Wealth

People waiting in line at an unemployment office. Yellow Dog Productions The coronavirus relief bill under consideration by Congress would significantly expand unemployment benefits for Americans who lose their jobs due to the country’s recent economic contagion. However, there is concern that the unemployment benefits for some workers — especially those making lower wages —
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The private-jet industry is asking Congress for bailout money, even as many private jet companies say sales are strong as wealthy flyers avoid commercial flights. The National Business Aviation Association, or NBAA, which represents private-jet companies and corporate jets, sent a joint letter with other industry groups to congressional leaders saying the industry is facing
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Wealthy New Yorkers fleeing the city are driving up the prices of rentals in the Hamptons and Hudson Valley, with rates more than tripling for some properties. As New York imposes strict stay-home guidelines and the number of coronavirus cases skyrockets, New Yorkers who can afford it are decamping to more rural locales. Brokers say they’re getting barraged
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Given that Australia’s indigenous population thrived for thousands of years before Europeans arrived, it would be logical to assume the country’s native plants — known as bush food — would have long featured on restaurant menus. Not so. For decades, most chefs avoided ingredients like mountain pepper, quandong (a wild peach) and wild rosella, and
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Wall Street Democrat Roger Altman told CNBC on Thursday the stock market’s initial positive reaction to Joe Biden‘s resurgence in the Democratic presidential primary is because his chief rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is viewed as unelectable.  “The greater the extent that Biden is seen as the Democratic nominee, I think investors will be comforted,” Altman
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Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Bentley Bentley on Tuesday unveiled the all-new Mulliner Bacalar, a roughly $2 million two-seat, open-air luxury sports car that features 5,000-year-old wood in its interior dashboard. The iconic British automaker, which is owned by Volkswagen, is describing the car as the “rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era.” The company is only producing
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Confusingly named, enticingly remote and increasingly popular, the chilly island of Greenland is fast becoming the dark horse of 2020 travel destinations. Before planning their trips, most visitors know little about the Arctic destination beyond vague ideas about its misleading nomenclature — “Greenland is icy whereas Iceland is green, right?” — or its link to
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A Gama Aviation Gulfstream 4SP (Photo by: Aviation-images.com | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Wheels Up, the fast-growing private aviation start-up, acquired jet operator Gama Aviation, creating the second-biggest private aviation company in the U.S. Terms weren’t disclosed by the two companies, which are both privately held. But the deal transforms Wheels Up, founded
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During tax season, people have a lot on their minds, like tax forms, numbers and that looming April 15 deadline. One thing many aren’t thinking about is the opportunity that refunds present to ramp up their emergency savings. About 72% of Americans received a refund on their taxes in 2019. This extra jolt of cash
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Chamath Palihapitiya Heidi Gutman | CNBC Billionaires should be grateful for their good fortune and stop being so sensitive to public criticism and name-calling by politicians, tech billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya said Wednesday. In a heated billionaire-versus-billionaire debate with former hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, Palihapitiya said that being demonized or labeled “out of touch” is a
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Baseball, known locally as yakyuu (or literally “field ball”), is a national phenomenon in Japan. Masaoka Shiki, one of Japan’s four great haiku masters, wrote several poems praising it. Osaka’s most infamous urban legend centers around it. It’s even more popular than the nation’s native sumo. According to data published by Japan’s Central Research Services
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