ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who makes $8 million a year, reveals his dogmatic work ethic and uncompromising view of authority

With a reported $8 million-per-year salary and a star position as a sports commentator on ESPN's show "First Take," 52-year-old television personality Stephen A. Smith reveals the dogmatic work ethic and uncompromising view of authority that has led to his success. "I wake up every day understanding that I don't represent just myself. I represent my mom. I represent my […]

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Britain's Aston Martin talking to investors as reviews funding

(Reuters) – Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin (AML.L) is in early stage talks with potential investors about building “longer term relationships” which it said on Friday may or may not involve an equity investment, as part of a funding review. The 106-year firm said in a statement that it was reviewing its funding requirements and various options, following reports of […]

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Trump and Beijing officials agree to tariff rollbacks; no farm purchase commitment

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a “Phase one” agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for increased Chinese purchases of American farm goods. Chinese officials offered no specific details on the amount of U.S. agricultural goods Beijing had agreed to buy, a key sticking point in recent deal negotiations […]

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The 25 Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

In a consumer driven economy like that of the United States, companies grow and thrive by regularly introducing new and innovative products. Every year, businesses — ranging from small startups to global industry titans — release countless new products in the hopes of grabbing market share. Some strike a chord with consumers, and some do not.  24/7 Wall St. reviewed […]

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SoftBank more cautious after WeWork – Softbank Latam partner

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has been more cautious on assessing its investments after myriad governance problems and large losses forced WeWork to shelve IPO plans, Latin America Softbank managing partner Andre Maciel, said on Friday. “There is no question that we’ve made some mistakes,” Maciel told journalists in Sao Paulo, in a meeting discussing investments by […]

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Take Five: Deal or no deal?

LONDON (Reuters) – 1/WHAT’S THE DEAL? Sunday is the deadline for a trade deal to prevent President Trump’s new U.S. tariffs on China from taking effect. On Thursday, U.S. sources said Washington had offered to suspend some tariffs on Chinese goods and cut others in exchange for Beijing buying more American farm goods. That was after Trump tweeted that a […]

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Check Out the New W-4 Tax Withholding Form. Really.

If you are starting a new job next year or if you want to adjust the amount of income tax withheld from your paycheck, the form that you’ll have to complete and give to your employer will look much different. Form W-4, which instructs employers how much tax to withhold, got a makeover for 2020 from the Internal Revenue Service. […]

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