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'Took me right out of my seat' - Warren Buffett was inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to push for civil rights

'TOOK ME RIGHT OUT OF MY SEAT' - WARREN BUFFETT WAS INSPIRED BY A MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPEECH TO PUSH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Warren Buffett heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak at an event just six months before his assassination. "That...

H.I.G. Capital Invests in Luxury Complex Including 5 Star Hotel Near Venice

H.I.G. CAPITAL INVESTS IN LUXURY COMPLEX INCLUDING 5 STAR HOTEL NEAR VENICE

H.I.G. Capital, LLC announced that one of its affiliates has recently completed an investment in Portopiccolo, a state of the art,...

 
 
 
Moody's downgrades Hong Kong's rating, citing the government's 'slow' response to protests

MOODY'S DOWNGRADES HONG KONG'S RATING, CITING THE GOVERNMENT'S 'SLOW' RESPONSE TO PROTESTS

Moody's cut Hong Kong's credit rating from Aa2 to Aa3, citing the city's lack of "effective response" to nine months of protests against...

SteadyPay raises $4 million to help gig economy workers stay afloat with salary top-ups

STEADYPAY RAISES $4 MILLION TO HELP GIG ECONOMY WORKERS STAY AFLOAT WITH SALARY TOP-UPS

SteadyPay is an app that allows workers with fluctuating paychecks to top up their wages when they fall short. Millions of people participate...

 
 
 
The world's 2,153 billionaires are richer than 4.6 billion people combined, Oxfam says

THE WORLD'S 2,153 BILLIONAIRES ARE RICHER THAN 4.6 BILLION PEOPLE COMBINED, OXFAM SAYS

The world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people combined, Oxfam's latest report on inequality found. The richest...

Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch

MAX Q: SPACEX SUCCEEDS WITH A SPECTACULAR CREW DRAGON TEST LAUNCH

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox . We're off and running...

 
 
 
2020 Audi Q5 and A8 are ready to plug-in to America

2020 AUDI Q5 AND A8 ARE READY TO PLUG-IN TO AMERICA

Audi is ready to ready to plug in to America with a pair of new vehicles, which both will offer increased performance and fuel economy...

Apple CEO Tim Cook heads to Ireland to pick up an award for investing in the country

APPLE CEO TIM COOK HEADS TO IRELAND TO PICK UP AN AWARD FOR INVESTING IN THE COUNTRY

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in Dublin, Ireland to receive an award recognizing Apple's investment in the country over 40 years. Irish...

 
 
 
Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential vote

MORALES NAMES HIS CANDIDATE FOR BOLIVIA PRESIDENTIAL VOTE

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Former President Evo Morales announced Sunday that ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora will be his party's presidential...

Your Aquarius Survival Guide Is In: Here Are 7 Ways To Optimize This Season

YOUR AQUARIUS SURVIVAL GUIDE IS IN: HERE ARE 7 WAYS TO OPTIMIZE THIS SEASON

Aquarius governs social media, large group-thinks, and the sharing economy.

 
 
 
Amazon is working to develop biometric scanners to link handprints to credit cards, allowing shoppers to buy with the swipe of their palm

AMAZON IS WORKING TO DEVELOP BIOMETRIC SCANNERS TO LINK HANDPRINTS TO CREDIT CARDS, ALLOWING SHOPPERS TO BUY WITH THE SWIPE OF THEIR PALM

Amazon is working with credit card companies to create terminals to allow users to pay for items with biometric data from their handprint,...

Warren Buffett's 'most gruesome mistake' was buying Dexter Shoe. Here's the story of his $9 billion error

WARREN BUFFETT'S 'MOST GRUESOME MISTAKE' WAS BUYING DEXTER SHOE. HERE'S THE STORY OF HIS $9 BILLION ERROR

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Warren Buffett's "most gruesome mistake" was buying Dexter Shoe in 1993, a Maine shoemaker that soon collapsed...

 
 
 
Australian tourism suffers major setback due to bushfires

AUSTRALIAN TOURISM SUFFERS MAJOR SETBACK DUE TO BUSHFIRES

The number of travelers booking visits to Australia has declined 10-20 per cent following the bushfires and the slump will cost Australian...

Big banks have saved $32 billion from Trump's tax cuts, report says

BIG BANKS HAVE SAVED $32 BILLION FROM TRUMP'S TAX CUTS, REPORT SAYS

Associated Press President Donald Trump hailed his signature tax overhaul as a "middle-class miracle." While studies show many Americans...

 
 
 
I met with a new financial planner, and I've already made 2 game-changing tweaks to the way I manage my money

I MET WITH A NEW FINANCIAL PLANNER, AND I'VE ALREADY MADE 2 GAME-CHANGING TWEAKS TO THE WAY I MANAGE MY MONEY

Kate sept2004/Getty Images My husband and I recently paid off our credit card debt and decided to meet with a financial planner to...

Executive Profile: Former SunTrust exec is hitting the pavement for BNY

EXECUTIVE PROFILE: FORMER SUNTRUST EXEC IS HITTING THE PAVEMENT FOR BNY

Meet Kent Moegerle, who joined The Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management after more than a quarter century with SunTrust.

 
 
 
Comments on December Housing Starts

COMMENTS ON DECEMBER HOUSING STARTS

Earlier: Housing Starts increased to 1.608 Million Annual Rate in December Total housing starts in December were well above expectations...

Investors are pouring trillions into the alternative plastics industry - and these companies are racing to deliver

INVESTORS ARE POURING TRILLIONS INTO THE ALTERNATIVE PLASTICS INDUSTRY - AND THESE COMPANIES ARE RACING TO DELIVER

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the oceans, and companies are racing to find solutions. More than $30 trillion...

 
 
 
US factory activity posts unexpected rise at the end of 2019

US FACTORY ACTIVITY POSTS UNEXPECTED RISE AT THE END OF 2019

A gauge of American industrial output slipped further at the end of 2019. But manufacturing activity showed signs of stabilizing, unexpectedly...

The new US-China trade deal could help US payments firms enter China

THE NEW US-CHINA TRADE DEAL COULD HELP US PAYMENTS FIRMS ENTER CHINA

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus...