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These are the top 10 wealthiest Americans

THE LIST According to Forbes, the top-10 wealthiest Americans for 2018 are: 6. Larry Page, Google ($53.8 billion) 7. Charles Koch, Koch Industries ($53.5 billion) 7. David Koch, Koch Industries ($53.5 billion) 9. Sergey Brin, Google ($52.4 billion) 10. Michael ...

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A number to know: Coffee investment

$900 million Investor Bill Ackman recently announced his hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital, acquired 15.2 million shares of the coffee company Starbucks for $900 million. READ MORE AT REUTERS >

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Instagram to use machine to help curb cyberbullying

TECH TALK Social media platform Instagram recently announced that it will use machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and their captions. Currently, Instagram allows users to report accounts that contain the intent of bullying or harassment but ...

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Tech talk: Twitter users can now switch between timelines

Twitter recently announced it has brought back the option for its users to view their timelines in chronological order. The social media company said users will be able to switch between the “most relevant” tweets and the latest tweets. Although ...

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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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