Stories That Pay Off: Billionaires in Davos can’t stop talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Plus more of this week's personal finance stories.

Twitter bans far-right activist Laura Loomer for Islamophobic tweet

The tweet in question referred to Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar as “anti-Jewish” and referred to Muslim women as “abused and forced to wear the hijab.”

Mic Daily: Your Election Day recap before the results roll in

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Dating apps are getting more political ahead of midterm elections. What does that say about users?

Millennial women care more about their partner being voters than millennial men, according to OkCupid data.

Taylor Swift is raking in album sales since she endorsed Democrats

After the pop star spoke out about politics, four of her albums soared up the iTunes album sales chart.

Food and Politics: Trump’s trade war could actually benefit US food banks

The Department of Agriculture agreed to purchase and donate $1.2 billion in fruits, beef and other commodities for food banks and pantries.

A history of Trump’s long, complicated relationship with Diet Coke

Trump reportedly drinks a dozen Diet Cokes a day.

What Trump’s grocery gaffe says about his relationship with money

Donald Trump revealed he is part Lucille Bluth at his recent rally in Tampa.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 3: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon; Fat Girls Dance

'Mic Dispatch' talks with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, and ventures to Harlem to visit the co-founders of a body-inclusive dance collective.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 3 : Ocasio-Cortez, Nixon and a plus-size dance revolution (full transcript)

'Mic' talks with congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, and ventures to Harlem to visit the co-founders of a body inclusive dance collective.

A Facebook group where liberal and conservative women actually listen to each other

The group, which now has about 330 members, has discussed abortion, gun control, education, health care, media bias and what, exactly, it means to make America great again.

Restaurants and immigration: We talked to chefs about the impact of ICE raids on their businesses

Restaurants — with a workforce made up largely of immigrants — have long been at the center of the immigration debate.

In a victory for restaurant workers, the new budget bill includes a provision that protects tips

The provision says employers “may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes.”

4 questions the Texas primary elections may begin to answer

The future of U.S. politics will begin to take shape as ballots are cast Tuesday.

Career Advice: Don’t make these 5 office holiday party mistakes

Office Christmas or holiday party coming up? Avoid these foibles, lest you embarrass yourself at a work event — or offend your coworkers.


Thanksgiving is over. The season for awkward political conversation isn’t.

A new poll has revealed that you aren't alone in avoiding talking about politics this Thanksgiving.

Here’s the story behind those viral Trump-themed flip-flops

We talked to Sam Morrison, the 26-year-old advertising industry creative who came up with them.

Inside Ilbe: How South Korea’s angry young men formed a powerful new alt-right movement

This increasingly influential group is known for a “deep-seated misogyny” and a hatred of immigrants, LGBT rights and the left. Sound familiar?

North Korea is more wired than ever — but its citizens could pay the price

More phones, tablets and websites in North Korea don't exactly add up to a freer society. Instead, things might look a bit like Orwell's '1984.'

Working Families Party endorses Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce in House race against Paul Ryan

The union ironworker has been a longtime member of the Working Families Party.

The GOP left a giant database containing personal information of almost every voter unprotected

The DNC email hack is looking pretty mild in comparison.

Did Jeff Sessions violate a rule by participating in James Comey's firing?

Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia-Trump investigation. Then he recommended firing the guy leading it.

Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska and more talk drag in Trump's America at RuPaul's DragCon

“In politically treacherous times,” Bob the Drag Queen said, “art becomes stronger.”

Trump has inspired millennials to increase their political engagement. Bigly.

Americans say they're informed since the 2016 election, and that seems to be creating a new generation of political activists.

'Designated Survivor' Episode 15 Recap: Hannah exposes new terrorist plot twist

Another attack may be on the horizon in 'Designated Survivor.'


Russia Protests: Here's what's behind the latest anti-Kremlin demonstrations

Tens of thousands protest corruption in Russia as Vladimir Putin warns of "chaos."

Protest groups to unite as "The Majority" for massive actions across the country on May 1

Activists hope to build a broader coalition and make a show of force on May 1, International Workers' Day.

Can you get fired for your political views? Know your rights.

Keep your politics from hurting you at work.

Public School debuts powerful "Make America New York" looks on the New York Fashion Week runway

Models backstage also wore "Feminist AF" t-shirts.