Zynga CEO says this is the next big catalyst for mobile gaming

Zynga CEO says this is the next big catalyst for mobile gaming

If you're a mobile games fan, you can expect "bigger, better and badder" franchises coming down the line thanks to 5G. That's according to Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga, whose claim to fame resided with its Facebook-based games like "'Farmville" before it transitioned to creating its own mobile gaming services and brands. Gibeau told CNBC…
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologizes to family, friends in first statement since sex solicitation arrest

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologizes to family, friends in first statement since...

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized to his family, friends and fans and vowed to regain their confidence and respect in his first public statement since being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution as part of a human-trafficking probe in South Florida. His statement, below, comes after prosecutors offered Kraft a deal on…
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ was the most profitable movie of 2017—here’s how much ‘Us’ would have to earn to beat it

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ was the most profitable movie of 2017—here’s how much ‘Us’...

The writer, director and comedian spoke with Indie Wire about the difference in budget negotiations the second time around. "The cards were kind of in my hands," Peele says. "It didn't feel like an audition. It was me telling them, 'This is what I want to do, this is where I want to do it,…
Failed Alzheimer’s trial leaves families and patients heartbroken. Medical community reels

Failed Alzheimer’s trial leaves families and patients heartbroken. Medical community reels

Even though recent experimental treatments haven't produced any new drugs, they still have helped researchers learn more about the brain and the disease, Snyder said. Scientists are starting to understand that a person's brain starts to change about a decade or so before they're diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "We are absolutely committed to making sure…
Trump golfs as nation waits for Mueller findings

Trump golfs as nation waits for Mueller findings

President Donald Trump is on the golf course in Florida a day after special counsel Robert Mueller closed his 22-month-long Russia investigation with no new charges. Mueller delivered his long-awaited report Friday to the Justice Department, which was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said…
Could charitable giving become a tax law casualty?

Could charitable giving become a tax law casualty?

One way to accomplish this is with a donor-advised fund, which lets you make a charitable contribution and receive an immediate tax break for the full donation, and then recommend grants from the fund to your favorite charities over time. For example, instead of giving $5,000 to charity annually, accelerate the gift by giving $10,000…
The 15 American jobs where salaries are rising the fastest

The 15 American jobs where salaries are rising the fastest

For many Americans, wages have remained relatively stagnant in recent years, rising only between 2 and 3 percent per year since 2013, Pew Research Center reported in August. After accounting for inflation, today's wages have around the same purchasing power they did 40 years ago. But in certain professions, salaries have recently grown much faster.…
Niall Ferguson: Strong economy is ‘real tailwind’ for Trump and GOP in 2020

Niall Ferguson: Strong economy is ‘real tailwind’ for Trump and GOP in 2020

Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, says he thinks a recession in 2019 is unlikely if inflation stays in check, gives his opinion on how the 2020 election will pan out, and talks about how to improve the state of our economy. "It's certainly way too early to start writing the obituaries…
JP Morgan International chairman on Fed’s rates policy: ‘It’s not a U-turn’

JP Morgan International chairman on Fed’s rates policy: ‘It’s not a U-turn’

U.S. stocks initially rallied as traders welcomed the Fed's easier monetary stance, which typically supports stock prices. But share subsequently tumbled as investors grew increasingly wary of the central bank's cautious economic projections. But Frenkel told CNBC's Martin Soong at the China Development Forum in Beijing on Saturday that the Fed revised its economic assessment…
Trump’s ‘economic illiteracy’ caused the US-China trade war, says professor

Trump’s ‘economic illiteracy’ caused the US-China trade war, says professor

The trade war between the U.S. and China — which has threatened global growth — was a result of "economic illiteracy" on the part of President Donald Trump, according to an economics professor at Columbia University. Trump has on many occasions said the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China is a sign that America…

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