List/Grid Monthly Archives: October 2017

George Soros foundations now control $18 billion: reports

George Soros foundations now control $18 billion: reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic grant-making… Read more »

Obituary: Jim Saft, Reuters columnist, a man of humor and insight

Obituary: Jim Saft, Reuters columnist, a man of humor and insight

(Reuters) – “No one is paid to front run the apocalypse”. This headline by Jim Saft, who died on Monday after suffering a stroke last month, was typical of the… Read more »

In One Chart: The death of the gas-powered car, in one chart

In One Chart: The death of the gas-powered car, in one chart

A global tipping point for electric cars could come as early as 2022, as battery costs decrease and concerns about range and infrastructure ease. That’s from analysts at Bank of… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar aims for 4th day of gains

Currencies: Dollar aims for 4th day of gains

The U.S. dollar extended its gains against major rivals on Tuesday after a round of economic data, set to stretch its win streak to four sessions. The British pound, on… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Saving for college? Here are some alternatives to the 529 account

The Wall Street Journal: Saving for college? Here are some alternatives to the 529 account

We again asked experts to help us answer readers’ questions on saving and paying for college. As usually happens, most of the questions we received were about 529s, the tax-advantaged… Read more »

Coding bootcamp’s $375,000 settlement highlights challenges for new industry

Coding bootcamp’s $375,000 settlement highlights challenges for new industry

Coding academies have been alternately hailed as an innovative way to prepare workers for in-demand jobs and derided as the latest example of the pitfalls of what can happen when… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks slip as health-care stocks fall back after earnings

Europe Markets: European stocks slip as health-care stocks fall back after earnings

European stocks ended a bouncy day in negative territory on Tuesday, as traders digested a mixed bag of earnings reports, with health-care stocks and Merlin Entertainments PLC the hardest hit… Read more »

Capitol Report: Great Recession scars still leave Americans anxious about spending on the good life

Capitol Report: Great Recession scars still leave Americans anxious about spending on the good life

Are Americans still anxious about their financial future even after eight years of a growing economy? Their hesitation to spend on certain “extras” such as going out to eat, visiting… Read more »

NewsWatch: Netflix shows that it has no real competitors

NewsWatch: Netflix shows that it has no real competitors

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE When it comes to sales growth, Netflix buries other content creators and broadcasters. By Phil van Doorn. See full story. Dow eclipses 23,000 in intraday trade, marks… Read more »

Make this mistake at work and you’re likely to make your life miserable

Make this mistake at work and you’re likely to make your life miserable

Has Slack become the new Cupid of the workplace? Office romance is alive and well, according to a new survey of 3,000 daters from dating website Plenty of Fish. It… Read more »

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