Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on Monday questioned the motivation of Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower who unveiled a long list of allegations against General Electric last week in an investigation for a short seller. “One of the ways you can test Markopolos’ bonafides, however, is the fact that the SEC has a whistleblower
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A Porsche that was expected to sell for over $20 million flopped on the auction block Saturday night, after the sale was thrown into disarray by a technical error. The car, a 1939 Porsche “Type 64” that was already facing controversy in the collecting world, hit the auction block Saturday night at RM Sotheby’s in
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White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro Getty Images White House trade advisor Peter Navarro disputed that the bond market flashed a recession signal last week, which spooked investors and sent the stock market tumbling. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note briefly fell below the 2-year rate on Wednesday, a phenomenon in
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Kurbo app Scott Mlyn | CNBC Do your homework! Clean your room! Count your Weight Watchers points? Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to “help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight.” WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up whose
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Back to school is an increasingly costly time of year, particularly for families with college-bound children. A college education is now the second-largest expense an individual is likely to make in a lifetime — right after purchasing a home. Tuition and fees for a four-year private college averaged $35,830 in 2018-19; at four-year, in-state public
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Attendees and judges gather around a 1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder motor vehicle during the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Routinely described as the world’s most popular, elegant and exclusive classic car show, the annual Pebble
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Take-Two Interactive Software: Plugged in for success Take-Two Interactive Software has gained more than 10% since reporting better-than-expected revenues in its fiscal first quarter and raising its full year revenue outlook. The company’s upside surprise included a 46% year-over-year increase in net bookings and 39% year-over-year improvement in net revenue. A leading video game publisher,
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U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services | Handout | Reuters An investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s possible suicide attempt last month —
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For anyone holding a long-term-care insurance policy, new allegations of financial trouble at one insurer may make you wonder what would happen to your policy if your underwriter went belly up. While insurance companies have been bolstering their reserves to cover future claims and raising premiums to counteract inaccurate pricing when the policies were first
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President Donald Trump held a conference call with the CEOs of the three biggest U.S. banks as the stock market plunged Wednesday. Trump held the call with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America‘s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup‘s Michael Corbat, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The Dow plunged 800 points, or 3%, in
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