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Nobel Prize-winning Economist Paul Krugman on Tax Reform, Trump, and Bitcoin

Business Insider recently caught up with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to talk taxes, Trump, and bitcoin. Krugman is skeptical about the effects of the Trump administration’s tax plan. “Will workers see their wages increase in a way that anyone will notice over the next five years? No,” he said. He expressed concern about some of the candidates for the Fed board, such as Marvin Goodfriend. Krugman said any disruption of NAFTA could be a “hugely costly thing.” He also said that bitcoin is an…

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Tim Ferriss Explains Why Everyone Should Try Meditating

Tim Ferriss, the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” and “Tribe of Mentors,” used to be skeptical of and completely avoid meditation. Now he’s a firm believer in it. The following is a transcript of the video. Tim Ferris: My name is Tim Ferriss, angel investor and author of books including “The 4-Hour Workweek” and the latest, “Tribe of Mentors.” So, meditation has a branding problem. Yeah … a lot of people would think of yoga instructors playing didgeridoos, swinging dream-catchers over their heads, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong in…

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23 May 2011 Knight Capital Group rings the NYSE Closing Bell

Executives and guests from Knight Capital Group visit the NYSE to celebrate the company’s first anniversary of its common stock transferring and commencing trading on the NYSE as well as on the Professional Segment of the Paris market of NYSE Euronext on May 25, 2010. In honor of the occasion, Thomas M. Joyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Knight Capital Group, Inc. and Bob Hurley Sr., Coach of Jersey City, N.J.’s Saint Anthony High School Friars championship basketball team ring The Closing BellSM. Knight Capital Group (NYSE Euronext: KCG) Knight…

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Pete Souza Recalls Sandy Hook — The Worst Day Of Obama’s Presidency

Former chief official White House photographer Pete Souza, author of “Obama: An Intimate Portrait,” describes what it was like to photograph Obama immediately following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Following is a transcript of the video.  Pete Souza: My name is Pete Souza, I was the chief official photographer for President Obama. To set the scene a little bit, it was about a month since he had been reelected to a second term, so there was that sort of afterglow that was still being felt, I think,…

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How To Pay Less For Your International Flights

Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights has traveled around the world. Here’s his trick for paying what the locals pay when flying out of the country. Following is a transcript of the video. Scott Keyes: My name is Scott Keyes. I’m the CEO and co-founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights. Let’s say you’re looking to go both to Johannesburg and Cape Town. If you are searching on Kayak, you’ve put in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, look for that flight price. It might be — let’s say it’s like $200….

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Business Insider Writer Talks About Their Tarot Card Experience

A writer for Business Insider named Louis Baragona went to have his tarot cards read, seeking dating advice. He wrote, “I sighed heavily and sat down as the reader, an older woman with blonde hair, told me that she liked my shirt… ‘When will I meet someone new?’ I asked. A soon as she pulled the first card from the pile, she began to tell me a few different things, ‘you need a year. You’re ex, was he a businessman? Smooth talker? Made big promises but couldn’t deliver. Baragona was…

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Why bitcoin checks all the boxes of a bubble

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget discusses the meteoric rise of bitcoin. He references a recent research note published by former Merrill Lynch chief investment strategist Richard Bernstein, who refers to the cryptocurrency as “bitcon.” Blodget walks through Bernstein’s assertion the bitcoin meets all five characteristics of a bubble: available liquidity, leverage, democratization, new issues and turnover. The good news for bitcoin speculators is that Bernstein thinks the rally will continue until the Fed siphons off liquidity. Business Insider editor-at-large Sara Silverstein, who is generally a bitcoin enthusiast, recognizes that it…

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This $2,800 Bento Box Contains Nine Pounds Of Wagyu Beef

Following is a transcript of the video. This $2,800 Japanese bento box comes with nine pounds of beef. Bento boxes typically contain well-balanced Japanese cuisine. Delivery service Gochikuru is taking the bento box to the next level. The cow-shaped box contains premium wagyu beef. You get slices of cooked sirloin, prime rib, brisket, tongue, and more. It’s all arranged over rice. Plenty of dipping sauces to go around. It’s only deliverable in Japan. The delivery process takes two weeks. If you’re a meat lover, it may be worth it. ————————————————– Follow BI Video…

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What Shaq Learned From The Failures Of ‘Kazaam’ And ‘Shaq Fu’

With career earnings that totaled $292 million and millions more from endorsement deals and movie roles, Shaquille O’Neal is undoubtedly one of the most successful sports and entertainment personalities of all time. He has, however, had a few stumbles along the way. In 1994, he starred in a video game called “Shaq Fu,” which was released on Sega and Nintendo consoles. The magazine Nintendo Power voted “Shaq Fu” to be the third worst of all time. In 1996, Shaq got his first starring role in a movie as a rapping…

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