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Winners Of $1.6 Billion Powerball Jackpot Sued By Prisoner

As the Powerball jackpot topped $1 billion, the frenzy grew. It was fun to dream, even if you knew you stood little chance. But often, a winner faces suits by friends, co-workers, even family. Sadly, it has now happened to the winning Robinson family of Munford, Tennessee. Jonathan Lee Riches, also …

Finance

The “Warren Buffett of China” Disappears

It’s hard to imagine Warren Buffett, JP Morgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon, or hedge fund manger Bill Ackman disappearing without explanation. But that’s …

China

Meet the guy behind the $750 AIDS drug

Martin Shkreli has been called everything from a boy genius to a vulture. Now he's earned the title "most-hated man in America."<p>The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is at the heart of a controversy this week over alleged "price gouging" by drug makers.<p>Hillary Clinton called out Turing and …

Pharma

Is America ready for a CEO president?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina is getting an ugly reminder of just how difficult it is for a CEO to run for office.<p>The former head of Hewlett-Packard is suddenly a top-tier presidential candidate, catapulting to second place after taking Donald Trump head-on in last week's CNN Republican debate. She is the …

Government

A real estate tycoon in the making

Danielle Moy loved to play Monopoly as a kid. Now, collecting as many properties as possible is more than just a game to her.<p>Moy, 29, owns five investment properties in addition to her primary residence, and has set a goal of buying five properties a year. Her goal is to own "30 in my 30s."<p>Owning …

Real Estate

U.S. oil exports: Coming soon?

America could soon be exporting a lot of oil.<p>Momentum is building fast on lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports. Some believe the ban may not even live to see its 40th birthday this December.<p>A powerful combination of forces, starting with the massive United States shale oil boom, cheap gas prices and …

Oil

Oil crash cut my pay and killed over 86,000 jobs

Jason Butt is worried he's going to be the next casualty of the oil crash.<p>Last year the father of four young children was diagnosed with brain cancer. As he recovers from surgery, Butt has seen many of his friends and family members lose their jobs in an energy industry ravaged by cheap oil.<p>Roughly …

Oil & Gas Industry

Asia's richest man buys Ironman for $650 million

The "Ironman" brand has a new owner.<p>Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has agreed to pay $650 million for World Triathlon Corporation, in the latest expansion of his growing sports empire. World Triathlon organizes Ironman events and controls the brand name.<p>The signature Ironman event includes a …

China

Why this CEO believes an MBA is worthless

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Startups

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

Entrepreneurship

Americans are scooping up real estate bargains... overseas

More Americans are taking the leap to buy that overseas pied-a-terre they've been thinking about.<p>"The U.S. dollar is still strong and the economy is good and the rest of the world is a little softer," said Jason Kumpf, a real estate specialist at USForex. "It's a great time to increase your pieces …

Real Estate

Microsoft's New iPhone App Could Make Siri Jealous

Microsoft’s “personal digital assistant” for Windows devices, Cortana, will soon take spoken commands on Apple and Android devices as well.<p>Microsoft …

Software

10 Tips for Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Most small business owners face this dilemma at one time or another: How to create a successful marketing campaign that generates revenue advertising without breaking the bank.<p>The days of social media have certainly made it easier to promote a business, …

Small Business

Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder And CEO, WPP

<b>Sir Martin Sorrell is the founder and CEO of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group.</b><p>The group employs 180,000 people in over 3,000 …

Media Industry

Defenders of the web: The people behind 7 influential security companies

That's why there are hundreds of companies around providing numerous products to safeguard consumers and companies from malicious actors. While many of these companies offer seemingly identical products, some of the best are not only protecting users but researching what hackers are doing and …

Cybersecurity

How I Use the Social Networks These Days

This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some …

Marketing

Investments Archives - Page 2 of 44

Before you read my investment outlook for 2018, you must first understand my financial situation and my biases. Our biases often warp our reality by …

Investing

LinkedIn Publishing Platform: What Marketers Need to Know

Shares 4K<p>Do you publish long-form content?<p>Are you wondering if the new LinkedIn publishing platform can help your business?<p>To learn about the …

Infographics

Colleges that offer the best return on your investment

At a time of rising tuition and soaring college debt, the school students choose can make a big difference to their long-term financial health, according to a report on which colleges offer the best return on investment.<p>Harvey Mudd College, a private college in Claremont, Calif., offers students …

4 Ways to Overcome Age-Related Tension in the Office

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Generational tension is all too common in corporate America. In fact, more than one in three people waste five or more hours each week (12 percent of their work week) due to chronic, unaddressed conflict between colleagues from different …

Leadership

Want to Make More Money? Understand the Multiplying Effect.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How much money do you want to make every year? If you haven’t seriously asked yourself that, you should. Why wouldn’t you learn how to make money? It’s a very easy question to answer. And until you’ve really thought about it, it’s …

Entrepreneurship

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are looking to raise money for your company -- or keep up at cocktail parties -- you should have a few facts about crowdfunding up your sleeve.<p>Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for a new venture by soliciting small donations …

Crowd Funding

5 Clever Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving More Money

The savings rate in America is dismal, and it's heading in the wrong direction. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, …

The 7 Best Money Tips

Dr Dre Beats valued at more than $1bn following Carlyle deal

Producer and rapper expected to pocket $250m from sale of minority stake of US headphone company to private equity firm<p>Dr Dre's headphone company Beats Electronics has been valued at more than $1bn (£620m) following the sale of a minority stake in the business to private equity firm Carlyle …

The 5 Top SEO And Online Marketing Trends For 2014

I first met Bart Gibby, VP of SEO for fast growing Utah firm Boostability, in October when I spoke on Crisis PR at a local meeting of Salt Lake’s search marketing professional association, SLC/SEM. Boostability is an expert resource for SEO and local search services. We spoke about crisis PR, of …

Snapchat Messes With Its Magic — New Update Lets You See One Photo A Day Twice

In 2003, Mel Karmazin, at the time, the head of Viacom, visited Google to learn more about what was then a young, but quickly growing company.<p>The story of Karmazin visiting Google is told in detail in Ken Auletta's Googled, <i>The End Of The World As We Know It</i>.<p>Karmazin was appalled to find out that …

Media Industry

What your wireless carrier knows about you

Data collected from your smartphone is shaping the future of marketing -- and cell phone companies are cashing in.<p>What your phone knows about you -- where you are, what you're searching for and what you like -- is mouthwatering for advertisers. Combined with other third-party data, including your …