Suns’ crazy game-winning alley-oop was legal because of a little-known NBA rule that their coach had kept secret for 15 years

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The Tyson Chandler alley-oop was legal because of little-known NBA rule that Suns coach Jay Triano had kept secret for a long time. Read Entire Story

STOCKS SLIP: Here’s what you need to know

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Meanwhile, bitcoin rose more than 10% and back above $16,000 Read Entire Story

Mistletoe is actually a tree-killing parasite — here’s how it became a Christmas icon

Mistletoe was for Greek weddings before it was ever for Christmas Read Entire Story

Tesla had big plans for 2017 — here’s everything it accomplished

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Tesla had lofty ambitions for 2017. Here’s what it accomplished during the year. Read Entire Story

THE GLOBAL FINTECH LANDSCAPE: How countries around the world are embracing digital disruption in financial services

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BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Fintech hubs — cities where startups, talent, and funding congregate — are proliferating globally in tandem with ongoing disruption in financial services. These hubs are all vying to become established fintech centers in their own right, and want to contribute to the broader financial services ecosystem of the future. Their success depends on a variety of factors, including access to funding and talent, as well as the approach of relevant regulators. This report compiles various fintech snapshots, which together highlight the global spread of fintech, and show where governments and regulatory bodies are shaping the development of national… Read Entire Story

Trump tells media they can stay for Ben Carson’s prayer at Cabinet meeting: ‘You need the prayer more than I do’

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On the urging of Trump himself, Ben Carson said grace after the tax bill passed the Senate, and prayed for unity in Congress. Read Entire Story

Sarah Sanders and Democratic lawmaker exchange blows on Twitter

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An erroneous tweet from The Hill sparked a feud between White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California. Read Entire Story

The Trump administration reportedly wants 7 words and phrases banned from some official documents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Some of the words are vulnerable,entitlement, and diversity. They’re reportedly banned from official CDC documents related to federal budget proposals. Read Entire Story

The last Democrat to win an Alabama Senate race later became a Republican — and did not vote for Roy Moore

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Richard Shelby was first elected to the Senate as a Democrat in 1986, and reelected in 1992. He jumped to the Republican Party in 1994. Read Entire Story

Golden Globes misses the mark by shutting out all major female directors this year

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All five of the 2018 Golden Globes nominees for best director are men. People think Greta Gerwig, Patty Jenkins, and Dee Rees were snubbed. Read Entire Story

An 8-team playoff would solve most of college football’s biggest championship problems

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We created a hypothetical 8-team college football playoff featuring the projected champions of the five major conferences, UCF, and two at-large teams. Read Entire Story

Betting against bitcoin is about to get a lot more expensive

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The cost of shorting bitcoin could skyrocket once futures trading starts on Sunday, says S3 Partners. Read Entire Story