‘Game of Thrones’ nabs record 32 Emmy Award nominations, including best drama series, in final season

The HBO show earned a record 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, including best drama series. Dinklage is the only “Game of Thrones” actor to win an Emmy for his performance in the series. He has taken home three trophies in the supporting actor category for his role of Tyrion Lannister. Here are just some of the awards “Game of Thrones” is nominated for:Lead Actress in a Drama Series:Emilia Clarke — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)Lead Actor in a Drama Series:Kit Harington — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)Outstandi


The HBO show earned a record 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, including best drama series. Dinklage is the only “Game of Thrones” actor to win an Emmy for his performance in the series. He has taken home three trophies in the supporting actor category for his role of Tyrion Lannister. Here are just some of the awards “Game of Thrones” is nominated for:Lead Actress in a Drama Series:Emilia Clarke — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)Lead Actor in a Drama Series:Kit Harington — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)Outstandi
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'Game of Thrones' nabs record 32 Emmy Award nominations, including best drama series, in final season

Actors Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke on the set of the eighth season of Game of Thrones.

The battle for the Iron Throne may have ended — in flames — but the cast and crew of “Game of Thrones” aren’t done fighting. At least, when it comes to the 2019 Emmy Awards.

The HBO show earned a record 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, including best drama series. The record had been held by “NYPD Blue,” which had 27 nominations in 1994.

Despite mixed reviews for its final six episodes, “Game of Thrones” now has 160 Emmy nominations under its belt since it debuted in 2011 and a whopping 47 wins.

The show’s awards range from acting nods to special effects achievements. Notably, “Game of Thrones” earned four nominations in the supporting actress in a drama series category — Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams — as well as three nominations in the supporting actor category — Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage.

Carice van Houten was recognized as a guest actress for her role as Melisandre, and Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington also scored their first nominations in the lead categories, having previously been nominated as supporting actors.

Dinklage is the only “Game of Thrones” actor to win an Emmy for his performance in the series. He has taken home three trophies in the supporting actor category for his role of Tyrion Lannister. He had been nominated for every season in which he has appeared, garnering eight nominations for the part in total.

The nods for “Game of Thrones” are just a part of HBO’s massive Emmy nomination haul. The network scored 137 nominations for its shows and limited series, including “Chernobyl,” “Sharper Objects,” “Veep” and “Barry.” Netflix was the next-highest network with 117 nominations.

Here are just some of the awards “Game of Thrones” is nominated for:

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Emilia Clarke — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Kit Harington — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series:

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Alfie Allen — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Peter Dinklage — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Gwendoline Christie — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Lena Headey — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Maisie Williams — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Sophie Turner — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

Carice van Houten — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

David Nutter — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Miguel Sapochnik — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series:

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

See the full list of nominees here.


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US viewership of the 2019 Women’s World Cup final was 22% higher than the 2018 men’s final

According to a statement from Fox Sports, citing data from Nielsen, approximately 14.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the final match on television, compared to 11.4 million for the 2018 Men’s World Cup Final, a 22% U.S. viewership boost. The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final in Canada aired at night in the U.S., while the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final in France aired earlier in the day. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final also had to compete for viewers with the Men’s Concacaf Gold Cup final and


According to a statement from Fox Sports, citing data from Nielsen, approximately 14.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the final match on television, compared to 11.4 million for the 2018 Men’s World Cup Final, a 22% U.S. viewership boost. The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final in Canada aired at night in the U.S., while the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final in France aired earlier in the day. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final also had to compete for viewers with the Men’s Concacaf Gold Cup final and
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US viewership of the 2019 Women's World Cup final was 22% higher than the 2018 men's final

On Sunday, a crowd of nearly 60,000 people gathered at France’s Parc Olympique Lyonnais to watch as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.

Back in the U.S., millions more were watching. According to a statement from Fox Sports, citing data from Nielsen, approximately 14.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the final match on television, compared to 11.4 million for the 2018 Men’s World Cup Final, a 22% U.S. viewership boost.

Fox Sports’ statement reports that online streaming viewership peaked at roughly 20 million, making it the most-watched soccer match on English-language television, men’s or women’s, in the U.S. since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which delivered 25.4 million viewers.

According to CNN, an additional 1.6 million viewers watched the final match in Spanish on Telemundo.

The 2015 Women’s World Cup Final in Canada aired at night in the U.S., while the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final in France aired earlier in the day. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final also had to compete for viewers with the Men’s Concacaf Gold Cup final and the Men’s Copa América final, which both took place on Sunday as well.

USWNT captain Megan Rapinoe called the scheduling of all three matches on the same day “ridiculous and disappointing. ”

Despite these challenges, the 2019 championship game set a record for online streaming for Fox Sports. The match delivered an average minute audience of 289,000 viewers for the network — up 402% from the 2015 Women’s World Cup — making it the most-streamed women’s final in history.

Fox Sports reports that 17.8 million people viewed the 2019 final match on social media, an increase of 18% on Twitter and YouTube, compared to the men’s final in 2018.

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. women’s soccer games have generated more revenue for the USSF than U.S. men’s games over the past three years, and according to Nike, the 2019 women’s stadium home jersey is the top-selling soccer jersey, men’s or women’s, ever sold on Nike.com in one season.


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Women’s World Cup draws better ratings than last year’s men’s final, as equal pay debate rages on

Last year’s men’s final scored an 8.3/21. The game was the best-rated U.S. soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which the U.S. team also won. The U.S. women’s national soccer team has typically performed better than the men’s team. The men’s team has yet to make it to a World Cup final and did not qualify for the 2018 tournament. The women stand to earn a total of $260,869 each for their World Cup victory, just 23% of the $1,114,429 each of the men would have earned if th


Last year’s men’s final scored an 8.3/21. The game was the best-rated U.S. soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which the U.S. team also won. The U.S. women’s national soccer team has typically performed better than the men’s team. The men’s team has yet to make it to a World Cup final and did not qualify for the 2018 tournament. The women stand to earn a total of $260,869 each for their World Cup victory, just 23% of the $1,114,429 each of the men would have earned if th
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Women's World Cup draws better ratings than last year's men's final, as equal pay debate rages on

Alex Morgan of the USA is fouled by Stefanie Van der Gragt of the Netherlands leading to a penalty during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France.

Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final, in which the U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0, pulled in significantly better television ratings in the U.S. than the 2018 men’s final between France and Croatia, according to statistics released Monday by Fox Sports, which aired the match.

The women’s final scored a 10.0/27 from television ratings firm Nielsen — meaning that 10% of all U.S. households with televisions watched the game and 27% of all households with televisions in the U.S. that were watching television at the time of the game watched the game. Last year’s men’s final scored an 8.3/21.

The game was the best-rated U.S. soccer telecast since the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which the U.S. team also won. That game brought in 25.4 million total viewers, a record high in the U.S., and aired in prime time, according to Variety. Sunday’s match aired at 11 a.m. ET.

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has typically performed better than the men’s team. Sunday’s championship was the team’s fourth World Cup victory, a FIFA record. The men’s team has yet to make it to a World Cup final and did not qualify for the 2018 tournament.

The women’s team has also been a bigger revenue-generator for the United States Soccer Federation than the men’s team since their 2015 victory, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited audited USSF financial reports.

Despite the team’s high ratings, performance and revenue, the women’s team will make much less from their World Cup win than the U.S. men’s team would have if they had won their championship.

The women stand to earn a total of $260,869 each for their World Cup victory, just 23% of the $1,114,429 each of the men would have earned if they won the World Cup, according to The Guardian.

This, and other alleged resource disparities, prompted the women’s team to sue the USSF in March. The USSF has responded by saying the pay differences are based on the “aggregate revenue generated by the different teams and/or any other factor other than sex.”

The FIFA prize for the women’s championship also pales in comparison to the prize on the men’s side. The U.S. women’s team won $4 million for the match, in comparison with $38 million for last year’s men’s champion, according to The New York Times.

The team’s winning streak has helped fuel sales of merchandise, including Nike sports jerseys. Nike said jersey sales have surged 200% compared with the last tournament four years ago.

Team captain Megan Rapinoe called for pay equality during a postgame press conference.

“We put on … the most incredible show that you could ever ask for. We can’t do anything more to impress more, to be better ambassadors, to take on more, to play better, to do anything,” she said. “It’s time to move that conversation forward to the next step.”

At another press conference, she said the prize money gap from FIFA is “not fair.”

The U.S. women’s team attracted controversy during the World Cup after a video interview, recorded in January, surfaced in which Rapinoe, using an expletive, refused to consider visiting the White House if the team won and questioned whether the team would even be invited.

President Donald Trump fired back with a three-tweet response in which he said “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!” He also said he’d invite the entire U.S. team to the White House, “win or lose.”


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Deutsche Bank ‘very confident’ new job cuts will be its final restructuring drive

Deutsche Bank may have gone through a number of strategy overhauls in recent years, but its chief financial officer told CNBC Sunday that the bank is determined this new round of restructuring will be its last. “We are very confident this is the final restructuring for this organization. We’re looking forward, frankly, to having that behind us and (to) focus on our core business going forward,” James von Moltke told CNBC’s Annette Weisbach in Frankfurt. The bank aims to reduce adjusted costs by


Deutsche Bank may have gone through a number of strategy overhauls in recent years, but its chief financial officer told CNBC Sunday that the bank is determined this new round of restructuring will be its last. “We are very confident this is the final restructuring for this organization. We’re looking forward, frankly, to having that behind us and (to) focus on our core business going forward,” James von Moltke told CNBC’s Annette Weisbach in Frankfurt. The bank aims to reduce adjusted costs by
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Deutsche Bank 'very confident' new job cuts will be its final restructuring drive

Deutsche Bank may have gone through a number of strategy overhauls in recent years, but its chief financial officer told CNBC Sunday that the bank is determined this new round of restructuring will be its last.

“We are very confident this is the final restructuring for this organization. We’re looking forward, frankly, to having that behind us and (to) focus on our core business going forward,” James von Moltke told CNBC’s Annette Weisbach in Frankfurt.

The German lender announced Sunday that it will pull out of its global equities sales and trading operations, scale back its investment banking and slash thousands of jobs as part of a sweeping restructuring plan to improve profitability.

Deutsche will cut 18,000 jobs for a global headcount of around 74,000 employees by 2022. The bank aims to reduce adjusted costs by a quarter to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) over the next several years.

“Job cuts are painful for us all. They are unfortunately a necessary by-product of the reorientation of the organization. Geographically it’s actually relatively broadly spread,” he said.

“Those are plans that have been underway for some time and of course in the restructuring or realignment of our investment bank there’ll be significant cuts there as well principally falling, of course, in equity sales and trading with the announcement that we are going to exit entirely, but also to some degree in the FICC (fixed income, commodities and currencies) organization,” von Moltke added.

He said that the bank’s board has been working hard to set goals that are achievable so that there are no more rounds of job cuts and the bank can come back to profitability.

“Over the past year or so we’ve been quite deliberately trying to set near-term goals that we could hit deliver on our promises and build from there. That’s absolutely how we approach this, he said, reiterating that the board were determined for this to be the last round of restructuring needed.


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Today is the Women’s World Cup final between the US and Netherlands—here’s how much money is on the line

Today, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is set to compete against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. This World Cup, 24 teams competed in France for their share of $30 million in prize money from FIFA — which is just 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize of $400 million in 2018. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the USWNT’s contract guarantees a player will receive $3,000 for each qualification game they win (since they won all five that’s a total of $1


Today, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is set to compete against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. This World Cup, 24 teams competed in France for their share of $30 million in prize money from FIFA — which is just 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize of $400 million in 2018. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the USWNT’s contract guarantees a player will receive $3,000 for each qualification game they win (since they won all five that’s a total of $1
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Today is the Women's World Cup final between the US and Netherlands—here's how much money is on the line

Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States celebrates scoring during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France quarter-final match between France and the United States at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France.

Today, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is set to compete against Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. This World Cup, 24 teams competed in France for their share of $30 million in prize money from FIFA — which is just 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize of $400 million in 2018. The team that wins the World Cup on Sunday will split $4 million of these funds, but there’s more than just FIFA money on the line in today’s championship. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, the USWNT’s contract guarantees a player will receive $3,000 for each qualification game they win (since they won all five that’s a total of $15,000); a $37,500 bonus for qualifying for the World Cup; $37,500 for making the final US World Cup roster; and $110,000 if they win the whole World Cup — a potential grand total of $200,000 each.

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) of United States protest during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Spain and USA at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 24, 2019 in Reims, France. Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In contrast, had the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) qualified for the 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup, which the team did not, players would have received $108,695 each. Had the team won all of their 16 qualifying games, made the final World Cup roster and won the World Cup, USMNT players would have been paid a total of over $1.1 million each. The USWNT’s contract also reportedly includes an agreement that each player be paid $60,869 for a four-game victory tour, should they win the World Cup. Women’s team players received nothing for advancing to the knockout stages of the World Cup, while U.S. men’s team players would have earned $329,376 for the same accomplishment, according to The Guardian. This soccer pay gap exists despite the profitability of the USWNT. According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. women’s soccer games have generated more revenue for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) than U.S. men’s games over the past three years, and according to Nike, the 2019 women’s stadium home jersey is the top-selling soccer jersey, men’s or women’s, ever sold on Nike.com in one season. In 2016, five U.S. women’s players filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in March, 28 members of the USWNT filed a lawsuit against the USSF for gender discrimination and unequal pay. In June, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation, reported that USSF and the USWNT have “tentatively agreed to pursue mediation after the World Cup ends.”

Wendie Renard #3 of France celebrates her goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group A match between Nigeria and France at Roazhon Park on June 17, 2019 in Rennes, France. Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images


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Feds block tax breaks for donating to these charitable state funds

designer491 | iStock | Getty ImagesIn turn, those taxpayers could then write off the payment as a charitable deduction on their federal income tax return. For instance, if you received an 85% state tax credit for making your donation, you would only be able to claim 15% of your contribution on your federal tax return. More from Personal Finance:What you should know about new IRS tax withholding form’Jeopardy!’ Slowing donationsFor example, the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund offers a total


designer491 | iStock | Getty ImagesIn turn, those taxpayers could then write off the payment as a charitable deduction on their federal income tax return. For instance, if you received an 85% state tax credit for making your donation, you would only be able to claim 15% of your contribution on your federal tax return. More from Personal Finance:What you should know about new IRS tax withholding form’Jeopardy!’ Slowing donationsFor example, the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund offers a total
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Feds block tax breaks for donating to these charitable state funds

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department have issued final rules blocking certain states’ attempts to work around the new $10,000 cap for state and local tax deductions. After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 imposed a $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions that itemizers could claim on their federal return, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut responded with a workaround. Those states passed legislation that would allow municipalities to create charitable funds to pay for local services and offer property tax credits to incentivize homeowners to give.

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In turn, those taxpayers could then write off the payment as a charitable deduction on their federal income tax return. The IRS and Treasury barred this move in their final rule, saying that receipt of a state or local tax credit in return for making such a contribution would constitute a “quid pro quo.” The net effect is to reduce the federal deduction a taxpayer can claim for the charitable contribution. For instance, if you received an 85% state tax credit for making your donation, you would only be able to claim 15% of your contribution on your federal tax return. The new rule also has a chilling effect on pre-existing plans in other states, where residents have received tax credits for donating to school voucher programs. More from Personal Finance:

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This tax strategy for massive IRAs is on its way out There are more than 100 existing state charitable tax-credit plans in 33 states, a research paper authored by a group of tax law professors found. These programs range from conservation easements to private school tuition scholarships. “The private school organizations were asking for full-scale carveouts for themselves; they wanted to be exempt if the program was designed to benefit private entities instead of public ones,” said Carl Davis, research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. “The IRS stuck to its guns with a broad regulation that treats donations to all these entities the same way,” he said.

Slowing donations

For example, the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund offers a total of $30 million in state tax credits each year. Individuals may donate the equivalent of up to 50% of their state income tax liability, up to $50,000. Alabamans get back a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their state return. Ambiguity around the federal tax treatment of these donations has led to a slowdown in giving since the 2019 funding cycle started on Jan. 1, according to Lesley Searcy, executive director of the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

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Taxpayers who give to the Exceptional SC program in South Carolina, a scholarship fund for children with exceptional needs, have also been hesitant this year, said Chad Connelly, executive director of that program. South Carolinians who give to the program can claim a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state income tax , up to 60 percent of their tax liability for that year. Whether the final rule will ultimately deter people from donating to these funds remains to be seen. “If you’re really passionate about private school vouchers in Georgia, you donate and you still get 100% of your donation back,” said Davis. “You just won’t get a federal tax deduction on top of it.”

A fight with the IRS

The IRS and Treasury proposed this rule last year, giving it an effective date of Aug. 27, 2018. If you made a contribution to a state fund after that date and then claimed it on your 2018 federal tax return as a charitable donation, you’re risking a showdown with the IRS, said Daniel Rosen, partner in the North America Tax Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie. “If the final regulations are issued with the retroactive date of Aug. 27, 2018, you’ll have to report on your return that you’re taking a position that’s inconsistent with the regulation,” he said. “You’ve bought yourself a fight,” Rosen said.

Certainly losing a federal benefit is significant to anyone looking to make a contribution to a state charitable fund. Daniel Rosen partner at Baker & McKenzie

Though some commenters asked Treasury and the IRS to push back the effective date to 2019 or 2020, the agencies stuck with the original Aug. 27, 2018 date. “If the proposed applicability date had not been contemporaneous with the proposed regulations, the Treasury Department and the IRS believe that taxpayers would have engaged in significant tax planning in advance of the regulations being finalized, resulting in a significant loss of revenue,” the agencies said in the final regulation.


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James Holzhauer made an uncharacteristically low bet on his last Final Jeopardy, but it was actually a brilliant strategy

In the minute-long video, Holzhauer and competitor Emma Boettcher both correctly answer the Final Jeopardy question, but Boettcher pulls out the win, having wagered more money. Holzhauer bet an uncharacteristically low amount — only $1,399 — bringing his game total to $24,799. So, why did Holzhauer bet so little on the Final Jeopardy question? “I knew I could only win if Emma missed Final Jeopardy, as there was no way she wouldn’t bet to cover my all-in bet,” Holzhauer told The Action Network on


In the minute-long video, Holzhauer and competitor Emma Boettcher both correctly answer the Final Jeopardy question, but Boettcher pulls out the win, having wagered more money. Holzhauer bet an uncharacteristically low amount — only $1,399 — bringing his game total to $24,799. So, why did Holzhauer bet so little on the Final Jeopardy question? “I knew I could only win if Emma missed Final Jeopardy, as there was no way she wouldn’t bet to cover my all-in bet,” Holzhauer told The Action Network on
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James Holzhauer made an uncharacteristically low bet on his last Final Jeopardy, but it was actually a brilliant strategy

This image made from video aired on “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows James Holzhauer.

It’s official, James Holzhauer has finally lost “Jeopardy!.”

The 34-year-old professional sports gambler’s winning streak comes to an end Monday night, according to leaked footage of the episode and confirmation from the man himself. Holzhauer walked away with $2.46 million, just $59,000 shy of the all-time winnings record held by Ken Jennings from 2004.

In the minute-long video, Holzhauer and competitor Emma Boettcher both correctly answer the Final Jeopardy question, but Boettcher pulls out the win, having wagered more money.

Holzhauer bet an uncharacteristically low amount — only $1,399 — bringing his game total to $24,799. Boettcher, on the other hand, bet a whopping $20,201 on the question, bringing her total to $46,801.

So, why did Holzhauer bet so little on the Final Jeopardy question?

“I knew I could only win if Emma missed Final Jeopardy, as there was no way she wouldn’t bet to cover my all-in bet,” Holzhauer told The Action Network on Monday. “So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out. Betting big would have looked good for the cameras, but now I turn my straight bet (Emma misses) into a parlay (Emma misses and I get it right).”

Holzhauer went on to explain that if he had doubled down, wagering all of his money, and gotten the question correct, he would have only been at $46,800. For comparison, if Boettcher had doubled down and correctly answered she would have earned $53,200. Instead, she bet a strategic $20,201, earning a final amount of $46,801, one dollar more than what Holzhauer would have won had he bet it all.

Knowing the odds were not in his favor for first place, Holzhauer decided to protect himself against coming in third place. If the other contestant, who had $11,000 at the start of Final Jeopardy had doubled down and was correct, he would have earned $22,000 as his final score.

Holzhauer bet $1,399, the exact amount he’d need to still come in second place should his answer have been incorrect.

The sports gambler had become known for employing an aggressive strategy when selecting boxes on the board at the start of each game. While many contestants would typically work their way through a single category, starting with the least valuable answer and moving to the most valuable tiles, Holzhauer did something different. He would go across the bottom of the board, picking out the highest valued boxes for each category. With correct answers, he was able to amass money quickly before stumbling on the Daily Double squares, which would allow him to bet a large portion of his winnings. It’s part of the reason he was able to tally more than $130,000 in a single game, a record.

“I lost to a really top-level competitor,” Holzhauer said, in an interview with the New York Times. “She played a perfect game. And that was what it took to beat me.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-06-03  Authors: sarah whitten
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Stocks fall following a sell-off in the final hour on news US-China trade talks have stalled

Stocks closed lower on Friday after CNBC reported that trade talks between China and the U.S. have stalled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 98.68 points at 25,764 while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,859.53. The report sent the Dow back into negative territory in the final hour of trading, erasing a gain of about 30 points. Apple shares fell 0.6%, bringing its weekly losses to 4.1%. Shares of Huawei U.S. suppliers like Qualcomm, Qorvo and Micron Technology fell 1.6%, 6.1% and 3.4


Stocks closed lower on Friday after CNBC reported that trade talks between China and the U.S. have stalled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 98.68 points at 25,764 while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,859.53. The report sent the Dow back into negative territory in the final hour of trading, erasing a gain of about 30 points. Apple shares fell 0.6%, bringing its weekly losses to 4.1%. Shares of Huawei U.S. suppliers like Qualcomm, Qorvo and Micron Technology fell 1.6%, 6.1% and 3.4
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Stocks fall following a sell-off in the final hour on news US-China trade talks have stalled

Stocks closed lower on Friday after CNBC reported that trade talks between China and the U.S. have stalled.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 98.68 points at 25,764 while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,859.53. The Nasdaq Composite was down 1% at 7,816.28. It was also the fourth straight weekly drop for the Dow.

Sources told CNBC’s Kayla Tausche that scheduling discussions for further trade talks have been put on hold since the Trump administration has increased scrutiny of Chinese telecom companies. A U.S. delegation had been invited to Beijing earlier this week.

The report sent the Dow back into negative territory in the final hour of trading, erasing a gain of about 30 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were further knocked down.

Apple shares fell 0.6%, bringing its weekly losses to 4.1%. Caterpillar shares also closed lower.

Earlier this week, the administration made it harder for U.S. companies to do business with Huawei, a giant telecommunications company in China. U.S. firms that want to do business with Huawei must now have a license. Shares of Huawei U.S. suppliers like Qualcomm, Qorvo and Micron Technology fell 1.6%, 6.1% and 3.4%, respectively.

“Through any lens, this is a broadside against the Chinese government, which is generally considered to be the beneficial owner of Huawei,” said Tom Essaye, founder of The Sevens Report, in a note. “This obviously ups the ante in the US-China trade war as the stakes are growing. At this point, it’s unclear how China will respond, but some sort of response is expected.”

China has also ratcheted up its rhetoric on trade with the U.S.

Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday, according to state-run news agency Xinhua, that the U.S. is exhibiting “bullying behavior” with its latest moves on the trade front, noting it is “regrettable that the U.S. side unilaterally escalated trade disputes, which resulted in severe negotiating setbacks.”

The U.S. hiked tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods last week while China retaliated Monday with higher levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

“People are now coming to grips with the fact that this is going to take a long time,” said Tom Martin, senior portfolio manager at Globalt. “I think we’re going to get more volatility, but generally it makes sense for the market to be where it is right now.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-05-17  Authors: fred imbert, arjun kharpal
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Over 300,000 disappointed fans sign petition to remake the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

A petition to call on HBO to remake the eighth and the final season of “Game of Thrones” with new writers has surpassed a quarter of a million signatures. The online petition was launched last Thursday, but gained traction on Wednesday when it went from 15,000 signatures to more than 250,000 in less than 24 hours. It had reached 304,940 signatures at 6:30 a.m.


A petition to call on HBO to remake the eighth and the final season of “Game of Thrones” with new writers has surpassed a quarter of a million signatures. The online petition was launched last Thursday, but gained traction on Wednesday when it went from 15,000 signatures to more than 250,000 in less than 24 hours. It had reached 304,940 signatures at 6:30 a.m.
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Over 300,000 disappointed fans sign petition to remake the final season of 'Game of Thrones'

A petition to call on HBO to remake the eighth and the final season of “Game of Thrones” with new writers has surpassed a quarter of a million signatures.

The online petition was launched last Thursday, but gained traction on Wednesday when it went from 15,000 signatures to more than 250,000 in less than 24 hours.

It had reached 304,940 signatures at 6:30 a.m. ET.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-05-16  Authors: chloe taylor
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Facebook says the FTC privacy inquiry could cost as much as $5 billion

Facebook took a $3 billion charge due to the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into its business, the company disclosed in its first quarter 2019 earnings report. Facebook estimated the final charge could be as much as $5 billion for the company. “The matter remains unresolved, and there can be no assurance as to the timing or the terms of any final outcome,” the company wrote in its release. The FTC launched an investigation into Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, probing wh


Facebook took a $3 billion charge due to the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into its business, the company disclosed in its first quarter 2019 earnings report. Facebook estimated the final charge could be as much as $5 billion for the company. “The matter remains unresolved, and there can be no assurance as to the timing or the terms of any final outcome,” the company wrote in its release. The FTC launched an investigation into Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, probing wh
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Facebook says the FTC privacy inquiry could cost as much as $5 billion

Facebook took a $3 billion charge due to the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into its business, the company disclosed in its first quarter 2019 earnings report. Facebook estimated the final charge could be as much as $5 billion for the company.

“The matter remains unresolved, and there can be no assurance as to the timing or the terms of any final outcome,” the company wrote in its release.

The FTC launched an investigation into Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, probing whether Facebook violated a 2011 agreement it made with the agency that required it to gain explicit consent to share users data. Although the FTC has previously declined to confirm the status of the investigation, The Washington Post reported in January that the agency is considering a “record-setting fine” against the company for failing to protect users’ data.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-24  Authors: lauren feiner, niall carson, pa images, getty images
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