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A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.
There's the court order authorizing the takeover of her children's three Tehran apartments in a multi-story building the family had owned for years. It was taken by an organization that is controlled by the most powerful man in Iran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks at a few "knick knacks" Oprah Winfrey auctioned for her charity, which brought in more than $600,000. Robert Frank reports on some of the most expensive items up for auction this Fall season.
"If they can't enroll before the end of this year... it's a serious burden on those people," said Joel Cantor, a public policy professor at Rutgers University who advises New Jersey on issues with the health reform law known as Obamacare.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- Most families would not fail to invite their sons- and daughters-in-law to Thanksgiving dinner, but a discussion of the family inheritance is another matter. "It's almost like an' aha' moment when they start to think about estate planning," says Roger Hobby, president of Wilmington Trust's northeast division.
Is Carl Icahn using his time and money wisely, and can he really affect change at Apple? The "Fast Money" traders share their opinions.
Oct 24- Bill Gross, the co-chief investment officer at bond giant Pimco, lambasted billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Thursday for his involvement in Apple Inc's strategy, but he failed to elicit an equally biting response from the veteran activist. Gross said on Twitter: "Icahn should leave# Apple alone& spend more time like Bill Gates.
NEW YORK, Oct 23- If you're waiting until Thanksgiving kicks off the season of goodwill, stop waiting. Foodbanks and other nonprofits that focus on helping the poor "are overwhelmed with demand" says Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
"Meaningful change is unlikely in the future," concluded the 14- member panel, assembled by Johns Hopkins University, in a report released on Tuesday that quickly drew protests from livestock industry groups.
Warren Buffett, showing again that he is not shy about showing his ukulele skills in public, did his take on "My Way" in NBC "TODAY" show's Orange Room.
"Meaningful change is unlikely in the future," concluded the 14- member panel, assembled by Johns Hopkins University, in a report released on Tuesday.
MADRID, Oct 21- U.S. software billionaire Bill Gates has bought 6 percent of Spanish construction company FCC for 113.5 million euros, the company said in a statement on Monday. The sale price was at Friday's closing price of 14.9 euros per share, FCC said.
In Cleveland, Ohio, 21 people were lit on fire for more than 30 seconds setting a new Guinness record.
Teaching charity is important, but taking your kids to work at a soup kitchen during the holidays is not the way to do it. Here's what works.
NEW YORK, Oct 17- Benefits consultant Aon Hewitt predicted that healthcare premium costs for large U.S. employers would rise about 6 percent in 2013, but when it tallied up its numbers for the year, the increase was only about 3.3 percent. The projection for 2014 costs is again in the 6- percent-to-7-percent range, Aon Hewitt said on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Oct 16- A federal prosecutor urged jurors on Wednesday to use their common sense to find five former employees of Bernard Madoff guilty of helping him carry out a massive fraud on his investors. "For more than 30 years, Bernard Madoff ran a multibillion- dollar fraud that turned out to be the biggest Ponzi scheme in history," Assistant U.S.
Sara Blakely, Spanx founder & inventor, shares her story of how she founded her multi-billion dollar business.
Spanx founder and inventor Sara Blakely shares that she started her multibillion-dollar business by cutting the feet out of control-top pantyhose. She was selling fax machines when she came up with the idea for Spanx. Blakely is the reason you have to be bullish on America, says Warren Buffett.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15- Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, according to people familiar with the matter.
David Saltzman, Robin Hood Foundation executive director, and David Tepper, Appaloosa Management president & founder, discuss how corporate philanthropy is helping the poor.