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The Tycoon Playbook course was created for business families who are already running a successful business and wish to ramp up their growth while preserving wealth for future generations. Specifically, the Playbook teaches high performance business owners the two most highly rewarded skills in business, namely deal-making and how to acquire cash flow producing business assets.
- Oil pares gains after early jump to $63 December 18, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude pared early gains on Thursday to trade back below $62 a barrel, giving up much of a 3 percent spike in London as traders assessed whether a price rout is done.
- Two Wells Fargo units to pay $1.5 million for anti-money laundering lapses: FINRA December 18, 2014(Reuters) - Two brokerage units of Wells Fargo & Co must pay a joint $1.5 million fine for failing to comply with anti-money laundering regulations by not verifying 220,000 new accounts during a nine-year period, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said on Thursday.
- Brazil Congress' Petrobras probe urges charges against 52 people December 18, 2014RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian congressional investigative committee issued its final report on alleged corruption at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Thursday with a recommendation that prosecutors file charges against 52 people.
- Wall Street climbs on oil boost in wake of Fed statement December 18, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with each of the major indexes climbing more than 1 percent, building on the prior session's rally after the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy statement and oil prices that showed signs of steadying.
- Ford expands Takata driver-side airbag recall in U.S. December 18, 2014DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday expanded the recall of older-model Mustang cars, that have driver-side Takata airbags with inflators, to include about 502,500 vehicles.
- Pimco expects global growth to accelerate in 2015 between 2.5-3 percent December 18, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co said on Thursday it expects global growth to accelerate in 2015 to around 2.75 percent from around plus 2.5 percent this year, based...
- WTO upholds some of Chinese complaint against U.S. duties December 18, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization on Thursday upheld parts of a Chinese complaint against U.S. duties on goods including solar panels and wind towers and found some U.S....
- ECB to publish accounts of policy meetings from January December 18, 2014FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would start publishing accounts of its monetary policy meetings next year, a move that will raise the ECB's transparency but still...
- U.S. leading economic indicator rises in November December 18, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of future U.S. economic activity increased solidly in November, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.
- Dollar extends rise after Fed statement, Swiss rate move December 18, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies for a second straight session on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it would hike rates next year and the Swiss National...
- Reddit cofounder: The next Google is one visa away from leaving U.S. December 18, 2014Reddit's Alexis Ohanian has been vocal about the need for high-skilled visa reform. At stake? The country's position as a tech leader.
- Oprah-approved startup raises $6.25 million December 17, 2014News startup The Skimm announced a new round of funding, 1 million active readers, and plans to expand into a 'lifestyle brand.'
- Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app December 17, 2014Brazilian startup BovControl is turning cows into data with a mobile app.
- Google Ventures: less Ubers, more health care December 16, 2014The venture capital investment arm of the tech giant has quadrupled its funding of life sciences and health startups this year.
- Rahm Emanuel: How Chicago saved its small businesses December 16, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- Re-gifting is fine... if you follow these rules December 18, 2014Etiquette experts say re-gifting is generally considered acceptable, as long as you follow these rules.
- Toyota has best value: Consumer Reports December 18, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- The best thing to do now for your portfolio December 18, 2014Stocks have fallen over 3% in December and the outlook for 2015 is cloudy. It's a good time to rebalance.
- Novelty gifts for people with money to burn December 17, 2014For those who've got the cash, these holiday gifts can really make a statement.
- Saving America's malls from the brink of death December 17, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- NBA confirms L.A. Clippers sale to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer May 30, 2014Donald Sterling sues the NBA for damages and demands to be reinstated as owner.
- FBI and SEC probe into Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson May 30, 2014Authorities are looking into the potenial insider trading.
- Google launches "right to be forgotten" service in Europe May 30, 2014Now European citizens can request to have search results removed.
- Five crazy things Steve Ballmer has done May 30, 2014In light of Ballmer placing the highest bid on an NBA team in history on Thursday, here are some of his wackiest actions and greatest hits.
- Zuckerberg's latest donation reawakens concerns over mixed results in Newark May 30, 2014Facebook founder and his wife donate $120 million to Bay Area schools, claim to have learned from previous gift to Newark, N.J. schools.
- What's wrong with Google? December 18, 2014Google may be a great place to work for, but it hasn't been a great place for investors to put their money lately.
- Payday lenders throw millions at powerful politicians to get their way December 18, 2014Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to stop the government from cracking down on the industry.
- Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York December 18, 2014Amazon now has a solution for some of its customers who can't wait a few hours for delivery.
- In Russia, no more $30 Ikea 'Billy' bookcases - at least for now December 18, 2014Ikea furniture has suddenly became a scarce good in Russia. The Swedish furniture maker has followed Apple and suspended sales after a dramatic fall in the ruble.
- Re-gifting is fine... if you follow these rules December 18, 2014Happy Re-Gifting Day!
- New York regulator lays out tweaks to bitcoin rules December 18, 2014WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - New York state plans to soften proposed rules for virtual currencies such as bitcoin, its banking regulator said on Thursday, after receiving a round of public comments.
- GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb on Fed policy signals; oil slips again December 18, 2014(Updates with Wall Street rally, latest prices; changes dateline; previous LONDON) * Wall Street on track for second day of strong gains * Shares jump as Fed pledges to be patient on withdrawing...
- UPDATE 4-Swiss central bank announces negative interest rates to stem flight into franc December 18, 2014* Franc falls to lowest level against euro since mid-October (Adds reaction from banks, link to graphics)
- Fitch Downgrades Venezuela's IDRs to 'CCC' December 18, 2014(The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, December 18 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has downgraded Venezuela's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs)...
- UPDATE 1-Chile central bank says not close to currency market intervention December 18, 2014SANTIAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank has no plans to intervene in the foreign exchange market, the bank's chief said on Thursday, even though Chile's peso has depreciated more than 14...
- Chevron delays Arctic drilling plan December 18, 2014Chevron's is the largest drilling project put on hold amid the sharp drop in oil prices. Marathon Oil and ConocoPhillips plan to cut spending next year. Fred Katayama reports.
- SNB goes negative December 18, 2014The Swiss National Bank announces a negative interest rate for the first time since the 1970s, hoping that by forcing banks to pay to deposit francs it can stem a flight to the safe-haven currency sparked by euro zone fears and crisis in Russia. David Pollard reports.
- Progress in S Africa, challenges too December 18, 2014A new IMF report says South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but - amid power blackouts and fears of more credit rating downgrades - it still faces big challenges in reviving a weak economy. Hayley Platt reports.
- China's house prices fall again December 17, 2014New home prices in the world’s second largest economy dropped in November, but there might still be hope for China’s besieged property sector. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
- Fed tweaks language, delights investors December 17, 2014Citing a stronger economy, the Fed announces a patient approach to rate hikes in 2015. Shartia Brantley reports
Business Ideas – How to Learn, Not Waste Time, and Be Kind Like Benjamin Franklin by Evan Carmichael
Business Ideas – How to Learn, Not Waste Time, and Be Kind Like Benjamin Franklin Today we’re going to take a closer look at the fifteenth child of seventeen children who only had two years of grammar school education and went on to become an entrepreneur and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. This is the story of Benjamin Franklin and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (born January 17, 1706) did not come from a family of prominence. Instead, his family could only afford to send him to two years of grammar school and by the time he was 13, Franklin’s father sent him off to apprentice at his older brother’s print company. Here, Franklin helped to compose pamphlets, set up type, sell the paper on the streets and perform other printer-related duties. Franklin also began writing columns under the pseudonym ‘Mrs. Silence Dogood’, who he fabricated to be a middle-aged widow. Dogood was an immediate hit with her writings about the problems and social conditions of women, but when James found out it was actually his younger brother writing her column, he was furious. As a result of James’ ensuing harassment and beatings, Franklin became a fugitive and ran away from his family at the age of 17. Franklin tried his luck as a printer both in New York and New Jersey, but to no avail. He then moved to Philadelphia, where he did manage to find a job with a printer. But, Franklin was unsatisfied with his prospects there. After a brief stint at a printer’s shop in London, England, Franklin returned to Philadelphia in 1726. Four years and much borrowed money later, he had finally set up his own printing house. He began to publish a newspaper called The Pennsylvania Gazette, in which he would regularly give himself space to comment on the most pressing social issues of the time. He cultivated an image of himself as an intellectual and a productive young man and his writings were the beginning of what would earn Franklin significant social respect. In 1748, Franklin officially retired from the printing business, although he continued writing literature and satirical essays throughout the rest of his life. He began to take a more formal role in public life, becoming councilman, Justice of the Peace in Pennsylvania and elected member of the Assembly. Five years later, he was appointed Joint Deputy Postmaster-General of North America and several other posts. In perhaps his most well known feat, Franklin began working towards independence as part of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, after he had retired from public office, he attended a series of meetings that would result in the United States Constitution. He […]
Frank Sinatra’s party pad Back in his heyday, ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ leased this mid-century modern estate perched high above Los Angeles. Today, its owners rent it to Hollywood for movie and television shoots.
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The Life and Career of Simon Cowell He’s known for role as a talent judge on shows such as “American Idol,” America’s Got Talent” and “The X Factor”. We take a look the life and career of English television personality and music entrepreneur Simon Cowell.
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Bill Gates Biography Bill Gates Biography. Documentary on the legendary Bill Gates – founder of Microsoft, one of the most powerful and richest companies in the world. William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored and co-authored several books. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts. In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000. Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates’s last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.
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The Unknown Genius of Nikola Tesla | Discovery Channel Documentary Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 — 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. Tesla started working in the telephony and electrical fields before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories/companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla as a consultant to help develop an alternating current system. Tesla is also known for his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs which included patented devices and theoretical work used in the invention of radio communication, for his X-ray experiments, and for his ill-fated attempt at intercontinental wireless transmission in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project. Tesla’s achievements and his abilities as a showman demonstrating his seemingly miraculous inventions made him world-famous. Although he made a great deal of money from his patents, he spent a lot on numerous experiments over the years. In the last few decades of his life, he ended up living in diminished circumstances as a recluse in Room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel, occasionally making unusual statements to the press. Because of his pronouncements and the nature of his work over the years, Tesla gained a reputation in popular culture as the archetypal “mad scientist”. He died penniless and in debt on 7 January 1943. Tesla’s work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but since the 1990s, his reputation has experienced a comeback in popular culture. In 2005, he was listed amongst the top 100 nominees in the TV show The Greatest American, an open access popularity poll conducted by AOL and The Discovery Channel. His work and reputed inventions are also at the center of many conspiracy theories and have also been used to support various pseudosciences, UFO theories and New Age occultism. In 1960, in honor of Tesla, the General Conference on Weights and Measures for the International System of Units dedicated the term “tesla” to the SI unit measure for magnetic field strength.
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- British Student Launches Miraculous Fundraiser For "Homeless Hero" Who Helped Her In A Pinch December 17, 2014After losing her wallet one night, a British student found herself stranded with no way to pay for a subway. She ended up being saved by a "homeless hero". Now that selfless act is being returned in a BIG way.Read more: British Student Launches Miraculous Fundraiser For "Homeless Hero" Who Helped Her In A Pinch
- Vladimir Putin's Billionaire Buddies Have Lost An Astounding Amount Of Money In The Last Few Months December 17, 2014It's not a good time to be a Russian billionaire. As a result of western sanctions, falling oil prices and an imploding Russian economy, Vladimir Putin's billionaire buddies are seeing their fortunes evaporate.Read more: Vladimir Putin's Billionaire Buddies Have Lost An Astounding Amount Of Money In The Last Few Months
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- Two Wells Fargo units to pay $1.5 million for anti-money laundering lapses: FINRA December 18, 2014(Reuters) - Two brokerage units of Wells Fargo & Co must pay a joint $1.5 million fine for failing to comply with anti-money laundering regulations by not verifying 220,000 new accounts during a...
- The best place to retire? You get to pick December 18, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - There are plenty of lists proclaiming "The Best Places to Retire."
- Allianz sells Fireman's Fund personal insurance business December 18, 2014FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German insurer Allianz on Thursday said it had agreed to sell its Fireman's Fund personal insurance business to insurer ACE for $365 million, freeing Allianz to focus on...
- After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know December 18, 2014CHICAGO (Reuters) - The last-minute deal to allow retiree pension benefit cuts as part of the federal spending bill for 2015 passed by Congress last week has set off shock waves in the U.S....
- World investors cut back stocks as risk aversion reigns December 18, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - World investors lifted exposure to bonds and cut back on more volatile equities as sentiment was buffeted by a Russian currency crisis, an uncertain growth outlook and rapidly...
- Deep Dive: Here are the best S&P 500 stocks and sectors of 2014 December 18, 2014It’s been a decent year for the market overall, despite all the warnings from bears.
- Need to Know: Google is now bigger than Mother Russia’s entire market December 18, 2014The stock market just went MAD. As in, it logged a major accumulation day. And Wednesday’s MAD, the first since October of last year, came in with a lopsided ratio of 17 to 1.
- David Weidner's Writing on the Wall: Here’s why Uber is getting a bad rap December 18, 2014It’s not that Uber is getting a bad rap, it’s that other companies don’t get the same criticism.
- Cuba could become Grand Central station for U.S. cruise ships December 18, 2014Could a Cuban beach vacation be the next big thing for American travelers?
- Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: 5 high-yield, high-tech stocks for 2015 December 18, 2014Here are five tech companies that pay high dividends and have strong balance sheets.