Wealth

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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French economist Thomas Piketty poses during a photo session in Paris on September 10, 2019. Joel Sagat | AFP | Getty Images A popular French economist says billionaires are harmful to economic growth and would be effectively abolished under his tax plan, according to an interview. Thomas Piketty, whose 2013 book on inequality, “Capital in
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Apple‘s iPhone extravaganza is still the biggest product event of the year for a simple reason: The iPhone remains the single most successful hardware product of the PC era. So what happened this week? Three new iPhones were announced: The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. A new Apple Watch with a screen
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Source: TCS World Travel There’s luxury travel and then there’s super-luxury travel. And by any measure, touring the world on a specially outfitted private jet with 15 to 50 like-minded passengers, all on the same financial playing field, falls into the “ultra-luxe” category. For well-to-do, worldly travelers with destinations and experiences still on their bucket
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The National Football League was on the brink last year. Not of death, but of the type of loss of relevance that has humbled baseball and boxing over the past generation or so. Now as the NFL’s 100th season kicks off this week, there’s a sense of fresh energy. But if football’s going to make
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Lamborghini Sián Source: Lamborghini Ahead of its official Frankfurt Auto show debut, Lamborghini has revealed the Sian, the Italian supercar maker’s first hybrid vehicle. Sian means flash of lightning in the Sant’Agata automaker’s Bolognese Italian dialect — an apt name for a car that’s also the company’s most powerful creation. The Sian’s heart is the
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An Automobili Lamborghini SpA Aventador vehicle sits on display during the Gallery event at the MGM Grand Detroit ahead of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 12, 2019. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images The rich have cut their spending on everything from homes to jewelry, sparking fears of a
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to see tourism contribute 10% of Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product by 2030 — and the country plans to tap everything from a 2,000-year-old UNESCO heritage site to the “the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world” to make it happen. Next month,
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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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