Wealth

Tiger selfies in Thailand, donkeys buckling beneath heavy riders in Greece, guests doing yoga atop elephants at a luxury resort — these instances, and others, were the impetus behind new animal tourism guidelines published last week by adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel, and the global animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection.  The Animal Welfare Policy Toolkit says
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Some workers in the U.K. will be paid £130 ($172) if they are required to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the British government announced Thursday. The payouts will be available to workers with low incomes who can’t work from home and live in areas with high numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases.  Workers who test positive
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images The idea of “slowing down” in retirement is quickly becoming an antiquated concept. To today’s retirees, retirement is no longer simply defined as the end of work, but the beginning of a whole new chapter of life, with new choices, freedoms and challenges. This new beginning is born
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Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday saw his net worth soar above $202 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the first person to cross the $200 billion threshold. He’s now $78 billion richer than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who stands at number two. The Amazon
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New York. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared some of her secrets to staying organized and prepared during congressional hearings in an Instagram story Monday — and they are techniques anyone can use. Ocasio-Cortez, who was prepping to question Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who testified Monday on the sweeping changes made to the Post Office, said she uses methods
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Hope Hicks, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump’s, landed high-paying gigs, including a Wall Street speaking engagement, between White House stints, according to her latest financial disclosure report. After serving as one of the leaders of Trump’s White House communications shop, she departed the administration in March 2018. Two years later, she returned as
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Bill Gates is a tech icon and the world’s second-wealthiest person. So, it’s hard to imagine the Microsoft co-founder being jealous of anyone. However, as Gates reveals in a recent interview with the Armchair Expert podcast, the billionaire was envious of his one-time friend and rival Steve Jobs’ legendary charisma. In the interview, which was
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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the role of government in supporting the economy during periods of crises. But it has also highlighted the role big business can play. Look at Singapore. As the Asia-Pacific headquarters for many major corporations, the country has long invested in business stability even as geopolitical tensions flare globally. So when
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When Melati Wijsen set out to rid Bali of plastic bags at the age of 12, she could hardly have imagined it would catapult her onto the world stage, leading a global movement of young social activists. But then, that’s the power of her generation. “Everything is happening in our lifetime, so we are pulled
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Companies should “watch out” for millennials when it comes to how environmental, social and governance issues influence where they invest their money, according to the head of ESG governance at PR firm Edelman.  Chuka Umunna, a former British lawmaker, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Wednesday that around $24 trillion of wealth, in the U.S.
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Unlike some other mega-billionaires, Warren Buffett’s net worth has taken a bit of a hit in 2020, thanks to a volatile stock market and an economy suffering the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Berkshire Hathaway, the investment vehicle for the “Oracle of Omaha,” has seen its stock dip by roughly 8% since the start of
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In the years since Michelle Obama first uttered her now-famous catchphrase, “When they go low, we go high,” during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she says people always ask her if the strategy still works today. Her response: It’s “the only thing that works.” During Obama’s keynote speech during Monday night’s Democratic National Convention, the former first lady
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Some of the world’s most popular islands experienced a spike in Covid-19 cases after reopening to tourists this summer. Now, governments are adding restrictions that range from outright tourist bans to increased testing and quarantine requirements, while other islands are indefinitely postponing plans to reopen.   U.S. Virgin Islands bans tourists for one month As of
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Despite taking several business risks himself during the ’90s, NBA Hall-of-Famer-turned-business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson advises the next generation of entrepreneurs to “lay low” amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “If I was an entrepreneur and started [a business] today, I think I would just lay low and see where [the economy] is going to go,” Johnson told CNBC Make
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