An interview with billionaire private equity titan and founder of Blackstone, Stephen Schwarzman. In this interview, Stephen discusses his motivations and journey in creating Blackstone. Stephen also talks about early deals, hiring the right people and interest rates. 📚 Books on Stephen Schwarzman and Stephen Schwarzman’s favourite books are located at the bottom of the
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An interview and Q&A with billionaire activist investor and founder of Elliott Management Corporation, Paul Singer, and billionaire Private Equity titian and co-founder of The Carlyle Group, David Rubenstein. In this interview, the gentlemen discuss their thoughts on the US economy and the impact of monetary policy on inequality. They also talk about the path
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An interview with billionaire real estate and private equity investor, Sam Zell. In this interview, Sam discusses what he sees as the attributes needed to become successful. Sam also talks about the importance of avoiding competition and focusing on supply and demand when investing in real estate and other industries. 📚 Sam Zell’s new book
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Starbucks President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson.  Getty Many of the stocks Wayne Himelsein has recommended before June’s strong upturn are no longer bargains. However, Wayne says Starbucks, which is up over 20% since he recommended it on March 10, is still a buy. Ken Kam: In an incredibly strong June, I saw your
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By Dean Hedeker, Next Avenue Contributor For people nearing retirement or in retirement,  every dollar counts  and planning ahead is paramount. That’s especially true for taxes. Now that 2018 tax returns are behind us, this is an opportune time to look for 2019 tax savings strategies for retirement. Here are two ways to do it: Use
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ASSOCIATED PRESS In the South China Sea, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte must do the right thing: stand up to China, protect the interests, the resources, and the lives of the Filipino people from China’s aggression; the same way the Indonesian and the Vietnamese leaders did for their own people. And that could ease geopolitical risks,
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Peter Mazza, his wife, Megan, and their three children. Mazza, who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in April, has been unable to access the cancer deferment. Source: Peter Mazza Last September, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill allowing people with cancer to press pause on their federal student loan payments. More than
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© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Sears is no longer the iconic retailer once was, leaving behind scores of shattered stores, but its landmark buildings are still standing tall. And they’re serving a new community function: homes of entrepreneurs, bringing new life to the local communities. There was a time retail pioneer Sears ruled the US retailing industry. Its mail order
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