I went to NYC’s biggest luxury watch show, and the most memorable part wasn’t the $1.8 million diamond watch or the $182,000 piece they let me try on

WatchTime New York is the biggest luxury watch show in NYC. It features exhibits by many of the biggest and most respected names in the luxury watch business, including Bovet, Montblanc, MB&F, and Breguet. I know very little (read: almost nothing) about watches, but I decided to check it out. I’ll preface this by saying I know very little about watches. I have a $100 Skagen that I’ve been wearing every day since I got it for Christmas two years ago and that, aside from some waterproof stopwatches I wore as a teenager, is the extent of my watch ownership. But, as the executive life editor for Busines Insider, I’m… Read More

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Baby boomers share nearly seven times as many ‘fake news’ articles on Facebook than anyone else, new study finds

A new study by researchers at Princeton and New York University found that people over 65 years old are more likely to share fake news on Facebook. Researchers looked at Facebook posts leading up to the 2016 presidential election and after, checking them for popular news domains known for spreading disinformation. The study concluded the practice of sharing fake news is fairly rare in general. A recently published study found Facebook users over 65 years old are more likely to share fake news, a phenomena that became a household phrase in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential election and one that is still persistent today. Researchers at both… Read More

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RECESSION WATCH: Goldman Sachs has created a 5-part checklist for investors looking to avoid the next economic meltdown

Recession cries grew increasingly loud as the stock market endured a turbulent end to 2018, with many business leaders bracing for a meltdown by the end of 2019. Goldman Sachs compiled a five-part checklist for investors who want to monitor recessionary risks. As the market melted down at the end of 2018, cries for an imminent recession grew louder and louder. Investors were clearly spooked by an economic slowdown in China, and balked at revised guidance from tech giants like Apple, which trimmed their sales forecasts in response. Fear that the weakness could spread globally escalated to the point where US stocks hung on the precipice of a bear market.… Read More

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Trump’s Bizarre California Fire Threat Is Serious

Eighty-six Americans lost their lives last year in the Camp Fire, the largest and deadliest wildfire in California’s modern history. More than 11,000 people lived through the blaze but saw their homes destroyed. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened to cut off relief for survivors and communities affected by that blaze, amid an ongoing political standoff with high-ranking California politicians. “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money,” he said on Twitter. “It is a disgraceful situation in lives… Read More

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