Roger Federer reveals ‘turning point’ hope for Paris Masters ahead of ATP Finals

The Swiss legend claimed the 99th singles title of his illustrious career on home soil at the Swiss Indoors last week, declaring afterwards: “The relief is big, it could be a turning point.” Basel was Federer’s first win since the Stuttgart Open in mid-June having lost in finals in Halle and Cincinnati and suffered disappointing […]

Avengers: Doctor Strange turning EVIL in sequel? Look at this new image

Doctor Strange might be a pile of dust right now, but this guy has seen the future. He already saw the single way out of 14,000,605 possible paths to defeat Thanos. Did he also see the distinct possibility that he himself might be turning away from the good guys in the coming years? A new […]

Apple’s $1,000 iPhones are turning it into a luxury brand — and it could lose a whole generation of customers (AAPL)

Apple is increasingly transforming itself into a luxury brand. A year after debuting its first thousand-dollar smartphone, the company replaced it with two more. At the same time, it cut its lowest-priced iPhone. The moves could boost Apple’s near-term revenue and profits. But they could lead to stagnating phone sales and could discourage people from […]

Happy birthday to the Forever War: The AUMF is turning 17 years old

Kevin Lamarque It’s the 17th birthday of the post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which gave President George W. Bush and every president since a blank check to deploy US military personnel anywhere in the world in the name of going after terrorists. Passed on Sep. 14, 2001, and signed into law on Sep. […]

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are the latest products it’s turning up in

Erin Brodwin / Business Insider A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom.  Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a marijuana compound that has been linked to a range of potential health benefits but does not get you high. The roughly $ 1 billion CBD industry is already shifting into high gear, […]

Aaron Brown became Canada's fastest man by turning devastation into motivation

TORONTO — Canada's Aaron Brown headed into the NACAC (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) track and field championships full of confidence, and with a target on his back, as one of the top runners competing in the men's 200-metre. And he proved just that by clocking the top overall time of 20.58 seconds — easing […]

An American clothing giant is reportedly turning its back on Wrangler and Lee, 2 of the country’s most iconic denim brands

Facebook/Wrangler VF Corp. is considering selling or spinning off its denim business, including iconic American brands Lee and Wrangler, the Wall Street Journal reported.  VF Corp has owned the brands for decades. The possible move comes as denim sales wane amid the growing popularity of activewear, such as yoga pants.  Clothing giant VF Corp. is […]

An eco-friendly footwear startup is turning plastic bottles into beautiful sneakers — each pair diverts 17 plastic bottles from landfills and rolls up to the size of a pair of socks

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. VIVOBAREFOOT Barefoot shoe industry leader Vivobarefoot is now producing a line of shoes made from recycled water bottles ($ 90 – $ 190). Each pair of shoes will […]

New Gold Rush: The Jeweler Turning Tech Into Treasure

Ornate coral-motif earrings, sculptural silver hoops, a yellow-gold medallion choker: The jewelry made by up-and-coming British brand Lylie’s is beautiful and aesthetically intriguing. But these classic pieces, in which natural forms feature heavily, have surprising origins. Each one is made from material that has been electronically mined. Electronic mining — the process of extracting gold, […]