There was an uproar last week on social media from people receiving early tax refunds. All over Twitter, folks were sharing how they made the exact same amount of money as previous years, yet were getting far less of a refund or actually owing money this time around. Many of those sharing said they had voted for Donald Trump and expressed how badly they now regretted it. It was absolutely glorious. These are people who didn’t care that Trump bragged about grabbing women, or that he’d been accused of sexual misconduct by 22 different women, or that he said terribly racist things about Latinos, Muslims and Black people, or that he was rolling back protections on LGBTQ people, or that he was constantly caught lying, or the many many many other reasons he’s a despicable disgrace of a human. No they didn’t care about any of that. It took not getting the tax refund they expected, for them to decide Trump was awful. Seeing them weeping and gnashing their teeth on the … [Read more...] about Maybe the tax pain felt by Trump supporters can turn into something good
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Michael Jordan. LeBron James. Leonardo DiCaprio. What do these three have in common? Not much, except a love for basketball — oh, and they’re now all investors in shoes.Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth is about to go up, thanks to his investment in the footwear company Allbirds. The actor has teamed up with the eco-conscious company to introduce a sustainable, eco-friendly sole on the company’s new flip-flop shoes."Creating sustainable consumer products requires a deep commitment from brands that understand the role they have in helping solve our environmental crisis," DiCaprio told People in a statement. "Allbirds is on the forefront of developing new materials that will serve as a model for the footwear industry. This kind of innovation is crucial for creating a more sustainable future. I am proud to join the company as an investor."The soles on the flip-flops, called SweetFoam, are made of renewable sugarcane — a first in the industry known for using … [Read more...] about Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth set to rise with Allbird investment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook faced a day of reckoning Thursday as its shares plunged in the biggest one-day drop in stock-market history. The 19 percent drop vaporized $119 billion of the company's stock-market value; CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth fall by roughly $16 billion as a result. It was Facebook's worst trading day since going public in 2012; the collapse eclipsed Intel's decline of $91 billion in September 2000, without adjusting for inflation. The plunge followed Facebook's warning late Wednesday that its revenue growth will slow down significantly for at least the remainder of the year and that expenses will continue to skyrocket. In a sign of just how bullish investor expectations were, though, the collapse merely returned Facebook shares to a level last seen in early May. At that point, the stock was still recovering from an earlier battering over its big privacy scandal, in which a political consulting firm with ties to President Donald Trump improperly accessed the … [Read more...] about After Facebook stock plunges by $119 billion, is this a blip or beginning of painful decline?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos Globe Staff April 30, 2018 Kai Grant had every reason to be riding high. Her venture, Black Market, a Roxbury pop-up for black business owners, was a smashing success in its inaugural year, hosting 150 entrepreneurs, and the recent opening of the second season drew hordes of customers.But the market’s return was marred by controversy after one of the vendors from its first year decided to open a new market in the Seaport, which Boston magazine mistakenly heralded in a headline as the city’s first black-owned pop-up. This new market, which will launch inside District Hall on May 19 and is scheduled to run monthly throughout the year, has prompted conversations about the role that such marketplaces can and should play in Boston’s economy. Grant said she has plans to expand her … [Read more...] about Black Market in Roxbury feels growing pains
He only played one game this season, but on a day when the Nets cleaned out their lockers and went through their exit interviews before heading into the offseason, Jeremy Lin reclaimed his place in the spotlight. He spoke of how he has rebuilt his body while rehabbing the ruptured right patella tendon that ended his season, but more importantly, he reasserted himself as the Nets’ leader. That’s the role Lin signed up for when he agreed to a three-year contract worth $36 million two years ago, and despite the fact he’s been healthy for just 37 games the past two seasons, it’s a role he’s determined to fulfill. “I came here having the same role,” Lin said. “I don’t expect it to change. If it does, it’ll be something we communicate over. Honestly, I’m thinking about my health, I’m thinking about moving properly. I have full confidence that if I’m doing that, everything will make up for lost time and we’ll … [Read more...] about Jeremy Lin plans to reassert himself as Nets’ leader