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  • A woman who has coached hundreds of millionaires and billionaires shares the secret to their success

    06/26/2017 10:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 26, 2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    Executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal has worked with hundreds of millionaires and billionaires. The secret to their success doesn't boil down to one specific habit, routine or personality trait, she tells CNBC: "The secret of the true billionaire is what's going on on the inside." "There's so much literature out there about how to succeed," she continues. "Most of the books talk about 'how': Do this and you will be that. But it doesn't work that way. We have it backwards. What we really need to do is to figure out who we are on the inside. We need to...
  • Charlie Kirk on Twitter: James O'Keefe Dropping a Video Exposing CNN FakeNews Tomorrow

    06/26/2017 9:16:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    Tough day for @CNN After seeing @JamesOKeefeIII video that he is dropping tomorrow, it's going to get even worse!
  • Paving the path to U.S. energy dominance

    06/26/2017 7:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt
    ‘Energy Week’ highlights the role of American resources in securing prosperity This week, the Trump administration is hosting “Energy Week” to discuss with state, tribal, business and labor leaders how we can pave the path forward toward U.S. energy dominance. This is a truly amazing moment in the energy sector, and President Trump is seeking to capitalize on the opportunity for the betterment of the American economy and our citizens. For the first time in four decades, the energy story in the United States is about becoming an energy exporter and no longer about peak resources or being beholden to...
  • Trump urges India PM Modi to ease barriers for US exports, lauds strong ties

    06/26/2017 6:37:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 26, 2017 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship. At a closely watched first meeting between the two, Trump and Modi appeared to get along well. Modi pulled in Trump for a bear hug on the stage as the cameras rolled in the Rose Garden. "I deeply appreciate your strong commitment to the enhancement of our bilateral relations," Modi told him. "I am sure that under your leadership a mutually beneficial...
  • Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

    06/26/2017 3:43:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 26, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    The enthusiastic Indian diaspora gathered in Virginia to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address voiced optimism about the future of India-US ties under the leadership of Modi and President Donald Trump. . . Dressed in their traditional finery, the nearly 600 Indian-Americans said they believe that the millions-strong Indian diaspora in the US can make a big difference in the bilateral ties. . . Though the event was attended by more than 600 community members, it was much less compared to Modi's 2014 Madison Square Garden reception attended by over 18,000 people. . . The prime minister spoke for...
  • Seattle’s minimum wage hike hurting low-level workers, study says

    06/26/2017 3:28:55 PM PDT · by Hadean · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2017 | Dan Springer
    Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found. The working poor are making more per hour but taking home less pay. The University of Washington paper asserts the new wages boosted worker pay by 3 percent, but also resulted in a 9-percent reduction in hours and a $125 cut to the monthly paychecks. The law also cost the city 5,000 jobs, the report said. Seattle's minimum wage ordinance, passed by the Seattle City Council and signed by Mayor Ed Murray in 2014, was sold as a way...
  • Lobster Weighing Over 20 Pounds Spotted In Logan Luggage [Boston]

    06/26/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 06-26-2017 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – TSA agents have found a number of strange things in luggage over the years, but their latest unusual discovery is uniquely New England. A spokesman shared a photo Monday of a lobster weighing more than 20 pounds. The crustacean was detected in a checked bag in Terminal C (JetBlue) on Sunday morning. Lobsters can travel in either carry-on or checked bags. They’re a common sight at New England airports, but this one was notable because of how large it is. The TSA tells WBZ-TV that the lobster was traveling in a cooler and was alive and well....
  • Bernie Sanders hits road to lead charge against Senate health-care bill

    06/26/2017 2:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | By David Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage and got right to it, warning 2,200-odd Ohioans that their lives are at risk if Senate Republicans push through their health-care bill. “Put yourself into someone else’s shoes,” Sanders said Sunday at Columbus’s ExpressLive concert hall. "What does it mean today if you are struggling for your life, dealing with cancer, dealing with heart disease, dealing with diabetes, dealing with some chronic illness threatening your existence? What does it mean when you read in the paper that Republicans might take away your insurance?” A voice in the audience shouted out the answer: “You die!”...
  • CBO: Senate GOP health-care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026

    06/26/2017 1:44:11 PM PDT · by westnews · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/26/2017 | Amy Goldstein
    Senate Republicans’ bill to erase major parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured in the coming decade — about 1 million fewer than similar legislation recently passed by the House, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
  • Global Warming: The Imminent Crisis That Never Arrives

    06/26/2017 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2017 | by KERRY JACKSON
    It's summer 2017 and the Arctic was supposed to be ice-free, hurricanes were going to be more frequent and more deadly, and sea levels should be rising alarmingly. Al Gore swore in his 2006 science fiction movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," that within a decade there would be a "true planetary emergency." "Unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes," said Gore in the movie's introduction. The grand storyteller also predicted in 2011 that "there will be no more snows" on Mt. Kilimanjaro "within the...
  • Study: Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike Hurting Hours, Employment

    06/26/2017 12:37:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | June 26, 2017 | By Andrew Soergel, Economy Reporter
    A new minimum wage study suggests Seattle's quest for a $15 minimum wage may not be completely painless. Not all is rosy in Seattle as the city gradually pushes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, according to a new study that suggests hiring and the number of hours worked among lower-wage employees took a hit last year as minimum pay rose. The National Bureau of Economic Research unveiled a working paper on Monday that found the number of hours worked in low-skill professions dropped more than 9 percent in Seattle during the first three quarters of last...
  • For Sale: Puerto Rico

    06/26/2017 11:59:50 AM PDT · by cll · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/26/17 | Heather Gillers
    Puerto Rico has no cash and can’t borrow money anymore. So it is looking to sell itself off in parts. The troubled U.S. territory is preparing to seek bids in coming months from private companies willing to operate or improve seaports, regional airports, water meters, student housing, traffic-fine collections, parking spaces and a passenger ferry, according to a government presentation reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The goal is to attract more than $500 million in investment starting this summer, according to a spokesman for the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority. Future possibilities include the island’s power utility, water and...
  • Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

    06/26/2017 11:56:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 50 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24th, 2017
    One of Albuquerque’s shining high-tech startups has put the city on notice that it may leave Downtown and potentially the state if something isn’t done about the “marked deterioration in the safety and security of the downtown Albuquerque area.” Lavu, which launched in 2010, sent a letter to Gov. Susana Martinez and Mayor Richard Berry earlier this week decrying the crime and “consistent and ongoing verbal harassment by homeless and recently released inmates” that his employees have been having to endure. “I cannot stress enough to the both of you how serious the lack of safety in downtown Albuquerque has...
  • Walker Battles Climate Change Believers to Reshape Department of Natural Resources

    06/26/2017 11:54:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-25-17 | Rod Kackley
    Wisconsin Democrats have demanded Gov. Scott Walker (R) join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a newly formed coalition of states that intends to move forward with the terms of the Paris climate accord after President Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement. "President Trump’s rejection of fact, science and of the Paris Climate Agreement is an act that endangers every American. Gov. Walker’s silence on this issue echoes this shared anti-environment, anti-middle class agenda,” read the letter to Walker signed by 35 state representatives and 11 senators. "Given the recent reports on Wisconsin’s dismal slump in job creation, we cannot...
  • Meet the one man army who owns more than 3,000 weapons(T)

    06/26/2017 11:46:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/26/2017 | Jon Lockett
    IN a country where it is believed there are two guns for every resident – one pistol-packing American is doing his bit to bump up the averages. Mel Bernstein – known as the Dragon Man – has earned the title the ‘most armed man in the US’ and has a frightening 3,000 weapons in his collection – and that doesn’t include the tanks.
  • Amtrak names new chief executive

    06/26/2017 11:25:55 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lori Aratani
    Amtrak has named Richard Anderson, the former chief executive of Delta and Northwest airlines, as its new president and CEO. The announcement comes less than a year into the tenure Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, who took over as the passenger railroad’s chief executive in September 2016. Anderson, 62, does not have railroad experience, but does have decades of experience in the airline industry. He served most recently as executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines board of directors after serving as the airline’s CEO from 2007 to 2016. He also was executive vice president at United Healthcare from 2004 to...
  • World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/26/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2017 | Peter S. Goodman
    LONDON — The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility for public works can produce trouble. In India, politically connected firms have captured contracts on the strength of relationships with officialdom, yielding defective engineering at bloated prices. When Britain handed control to private companies to upgrade London’s subway system more than a decade ago, the result was substandard, budget-busting work, prompting the government to step back in. Canada has suffered a string of excessive costs on public...
  • 'Jubilant' German Ifo business morale hits record high

    06/26/2017 8:37:47 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    rte.ie ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | rte
    German business confidence unexpectedly rose in June to a record high, in a fresh sign that company executives are more upbeat about the growth outlook of Europe's largest economy. The Munich-based Ifo economic institute said its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, rose to 115.1 from 114.6 in May. The reading compared with a Reuters consensus forecast for a value of 114.4. "Sentiment among German businesses is jubilant," Ifo's chief Clemens Fuest said in a statement.
  • Is $1 million really enough to fund your retirement?

    06/26/2017 7:45:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    The Motley Fool via USA Today ^ | 06/26/2017 | Wendy Connick, The Motley Fool
    <p>A million dollars is a lot of money, isn't it? Not when you're looking to finance your entire retirement. If you've got $1 million tucked away in your retirement savings by the time you're ready to retire, you won't starve, but you may not be able to live out your dreams either.</p>
  • BMW Investing $600 million, 1000 new jobs. (More winning)

    06/26/2017 7:43:56 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 8 replies
    wspa tv ^ | wspa staff
    MAGA!