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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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Business News Roundup

Why did the stock market drop? USA TODAY > A Silicon Valley tech investor called the startup economy a “Ponzi scheme.” CNBC > A report says China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies. BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK> Here are three ...

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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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Study: Board gender diversity reduces environmental suit exposure

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New research finds that firms that have a balance of men and women on their boards can reduce their exposure to environmental lawsuits. The study from the University of Adelaide and published in the Journal of Corporate Finance also found that companies ...

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Want your customers to come back? Try using uncertainty.

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Returning customers are usually better for your business than customers who come only once. So how can you get them to come back? You can try to make a game out of it. A new study from the University of ...

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A number to know: Apple’s disputed EU taxes

$16.7 billion The European Union recently announced it had collected $16.7 billion from Apple for receiving illegal tax benefits and back taxes. READ MORE AT REUTERS >

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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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Business news roundup

Consumer confidence is now at an 18-year high. MARKETWATCH > Southwest Airlines is the latest air carrier to offer free in-flight messaging. CNBC > The richest families got much richer from stocks in 2017. BLOOMBERG > Small businesses whose companies ...

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Business news roundup

The Labor Department reported a new high in job openings, quits, and new hires. CNBC > Income for the middle class is now returning to where it was in 2000. CNN > Find out what 25 things cost 25 years ...

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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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