the state and spread “fake news” online, Russian media reported on Monday. The bills amending existing information laws overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Russian parliament in less than two […]

Physicist: Science does not kill God

Physicist: Science does not kill God

Washington (AFP) – The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to “affirming life’s spiritual dimension,” was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser — a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies. A physics and astronomy professor whose specializations include cosmology, 60-year-old Gleiser was born in […]

Pentagon identifies $12.8 billion for wall

Pentagon identifies $12.8 billion for wall

(Washington Examiner) The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night. Trump last month declared a national emergency at the border, and said he […]

‘Opium‘ celebrates one-year on the Strip in typically raucous fashion

‘Opium‘ celebrates one-year on the Strip in typically raucous fashion

Opium has taken audiences on more than 350 extraterrestrial rides to Uranus since it first blasted off last year inside the Cosmopolitan. And on March 12, the OPM 73 crew celebrated with a special in-flight party to commemorate the Spiegelworld production’s one-year anniversary. To give you a hint of just […]

Philip Bailey and Earth, Wind & Fire are back on the Strip

Philip Bailey and Earth, Wind & Fire are back on the Strip

Courtesy Earth, Wind & Fire returns to the Venetian this week. By () Monday, March 18, 2019 | 2 a.m. Earth, Wind & Fire has always been a band without an obvious star, a true collective of creative artists unified in a goal of spreading soul, funk, jazz, rock, R&B and […]

After-hours buzz: Tilray, Del Taco Restaurants & more

After-hours buzz: Tilray, Del Taco Restaurants & more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of were up more than 2 percent in extended trading Monday following the release of the Canadian cannabis company‘s . Tilray reported a loss of 33 cents on revenue of $15.5 million. Wall Street estimated revenue of $14.1 million. Brendan […]

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: General Motors, Tesla, Netflix, Boeing & more

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: General Motors, Tesla, Netflix, Boeing & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: — CEO Elon Musk pre-approval for any tweet related to the automaker since striking a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to a filing by the commission with a judge. The SEC is seeking to hold Musk in […]

These are the best and worst cities for first-time home buyers

These are the best and worst cities for first-time home buyers

If you‘re a first-time home buyer and looking at cities in California, you may want to rethink your plans. Some under-the-radar metro areas in other areas of the country may provide more value. That‘s according to a from personal finance website Bankrate, which ranked the 50 largest metro areas in […]

Don‘t jeopardize your own retirement savings. Teach your kids to be financially independent

Don‘t jeopardize your own retirement savings. Teach your kids to be financially independent

It‘s only natural that parents want to help their children succeed in life, but many may be jeopardizing retirement in doing so. In fact, as much on their adult children than they are putting away to live out their golden years, according to a recent study by Merrill Lynch and […]

In a search for fixed income, advisors look beyond mainstream bond funds

In a search for fixed income, advisors look beyond mainstream bond funds

In the search for fixed income, financial advisors are looking beyond bonds to alternatives — from the commonplace to the more arcane. Some view certificates of deposit as an alternative to individual bonds in the current environment. “If I don‘t want to outguess the direction of rates, the CD option […]