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26 stars who shockingly still don't have Oscars

Michelle Williams has been nominated for four Oscars, and has never won.GettyThere’s no doubt about it: The Oscars are flawed. Sometimes deserving movies simply don’t generate enough hype, and get nothing more than a nomination. Or no nomination at all. We’ll see all of that at this year’s Oscars, airing on March 4. Then there are the terrible movies and performances ...

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Bitcoin 101: Your essential guide to cryptocurrency

Thomson ReutersBitcoin is everywhere. The cryptocurrency is seemingly in the news every day as investors and businesses try to understand the future of this digital finance. But what is Bitcoin all about? Why is it suddenly on every financial news program? And what does it mean to you? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Bitcoin 101, a ...

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If you're not asking yourself these 5 questions about money, you might already be screwed

Once you know the questions to ask, finding the answer is easier than you think. Chris Jackson / Getty Money questions may be personal, but they tend to revolve around investing, debt, and real estate.  Setting yourself up for financial success means answering the easy money questions, as well as dealing with the harder ones.  We’ve outlined the 5 most ...

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Joel Embiid says he is no longer interested in Rihanna now that he has fulfilled her demand of being an NBA All-Star

NBA on TNT Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was named as a starter in the All-Star Game on Thursday night. Early in his career, Embiid had been shut down when asking a woman, rumored to be Rihanna, out on a date, with the woman in question responding, “Come back when you’re an All-Star.” When asked to address the matter postgame, ...

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Michael Douglas has been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee, days after preemptively denying it

Michael Douglas. AP Michael Douglas was accused of sexual harassment by the writer Susan Braudy in interviews with The Hollywood Reporter and “Today” on Friday. Braudy alleged that, during her employment under Douglas in the 1980s, the actor subjected her to profane comments and masturbated in front of her. Douglas preemptively denied the allegations in a Deadline article on January 9. ...

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A top Senate Republican just threw cold water on the Hail Mary plan to avoid a shutdown

Alex Wong/Getty Images The federal government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight if no funding bill passes the Senate. Senate Democrats and some Republicans have proposed passing a short-term funding bill to extend the deadline by a few days to give the two sides more time to hash out a larger deal. The Senate Republican leadership wants nothing to ...

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BANK OF AMERICA: Tax cuts could lead to record mega-mergers

Reuters / Lucas Jackson Bank of America breaks down what could be the most effective use of the additional capital that corporations get from the GOP tax plan. The firm says that mergers and acquisitions is an ideal use, and could hit a record in 2018, while downplaying the positive effect of share buybacks and capital expenditures. At this point, ...

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Pressure is mounting for the Cavs to use their greatest asset with the trade deadline 3 weeks away

Charles Krupa/AP With the NBA trade deadline approaching, the Cleveland Cavaliers must decide whether to include the 2018 Brooklyn Nets draft pick in any trade packages. The decision is a tough one, as the pick could net them a superstar, but could also help them rebuild in the event LeBron James leaves after the season ends. The Cavs are reportedly ...

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The top cities competing for Amazon's $5 billion headquarters may not be considering one critical factor

Cyclists pass beneath the downtown skyline on the hike and bike trail on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, a top candidate for Amazon’s HQ2. Reuters This week, Amazon announced 20 city finalists in the bid to become home to the company’s second headquarters, HQ2. The top contenders should be discussing climate resilience strategies related to extreme weather and flooding ...

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The surprisingly frugal habits of 9 billionaires

Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, drove a Honda Accord until 2013.Brendan McDermid/Reuters Some of the world’s richest people are famously frugal. Warren Buffett lives in a modest home he bought in 1958 and eats McDonald’s for breakfast every morning. Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, drove a Honda Accord until 2013.  Frugality is a subjective term. To ...

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