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  • Where Does Bill Gates Keep His Money?
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    Investopedia

    Where Does Bill Gates Keep His Money?

    What do you do with your money when you're one of the world's wealthiest individuals? Bill Gates has amassed a net worth upwards of $91 billion as of 2018. Gates earned the majority of his vast fortune as one of the founders of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) , where he served as CEO, chairman, and chief software architect. Gates was the largest individual shareholder of Microsoft as well, until May, 2014 when he stepped down from the chairmanship. Here is where this billionaire stashes some of his money. Investments in Corporations While Gates can credit Microsoft for the bulk of his current wealth, his shares in the companyin MSFT make up just around 20% of his holdings  today. The majority of

  • In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap's Market Value
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    Bloomberg

    In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap's Market Value

    Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan.The Snapchat parent’s shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels

  • 'We've Been Waiting for You.' Barack Obama Praises the Teen Shooting Survivors Fighting for Gun Control
    Politics
    Time

    'We've Been Waiting for You.' Barack Obama Praises the Teen Shooting Survivors Fighting for Gun Control

    Former President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind the teenagers vocally advocating for stricter gun control in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting last week. “Young people have helped lead all our great movements,” Obama said on Twitter. Obama’s show of support came shortly before Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President, told the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that politicians and the media are exploiting the Florida school shooting to expand gun control and ultimately abolish the second amendment.

  • This Figure Skater Is Basically a One-Woman AC/DC Tribute Band. The Internet Is Rocking Out Accordingly.
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    Time

    This Figure Skater Is Basically a One-Woman AC/DC Tribute Band. The Internet Is Rocking Out Accordingly.

    Ivett Toth sure knows how to stand out in a crowded field of female figure skaters for the 2018 Winter Olympics. During the women’s figure skating short programs on Tuesday night in PyeongChang, Hungary’s Toth surprised crowds — both at the rink and around the world — with her unorthodox choice of music. Toth may be just 19, but there’s no doubt her clear love for the classic rock band transcends generational taste.

  • Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Plunging Today -- Why?
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    Motley Fool

    Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Plunging Today -- Why?

    Bitcoin (BTC-USD) is down 10% on Wednesday, pumping the brakes on the digital currency's impressive rally over the past couple of weeks. Most other cryptocurrencies are down as well, although there really isn't any bad news that appears to be causing

  • U.S. Courts Jailing Thousands over Civil Debts 'Without Due Process,' ACLU Says
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    Newsweek

    U.S. Courts Jailing Thousands over Civil Debts 'Without Due Process,' ACLU Says

    Thousands of people are being arrested and jailed each year because of outstanding civil debts, despite the United States banning debtors' prisons nearly 200 years ago, according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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    5 Ways to Avoid Paying Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits

    Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your benefits.

  • Bill Gates reveals the two 'crazy things' he purchased since becoming a billionaire 30 years ago
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Bill Gates reveals the two 'crazy things' he purchased since becoming a billionaire 30 years ago

    Bill Gates sat down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for the first time this week. Gates officially became a billionaire when he was 31 — the youngest billionaire in history, at the time. But the boost to his bank account didn't send him on a spending spree.

  • These Surprising Countries Now Have the Most Powerful Passport in the World
    World
    Time

    These Surprising Countries Now Have the Most Powerful Passport in the World

    For years, European countries have commanded the most powerful passports in the world. Now, that title belongs to Asia. The Passport Index, which ranks nations based on travel freedom and visa requirements upon entering foreign countries, declared Tuesday that South Korea now wields the world’s most powerful passport, joining Asian city-state Singapore atop the rankings. South Korea and Singapore now outrank Germany’s passport, which in recent times topped the charts.

  • Albertsons Might Be Buying a Lemon in Rite Aid
    Business
    Fortune

    Albertsons Might Be Buying a Lemon in Rite Aid

    When Albertsons announced on Tuesday it was buying Rite Aid rad , it touted a better ability to serve pharmacy customers as one of the deal’s many potential benefits. A debt-laden distant third behind Walgreens and CVS Health in the prescriptions market, Rite Aid has a market share only one third that of either rivals, according to Pembroke Consulting.

  • Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Nasdaq 100 triple, NVIDIA, Alibaba, Lam Research and Apple
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    Zacks

    Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Nasdaq 100 triple, NVIDIA, Alibaba, Lam Research and Apple

    February 22, 2018 – Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Nasdaq 100 triple leveraged ETF TQQQ, NVIDIA NVDA, Alibaba BABA, Lam Research LRCX and Apple AAPL. See my article on how some of us played the fear and bought the lows last week in the Nasdaq 100 triple leveraged ETF ...

  • Why Chesapeake Energy Corporation Stock Is Rocketing Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Chesapeake Energy Corporation Stock Is Rocketing Today

    Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) are soaring today, up nearly 15% as of 10:00 a.m. EST, after the company reported a strong fourth quarter and a brighter outlook for this year. Chesapeake Energy reported adjusted net income of $314 million, or $0.30 per share, in the fourth quarter. Fueling Chesapeake's stronger-than-expected results was a combination of an 11% increase in oil output, an 18% decline in operating expenses, and an improvement in oil and gas prices.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise earnings: Let the post-Meg Whitman era begin
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    MarketWatch

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise earnings: Let the post-Meg Whitman era begin

    When Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. reports earnings Thursday afternoon, there will be at least one big change. This week’s conference call will be the first to feature Chief Executive Antonio Neri, who took over the top spot in early February following the departure of Hewlett-Packard veteran Meg Whitman. HPE HPE, +0.89%  shares dropped 7.2% the day after the company’s last earnings report, which brought a disappointing outlook as well as the news of Whitman’s plans to step down. Thursday will mark an early opportunity for Neri to outline his vision for the company, highlight progress on the company’s goal of turning around the business, and reassure investors of a smooth transition. Investors

  • Kylie Jenner Helps Erase $1.5B From Snap With Just One Tweet
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    Bloomberg Video

    Kylie Jenner Helps Erase $1.5B From Snap With Just One Tweet

    Feb.22 -- Snap Inc.’s shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore. Bloomberg's Taylor Riggs takes a look at the shares on "Bloomberg Markets."

  • Would Pfizer Investors Win With a Bristol-Myers Squibb Acquisition?
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    Motley Fool

    Would Pfizer Investors Win With a Bristol-Myers Squibb Acquisition?

    You can almost hear the sound of keyboards at Pfizer's (NYSE: PFE) headquarters in New York crunching the numbers on potential deals. The giant drugmaker was eerily quiet on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) front last year. If Pfizer chooses to go big, I suspect the most likely acquisition candidate is Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY).

  • 'I Hear You': Photographs Reveal President Trump's Handwritten Notes for Meeting With School Shooting Survivors
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    Time

    'I Hear You': Photographs Reveal President Trump's Handwritten Notes for Meeting With School Shooting Survivors

    The phrases “I hear you” and “What can we do to help you feel safe?” were included on President Donald Trump’s handwritten notes before he met with survivors and family members of school shootings, including the one Feb. 14 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The president’s crib sheet, written in bold, black pen on headed White House stationery, was revealed in pictures taken by photographers for news agencies including and the Associated Press. During the White House listening session, which took place on Wednesday, Trump suggested that arming teachers could be one solution to stopping tragedy.

  • Boeing facing criticism for hard-nose supplier approach
    Business
    St. Louis Business Journal

    Boeing facing criticism for hard-nose supplier approach

    Airplane maker The Boeing Co. is facing heat these days for its determined stance in dealing with suppliers. Despite record orders, Boeing is getting some criticism for an initiative calling for some suppliers to cut costs, according to Bloomberg.  Boeing’s Partnering for Success initiative aims to streamline the manufacturer’s supplier chain. And based on financial returns — with its shares doubling since the start of 2017 — Boeing can argue its plan is working. However, Bloomberg cites suppliers who claim Boeing is seeking 10 percent price cuts for their products.  Boeing is coming off a bustling 2017. Boeing secured orders worth more than $90 billion in November alone.  Among the highlights

  • Business
    TheStreet.com

    3 Burning Issues Facing General Electric and Its New CFO This Week

    CFO Jamie Miller presented at two conferences Wednesday in the greater Miami area. At the corporate level GE has gone from a cash generator to a cash burner in the past two years, and that, more than any other factor, has destroyed value for GE shareholders.

  • New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel
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    Reuters

    New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

    Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling. Vettel won five races last season but finished runner-up to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who is now also a four times world champion.

  • An Unlikely Challenger In The Electric Car Race
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    Oilprice.com

    An Unlikely Challenger In The Electric Car Race

    Initially, electric and now the development of autonomous cars has been a major disrupter for the auto industry, the effects of which we have only just begun to see. Traditional auto manufacturers were initially written off as having too much legacy investments in the internal combustion engine and insufficient technology to keep up with the development of electric and self-driving cars. While starting from a low base growth has been solid, and although the electric vehicle (EV) challenge has driven much improved economy from the internal combustion engine, EVs are still carving out a place for themselves as battery performance steadily improves and charging infrastructure expands.

  • Business
    InvestorPlace

    Nvidia Corporation Stock Will Keep Delivering for Years to Come

    Processing unit maker Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has had an impressive run over the past two years. The firm’s Graphics Processing Units (GPU’s) have taken off in popularity and their use throughout the gaming space has led NVDA stock to produce a slew of stellar quarterly results. After delivering triple digit gains last year and kicking off 2018 with growth of nearly 30% so far, Nvidia stock has been on investor’s radars for some time.

  • Energy Transfer Partners LP's Q4 Results Make Its Monster 12.4% Yield a Little Less Risky
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Energy Transfer Partners LP's Q4 Results Make Its Monster 12.4% Yield a Little Less Risky

    As expected, Energy Transfer Partners' (NYSE: ETP) growth engine continued gaining steam in the fourth quarter, with earnings and cash flow up sharply thanks to a slew of recently completed expansion projects.

  • Why Ivanka Trump Is Going to the Olympics
    Politics
    Fortune

    Why Ivanka Trump Is Going to the Olympics

    While high-level members of the North Korean delegation will also be present at the event, White House officials have asserted that Trump’s trip is not intended to facilitate a meeting with the North Koreans. Instead, Trump reportedly plans to focus on reaffirming U.S.-South Korean relations and cheer on American athletes participating in the Games. In a statement, Trump said, “I am honored to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

  • ‘Pathetically Weak.’ Florida Shooting Survivors and Families Confront Marco Rubio Over Gun Control
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    Time

    ‘Pathetically Weak.’ Florida Shooting Survivors and Families Confront Marco Rubio Over Gun Control

    One of those confronting the Florida senator at a CNN’s “Stand Up” town hall Wednesday night was Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed on Feb. 14 with 16 others. Rubio was the lone Republican at the nationally broadcast gathering after Florida’s GOP Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump declined invitations to appear at the event in Sunrise, Florida.

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    U.S.News & World Report

    Pros and Cons for Investing in Boeing Co (BA) Stock

    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is on an upswing, as a perfect storm of trends, including strong aircraft demand, a cash boost from tax reform and a potential benefit from increased defense spending are all working in the favor of the Chicago-based aviation giant. With a new aircraft fleet on tap this year (the 737 Max 9), and a fresh financial tailwind at its back for the nation's No. 1 aircraft manufacturer, the question is this: Just how high can Boeing stock fly? Each area is currently contributing to company growth, as Boeing reported a backlog of orders totaling $488 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017.