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Keeping ItReal: For those, keeping score... [John McCain is] not a war hero…. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” "I know more about Isis than the Generals do, believe me." "you could see there was blood coming out of [Megyn Kelly's] eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" "“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea…They don’t understand — nobody understands it. There is no drought. I have received many many environmental rewards. Rewards and awards. I have done very well environmentally, and I’m all for it, but you have some people that really just wanna get in the way, and I don’t know if it’s for their ego or what. But you know we want jobs, we have to bring jobs back, and if we can bring this part of the world water that we have, but it’s true I’ve gotten so many of the awards and I am proud of them, and there are some great environmentalists….If I win, we’re going to start opening up the water, so that you can have your farmers survive." "I dealt with Gaddafi. I rented him a piece of land. He paid me more for one night than the land was worth for two years, and then I didn't let him use the land. That's what we should be doing. I don't want to use the word "screwed," but I screwed him. That's what we should be doing." In 2012, transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova was kicked out of the contest for not having declared her trans status in her entry (the pageant does now accept trans people). Talackova’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, angrily said that no one had asked Trump to ‘prove’ he was a man by showing his anatomy. In response, Trump called in to TMZ Live and said of his penis: “I think Gloria would be very impressed”. "Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say China in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time." "I saved [Chuck Todd's] job." “How stupid are the people of Iowa?” "I'm not sure I have ever asked God's forgiveness. I don't bring God into that picture....When I go to church and when I drink my little wine and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of forgiveness. I do that as often as I can because I feel cleansed." "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering." “An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.” "You know, when [Ben Carson] says he went after his mother and wanted to hit her in the head with a hammer. That bothers me. I mean, that's pretty bad. I'm not saying anything other than pathological is a very serious disease. And he said he's pathological, somebody said he has pathological disease. It's in the book that he's got a pathological temper. That's a big problem because you don't cure that. You don't cure these people. You don't cure a child molester. There's no cure for it. Pathological, there's no cure for that." "The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families." “We’re losing a lot of people because of the Internet. We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people who really understand what’s happening and maybe, in some ways, closing that Internet up in some ways." "The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than America. … We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing." “There’s many different ways (to fix health care), by the way. Everybody’s got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say because a lot of times they say, ‘No, no, the lower 25 percent that can’t afford private.’ But...I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now....the government’s gonna pay for it.” “I identify more as a Democrat.” "I think Bush is probably the worst President in the history of the United States." “Bush was a disaster for the country as well as for the Republican Party. Then he asked me about Barack Obama. I told him that Barack will need to be a great president because we’re in serious trouble as a country. It hasn’t been this way since 1929. So he doesn’t have much choice—he will simply have to be great, which he has a very good chance of being. What he has done is amazing. The fact that he accomplished what he has—in one year and against great odds—is truly phenomenal.” "[Michael Bloomberg is] a friend of mine. He's been an excellent mayor of New York City. He's a great guy and he means very well." "[Hillary Clinton is] very talented, very smart. She's a friend of mine, so I'm a little prejudiced." "I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president or vice-president." "We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you're not going to raise that fucking price." ABOUT OPEC OIL "Why does she keep interrupting everybody?" ABOUT FIORINA "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president? I mean, [Carly Fiorina is] a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" “I would never buy Ivana [Trump] any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?” "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the press] write[s] as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." “There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.” "all of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected”. “I bet you make a great wife”. “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” “Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.' We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out. Rosie's a person who's very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I'll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?" "Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see." “I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, [Angelina Jolie is] not—I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not". He tried to make a show called, "Lady or Tramp?" where party girls went to charm school. "So when [Raffaello Fiorelli] had plenty of money, [Anne Hathaway] liked him. But then after that, not as good, right?" [Miss USA] claimed that the billionaire had the girls parade in front of him, so he could separate those he found attractive from those he didn’t. She wrote: “Many of the girls found this exercise humiliating. Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after [he] left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began . . . it was as though we had been stripped bare.” “So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of the female contestants—discussing the female contestants' looks—who he found to be hot. “He asked the men to rate the women — he went down the line and asked the guys, ‘Who’s the most beautiful on the women’s team?’ ” Gene Folkes, a 46-year-old financial adviser, said: “I think it was most uncomfortable when he had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around.” Trump was in court testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project, when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter. Trump and his team objected, so she pulled out her breast pump to prove it. In an incident that the Republican presidential candidate ‘does not dispute’, he walked out of the room, telling Beck she was ‘disgusting’. After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of Trump’s bankruptcy, he sent her a copy of her own article, with her picture circled and ‘the face of a dog!’ scrawled across it. @Cher should stop with the bad plastic surgery and nasty statements about good people running for office. .@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.
There was a time when the underperformance of Gilead Sciences' (GILD) stock price was viewed as an opportunity to buy shares of a historically great biotech company at a discount. But Gilead's stock price continues to fall, trading today where it did two years ago. The value play looks more like a trap. Investors once okay with waiting patiently for a Gilead rebound are growing frustrated, even angry, at the company's lack of progress. (I wrote about the challenges to Gilead's M&A growth strategy in July.) It's reaching the point now where Gilead CEO John Milligan (and before him, John Martin) is at risk of losing his perennial status as biotech's best, most trusted CEO. "Investors have broadly
Write this down: The last time you’ll be able to *drop* in on Tower of Terror at Disneyland is January 2nd, 2017. Since all good (and terrifying) things must come to an end eventually, earlier today the Disney Parks Blog made the official Tower of Terror announcement. To prepare for the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy ride that will take the place of the 13-story drop, Tower of Terror will no longer be accepting new hotel guests after the start of next year.
Retirement hasn't taken the fight out of Peyton Manning. If you had told me you’d be at Rob Lowe’s Comedy Central roast — which airs Labor Day — doing Tom Brady jokes, I would have helped you out free of charge.
Two-thirds of 401(k) participants polled for a recent J.P. Morgan Asset Management report said they could better plan for retirement if their employers helped them “understand their numbers”—that is, get a handle on such specifics as how much they should be saving and how much money they should have in retirement accounts to ensure a secure post-career life. Here are four key numbers that can make retirement planning less daunting and at the very least get you going in the right direction until you come up with a more customized plan. Indeed, this report from the Boston College Center for Retirement Research estimates that’s how much the typical U.S. household should save each year in order to maintain its pre-retirement living standard in retirement.
Gold has surged in 2016 against a backdrop of political uncertainty and consistently low interest rates, but it has not broken past its 2011 high. Gold is up 24% year-to-date, a performance bettered in the past 12 years only in 2011 at the height of the eurozone sovereign-debt crisis. But as analysts at Macquarie note, the price of about $1,300 an ounce is still 30% below gold's all-time high of $1,895. And the real gap is even bigger. Adjusting for US inflation, "that 2011 high is worth over $2,000/oz in today's money," Macquarie said in a note to clients. Here is that chart: Gold is a popular asset in 2016. Gold is seen as a haven for cash. It does not pay a coupon like a bond, and it does
Robert Kiyosaki, author of several best-selling books including “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” joined MarketWatch for a live interview on Facebook today. He offered up insights on making money, becoming an entrepreneur and even touched on politics. Here are some highlights from the talk, or you can listen to the full interview here. His advice on how to get rich: “The rich do not work for money. Most people do not understand that, because they’re taught to go to school and get a job for money. The rich don’t work for money. Check out: Get ready for a 5%-10% stock-market drop And one of the reasons for that is money is no longer money. One of the reasons for that is in 1971, President Nixon took the U.S.
As part of KBW’s ongoing August Opportunity series, we are highlighting Outperform-rated Wells Fargo as an investment that we believe investors should be increasing while the opportunity still presents itself. Wells Fargo has been the worst-performing Universal Bank stock this year but we are maintaining the stock as our Best Idea, and at the current valuation we believe that shares of Wells Fargo are cheap relative to peers and investors should be adding shares to portfolios. Shares of Wells Fargo have lagged peers year to date, and Wells is now the worst-performing Universal Bank stock this year. The end result is that Wells Fargo is now trading at 11.6x our 2017 EPS estimate and this is 71% of the market multiple.
It is a rare occasion when it occurs, but sometimes Jim Cramer is downright stunned by a company. "Even more surprising than Deere's strength was the fact that nobody seemed to see it coming. Until it reported, agricultural equipment maker Deere had subpar performance, basically flat for 2016.
Donald Trump's campaign has directed at least $15 million to companies linked to him or his children or to reimbursing his children's travel. WSJ takes a look at which companies have been recipients of the campaign's cash. Photo: Getty
"The wholesale wrongness of the dollar store stocks going into this quarter is one of the greatest mispricings I have seen in ages." -Jim Cramer The shifting environment includes price competition from Wal-Mart, price deflation hitting all supermarkets, the 10 percent price reductions on average for 450 of Dollar General's best-selling items and the 500,000 people who lost federal food stamp eligibility. "I would normally want to take an interest in a high-quality company like Dollar General after such a huge decline, but what this decline tells me is that we are dealing with a gigantic reset," Cramer said. There are too many questions lingering for Cramer. Were more people than 500,000 affected
When you’re paying off debt — and the interest that comes with it — you’re giving someone else money that you could be saving. In other words, debt payments are money you’re not investing in your future.
Voters would like to poke through Donald Trump’s tax returns, but they can’t. After some earlier waffling and mixed signals, Trump’s camp now seems firm that his big tax audit prevents him from releasing his returns. Outside of a Presidential campaign, his audit defense is a pretty good one, whatever the IRS or the public might say. A letter from Trump’s tax lawyers confirmed there was an ongoing tax audit for 2009 and later. Anyone who has ever been through a tax audit might have some sympathy. Still, many voters aren’t likely to give him a free pass. As a candidate for President, the conventional answer is that Trump should release them, even though there is no legal requirement. Trump says
Donald Trump wants to talk with Mexico's President just hours before the Republican candidate gives a major address on immigration in Arizona. And flying to Cuba just got a lot easier and cheaper for Americans.
Tantaros has been off the air for about four months, reportedly because she had not gotten the network’s blessing on her her book Tied Up In Knots, which Fox News maintains is required in her contract. About a week ago, Tantaros filed her harassment lawsuit, naming FNC, Roger Ailes, recently upped-to-co-prez Bill Shine, and FNC’s EVP PR Irena Briganti, EVP Business and Legal Affairs Dianne Brandi and EVP Programming & Development Suzanne Scott.
FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year. Widespread encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark," Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium. The remarks reiterated points that Comey has made repeatedly in the last two years, before Congress and in other settings, about the growing collision between electronic privacy and national security.
It's fashionable in certain tech circles these days to diss Google's cloud efforts as being too little too late, while Amazon soars ahead, and Microsoft nips at its heels. Over the last year, she has revamped the company's cloud organization so that it gets invited to the table when corporations choose a cloud provider.
In addition to the 747, Sutter worked on projects including the 737 and 707 aircraft models, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive officer Ray Conner said in a message to employees. Sutter and his team became known as "the Incredibles," for producing the world's largest airplane within 29 months from the time of conception. Sutter served the company as a consultant after his retirement from the company in 1986.
The Federal Reserve, with its bargain-basement interest rates and money printer always on standby, is manipulating financial markets and crushing capitalism, bond king Bill Gross said in his latest broadside against the U.S. central bank. The criticisms come as the Fed is weighing whether to raise interest rates after years of keeping them anchored in efforts to stimulate the economy and create inflation. Instead, Gross said, the Fed has merely inflated asset prices while actually harming the economy.
The closer you get to retirement, it seems, the more pressure there is to plan ahead. But how do you know if you're coming up with the right answers when you're facing life-changing questions—and there's so little room for error? When should you stop working? How much money should you have saved? How can you make sure that money lasts? Sometimes failure is the best teacher. When I talk to retirees, they frequently bring up their regrets—things they say they'd do differently if they could. Here are a few of the more common mistakes retirees make that we all can learn from: 1. They called it quits too soon. After decades of working, it's tough not to dream of the day when you can retire. People
J. Crew is making an unprecedented move to try and boost sales. Beginning on September 12, the company will be selling some of its apparel at Nordstrom, according to a release. J. Crew apparel will be available on Nordstrom's website and at 16 Nordstrom stores.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn rejected any assertion Tuesday that he is backed into a corner on troubled nutritional supplement company Herbalife (HLF). In fact, he said it's his long-time rival, Bill Ackman , who has the far more tenuous position. "If anyone should feel boxed in, it's Ackman," Icahn said in an exclusive interview with CNBC.com.
If you've just bought a new home, chances are you spent quite some time worrying about your credit score. After all, your credit score affects your ability to get a mortgage, and the interest rate you'll pay on that mortgage. You'll likely start seeing minor dings in your credit score as soon as you begin applying for mortgages.
Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. The truck, operated by a subcontractor, crashed, caught fire and exploded Aug. 22 in the small town of Quemado, about 140 miles from San Antonio, leveling the woman's house. Takata has a warehouse in nearby Eagle Pass, Texas, and it has an air bag inflator factory across the border in Monclova, Mexico.
Kroger Co. could be a prime bidder for some Rite Aid or Walgreens drug stores that will need to be sold when those two companies finally complete their merger later this year. Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, is a potential buyer of some of the 500 stores that will likely be put up for sale, according to a Bloomberg report. Kroger was rumored to be a potential buyer of Rite Aid more than a year ago, before the drug store chain reached a deal in October to be acquired by Walgreens parent Walgreens Boots Alliance. While that deal has been in progress for nearly a year, it is still on track to be completed by year-end. Walgreens had said