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Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

The Week in Review: Trump’s First Week in Office

President Donald Trump‘s first week in office was active and controversial. The 45th president signed a record number of executive actions, welcomed his first foreign leader to the White House, delivered numerous speeches and sent a number of tweets that caused sharp responses.<p>He told the …

Donald Trump

Reports: ISIS destroys facade of Roman theater in Syrian city of Palmyra

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS fighters have destroyed part of the historic Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra.<p>Syrian authorities say recent satellite images confirm renewed devastation in the ancient oasis city, according to a statement Friday from the Syrian Directorate General for Antiquities and …

Palmyra

Donald Trump’s full inauguration speech transcript, annotated

<i>The president of the United States is now Donald Trump, who just took the oath of office and, shortly thereafter, delivered his inaugural address.</i><p><i>We've posted the entire transcript below and highlighted the key portions. To see an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text. To make your own,</i> …

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In inaugural address, Trump pledges to keep 'America First'

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, outlining his forceful vision of a new national populism and echoing the same "America first" mantra that swept him to victory last November.<p>In his first address as the nation's chief executive, Trump pledged that his …

5 Topics to Follow Trump’s Inauguration

Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States Friday, when he takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John Roberts overlooking thousands on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.<p>The presidential oath of office is a constitutionally required 35 words that Trump will …

Donald Trump

D.C braced for 900,000 protesters during Trump's inauguration week

Donald Trump’s voice won’t be the only one heard at this year’s inauguration.<p>Tens of thousands of people are preparing to hit the streets of Washington D.C. during the 45th president’s inaugural week. While some will march in support of the president or various causes, a growing number will be on …

Donald Trump

7 Top Stocks Long-Term Investors Should Buy Next

Image source: Getty Images<p>If one of your resolutions for 2016 was to be a better investor and outperform the stock market, it's likely you fell short of expectations. Last year, the S&P 500 provided investors a 12% return, with a significant percentage of gains coming after the Nov. 8 presidential …

Trump promises 'insurance for everybody'

President-elect Donald Trump vowed he'll soon unveil a new plan to replace Obamacare that will provide "insurance for everybody," according to an interview with the Washington Post published Sunday night.<p>Trump said that his plan is "very much formulated down to the final strokes. We haven’t put it …

Philippines says finalizing deal to observe Russian military drills

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is finalizing a security deal with Russia allowing the two countries’ leaders to exchange visits and observe military drills, a minister said on Monday, at the same time assuring the United States that ties with Moscow will not affect its alliance with its …

Asia

The Obama Legacy

A Presidency of great promise ends in rancor and disappointment.<p>President Obama once said that as President he aspired to be the progressive Ronald Reagan, and as he prepares to leave office he has succeeded in fundamental if ironic ways.<p>While Reagan left behind a calmer, more optimistic country, …

Ronald Reagan

"Inflatable Trump Roosters" Are Being Sold In China

Fowl move?

10 Things I Learned As A Dividend Investor In 2016

<b>Ten Things I Learned in 2016</b><p>1. <b>Never</b> <b>underestimate the market's ability to reflect change</b>. I wasn't prepared for the post-election rally even though I …

10 Famous entrepreneurs with unusual hobbies

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share26<p>+11<p>Shares 46<p>There’s work, there’s fun, and then there’s the misconception that the two must be exclusive of one another. More and …

Hobbies

December 2016 Dividend Income

Happy New Years Everyone! The 2016 is officially behind us as it is time to look back at December’s dividend income received report. I am sure I’ve …

New York trains roll on new subway line envisioned in 1920s

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers' long wait to take a subway under Manhattan's far Upper East Side ended Sunday when three new stations on the Second …

Trains

European blue chip stocks offer great income opportunities - Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - European blue-chip stocks Nestle (NESN.S), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), Novartis (NOVN.S) and Unilever (ULVR.L) are expected to be among the best income-producing stocks of 2017, Barron’s said in a report.<p>A Shell logo is seen reflected in a car's side mirror at a petrol station …

Royal Dutch Shell

This Is Why Warren Buffett Is a Billionaire

Warren Buffett maneuvered the worst investment of his career into one of the most profitable enterprises of all time.<p><i>What's the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you've ever seen in business? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

Warren Buffett's Strategy to Get Income From Any Stock

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>If you rely on your investments for income, you may limit your portfolio to dividend-paying stocks, but this doesn't need to be the case. By using a simple strategy Warren Buffett suggests for <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) shareholders who need income, …

Dubai Billionaire Hussein Sajwani Ready to Do More Deals With Trumps

In the desert kingdom of Dubai, billionaire developer Hussein Sajwani is hoping to enhance his business relationship with Donald Trump's real estate firm, the Trump Organization.<p>The two real estate titans — who celebrated New Year's Eve together — have already collaborated on the Trump …

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Hundreds of refugees try to scale fence dividing Morocco and Spanish enclave

An estimated 1,100 people from sub-Saharan Africa try to reach Europe by climbing over the border fence with Ceuta on New Year’s Day<p>Hundreds of refugees have tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, resulting in violent clashes with police.<p>A group of 1,100 …

Trump's plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem is a terrible idea for Israel, Palestine, and the region

Other successful presidential candidates, most notably Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, made the same promise, only, once inaugurated, to emulate all of their predecessors by invoking the executive waiver to the 1995 congressional mandate to relocate the embassy.<p>Trump, however, appears less …

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro …

Venezuela

The Many Armies of Iraq: If ISIS Goes, Do They Turn on Each Other?

Officially, the Shiite militias are under presidential control, the Iranian clients are behaving themselves, the Sunnis and Kurds are being …

The new world order, 2017

By Robert J. Samuelson<p>, Columnist<p>One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable …

Geopolitics

The $10bn question: what happened to the Marcos millions?

In the 21 years Ferdinand Marcos ran the Philippines, billions went missing. As his son stands for vice-president, will the stolen fortune ever be recovered?<p>In the early hours of a February morning in 1986, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos flew into exile. After 21 years as president of the Philippines, …

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

What Rafael Nadal's Loss to Fernando Verdasco Means for French Open 2016

Rafael Nadal won't leave Melbourne with his second Australian Open title, as the Spanish superstar was eliminated from the 2016 edition of the tournament by Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday in the opening round.<p>ESPN Tennis passed along word of the loss:<p>The former world No. 1 battled hard against his …

Australian Open 2016: Rafael Nadal has lost his aura - facing him now an opportunity rather than death sentence

Rafael Nadal’s aura is well and truly busted. The 2009 Australian Open champion had finished last season strongly enough to suggest that the dog days might be behind him. But in Melbourne this morning he ran into Fernando Verdasco - a man he has regularly beaten up for more than a decade - and was …