Rep. Peter King, a 14-term New York congressman, joins GOP retirement wave

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Thursday, May 29, 2014. New York Rep. Peter King says he will not seek reelection in 2020. The 14-term Republican congressman says in a Facebook post on Monday morning that the “prime reason” behind his decision was the commute. The 75-year-old King says he and his wife want “flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.” At least 20 House Republicans have announce


Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
New York Rep. Peter King says he will not seek reelection in 2020.
The 14-term Republican congressman says in a Facebook post on Monday morning that the “prime reason” behind his decision was the commute.
The 75-year-old King says he and his wife want “flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.”
At least 20 House Republicans have announce
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Rep. Peter King, a 14-term New York congressman, joins GOP retirement wave

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

New York Rep. Peter King says he will not seek reelection in 2020.

The 14-term Republican congressman says in a Facebook post on Monday morning that the “prime reason” behind his decision was the commute.

He’s represented parts of Long Island since 1993.

The 75-year-old King says he and his wife want “flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.”

He is the former chair of the House Homeland Security Committee.

King currently represents the 2nd District of New York.

At least 20 House Republicans have announced they will not seek reelection. Three other GOP lawmakers have resigned.


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Wall Street regulator probes Goldman over allegations of sexist credit decisions at Apple Card

A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on at the company’s post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The New York Department of Financial Services is launching an investigation into Goldman Sachs’ credit card practices after a tech entrepreneur accused the bank’s Apple Credit Card algorithm of discriminating against women when determining credit card limits. The tweet thread immediately gained traction online and received a comment from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who alleged that Apple Card g


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The New York Department of Financial Services is launching an investigation into Goldman Sachs’ credit card practices after a tech entrepreneur accused the bank’s Apple Credit Card algorithm of discriminating against women when determining credit card limits.
The tweet thread immediately gained traction online and received a comment from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who alleged that Apple Card g
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Wall Street regulator probes Goldman over allegations of sexist credit decisions at Apple Card

A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on at the company’s post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The New York Department of Financial Services is launching an investigation into Goldman Sachs’ credit card practices after a tech entrepreneur accused the bank’s Apple Credit Card algorithm of discriminating against women when determining credit card limits.

David Heinemeier Hansson condemned Apple Card for providing him a credit limit that is 20 times higher than his wife, even though the couple files joint tax returns and his wife has a higher credit score than him.

Even when Hansson’s wife paid off her low credit limit in full, the card wouldn’t approve her spending until the next billing period, he wrote in a series of tweets starting on Thursday. He didn’t disclose their respective income information.

“DFS is troubled to learn of potential discriminatory treatment in regards to credit limit decisions reportedly made by an algorithm of Apple Card, issued by Goldman Sachs,” said a spokesman for Linda Lacewell, the superintendent of the NY DFS.

“The Department will be conducting an investigation to determine whether New York law was violated and ensure all consumers are treated equally regardless of sex.”

The tweet thread immediately gained traction online and received a comment from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who alleged that Apple Card gave him 10 times the credit limit that his wife got.

“We have no separate bank or credit card accounts or any separate assets,” Wozniak tweeted. “Hard to get to a human for a correction though. It’s big tech in 2019.”

Goldman Sachs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hansson, the creator of the programming tool Ruby on Rails, said that after his complaints Goldman bumped up his wife’s credit limit without requesting any additional documentation or addressing the root of the issue. Goldman’s customer service representatives could not explain what happened, but repeatedly explained that “It’s just the algorithm,” according to Hansson.

“It does not matter what the intent of individual Apple reps are, it matters what THE ALGORITHM they’ve placed their complete faith in does,” Hansson wrote. “And what it does is discriminate.”

Congress has scrutinized the use of algorithms by lenders in credit decisions. The House Financial Services Committee in June held hearings on instances of bias against certain groups within algorithms, even when there was no intent to discriminate.

In most cases, the issue could stem from the fact that the Apple Card is only for individual accounts, not joint accounts, according to a person with knowledge of the issue. If Hansson’s wife is judged on her own income and is part of a high-earning and spending household, then her credit utilization could potentially look high relative to her own income, thus resulting in a low credit limit, the person said.

Hansson said he hopes that his situation will raise awareness of biases within black-box algorithms.


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This is best path to a successful business for military spouses, says financial expert and Navy wife

As any military spouse, we know orders can change in an instant. Tara Falcone ReisUp founderBy working outside of the home, you can put some separation between your personal and professional life. “These types of programs or initiatives are meant to lessen the burden military spouses when it comes to maintaining or continuing their career as they move around the world,” she said. LinkedIn also offers a free premium membership for one year to spouses through the Military Spouse Education & Career


As any military spouse, we know orders can change in an instant.
Tara Falcone ReisUp founderBy working outside of the home, you can put some separation between your personal and professional life.
“These types of programs or initiatives are meant to lessen the burden military spouses when it comes to maintaining or continuing their career as they move around the world,” she said.
LinkedIn also offers a free premium membership for one year to spouses through the Military Spouse Education & Career
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This is best path to a successful business for military spouses, says financial expert and Navy wife

Tara and John Falcone. Tara launched her own financial education company, ReisUp, after her husband was restationed in Japan at the end of 2015. Source; Tara Falcone

Holding a steady job may be tough if you are married to a member of the military. Since military families generally move every two to three years, the spouse finds herself or himself in several new homes throughout the service member’s career. “You move so frequently that you either face gaps on your resume or you have to constantly be reinventing yourself at every new duty station,” said certified financial planner Tara Falcone, founder of the financial education company ReisUP. She is also a former hedge fund analyst and is married to an officer in the U.S. Navy. That’s why starting your own business may be the answer. It was for Falcone, who began ReisUp after her husband was restationed in Japan at the end of 2015. “Being an entrepreneur as a military spouse gives some control over my professional trajectory and allows me to maintain professional stability, even though our personal lives can be chaotic,” she said. Here are Falcone’s five tips for those who wish to follow in her footsteps.

1. Join a co-working space

When Falcone started her business, the only real option for her was to have an office in the military house she shared with her husband. That created some tension, she said.

As any military spouse, we know orders can change in an instant. Tara Falcone ReisUp founder

By working outside of the home, you can put some separation between your personal and professional life. It also helps being around other people. “Being an entrepreneur, in general, can be very lonely. When you aren’t around like-minded people and are working a lot during the day, it can be even more isolating,” she said. More from Invest in You:

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Predatory lenders prey on military members. Avoid being victimized There are a number of companies that rent co-working office spaces. They usually include things like desks, chairs, printers and Wi-Fi. Look to see what is offered in your area, compare prices, and see what works best for your situation. The costs vary depending on location. Globally, the average price for a desk in 2019 is $187 a month, according to CoworkingInsights.com. The cost dropped from last year’s cost of $205 a month because of price competition in mature markets and the expansion of the spaces in second- and third-tier cities, the website explained. However, expect to spend a lot more in U.S. cities. For example, a “hot desk,” which is an open, nondedicated seat at WeWork, can go for more than $500 a month in New York, while one in Kansas City, Missouri, runs $190 to $340 a month. If it isn’t cost-effective to rent space or there isn’t anything available in your location, consider going to the library or a nearby coffee shop.

2. Take advantage of financial assistance

You may want to go back to school or need to get certain certifications in order to start your business. If that’s the case, make sure to look into different options that can help you cover the cost. Programs like the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship help pay for certifications, which Falcone said could give you more credibility in your industry. She paid for the education requirement of her CFP certification process with a MyCAA scholarship. “These types of programs or initiatives are meant to lessen the burden military spouses when it comes to maintaining or continuing their career as they move around the world,” she said.

There are more than $300 million in military and veteran-related scholarships and grants available, which are often overlooked by spouses, according to Military.com. Websites like Fastweb.com can help you sort through what’s out there. LinkedIn also offers a free premium membership for one year to spouses through the Military Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (MySECO) portal, Falcone noted.

3. Design your business to be mobile

Life in the military means things are constantly changing, so you should build your business to withstand the moves and retain professional stability. That could mean making your business completely online rather than one that is locally focused. For example, Falcone dispenses advice on her website through online courses and a blog. She also works with colleges around the country. It can also mean selling creations through an e-commerce site, hosting live workshops or events or offering your skills in person to people at your current duty station. “As any military spouse, we know orders can change in an instant. What you think may be happening six to 12 months down the road can look very different,” Falcone said. Being as mobile as possible “allows you to role with the punches and not be negatively impacted by last-minute changes that the military may make.”

4. Set time-bound goals for each location

Use each deployment or assignment as a steppingstone for your business by setting a goal for each location that could be snaring more customers within a set time period. Try to meet it before you move on to the next one. That will help keep you on track, Falcone said. “I like to leave every duty station feeling like I accomplished something or made a certain amount of progress,” she said.

5. Hire other entrepreneurial spouses


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‘Shark Tank’: This fighter-jet salesman quit 6-figure job to sell razors with ‘aerospace-grade engineering’

Patrick Coddou seemed to have an enviable life: A great wife, a great job with an impressive salary. I literally sold stealth-fighter jets for a living,” Patrick told the “Shark Tank” investors on Sunday’s episode. I saw my life 30 years in the future, and I saw myself still doing the same thing. “Something” was founding, with his wife Jennifer, Supply, a company that sells high end, patented single blade razors. “[We] use aerospace-grade engineering and a single, American-made blade that is sup


Patrick Coddou seemed to have an enviable life: A great wife, a great job with an impressive salary.
I literally sold stealth-fighter jets for a living,” Patrick told the “Shark Tank” investors on Sunday’s episode.
I saw my life 30 years in the future, and I saw myself still doing the same thing.
“Something” was founding, with his wife Jennifer, Supply, a company that sells high end, patented single blade razors.
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'Shark Tank': This fighter-jet salesman quit 6-figure job to sell razors with 'aerospace-grade engineering'

Patrick Coddou seemed to have an enviable life: A great wife, a great job with an impressive salary. But that’s not how he felt.

“I spent about a decade climbing the corporate ladder. I had a six-figure job. I literally sold stealth-fighter jets for a living,” Patrick told the “Shark Tank” investors on Sunday’s episode.

“On the outside, it looked like I had everything, but I hated waking up in the morning. I hated going to work. I went in and out of depression. It affected our marriage, and I became a person that I didn’t recognize anymore. I saw my life 30 years in the future, and I saw myself still doing the same thing. So I finally decided to do something about it.”

“Something” was founding, with his wife Jennifer, Supply, a company that sells high end, patented single blade razors.

“[We] use aerospace-grade engineering and a single, American-made blade that is supremely close [when shaving] and comfortable,” Patrick said during the episode.

The Coddous said they put their life-savings into Supply and quit their jobs to focus on the business.


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7Qs: How this money manager uses his military background to maximize returns

(This story is part of the Weekend Brief edition of the Evening Brief newsletter. To sign up for CNBC’s Evening Brief, click here.) For Dryden Pence, the backbone of his strategy comes from his military background. Pence runs Pence Wealth Management in Southern California with his wife, Laila. He also discussed some of his long-term stock picks and some of the challenges he sees in the current market.


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For Dryden Pence, the backbone of his strategy comes from his military background.
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He also discussed some of his long-term stock picks and some of the challenges he sees in the current market.
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7Qs: How this money manager uses his military background to maximize returns

(This story is part of the Weekend Brief edition of the Evening Brief newsletter. To sign up for CNBC’s Evening Brief, click here.)

There are several approaches to investing in capital markets that have yielded strong returns. For Dryden Pence, the backbone of his strategy comes from his military background.

Pence runs Pence Wealth Management in Southern California with his wife, Laila. He served in the Army for 22 years before retiring with the rank of full colonel. His wife is one of the highest-ranked financial planners in the U.S.

Pence spoke recently with CNBC over the phone about his early days in the finance industry and how he incorporates his military skillset in his investment approach, which has helped his firm’s assets under management grow to roughly $1.4 billion. He also discussed some of his long-term stock picks and some of the challenges he sees in the current market.

Here are seven questions with Pence:


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A former Omega employee defends Leon Cooperman against Elizabeth Warren: ‘She has dehumanized an admirable human being’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, despite her tenure as a Harvard Law School professor, needs to remember that advice. My firsthand experience over the course of several years working for Lee at Omega provides an answer to the combative tweet that Sen. Warren won’t like. The Coopermans also asked me repeatedly if the rest of my family was safe, knowing my wife worked near the towers. Sadly, Sen. Warren has violated Kant’s most basic teaching. Speaking as one professor to another, Sen. Warren needs to remem


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, despite her tenure as a Harvard Law School professor, needs to remember that advice.
My firsthand experience over the course of several years working for Lee at Omega provides an answer to the combative tweet that Sen. Warren won’t like.
The Coopermans also asked me repeatedly if the rest of my family was safe, knowing my wife worked near the towers.
Sadly, Sen. Warren has violated Kant’s most basic teaching.
Speaking as one professor to another, Sen. Warren needs to remem
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A former Omega employee defends Leon Cooperman against Elizabeth Warren: 'She has dehumanized an admirable human being'

My lawyer friends often warn me never to ask a question to which I don’t know the answer. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, despite her tenure as a Harvard Law School professor, needs to remember that advice.

Her recent tweet to billionaire investor Leon Cooperman — “Leon, you were able to succeed because of the opportunities this country gave you. Now why don’t you pitch in a bit more so everyone else has a chance at the American dream, too?” — proves the point. More worrisome, her heated rhetoric ignores the bottomless generosity of one of America’s greatest investors.

First of all, those of us who know him call him Lee. I worked for Lee at Omega Advisors in the early 2000s. He was a demanding boss. Hedge funds don’t succeed without demanding leaders. My firsthand experience over the course of several years working for Lee at Omega provides an answer to the combative tweet that Sen. Warren won’t like.

On September 11, 2001, Lee sent me — from our offices just a few blocks from the World Trade Center — to a bank conference at the Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan. After the towers collapsed, I had no way to reach the office. I also lost contact with my wife who worked just a few blocks from Omega. Like most New Yorkers, I spent that distressing day trying to make sense of what happened. I also worried about the safety of my Omega colleagues whom I had left downtown that horrible morning.

When I finally stumbled home that evening, I found three voicemail messages from Lee inquiring about my safety. I immediately returned his calls. His wife, Toby, answered the phone. She asked me several times if I was OK. The concern and alarm in her voice echoed the gravity of the day’s events. Each time I assured her I was fine she yelled, “Lee, Mark Brennan is safe.” And each time she yelled, Lee yelled right back, “Thank God.”

The Coopermans also asked me repeatedly if the rest of my family was safe, knowing my wife worked near the towers. Even after I reassured Toby we were fine, she insisted I call her and her husband back for any help. Not surprisingly, Lee rang me shortly after that conversation to repeat his wife’s offers of help. Lee and his wife are generous with their time, their money, and, most importantly, their concern for others. Sen. Warren’s vilification ignores these important qualities in both Lee and his wife.

Each year at bonus time, Lee made those of us he paid well pause to give thanks. One year he invited me to a breakfast at the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, where he served on the board. Thanks to Lee’s generosity, Damon Runyon funds researchers early in their careers. As I learned at the breakfast, the dream of each of those curious scientists is to eradicate cancer. But their early career status limits their ability to tap grant money from established institutions. Lee has stepped up to provide them a chance through his donations of both time and money.

I was so moved by the promising stories the researchers told me at breakfast that I immediately made a donation when I returned to the office. In the subsequent haste of the market open, I emailed Lee to thank him for bringing Damon Runyon’s work to my attention. I also told him I had donated money on the spot in memory of my father, who was then battling cancer.

My phone rang right after I hit “Send.” It was Lee. He began to thank me but stopped when his voice started cracking and he hung up. The events that morning taught me that my boss – the demanding, aggressive investor – cared enough to fund what Damon Runyon proudly identifies as “the most audacious and ambitious ideas” as well as Sen. Warren’s “dreams” of those who could even think such ideas.

I am now a Stage 4 cancer victim myself. In my new state, I often think of Lee’s shortened call to thank me and his cracking voice. Lee’s donations to Damon Runyon and the chance he provides its researchers to make their dreams a reality might be the only thing that keeps me alive. Sen. Warren’s vitriolic comments ignore Lee’s benevolence. Even worse, they do nothing to advance the common good. Lee’s donations do.

Thanks to Lee’s largess, I was able to leave the hedge fund industry and become a college professor. I now teach ethics to both undergraduate and graduate students at the Stern School of Business at New York University. I dreamed of that job when I worked at Omega. In paying me as he did, Lee gave me the chance to make my dream a reality. When I bumped into Lee a few years ago and told him I am now teaching, he smiled as he parted and said, “You are doing God’s work.”

Since 2011 more than 1,000 students have passed through my classroom at NYU. They have all learned of Immanuel Kant’s belief in the inherent dignity of each and every human being. Kant insisted we never use another human being as a means to an end.

Sadly, Sen. Warren has violated Kant’s most basic teaching. She has dehumanized Lee Cooperman with her vicious attacks. Her absurd caricature of him as a greedy, selfish billionaire erases the generous human being who helps others, sometimes without even realizing it. Her rhetoric only serves to further divide an already painfully divided nation. And worst of all, her irresponsible tweets deny the dignity of a human being who has helped improve society in ways she refuses to acknowledge even as she uses his caricature to advance her political agenda.

Elizabeth Warren does not know Lee Cooperman the human being. She knows an imaginary Leon Cooperman, a greedy billionaire. But that image is a figment of her fevered imagination.

Speaking as one professor to another, Sen. Warren needs to remember and practice the most important lessons taught to law students. Her political ambitions have blinded her to the most basic of lawyerly practices, knowing the answer to one’s questions beforehand. Even worse, she has dehumanized an admirable human being.

Mark G. Brennan, PhD., is an adjunct associate professor of Business Ethics in the Business & Society Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students.


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife privately recommended staff hires to Pete Buttigieg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg after after being asked about Buttigieg as a politician as they walk into the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center during a surprise visit to South Bend, Ind., Saturday, April 29, 2017. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recommended two individuals earlier this year who were ultimately hired, campaign spokesman Chris Meagher said. Buttigieg has criticized Facebook and the other Big Tech platforms, though he has not


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg after after being asked about Buttigieg as a politician as they walk into the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center during a surprise visit to South Bend, Ind., Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recommended two individuals earlier this year who were ultimately hired, campaign spokesman Chris Meagher said.
Buttigieg has criticized Facebook and the other Big Tech platforms, though he has not
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife privately recommended staff hires to Pete Buttigieg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg after after being asked about Buttigieg as a politician as they walk into the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center during a surprise visit to South Bend, Ind., Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The company has said it is taking measures to respond to the criticism . Zuckerberg is expected to testify on Wednesday to House lawmakers about Facebook’s impact on the financial services and housing sectors.

Facebook has been accused of providing a platform for disinformation during the last presidential election, and has been criticized for refusing to remove ads for President Donald Trump’s reelection that include false information .

The suggestions are notable because they come amid heightened scrutiny on the social media platform. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another Democratic contender, has threatened to break up the company and other technology giants , while conservatives have accused Zuckerberg of censoring right-wing voices.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recommended two individuals earlier this year who were ultimately hired, campaign spokesman Chris Meagher said. The recommendations came “around the launch when we were getting a ton of incoming resumes,” Meagher wrote in a text message, confirming a report by Bloomberg News .

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has privately made hiring recommendations to presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, the Indiana Democrat’s campaign confirmed Monday, revealing that the Big Tech executive has played a larger role in the 2020 election than was previously known.

Buttigieg has criticized Facebook and the other Big Tech platforms, though he has not gone as far as Warren. In April, Buttigieg said that he would empower the FTC to take on a heightened regulatory role when it came to Facebook and the other platforms.

The two individuals Zuckerberg and his wife recommended are now on staff, according to Meagher. Both of their roles appear to include working with technology. Eric Mayefsky works as senior digital analytics advisor and Nina Wornhoff serves as organizing data manager.

Wornhoff joined the campaign in April after working as a machine learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, according to her LinkedIn page. Mayefsky joined in June after working as the director of data science at Quora. He previously worked at Facebook from 2010 to 2013, his LinkedIn profile says.

“Since the beginning of the campaign, we’ve built a top-tier operation with more than 430 staff in South Bend and around the country,” Meagher said in a statement provided to Bloomberg. “The staffers come from all types of background, and everyone is working hard every day to elect Pete to the White House.”

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, has performed well among donors in Silicon Valley since unofficially launching his presidential bid in January.

His connections to Zuckerberg stretch back to his college years: Buttigieg attended Harvard University at the same time that Zuckerberg was building what would become Facebook from his dorm room. Buttigieg ultimately became the 287th user of the platform. The two met years later when introduced by a mutual friend, according to Bloomberg.

Zuckerberg livestreamed a 2017 tour as Buttigieg drove him around South Bend.

A personal spokesman for Zuckerberg and Chan said that colleagues of the couple requested the recommendations.

“Having seen Mark’s visit to South Bend in 2017 and Facebook Live with Mayor Buttigieg, colleagues later asked Mark and Priscilla to connect them with the Buttigieg campaign as they were interested in joining,” spokesman Ben LaBolt said in a statement.

He noted that the couple had not yet decided on a candidate to support.

Facebook did not respond to a CNBC request for comment.


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See inside Tommy Hilfiger’s NYC penthouse

See inside Tommy Hilfiger’s NYC penthouse2 Hours AgoTo view this site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser, and either the Flash Plugin or an HTML5-Video enabled browser. Download the latest Flash player and try again. Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo have just sold their Plaza Hotel penthouse in New York City at a deep discount.


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See inside Tommy Hilfiger's NYC penthouse

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Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo have just sold their Plaza Hotel penthouse in New York City at a deep discount.


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Justin Bieber wants to sell his $8.5 million Beverly Hills home via Instagram—look inside

It appears Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, are looking for a buyer to purchase their Beverly Hills home — but not in the most conventional way. On Friday, Bieber posted 13 images of the interior of his home on Instagram, writing in the caption: “I think I wanna sell my home in Beverly Hills who wants it?” Bieber purchased the 6,132 square foot home for $8.5 million earlier this year, according to Realtor.com. Take a look inside, via Bieber’s series of Instagram posts. “I’ll sell it with all


It appears Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, are looking for a buyer to purchase their Beverly Hills home — but not in the most conventional way.
On Friday, Bieber posted 13 images of the interior of his home on Instagram, writing in the caption: “I think I wanna sell my home in Beverly Hills who wants it?”
Bieber purchased the 6,132 square foot home for $8.5 million earlier this year, according to Realtor.com.
Take a look inside, via Bieber’s series of Instagram posts.
“I’ll sell it with all
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Justin Bieber wants to sell his $8.5 million Beverly Hills home via Instagram—look inside

It appears Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, are looking for a buyer to purchase their Beverly Hills home — but not in the most conventional way.

On Friday, Bieber posted 13 images of the interior of his home on Instagram, writing in the caption: “I think I wanna sell my home in Beverly Hills who wants it?”

Bieber purchased the 6,132 square foot home for $8.5 million earlier this year, according to Realtor.com.

Take a look inside, via Bieber’s series of Instagram posts.

“I’ll sell it with all the furniture,” Bieber said in one post of his family room, which displayed a sectional couch and a large art piece on the wall. “MAKE AN OFFER.”


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Jimmy Carter: This is the key to living to 95

Jimmy Carter became the oldest living former president in American history when he turned 95 on Oct. 1. “It’s hard to live until you’re 95 years old,” Carter told People magazine recently, while building homes in Nashville for Habitat for Humanity. And he attributes his longevity to his relationship with his wife of 73 years, Rosalynn Carter. As for Carter, he has said that he knew he wanted to marry Rosalynn after their first date, which was a trip to the movies. “It just never had been my ambi


Jimmy Carter became the oldest living former president in American history when he turned 95 on Oct. 1. “It’s hard to live until you’re 95 years old,” Carter told People magazine recently, while building homes in Nashville for Habitat for Humanity. And he attributes his longevity to his relationship with his wife of 73 years, Rosalynn Carter. As for Carter, he has said that he knew he wanted to marry Rosalynn after their first date, which was a trip to the movies. “It just never had been my ambi
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Jimmy Carter: This is the key to living to 95

Jimmy Carter became the oldest living former president in American history when he turned 95 on Oct. 1.

“It’s hard to live until you’re 95 years old,” Carter told People magazine recently, while building homes in Nashville for Habitat for Humanity.

And he attributes his longevity to his relationship with his wife of 73 years, Rosalynn Carter.

“I think the best explanation for that is to marry the best spouse: someone who will take care of you and engage and do things to challenge you and keep you alive and interested in life,” Carter told People.

The advice echoes that of 89-year-old billionaire Warren Buffett. “You want to associate with people who are the kind of person you’d like to be. You’ll move in that direction,” Buffett said during a 2017 conversation with Bill Gates at Columbia University. “And the most important person by far in that respect is your spouse. I can’t overemphasize how important that is.”

He gave similar advice at the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting: “Marry the right person. I’m serious about that. It will make more difference in your life. It will change your aspirations, all kinds of things.”

Buffett was married to his first wife, Susan, from 1952 until she died in 2004. He has been married to second wife Astrid Menks since 2006.

As for Carter, he has said that he knew he wanted to marry Rosalynn after their first date, which was a trip to the movies. They started dating while Rosalynn was a freshman in college and Carter was home for a visit while attending the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

The pair married in 1946, and Carter went on to become the 39th president, serving from 1977 to 1981.

These days, philanthropy is a big part of the Carter’s relationship, and they’ve been working with Habitat for Humanity since 1984, building and repairing thousands of homes with the organization. They’re also avid bird-watchers, and told People that they enjoy tennis and downhill skiing.

“I think both mine and Rose’s minds are almost as good as they used to be, we just have limited capability on stamina and strength,” Carter told People. “But we still try to stay busy and do a good job at what we do.”

They often spend birthdays or special occasions alone at home, and keep phone calls and emails to a minimum, he said.

The Carters are also known for living frugally. They live in the Plains, Georgia, ranch house Carter built in 1961, which was assessed at just $167,000, the Washington Post reported in August 2018. Carter also shops for clothing at the Dollar General and flies commercial.

“It just never had been my ambition to be rich,” Carter told the Post.

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