Buttigieg town hall being held in one-time Democratic stronghold now up for grabs

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg: What to know What to know about Pete Buttigieg and how, despite only two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he plans to capture the democratic presidential nomination. CLAREMONT, N.H. – The national spotlight is coming this weekend to this small city on the western edge of the first-in-the-nation primary state. Claremont, New Hampshire, a […]

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Poll lists being socialist, over 75 as least-sought qualities in 2020 candidate

Bernie Sanders kicks off 2020 presidential campaign with large back-to-back rallies Sanders reignites his base with rallies in Brooklyn and Chicago; Peter Doocy reports. Sen. Bernie Sanders has some wind at his back as he makes a second straight bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. But a new poll suggests his age and self-identification as a "democratic socialist" could hurt […]

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2020 Dems being urged to back push to pack Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing in temporarily blocking a Louisiana abortion law Progressive groups are reaching out to 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to support their push to expand the number of Supreme Court justices in order to diminish the current conservative majority. So far, the drive by the group named ‘Pack the Courts’ is getting […]

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‘Sick of being milked for money’: How Napoleon lost his beauty empire

"Down but not defeated" was how Napoleon Perdis described his frame-of-mind on Thursday afternoon, blaming "greedy landlords", an "uncompromising credit environment" and a shift to online retailing for the shock collapse of his $120 million beauty empire. Down but not defeated: Napoleon Perdis.Credit:Dean Sewell Since he was a 12-year-old boy Perdis has devoted his life to creating wondrous products and potions […]

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Being frank about franking credit concerns

Parliamentary Committee and fund manager criticism of the proposal to cease cash refunds of franking credits as unfair and targeting only retirees and lower income taxpayers has caused concern. Several readers have even asked whether it will still be attractive to invest in tax-free pension accounts in retirement. Retirees investing only in shares have little or no incentive to switch […]

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How Being Short Enables Investors to Be More Long

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By The Acquirer’s Multiple via Iris.xyz One of our favorite Jim Chanos interviews is one he did with FT Alphachatterbox in which he explained how short selling provides ‘long-side’ investors with an insurance policy saying: “Being short with a good short seller who’s producing nominally minor positive returns in a bull market enables […]

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My ‘bottom’ was being drunk on TV. But I’m grateful I hit it before I killed myself or others

He said he would make sure I’d never work in Baltimore again. Ha. My first inclination was to laugh when I heard what the producer said. As if local Baltimore TV was ever a goal of mine. I had far bigger dreams. So what if I kept sabotaging them?  Doing a live TV segment in a drunken blackout was only the latest example. […]

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