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    Yahoo Finance21 hours ago

    The most and least valuable college majors — is yours on the list?

    If you want to pick a major that pays big, consider the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. According to a new study by The Cashlorette, people who majored in STEM subjects earned the most and had the best employment opportunities. All of the top ten most valuable degrees were granted to STEM majors, and and four out of the top five most valuable majors were in the engineering field.

  • Venture investor Palihapitiya mimics Warren Buffett, creating a new tech holding company
    Finance
    CNBC11 hours ago

    Venture investor Palihapitiya mimics Warren Buffett, creating a new tech holding company

    Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya is about to try his hand at being Warren Buffett . Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, is listed as CEO of a new "blank check company" called Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The holding company is aiming to raise $500 million in an IPO to then go out and acquire emerging private businesses that have little incentive to go public themselves — because of the hassle of quarterly earnings, gyrating stock prices and the constant questions over how they'll compete with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).

  • Uber's biggest investor has not given up on Meg Whitman as CEO, sources say
    Business
    CNBC2 days ago

    Uber's biggest investor has not given up on Meg Whitman as CEO, sources say

    Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), is still being pushed by Uber's biggest investor as a candidate for the company's open CEO position, according to two sources close to the matter.