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$1 million vs. $1 billion compared as a road trip

It's hard to imagine what an obscene amount of wealth $1 billion is, so Tom Scott demonstrates via travel times. Basically, a tall stack of a million $1 bills laid on its side would take about a minute to walk from end to end. A stack of a billion $1 bills would be a ...

Billionaires’ wealth surges as lockdownees flock to Amazon, Wal-Mart

Already among the richest people in the world, Jeff Bezos and the Walton family are even richer thanks to the lockdown. The BBC reports that Amazon founder Bezos's money mountain surged $24bn to $138bn in the last few weeks. And between them, the Walton family, owners of Wal-Mart, now share a growing $168m fortune. ...

Dow jumps over 11% in largest one-day gain since 1933

Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its largest gain in a single day since 1933.

From the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. stocks rallied sharply Tuesday, with the Dow surging to its biggest one-day gain in more than 85 years on signs that lawmakers and the Trump administration were nearing a deal on a giant stimulus ...

Coronavirus and oil shocks sink world financial markets

Another grim Monday in the financial markets, as the outbreak of deadly coronavirus around the world spreads fear, disruption, and economic hardship.

The number of people around the world who are infected with coronavirus is now over 110,000, and over 3,800 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements.

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Billionaire Bloomberg won’t have to disclose finances until late March

“What does this guy worth $60 billion own, who wants to be president?”

Memelord and presidential hopeful Michael “throw them up against the wall” Bloomberg will not be required to publicly disclose his finances until late March, “well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on Super Tuesday,” reports ...

Solved: mystery of random cash rolls appearing on sidewalks in UK village

In November, we posted that mysterious rolls of cash were showing up on sidewalks in the small English village of Blackhall Colliery, on the North Sea coast of County Durham. In the last 5 years, around US$30,000 had been found in twelve rolls. Now, the mystery has been solved. Two anonymous individuals have been ...

Get your finances in order with the 2020 QuickBooks Pro master class

01.03.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

TL;DR: The helpful 2020 QuickBooks Pro Mastery Bundle is on sale for $29.99, a 93% savings. Hit it a bit too hard this holiday season? Have the gifts, parties, and dreaded Secret Santas hurt your wallet? Does the number in your bank account now fall... ...

Frustrated game devs automated the production of 1,500 terrible slot machine apps and actually made money

Last March, game devs Alex Schwartz and Ziba Scott gave a presentation at the Game Developers Conference called "1,500 Slot Machines Walk into a Bar: Adventures in Quantity Over Quality in which they described how their own dissatisfaction with falling revenues from mobile app stores led them to muse about bulk-creating ****** apps and ...