NewsWatch: Biggest Dow winners and losers in 2017: Boeing soars to record levels, while GE slumps

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Biggest gainer on the Dow this year is not a Silicon Valley startup, but an old-economy company with roots going back to 1916. See full story.

Watch out, bitcoin: Ripple coins march higher, overtake Ethereum

Ripple coins are on the rise on Friday, as the cryptocurrency sector mounts a rebound on the final weekday of 2017. See full story.

Trump welcomes global warming to thaw out frigid eastern U.S., setting Twitter ablaze

With the National Weather Service releasing updated extreme winter advisories for much of the northeast and midwest U.S. — prompting preparations in New York for its coldest New Year’s Eve in nearly 60 years — President Donald Trump, on a golf vacation in Florida, said Thursday night that global warming sounded pretty good about right now. See full story.

No, you probably shouldn’t rush out and prepay your 2018 property taxes

There are many considerations that may make prepaying 2018 property taxes more of a hassle than it’s worth. See full story.

A quarter of American drivers might be better off using Uber or Lyft than owning a car

Add up the full cost of ownership, including your time, to see where you stand. See full story.

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Jack in the Box is offering a Munchie Meal that includes a side that’s half curly fries and half onion rings — as well as tacos, five “Mini Churros,” three crispy chicken strips and a drink. See full story.

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