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Davos 2020: Mnuchin criticizes Thunberg, says she should study economics at college

Davos 2020: Mnuchin criticizes Thunberg, says she should study economics at college

VIDEO 4:26 04:26 Steven Mnuchin addresses his comments about environmental activist Greta Thunberg Squawk Box DAVOS, Switzerland — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sharply criticized the financial credentials of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, saying the 17-year-old should study economics at college before lecturing the U.S. on fossil fuel investments. Speaking at a press briefing at the World Economic Forum , Mnuchin was asked whether the world's largest economy neede...
David Rockefeller Jr. shares 4 secrets to wealth and family

David Rockefeller Jr. shares 4 secrets to wealth and family

John D. Rockefeller was the first American billionaire — now his family has maintained substantial wealth for seven generations. Here's how.
That letter from the IRS could be a fake. Watch out for this tax scam and others in 2020

That letter from the IRS could be a fake. Watch out for this tax scam and others in 2020

That letter from the IRS could be a fake. Watch out for this tax scam and others in 2020 Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press Reblog Most of us find it nerve-wracking enough that we're forced to focus on gathering our piles of paperwork to fill out our tax returns. Now adding to our stress, we must watch out for tax season scam artists, too. The crooks are everywhere from the gym parking lot to the latest emails and text messages. A new trend: Expect an increase in ransomware attacks in 2020 on tax ...
‘Will teach vandals a lesson generations will remember’: Yogi Adityanath talks tough on CAA protests

‘Will teach vandals a lesson generations will remember’: Yogi Adityanath talks tough on CAA protests

Travel agent files case against Azharuddin for 'cheating' him of over Rs 20 lakh “Raising slogans of ‘Azadi’ in the name of protests will amount to sedition and the government will take strict action. It is unacceptable. People cannot be allowed to forge a conspiracy against India from Indian soil,” Adityanath said addressing the rally on Wednesday. Also Read: Yogi Adityanath alleges opposition ‘giving money’ for arson, ‘sponsoring’ anti-CAA protests The UP Chief Minister also took potshots at t...
India will always remain grateful to Subhas Chandra Bose: PM Narendra Modi

India will always remain grateful to Subhas Chandra Bose: PM Narendra Modi

Paying tributes to Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, the prime minister said that he stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians. Prime Minister Narendra Modi India will always remain grateful to Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. Paying tributes to Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, the prime minister said that he stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Ind...
Trump says reforming Social Security and Medicare is 'the easiest of all things' as he appears open to cutting entitlement spending

Trump says reforming Social Security and Medicare is 'the easiest of all things' as he appears open to cutting entitlement spending

Reuters President Trump appeared open to cutting entitlement spending on Social Security and Medicare in a CNBC interview on Wednesday. He said a reform effort could occur at the "right" moment and appeared to credit the economy for providing momentum. The White House didn't respond to a request for comment. Any attempt to cut spending on either program would be a break from his 2016 campaign pledge to preserve Social Security and Medicare. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Pr...
U.S. Moves to Let Airlines Ban Emotional Support Animals

U.S. Moves to Let Airlines Ban Emotional Support Animals

Proposed rule change would allow only service dogs trained to help travelers with physical or psychiatric disorders to fly for free Airline passengers might soon have to leave their emotional-support animals at home. A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation would permit airlines to stop accepting emotional-support animals on planes, allowing only service dogs that are professionally trained to perform tasks or assist passengers with disabilities, including psychiatric disorde...
Fin24.com | Gordhan: You are paying 4 times more for electricity because of stealing at Medupi and Kusile

Fin24.com | Gordhan: You are paying 4 times more for electricity because of stealing at Medupi and Kusile

South Africans are paying up to four times more for electricity than a decade ago – and that’s to finance stealing and cost overruns at the Medupi and Kusile power stations. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan called numbers and statistics comparing Eskom of a decade ago with present-day Eskom "atrocious", saying tariff increases over that period mean ordinary South Africans are paying four times more than they used to. Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter here "The numbers are atrocious. The ...
China coronavirus deaths rise to 17, heightening global alarm

China coronavirus deaths rise to 17, heightening global alarm

A health official scans the body temperature of a passenger as she arrives at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Tatan Syuflana | AP Deaths from China's new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally-traded wildlife. The previously unknown, flu-like coronavirus strain is believed to have emerged from an animal market in central Wuha...
Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for alleged Russian smear

Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for alleged Russian smear

Democratic presidential hopeful US Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district Tulsi Gabbard (L) and former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for allegedly defaming her by suggesting the Hawaii congresswoman is a "Russian asset." "Clinton's false assertions were made in a deliberate attempt to derail Tulsi's campaign," said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. ...
Tesla reaches $100 billion market cap

Tesla reaches $100 billion market cap

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The cracked window glass occurred during a demonstration on the strength of the glass. Robert Hanashiro | USA TODAY | Reuters Tesla finished the trading day with a market cap greater than $100 billion for the first time Wednesday, setting CEO Elon Musk up for a major payout. Tesla stock shot up more than 8% in intra-day trading Wednesday, sending the market cap to more than $107 billion before the stock los...
Tulsi Gabbard suing Hillary Clinton for $50M in damages | Fox Business

Tulsi Gabbard suing Hillary Clinton for $50M in damages | Fox Business

2020 Campaign Published 2 hours ago Tulsi Gabbard suing Hillary Clinton for $50M in damages, alleging defamation Clinton's remarks that an unnamed Democratic presidential candidate was a "favorite of the Russians" ignited a political firestorm at the time By Megan Henney FOXBusiness close video Hillary Clinton vs. Tulsi Gabbard? Former Bush 43 senior adviser Brad Blakeman discusses the latest headlines surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi...
Clean Energy: India builds world’s largest solar park! Plans to achieve clean energy target

Clean Energy: India builds world’s largest solar park! Plans to achieve clean energy target

Indian students in China's Wuhan in anxious wait as coronavirus turns virulent India Takes Lead in Clean Energy: World’s largest solar park at Pavagada in Karnataka is now operational. Generating 2050 MW of clean energy, the park is located on land leased from farmers, utilising the drought-hit area & adding to farmers’ income.https://t.co/ScWHPo3pJU pic.twitter.com/NOoIwrefAp — Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) January 19, 2020 The park has been developed by Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporati...
Terry Jones, Monty Python Star, Dies Aged 77

Terry Jones, Monty Python Star, Dies Aged 77

Monty Python comedian Terry Jones has died, at the age of 77. The late actor and director’s agent confirmed news of his death on Wednesday afternoon. His family later said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones. “Terry passed away on the evening of 21 January 2020 at the age of 77 with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” Kr...
This Commonly Used Cooking Oil For Deep Frying Is Found To Cause Genetic Changes In The Brain

This Commonly Used Cooking Oil For Deep Frying Is Found To Cause Genetic Changes In The Brain

A new study pointed out that soybean oil consumption causes genetic changes in the brain responsible for several neurological conditions including autism, Alzheimer's, anxiety and depression.
Virginia Senate advances 'red flag' gun law, despite rally

Virginia Senate advances 'red flag' gun law, despite rally

The measure is set for a final vote in the Senate, likely Wednesday Authorities in Virginia tighten security ahead of rally to defend the Second Amendment Thousands of gun-rights advocates expected to protest in Richmond, Virginia; Griff Jenkins reports. The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol , the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Continue Re...
China Coronavirus Cases Pass 400

China Coronavirus Cases Pass 400

Wuhan to halt all outbound flights and trains as authorities try to stem spread of new pneumonialike illness ahead of Lunar New Year; death toll jumps to at least 17 WUHAN, China—The city in central China where a new coronavirus originated will halt outbound flights and trains and shut its public-transportation system, the Chinese government said, a dramatic escalation in the battle to contain a pneumonia outbreak that has killed at least 17 people. The decision to lock down Wuhan, a major trave...
AOC: 'No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars'

AOC: 'No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars'

The New York congresswoman said billionaires make their money "off the backs" of "undocumented people," "black and brown people being paid under a living wage" and "single mothers."
Papyrus closing all of its stationery stores across U.S.

Papyrus closing all of its stationery stores across U.S.

Stationery chain Papyrus, which once had over 450 stores throughout the U.S., is shutting the doors of its standalone stores. The company that has operated the retail chain is reportedly closing all of its locations nationwide, citing \"current challenges of the retail industry.\" Liquidation sales are already underway at several stores. (The company's cards and branded products will continue to be sold at other stores, but will no longer have standalone locations.) Schurman Retail Group, which ...
Trump Administration Plans to Expand Travel Restrictions to Seven Countries

Trump Administration Plans to Expand Travel Restrictions to Seven Countries

Nations being considered for new rules: Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania WASHINGTON—The Trump administration plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, along with others in Africa and Asia, according to administration officials who have seen the list. The new restrictions would apply to travelers and immigrants from Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Ta...