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These are the highest-paid actors for 2018

According to Forbes, the world’s highest-paid actors for 2018 are: 1. George Clooney ($239 million) 2. Dwayne Johnson ($124 million) 3. Robert Downey Jr. ($81 million) 4. Chris Hemsworth ($64.5 million) 5. Jackie Chan ($45.5 million) 6. Will Smith ($42 ...

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A number to know: Market capitalization

$1 trillion Online retail giant Amazon’s stock recently topped the $1 trillion value for the first time in the company’s history. Amazon became the second publicly traded company to surpass the $1 trillion value, following Apple. READ MORE AT USA ...

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A number to know: Struggling families

40 percent According to a recent survey by the Urban Institute, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs (food, health care, housing, utilities) in 2017. READ MORE IN U.S. NEWS & ...

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Business news roundup

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to tax Amazon and other companies that employ workers who collect public assistance. Amazon disputes the senator’s depiction of the situation. CNN MONEY > British sports car maker Aston Martin wants to go public. Investors should ...

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Tariffs could raise consumers’ tech bills

As part of the U.S.-China trade war, many Americans could see a spike in prices for their favorite technology devices. Currently, the U.S. is considering additional tariffs on imports from China that could have Americans paying between $1.6 billion and ...

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A number to know: sued for how much?

$2 billion Co-founders and eight other former and current executives of the dating app Tinder recently sued the company’s current owners, seeking $2 billion in damages for allegedly manipulating the valuation of the company.

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These are America’s highest-paying jobs in 2018

According to Businessinsider.com, the highest paying (median annual salary) jobs in the U.S. for 2018 are: 1. Anesthesiologist ($269,600) 2. Surgeon ($252,910) 3. Obstetrician and gynecologist ($234,310) 4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon ($232,870) 5. Orthodontist ($228,780) 6. Physician ($201,840) 7. ...

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A number to know: Store closings

78 Sears Holdings recently announced it will close 10 additional stores in late September, bringing the total number of Sears and Kmart being closed in 2018 to 78. The company announced liquidation of the 62 Sears and 16 Kmart locations ...

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