David Goetsch, co-executive producer of “The Big Bang Theory,” on the show set. David Goetsch I can’t stop reading the news about the coronavirus and its impact on the economy. My brain is hardwired to obsess on a crisis, even one which doesn’t impact me directly. Everything else gets pushed to the periphery while one
JohnnyGreig | E+ | Getty Images We are in a challenging time, facing rapidly evolving information about the coronavirus and the effects on how we work and live. Markets continue to function and are reflecting this constant change, which means greater volatility. Those circumstances don’t make it easy for investors to stay in their seats.
Five years after my husband died, I wrote in my journal: “I am so much more than just a widow. I’m a thriving independent woman!” Yes, I was firmly in Stage 3 of widowhood — transformation — after navigating the first two phases of grief and growth. Like many other women who also have also
The private-jet industry is asking Congress for bailout money, even as many private jet companies say sales are strong as wealthy flyers avoid commercial flights. The National Business Aviation Association, or NBAA, which represents private-jet companies and corporate jets, sent a joint letter with other industry groups to congressional leaders saying the industry is facing
Wealthy New Yorkers fleeing the city are driving up the prices of rentals in the Hamptons and Hudson Valley, with rates more than tripling for some properties. As New York City considers “shelter in place” rules and the number of coronavirus cases skyrockets, New Yorkers who can afford it are decamping to more rural locales.
Jim Cramer Scott Mlyn | CNBC CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that whatever happens on the other side of the coronavirus crisis CEOs should not benefit more than their employees. The “Mad Money” host was lamenting the moral hazards of the 2008 financial crisis when companies got bailouts and chief executives got incentives as many
U.S. President Donald Trump, joined by members of the Coronavirus Task Force, speaks about the coronavirus outbreak in the press briefing room at the White House on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Drew Angerer Two financial-relief measures the Trump administration is weighing to fight the economic scourge of the
It could take years to discover the many wines of South Africa’s Western Cape. For travelers with only a few days on their hands, Cape Town is an excellent base for exploring not only the surrounding wine country, but the city’s wine bars and world-class restaurants. Spread over 40,000 square miles, the Cape Winelands include
As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, and travel disruptions — from visas cancellations to flight suspensions — increase by the day, many people are wondering what to do about their summer holidays, if anything at all. Will the situation be worse this summer — or better? Which countries will be safe? And is flying
Residential buildings Central Park Tower and 220 Central Park South (left) rise above Columbus Circle on December 26, 2018 in New York City. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Plunging stocks and coronavirus fears are starting to hit the New York City real estate market. There were 44 open houses that had zero
Rockstar energy drink Arun Nevader | Getty Images He failed as a politician. He couldn’t sell his business idea to a vodka company. And he mortgaged his house for $50,000 to launch a business everyone said would flop. But today, Russell Weiner is a cash-rich billionaire after selling Rockstar Energy Drinks to PepsiCo for $3.85
When things get scary, we all look for something to protect us. A new approach, somebody who seems to have the latest and greatest idea, which appeals to the irrational parts of us that are responding from fear. In the case of coronavirus, this has led to mass purchases of household supplies, protective masks and
skynesher | Getty Images When life changes, so do your finances. Any new relationship, or new stage in one, means you’ll need to tweak the way you pay expenses and plan for the future. It may be hard to keep focused on some of the less-thrilling money stuff when your heart is filled with joy.
Given that Australia’s indigenous population thrived for thousands of years before Europeans arrived, it would be logical to assume the country’s native plants — known as bush food — would have long featured on restaurant menus. Not so. For decades, most chefs avoided ingredients like mountain pepper, quandong (a wild peach) and wild rosella, and
Jeff Bezos Getty Images Jeff Bezos lost $7 billion in paper wealth overnight, and more than $18 billion over the past month, as Amazon’s share price has plunged on fear that the coronavirus outbreak will slow the global economy. The world’s richest person saw his wealth drop to $110 billion overnight, down from $117 billion,
My first experience with the small, but rapidly growing movement to eliminate handshaking was in a chiropractic office in Singapore two weeks ago. “Are you shaking hands? Some people aren’t these days,” the chiro said, extending his hand before awkwardly retracting it. I did — to break the oddness of the moment — but
Wall Street Democrat Roger Altman told CNBC on Thursday that the stock market’s reaction to Joe Biden‘s resurgence in the Democratic presidential primary is because his chief rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is viewed as unelectable. “The greater the extent that Biden is seen as the Democratic nominee, I think investors will be comforted,” Altman said
Hermes Birkin bags Mehdi Fedouach | AFP | Getty Images The artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has nothing on the Birkin bag. Handbags were a far better investment last year than art, according to according to a new report. While art had an overall return of 5% in 2019, handbags clocked in a 13% gain, making it
A Gama Aviation Gulfstream 4SP (Photo by: Aviation-images.com | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Wheels Up, the fast-growing private aviation start-up, acquired jet operator Gama Aviation, creating the second-biggest private aviation company in the U.S. Terms weren’t disclosed by the two companies, which are both privately held. But the deal transforms Wheels Up, founded
When it comes to real estate, $1 million doesn’t go as far as it used to — especially in the world’s top cities. In Monaco, the world’s most expensive city on a per-square-foot basis, $1 million gets you 162 square feet of prime real estate, according to a report from real estate brokerage firms Douglas Elliman
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Bentley Bentley on Tuesday unveiled the all-new Mulliner Bacalar, a roughly $2 million two-seat, open-air luxury sports car that features 5,000-year-old wood in its interior dashboard. The iconic British automaker, which is owned by Volkswagen, is describing the car as the “rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era.” The company is only producing
Elon Musk speaks onstage during the E3 conference in Los Angeles on June 13, 2019. Charley Gallay | Getty Images Elon Musk jumped to the defense of fellow tech billionaire Jack Dorsey late Monday, as the latter faces pressure from an activist investor to step down as the CEO of Twitter. “Just want to say
Following the worst week for stocks since the financial crisis, UBS‘s Jason Katz said Friday investors should “take a deep breath” and have a moment of introspection over the weekend. “Reflect on the fact that the markets had a made meaningful move up last year and up until recently, and that corrections are par for
During tax season, people have a lot on their minds, like tax forms, numbers and that looming April 15 deadline. One thing many aren’t thinking about is the opportunity that refunds present to ramp up their emergency savings. About 72% of Americans received a refund on their taxes in 2019. This extra jolt of cash
Chamath Palihapitiya Heidi Gutman | CNBC Billionaires should be grateful for their good fortune and stop being so sensitive to public criticism and name-calling by politicians, tech billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya said Wednesday. In a heated billionaire-versus-billionaire debate with former hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, Palihapitiya said that being demonized or labeled “out of touch” is a
Baseball, known locally as yakyuu (or literally “field ball”), is a national phenomenon in Japan. Masaoka Shiki, one of Japan’s four great haiku masters, wrote several poems praising it. Osaka’s most infamous urban legend centers around it. It’s even more popular than the nation’s native sumo. According to data published by Japan’s Central Research Services
Historic England is the country’s official list keeper of the most historically and architecturally significant places in England — places such as monuments, shipwrecks and battlefields. And pubs. Earlier this month, the heritage organization updated 11 English pub listings to reflect their cultural heritage and national importance, with one receiving a coveted Grade I designation.
A woman wear a protective mask in Venice, Italy, on February 23, 2020 due to concerns over coronavirus infection. The carnival was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy. NurPhoto Ferrari has suspended tours of its factory and shut down museums near its headquarters following the outbreak of coronavirus in Northern Italy. Ferrari’s
Listings on Airbnb have come a long way since co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia rented out air mattresses in their San Francisco apartment for $80 per night. What was then “Air Bed and Breakfast” is now a company with over 7 million listings that include French castles, Mexican bubble domes, American sheep wagons and
Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the 43rd “Golden Steering Wheel” awards on November 12, 2019 in Berlin. Tobias Schwarz | AFP via Getty Images Tesla has been given the go-ahead from a German court to cut down trees for its new European factory. Though it doesn’t yet