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13 Telling Things Your Handwriting Reveals About Your Personality

You’d be surprised to see what your handwriting says about you. Did you know big, outgoing personalities tend to write in large letters, and shy, introverted types prefer to write small? If you have average-sized writing, it demonstrates a strong ability to focus and concentrate. These are hidden strengths of being an introvert.

Dozens of Dairy Queens are closing

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF UP NEXT Video by Wochit News About 29 Dairy Queen locations are shuttering, after a franchisee files for bankruptcy.  Vasari LLC, which operates about 70 Dairy Queen locations in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. In the filing, the company announced plans to close approximately 29 Dairy Queen locations. “As many of its restaurants are positioned in prime ‘oil country,’ the Debtor has struggled to survive the far-reaching effects of dramatic declines in oil prices,” the filing reads. “While waiting for oil-industry related jobs to return as oil prices begin to rebound, the Debtor also faced industry pressure from competing businesses.”  The bankruptcy filing f...

Who is Jerome Powell, Trump’s pick for Fed chairman?

Jerome H. Powell would come to the chairman’s job at the Federal Reserve with a wide-ranging résumé. He has worked in investment banking, in law and in government as an under secretary in the Treasury Department. He would also be one of the wealthiest individuals to lead the Fed, thanks to his years in private equity. One thing he’s missing: He would be the first Fed chief in more than four decades who did not have an economics degree. A Washington Native Who Tried Law, Then Finance Mr. Powell, 64, was born in Washington, the son of a lawyer, and studied politics at Princeton University. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University, where he was editor in chief of the Georgetown Law Journal. After working a few years as a lawyer, he embarked in 1984 on a career in investment banking, ...

Curry has perfect response after being named in new GOP tax plan

© (Getty Images) Warriors guard Stephen Curry Politics and sports collided once again on Thursday when a famous athlete was named in the GOP’s newly unveiled tax plan. Who was that athlete? Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. There is only one person mentioned in GOP tax plan and it’s Steph Curry. ‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/YynmtvNgyH — Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 2, 2017 “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system. Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through b...

Woman gives birth to twin girls at Chicago train station

© Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/TNS A woman gave birth to twins at thh CTA Roosevelt Street station in Chicago, pictured here in an 2015 file image. CHICAGO – It’s not often anyone arrives at a scene faster than the Chicago Fire Department, but one baby did just that when she was born on a CTA platform minutes before her twin sister. The twins made their debut at the CTA’s Roosevelt Street station Wednesday morning after their mother went into labor on the Red Line platform, fire officials said. Paramedics were called to the mezzanine level of the station in the 1100 block of South State Street around 7:30 a.m., according to the CTA. “It went surprisingly smoothly for the first run of the day,” paramedic Maire Shields said. “She’s a tough girl,&#...

IS ‘executed’ 741 civilians during Mosul battle – UN

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 824,000 civilians were displaced by the nine-month battle At least 741 civilians died in “execution-style killings” by Islamic State militants during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN says. The jihadists are also alleged to have carried out mass abductions, used human shields, intentionally shelled homes, and targeted people trying to flee. “Those responsible must answer for their heinous crimes,” said UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein. He also called for alleged violations by Iraqi forces to be investigated. The UN says another 461 civilians died a result of Iraqi military and US-led coalition air strikes during the most intensive phase of the battle, which lasted from November 2016 to July 2017. In ...

Here are the Russian Facebook ads you might have seen during the election

Members of the House Intelligence Committee released a number of Russian-sponsored Facebook and Instagram ads on Wednesday. The ads, which were seen by at least 10 million Americans, according to Facebook, are most likely associated with the Russian “troll farm” Internet Research Agency. The spots, which were allegedly intended to create political division in the country, exploit some of the country’s most sensitive issues, such as gun control, the Black Lives Matter movement, gay rights, immigration, and more. “America, we have a problem,” Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who sits on the House committee, said Wednesday to a group of social media representatives. “We basically have the brightest minds of our tech community here and Russia was able to weaponize your platforms to divide us, to ...

Bin Laden’s thoughts unearthed in a hand-written journal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  A journal made public by the CIA and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden’s daughters offers a glimpse into how the late al-Qaida leader viewed the world around him and reveals his deep interest in the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions that were unfolding in the months before a U.S. raid killed him. He talks about Libya becoming a pathway for jihadis to Europe; of his time as a young teen visiting William Shakespeare’s home in Britain; of how quickly turmoil had gripped the Middle East. The 228-page journal meanders between discussions, thoughts and reflections bin Laden shared with his family about how to exploit the uprisings, what to make of the rapid changes unfolding in the Arab world and when al-Qaida should speak out. “This cha...

Tax reform bill revealed by House GOP – here’s what it does

House Republicans unveiled their tax reform bill Thursday – leaving in place current 401(k) retirement plans and eliminating some state deductions. President Trump praised the plan but said “there is much work left to do.” Here’s a look at what the legislation tackles. 401(k) plans Despite weeks of arguing among lawmakers, the bill didn’t change the 401(k) retirement plans. Republicans had considered slashing pretax donation limits from $18,000 to as low as $2,400 for some Americans. How the proposed tax plan would affect different Americans and their families.  (Tax Foundation) State and local deductions After the tax reform framework was revealed last month, some lawmakers grumbled about a provision that would eliminate state and local tax deductions – meaning taxpayers in high-taxed sta...

Dow closes at record high on tax bill, Fed nomination

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF UP NEXT The Dow closed at a record high Thursday as traders examined the details of the tax reform plan proposed by Republicans. The plan would permanently lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent. It would also keep retirement savings plans like the popular 401(k) intact. The Dow gained 81 points after briefly falling 84 points. Shares of Boeing were the best performers on the 30-stock index. “People are building their frameworks, but no one knows where this is going to go,” said Jeremy Bryan, a portfolio manager at Gradient Investments. The S&P 500 erased earlier losses as financials rose 0.9 percent. Shares of Allstate were among the best-performing stocks in the financials sector. Shares of T. Rowe Price, meanwhil...