Wealth

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman slammed Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on their proposals to put an additional tax on the richest Americans. “Stop portraying billionaires as criminals,” Cooperman said on CNBC on Wednesday, the morning after Warren and Sanders in the latest Democratic debate cast themselves as the hardliners on tacking wealth
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Barry Sternlicht, co-founder of the privately held Starwood Capital global investment firm, believes a wealth tax, as envisioned by Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, would not be feasible. “I think it’s a crazy idea,” Sternlicht said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday. The wealth tax from Sanders, a Vermont democratic socialist, would
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. A record 12 presidential hopefuls are participating in the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. Win McNamee | Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren may have a new slogan: “Where’s the beef?” During
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Kenneth Fisher, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. Gillianne Tedder | Bloomberg | Getty Images The City of Boston is ending its relationship with Fisher Investments, pulling $248 million in pension assets from the firm. Mayor Martin Walsh announced on
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John Hope Bryant, an advocate of economic empowerment through Operation Hope, wants Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to know that he would not have been successful without capitalism. “I think Bernie and Elizabeth mean well,” Bryant said on CNBC on Monday, regarding their criticism of how capitalism has led to
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It’s hard to save money these days. Interest rates are really low, which is great if you’re borrowing to buy a house or a car, but not ideal if you’re looking to save. The interest rate for the typical U.S. savings account is .09%, for example. But, a group of tech companies, including Credit Karma,
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Microsoft came out with major announcements this week, and possibly its biggest hardware risks since Xbox. The Surface Neo, which has two screens with a hinge in between, is coming next year. Plus, the Surface Pro X, is arguably the first ARM-based computer to run full Windows 10. Has Microsoft changed the game here? Or are
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer believes Wall Street should be much more afraid of Bernie Sanders in the White House of than of Elizabeth Warren. Vermont Sen. Sanders, who describes himself as a Democratic socialist, wants to “make people who are billionaires lower than billionaires,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street” on Wednesday. Sanders is “basically
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Elizabeth Holmes leaves a federal courthouse in San Jose. Meghan Mariani Defense attorneys for former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny “Ramesh” Balwani criticized prosecutors Wednesday for stalling to turn over what they call key documents that would clear their clients. “The evidence produced so far confirms our belief that certain documents directly contradict allegations
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Arianna Huffington speaks onstage in “Digital Detox” on day 2 of POPSUGAR Play/Ground on June 10, 2018 in New York City. Brian Ach | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images When Arianna Huffington spoke at a women’s conference hosted by Alibaba and its co-founder Jack Ma, she wasn’t expecting career advice from Ma himself. It
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax may create a new incentive for rich couples to divorce to avoid the tax. In a recent analysis of the Democratic presidential candidate’s signature tax, Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw said that because of the nature and structure of the tax, ultra-wealthy couples could split their fortunes in half through
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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law, AB5, that would force more companies to treat more workers as employees, not contractors. What’s the big deal? Whether it’s ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, or delivery companies like Postmates, Doordash and Instacart, a slew of companies have grown up in the smartphone era with
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