Christmas travel weather forecast: Mostly smooth sailing for your holidays

Most folks traveling for Christmas this week should see quiet weather, forecasters say."Tranquil weather conditions through Christmas Day will make for a nice stocking stuffer from Mother Nature for those traveling through the holiday," National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Mullinax said.Major travel hubs in the Northeast and Midwest should see clear skies on Christmas Eve…

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Credit Karma has actually exploded into a $4 billion fintech. Here’s an inside take a look at why it’s leaning on influencers to court millennials and Gen Z.

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Credit Karma, long known for its free credit scores, launched as something of a marketing firm, connecting its users with credit cards and loans and getting…

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Trump and Modi cruising in the very same boat: HDK

Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said U.S President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are “sailing in the same boat.” Speaking to press persons, he said, “Both are engaging in diverting people’s attention from serious issues which need to be addressed immediately.”Mr. Kumaraswamy said Donald Trump has created a war-like situation.…

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What the clever people have been doing

Jennifer Chu from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports on how the smart people have been pondering the impact of the rabbit as it comes out the hole and around the tree. In sailing, rock climbing, construction, and any activity requiring the securing of ropes, certain knots are known to be stronger than others. Any…

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Britain’s navy to accompany UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani inflamed tensions in the region. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Defence Minister Ben Wallace leaves the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKayBritain’s defence minister, Ben…

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To protect their future, Pacific Islanders look to the past

The state of Yap is scattered across the Pacific Ocean, its coral atolls and volcanic islands spanning some 600 miles. Home to 11,000 people, Yap, part of the Federated States of Micronesia, hovers just north of the equator, roughly 1,000 miles east of the Philippines. Last summer, the state’s health authorities found themselves in a…

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Key Words: Even with dangers and a big following, climate campaign makes Greta Thunberg more like a regular teenager, states dad

When is it ever OK to skip school? Perhaps when a Fridays-only solo climate-change protest behind the absences stirs millions of followers to action, forces global leaders to listen and earns the respect of renowned nature documentarian David Attenborough. For activist Greta Thunberg’s father Svante her missed class time and globe-trotting in the name of…

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Specs Check: 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale vs. 2020 Volvo XC40

homenewsSpecs Check: 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale vs. 2020 Volvo XC40Two fashionable subcompact luxury SUVs square offWhen it comes to luxury goods, bigger is always considered "better"—after all, you don't see the super-rich buying up tiny homes, flaunting microscopic diamonds, or sailing in dinghies. Luxury cars and SUVs often have the same problem. A big, imposing…

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