Wealth

David Koch, the billionaire, industrialist, philanthropist, political activist and onetime vice presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, died Friday. He was 79. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David,” Charles Koch announced in a statement. “Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion
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Google had its IPO 15 years ago, and it was a big deal for a couple of reasons. First of all, Google’s IPO was a glimmer of hope after the dotcom bust. And Google was trying to reinvent the IPO by making it more transparent, using a process called a Dutch Auction. Today, the IPO
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WeWork’s parent company just filed for an IPO this week, and it could go public as early as Septmeber. The company joined the flurry of tech IPOs in 2019, but also revealed a massive $900 million loss in the first half of 2019, causing investors to worry about the downside risks. What if the economy
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Attendees and judges gather around a 1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder motor vehicle during the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Routinely described as the world’s most popular, elegant and exclusive classic car show, the annual Pebble
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The Hennessey Venom F5 concept vehicle is displayed during the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images For classic car fans, there’s only one place to be this week: California’s Monterey Peninsula where more than a dozen different events
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Attendees view cars on display during the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images It is the Coachella of classic cars, the Woodstock for wealthy wheel-freaks. It’s Monterey Car Week, which includes the Concours D’Elegance car awards show and
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Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire Source: Bugatti 2019. The world’s most expensive new car makes its North American debut this week at the world’s premier luxury auto show, the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, which kicks off Tuesday in Monterey, California. Bugatti debuted its one-of-a-kind $18.68 million La Voiture Noire, which translates to The Black Car, at
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Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller exits during a break in testimony during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2019. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The nearly two-year special counsel investigation of Russian election interference led
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Leon Cooperman Scott Mlyn | CNBC During Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, many of the Democratic candidates called for ending a favorite tax break of the rich. And now they have some unlikely allies: billionaire, conservative hedge-fund managers. In Wednesday’s Financial Times, hedge-fund manager and longtime Republican supporter Leon Cooperman said that while he opposed
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U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via REUTERS. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services | Handout | Reuters Jeffrey
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Five billion dollars. That’s how much Facebook will have to fork over to the government under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. It’s the biggest fine for violating user privacy by a wide margin – 200 times bigger than the previous record, according to the FTC chair. But some are already saying the settlement
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