Wealth

An estate on Indian Creek Island sold for $50 million, making it the most expensive single-family home ever sold in the Miami area, according to people familiar with the deal. The property, at 3 Indian Creek Island Road, was not officially listed, but had sold in 2012 for $47 million. At the time, that marked
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Apple this week pulled a Facebook app from the App Store. It’s called Facebook Research, and its purpose was to let Facebook watch everything that its users did on the phone. Apple says the snooping app is too invasive, even if users consented to letting Facebook watch their every move. That raises some questions. How
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Super-wealthy investors are making some changes to their portfolios for 2019. They are increasing their cash holdings and reducing their equity exposure. They are also cutting back on some of their real estate investments and finding a “short-term solution” in fixed income, according to Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of investment club Tiger 21. “There’s a lot
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Wheels Up has hired bankers for “strategic initiatives” that could include acquisitions, the company’s CEO told CNBC. “We have hired advisors to assist us with our pursuit of strategic initiatives that include exploring acquisition opportunities and expansion of our digital platform,” Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter told CNBC in a statement Wednesday evening. “Our plan
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Economist Larry Summers has advised Democratic presidents, but he’s not ready to jump behind Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax. Warren, of Massachusetts, is a prominent voice in the party’s liberal wing and is exploring a run for president. Her proposal, which she is calling an ultra-millionaire tax, would apply to Americans with more
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Investing in global health organizations aimed at increasing access to vaccines creates a 20-to-1 return in economic benefit, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told CNBC on Wednesday. Over the past two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated “a bit more than $10 billion” into mainly three groups: The Global Alliance
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DAVOS, Switzerland – The elite financiers attending Davos are worried about the 70 percent tax rate on earnings above $10 million proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “It’s scary,” Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer for $265 billion Guggenheim Partners, said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos,
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Early estimates for next year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment are in — and they’re nothing to celebrate. In fact, at the rate we’re going, there might not be a cost-of-living adjustment for 2020 at all, according to Mary Johnson, Social Security and Medicare policy analyst at The Senior Citizens League. The non-profit organization tracks how
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In the wake of Nike’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, the company just did it. The major retailer featured former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its ad campaign with the message: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Has the Kaepernick gamble paid off? Plus, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s
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The presidency of Donald Trump has indirectly helped the real estate market in South Florida, Miami property magnate Gil Dezer told CNBC on Thursday. Dezer, who runs his billionaire family’s real estate empire, said prices of his firm’s Trump-branded properties in Florida have been pumped up by the president’s popularity there. “We shouldn’t forget that
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The Consumer Electronics Show — CES — is how tech starts the year. It’s a massive event in Las Vegas with halls full of booths, wall-to-wall people and companies competing to convince the world that they own the future. Jon Fortt and Julia Boorstin were there for CNBC, interviewing executives, taking in the news and
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