Marine Strauss and Wei Lu, Bloomberg Published 8:27 am PDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., tours the shopping floor ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 5, 2018. Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., tours the shopping floor ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 5, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Williams. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Williams. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., tours the shopping floor ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 5, 2018. Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive … [Read more...] about Majority of CEOs around the world aren’t recession-tested
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Madame Tussauds San Francisco announced Wednesday that the internet sensation Grumpy Cat will be the museum's first cat wax figure. Her figure will be animatronic, with five different movements, and will be unveiled later this year. After the unveiling in San Francisco, the wax figure will then go on to tour at the other five Madame Tussauds' museums in the United States. Grumpy Cat is so honored, she hates it. Two woman lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, Spain, Wednesday. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 150 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A currency … [Read more...] about Today’s news in photos: Factory fire, tomato festival and more photos from around the world
Next week's vote in the U.K. on whether the nation will leave the European Union could either be a transatlantic tsunami threatening to swamp the global economy, or a pebble in a pond. Which scenario is more likely depends, not surprisingly, on the outcome of the June 23 vote. Multiple polls indicate the national referendum on whether Britain should exit the 28-country political bloc -- dubbed a "Brexit" -- is too close to call. After months of surveys showing the British public leaning strongly toward staying in the EU, multiple polls now show the "leave" camp gaining momentum, or even pulling ahead. With the vote looming, experts fear a Brexit would rattle the global economy and undermine a geopolitical order in Europe that has held firm for more than 40 years. Here's what the battle is about: What are people in Britain voting on? The referendum will ask voters a single, straightforward question. "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European … [Read more...] about “Brexit” countdown: Will historic U.K. vote shake the world?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Healy Globe Staff November 07, 2016 Stocks staged a political relief rally Monday, surging globally on renewed expectations of a Hillary Clinton victory on Tuesday, after the FBI put to rest its latest probe of her e-mails with no new findings.The major stock indexes climbed more than 2 percent, erasing a long slide that began Oct. 28, when the FBI’s director, James Comey, took the unusual step of alerting Congress to his e-mail inquiry, just 11 days ahead of a national election.“We’ve round-tripped the Comey sell-off,” said John Canally, chief economic strategist at LPL Financial Holdings, a Boston brokerage firm. “Today’s really just getting us back to where we were” 12 days ago. Advertisement The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 2.2 percent to 2,131.52, while the blue chip Dow Jones industrial average … [Read more...] about Anxiety drains from stock markets as FBI ends Clinton e-mail probe
(CNN) — Turns out money doesn't just buy a glamorous vacation in the Caribbean or a killer suite in Quebec -- it can buy residency too. While British citizens are rushing to claim Irish passports post-Brexit vote, the world's most elite travelers don't bother standing in line at immigration counters. Instead, they enlist in citizenship by investment programs (CIPs), where investing in a country's economy can grant easy access to more powerful passports. "Generally CIPs draw individuals from countries whose passports offer very limited abilities to travel, such as China, Russia, and Middle Eastern countries," Nuri Katz, founder of international financial advisory firm Apex Capital Partners, tells CNN Travel. "Most of the individuals making these types of investments are high net-worth entrepreneurs with net worths of about $2- to $15 million." How CIPs came to be Two-island nation St. Kitts and Nevis introduced its CIP program in 1984. Apex Capital Partners … [Read more...] about Passports for purchase: Open citizenship doors around the world