Facebook’s First Big investor, Peter Thiel, Cashes Out

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Peter Thiel, Facebook's first big investor, has sold off most of his stake, turning his initial $500,000 investment into more than $1 billion in cash. Thiel...

EL AL Airlines Announces 2Q 2012 Financial Results

NEW YORK — August 21, 2012 — EL AL, Israel’s national airline, announced the financial results for the second quarter (April - June) of 2012.  Despite the challenges of...

U.S. and Israel on Iran: Widening Gap or “Different Clocks”?

While Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren downplayed the reportedly widening gap between Washington and Jerusalem’s positions regarding the necessity and timing of possible military action against Iran’s...

For GM, Bankruptcy Talk Is Its Own Fault

All my life, long before I became a journalist, my mom warned me that there’s no free lunch, and to be careful in asking for favors. “You don’t want...

Facebook Shares Hit New Low As A Lockup Period Ends

The Facebook slide on Wall Street continued on Friday, as the company’s shares reached new lows a day after early investors became eligible to sell their shares on the...

US Banks Told to Make Plans for Preventing Collapse

U.S. regulators directed five of the country's biggest banks, including Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, to develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing...

Visionary Businessman and Philanthropist Sami Rohr Dies at Age 86

International businessman and philanthropist Sami Rohr, whose communal heart, visionary mind and financial acumen funded Jewish community centers around the globe and laid the groundwork for a rebirth of...

Man Buys 650 Foreclosures All At Once for $4.8M

Until a year ago, Bill McMachen, 71, had never bought or sold a foreclosed home. Then in 2011 he bought one for $12,000 and flipped it a week later for $18,000. “That...

Feds Probe Money Transfers at Adelson’s Sands Casino

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions...

Goldman Sachs To Invest $9.6 Million In Rikers Island Jail Program

NEW YORK -- New York City says Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a new jail initiative that will allow the investment firm to profit if the...
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