This week, it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate. Orange you glad it didn’t snow harder? Wikimedia Commons Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the… Please follow and like us:

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What the heck is a bomb cyclone?

And just how bad is it? It’s a scary-sounding term. DepositPhotos Bomb cyclone: it sounds really cool, it’s actually kind of scary, and it’s headed your way. On Wednesday and Thursday, the intimidatingly-named winter storm is set to hit the East Coast with icy precipitation from Florida up into New England. But a name as apocalyptic… Please follow and like us:

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Hedge Fund AUM to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a row?

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends… Please follow and like us:

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FBI Foils Plot for Christmas Day Attack on San Francisco 

The FBI has arrested an American man who allegedly plotted a terrorist attack on a popular tourist site in San Francisco to be carried out on Christmas Day. Federal authorities announced Friday that they had arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, California, this week. Jameson allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he planned to… Please follow and like us:

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Broker Charged With Illegally Accepting $1M in Cash Kickbacks: Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Wall Street stockbroker with illegally accepting more than $1 million in undisclosed kickbacks for giving certain customers preferential access to lucrative inital public offerings, enabling them to reap major trading profits in the secondary markets. The SEC alleges that Brian Hirsch subverted allocation policies and procedures at two brokerage… Please follow and like us:

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Eric Schmidt steps down as Alphabet’s executive chairman

Former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt announced Thursday he has stepped down from his role as executive chairman of the search giant’s parent company Alphabet. Schmidt, who served as Google’s CEO from 2001 to 2011, will remain on Alphabet’s board of directors while also serving as a “technical adviser,” the company said in a statement. “Larry,… Please follow and like us:

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White House blames North Korea for ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack

The White House said Tuesday that North Korea was directly responsible for a “reckless” ransomware attack in May that struck computers in about 150 countries. Thomas Bossert, counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. has evidence that “cyber affiliates of the North Korean government” were involved in the attack. “This was a careless and reckless… Please follow and like us:

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Cranes moved to site of deadly Amtrak derailment near Olympia

SEATTLE — Cranes were being brought to the site of an Amtrak train that derailed Monday morning as it barreled toward an Interstate 5 overpass near Olympia, spilling onto the freeway and killing several people, officials said. The Washington State Patrol confirmed at least three people died in the crash, but The Associated Press reported at… Please follow and like us:

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US government admits funding secret UFO programme

The US Department of Defense has admitted that it used to fund a covert programme to investigate sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), according to multiple media reports. The so-called Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ran from 2007 to 2012, with $22m in annual funding, according to a New York Times report published on Saturday. It… Please follow and like us:

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Trump says Wells Fargo won’t escape penalties in mortgage case

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump Friday denied a report that the federal consumer financial watchdog might drop sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co. for alleged mortgage lending abuses and said the bank could face even tougher penalties. Trump’s response was to a Reuters report that Mick Mulvaney — installed last month as acting director of the independent Consumer… Please follow and like us:

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Ventura fire rages, threatening communities both coastal and inland; section of 101 Freeway closed

OJAI, Calif. — The return of powerful winds Thursday pushed the destructive Ventura County fire closer to several communities, prompting new evacuations. Communities both on the coast and inland were under threat. At 4 a.m., officials closed the 101 Freeway between Routes 126 and 150. According to the California Highway Patrol, that left no open routes… Please follow and like us:

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This year’s flu season looks like a bad one—and it could be coming early

It’s officially that time of year. This is how widespread (though not how severe) the flu is as of Thanksgiving week. Infographic by Sara Chodosh When it comes to flu season, the only thing we can be absolutely certain of is this: it will happen every year. We are notoriously bad at predicting pretty much everything… Please follow and like us:

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BOOM! Mystery blasts rattling the globe

Was it a supersonic aircraft? A meteor? A ground explosion? The end of the world as we know it? Those are the questions experts and non-experts around the world are asking themselves in recent weeks as curiously loud mystery BOOMS have not only been hear around the world, but felt – shaking buildings and rattling nerves… Please follow and like us:

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‘Fake’ Apollo Moon Landing Photo Causes A Buzz

Almost 50 years after man walked on the moon, the “giant leap for mankind” is under the microscope once again – with conspiracy theorists convinced they have proof one of the moon landings was fake. A picture allegedly taken in December 1972 of the final Apollo 17 moon mission has been shared online, and shows what… Please follow and like us:

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Homeland Security Plans Biological Weapons Simulation Tests In Oklahoma

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to release low levels of inert chemical and biological materials in 2018 to simulate the effects of biological weapons on buildings near the borders of Oklahoma and Kansas. Through a legal notice issued in the local paper, the agency said it will be releasing “non-hazardous” and “non-toxic”… Please follow and like us:

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