Citi posts strong earnings, despite taking $22 billion hit from tax reform

CITI POSTS STRONG EARNINGS, DESPITE TAKING $22 BILLION HIT FROM TAX REFORM

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Citigroup released fourth-quarter results Tuesday, beating the expectations of Wall Street analysts with adjusted...

Betsy DeVos visited a charter school, praising it as a 'shining example' - now it's shutting down

BETSY DEVOS VISITED A CHARTER SCHOOL, PRAISING IT AS A 'SHINING EXAMPLE' - NOW IT'S SHUTTING DOWN

Yuri Gripas/Reuters Last year, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump praised a public charter school. Now, D.C....

 
 
 
National parks will be open during the government shutdown - but there's a catch

NATIONAL PARKS WILL BE OPEN DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - BUT THERE'S A CATCH

Joe Raedle/Getty Images National parks will remain open during the government shutdown. While the parks are open, many services like...

Los Angeles Welcomes Record 48.3 Million Visitors in 2017

LOS ANGELES WELCOMES RECORD 48.3 MILLION VISITORS IN 2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. today announced Los Angeles...

 
 
 
There is no reason for Pence to travel to the Middle East this weekend - and the possible downsides are significant

THERE IS NO REASON FOR PENCE TO TRAVEL TO THE MIDDLE EAST THIS WEEKEND - AND THE POSSIBLE DOWNSIDES ARE SIGNIFICANT

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence is set to travel to the Middle East. He should cancel the trip. After President...

Railway heritage theme park to come up in India

RAILWAY HERITAGE THEME PARK TO COME UP IN INDIA

The Union Tourism Ministry and the Haryana government in corporation with the Indian Railways is coming with the proposal of developing...

 
 
 
The White House says chances of a shutdown have 'ratcheted up' and tells government agencies to get ready

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS CHANCES OF A SHUTDOWN HAVE 'RATCHETED UP' AND TELLS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO GET READY

The federal government is set to enter a partial shutdown at midnight. Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director,...

Every time Trump flies to his New Jersey golf club, it costs taxpayers more than $15,000 an hour

EVERY TIME TRUMP FLIES TO HIS NEW JERSEY GOLF CLUB, IT COSTS TAXPAYERS MORE THAN $15,000 AN HOUR

Getty Images/Pool New records show that President Donald Trump's known political and leisure travel costs now total to over $13 million. Several...

 
 
 
Amazon has a 'budget-friendly' Prime option for low-income customers - but it's actually a trap

AMAZON HAS A 'BUDGET-FRIENDLY' PRIME OPTION FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS - BUT IT'S ACTUALLY A TRAP

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider Amazon is raising Prime membership fees for people who pay monthly. The increase will be from $10.99 to $12.99...

Here's which parts of the federal government will remain open during a government shutdown

HERE'S WHICH PARTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

As Washington faces a potential shutdown, "non-essential" services provided by information bureaus, national parks, as well as other...

 
 
 
Here's why Cole Haan's innovative dress shoes are more comfortable than most of the sneakers I own

HERE'S WHY COLE HAAN'S INNOVATIVE DRESS SHOES ARE MORE COMFORTABLE THAN MOST OF THE SNEAKERS I OWN

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the...

EDGE OF THE CLIFF: Congress appears to be at an impasse with a government shutdown looming

EDGE OF THE CLIFF: CONGRESS APPEARS TO BE AT AN IMPASSE WITH A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LOOMING

Pool/Getty Images The federal government is set to shut down at midnight. A short-term funding bill passed the House on Thursday, but...

 
 
 
Here's what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Spencer Platt/Getty Images If there is no agreement in the Senate, the federal government will enter into a partial shutdown at midnight. In...

Scotland tourism saw a massive growth in international & domestic visitors in 2017

SCOTLAND TOURISM SAW A MASSIVE GROWTH IN INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC VISITORS IN 2017

Scotland witnessed a sharp growth in overseas as well as domestic visitors last summer, as per the new statistics show. The Office...

 
 
 
Trump beckons Schumer to the White House to try and get a last-minute deal to avoid a shutdown

TRUMP BECKONS SCHUMER TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO TRY AND GET A LAST-MINUTE DEAL TO AVOID A SHUTDOWN

Alex Wong/Getty Images The government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress passes a funding bill. President Donald...

Uber partners with traditional taxi firm in Singapore

UBER PARTNERS WITH TRADITIONAL TAXI FIRM IN SINGAPORE

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Transportation and Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared...

 
 
 
Porn star who had alleged affair with Trump says he thought if he changed his hair he'd lose his power and wealth

PORN STAR WHO HAD ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH TRUMP SAYS HE THOUGHT IF HE CHANGED HIS HAIR HE'D LOSE HIS POWER AND WEALTH

Carlos Barria/Reuters The adult-film actress known as Stormy Daniels said in a 2011 interview with In Touch Magazine that Donald Trump...

Amazon is rising after hiking the price of a monthly Prime membership

AMAZON IS RISING AFTER HIKING THE PRICE OF A MONTHLY PRIME MEMBERSHIP

David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon 's stock price rose on Friday after it announced it was increasing its monthly subscription fees. Amazon...

 
 
 
Four Seasons Hotel Boston Sets the Stage for Romance with a Getaway Stay package

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BOSTON SETS THE STAGE FOR ROMANCE WITH A GETAWAY STAY PACKAGE

Steal away with your valentine and enjoy a romantic escape at Four Seasons Hotel Boston. This February guests can enjoy special offerings...

A shutdown looms: Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

A SHUTDOWN LOOMS: HERE'S A SUPER-QUICK GUIDE TO WHAT TRADERS ARE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW

Thomson Reuters Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. US markets are trading higher even as...