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  • Apple, the company that created the modern-day smartphone, is relying on technology that customers are already extremely familiar with, like cameras. It's also taking a backseat when it comes to smartphone innovation. But could the company's dedication to familiar technology benefit the iPhone lineup?

  • Elon Musk: SpaceX spent 'hundreds of millions' extra on NASA astronaut capsule

    SpaceX is in the final stages of developing the capsule it will use to launch astronauts, a project that NASA has significantly backed but has also required the company to fund at times. "We've spent actually, I think, quite a lot more than than expected – probably on the order of hundreds of millions of dollars more," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said. Known as Crew Dragon, the spacecraft would carry as many as seven people to the International Space Station and more.

  • A wildfire burning north of Los Angeles exploded in size overnight, forcing evacuations. The so-called "Saddleridge fire" broke out in the community of Sylmar. Fueled by winds gusting up to 60 mph and dry vegetation, the fire grew from 60 to nearly 4,000 acres. Fire crews say dozens of homes have gone up in flames. At least 74 structures have been destroyed and 16 others were damaged.

  • The market ended the volatile week on a high note. Here's what four experts say investors should watch for next week.

  • Super typhoon threatens Japan with strong wind, heavy rainfall

    A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 31 inches of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Japan's meteorological is comparing the potential damage to the 1958 typhoon that left more than 1,200 people dead or missing.

  • The University of Maine broke three world records when it unveiled a boat produced by its polymer 3D printer. The 3D printer can produce objects as long as 100 feet, and printed a 25 foot, 5,000-pound patrol boat in just 72 hours.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of the opening bell, January 4, 2019 in New York City. Following a strong December jobs report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 350 points at the open on Friday morning. In a television interview on Friday morning, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said he believes there is 'no recession in sight.'

    Not all economists agree that GDP is the best way to measure the economy.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 23, 2019 in New York.

    Fears of a recession haven't let up since the bond market flashed warnings signs in August. Since then, a spate of weak economic data, increasing trade tensions and slowing GDP growth have flashed signs of an economic slowdown. So what's the definition of a recession? If the U.S. economy is in recession, how will we know?

  • The Times Square NASDAQ MarketSite is seen on March 2, 2015 in New York City.

    Despite the volatility that's plagued the markets recently, stocks have still performed well this year. The Nasdaq Composite was the top performer of the three major indices over the first three quarters of 2019, jumping over 20%. Apple, Microsoft and Facebook logged gains in this period. These gains point to a strong end to the year.

  • happy traveler waiting for the flight in airport

    Travel insurance can cover mishaps like medical treatments, lost luggage or missed connections. Experts suggest not buying insurance with the company that booked your trip, because they may go out of business and leave you stranded. Watch this video for more on what you need to know before buying travel insurance.

  • California firefighters battled a grass fire in Solano County. The fire occurred after PG&E shut down power to thousands of residents in an effort to avoid windblown wildfires due to equipment failure.

  • Apparel brand Supreme started as a small and edgy New York City skateboard shop in 1994, and with word of mouth marketing and a product-scarcity strategy, it has grown into a global brand with a cult following and a billion-dollar valuation.

  • Healing crystal popularity has spiked over the last decade, and with rising demand comes rising prices. Mine owners have seen the price of amethyst crystals increase fivefold over the past 10 years. But as consumers show a greater willingness to put their faith in healing crystals, scientists still aren't sold on the rising value.

  • Square Stand

    Square began in 2010 after the invention of a small credit card reader that plugged into iPhones. Ten years later, the company has grown into a $26 billion fintech behemoth under Jack Dorsey's leadership.

  • Square's iconic card readers have become a staple in trendy coffee shops, boutique stores and neighborhood restaurants. But the company does so much more than just help business owners swipe cards. From payroll services to the Venmo-like Cash App, small business loans and more, Square's CEO Jack Dorsey has built a $26 billion dollar fintech empire. So where did all Square's money come from and can the company's prolific growth last?

  • Explosions rock Syrian border towns as Turkey begins offensive

    Explosions rocked Syrian border towns as Turkey launched military operations. Turkey is targeting Kurdish militia in its long-threatened offensive. Air strikes and artillery killed at least seven civilians and three Kurdish force members, officials said.

  • Ecuador riots

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Ecuador this week to demonstrate against the removal of a popular fuel subsidy program. The subsidy was removed as part of an agreement with the IMF to stabilize the country's finances.

  • Retiring with $3 million might sound impossible, but it can be done if you diligently invest your money. How much you'll need to save every month varies greatly depending on your age. Whether you're 20 or 50, here's how to do it.

  • Anxiety is currently the most common epidemic of our civilization, according to wellness expert Deepak Chopra. He explains why so many people suffer from anxiety and what people who suffer from it can do to improve their mental health. Chopra also shares a meditation exercise busy professionals can do on the go.

  • The Federal Reserve released meeting minutes detailing disagreement among Board members on the direction of Fed policy. Here are three experts on what investors should expect as the Fed's next move.