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Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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Mohamed El-Erian says inflation is here to stay and won't be 'transitory' like the Fed claims

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Pool/Getty Images Mohamed El-Erian says inflation is not "transitory" like Jerome Powell has claimed. He cited the multitude of examples, from rising lumber prices to Warren Buffett's "very substantial" inflationary pressure comments in Berkshire's annual meeting. The president of Queen's College Cambridge said the Fed needs to start "tapping the breaks" on its dovish policy and asset purchases. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Thin...
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10 Things in Politics: Big problems may await the economy

Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:America is getting ready for its post pandemic glow-upThese nine chiefs of staff counsel House Republicans' unruliest conspiracy theoristsSpace agencies couldn't stop a simulated asteroid from crashing ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Utah, Post, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Senate, White House, Virginia, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Trends


Sen. Bernie Sanders says the US needs 'progressive taxation' on the wealthy to pay for Biden's infrastructure proposal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) arrives at the House chamber ahead of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Sen. Bernie Sanders called for "progressive taxation" to fund Biden's spending proposals. "Biden says the floor should be $400,000," he noted. "Nobody under that should pay more in taxes." Sanders also brought up the need for health care reform and tackling student loan debt. See more...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Economic policy, Warren Buffett, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders


10 Things in Politics: Biden is governing like Bernie

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at a Democratic presidential debate on March 15, 2020. Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:What Bernie and the left love about Biden's first 100 daysTrump is plotting a big move this summerA Florida compan...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Kentucky, White House, India, Narendra Modi, US, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia


Meet the team of Black executives who quickly mobilized hundreds of CEOs to oppose restrictive voting laws

Kenneth Chenault Justin Sullivan / Getty Justin Sullivan / Getty Five Black executives led the effort to get 700 companies to oppose restrictive voter laws. Charles Phillips, former CEO of Infor, said they texted and emailed hundreds of companies. Over the course of 3 weeks, companies came together to speak out against the Georgia law. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hundreds of companies signed a statement Wednesday that condemned restrictive voting laws, like the one pas...
Tags: Verizon, Politics, News, Washington Post, Stanford, US, Trends, Georgia, Merck, Harvard, Selma, Retail, American Express, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Darden Restaurants


Business pushback against voting measures gains steam

By David Koenig, Brian Slodysko and Michelle Chapman | Associated Press Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation.” The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The Washington Post, was signed by companies including Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Bank of America, and individuals such as Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg,...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Politics, Elections, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, General Motors, Atlanta, Georgia, Walmart, Bank Of America, Sport, Joe Biden


Walmart, Delta, and Coca-Cola refused to join hundreds of other companies in opposing restrictive voting laws - here's why

A voter walks to the entrance during early voting for the Senate runoff election, at Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Powder Springs, Ga. Todd Kirkland/AP Todd Kirkland/AP Hundreds of companies signed a statement opposing restrictive voting laws Wednesday. Some notable companies, including Walmart, Delta, and Coca-Cola, opted not to join. JPMorgan, which didn't sign, said it made its own statement supporting voting rights last month. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Home Depot, Politics, News, Coca Cola, Washington Post, Senate, America, Trends, Georgia, Walmart, Cnn, Delta, The Times, Warren Buffett, The New York Times, Times


Why one of Wall Street's titans is on the side of the tax reformers - and maybe Joe Biden and Janet Yellen

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Getty Images An "extraordinary number" of loopholes help the rich but not the US economy, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said. Dimon echoes the pitch from the Biden administration to pay for a massive infrastructure and jobs program. Dimon, who mainly donates to Democrats, has long been rumored as a potential Treasury Secretary but has passed on the job. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tax policy has taken center stage in recent weeks. President Joe Bid...
Tags: US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Treasury, Warren Buffett, Janet Yellen, Biden, Donald Trump, Jamie Dimon, Cnbc, Jpmorgan, Dimon, Ben Winck, Jamie Dimon Getty


Former President Donald Trump dropped 298 spots in Forbes' ranking of the world's billionaires

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Trump dropped from the No. 1,001 spot to No. 1,299 in Forbes' 2021 Billionaires List. The pandemic has pummeled his commercial real estate business, which is his biggest revenue driver. Trump has grown richer since last year, but other billionaires surpassed him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump dropped 298 spots in Forbes' Billionaires ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, US, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, United States, Billionaires, Manhattan, Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, Forbes, Trump, Orlando Florida, Forbes Billionaires


10 Things in Politics: This GOP senator's everywhere in Biden's DC

Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana walks through the Capitol. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Good morning! We hope you all had a great weekend. Congratulations to Stanford on winning their first women's basketball championship since 1992. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:This is the most important senator you've ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Viola Davis, Minnesota, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Stanford, Senate, White House, China, Trends, Atlanta


55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Washington, Finance, Careers, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Tesla


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

A security barricade stands in front of the White House on January 11 Stephani Reynolds/Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.1. The Democrats are hoping to impeach Trump again and COVID-19 cases are surging. Here's what stocks and bonds are doing today.2. Bitcoin is back above $36,000, but watch out. Mark Cuban likens crypto trading to the dot-com bubble and says some coins will thrive, but others won't.3. Tesl...
Tags: White House, Digital, Trends, Tesla, Bank Of America, Bitcoin, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Trump, Jeffrey Gundlach, Amanda Cooper, Bakkt, Stephani Reynolds Getty Images Welcome


Twitter is warning of more DC violence as tech giants move to suspend Trump and calls for the president's removal grow

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for a breakdown of the biggest stories of the past week, the inside track on a COVID vaccine loophole, and insight into Instagram's mysterious algorithm. Read time: 5 minutes.  Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hello!It's hard to find words to describe the past week.I watched with horror as pro-Trump supporte...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Senate, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Bank Of America, Joe Biden


I had an unforgettable lunch with Warren Buffett, and by the end of the meal I was convinced he's a success for 5 reasons

Zack Friedman and Warren Buffet. Courtesy of Zack Friedman Zack Friedman is the founder and CEO of Make Lemonade, a personal-finance company. The following is an excerpt from his book, "The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything." In this excerpt, he describes having lunch with Warren Buffett in Omaha and what he learned from him. Buffett expressed immense gratitude for everything he'd accomplished in his lifetime and said he maximizes his happiness thro...
Tags: Google, New York, Ebay, White House, Trends, Strategy, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Coca Cola, Berkshire, Coke, Buffett, Nordic, Cadillac


Here's how investors should position their portfolios if a 'blue wave' materializes, according to the world's largest asset manager

Getty The outcome of Tuesday's election will have wide ranging implications for investors' portfolios, BlackRock said in a note on Monday.With polls suggesting a greater likelihood of a "blue wave" outcome, investors should move toward a more pro-risk stance despite last week's sell-off in stocks, according to BlackRock.Large-cap tech stocks have fueled market gains this year, but BlackRock says investors should focus instead on smaller companies that are poised to grow. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Biden, Blackrock, Trump, Democratic, Matthew Fox, BlackRock Large cap tech, US BlackRock


Warren Buffett has repeatedly defended his right to be political, yet he still hasn't endorsed Joe Biden

Warren Buffett is keeping his cards close to his chest. Getty Images / Eric Francis Warren Buffett hasn't endorsed Joe Biden for president despite backing both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and criticizing Donald Trump in recent years.The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO has defended his right to take a political stance, but may be worried about angry customers, or disgruntled employees, if he takes a side in this election."My political views, I don't think I put them i...
Tags: America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Biden, Donald Trump, Berkshire, Clinton, Buffett, Charlie Munger, Theron Mohamed, Eric Francis Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett won't be too worried whether Trump or Biden wins the election, as he expects Americans to only grow richer in the long run

Warren Buffett AP Images Warren Buffett won't be overly concerned about who wins the US presidential election, given his firm belief that America will only grow more prosperous in the long run."After every election, you'll have people feeling the world is coming to an end and [asking] how could this happen," the famed investor said at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in 2018.There will always be "lots of disagreements," he said, but the US "really, really works" as a means of mass wealth...
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ranks among the biggest Republican donors in the MAGA index, even though the investor backed Obama and Clinton

AP Photo/Nati Harnik Warren Buffett threw fundraisers for Barack Obama, campaigned for Hillary Clinton, and blasted Donald Trump for his personal conduct, multiple bankruptcies, and refusal to publish his tax returns.Yet the billionaire investor's company, Berkshire Hathaway, is included in an exchange-traded fund that has "MAGA" as its ticker.The Point Bridge GOP Stock Trader ETF invests in the 150 S&P 500 companies with the most workers and political action committees that have donated t...
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Investors flee risk, dumping stocks and buying bonds, as France nears national lockdown

FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France Reuters The Stoxx 50 index of top eurozone shares hits its lowest in four months, while German bond yields fall to their lowest since mid-March. Surging cases in France may bring another national lockdown, which hit the euro, the oil price and French banking stocks in particular. "Markets have already begun to price in further lockdowns - partial or complete ones," Milan Cutkovic, market analyst at Axi said. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Etsy, France, White House, Germany, Nikkei, US, Trends, Shanghai, Bank, Warren Buffett, Wti, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, Emmanuel Macron


A Wall Street chief strategist says a Biden blue wave could spur a 5% drop in the S&P 500 because of uncertainty over some Democrat policies

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones could fall 5% with a decisive victory by Joe Biden, in which the Democrats win the election, and control both chambers of the Congress, a chief market strategist told Business Insider. TickerTocker's Steve Kalayjian, said: "The S&P 500 is fine now, but if Biden wins, there will be a sell-off. If Trump wins, you'll see the Dow and S&P easily climb to new highs," Kalayjian said. "I see a decline of 5% or...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Warren Buffett, Biden, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, Cnbc, Trump, Big Tech, Ryan Cohen


Warren Buffett spoke with Joe Biden about America's opportunity to 'lead the whole damn world'

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett gestures at the start of a 5km race. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Joe Biden says he and Warren Buffett recently discussed what they agreed to be America's unrivaled prospects."Just got off the phone with Warren Buffett, talking about how we have position unlike 50, 70, 80 years ago to lead the whole damn world in a way that no one else can," the Democratic presidential nominee told donors, according to Bloomberg."I will bet on America the rest of my l...
Tags: Wall Street, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Ubs, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Biden, Donald Trump, Berkshire, Buffett, Trump, Yahoo Finance


Warren Buffett spoke to Joe Biden about America's opportunity to 'lead the whole damn world'

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett gestures at the start of a 5km race. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Joe Biden discussed America's unrivaled prospects with Warren Buffett, ahead of a virtual fundraiser on Wednesday."Just got off the phone with Warren Buffett, talking about how we have position unlike 50, 70, 80 years ago to lead the whole damn world in a way that no one else can," the Democratic presidential nominee told donors, according to Bloomberg."I will bet on America the rest of...
Tags: Wall Street, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Ubs, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Biden, Donald Trump, Berkshire, Buffett, Trump, Yahoo Finance


Some Democrats are urging Nancy Pelosi to accept the White House's $1.8 trillion stimulus offer. But Senate Republicans pose a big obstacle to a coronavirus relief deal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on August 13, 2020. Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images Some Democrats are urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take the White House's $1.8 trillion stimulus deal. "We're not that far apart and the last few things should be negotiated — we should be able to get something done," Rep. Ro Khanna of California said in an interview. Khanna and Andrew Yang are among the few Democrats who have called for Pelosi to ta...
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Here's why the market narrative on a November blue wave flipped in just 2 weeks, and what it now means for stocks, according to UBS

Getty The market narrative on what a potential November blue wave could mean for stocks has flipped over the past two weeks, UBS said in a note on Monday.The prevailing market narrative over the past few months that a blue wave election outcome would hurt stocks due to higher taxes is now dead, according to UBS.Instead, expect stocks to move higher if there is a blue wave this November, and don't be surprised for the potential of investors being disappointed if a blue wave doesn't happen, ...
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Fed's Kashkari says the economic recovery has flattened — and warns thousands of small businesses will collapse without further support from Washington

Neel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, during an interview in New York. Reuters Neel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that the US's recovery from the pandemic was stalling and called for more fiscal aid."If 11 million Americans can't pay their bills, can't put food on the table, can't make their credit-card payments, their car payments, that has spillover effects to other sectors of th...
Tags: Minnesota, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Economy, House, Warren Buffett, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Goldman, Stimulus, Trump, Fed


Fed's Kashkari says the economic recovery has flattened out — and warns thousands of small businesses will collapse without further support from Washington

President of the Federal Reserve Bank on Minneapolis Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview in New York Reuters Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari told CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday the recovery from the pandemic is stalling and called for more for fiscal aid. He said:  "If 11 million Americans can't pay their bills, can't put food on the table, can't make their credit card payments, their car payments, that has spillover effects to other sectors of the economy." Democr...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Economy, Warren Buffett, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Goldman, Stimulus, Trump, Fed


Fed's Kashkari says the recovery has 'flattened' out and warns thousands of small businesses will collapse without further support from Washington

President of the Federal Reserve Bank on Minneapolis Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview in New York Reuters Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari told CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday the recovery from the pandemic is stalling and called for more for fiscal aid. He said:  "If 11 million Americans can't pay their bills, can't put food on the table, can't make their credit card payments, their car payments, that has spillover effects to other sectors of the economy." Democr...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Economy, Warren Buffett, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Goldman, Stimulus, Trump, Fed


Global stocks rise as hopes for prompt US fiscal stimulus revive the 'buy everything' trade

Thomson Reuters Global stocks rose on Monday as investors held onto hopes for a prompt deal on a new round of US fiscal stimulus, boosted by the White House's change in position over the weekend.US stock futures rose as much as 1%, even after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the Trump administration's latest proposal on Sunday.In Asia, China stocks rose to a two-year peak, driven by a new central bank policy that makes it easier to sell the yuan.The FTSE 100 edged slightly lower ahead o...
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