Tiffany & Co. will end its stay at a Trump-owned building on East 57th Street next year, leaving five stories vacant, according to a new report.
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Insiders who worked with influencer Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat say she copied designs sold by stores like Nordstrom and Macy's.
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Summary - A new market study, Global Luxury E-tailing Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2025 ” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.The global Luxury E-tailing market size is estimated at xxx million USD with a CAGR xx% from 2015-2019 and is expected to reach xxx Million USD in 2020 with a CAGR xx% from 2020 to 2025.The report begins from overview of Industry Chain structure, and describes industry environment, then analyses market size and forecast of Luxury E-tailing by product, region and application, in addition, this report introduces market competition situation among the vendors and company profile, besides, market price analysis and value chain features are covered in this report.ALSO READ: https://www.einpresswire.com/article/521301606/luxury-e-tailing-market-global-industry-analysis-size-share-growth-trends-and-forecast-2020-2025Product Type Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Major Company of Product Type etc.): Shoes Handbags & Wallets Clothing Jewelry Watches Company Coverage (Company Profile, Sales Revenue, Price, Gross Margin, Main Products etc.): Neiman Marcus Net-A-Porter Nordstrom Ralph Lauren Saks Fifth Avenue Amara Barneys Charms and Chain DellOglio Exclusively.com Harrods Hudson Bay Luisa-Via-Roma Montaigne Market Yoox Application Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Different Demand Market by Region, Main Consumer Profile etc.): < 25 yrs 25-40 yrs 41-60 yrs >60 yrs Region Coverage (Regional Production, Demand & Forecast by Countries etc.Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia etc.)
Summary - A new market study, titled “Global Luxury E-tailing Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2025 ” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.The global Luxury E-tailing market size is estimated at xxx million USD with a CAGR xx% from 2015-2019 and is expected to reach xxx Million USD in 2020 with a CAGR xx% from 2020 to 2025.The report begins from overview of Industry Chain structure, and describes industry environment, then analyses market size and forecast of Luxury E-tailing by product, region and application, in addition, this report introduces market competition situation among the vendors and company profile, besides, market price analysis and value chain features are covered in this report.ALSO READ: https://www.einpresswire.com/article/521301606/luxury-e-tailing-market-global-industry-analysis-size-share-growth-trends-and-forecast-2020-2025Product Type Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Major Company of Product Type etc.): Shoes Handbags & Wallets Clothing Jewelry Watches Company Coverage (Company Profile, Sales Revenue, Price, Gross Margin, Main Products etc.): Neiman Marcus Net-A-Porter Nordstrom Ralph Lauren Saks Fifth Avenue Amara Barneys Charms and Chain DellOglio Exclusively.com Harrods Hudson Bay Luisa-Via-Roma Montaigne Market Yoox Application Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Different Demand Market by Region, Main Consumer Profile etc.): < 25 yrs 25-40 yrs 41-60 yrs >60 yrs Region Coverage (Regional Production, Demand & Forecast by Countries etc.
And in these evolving and profitable landscapes, designer handbags are one of the most obvious ways to diversify your investments.Our bag design software online is certainly worth taking a look at as it offers robust business solutions to your brands to scale-up their businesses and provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for your customers.From the likes of Hermès, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, some bags have even experienced a valuation spike of an average of 83% in the last ten years.While people invest for different reasons, those with collateral to burn often buy designer handbags for a fairly fast return on investment.The harder a bag is to buy—whether that’s because it is part of a limited release or simply more expensive than its patented peers—the more coveted it becomes.Let us consider the case of luxury fashion resale brand Cudoni, which has secured multi-million-pound investment from Andrew Jennings, formerly Harrods, Holt Renfrew, House of Fraser, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as US fund, Hunt Investment Group and South African fund, Concurrence Capital.
Summary - A new market study, titled “Global Luxury E-tailing Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2025 ” has been featured on WiseGuyReports.The global Luxury E-tailing market size is estimated at xxx million USD with a CAGR xx% from 2015-2019 and is expected to reach xxx Million USD in 2020 with a CAGR xx% from 2020 to 2025.The report begins from overview of Industry Chain structure, and describes industry environment, then analyses market size and forecast of Luxury E-tailing by product, region and application, in addition, this report introduces market competition situation among the vendors and company profile, besides, market price analysis and value chain features are covered in this report.ALSO READ: https://www.einpresswire.com/article/521301606/luxury-e-tailing-market-global-industry-analysis-size-share-growth-trends-and-forecast-2020-2025Product Type Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Major Company of Product Type etc.): Shoes Handbags & Wallets Clothing Jewelry Watches Company Coverage (Company Profile, Sales Revenue, Price, Gross Margin, Main Products etc.): Neiman Marcus Net-A-Porter Nordstrom Ralph Lauren Saks Fifth Avenue Amara Barneys Charms and Chain DellOglio Exclusively.com Harrods Hudson Bay Luisa-Via-Roma Montaigne Market Yoox Application Coverage (Market Size & Forecast, Different Demand Market by Region, Main Consumer Profile etc.): < 25 yrs 25-40 yrs 41-60 yrs >60 yrs Region Coverage (Regional Production, Demand & Forecast by Countries etc.
Companies are looking at shoppers not just as consumers, but also constituents, as brands increasingly join the effort to register Americans to vote.
Long-time Donald Trump confidant, and convicted felon, Roger Stone said that the president should declare “martial law” to seize power if he loses what Stone characterized as an already corrupt election. The results will only be legitimate if the “real winner” — Trump — takes office, regardless of what the votes say, Stone declared. A loss would apparently be justification for Trump to use force to take over the nation.Stone, who worked as an adviser in the last Trump campaign, made the astonishing statements Thursday on the InfoWars program of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Both men talked of an ongoing “coup” against Trump, and Stone inexplicably claimed that he predicted “almost three decades ago that this moment would come.”Stone appeared resigned to a Trump loss — but blamed it on the baseless claim that early voting has already been “corrupted.” To safeguard Trump’s position, Stone called for federal authorities to seize ballots in Nevada, for FBI agents to physically block certain voters from casting their ballots, and for Trump to use his powers for widespread arrests to solidify his power, Media Matters first reported.Under martial law and the Insurrection Act, Trump will have “the authority” to arrest Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, “the Clintons” and “anybody else who can be proven to be involved in illegal activity,” Stone said. He also called for the immediate arrest of former defense secretary James Mattis for “sedition,” apparently because he feared Trump was unfit for office, according to Washington Post journalist’s to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, “Rage.”In addition, Stone warned, journalist also risk arrest. “If the Daily Beast is involved in provably seditious ... acts” in a new Trump future, their “entire staff can be taken into custody and their office can be shut down.” “They want to play war, this is war,” he added.Stone demanded that “the ballots in Nevada on election night should be seized by federal marshals” and not counted, claiming with absolutely no evidence that “they are completely corrupted.” While such off-the-rail suggestions could easily be shrugged off from most, Stone is a high-profile friend of the president and has his ear, critics fear. Harvard law professor and Constitutional expert Laurence Tribe warned that Stone’s “advocacy of totalitarian takeover by Trump has to be taken seriously.”Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean blasted Stone for calling on Trump to “declare himself America’s dictator” — voicing what “many Republicans crave.”Stone dodged 40 months in prison thanks to Trump, who commuted his sentence in July. Stone was convicted of seven federal felonies, including lying to Congress and witness tampering in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Jones called Stone “almost a political prisoner.”Roger Stone wants Trump to declare himself America’s dictator. Roger is saying what many Republicans crave — a Trump dictatorship. Roger will be one of those provoking violence when Trump loses. Indeed, he will be leading the fruitcake’s protest parade. https://t.co/TdWVwIcqal— John W. Dean (@JohnWDean) September 12, 2020THREAD: Roger Stone was supposed to be in prison now, having been convicted of 7 federal crimes. But thanks to Trump, he's a free man — and can call into Alex Jones' conspiracy show. He did Thursday, and urged Trump to do a bunch of illegal things regarding the election. (1/6)— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) September 12, 2020If Stone were some random QAnon-like dude, this might not be worth worrying about. But Stone has Trump’s ear, so his advocacy of totalitarian takeover by Trump has to be taken seriously. A normal president would tell Stone to shove it. Not Trump. https://t.co/HS2NEKTa8U— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 12, 2020Remember when Republicans went and accused President Obama of being a Dictator simply for creating a healthcare program? But now it’s apparently okay for Roger Stone to call on their boss to commit a total hostile takeover if fraud does not help them steal the election.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 12, 2020Roger Stone belongs in prison after a jury of his peers convicted him of seven felonies.Instead, he's on Infowars encouraging Trump to shoot the Constitution in Fifth Avenue because he's going to lose the election.#SaturdayMorninghttps://t.co/QRLnyf49GO— Grant Stern (@grantstern) September 12, 2020Check out Stone’s interview in the clip up top. The mentioned sections can be found at 9:54 (Nevada ballots), 11:40 (arresting Zuckerberg, Cook and “the Clintons”) and Daily Beast arrests (14:00). He accuses Mattis of sedition beginning at 16:25.Also on HuffPost
JCPenney is being acquired through a joint venture between Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners, pending approval from a judge.
Talks with three potential bidders for JCPenney have reached a "stalemate," and now it could be bought by its top lenders.
The top levels will be "completely reimagined from office space originally constructed in 1980, into a new exhibition, event and clienteling space."
The e-retailer announces 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix and San Diego.
  Happy Saturday! Hedge funds that love to use Robinhood data to hunt for winning ideas won't be able to tap its enormous pool of trades in quite the same way anymore. As CNBC first reported, Robinhood is no longer publishing how many customers held a particular stock, and the retail-trading app is also limiting access to its API. And as Dakin Campbell and Dan DeFrancesco learned, hedge funds were pinging other data providers within hours of hearing the Robinhood news to try to line something else up.  Read the full story here: Steve Cohen's Point72 and other hedge funds are sending urgent requests to find a replacement after Robinhood data on hot stock trades suddenly went dark What does it take for vendors to win customers over on a data feed that's not quite so high on their list of priorities? Dan teamed up with Bradley Saacks to ask gatekeepers at top alt-data consumers what they look for in a pitch. You can read all their responses here: How to pitch Bridgewater, Balyasny, and other big names on buying new data sets, according to 7 people in charge of their strategies Goldman Sachs is among bidders for GM's credit-card business, the Wall Street Journal reported this week, a move that could mark another big push into consumer finance for the firm. Meanwhile, Goldman and other banks have been going all in on creating their own internal content machines in a bid to win customers — and the general public — over. Dakin Campbell and Rebecca Ungarino took a look at who's driving that push and how work-from-home has taken those efforts to the next level. Read the full story here:  Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs have been building out their own in-house media organizations to help control their image. Now they're kicking production into overdrive. More big headlines from this week below, including pay drama at PwC, how in-person client schmoozing is making a comeback, and the latest on what's going on inside Merrill Lynch's financial-adviser trainee program after an unusual pause on client outreach.  If you're not yet a subscriber to our finance newsletters, you can sign up here. Have a great weekend,  Meredith  The head of Merrill Lynch's financial adviser training program, the firm's main talent pipeline, is leaving The head of Merrill Lynch's financial adviser training program is leaving after a year and a half in the role, industry news website AdvisorHub first reported on Friday. Jennifer MacPhee's successor, who the firm will name in the coming weeks, will have to contend with a shifting adviser training and recruitment landscape in an aging industry trying to attract new blood. Bank of America's wealth manager recently prohibited its financial advisers in-training from reaching out to prospective new clients. And as Rebecca Ungarino reported earlier this week, the reason for Merrill Lynch's temporary pause was "many" outreach-related violations across the organization. A former PwC partner just sued the firm for $15 million in compensation, offering a rare look at pay and wrangling over clients at a Big 4 firm As Jack Newsham reports, a new lawsuit is packed full of details about compensation and how partners get credit for business they bring in at PwC — including a copy of a PwC offer letter that was attached to the complaint.  Wall Street is taking clients for long walks on the beach and out to dinner outdoors in the Hamptons as safe schmoozing picks up Offices may still be largely empty, but Wall Street is upping its game when it comes to entertaining clients. Dinners in Manhattan are back on — but not everyone is thrilled about sitting on a city sidewalk in the summer heat. Those looking for an alternative can try golf, beach walks, or dining al fresco in the Hamptons. Bradley Saacks, Meghan Morris, and Rebecca Ungarino have all the details  Investment manager TIAA is shrinking headcount with buyouts offering up to 2 years of pay. Now 10% of its workers are cashing out. Investment manager TIAA's voluntary employee buyout program was so successful that the company now says it can avoid layoffs through 2021. Meghan Morris laid out how the buyout offer played out and which areas of the firm saw the most uptake. TIAA's asset-management arm, Nuveen, saw lower participation in the program than the overall company. WeWork nabbed a fresh $1.1 billion in financing from SoftBank as the coworking giant's membership dropped WeWork saw its membership number fall in the second quarter, but the coworking giant continued to add locations and nabbed a fresh $1.1 billion from lead investor SoftBank. Meghan Morris rounded up details on revenue and the firm's latest take on how a multi-year turnaround plan is playing out. Investments in risky hotel debt could get wiped out as travel gets slammed — and one group of lenders may see an outsized hit South Korean lenders poured billions of dollars into US commercial real-estate acquisitions in recent years, including hotel properties that have been battered in recent months by the pandemic. Dan Geiger explains what drove the investment spree and what's next for the firms.  Equifax's CTO walked us through a Google Cloud migration that's addressing security concerns, cutting $240 million in costs, and helping speed up product launches Dan DeFrancesco chatted with Bryson Koehler, the chief technology officer of Equifax, who detailed the digital transformation the consumer credit-reporting giant has undergone over the past two years. Koehler shared that Equifax has put a significant amount of a $1.25 billion investment toward full adoption of the public cloud, already decommissioned 10 data centers, and is on pace to save $240 million. On the move $34 billion Citadel poached a rising star from billionaire Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital to join its Ashler stock-picking unit. Deutsche Bank has poached a senior trader from HSBC to bolster its distressed-credit business, a powerhouse group that's been hit with defections in 2020. Careers Students are weighing the pros and cons of virtual law school. Here's why some are deferring, and what that means for job prospects. How people of color can identify mentors on Wall Street and progress their careers, according to a Black JPMorgan VP Private equity Private-equity fundraising hit a 2-year low in Q2 as coronavirus wreaked havoc with businesses and travel. We spoke to experts about why the drop is a 'pause, rather than a wholesale change.' Private-equity giants like Carlyle are inking more deals in Asia. Here are the areas where they see the most investing opportunity. Real estate Neighbor, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that wants to be the Airbnb of self-storage, is partnering with landlords to turn empty offices into spaces for people's stuff A student-housing developer is facing backlash after pressuring schools to bring college kids back to campus so it could keep its revenues up Real estate giant CBRE has an 'unparalleled' amount of data. Its tech chief lays out how it's putting it to good use. Massive office landlord Vornado is planning to install face-reading cameras to track tenants in the bulk of its huge portfolio SL Green is moving to foreclose on a building on NYC's glitzy Fifth Avenue shopping corridor, highlighting a dismal outlook for commercial real-estate Payments and fintech A fintech that helps Twitch, Showtime, and CBS manage their subscriptions is eyeing international growth after nabbing a big investment from Accel-KKR TD Ameritrade's growth accelerator just launched an app for college debt as its first startup. Execs at the brokerage giant explain why it's a key tool to build entirely new businesses. A Y Combinator-backed payments startup that's raised $16 million just launched out of stealth mode. Here's a look at how it's plugging into accounting software like Quickbooks to help companies manage bills. PayPal-backed rewards app Dosh is eyeing 150 million new customers through partnerships with Venmo and other fintechs as it taps into the booming cash-back industry Hedge funds Dan Loeb lays out why $13 billion Third Point is loading up on Disney stock and calls the streaming business an opportunity of a lifetime Data scientists and engineers are leaving Amazon and Facebook for hedge funds. Here are the firms that are winning the battle for top tech talent. Asset management Here's who's most at risk once asset managers ramp up layoffs as the pandemic pressures the already-squeezed industry Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos made his fortune from online retail giant Amazon, but has drawn increasing criticism over the company's size and is slated to defend it at a Congressional tech antitrust hearing on Wednesday. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $178 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The richest person in history is set to defend his online retail empire in front of Congress Wednesday. The historic anti-trust hearing comes as Bezos' net worth hits new highs — $178 billion, according to Bloomberg's latest estimates. The billionaire's net worth surge comes alongside a boost in Amazon's share price, which has soared despite the coronavirus pandemic that's upending the American economy. And Bezos' agreement to surrender 25% of his Amazon stake to his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott in a divorce settlement last year ultimately didn't slow down the growth of his wealth much either. While Bezos has added $63.6 billion to his net worth in 2020 alone, per Bloomberg estimates, the coronavirus crisis has been an economic disaster for the rest of America, as an unprecedented 49 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in recent months. Bezos isn't the only billionaire getting richer during the pandemic. Tesla's Elon Musk and Zoom's Eric Yuan both saw their net worths grow by more than $2 billion between March and June, Business Insider previously reported. From real estate to space travel, here's how Bezos spends his money.SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are house hunting in LA — and they've been touring some of the priciest mega-mansions in the state, according to reports DON'T MISS: Jeff Bezos' space colonization plan was partially inspired by a 1976 book he read in high school that proposed connecting the Earth and the moon via a series of enormous, cylindrical tubes Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the source of much of his wealth, on July 5, 1994. Source: Bloomberg Bezos' parents were reportedly shocked that he would give up a cushy Wall Street job in order to sell books over the internet. Source: "The Everything Store" via Business Insider Bezos' parents eventually came around and invested about a quarter of a million dollars in the fledgling company, a stake that would be worth as much as $30 billion today. Source: Bloomberg Bezos also received a lot of support from his then-wife MacKenzie, who negotiated Amazon's first freight contract and did the company's accounting. Per the terms of their 2019 divorce settlement, MacKenzie holds a 4% stake in the company, which forms the majority of her $59.3 billion fortune. Source: Bloomberg Amazon made its initial public offering on May 15, 1997. Since that day, the split-adjusted stock price has increased over 153,000%     Amazon's rise left several early internet competitors in the dust. In the company's first post-IPO shareholder letter, Bezos mentioned strategic partnerships with several peers like America Online, Prodigy, and Yahoo that have either gone out of business entirely or been purchased by competitors in the years since. Source: Business Insider Amazon has steadily grown over the last two decades, and now sells a wide variety of consumer products, electronics, and digital media. Source: Amazon Another big growth area was Amazon Web Services. As of February 2018, the company's cloud services was a $17.5 billion business. Source: Business Insider Amazon has also grown through various acquisitions over time. The company's 2009 purchase of online shoe retailer Zappos for $1.2 billion stood as Amazon's biggest acquisition for about eight years. Source: Visual Capitalist That record was blown out of the water with Amazon's 2017 purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Source: Visual Capitalist The Whole Foods acquisition has dramatically boosted Amazon's push into the grocery world. A 2019 study from OneClickRetail estimates that Amazon had an 18% share of the US online grocery market. Source: Business Insider Amazon's rise is the primary source of Bezos' fortune. Bezos remains Amazon's largest stockholder, owning 11% of the e-commerce giant. According to MacKenzie Bezos' statement on the couple's divorce, Bezos retained 75% of the couple's Amazon stock holdings and the voting power of MacKenzie's shares. Source: Forbes, Bloomberg Bezos has made several investments in other companies, both on a personal level and through his venture capital firm Bezos Expeditions. Source: Visual Capitalist Bezos personally invested in Google in 1998, and his $1 million early investment would likely have made him a billionaire even without his extensive Amazon wealth. Source: "The Everything Store" via Business Insider Bezos Expeditions has invested in several startups, including blood testing biotech firm Grail, popular software developer website Stack Overflow, and Business Insider. Business Insider was acquired by Axel Springer in 2015. Jeff Bezos is no longer invested. Source: Visual Capitalist One of Bezos' more notable purchases was his acquisition of The Washington Post for $250 million in 2013. Source: Business Insider Since Bezos' acquisition, the Post has greatly expanded its digital offerings, and readership has exploded. Source: Business Insider Bezos' wealth is so massive that, according to Business Insider's 2018 calculations when he had a mere $130 billion fortune, spending $88,000 to him was similar to an average American spending $1. Source: Business Insider Bezos is one of the country's biggest landowners, and he and his family own at least five homes across the US. Source: Business Insider One estate, with two homes on 5.3 acres of land, is located in Medina, Washington, not far from Amazon's Seattle headquarters. Source: Business Insider Business Insider's Harrison Jacobs visited Medina in 2017 to get a sense of what the haven for Seattle's mega-wealthy was like. Source: Business Insider Jacobs got a picture of the outside of Bezos' estate, but tall hedges and a gate blocked any view inside. Source: Business Insider Bezos also owns a Spanish-style mansion in Beverly Hills, California. He bought the property in 2007 for a reported $24.25 million. He bought another, smaller house right next door a decade later. Source: Business Insider He also owns a ranch in Van Horn, Texas, which serves as a base for his Blue Origin space exploration company. Source: Business Insider Bezos purchased a townhouse in Washington, DC in 2016. Source: Business Insider Bezos owns several condos in the historic Century building at 25 Central Park West in Manhattan. Source: Business Insider In June 2019, the Amazon CEO reportedly dropped about $80 million on another three adjacent apartments in a different building at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The spread consists of a three-story penthouse and the two units directly below it. Source: Business Insider Most recently, Bezos reportedly spent $165 million on another yet another Beverly Hills mansion — the Warner Estate. The Wall Street Journal reported the sale in February. Source: The Wall Street Journal Bezos has traditionally been somewhat frugal with his ground transportation. As recently as 2013, he was still driving a Honda Accord, according to the book "The Everything Store." Source: "The Everything Store" via Business Insider However, Bezos also owns a $65 million Gulfstream G650ER private jet. Source: Business Insider Bezos sometimes has a taste for exotic cuisine. The founder of e-commerce startup Woot recounted a breakfast with Bezos shortly after Amazon acquired the company at which the billionaire ordered octopus. Source: Business Insider The founder recounted Bezos explaining similarities between Amazon's acquisition of Woot and his offbeat breakfast order. "You're the octopus that I'm having for breakfast," Bezos said. "When I look at the menu, you're the thing I don't understand, the thing I've never had. I must have the breakfast octopus." Source: Business Insider Bezos has not engaged in public philanthropy to the same extent as many of his hyper-billionaire peers like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, who have both pledged to donate the majority of their fortunes to charity. Source: Business Insider Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie did sign Gates' Giving Pledge in May 2019, pledging to donate more than half of her fortune during her lifetime. In a blog post on July 28, MacKenzie announced that over the past year she has donated $1.7 billion to 116 organizations that support causes including racial equality, LGBTQ rights, public health, and climate change. Source: Business Insider Bezos has, however, supported Mary's Place, a Seattle organization that provides shelter and employment training to those who are homeless, and TheDream.US, which supports people who were brought to the US as undocumented immigrants when they were children. Source: Business Insider According to CNBC, Bezos has also donated significant sums to Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington Foundation, and Princeton University. Source: CNBC Bezos also supports some more unusual ventures, like the Long Now Foundation, which seeks to build a giant mechanical "10,000 year clock" underground in West Texas. Source: Business Insider The clock is intended to be a "symbol for long-term thinking," according to a tweet from Bezos. Source: Business Insider Bezos has been fascinated and inspired by NASA and space travel since watching the Apollo moon landings in his childhood. In 2013, Bezos funded and led an expedition to recover one of the rocket engines from the Apollo 12 mission from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Source: The Seattle Times Bezos' most ambitious venture may be Blue Origin, his space exploration company. Blue Origin has had several successful test flights of its reusable New Shepard rocket, and is currently developing the larger, mostly reusable New Glenn rocket system, intended to compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX. Source: Business Insider In the long term, Bezos intends for Blue Origin to support large-scale human spaceflight, with the goal of colonizing the solar system. Source: Business Insider In 2018, Bezos told Matthias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider's parent company Axel Springer, that he considers Blue Origin "the most important work [he's] doing." Source: Business Insider Indeed, Bezos told Döpfner that he plans to spend his entire fortune on space exploration, saying, "I am going to use my financial lottery winnings from Amazon to fund that." Source: Business Insider And in February, Bezos announced a pledge to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. "I'm committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer," Bezos wrote on Instagram. "Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let's protect it, together."⁣⁣⁣ Source: Business Insider Bezos also spends plenty of cash in his personal life. He threw a star-studded birthday bash for girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in December. Source: Business Insider Bezos nearly lost the title of "the world's richest man" to Bill Gates in October 2019, after a disappointing earnings report sent both Amazon's share price and the CEO's net worth on a downward spiral in after-hours trading. Bezos' personal net worth fell $8.2 billion at that point, according to Bloomberg. Source: Bloomberg Of course, he's since bounced back in a major way. Even as the coronavirus pandemic upended the American economy in March, Bezos has continued to get wealthier — and now, he's richer than he's ever been. Amazon's share price has surged throughout the pandemic as Americans practice social distancing to slow the virus' spread and increasingly turn to Amazon's delivery services for daily necessities. Bezos doesn't plan to keep all of the $56.7 billion he added to his net worth so far in 2020, however. In April, he pledged to donate $100 million to food banks facing shortages due to the economic crisis spurred by the pandemic. "My own time now is wholly focused on COVID-19 and how Amazon can best play its role," Bezos wrote in March. "I want you to know that Amazon will continue to do its part, and we won't stop looking for new opportunities to help." Source: Business Insider Amazon's continuous growth has drawn increasing scrutiny from lawmakers, culminating in a historic antitrust hearing in front of the House House Antitrust Subcommittee on July 29 where Bezos will testify alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. In prepared testimony released on his blog the day before, Bezos argues that Amazon's size benefits consumers, sellers, and the US economy, and that it still faces competition from Walmart, Instacart, and Shopify. 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E-commerce has reached new heights around the world, as more consumers are going online to make secure, touch-free purchases across various merchants and platforms.Today, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced they are each beginning technical preparations for global expansion of the Click to Pay online checkout – based on the EMV® Secure Remote Commerce industry standard – in additional geographies including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, with others to follow.Fintech NewsClick to Pay aims to make the online checkout simple and secure for consumers across web and mobile sites, mobile apps and connected devices by replacing time-consuming key entry of personal account numbers and information at checkout.The advanced digital checkout solution mirrors the consistent, interoperable checkout experience in physical stores – with one terminal to accept all card payments.Since then, more than 10,000 merchants have been enabling their customers with the option to click to pay including Cinemark, Crate & Barrel, Expedia, Fresh Direct, Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, Joseph A.Bank, the marketplace division of Rakuten U.S., Saks Fifth Avenue and SHOP.com, among others.Additional notable merchants around the world that are committed to supporting Click to Pay include Emirates, Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd., Noel Leeming, 1-day, Pizza Hut Australia, The Warehouse, Torpedo7, Ticketek and Warehouse Stationery.
Create the replica of the sky-scrapping Empire State Building with the Lego set that stands 55cm tall with innovative curtail wall and antenna tower.For layman and expert in electrics alike, the Briksmax lighting kit will help to create a marvelous illuminating night view of the New York skyline.As the centerpiece of New York City, the Empire State Building with 443m height dominates the skyline flanked by other skyscrapers.In 1950, the art deco antenna tower was further added on top, thereby, increasing its height.Dipped in such rich history, heritage, culture along with design, architecture and travel, the Lego Empire State Building 21046 model is designed for any 16+ years old enthusiast.Unlike many other models from the Lego Architecture series, this model comes with four façades with superior detailing that urges anyone to enjoy the 3600 views, especially when you have added the lights from Briksmax.HIGHLIGHTING THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING 21046 SET WITH LIGHT KITAssemble the 1767 Lego pieces of the model first and then you can customize it with 17 random colored Lego pieces included in the light kit for Lego Architecture Empire State Building.The tiles of the baseplate should be placed accordingly so that it depicts the Fifth Avenue of New York with busy roads surrounding the building.
Fifth Avenue is a major shopping spree in the center of Manhattan in New York City.The section of Fifth Avenue that crosses Midtown Manhattan especially that between 49th Street and 60th Street is filled with reputable shops and is persistently graded among the most expensive shopping streets in the world.In 2008, Forbes magazine outranked Fifth Avenue as being the most costly and ritzy street in the world.In this swank world, where permanent residence is a dream to earn, a building stands having the most desirable location as well as environment.It is 834 Fifth Avenue, located at the East 64th Street having the corner location opposing the Central park of NYC.It is the elegant luxurious housing complex.it was designed by none other than the famous Rosario Candela in 1931.Its street facing frontage is made entirely of limestone presenting great strength and beauty.The Paris inspired art deco styling was well inscribed in the entry areas and portions of the front.
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris31 Avenue George V, 8th arrondissement - Champs-Elysees, Paris, FranceLocated in Paris City Centre, this hotel is just a short stroll from Seine and Champs-Elysees.It showcases views of Paris and provides an indoor pool.This 5-star hotel offers a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sauna.It also has child-minding services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available 24 hours a day.It also has a fitness centre with a swimming pool.There are 244 unique rooms at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, each providing all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.Guests of Four Seasons Hotel in Paris can enjoy a unique dining experience at the cosy bar and chic restaurant.Its central location provides easy access to local culture, dining and entertainment.Hotel FeaturesGeneralRoom Service, Restaurant, Air ConditionedActivitiesFitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Massage / Beauty Centre, Sauna, Massage, Spa & Wellness Centre, Pool IndoorServicesBusiness Center, Concierge, Elevator / Lift, 24-Hour Reception, Dry Cleaning, Babysitting / Child Services, Currency Exchange, Safe-Deposit Box, Porters, Photocopier, Luggage Storage, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Shoe Shine, Self LaundryInternetInternet is available.Check-inFrom 3:00 PMCheck-outPrior to 12:00 PM=====================================================================================The Plaza New York City768 Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Midtown Center, New York City, United StatesOpened in 1907, The Plaza New York City is situated in New York City and offers a sauna, a butler service and a ballroom.It is surrounded by a variety of well-known shops and is minutes on foot from 57th Street IND Sixth Avenue Line Subway Station.This 5-star hotel offers valet parking, an express check-in and check-out feature and 24-hour room service.
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris31 Avenue George V, 8th arrondissement - Champs-Elysees, Paris, FranceLocated in Paris City Centre, this hotel is just a short stroll from Seine and Champs-Elysees.It showcases views of Paris and provides an indoor pool.This 5-star hotel offers a beauty centre, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sauna.It also has child-minding services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available 24 hours a day.It also has a fitness centre with a swimming pool.There are 244 unique rooms at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, each providing all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.Guests of Four Seasons Hotel in Paris can enjoy a unique dining experience at the cosy bar and chic restaurant.Its central location provides easy access to local culture, dining and entertainment.Hotel FeaturesGeneralRoom Service, Restaurant, Air ConditionedActivitiesFitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Massage / Beauty Centre, Sauna, Massage, Spa & Wellness Centre, Pool IndoorServicesBusiness Center, Concierge, Elevator / Lift, 24-Hour Reception, Dry Cleaning, Babysitting / Child Services, Currency Exchange, Safe-Deposit Box, Porters, Photocopier, Luggage Storage, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Shoe Shine, Self LaundryInternetInternet is available.Check-inFrom 3:00 PMCheck-outPrior to 12:00 PM=====================================================================================The Plaza New York City768 Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Midtown Center, New York City, United StatesOpened in 1907, The Plaza New York City is situated in New York City and offers a sauna, a butler service and a ballroom.It is surrounded by a variety of well-known shops and is minutes on foot from 57th Street IND Sixth Avenue Line Subway Station.This 5-star hotel offers valet parking, an express check-in and check-out feature and 24-hour room service.
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