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  • Biden tells Ackman ‘never disrespect’ memory of his dead son
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    MarketWatch19 hours ago

    Biden tells Ackman ‘never disrespect’ memory of his dead son

    It has been a rough stretch for Wall Street honcho Bill Ackman. The hedge-fund manager, who runs Pershing Square and boasts a net worth of $1.4 billion, reportedly locked horns with former Vice President Joe Biden at a dinner in Las Vegas last month, according to Fox Business. and the New York Post. Biden—still reeling from the death of his 46-year-old son, Beau Biden, who lost a battle with brain cancer two years ago—cited his son’s death as the central reason that he didn’t make a run for the White House in 2016. According to the reports, Biden grew emotional as he explained his decision to a room of high-profile attendees, concluding with, “I’m sorry. I’ve said enough.” At that moment, Ackman

  • Could Walmart Buy Costco to Take on Amazon? Well ...
    Business
    The Streetyesterday

    Could Walmart Buy Costco to Take on Amazon? Well ...

    I heard a rumor out there that Walmart (WMT) might consider acquiring Costco (COST) to offset the Amazon (AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods (WFM) . Just a rumor. However, even if this turned out to be true, these would not be the same type of deals. First, Costco is near all-time highs, where savvy buyers, of which Walmart is among the savviest, don't buy. Savvy buyers like to buy assets, and everything else, near lows, and sell them near highs. Amazon didn't agree to buy Whole Foods at its all-time high, near $60, in 2013. They waited until no one appreciated the asset, and after a 50% crash, they made their offer. No, Amazon isn't getting Whole Foods at that extreme discount, but they will get it

  • How big is bitcoin, really? This chart puts it all in perspective
    Business
    MarketWatchyesterday

    How big is bitcoin, really? This chart puts it all in perspective

    Bitcoin burst into our financial consciousness like a fiery comet, setting the internet ablaze with visions of upending the existing global money system. Yet, by its nature as a cybercurrency, whose legitimacy only exists in the ether, its credibility leaves much room for debate. HowMuch.net on Wednesday put things into perspective and demonstrated that for all the buzz and excitement bitcoin has generated, it still has a long way to go to be even remotely relevant. The current value of all the bitcoin BTCUSD, -3.07%   in the world is worth about $41 billion, according to the cost-estimating website. That is undoubtedly more money than most Americans will ever see in their lifetime. But when