Placing my bets on the New Jersey sports gambling craze

Dear John: Legal betting isn’t so good for any serious gambler who mostly wins. I did approximately 1,500 college basketball bets this winter/spring using picks from an analytics service that I paid for. These bets were typically between $200 to $500 each, not counting the 10 percent (sometimes 5 percent, sometimes 15 percent) bookmaker’s cut. I won about 56 percent […]

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VanEck China ETF Taps New, Consumer-Based Economy

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Despite the trade uncertainty, China is still a fast growing economy that international investors should not ignore. As investors look for ways to gain exposure to this new economy, one may consider targeted China country-specific exchange traded funds. For example, ETF investors can look to a fund like the VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext […]

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New Dos Equis ad twists ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ turns it into tune about beer and food

‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ writes tell-all book Jonathan Goldsmith, who played the role of ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’, discusses the content of his new tell-all book. A new Dos Equis ad parodies the 1980s hit song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and turns it into a tune about beer and food. Continue Reading Below […]

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Revived proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California

This June 12, 2017 photo shows pumpjacks operating in the western edge of California’s Central Valley northwest of Bakersfield. The federal government wants to reopen over 1.7 million acres (690,000 hectacres) in California to oil and gas drilling that includes fracking on land that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The Bureau of Land Management issued final plans […]

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Fake asteroid hurtling at New York City triggers terrifying results in NASA simulation

Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact with the Earth. (Photo: Don Davis, NASA) In a NASA simulation of a fictional scenario, New York City was hit with an asteroid packing 1,000 times the destruction of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima.  The exercise, which was part of the “National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan” published by the White House, […]

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New York AG says Trump golf club workers complained about withheld wages, working conditions

NEW YORK — The New York state attorney general’s office says it received complaints about wages and working conditions at a Trump golf club outside New York City after a news report quoted several workers in the country illegally saying they had been cheated out of pay. The attorney general’s confirmation Tuesday that it is in receipt of the complaints […]

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