10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Reuters / Joshua Roberts Here is what you need to know. Senate leaders say they have yet to reach deal to end the government shutdown, which will continue into the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to break the impasse with a motion to pass a short-term funding deal, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck […]

Celgene is buying cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics for $9 billion (CELG, JUNO)

AP Celgene is acquiring Juno Therapeutics, a company developing personalized cancer treatments in a deal worth $ 9 billion.  It’s the second deal in 2018 for the biotech giant, which has been under pressure from investors. The highly personalized treatments Juno makes, called CAR T-cell therapy, are at the beginning of what some are calling “a big […]

South Korea’s president drops in polls as few support plan to include North Koreans on Olympic team

Shutterstock South Korea’s President Moon Jae In’s popularity has dipped after a series of political dust-ups and disapproval of including North Koreans in South Korean Olympic endeavors. South Korean and North Korean women will compete in hockey, with the North Korean athletes being included in the game for political reasons, rather than their merit as […]

People are accidentally buying a book about WWII because it’s also called ‘Fire and Fury’

Amazon Randall Hansen owes Michael Wolff a beer. Eight years ago, the former wrote a book on the American and British bombing campaign over Germany between 1942 to 1945. He called it “Fire and Fury” the same title used by Wolff for his controversial take on the first nine months inside Donald Trump’s White House. […]

Pence meets Netanyahu in Israel but won’t travel to Christian holy sites amid rift with Palestinians

Thomson Reuters Vice President Mike Pence met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Monday, but Palestinians have boycotted the trip. Pence, an evangelical Christian who has spoken about Christian persecution in the Middle East in the past, will not be Bethlehem, a popular spot for Christians, amid the protests. The US and Israel […]

I’m never going back to my old frying pan after trying this kitchen startup’s under-$100 cookware

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Made In Instagram With Made In, you get all the quality of high-performance, premium cookware at a fraction of the traditional cost.  I tried the company’s nonstick frying […]

The 10 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2018

The world’s most expensive cities to live in have been revealed in a major survey of almost 300 population hubs. The destinations are named in the 14th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2018. It analysed 293 metropolitan housing markets in nine countries — Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, […]

It looks like Jeff Sessions is taking Trump’s cues to clean house at the FBI

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing FBI director Christopher Wray to replace deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe and former FBI general counsel James Baker. President Donald Trump has accused McCabe of putting his thumb on the scale of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s 2016 rival, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans […]

Bill Belichick had a hilarious response to Tom Brady playing through his much-hyped hand injury

Tom Brady played through a hand injury during the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. During the week, the details of the injury were kept under wrap, sparking great curiosity in the NFL world as to what happened. After the game, Bill Belichick laughed at Brady is tough, but did not […]

Mark Meadows: ‘We are not going to negotiate on immigration while the government is shut down’

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said any immigration deal will not be negotiated while the government remains shut down. Meadows said he has received assurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan that they are on the same page. Senate Republicans and Democrats are still moving forward with potential deals to end […]