Premier Exhibitions announces executive leadership appointments

Premier Exhibitions announced two changes to its executive leadership team. The following changes are effective immediately: Samuel Weiser, who has served as Interim President and CEO since November 2011, will assume the permanent position of President and CEO. Weiser will continue to manage Premier's overall business operations, with a specific focus on Premier Exhibition Management, the company's exhibition production division. Weiser is currently a director of the company and will continue to hold that position. John Norman, who has served as the President of the Arts and Exhibitions International division of AEG Live, until its April 2012 acquisition by the company, will assume the title of President of Arts and Exhibitions International, LLC, a subsidiary of Premier Exhibition Management, LLC, which is a subsidiary of the company.

  • Law and Order? Trump's Legal Problems Pile Up
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    Law and Order? Trump's Legal Problems Pile Up

    For all his claims that he would be a “law and order” president, it is becoming increasingly clear that Donald Trump and the organizations he runs -- from his multiple businesses to his family foundation -- appear to have a very difficult time obeying the law themselves. A revelation today from The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold that the Donald J. Trump Foundation appears to have been soliciting donations in the state of New York without the required certification is only the most recent in a long and growing series of apparent violations of various laws. According to the report, the New York attorney general’s office has determined that the Trump Foundation never received the certification required of all charities that accept donations of more than $25,000 a year, which it regularly does.

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    Warren Buffett Finally Speaks Out on Wells Fargo & Co Scandal (WFC)

    Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B) kingpin Warren Buffett was keeping mum on the Wells Fargo & Co ( WFC) -- until now, given recent speculation on his opinion of the company. Going to the board implies I've gone around [Wells Fargo CEO John] Stumpf, the guy who is under fire," Buffett said to CNBC. Buffett, who is arguably the best investor of all time, holds 320 million shares of WFC stock, or more than 6 percent of the company.

  • Hiker's dramatic video of two snakes fighting reveals rare sight
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    Hiker's dramatic video of two snakes fighting reveals rare sight

    Most hikers would hightail it upon spotting two snakes fighting on a path. Arkansas hiker Dawn Kelly decided to record the snakes on her smartphone instead, creating the kind of video most of us would rather watch from a safe distance. The unusual thing about this snake battle royale, however, isn't that Kelly managed to record it unscathed, but that the two snakes, a copperhead and a cottonmouth, shouldn't have been fighting at all. According to Alabama Auburn University herpetologist David Steen, male snakes often fight in something called a "combat dance" over female snakes. But until now, no one has recorded evidence of two different species of male snakes fighting, according to the BBC.

  • Star Wars Death Star's famed feature was a complete accident
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    Star Wars Death Star's famed feature was a complete accident

    Most of us make mistakes like scraping our car misjudging the Starbucks drive-thru. When Colin Cantwell makes a mistake, legends are born. Cantwell, 84, was a concept artist and spacecraft designer on the original "Star Wars" film, at the time called "The Star Wars." That's certainly not all he's done, but for some sci-fi fans, that alone would be enough. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything on Tuesday, Cantwell discussed his contributions to space and sci-fi history, including a certain Death Star trench that turned out to be a happy accident for the Rebel Alliance. "George Lucas gave me the project of designing a 'Death Star,'" Cantwell wrote on Reddit. "I didn't originally plan for the Death Star to

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    Trump Surrogate McCaughey: Machado Controversy an Ambush

    Sept. 30 -- Former Lieutenant Governor of New York Betsy McCaughey, a Donald Trump supporter, discusses the Republican nominees’ Miss Universe controversy on “With All Due Respect.”

  • Magician's DEAD is a crazy arcade game that's actually coming to the US
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    Magician's DEAD is a crazy arcade game that's actually coming to the US

    Magician's DEAD isn't your ordinary beat 'em up arcade game. It's not about tapped combos or how fast you can rotate the joystick -- it's about how nimble you are with your own hands. And, unlike a lot of crazy new arcade games from Japan, it's actually playable in (some) US arcades. To play the game, you'll use a combination of a Wii Nunchuck-like controller and a Leap Motion motion-detecting sensor at the front of the cabinet. The controller is for movement, while the sensor is for combat. You use gestures to attack and pick up objects such as cars, shipping containers and statues to use as projectiles. You can see a demo of the game above. The more interesting uses of the motion sensor comes

  • The man who called Deutsche’s decline has some gloomy predictions on what’ll happen next
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    The man who called Deutsche’s decline has some gloomy predictions on what’ll happen next

    The strategist who predicted the capital concerns now enveloping Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBK-DE) has told CNBC what could happen next in a saga that has seen the bank's share price fall by over 50 percent this year. In late 2013, Paul Gambles, a managing partner at advisory firm MBMG International, said that Deutsche Bank was over-leveraged and believed Germany's banking system was one of the worst in the world. These fears reached the wider investment community this year who think Deutsche Bank'll need to raise capital after the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) suggested it pay $14 billion to settle a number of investigations related to mortgage securities.

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    Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade'

    Today's 30-something generation has missed out on house price increases and better pensions, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The think tank found that people born in the early 1980s were the first post-war group not to have higher incomes in early adulthood than those born in the preceding decade. This generation's comparatively lower financial wealth was down to a combination of lower home-ownership rates, less access to final salary-type pension schemes, and stagnant wages, experts said. The IFS included in its definition of "wealth" property owned, financial assets like savings, and wealth held in private pensions - minus any debts a person may have such as student loans or credit cards.

  • Wynn Shares Fall on Macau Management Reshuffle
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    Wynn Shares Fall on Macau Management Reshuffle

    A management reshuffle caused shares of Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) to tumble in Friday's session. The casino operator, a member of Real Money's Vice Squad watch list, replaced the president of Wynn's critical Macau businesses, Gamal Abdelaziz, with the resorts' President Ian Coughlan. As Real Money reported, Wynn and fellow Vice Squad member Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) bring in more than half of their earnings from Macau. The region is starting to show signs of accelerating.

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    8 Ways to Tell If You're in the Middle Class

    Are you considered part of the middle class? Here are eight tests to determine if you're still middle class. If your family of three earns between $41,869 and $125,609 a year, you're in the middle class, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center analysis.

  • Southwest Airlines flight attendants get (at least) one big break in new tentative agreement
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    Southwest Airlines flight attendants get (at least) one big break in new tentative agreement

    With just hours to go before a new tentative agreement between Southwest Airlines flight attendants and management is set to be widely distributed to some 14,500 rank-and-file FAs, some details of the new deal have begun to surface. Sources who have knowledge of the new tentative agreement predicted it may not necessarily be received with widespread applause by some of the thousands of FAs who resoundingly voted down a previous tentative agreement in the summer of 2015. But sources also are reporting that the new proposal does include some improvements, including no increase in the length of the duty day that was spelled out in the previous TA. That lengthened duty day in the previous TA irked

  • How new technology could replace millions of call center jobs in the Philippines
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    Newsweek

    How new technology could replace millions of call center jobs in the Philippines

    You need help with your bank account or advice about your mortgage. You call the help line. And then, after a lengthy wait, tapping more information into your phone and being transferred to the right department, you reach a call center worker, an actual human being. By that point, however, you might not be feeling warm and patient. Usually, the person absorbing your frustration is in the Philippines—the call center capital of the world. (For years, India had more call center workers than any other nation, but more recently U.S. companies began relocating to the Philippines, where people speak American English, rather than the British variety.) The country is 12 or 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard

  • Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund: An Active Fund Endorsed by an Index Fund King -- The Motley Fool
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    Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund: An Active Fund Endorsed by an Index Fund King -- The Motley Fool

    In 1984, Vanguard's founder, John Bogle, seeded the Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund with $100,000 of his own money. Over the following three decades, the actively managed Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund would turn his original investment into more than $5.5 million, or twice what it would have become if it were invested in the S&P 500. Its record of topping the market's return has persisted to this day. The Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund beat the S&P 500 by an average of three percentage points per year over the last 15 years with its stockpickers' simple strategy of buying out-of-favor growth companies and holding them for a decade, if not longer.  The recipe is simple: PRIMECAP hopes to identify companies that have

  • Behind the life and death of a star money manager accused of insider trading
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    Behind the life and death of a star money manager accused of insider trading

    About a year before Sanjay Valvani's wife found him dead inside his Brooklyn Heights home, the star money manager learned he was under investigation for insider trading. Valvani drove profits at Visium Asset Management, an $8 billion New York hedge fund that had been on the rise.

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    Hackers Infect Cameras, DVRs to Pull off Massive Internet Breach

    Hackers took control of home security cameras and video recorders to launch one of the biggest Internet attacks in history this month. The unprecedented attack raised questions about how the Internet will cope with a flood of connected and vulnerable devices expected to come online in the next few years. Photo: iStock

  • In Lawsuit, More Young Women Accuse Trump of Being a Sexist Pig
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    In Lawsuit, More Young Women Accuse Trump of Being a Sexist Pig

    Donald Trump’s tactically dubious decision to continue his attacks on a former Miss Universe over her weight gain following a disastrous performance in the first presidential debate have caused the question of his treatment of women to flare up yet again. The latest flare-up apparently prompted the Los Angeles Times to go digging through depositions filed as part of a class action lawsuit against a Trump golf club in California in 2012, where reporters unearthed multiple examples of former Trump employees testifying that Trump had, both personally and through the atmosphere he created at his property, engaged in extremely sexist behavior toward women, some of them quite young, who worked for him. The lawsuit, Messerschmidt v. Trump National Golf Club, was not actually about sexual discrimination or mistreatment, but about work hours.

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    Cisco Scores a Major Internet of Things Win

    When CEO Chuck Robbins took the helm at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) about a year and a half ago, he made it clear that the company's future under his watch would be less about old-school routers and switches, and a great deal more about burgeoning markets including the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT). In addition to acquiring cloud service provider CloudLock last quarter, Cisco is also making headway in its IoT efforts, as evidenced by its recent announcement it has struck a deal with Netherlands-based telecom giant Vimpelcom (NASDAQ: VIP). Vimpelcom intends to utilize Cisco's Jasper IoT control center to "implement, manage, and monetize M2M/IoT services, such as fleet management and smart metering, through seamless device connectivity." Vimpelcom boasts over 200 million customers across its global network, and by incorporating Cisco's scalable Jasper as the hub of its "machine-to-machine [M2M], IoT platform," it will have the capability to expand its revenue-enhancing capabilities as it continues to grow its customer base.

  • This woman is behind Salesforce's global expansion
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    This woman is behind Salesforce's global expansion

    Elizabeth Pinkham can point to the moment when her job at Salesforce.com (CRM) took its latest dramatic turn. As one of the software company's top 12 leaders and possessor of by far the longest title — executive vice president, global real estate, global strategic events, Dreamforce and executive briefing centers — Pinkham is a trusted confidant of CEO Marc Benioff. At last year's Dreamforce, the company's annual mega-gala for cloud businesses and app developers, Benioff and Pinkham were looking over the event's expansive presence in downtown San Francisco.

  • 10 Worst Jobs for the Future, 2016
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    10 Worst Jobs for the Future, 2016

    Thinkstock The labor market is steadily improving, with U.S. unemployment at its lowest level since 2008, yet some occupations continue to experience a downward slide. Careers in the manufacturing sector, for example, have been disappearing for decades as plants become more efficient and jobs move to factories overseas. Other careers are falling victim to changing tastes and changing technologies. To help job seekers avoid some of these dying professions, we analyzed 784 popular occupations, looking at which have been shedding positions over the past decade and which are projected to continue that trend into the next decade. We considered salaries, too, and favored promising careers that require

  • Report: DirecTV parent AT&T to phase out satellites in 3 to 5 years
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    Denver Business Journal

    Report: DirecTV parent AT&T to phase out satellites in 3 to 5 years

    AT&T Inc. – which is expected to premier its streaming service DirecTV Now later this year – reportedly will work to make streaming its primary TV platform by 2020. AT&T last year acquired satellite-TV service DirecTV, which has a large Colorado footprint. Under the timeline, as reported by Bloomberg, DirecTV set-top boxes and satellite dishes could be obsolete in three to five years. Bloomberg cites people familiar with the plans. Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) has claimed no allegiance to satellite TV technology from day one of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but it hasn’t publicly provided any definitive answers or a timeline on a migration of its 25 million video subscribers toward

  • Boeing nears wide-body jet sale to Qatar Airways: sources
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    Boeing nears wide-body jet sale to Qatar Airways: sources

    Qatar Airways is in the process of firming up the order, which it was due to have placed at July's Farnborough airshow, but which was delayed by the Qatari government in an effort to speed up U.S. approval for the fighter contract, one of the sources said. Bloomberg reported that the deal was for at least 30 Boeing 777 and 787 jets, valued at about $6.7 billion at list prices. Boeing declined to comment and Qatar Airways was not immediately available to comment.

  • Six of the last seven times this happened, stocks rose
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    Six of the last seven times this happened, stocks rose

    After three winning quarters for the market, what will the fourth bring? If history repeats, stocks could be in for a sweet end to the year. In the last seven years in which the S&P 500 rose in each of the first three quarters, only in one of them — 2007 — did the index drop in the fourth. Actually, when one looks at the entire performance history of the S&P 500 going back to 1928 (which is available despite the fact that the index was technically created in 1957) one finds that out of the 19 years in which the market rose in the first, second and third quarters, a negative fourth quarter only followed five times. In these 19 years, the S&P's median performance was a 4.1 percent gain, according

  • Whether It’s Trump or Clinton, the Next President Will Be One of the Most Secretive in Modern History
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    The Fiscal Times

    Whether It’s Trump or Clinton, the Next President Will Be One of the Most Secretive in Modern History

    Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton either don’t understand or simply reject the virtue of transparency. The key reason transparency is so important is the unique power that governments wield. Taxpayers can’t be sure that their tax money has been spent as intended unless government expenditures are audited and published.

  • Robert Shiller: There's ‘always reason to worry’ about a coming collapse in housing
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    Seana Smith

    Robert Shiller: There's ‘always reason to worry’ about a coming collapse in housing

    US home price gains slowed slighting in July, as many on Wall Street are speculating that the Federal Reserve will raise rates before the end of the year. The recent surge in real estate demand has pushed home prices near their pre-crisis peak in 2006, which is making it increasingly difficult for new home buyers to enter the market. Home sales fell 0.9% in August from the previous month, according to the National Association of Realtors.

  • 'I interviewed over 100 people at Goldman Sachs, and this was the biggest mistake job candidates made'
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    'I interviewed over 100 people at Goldman Sachs, and this was the biggest mistake job candidates made'

    Before cofounding Solemates, a brand of women’s shoe-care products, in 2009, Becca Brown worked at Goldman Sachs for almost six years. Brown, who has a bachelor’s from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia, spent a lot of time interviewing job candidates at Goldman, where she held various roles, including analyst, wealth adviser, and chief of staff. “I interviewed anywhere from 20 to 30 job candidates a year.