Month: April 2019

Give mom something special for Mother’s Day this year. Primary Petals Our mothers do so much for us. But showing our love on Mother’s Day can often be a challenge. Buying a unique, outside-the-box gift is a great way to show her how thoughtful you are. Gifts for the home are particularly appreciated because they’re
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The dramatic nine-story atrium at The Beekman is the building’s glamorous focal point. The Beekman The Beekman Hotel brings historic lower Manhattan architecture together with top-level dining and nightlife and a collection of hotel rooms that have as much personality as the building itself. Built in 1881 by architect James M. Farnsworth, the building was
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Traditional brick and mortar retailers Walmart and Target are a step ahead of Amazon in the delivery battleground: while Amazon is offering 1-day delivery Walmart and Target are already moving to same-day. That’s according to retail equity analyst John Zolidis. “It may be tempting to think that Amazon investing $800 million to move its Prime
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In a recent post, I shared thoughts about why index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) aren’t good investment options for most investors. The post referenced research Fidelity published titled, “Dramatic Misperception of Passive Outperformance.” After having email and telephone conversations with a number of readers, I am now convinced that index investing is a bad
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The Rock House is in development Grace Bay Resorts Turks and Caicos’  luxury real estate market is hot.  It’s an easy three plus hours direct flight from New York’s JFK to Providenciales, the largest island in the Turks and Caicos chain. Providenciales is home to the Island’s largest population, luxury resorts and luxury residential development.
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MRI examination film of patient’s head as a medical diagnostic background. Getty First, a reminder:  retirement policy isn’t simply about getting people over the “finish line” of retirement age with a sufficient nest egg or projected future income.  It’s just as important to pay attention to the well-being in retirement of the current and future
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Monetary policy drives the economy and the markets. Taxes, trade, and other issues influence economic growth and the markets. But monetary policy is the main driver. Easier monetary policy leads to rising financial markets and a growing economy. Tighter monetary policy has opposite effects. Once the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates and tightening monetary
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Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood‘s sustainable residential community in Carmel, California enters final phase. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Getty If you fancy golf, jazz, cars and the peaceful splendor of California’s picturesque central coast, Clint Eastwood is about to make your day. Again. Of the 60 purchased homesites, 30 Teháma homes have been built so far. Jason Speth/Courtesy of
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The cruise industry transported over 26 million customers last year and was worth upwards of $117 billion in 2017. All market projections show that the industry will continue to grow as operators continue to build new state-of-the-art ships with the latest in leisure opportunities. However, as nations strive to reduce their CO2 emissions and companies come under
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Nigel Smith, Director of AARP Innovation Labs; Jacqueline Baker, Director of Innovation Programming, AARP Innovation Labs; Brian Shulman, Director of Business Development at Intuition Robotics; Johae Song, Co-founder and Creative Director at Loro; Mary Furlong, CEO, Mary Furlong and Associates; David Lindeman, Director Health Care at Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of
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Tuition-free college isn’t quite the holy grail of zero-cost higher education, but it’s pretty close. In all, about 20 states offer students access to tuition-free college, according to the Campaign for Free College Tuition. Of these, 11 offer what’s known as a promise program, typically funding two years of education at participating community college. They
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Teepee village in Panama Selina The explosive growth within hospitality startups has seen another boost this week with the announcement of $100 million raised for Selina—the “experiential hospitality” startup that operates similar to the online Airbnb model, but with a greater emphasis on finding unused buildings in interesting locations and adapting them for short-term stays or co-working spaces. They also have an
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