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Berkshire’s CEO Succession Heightens Interest in Buffett Letter

Berkshire’s CEO Succession Heightens Interest in Buffett Letter

Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders is coming Saturday, and it may bring more clues about the 87-year-old billionaire’s succession plans at his conglomerate. In addition to providing an update on the company he’s been building for more than five decades, Buffett is likely to pack this year’s installment with financial wisdom…

Goldman Has a $500 Million Army of Little Guys to Buff Its Image

Goldman Has a $500 Million Army of Little Guys to Buff Its Image

No one would mistake them for typical Goldman Sachs clients. Marcus Moore runs a staffing firm. Jessica Johnson-Cope places security guards and rents out drug-sniffing dogs. J.R. Foster helps companies maintain their offices and buildings. Yet just last week, those three and thousands of other small business owners descended on the Washington Hilton to celebrate…

Apple Plans Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones

Apple Plans Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones

Apple Inc., seeking to bolster its wearables business, is working on upgrades to its wireless AirPods headphones, according to people familiar with the matter. Like with its mobile devices -- the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch -- Apple intends to frequently update the AirPods with new hardware features. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working…

Hungry Venezuelan Workers Are Collapsing. So Is the Oil Industry

Hungry Venezuelan Workers Are Collapsing. So Is the Oil Industry

At 6:40 a.m., Pablo Ruiz squats at the gate of a decaying refinery in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, steeling himself for eight Sisyphean hours of brushing anti-rust paint onto pipes under a burning sun. For breakfast, the 55-year-old drank corn-flour water. Ruiz’s weekly salary of 110,000 bolivares — about 50 cents at the black-market exchange…

States Rush to Defend 2018 Election From Russia After Late Start

States Rush to Defend 2018 Election From Russia After Late Start

Weeks before the first U.S. primaries, 40 state election officials filed into a guarded Maryland office for a classified briefing about the threats they’re sure to face between now and the November vote. But they didn’t need much of a reminder about the menace from abroad. As they arrived, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13…

Angry Birds Maker Hit by Worst Selloff Since September IPO

Angry Birds Maker Hit by Worst Selloff Since September IPO

The maker of the mobile game Angry Birds slumped more than 40 percent in Helsinki trading after analysts and investors were stunned by its weak guidance for 2018. Rovio Entertainment Oyj shares fell the most since an initial public offering in September. The Finnish company said revenue will decline this year and expects adjusted profit…

It’s Official: This Oil Giant Has Avoided Dutch Disease

It’s Official: This Oil Giant Has Avoided Dutch Disease

Norges Bank study contradicts theory on economic impact of oil riches By An abundance of oil and gas can be a curse if not managed properly. In academic circles it’s called Dutch Disease, a term that was coined after the Netherlands suffered a decline in manufacturing following the discovery of major petroleum riches. Other countries have fared…

How a German Court Case Could Accelerate Diesel’s End

How a German Court Case Could Accelerate Diesel’s End

Germany’s top administrative court holds a decisive hearing Thursday as environmentalists try to force cities to ban diesel cars to cut air pollution. The ruling involving two cases will be pivotal in shaping future demand for diesel technology not just in Germany, Europe’s biggest auto market, but across the region. Sales of diesel-powered vehicles have already…

Bond Market Guide to Trading When 10-Year Treasury Yields Hit 3%

Bond Market Guide to Trading When 10-Year Treasury Yields Hit 3%

At this point, it’s more likely a matter of when -- not if -- the 10-year Treasury yield hits 3 percent. And that apparent inevitability raises a pressing question: How to trade when it happens? The 10-year yield hasn’t been above 3 percent since January 2014 and since the start of last year, bond gurus…

Indication of a Violent and an Abusive Husband in Astrology

A pattern of abusive and violent behaviours by one or both partners in an intimate relationship like marriage, when one …

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Starting a Business – 5 Personal Inventory Audits to Help You Launch Your Business Startup

Starting a business appears to be as American as apple pie. Every year, tens of thousands of people in the …

Do We Live Parallel Lives?

The concept of parallel lives can be very confusing. Many of us who have been brought up in western civilization …

How Using Dirty Talk With Your Boyfriend Can Make Your Sex the Best Ever!

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Eiro Research – Opportunism Vs Entrepreneurship – Is The Eiro Research Opportunity For Real?

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Fat Is Back and Premium Butter Makers Are Taking the Cream

Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that’s giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands. Global retail butter sales will expand 2.9 percent to $19.4 billion in 2018, outpacing the 1.9 percent growth in sales volumes, according to Euromonitor International. The trend is fanning the…

Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 20 years ago. As startups grow more professional while staying private longer, they’re getting serious…

Blockchain is entering the valley of despair phase, and that’s a mistake

I’ve had a number of conversations with blockchain-focused people over the past few weeks. In some of those conversations — particularly with engineers — there is a palpable excitement and a belief that this technology is going to end up being their life’s work. As one blockchain hacker told me this past week, “It’s going…

Apple could be buying cobalt from mining companies directly

Cobalt is the new oil. Car companies and battery manufacturers are all rushing to secure multiyear contracts with mining companies for their lithium-ion batteries. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is also participating in this game as the company wants to secure its long-term supplies. The company has never done this before with cobalt. Apple…

YouTube’s algorithm is hurting America far more than Russian trolls ever could

Remember when we used to think the greatest threat we faced from Artificial Intelligence was that it would become Skynet and launch our entire nuclear arsenal, wiping out the human race?  Good times.  But on the evidence of YouTube's latest mess, AI doesn't even need to bother blowing us up — it can just dumb…