The summer vacation season began badly for Ohio's four casinos.
JRCowboy49: We are electing a man capable of taking out the trash establishment in DC and I don't care how he does it as long as it gets done. McConnell and Ryan can't and won't do it as they will not remove the funding for Obummers agenda and we have grown the deficit another $10 trillion dollars. Criminal Hillary will only speed up Obummers plan of destruction of our Country. Place Americans First as Americans are being killed by people who shouldn’t even be here. Trump 2016
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
IBM says that it has saved millions of dollars by getting employees to use Apple Macs rather than Windows PCs, as Windows machines apparently cost three times more in support than Macs. Fletcher Previn, IBM's vice president of workplace as a service, is essentially the head of the conglomerate's IT department, and after years of experience in managing Windows PCs for large corporations, he decided things needed to change. In October 2015, Previn told the Jamf 2015 conference audience that 30,000 IBM employees were now using Macs, and when it came to support for employee computers, while 40% of all Windows users required someone to be sent out to fix the problem in person, which costs a lot more than a support call, in comparison, the same level of assistance was only required by 5% of Mac users. IBM's employees and contractors in North and South America, Europe, China, India, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa are using about 604,000 laptops, consisting of 442,000 Windows PCs, 90,000 Macs and 72,000 Linux PCs, and each of the operating systems have separate customer support and firmware needed.
Millennials are way too bullish on their financial future. On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase released a study about the savings trends of millennials as opposed to baby boomers. Among other details, the survey found that millennials started saving for retirement at 23, and that 82% of millennials are comfortable about talking about money.
Oct. 21 -- Donald Dee, president of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, discusses Rodrigo Duterte's plans with China, his separation from the U.S. and the outlook for the peso. He speaks to Bloomberg's Haidi Lun and Rishaad Salamat on "Bloomberg Markets."
THE ABC NEWS FIXER Oct 22, 2016, 8:37 AM ET Read Jerry’s original letter to the ABC News Fixer below, and see how The Fixer helped get their money back. Also, check out The Fixer’s tips for the next time you need to hire a contractor for work on your home. Dear ABC New Fixer: We hired a contractor to design and build a bar for our basement. He took our $4,000 deposit and never provided the design and gave us the runaround for months. We've asked for our money back multiple times, but every time, he says he doesn’t have it or it's “a cash flow issue." Interestingly, he has his own reality show on the Discovery Channel about building high-quality bars. He also opened a tavern next to his workshop.
The resignation of former CEO John Stumpf from Wells Fargo is "not enough" to assuage lawmakers that the company has purged itself of a culture that encouraged aggressive sales tactics and illegal activity, two senators said Wednesday. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) issued a letter Thursday to Stephen Sanger, who is the new chairman of Wells Fargo’s board of directors. “Given the scope of wrongdoing on his watch, Mr. Stumpf’s resignation is entirely appropriate,” the senators wrote in the letter. “But a resignation alone is not enough to assure proper accountability at Wells Fargo,” it said. “Instead, it raises additional questions.” They also questioned if the bank's
Airbnb is also engaged in a pitched battle in its home of San Francisco, where the company has also sued to block a new requirement that it reject booking fees from property owners who have not registered with the city. The New York and San Francisco legal fights are a crucial test of Airbnb’s business model. Other cities looking to rein in Airbnb are watching the San Francisco proceedings and looking to the city's law as a potential model, said James Emery, deputy city attorney of San Francisco.
KITCO NEWS - Gold steadies and is set to end the week higher, on track for its first weekly gain in four weeks and one expert sees the cards stacked in the metal's favor. Ken Hoffman of Bloomberg Intelligence released a report this month, which shows the current pressure in gold prices is namely driven by the looming rate hike - but those Fed concerns are just masking long-term positives for the metal. Gold was on track Friday to post its first positive weekly close in three weeks, many analysts suspect that the correction --which started with a 5% drop at the start of the month -- has run its course. December gold futures settled the day at $1,267.70 an ounce, up nearly 1.2% since Monday's open.
The long-anticipated battle to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, is the biggest test to date for President Obama’s strategy against ISIS and other terrorist groups active in the Middle East. Paradoxically, the forces assembled against the Islamic State may succeed only to hand Obama another Mideast failure. Related: The Battle for Mosul: Has the US Backed an Incompetent Commander in Iraq?
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff discussed diversity in the workplace on Friday at The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held this year in Houston, Tex. When it comes to the sensitive topic of diversity in tech, Salesforce (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff has some choice words for his counterparts at other companies: Don’t be afraid. At the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, an annual conference held this year in Houston, Texas, the 52-year-old chief executive contended one of the largest reasons the gender pay gap remains at many businesses is that their CEOs are in fact too afraid to “push the button” and discover what women employees make compared to their male colleagues.
CNBC's Jim Cramer praised Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Friday after the company hit an all-time high following an earnings beat on Thursday afternoon. "This is one where they are on fire," Cramer said on " Squawk on the Street " of the company. "It's really incredible how quickly [Nadella] turned this company around.
While you’ve undoubtedly heard of these wildly popular employer-sponsored retirement plans, fully understanding 401(k)s is another story. More than 50 million workers are active participants in their employers’ 401(k) plans today, with over half a million different company plans in place. Representing 18% of all retirement assets held in the nation, 401(k) plans in the U.S. hold a total of $4.5 trillion in assets. So why are these retirement plans all the rage with American employees? Keep reading to learn more about 401(k)s and the valuable advantages these plans provide. Understanding 401(k)s Named after a section of the Internal Revenue Code, 401(k)s are defined contribution plans sponsored
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.
AT&T and Time Warner are beginning talks for a potential merger, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg reported senior executives from both companies have met to discuss business strategies including talks of a potential merger. The talks were "informal" at this time and no financial advisers have been hired, the sources said. Sources previously told CNBC that AT&T was in the market to purchase a media property soon. In order to stay competitive with the likes of Verizon and Comcast, the telecommunications company needs to move into the media space. Doing so would give it the resources to become an advertising giant, because it would own not only Internet and cable access but content
Great America PAC on Thursday night erroneously published the credit card numbers and expiration dates belonging to 49 donors, a Center for Public Integrity review of its latest Federal Election Commission campaign finance disclosure discovered. The screw-up comes one month after the super PAC, which aims to “help grow the burgeoning movement behind Donald Trump and merge the grassroots with the business community,” mistakenly revealed the personal cell phone numbers and/or email addresses of 336 of its donors. Great America PAC treasurer Dan Backer, upon being informed by the Center for Public Integrity of his organization’s mistake, said the likely culprit is “an isolated software glitch in an otherwise automated process” involving data transfers between the PAC and a contractor that helps manage the group’s finances.
President Barack Obama in a speech in Florida on Thursday defended his signature healthcare law, touting its benefits while attacking Republicans for opposing it. Obama hit on the various benefits of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, such as allowing children to stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26 and preventing insurers from denying people with preexisting conditions. "You're getting better quality, even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it," Obama said.
"Taxes are likely to be one of, if not the largest expense in retirement," says Jeff Fosselman, a senior wealth advisor at Relative Value Partners in Northbrook, Illinois. After decades of deferring tax on your retirement savings, the tax bill becomes due in retirement. You need to plan ahead if you want to minimize the taxes you will pay during your retirement years.
Tough-talking populist Rodrigo Duterte has wasted no time in making his mark since being elected president of the Philippines in May. But souring relations with the U.S. are threatening to upend an alliance central to America's interests in Asia. Video: Warangkana Chomchuen/WSJ, Photo: Erik De Castro/REUTERS
Prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco called Friday for the ability to unlock phones and computers and to gain access to encrypted communications to aid in the fight against terrorism. Following a two-day meeting in Paris, prosecutors in charge of counterterrorism investigations in the four countries issued a joint statement Friday to "alert" national and international authorities, internet providers, software makers and telecommunication operators about the obstacles posed by data encryption and the locking systems of smartphones and computers. The issue needs a global response since the concerned companies are often not based in the country where an investigation is taking place, French prosecutor Francois Molins said.
Target is recalling Halloween-themed LED gel decorations that stick to windows and light up because parts can be ingested by children. Other recalled consumer products this week include circular saws, lawnmowers and rice and slow cookers
The U.S. economy is "well-positioned" for a rate increase, a central bank policymaker said on Friday, adding that he personally wanted the Federal Reserve to have raised rates last month. "This year would be good" for a U.S. interest-rate increase, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams told reporters after a speech at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco member conference.
In order to pay off credit card debt, some people turn to a balance transfer credit card. While it may seem like a strange idea to move your credit card debt from one credit card to another, doing so can be a good option. As we mentioned, balance transfer credit cards typically come with a promotional APR period, during which you won't accrue more interest charges each month.
China will allow coal mines in areas with short supply to increase their production to help cope with an expected increase in demand for heating and power during winter and spring, the state planner said. Coal mines that are currently under construction will also be encouraged to complete construction and begin production of coal, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on its website on Saturday, citing a meeting held on Friday to discuss energy supply and demand during the colder seasons. China's electric power utilities are scrambling to get coal from anywhere they can, but are coming up short as efforts to boost supply take time to come into effect.
By Susan Mathew Oct 21 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets were down on Friday with Philippine shares falling for a second day after President Rodrigo Duterte's overtures towards China caused some uncertainty and dampened investor sentiment
You can make a lot of mistakes in your youth … and assuming none of them get you killed or put in prison, you can generally recover from them. Time is on your side. But the closer you get to retirement, the less room for error you have. You can make a lot of mistakes in your youth … and assuming none of them get you killed or put in prison, you can generally recover from them. Time is on your side. But the closer you get to retirement, the less room for error you have. As your nest egg gets larger, investing mistakes cost you a lot more. Think about it. If you lose 30% on a $10,000 portfolio, you’re out $3,000. That might be a single after-tax paycheck when you’re young. But imagine losing 30%