America’s wealthy investors say Fed-induced stock rally has plenty of life left — maybe years

Millionaire investors began 2019 worried about the market, but as the Fed's about-face on interest rates takes hold as the new normal in monetary policy and stocks surge, an E-Trade survey finds that the wealthy expect the rally to continue.
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Attention all of you who enjoy eating, cooking or writing about food: The “woke” mob is watching your every bite and every word. This week, the Milk Bar dessert chain caved to a handful of complaints over their Crack Pie — a sweet, oat-crusted confection that’s been their most popular item for 11 years. Why?…
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Unclaimed Baggage Center – America’s weirdest attraction


Have you ever been to the airport baggage claim and seen that solitary case or two going around and around the machine, with no obvious owner? Many people forget their luggage, and airports every year can end up with loads of cases and unclaimed baggage. You’ve probably heard urban legends about what happens to baggage that is left in the airport, but what actually happens?

Well, it might surprise you to know that there is actually an Unclaimed Baggage Center in the United States where a lot of this luggage gets sent. Of course, there are attempts to trace the owners first, but sometimes, as we know, this is not always possible. So, let’s find out more about this remarkable, and unlikely American attraction!

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro, Alabama

Scottsboro, Alabama

It might seem unlikely, but Scottsboro, Alabama is actually the location for this peculiar Unclaimed Baggage Center. This is the place for unclaimed baggage that the airports have not been able to find a home for. It’s a big warehouse filled with all manner of luggage in every size, color, and shape. You can take a road trip here, and check out one of the most unusual attractions in the United States. Created by Doyle Owens in 1970, the place has become hugely popular with tourists visiting the lakes and foothills of northern Alabama.

A treasure trove

The center is a veritable treasure trove of untouched items just begging to be discovered. A secondhand store supplied by the biggest US airline companies, and the only store in the whole country to sell lost luggage. Every case and bag has a story to tell, and beneath the dust over leather or nylon, there are so many mysteries to be uncovered. The enterprise was moved to its current home in 1995 and boasts more than one million visitors per year. There is also a stunning museum of oddities here that you can pass the time taking a look at too.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro, Alabama

Buying new attractions

With just about everything you could think of, there are so many new attractions to spend your money on here. 40,000 square feet of undiscovered junk that could well hold some treasures deep within. The great thing about this place is that it doubles as a thrift store, meaning you can buy all the stuff they have on display – it’s all been cleaned or washed beforehand of course. This often means you can get brand new stuff for prices much less than you would pay in a regular store. And, with 7,000 new items hitting the center every day, it’s not as though you need to worry about a limited range!

If you’ve been watching too many episodes of Storage Wars, and you’ve been bitten by the bidding bug, you should head to the Unclaimed Baggage Center and bid for some unclaimed luggage. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, and one person’s abandoned luggage can hold so many undiscovered surprises. This is something you can really get to enjoy properly by making the most of this attraction.

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America’s Black Billionaires: The Richest African Americans in 2019

Earlier this month, Forbes published its annual World’s Billionaires list, which ranks the richest people around the world based on the wealth they’ve accumulated using stock prices and exchange rates as of February 2019. By no surprise, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was named no. 1 due to his staggering $ 131 billion net worth. However, out of the 607 Americans featured on the list, just four were black. Here’s a list of the handful of African American billionaires.

David Steward

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World Wide Technology Founder and Chairman David Steward

With a net worth of $ 3 billion, David Steward ranks as no. 745 on Forbes’ list of global billionaires. In 1990, Steward invested $ 250,000 that he earned from two auditing ventures to launch World Wide Technology (WWT), an IT provider that offers hardware and software products and services to large public and private customers in various sectors. Its clients include Citi, Verizon, and the U.S. government. Last year, WWT earned $ 11.2 billion in sales and was ranked as no. 1 on the BE100sBLACK ENTERPRISE’s annual list of top black-owned companies in the nation. The 67-year-old business tycoon also graced the cover of BLACK ENTERPRISE in June 2001.

Steward, the chairman and majority owner of WWT, grew up during segregation in a poor neighborhood in Missouri. His father worked as a mechanic, janitor, and trash collector to provide for him and his seven siblings.  

 


Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey (Flickr.com/photos/disneyabc)

The “Queen of All Media” has accumulated a massive net worth of $ 2.5 billion, according to Forbes, thanks in large part to her partnership with Weight Watchers. Back in 2015, Oprah Winfrey bought a 10% stake and became an ambassador for the company. By June 2018, her stake was estimated at $ 427 million. Winfrey also generates revenue through several business endeavors, including ownership of the cable network OWN, Harpo Films, a multi-year content partnership deal with Apple, and her iconic talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.

 


Robert F. Smith

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Vista Equity founder, chairman, and CEO Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith is the founder, chairman, and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners. His company was recognized as the top private equity firm on the BE100s last year, generating $ 14 billion in capital. And, with a $ 5 billion net worth, he is currently the richest black person in the country.

Heralded as a private equity titan and Wall Street wiz, Smith started his early life out as a computer geek working in STEM before earning a degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He also attended Columbia Business School and ended up serving as co-chief of the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. Smith founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000, which focuses on investing in technology companies.

In 2013, BE named the firm BE100s Financial Services Company of the Year and Smith as one of the Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street. Smith made a shrewd move in acquiring Sunquest Information Systems Inc., for a relative bargain price of $ 327 million–$ 200 million in equity and $ 127 million in debt.

In a recent transaction, a Vista Equity-acquired company, Marketo, was sold to Adobe for $ 4.7 billion.


Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Although considered the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan only made about $ 90 million during his stellar career in the NBA. However, thanks to lucrative endorsements, like his lifetime deal with Nike, and big investments, like his purchase of the Charlotte Hornets, he has amassed a $ 1.9 billion net worth.

 

 

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These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

While there’s early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.


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Gabrielle Union To Replace Mel B On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Get ready for a big shake up on America’s Got Talent next season as Mel B and Heidi Klum have both dropped from the judging panel.

The Spice Girl has been a judge on the show for the last six seasons but there have long been whispers that she wouldn’t be invited back for the 14th season because her headline-making personal problems and marital issues are huge distractions.

Instead, Variety reports that their chairs will be filled by dancer Julianne Hough and actress Gabrielle Union who will join regulars Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.

Hosting duties will also be changing as Tyra Banks is being replaced by actor Terry Crews, who has been hosting America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America’s Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” said Meredith Ahr, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment.

“The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines.

“I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike. As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”

Hough is a two-time professional dance champion on Dancing with the Stars and has been a judge on series.

Union will next star in and exec produce the Bad Boys spinoff series L.A.’s Finest – which premieres May 13 on Spectrum Originals network.

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America’s richest are losing confidence in the stock market

The rich and famous want out of this volatile market. America’s wealthiest people have lost investing confidence — and they may be right on the verge of a flight to the safety of CDs and other cash products as market losses mount, with a staggering $ 13 trillion estimated by ET Intelligence Group to have vanished…
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America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It

A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation’s power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors. The hackers then worked their way up the supply chain. Some experts believe two dozen or more utilities ultimately were breached.
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Nurse Alice: America’s Next Top Model Dies of Breast Cancer at 34

On Dec. 4, 2018, Jael Strauss gave her last breath—ending her battle with stage 4 breast cancer. Strauss had been a contestant on season eight of Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model, was of African American (mother) and Jewish (father) descent, and only 34 years old.

On Oct. 4, she announced her diagnosis in a Facebook post. “I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know, On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable,” she wrote. “With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the ‘few months’ doctors said I could make it. I don’t want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013.”

Following her diagnosis, Strauss’ friends set up a GoFundMe page on her behalf to help alleviate some of the medical costs.

At the end of November, Strauss announced that she had entered hospice care. “First night in hospice. So many things I never knew about life. Or death,” she wrote on Facebook. “So many things.”

According to nationally recognized board-certified diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Nina Watson (aka Dr. Nina) who specializes in Women’s Imaging, this is a story she’s seen one too many times. She goes on to say, “although we would like to think that breast cancer in a woman of her age would be unheard of, unfortunately, it is not. According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 12,770 women in the United States less than 40 years of age were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. Since this is below the age of recommended annual screening for the general population, it is important that all women, but particularly black women, know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and their own personal risk.”

The most common sign of breast cancer is a painless lump. Although most of these lumps will be benign (not cancerous) growths, a woman should have any new lump evaluated by their doctor. Other signs and symptoms would include changes in your skin (new area of thickening or dimpling), changes in your nipple (nipple starting to stick in), or discharge from your nipple (especially if it is bloody). If you notice any of these changes, it is important to be seen by your doctor. Additional testing such as a mammogram or breast ultrasound may be necessary.

There have been important developments in the medical community’s understanding of breast cancer. It is now being recognized that a “one approach fits all” does not apply to breast cancer. While it has been recognized for some time that women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have an increased risk of breast cancer, it is now being recognized that black women are also at increased risk for the disease. So for Strauss, her risks were greater considering her mixed descent. The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging are recommending that all women, especially black women, have a risk assessment (calculation of a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer) performed at age 30 to see if early screening for breast cancer is needed.

 

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Tyra Banks Is Reportedly Leaving ‘America’s Got Talent’

Tyra Banks is reportedly leaving America’s Got Talent.

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According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, the America’s Next Top Model creator, who has hosted the NBC talent competition show since 2017, will be leaving the gig to focus on producing TV and movies.

Reps for Banks and AGT did not immediately return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

Banks recently hinted that she might be leaving AGT to focus on a “massive project.”

“I don’t know [if I’ll be coming back],” she told Access in November. “I think I had a really nice run with AGT. I had a lot, a lot of fun. I’m really focusing on Life-Size — I’m going to be producing TV and I have a massive project starting next year. I’m not so sure, but if I don’t come back, I had a lot of fun.”

While she wouldn’t tease too many details about the secret project, she did reveal it was “something that has never been done before.”

“It is so massive. It’s really making me look at everything that I’m doing and saying, ‘What can I peel off? What can I not do? What can I truly focus on?’ ” she said. “It’s coming out in the fall of next year.

According to Page Six, Banks has received a number of offers since the success of Life-Size 2, the sequel to her 2000 film with Lindsay Lohan that premiered on Freeform earlier this month.

Well, all jobs come to an end.

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Oprah Winfrey Beats Michael Jordan, Jay-Z, & Diddy For America’s Wealthiest

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As we near the end of 2018, Forbes announced their annual earnings list. Tuesday they announced America’s Wealthiest Celebrities.

In 2017, notable icons like Oprah Winfrey, Michael JordanSean “Diddy” CombsShawn “Jay-Z” Carter, and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young earned a spot on the list. While Winfrey, Jay, Jordan, and Diddy maintained or earned more of their counterparts for 2018, Dr. Dre was out-earned by returnees like Tiger Woods, along with newcomers, Kylie Jenner and author James Patterson.

This year, Oprah landed at the #3 spot earning a staggering $ 2.8 billion; while Jordan was right behind her with the #4 spot earning $ 1.7 billion; two of music’s biggest returned to the list: Jay-Z earned $ 90 million more than he did in 2017, and landed two spaces up to the top #5 spot with $ 900 million.

Diddy came in at #8 by earning at least $ 829 million, while Tiger Woods finished out the list with $ 800 million.

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10 great-value restaurants on Latin America’s 50 best list

From a Buenos Aires spot where greens rule to a ‘house of pig’ in São Paulo, our writer offers a personal selection of affordable restaurants on Latin America’s 50 best list

Elaborate tasting menus and fine dining dominate the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list but it’s a different story with the Latin American edition of the awards. The top spot for 2018 did go to Lima’s Maido for the second year running (15-course menu £103), but further down the list there are plenty of restaurants offering great cooking at much more affordable prices. Here are 10 of the tastiest bargains around.

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