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  • Colin Kaepernick is Nike's $6 billion man

    09/23/2018 12:19:01 AM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies
    CBS news ^ | 23SEp18 | kate Gibson
    The heat Nike has taken over its controversial advertising campaign featuring former NFL start Colin Kaepernick seems to have had another effect: burnishing the iconic brand's appeal to investors. Nike shares have surged 36 percent on the year, making the company the top performer on the Dow's index of 30 blue-chip stocks. The run-up includes a nearly 5 percent increase since Nike's Labor Day announcement that Kaepernick would be featured in its campaign, adding nearly $6 billion to the company's market value. The stock continues to hover near an all-time high, which it reached in mid-September only weeks after some...
  • Nevada governments on the hook for over $600M in paid time off

    09/21/2018 5:52:47 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 11 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/21/2018 | By Michael Scott Davidson
    Taxpayers potentially owe almost $610 million to local government employees in Nevada’s two most populous counties for their unused paid time off, financial reports show. That liability grew 26 percent from 2007 to 2017, and it doesn’t represent compensation that will be paid exclusively for rest, relaxation, illness or personal time. Many of Nevada’s public employees can stockpile their sick and vacation hours and cash them out at retirement. Some of those payouts exceed $100,000.
  • These part time jobs can earn you $75k a year

    09/15/2018 8:57:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Job Network ^ | September 13, 2018 | Peter Jones
    You want a high-paying gig, but without being tied down by a set schedule or a single job. Trouble is, you always thought part-time jobs paid little. Well, you thought wrong. The gig economy is out there, waiting for you. And the best news is: you don’t have to wait to have a college degree to get started raking in the dough. Here are several high-paying part-time jobs that could help you generate a fabulous annual salary when combined. 1. Social Media Assistant Put your Facebook skills to work helping companies manage their online profiles and marketing. You can get...
  • How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

    09/03/2018 5:55:10 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 139 replies
    NY Times ^ | Steven Kurutz
    Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012. He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device. The job was high-pressure: He had to document every step for the Food and Drug Administration, and a coding error could lead to harm or death for patients. Mr. Jensen was making about $110,000 a year and had benefits, but the stress hardly seemed worth it. He couldn’t unwind with his family after work; he spent days huddled over the toilet. He lost 10 pounds. After one especially brutal workday, Mr. Jensen Googled...
  • U.S. court rejects atheists' appeal over 'In God We Trust' on money

    08/29/2018 7:05:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 28, 2018 | Jonathan Stempel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday said printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency is constitutional, citing its longstanding use and saying it was not coercive. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota rejected claims by 29 atheists, children of atheists and atheist groups that inscribing the national motto on bills and coins violated their First Amendment free speech and religious rights.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Income Has Skyrocketed Since She Entered The Senate In 2013

    08/23/2018 10:00:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/22/2018 | Andrew Kerr
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s personal income has risen substantially since she entered the Senate in 2013, according to 10 years of tax return documents her campaign released Wednesday. The Massachusetts Democrat and her husband, Harvard Law School professor Bruce Mann, earned a combined adjusted gross income of nearly $5.4 million from 2013 to 2017, according to their tax returns — a 42 percent increase from the couple’s combined income of almost $3.8 million in the five years prior to Warren’s ascension to Congress. Warren earned over half of the couple’s combined income during those years, even without counting her Senate salary....
  • Peter Schweizer: Security Clearance ‘Affects’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s ‘Bottom Line in a Big Way’

    08/20/2018 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/18 | Robert Kraychik
    Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), explained how former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller leveraged their government positions for self-enrichment. He joined his colleague Seamus Bruner, a GAI researcher, to discuss the latter’s forthcoming book, Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, in a Friday interview with Sean Hannity. Hannity opened the interview with questions: “How is it all of these politicians have become filthy rich? They’re supposed to be public servants. Where does the money come from? What are the conflicts of interest?” Hannity drew from Bruner’s new book, “James Comey’s net worth...
  • Cryptocurrencies plunge by as much as 10% in 24 hours wiping billions off the market [tr]

    08/16/2018 6:45:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    Suicide prevention messages are being shared among investors as crytocurrencies plunge in value. The price of bitcoin on Tuesday dipped below $6,000- down massively from its December 2017 high of around $20,000. Ethereum fell by 10 per cent in just 24 hours to $250, its lowest price this year.
  • Why other countries are giving China a licence to print money [counterfeiting]

    08/13/2018 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2018, 12:46pm Comments: 71 | Stephen Chen
    Chinese state-owned firm winning contracts to print foreign currencies as country seeks to expand global reach and influence China is printing foreign currencies on a massive scale as Beijing seeks to increase its influence on the world economy and geopolitics. Multiple sources in the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation confirmed to the South China Morning Post last month that money production plants across the country were running at near full capacity to meet an unusually high quota set by the government this year. Most of the demand comes from participants in the “Belt and Road Initiative” and one source,...
  • Foreigners face ban on buying homes in New Zealand after apocalypse bolthole fad hikes prices

    08/10/2018 7:03:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10AUG18 | Charlotte Graham-McLay
    Foreigners are to be banned from buying homes in New Zealand after a spate of millionaires seeking luxury doomsday boltholes has apparently crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Following purchases by rich expats, including tech billionaire Peter Thiel - PayPal founder and early Facebook investor - and disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer, who lost his job after allegations of sexual misconduct - the New Zealand government is preparing to crack down on the trend. New Zealand's allure for the mega-rich planning a safe space to ride out the apocalypse has become almost a cliche in recent...
  • VOLUNTEER: $50,000 MISSING FROM COTTAGE GROVE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ACCOUNT

    08/08/2018 10:14:35 AM PDT · by HKMk23 · 15 replies
    KEZI (ABC Affiliate) ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | Michael Sevren
    A volunteer for Special Olympics Oregon in Cottage Grove is demanding answers from the nonprofit’s CEO after $50,000 specifically meant for the Cottage Grove events appears to have gone missing.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's L.A. fundraisers were more about raising consciousness than money

    08/08/2018 2:30:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/07/18 | David Dayen
    **SNIP** The Los Angeles Theater Center was decked out Thursday like a trade show for left politics. Booths featuring community organizers, single-payer healthcare enthusiasts, and direct action groups like Occupy ICE handed out literature and chatted up attendees. Off in the corner they were selling Ocasio-Cortez T-shirts, but community groups were far more prominent. Many of these groups met with Ocasio-Cortez that morning at a breakfast organizing meeting. When the program began, Ocasio-Cortez took a seat on stage while presenters spent an hour pitching the crowd of more than 500 on their projects. The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment...
  • Chase ATMs go cardless

    08/03/2018 2:34:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/02/18 | Jade Scipioni
    Forgot your bank card? No worries. Chase has you covered. The New York City-based bank announced that it has expanded its cardless access to nearly all of its 16,000 ATMs nationwide. The new technology will allow customers to get cash through their phone’s mobile wallet without needing a physical debit card or an access code for authentication. Users can simple “tap” their smartphone on the ATM to “easily and securely access money on the go.”
  • WHAT THEY'RE NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT "MONEY"

    08/01/2018 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 49 replies
    Self ^ | 8 1 2018 | Dick Bachert
    Since the early 90's, some of us fools have been trying - largely unsuccessfully - to educate those around us to the ongoing FRAUD of our unbacked fiat paper currency and the Rothschild family criminal enterprise that spawned and still OWNS it - and, by extension, YOU! This 7-minute video is one of the best short explanations I've seen. And if the bondage in which this evil system keeps you fails to infuriate you, perhaps the unnecessary deaths of your kids in banker arranged wars will grab your attention. (Pause...Naaahhhh!) The Founding Fathers understood this evil fiat currency system and...
  • 18 Harsh Truths About Corporate Life Nobody Will Ever Tell You

    07/29/2018 6:35:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 88 replies
    Mensxp ^ | 29JUL18 | Ankush Bahuguna
    <p>Twenties are the time when most of us take up our first jobs. Even though it’s great to finally start earning and ‘be on your own’, corporate life is nothing like we imagine it to be in our younger years. It’s stressful and unrewarding. Here are 18 harsh truths about corporate life nobody will ever tell you.</p>
  • US rightwing groups bankroll campaign to free Tommy Robinson

    07/22/2018 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22/7/18 | Mattha Busby
    A rightwing American thinktank that spent a five-figure sum on Tommy Robinson’s legal defence has said it is aware of up to four other similar organisations bankrolling a high-profile campaign to release him. The Middle East Forum has also paid for foreign speakers to attend “Free Tommy” rallies in the UK in addition to funding the far-right activist’s court defence. Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has hired a prominent criminal barrister who has previously defended high-profile celebrities to appeal against a 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court. Outrage around the...
  • You Can Buy Your Own Shanzhai 'Lamborghini' From China For Just $65,000

    07/20/2018 11:20:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 25, 2012, 8:46 AM | editorial staff
    I believe, you only need to spend less than 300 yuan to own a smartphone that looks like an IPhone on the outside, but have you heard of spending 420,000 yuan for a "Lamborghini"? Recently, a report on the Internet with pictures and videos once again stirs up waves with the word "Shanzhai" in the Chinese auto market. A home automaker has made a Shanzhai version of the "Lamborghini Murcielago LP64" model. Different than the earlier Shanzhai cars, the car maker said this Shanzhai Lamborghini's exterior is 99% identical to the genuine mode, interior is up to 70% similar. The...
  • Remittances: Illegal Immigration’s $30 Billion ‘Hidden Tax’

    06/20/2018 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Thalean · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 20, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Paris. The year is 1788. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point? The hopeful specter of radical liberalism played its part, as the father of modern conservatism Edmund Burke observes in his masterpiece Reflections on the Revolution in France. But most men aren’t dreamers. Most live parochial lives and think parochial thoughts—there’s no time to dream when you’re working to put bread on the table. For the...
  • Dem money floods Calif. primaries to avert electoral disaster

    05/27/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Outside money is flooding into a trio of key California House primaries, as Democrats try to avoid being shut out of the general election. The total outside spending in those June 5 primary races had eclipsed more than $8 million as of Friday, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by The Hill. The high-dollar spending is in the three GOP-held seats represented by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and retiring Reps. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce, all of which are viewed as potential pick-up opportunities for Democrats. California’s “jungle” primary system pits all candidates, regardless of party, against one...
  • Australia Bans Cash For All Purchases Over $7,500 Starting July of 2019

    05/11/2018 4:29:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 11, 2018 | Matt Novak
    Australia’s Liberal Party government has announced that it will soon be illegal to purchase anything over $10,000 AU ($7,500 US) with cash. The government says it’s, “encouraging the transition to a digital society,” and cracking down on tax evasion. But not everyone is happy with the move. “This will be bad news for criminal gangs, terrorists and those who are just trying to cheat on their tax or get a discount for letting someone else cheat on their tax,” Treasurer Scott Morrison said in a speech announcing the government’s new budget. “It’s not clever. It’s not OK. It’s a crime.”...