Merrill Lynch Expands Capabilities to Help Clients Prepare for and Live Their Best Life in Retirement

Dateline City: NEW YORK Merrill Lynch Clear® Enhancements Across Seven Life Priorities Help Explore Opportunities and Challenges, and Achieve Goals Merrill Lynch today announced a series of enhancements to Merrill Lynch Clear®, a pioneering approach that offers a more comprehensive way of helping people navigate to and throughout Read more [...]

Jamie Dornan: I Visited a Sex Dungeon to Prepare for “Fifty Shades of Grey”

He’s all about researching his movie roles, and when Jamie Dornan snagged the part of Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” he knew he needed to explore new territory. The handsome “Marie Antoinette” hunk told ELLE UK, “I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did… whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives.” “I was like, ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show.' I went back to my wife and newborn baby Read more [...]


WASHINGTON (Sept. 30, 2014)—We seem to be getting slammed harder and more frequently by extreme weather — with record-breaking temperatures, storm intensities, property destruction and even fatalities. The news is filled with catastrophic events: Hurricane Sandy brought epic destruction to New York and New Jersey in 2012; monster Typhoon Haiyan wrought havoc in the Philippines in 2013; and a dip in the polar vortex in 2014 made Chicago colder than the South Pole in summer. In many places, summers Read more [...]

Prepare for the rebranding of money

Image Credit: ShutterstockFor most people, myself included, both money and technology sit in the mental category of “functional magic.” The details of how these things work are a little hazy, although we’re damn glad they do, despite the inkling that they’ve snared us  in some nefarious spell. We’re vociferous about their failings, but we hesitate to dabble in the dark arts ourselves. We might have to sell our soul to the devil. We might have to do maths. So I was relieved when Read more [...]

Cliven Bundy II? Utah protesters prepare for new face-off with feds

This eye-blink of a town in the state’s scenic southeastern corner bills itself as the “Gateway to Adventure.” But this weekend it promises to be more like a launchpad for civil unrest. A band of angry citizens plans to ride all-terrain vehicles onto closed-off, federally managed public…
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US and UK prepare to send help to Nigeria to locate schoolgirls

The United States government has said that it is preparing to send a team to help the Nigerian government find almost 300 girls kidnapped from their school by Islamic extremists last month. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that the team would likely include military and law enforcement personnel and officials with experience in intelligence, investigations and hostage negotiations but ruled out any American military troops being sent to Nigeria. “Time is of the essence,” Read more [...]

China’s Li Keqiang warns investors to prepare for wave of bankruptcies

World's second largest economy is facing 'serious challenges' and many companies with high debts are being forced to the wallChina is braced for a wave of industrial bankruptcies as its slowing economy forces companies with sky-high debts to the wall, the country's premier has said.Premier Li Keqiang told lenders to China's private sector factories they should expect debt defaults as the world's second largest economy encounters "serious challenges" in the year ahead.Speaking after the annual session Read more [...]