One of Fresno's best and brightest students took part in a competitive spelling bee Monday.
When Chloe Bridgewater, who is a big fan of tablets and computers, was told by her father Andy Bridgewater that the conglomerate Google has bean bags, slides and go-karts at their offices, she decided to let the company know how interested she was in working there. “My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job at Google. While Chloe knows she has quite a few years until she can actually apply, Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to her handwritten note with his own message of encouragement.
As numerous restaurant employees were given leave on Thursday to march in "A Day Without Immigrants" protests, others returned to their posts Friday to discover that they were out of a job. Eighteen employees at Bradley Coatings, a company specializing in industrial coatings, were let go after not showing up for work, according to an NBC affiliate. The company noted in a statement that the employees were not terminated for attending the protests but for being absent.
In a recent interview on Bloomberg TV, Cuban warned that even people with in-demand skills like computer coding could soon be displaced. “We’re going to have a lot of displaced workers — the nature of work is changing,” he said. “I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering,” he said.
Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News. Yiannopoulos opened his remarks to reporters by saying two men, including a priest, had touched him inappropriately when he was between the ages of 13 and 16. The apology followed days of criticism from fellow conservatives after the release of video clips in which Yiannopoulos appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13.
It may sound like a simple strategy, but the fact that the vast majority of Americans fall short of millionaire status proves that it's easier said than done. Spending more than you earn can put you in a dangerous hole of debt.
Verizon, apparently not content with introducing one disruptive data plan, introduced another this week. On Monday, the U.S.’s largest carrier announced a new postpaid option that starts at $40 a month — a full $10 cheaper than the lowest-priced plan it previously sold. Customers, who pay upfront, get unlimited texting, calling, and 2GB of data per month, down slightly from the 5GB offered on its $50 prepaid plan.
Most of the attention being paid to the two memoranda from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that implements President Trump’s executive order on Immigration has focused on the elements of the directives that are clear and unambiguous. The two memoranda, dated February 20, order numerous concrete moves by the agencies that enforce the country’s immigration laws. Both ICE and Customs and Border Protection have been instructed to build new detention facilities near the border with Mexico, presumably to accommodate a large influx of detainees.
Janet Yellen knows why the stock market has been on a record tear. The chairwoman of the Federal Reserve on Feb. 15 offered up a pretty clear explanation for investors’ recent elation over equities in her testimony in front of the House Financial Services Committee. “I think market participants likely are anticipating shifts in fiscal policy that will stimulate growth and perhaps raise earnings,” Yellen said, responding to a question about what is behind the markets' meltup. That description is what most on Wall Street refer to as the Trump rally. That is a revival of so-called animal spirits inspired by expectations that President Donald Trump will unfurl a host of pro-business policies, including
Jim Cramer wants investors to know that it's possible to get ahead, but it requires doing homework before picking individual stocks. When Cramer was growing up, he had to learn how to invest the hard way. Pop had money in a bank account, but it didn't pay much interest.
A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks to win operating rights in what is widely expected to become the world's second-biggest casino market. "It would be at least what we paid in Singapore, $6 billion including the land, but it could be as much as $10 billion," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson said on Tuesday at an investor conference in Tokyo, referring to the Marina Bay Sands property in Singapore. Japan legalized casinos late last year and is now drafting rules, due by December, on how to regulate the industry and pick operators and locations of so-called "integrated resorts" - large-scale complexes combining casinos, hotels and shopping.
The end of the Affordable Care Act could mean the rise of a new kind of tax-advantaged investment plan: the Roth health savings account (HSA). Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine have drafted a bill to create the Roth HSAs to help people pay health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs, as part of a plan to replace Obamacare. "It is being proposed as an Obamacare replacement, but it's really providing tax-sheltering opportunities rather than increasing health care coverage," said Edwin Park, vice president for health care policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank.
Here we are in tax season again, with 1099 forms and other documents arriving in the mail. If you're an investor gearing up to prepare your tax return, know that there are some valuable tax breaks all investors should consider taking advantage of. Here are three key tax breaks for investors that could lop thousands of dollars off tax bills. See which ones can benefit you this year or next. Make the most of retirement accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s Many major kinds of retirement accounts offer tax breaks. Consider, for example, the traditional IRA and the Roth IRA. With a traditional IRA, you contribute pre-tax money, reducing your taxable income for the year, and thereby reducing your taxes,
Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) hit a new all-time intraday high of $136.75 on Tuesday, extending recent gains into record territory after nearly two years without a new high. The stock ended the day at $136.70, about 0.7 percent higher. Apple set
"As soon as I began this journey, I looked up the best reviewed personal finance books on Amazon," says Grant, who reached seven-figures exactly five years after taking the screenshot, thanks to a side hustle that he turned into a lucrative consulting company. Since, the Chicago-based self-made millionaire has read over 360 personal finance books and "the best book on money period" happens to be the first one he picked up: "Your Money or Your Life," by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez.
With President Donald Trump into his first month in office, it's time for investors to focus on how to navigate what likely will be a bumpy investing road -- certainly this year, but potentially for years to come. What always will matter for investors -- particularly those planning for retirement -- is building a portfolio that includes no-brainer dividend stocks that can stand the ups and downs of the markets. As a note: These dividend stocks don't come with screamingly high yields, and instead sit around the 3%-4% area.
It goes without saying that the spontaneous combustion of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was a big deal, but rarely do we get an opportunity to see the impact of tech gaffes on public sentiment quantified. A new Harris Poll ranking the “reputation quotient” of the 100 most recognizable brands in the United States provides just that, and the picture isn’t good one for Samsung. In last year’s reputation ratings, Samsung landed in the seventh position out of 100 companies, beaten only by Amazon, Apple, and Google on the tech side of things.
Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor. The plan "ensures more choices, lower costs and greater control over your health care," according to talking points GOP leaders handed lawmakers heading home to face constituents during this week's recess.
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) is the leading maker of drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis C, but sales and profits are slipping as fewer hepatitis C patients begin treatment and competition drives down drug prices. Can Gilead Sciences overcome these headwinds and reward investors with gains? In this clip from The Motley Fool's Industry Focus: Healthcare podcast, analyst Michael Douglass explains why he thinks this stock is a buy. A full transcript follows the video. This podcast was recorded on Feb. 8, 2017. Michael Douglass: Gilead Sciences is a stock that is primarily in two businesses today: treating HIV and curing hepatitis C. It is the market share leader in both. So, it's kind of the
We expect leading contract driller SeaDrill Ltd. SDRL to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter 2016 results before the opening bell on Thursday, Feb 23.In the preceding three-month period, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise
By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said a lower court had correctly barred claims that the government overstepped its authority in 2012 by eliminating dividend payouts to various shareholders and requiring the companies to pay the U.S. Treasury an amount equal to their quarterly net worth. "For me, it looks like the end of the road," Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee, said of the hedge funds' claim. The court said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors could still pursue some damages claims, including for breach of contract.
Oil prices inched higher on Monday, as investor optimism over the effectiveness of producer cuts encouraged record bets on a sustained rally, although growing U.S. output and stubbornly high stockpiles kept price gains in check. Top OPEC exporter Saudi Arabia's crude oil shipments fell in December to 8.014 million barrels per day (bpd) from 8.258 million bpd in November, official data showed on Monday. Brent futures (LCOc1) ended the session up 0.7 percent at $56.18 a barrel.
Specialist Donald Himpele works at the post that handles Bank of America on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The biggest hedge funds recently revealed the stocks they bought and sold after the presidential election. The financial sector gained popularity, seeing the largest inflows during the fourth quarter, according to a new report from FactSet that tracks the 50 biggest hedge funds.
Goldman Sachs analysts believe investors and traders in the stock market are acting irrationally. “Cognitive dissonance exists in the US stock market,” Goldman Sachs’ David Kostin said. Earnings and expectations for earnings growth are the most important drivers of stock prices in the long run.