Wealth

Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump were in Texas this week, in a high stakes photo-op at the factory in Austin where Apple’s Mac Pro computer is assembled. Cook no doubt wants to make it hard for the president to put tariffs on Mac Pro components. Cook has said unless Apple continues to
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Lloyd Blankfein, former Goldman Sachs CEO, told CNBC on Tuesday the pay disparity between CEOs and rank-and-file employees is really no different from what on-air television personalities get paid compared with behind-the scenes workers. Defending well-paid CEOs, who have become punching bags in the wealth inequity discourse of the Democratic presidential primary race, Blankfein responded
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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers bashed presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s tax proposals on Tuesday, arguing they go too far and could ultimately hurt the American economy. “I don’t think that taxation approaching confiscatory is remotely feasible and, if it was tried, would have catastrophic economic consequences,” the former economic advisor to Barack Obama said
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At America’s first Rolliefest, the rules are clear: Don’t reveal the location of the event on social media until it’s over. Last month, 110 watch collectors from 13 countries filed past armed guards at the Lotte New York Palace hotel in midtown Manhattan. There, some of the world’s most prominent watch collectors were gathered in
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Frequent travelers now have a whole new way to view loyalty points — thanks to a growing trend in loyalty program: hard-to-replicate, bucket-list experiences. From red carpet access and backstage passes to cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs, there’s an entire realm of VIP travel opportunities designed around the new “experience economy.” Fueled by public interest
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“The American Dream is alive and well,” billionaire GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons told CNBC on Thursday. Parsons, a Vietnam War veteran who was once “dirt poor,” suggested on “Squawk Box” he’s a living example, and said his wealth is self-made, rather than being inherited. “There are billionaires and there are ‘billionaires,'” he said, raising his voice at
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Lloyd Blankfein, then chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., smiles during a discussion at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Lloyd Blankfein hit back at Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, after she
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Ferrari Roma Source: Ferrari Ferrari unveiled a new front-engine V-8 powerhouse called “the Roma” on Wednesday in its namesake city, expanding its offering of more comfortable touring rides. The company isn’t saying much yet about the Roma, its price or its exact features. But the car looks a bit like a coupe version of the
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“Where do you live?” is a simple question — but I don’t have a quick answer. Instead of settling down and waiting to get old in one place, my husband and I devised an ongoing travel plan that each year includes France, Singapore, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand — as well as the odd
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Personal computer pioneer Michael Dell on Tuesday defended free market capitalism as the most effective system to drive entrepreneurship and jobs. “If you look at the number of jobs that have been created by the free enterprise system, this is the best thing going,” the Dell Technologies founder said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “We
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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg could enter the presidential race and immediately make a mark, longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz told CNBC on Friday. “Mike Bloomberg has more money than God,” said Luntz, explaining how the businessman, philanthropist and former New York City mayor could benefit from his wealth if he enters the race. He said Bloomberg
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s wealth tax would not generate enough money to make a dent in income inequality, said David Rubenstein, the billionaire co-founder of private equity powerhouse The Carlyle Group. “I don’t think all of a sudden a wealth tax, for example, would solve all of our society’s problems, if one could
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