Henry Cavill, the star of the new Superman movie, 'Man of Steel,' and his co-stars Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon and Amy Adams, walked the soggy blue carpet at the European premiere in London. (June 13)
Mark: I can't help but think of the most excruciatingly painful, EIGHT YEARS, this petulant little man has ruled by "Executive Fiat". Anyone that believes the Clintons made-off like a Bandit through their "Foundation", just wait, Obama will make the Clinton's Fraud look like a 2 yr. old's piggy bank in comparison. Personally, I look forward to not having to hear this Communist speak every single day, provided the Media that does not follow him like the "Rock Star" they claim he is.
Q.: I want to retire at 55 and was under the impression I had to wait until I was 59½ years old to avoid the 10% early withdrawal penalty on my retirement savings. A.: 403(b) plans are retirement savings accounts for certain employees in the nonprofit sector and public schools. “That’s something a lot of people don’t understand,” says Mike Piershale, president of Piershale Financial Group in Crystal Lake, Ill.
Sequoia Capital has brought aboard Jess Lee as its eleventh investing partner in the U.S., becoming the firm’s first senior female U.S. investor in its 44-year-old history. Lee was a former Google product manager turned CEO of the fashion site Polyvore, which was acquired for $230 million in cash by Yahoo last year. She had stayed on with Yahoo, which is now being sold, maybe, to Verizon, the parent company of TechCrunch. Lee seemed to demonstrate a strong eye for startups long ago. Indeed, in 2008, as an avid user of Polyvore, which was then just months old, Lee wrote to its founder, Pasha Sadri, with whom she shared mutual friends. After offering him her unsolicited feedback via email about
Traders have lost faith in Walgreens' giant deal to buy Rite Aid. Rite Aid's shares were sliding Wednesday after a report from the New York Post said the supermarket chain Kroger may no longer be interested in acquiring 650 stores from the two companies as part of that deal. Walgreens and Rite Aid would have to sell the stores to gain antitrust approval for the deal.
That overstuffed wallet of yours can’t be comfortable to sit on. It’s probably even too clunky to lug around in a purse, too. And with every new bank slip that bulges from the seams, your personal information is getting less and less safe. With just your name and Social Security number, identity thieves can open new credit accounts and make costly purchases in your name. If they can get their hands on (and doctor) a government-issued photo ID of yours, they can do even more damage, such as opening new bank accounts. These days, con artists are even profiting from tax-return fraud and health-care fraud, all with stolen IDs. We talked with consumer-protection advocates to identify the eight things
Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. "I think each state suffers from the symptoms we see in Mississippi," said Brandon Buskey, a senior staff attorney for the ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which asset is most mispriced of all? According to a Goldman Sachs alum who predicted the financial crisis in 2008, it’s gold. The precious metal should be a lot more expensive when the likelihood of a global financial collapse and a move toward negative interest rates is accounted for, says Global Macro Investor founder Raoul Pal, who now sees a U.S. recession within 12 months. Recent losses for gold may have dented investor confidence. Gold GCZ6, -0.10% is up 18% this year, but the first full week of October marked its worst seven-day performance in over three years; it also posted a three-month loss of nearly 6% on a continuous basis. Uncertainty about Brexit and
Influential short-seller Jim Chanos, who runs hedge fund Kynikos Associates, has been betting against two companies founded by billionaire serial entrepreneur Elon Musk — Tesla Motors (TSLA) and SolarCity (SCTY). “The fact of the matter is this is a company — in Tesla’s case — that’s now really going to need to step up the production.
Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. The revelation comes in a federal lawsuit filed by Apple against a New Jersey company on Monday over what Apple says are counterfeit products that were sold on Amazon. In the lawsuit, Apple says Mobile Star imprinted Apple logos on cables and chargers that "pose a significant risk of overheating, fire, and electrical shock." It says the chargers and cables were being sold on Amazon as genuine Apple products.
Microsoft shares popped up to an all-time high of above $60 on Thursday as strength in its cloud business helped propel it past Wall Street financial targets in its fiscal first quarter. Microsoft stock was up over 5% on the solid beat on the top and bottom lines in after-hours trading. Investors are looking for signs of continued growth in Microsoft's all-important cloud computing businesses, as it shifts away from selling boxed software and into a subscription- and usage-based billing model.
A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed the woman's death on Thursday but didn't release her name. Up to five people also may have been killed by the air bags in Malaysia, bringing the number of deaths globally to as many as 16.
T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren't really, well, unlimited. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of customers who were the heaviest data users. The FCC said T-Mobile started doing a better job with disclosures in June 2015.
Bungling a job interview is a truly terrible experience. It's possible that you inadvertently insulted the interviewer or failed to stick the landing with a particularly dumb question. Of course, if you recognize a few items on this list, that doesn't necessarily always mean you blew the job interview.
Oct. 20 -- Verizon Communications reported subscriber growth that fell to its lowest level in six years during the third quarter as its rivals took a more competitive stance on pricing. Bloomberg Intelligence's John Butler reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a rough road ahead as it faces layoffs, spinoff fallout and the sale of three IP/tech portfolios. HPE, created almost a year ago out of the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co., began laying off staffers this week, according to social media buzz and the Layoff.com. HPE spokeswoman Meghan Fintland confirmed to GeekWire that “previously announced restructuring changes took place.” “Workforce changes that are part of a company-wide strategy to give HPE the needed workforce to be a more nimble customer and partner-centric company,” Fintland told GeekWire. The news comes a week after HP Inc., which sells printers and PCs, revealed plans to eliminate an additional 3,000 to
These are the worst places to live based on living costs, taxes and other factors important to retirees. Nearing retirement? Think twice about where you plan to live. Some states are more welcoming than others. See Also: 10 Worst States for Taxes on Retirees We ranked all 50 states on cost of living, taxes, health care and other factors important to retirees. Here are the three states that fared the worst. Finishing dead last is New York. Living expenses in the Empire State are 29% above the national average. More worrisome: The percentage of residents 65 and up living in poverty is above average, too. The runner-up is New Jersey. The Garden State’s tax policies can be tough on retirees. There’s
Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote ARIAD Pharmaceuticals and asked about price hikes for Iclusig, which is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia in some people. "These outrageous sales tactics indicate that ARIAD is more concerned with its profit than with its patients," Sanders and Cummings wrote.
Axis Bank Ltd, India's third-biggest private sector lender by assets, said on Wednesday there was no loss to its customers from a recent cyber attack. India's Economic Times newspaper, which first reported the news, said the bank filed a preliminary report about the breach to the regulator, Reserve Bank of India, and that it had hired EY to carry out an investigation. Separately, State Bank of India, the nation's top lender by assets, said on Wednesday it had blocked cards of certain customers, and was issuing them new cards, in "precautionary" measures after being informed of potential risks to those cards.
All the chips are falling into place for a Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors deal to be finalized and announced as early as next week, according to Bloomberg. The market responded with shares of Qualcomm and NXP sharply rising 3 and 4 percent in Thursday afternoon trading. The stocks closed slightly below those levels with Qualcomm ending the day about 2 percent higher, while NXP gained more than 3 percent. Qualcomm is willing to offer 75 percent cash and 25 percent stock, while NXP reportedly prefers an all-cash offer. NXP is is hoping for a $120 per share deal, but Qualcomm is inching towards $110 per share. However, Bloomberg reports that both sides are closing the gap more and more, indicating
China’s coal production restrictions, which have boosted prices, are a “stealth” bailout for miners and their creditors that may last until the end of the decade, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Without government intervention, China’s coal industry wouldn’t be able to service the nearly 3 trillion yuan ($444 billion) in debt from investing in new mines before demand started to drop, the banks analysts including Christian Lelong wrote in an Oct. 20 note. “Production controls amount to an indirect bailout of the Chinese coal industry that minimizes the impact on the government and the financial sector, unlike more conventional methods such as subsidies and writedowns,” the analysts wrote.
Britain should not go it alone by adopting its own book-keeping rules after it leaves the European Union, though the global regulations in place could be tailored, the UK's accounting watchdog said on Friday. Listed companies in Britain and across the EU apply the accounting standards adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board.
BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser will not seek re-election at next year's annual general meeting, he announced on Thursday, saying after 10 years at the top and overseeing the initial response to the Samarco dam disaster, it was time to retire. Nasser said he had intended to resign last year but agreed to stay on at the world's biggest miner to provide stability as BHP (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) responded to the disaster in Brazil. Now the "basic structure of the Samarco response is in place," Nasser said in a speech at this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM), he would not seek re-election, but would carry on leading the board in the interim.
Retirees have special concerns when evaluating state tax policies. For instance, the mortgage might be paid off, but how bad are the property taxes—and how generous are the property-tax breaks for seniors? Are Social Security benefits taxed? What about other forms of retirement income—including IRAs and pensions? Does the state impose its own estate tax that might subtract from your legacy? The answers might just determine which side of the state border you’ll settle on in retirement. These 10 states impose the highest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger’s exclusive 2016 analysis of state taxes. Three of them treat Social Security benefits just like Uncle Sam does—taxing as much as 85%
World stock markets drifted Friday as investors increasingly factored in a Fed rate hike soon, based on the brightening U.S. corporate and economic outlook. FED OUTLOOK: Investors are starting to factor in a higher chance of the Fed raising interest rates from the ultralow levels that have fueled a multiyear stock boom, given the latest corporate and economic data.
Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd is in talks to sell its stake in the Long Beach Terminal in California to Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.(MSC), a spokesman for the Seoul court overseeing the shipper's receivership said on Friday. Hanjin Shipping owns a 54 percent stake in Total Terminals International LLC, which operates Long Beach Terminal in the U.S. MSC owns the remaining 46 percent.