Saudi Arabia tried to develop a mole inside Twitter: report

The kingdom deployed Twitter trolls to snuff out critics’ voices, the New York Times reported.

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The Wall Street Journal: Mortgage rates, home prices and Republican tax law get blame as housing sales skid lengthens

The housing market is stumbling through its longest slump in four years, as the divergence between a booming U.S. economy and weakening home sales that many had dismissed as temporary now looks poised to continue.

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The New York Post: Now it’s Scaramucci’s turn to give inside look at Trump White House in new book

“Trump: The Blue-Collar President” comes out Tuesday.

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Next Avenue: 5 big pitfalls of retirement, and how to fix them

Recognizing the problems of retirement can give you a better chance of avoiding these common snags.

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Next Avenue: 8 significant challenges—and opportunities—of an aging population

Two global macro trends—aging and technology innovation—can combine to transform the aging experience.

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Capitol Report: Mitch McConnell harassed at restaurant as fellow diners come to his defense

What’s a Republican got to do to his enjoy his Cubano in peace these days? Sitting there in quiet befuddlement isn’t going to do it, if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s meal with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, is any indication.

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Health Exchange: Smoking is bad, but sitting around doing nothing is even more deadly, study shows

Smoking is bad for your health. You don’t need an oxygen tank by your bedside to tell you that. Diabetes and heart disease, obviously not great, either. But what isn’t so obvious is that a sedentary lifestyle is actually worse than all three, according to a new study led by the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Wael Jaber.”

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The Wall Street Journal: Democratic and Republican lawmakers take issue with Trump acceptance of Saudi story on Khashoggi death

A divide immediately arose Saturday between President Trump’s initial acceptance of Saudi Arabia’s response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and senators in both parties who stepped up calls for sanctions and pressed the administration to do its own investigation.

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In One Chart: The 10 most ‘valuable’ countries in the world in one chart

Measuring something as intangible as a country’s image is a tough, if not an elusive, task. But Brand Finance, a company that specializes in putting value to corporate brands, attempted to do just that by evaluating the countries on three key metrics—goods and services, investment, and society.

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Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere

Don’t get swept up in all the hoopla over Canadian legalization, where a limited market and falling prices may produce big losses.

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