First Best Picture Winner ‘Wings’ Nearly Lost Forever

“Wings,” the silent film epic about World War I aviators, won the first Academy Award for Best Picture 90 years ago. The motion picture was the only silent movie to ...
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$25 Billion Quarterly Loss for Berkshire Hathaway as Buffett Abandons Book Value Focus

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual report, and the results from the fourth quarter are putting dark clouds over Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders. Berkshire Hathaway's ...
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Coke Gets Crushed as Worst Performing Dow Stock

The stock market has been so unusually strong this year that only two of the 30 components of the Dow Jones industrial average are down. The index itself is higher ...
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Rainiest Places on Earth

Earth is an ocean planet. Water in liquid or frozen form covers 75% of Earth’s surface and fills the sky with clouds. Atmospheric rivers known as jet streams meander and ...
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The Deadliest Mammals in the World

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” As the famous line from "The Wizard of Oz" suggests, there is reason to be afraid of these creatures. They are among the ...
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Driest Places on Earth

From the frozen landscapes of Antarctica to the scorching deserts of Africa to the often drought-stricken regions of North America, areas that get little to no rainfall tend to have ...
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The Best Statistic About Each State

Though they are part of one united country, the 50 states have their own individual identities. States have their own cuisines, slang, sources of pride and drawbacks that are ...
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The Worst Statistic About Your State

As the United States grew from 13 colonies to 50 states, each state has developed its own identity, full of culture, cuisine, and state pride. Yet each state, no matter ...
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America’s Windiest Cities

Chicago may be known as the “Windy City,” but quite a few American cities have it beat when it comes to wind velocity. These locations, which range from rural to ...
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Friday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

February 22, 2019: The S&P 500 closed up 0.6% at 2,792.65. The DJIA closed up 0.7% at 26,031.30. Separately, the Nasdaq closed up 0.9% at 7,527.54. Friday was a positive ...
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20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill the Most

Americans today pay an average of 19.1% more on grocery items than they did 10 years ago. Over the same time, the inflation rate was just 16.3%. Several key ...
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Sales of New Homes Dipped 8% in January

Online real-estate brokerage Redfin reported Friday that sales of new single-family homes dropped 8% in January compared with January 2018 sales. Sales fell in all four regions of the country. ...
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Ford Scrutinizes Own Emissions, Fuel Economy Testing

In an announcement Thursday, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) said it is investigating its fuel economy and emissions testing methods following complaints raised by employees last September. The company has ...
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How to Get a Smartphone for $0 a Month

Samsung's new folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will set buyers back $1,980. The phone was announced earlier this week and will be released in the United States on April 26. ...
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How Kraft Heinz Just Destroyed Shareholders (and Maybe Its Future)

Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) is feeling the hurt on Friday after releasing earnings, announcing a probe by federal regulators and writing down a couple of its major brands. This ...
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