A bomb exploded Sunday at a shopping mall in Athens, slightly wounding two security guards, police said. Two warning phone calls were made to local media about 50 minutes before the blast, and authorities evacuated about 200 people. (Jan. 20)
Happy in Berkeley, CA: Trump doesn't care about what happened in Portland to two brave men who died defending two women being attacked, one wearing a jijab. Trump is soulless, selfish and egotistic and unless someone benefits his pocket book, he doesn't care. He's not an American, he and his family Jared Kaunsner are traitors, giving secrets to the Russians and collecting money from them. Trump is the one who started the anti-Muslim hatred in this country, he is as much to blame for the mad man attacking the two girls, believing they were Muslims. Trump is the cause of all the current racial problems in this country and should be removed from office for treason. Caring for brave vets who died defending someone else? Trump was a 5 time draft dodger, that's how much he cares for our country. God be with the two men and their family and love ones, they died honorably and I'm so sorry for their lost.
Best Buy (BBY) wants to get people in and out of its stores with a pricey new Apple (AAPL) or Samsung smartphone as fast as possible. "[We are] revamping the mobile departments in our stores and enhancing the online presence at BestBuy.com to create a better, easier, more seamless shopping experience for customers," Best Buy's John Vomhof Jr. wrote in a blog post Saturday. The project, called "Mobile 2020" internally, has been in the works since last year and "will roll out to hundreds of stores over the next few months." The planned in-store initiatives include adding "specially trained employees" to help customers pick among phone products, "updated vendor and carrier experiences" and special
Following the Washington Post report on Friday that top White House adviser Jared Kushner had approached the Russian ambassador to the US about opening a secret line of communications between Moscow and the Trump transition team in the months prior to his father-in-law’s inauguration, the White House has been trying to beat down the story. The administration sent out National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, one a current Army general and the other a retired Marine Corps general, to deliver a similar message over the weekend.
During my decades in the trenches, I’ve heard every conceivable piece of financial advice, acted on many and offered some of my own. Here are the best of the best, a few simple sentences you can follow that will absolutely, positively make you richer.
The leader of the country with the largest economy in the Eurozone retreated to a beer hall in Munich on Sunday for a rally where she hefted a massive stein full of lager and assessed, as she sees it, the grim new reality facing Europe. After several days interacting with Donald Trump in the US president’s first overseas trip, her takeaway was ominous: We’re on our own.
The Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, recently said that the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare-replacement plan proposed by House Republicans, would lead to 23 million Americans losing their health coverage. Additionally, the plan has been widely criticized for being a "tax cut for the rich." At Berkshire Hathaway's recent annual shareholder meeting and in subsequent interviews, CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger offered their opinions on the plan, and on the U.S. healthcare debate, in general. Here's a brief overview of the plan, and what Berkshire's two leaders had to say. The American Health Care Act Trumpcare is a nickname given to the House of Representatives' healthcare
May.30 -- A United Arab Emirates minister said Gulf Arab monarchies are going through a “severe” crisis, an apparent reference to a spat between a Saudi-led alliance and Qatar over ties with Iran. Bloomberg's Riad Hamade reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Middle East."
Unless you've filed an extension with the Internal Revenue Service, the 2016 tax year is now history. There is a great strategy that high-earning households could be overlooking that may save significant taxes in retirement: setting up a Roth Individual Retirement Account. Roth IRAs are attractive for several reasons.
Aurora Innovation is a new startup led by Chris Urmson, the former head of Google's autonomous car team, and Sterling Anderson, the former director of Tesla Autopilot. Drew Bagnell, Uber's former autonomy and perception lead, has also joined Aurora as CTO.
Russia carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors. In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said an MS-21-300 model had successfully completed a 30-minute flight at a height of 1,000 meters and traveling at 300 km an hour. Squeezed by Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia is trying to rejuvenate domestic industrial production to make the country less dependant on foreign firms.
The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year. It bears the markings of the Norfolk and Western Railway, a company merged years ago and absorbed into oblivion, like Amoco and Oldsmobile. As the coal industry has fallen on lean times, so too have the businesses that supplied the mines, equipped miners and hauled coal out of the West Virginia mountains — none more visible than the trains that once thundered around the clock along the shoulders of these hills.
Sometimes it’s best to sell in May and just stay away. Especially when a firm’s dividend stream is being eaten alive by Amazon & Co. The Wall Street Journal’s Mark Hulbert studied the “summer rally myth” last year – and concluded it is indeed a good time to sell: “Over the past 60 years, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has produced an average monthly return of just 0.1% during these three summer months, compared with a 0.7% average for all other months.” Worse, even skilled market timers don’t have much to work with. Hulbert found that over the past 60 years, rallies from June’s lows into highs over the next two months averaged 6.9% — the third-lowest such rally potential, behind (you guessed
You expect financial pundits to speak with authority. “The market will do this.” “The economy will do that.” And of course they should be right, because who’s going to listen to a money expert who makes mistakes? But I’m no financial pundit. I’m just an early-retired engineer, reporting on my real-life experiences in saving, investing, and retiring early. And, yes, I have made some mistakes. On average, I’ve managed my money well and enjoyed good fortune in life. So, much of my blog is based on talking about my successes — financial independence, early retirement, personal freedom, adventure travel. Unfortunately that story can sound arrogant at times, even when it’s not intended. So, as an exercise
The leader of Venezuela's National Assembly has threatened that a later government may refuse to pay $2.8 billion in bonds that Goldman Sachs recently purchased from the country's central bank. "It is apparent Goldman Sachs decided to make a quick buck off the suffering of the Venezuelan people," Julio Borges, the leader of the opposition-controlled congress, said in a letter dated on Monday to Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein. "Given the irregular nature of this transaction and the absurd financial terms involved that are to the detriment of Venezuela and its people, the National Assembly will soon launch an investigation into the matter. I also intend to recommend to any future democratic government
President Donald Trump has reopened his Twitter spigot now that his foreign trip is over, so brace yourself. A look at some of the assertions under scrutiny in recent days, before Trump flew home and raged about "fake news" leaks from the White House. TRUMP: "I will tell you, a big difference over the last year, money is actually starting to pour into NATO from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now had I not been elected, I can tell you that.
Last Friday, as President Trump left Washington for his first trip abroad, an editorial in Der Spiegel, one of the largest and most influential magazines in Europe, made it clear just how monumental a task the new president had ahead of him in convincing European leaders to trust their new ally. The magazine didn’t just call for Trump to moderate some of his more controversial policies. Instead, the editorial demanded, “Trump has to be removed from the White House.
Confusion surrounding the trade policies of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a board member and former CEO of toymaker Hasbro told an international conference on Monday. Alan G. Hassenfeld, whose family founded America's second largest toymaker in the 1920s, said: "We thought, you know, if you run a business today you would like to know what the rules of the game are," Hassenfeld at told the Horasis conference, attended by business leaders, politicians and academics to discuss globalization and other challenges for corporations. "Right now in America we don't know what the rules of the game are.
"The perception isn't the reality," one Chicago barista told Business Insider. Starbucks is at a critical juncture. While the company has consistently increased same-store sales in the US and globally for years, traffic in the second quarter was flat after dropping 2% in the first quarter of 2017 — meaning fewer people are visiting stores.
Just your typical disturbing quarter from struggling Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) . The department store retailer reported Thursday that its adjusted net loss clocked in at $230 million, or $2.15 a share. A year ago, Sears delivered an adjusted loss of $199 million or $1.86 a share. Sales at both the Sears and Kmart banners continued to plunge amid stiff competition from much healthier rivals Walmart (WMT) , Target (TGT) and Home Depot (HD) . Same-store sales at Sears crashed 12.4%, marking the 11th straight quarterly decline. At Kmart, sales dived 11.2%, and were down for the 10th straight quarter. Of particular concern was that Sears' cash fell to $264 million from $286 million entering the
By Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into "potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations" made by companies promoting investment in a property development involving the family company of White House advisor Jared Kushner. Citing a May 12 report by Reuters, Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa, requested a review of claims made by Chinese migration agency Qiaowai and the U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF) in the marketing of the One Journal Square project in Jersey City, New Jersey to potential investors in China. Grassley flagged his concerns to the Department of Homeland Security and the Securities and Exchange Commission in a May 24 letter that was later posted on his website.
Lanxess (LXSG.DE) disclosed on Monday that Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett, had acquired a 3 percent stake in the German chemicals maker. Lanxess shares jumped 2.9 percent to 65.06 euros by 0936 GMT after the news, even though the stock was trading without the rights to a 0.70 euro-per-share dividend for the first time. In a regulatory filing, Lanxess said that Berkshire Hathaway's General Reinsurance subsidiary took a stake that reached just over 3 percent on May 19.
Pete Johnston's plan to build "the world's most badass recruitment engine" could put a dent in Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to wring money from LinkedIn's 500 million users. Johnston, a former designer for Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and ad giant M&C Saatchi in London, and his backers, including PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) co-founders Max Levchin and Peter Thiel, are betting that managing contract workers will one day become as valuable to corporations as hiring and paying their own staff.
The sudden death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes won't slow the march of litigation swirling around the network, legal observers and lawyers involved in the suits said. Only a handful included allegations of sexual harassment, none of which involved Ailes personally.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company HPE is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2017 results on May 31. The company posted a positive earnings surprise of 2.3% last quarter.Factors to ConsiderHewlett Packard Enterprise is witnessing a negative trend in
Big money investors have always sought an edge. To be specific, 52% of investors felt big data was already rendering traditional data sources (like financial statements and economic releases) ineffective.