The final launch trailer for Grand Theft Auto V is here. GTA V releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 September 17.
The final launch trailer for Grand Theft Auto V is here. GTA V releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 September 17.
It’s been a big year for free speech at the Supreme Court. Two of the most high-profile cases argued before the court so far have revolved around free speech rights, four other cases on the docket this term involve free speech questions, and yet another case where the issue is paramount greets the court on Tuesday. The court today is hearing arguments on whether the state of California is trampling on the free speech rights of crisis pregnancy centers — nonprofit organizations that do not perform abortions and encourage women to seek alternatives to the procedure — by requiring them to post notices explaining patients’ ability to access abortion and other medical services. In December, attorneys for a baker at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado argued that a state anti-discrimination law violates his free speech rights as a self-described cake artist by requiring him to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Some people search high and low for tax deductions. But making them up–or artificially enhancing the ones you have–isn’t exactly keeping to the straight and narrow. Indeed, the IRS this year has specifically cautioned people about what it calls padding deductions. The IRS warns to avoid the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or expenses. In fact, the IRS includes the issue on its 2018 Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. In the IRS’s words, the majority of taxpayers file honest and accurate tax returns each year. However, as the IRS puts it, each year some people “fudge” their information. Falsely claiming deductions, expenses or credits on tax returns is serious, regardless of their type. The
Below, I'll explain why I think Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE: OAK) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) are two of the best companies to buy in turbulent markets. Oaktree Capital Group earns its income managing other people's money. Oaktree runs many different types of funds, but distressed debt is its specialty.
An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organization on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out of nearly $150 million, according to complaints filed with Indian authorities. Ramesh Sanka, the former CEO of the real estate firm IREO, said in the documents obtained by The Associated Press that he saw "various acts of cheating, fraud and misappropriation of money" at his onetime employer that created "huge wrongful gains" for the company's managing director and his associates. The documents make no mention of the Trump Organization, and focus largely on two real estate deals that began years before the organization signed a 2016 agreement with IREO to partner on an office tower in Gurgaon, outside New Delhi.
The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries. The company also announced it was releasing any victims of or witnesses to Weinstein's alleged misconduct from non-disclosure agreements preventing them from speaking out. "Since October, it has been reported that Harvey Weinstein used non-disclosure agreements as a secret weapon to silence his accusers.
Shares of MuleSoft were briefly halted on Tuesday after news reports that the company is in advanced talks to sell itself to Salesforce. Business Insider did confirm with someone close to the matter that Salesforce was working on a big deal that could be announced as soon as this week, but could not confirm that its target was MuleSoft. Shares of MuleSoft, were briefly halted on Tuesday after Reuters reported that the company is in advanced talks to sell itself to Salesforce.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired on March 16 — two days before his retirement. Now McCabe may not be able to receive his pension benefits for at least five years. A pension is a defined benefit retirement plan most commonly seen for US government employees, in which an employee contributes to the plan during their tenure and an employer guarantees a post-retirement payout.
Opportunity and peril in Tesla’s stock are ahead. Let’s explore the issue with a chart. Chart Please click here for an annotated chart of Tesla TSLA, -0.68% stock. Please observe the following from the chart: • The chart shows a key psychological level of $300 drawn in white. • The chart shows a support zone drawn in yellow around the key psychological level. • The chart shows Tesla Whac-a-Mole. Lately when there is bad news for Tesla, buyers step in around $300, often driving the stock higher. In the past month, investors drove the stock to $357. • The chart shows that Tesla’s stock is below the 200-day moving average. There is no magic by itself to the 200-day moving average. However, many
Steve and Elaine Wynn have taken a big step toward selling their stakes in Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN), the gaming company they founded nearly two decades ago. This will free either of the Wynns to sell their respective stakes in Wynn Resorts, which adds up to 21% of the company. Elaine Wynn has been trying to break free of this agreement for years, while Steve Wynn has been trying to tighten his control of the company.
Oracle Corp. (ORCL) shares fell sharply Tuesday after the business software group posted weaker-than-expected sales for its fiscal third quarter as revenue from its newly developed cloud computing division missed Wall Street forecasts. Oracle reported a net loss of $4.02 billion for the three months ended in February after the close of trading Monday, thanks in large part to a $6.9 billion charge linked to changes in the U.S. corporate tax code last year. Adjusted earnings of 83 cents a share topped Wall Street estimates, but a weaker-than-forecast $1.57 billion in cloud sales, as well as overall quarterly revenues of $9.77 billion, fell modestly shy of analysts' forecasts. "During FY17, I
Working remotely is an increasingly popular option for many people, given how expensive it can be to live where many of the jobs are. But can you earn enough to get by while working from home? To help you find out, career-advice website FlexJobs, using data from salary and compensation site PayScale, compiled a list of the 14 most common remote jobs in their database and their average pay. Some of the salaries exceed $57,617 a year, which is the U.S. median household income. The No. 1 most common remote job, in fact, pays almost $90,000 a year on average. While some of the job titles on the list, like "nurse" or "teacher," may sound more like conventional in-person positions, FlexJob is drawing
Bitcoin (BTC-USD) and most other cryptocurrencies had an extremely volatile weekend. Here's a rundown of today's cryptocurrency prices, the news item that caused this weekend's drop, and the comments that triggered the rapid rebound. As I mentioned, most cryptocurrencies are in positive territory on Monday, with all of the top 10 higher.
Shares of a software company that bought assets of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) toppled more than 50 percent on Monday after the company cut its revenue forecast and its chief executive resigned. U.K.-based Micro Focus International said it now expects revenue to fall anywhere between 6 and 9 percent for the twelve months ending October 31, 2018, significantly lower than the 2 to 4 percent decline it predicted in its interim January results. This was due largely to "one-off transitional effects" of the firm's $8.8 billion takeover of HPE's software assets last year, and issues associated with the implementation of a new IT system, Micro Focus said. HPE was formed in late 2015 as a result of the split of HP into two companies.
Last Thursday, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) reported fourth-quarter results that were better than some analysts feared. There's no sign yet that Sears Holdings is approaching profitability in any meaningful sense. Sears Holdings' fourth-quarter adjusted EBITDA of $2 million was roughly in line with the updated guidance that the company published in mid-February, and it was a $63 million year-over-year improvement.
Professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins discusses the popularity of Fortnite and how he earns income from playing video game by streaming on Twitch.
According to the latest data, more than 44 million Americans have student loan debt, with a total amount of $1.48 trillion. For comparison, Americans owe just over $1 trillion on credit cards. Here is a common question I'm asked: "Should I pay my student loan debts down as fast as I can?" And the surprising answer is generally no, especially if you have credit card debt as well.
In case you haven't noticed, lending rates are historically low and growth stocks are in demand. With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name growth stocks you should consider buying and holding for the next 50 years if they want to rack up some serious profits.
A few weeks ago, one of the members of the Russian government turned to President Putin and asked, “Vladimir Vladimirovich, well, what will happen to me after March 18?” He asked his question in the presence of other ministers, and the upcoming elections were certainly on all their minds. According to my sources, Putin smiled his usual sly smile and replied, “Well, why, even I do not know what will happen to me after March 18.” Everyone there understood that the minister had made a terrible mistake. You cannot publicly demonstrate weakness, and you cannot ask Putin about your future.
The biotech industry is well known as a minefield for investors. For a company to succeed, it needs strong compounds or proceedures that make a difference in treating or curing diseases, and it needs the financial backing to see its products through clinical trials to eventually reach the market. Keith Speights (Celgene): It wasn't too long ago that Celgene was a darling in the investment community.
President Donald Trump’s new lawyer once argued that sitting presidents can’t be indicted, a key constitutional question facing special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Trump’s pick of longtime Washington lawyer Joseph diGenova drew attention because he has aggressively argued in television appearances that the FBI and the Justice Department are framing the president. “Nobody should underestimate the upheaval that a prosecution of the president would cause,” he wrote in a March 6, 1997 piece published when independent counsel Kenneth Starr was only investigating financial irregularities in the Whitewater scandal and Clinton’s affair with a White House intern had not yet come to light.
Consumer confidence is at its highest level in 14 years, so it’s time to lighten up on stocks and build up cash. You read that right: The stock market tends to perform worse when consumer confidence is high. That is the conclusion I reached upon analyzing the S&P 500’s SPX, -1.42% correlation to the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index — which last Friday reached its highest level since 2004. (See chart, below.) Specifically, I compared each month’s index reading with how the stock market performed over the subsequent month-, quarter-, year-, and two-year period. I also measured how the S&P 500 reacts to big jumps or declines in the index. I then did the same for the Conference Board’s
Sooner Trend Anadarko basin Canadian and Kingfisher counties - where companies such as Marathon Oil and Devon Energy bought up acreage following the oil slump in 2014. Leading the pack is Oklahoma-based Devon Energy Corp, which expects its STACK production to reach 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) by the end of 2018, up from 107,000 boed a year ago. Devon, also a Permian operator, said in a presentation earlier this month that it has earmarked more than 95 percent of its STACK budget for Meramec although it did not disclose dollar values.
It's hard for a $250-billion-plus business to change its stripes, but Royal Dutch Shell's (NYSE: RDS-A) (NYSE: RDS-B) has done a rather incredible job over the past few years transforming the company into one of the most compelling investments in the
Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) enjoyed a tremendous year in 2017, with its share price soaring more than 70%. The best reason for buying Illumina stock is that it should generate market-beating returns over the long run. Over the last 10 years, Illumina has chalked up gains nearly six times higher than the S&P 500.