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Why Warren Buffett Just Sold his Entire Stake in Procter & Gamble Co.

<b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> isn't quick to sell its stocks. In fact, CEO Warren Buffett's favorite holding period, he likes to remind shareholders, is "forever."<p>Yet the company just closed its <b>Procter & Gamble</b> position -- over $4 billion worth -- according to its latest 13-F filing. That holding had been …

Investing

How to Make Money as a Landlord

Bargain properties are harder to come by, but mortgages are still cheap and rents are rising steadily.<p>During the housing bust, when home prices fell …

Best Money Moves When You Get Laid Off

If you’ve ever been laid off, you know how it stings. I’ve been there, too, and, sadly, growing numbers of workers have lost their jobs lately.<p>The first quarter of 2016 saw 76% more job cuts than the last quarter of 2015, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.<p>If …

Retirement

Report: Bank network flaw helped hackers steal $80 million

Thieves who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank may have been aided by a security flaw in the SWIFT international banking network, according to <i>Reuters</i>. Security researchers from BAE found malware designed to help thieves delete transfer information to hide their tracks. "I can't think of a …

Facebook corporate network hack discovered by security researcher

Hackers gained entry to Facebook’s internal corporate network for several months, with access to hundreds of the social network’s employee usernames and passwords.<p>The hackers, which were actively exploiting Facebook’s network in July and September last year and possibly as recently as February this …

Social Media

Conor McGregor claims he is back on UFC 200 card days after ‘retirement’

• UFC says McGregor’s tweet to say he is on card is ‘not accurate’ • McGregor was taken off the card after refusing to promote fight<p>Conor McGregor has said he is back on the UFC 200 card via Twitter – but the organisation has said the Irish featherweight’s “tweet is not accurate”.<p>The UFC president, …

Conor McGregor

The Ugly Truth About A $15 Minimum Wage

The Service Employees International Union spent 2015 expanding its campaign for a $15 minimum wage to other industries. In recent nationwide protests, the union focused again on its original target: Fast food companies, and McDonald's in particular.<p>I worked for the company for three decades, and …

Income Inequality

US drops 'cyberbombs' on ISIS for the first time

The Defense Department is taking its battle with Islamic State terrorists online, the New York Times reports.<p>The US has introduced a new tactic in its war against the Islamic State.<p>The Department of Defense's Cyber Command unit is mounting cyberattacks against the terrorist organization, the New …

Cyber-attacks

The 15 Basic Marketing Tools You Will Want to Use - Part 2

NOTE: Hear an audio version of this blog about the 15 Basic Marketing Tools on our radio show: The Marketing Checklist<p>http://www.starworldwidenetworks.com/index.php/Audio/marketing_checklist#2<p>I am beginning this series of blog posts with the same question which people want answered:<p>"What are the …

Billionaires: More Wealth In Fewer Hands, Growing Philanthropy

The world has changed considerably since 1996: Legacy industrial production has shifted to cheaper resource-rich markets, creating demand for labor and materials – and created billionaires out of those individuals able to capitalize on the demand. In the industrial world, the nascent technology …

Emerging Markets

As Minimum Wages Go Up, Amazon.com Looks Like the Big Winner

Minimum wages are going up around the country. As the Fight for $15 spreads, several major retailers have lifted their base pay, and states and cities have enacted gradual wage hikes to $15/hour.<p>California, the state that more than one out of 10 Americans calls home, passed a bill last week …

eCommerce

Google rolling out Material Design web-wide

Since 2014, Google has been redesigning its apps and services according to its own Material Design principles. Yesterday it announced on its design …

Web Development

Virgin America Does April Fools’ Right

The company skewered branding, the innovation craze, and media frenzy in one fell swoop.<p>The culture of logo and branding reveals has grown increasingly absurd in recent years. So absurd that Virgin America made it the butt of an April Fools’ Day joke—and it’s a damn good prank.<p>In a video and blog …

Consumers Dislike This Store More Than Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings may have problems that leave investors wondering whether it can survive, but consumers at least have a slightly better opinion of it than they do of some other retailers.<p>Considering the decimation of <b>Sears Holdings</b>' stock price over the years, it's not surprising the disdain investors …

Sears

How To Wear Double Breasted Blazers In Any Season

It’d be dumb to dub double breasted blazers as dated, stuffy, grandpa-esque. A sophisticated cut, the double-breasted suit has been adapted for the …

7 New International Restaurants So Good They’re Worth the Flight

There’s a certain subculture of foodies who geek out over the thought of visiting the world’s most revered restaurants. Places like El Bulli in Roses, Spain—which closed in 2011 but used to get more than a million reservation requests a year—or <b>René Redzepi</b>’s Michelin-starred mecca Noma in …

Dining Rooms