I’ve tried every single iPhone currently available — here’s my ranking of the 7 iPhones you can buy right now (AAPL)

Edgar Su/Reuters If you want to buy an iPhone right now, you have seven different options to choose from.  From the brand-new, futuristic iPhone XS to the old-but-good iPhone 7, the current iPhone lineup has a range of devices and price points.  At this point, I’ve tried all seven of Apple’s current iPhones. And although […]

These are the 7 best Black Friday gaming deals you’ll find in stores

Black Friday is fast approaching and it’s the season for holiday deals on video games. As the current generation of consoles reaches the end of its life span, now is a great time to invest in an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for cheap and start building a library of great games. This year seems […]

‘Make it look rich’: Trump told Sharpie to create a custom pen for him to sign important documents

Reuters/Leah Millis President Donald Trump is known for using a Sharpie pen.  In a recent episode of HBO’s new four-part series with political website Axios, Trump broke into a monologue professing his love for the Sharpie pen and disdain for the traditional government ordered pen. Trump said Sharpie created a personalized black plastic pen for […]

The oil price swings dramatically

THE OIL price was supposed to be soaring around now. With American sanctions against Iran taking effect earlier this month, exports from that country, the world’s fourth-largest producer of crude oil last year, were expected to shrink to close to zero. In anticipation the price of Brent crude, the international benchmark, went above $ 86 in […]

Meet the 22-year Oracle veteran executive who’s going to lead Google in the cloud wars against Amazon and Microsoft (ORCL)

Shutterstock On Friday, Diane Greene announced she would be stepping down as Google Cloud’s chief exec.  Greene’s replacement will be the 22-year Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian, who before resigning in September, was president of product development with the company, and a key player in its cloud efforts. When he steps into the role in January, […]

Superstar cities have a big advantage in attracting high-paying jobs

IN THE END, Amazon disappointed everyone. A year ago the e-commerce giant said it would open a second headquarters, and solicited bids from cities keen on the 50,000 new jobs and $ 5bn in investment it would bring. The gambit might have produced a fascinating experiment in urban development, and a departure from the concentration […]

Gay college athlete who was disowned by her family is in danger of losing her eligibility because her friends raised money to help her eat and pay bills

Streeter Lecka/Getty Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck was disowned by her family this summer after her mother learned that she was dating a woman. Scheck — who had $ 20 to her name when her parents forced her to choose between conversion therapy and their continued financial support — has struggled to find money […]

2,000 women are taking state legislatures by storm, even as men hold on to the vast majority of seats

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Much attention has been paid to the wave of women elected to go to Washington this fall, but women are also storming politics at the local levels.  More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures next year — growing the number of women in local chambers by several hundred and breaking […]

East Coast snowstorm wreaks chaos, commuters warned to avoid Port Authority Bus Terminal

Wong Maye-E/AP The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain, and sleet made driving tricky and closed schools. Commuters also were advised to avoid the […]