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Hudson Valley hotels and glamping

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Hudson River Valley has long attracted city dwellers trying to escape New York. The beautiful region — an 150-mile stretch from the northern tip of Manhattan to Albany — features abundant forests, fertile farmlands and dramatic views of the......
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Bernie Sanders’ wealth tax would fall $1 trillion shy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School finds that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposed wealth tax on the richest Americans will generate $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion less than what the campaign claims. The results, if accurate, could......
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Japan’s Kanazawa has cherry blossoms, geisha and ancient samurai past

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Kanazawa is known as Japan’s “Little Kyoto” for a reason. Up until the late 19th Century, the castle town of Kanazawa flourished under the powerful Maeda clan, who ruled over an ancient province then known as Kaga. Cherry blossom petals......
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gorillas, safaris and tea plantations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here “We have contact,” revealed the ranger to the seven wildlife enthusiasts standing at the foot of Mount Sabyinyo, an extinct volcano in the Rwandan Virunga Mountains. An excited murmur spread through the group as they stood waiting in the morning......
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Melbourne’s gin distilleries are changing how the country drinks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From the moment they decided to open a distillery in Australia’s Yarra Valley, the co-founders of Four Pillars Gin — Stu Gregor, Cam MacKenzie and Matt Jones — knew it was serious business. “When we started, we didn’t want to......
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World’s billionaires richer than a combined 4.6 billion people

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Trutschel | Photothek | Getty Images The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, new research has claimed. In a study published Monday, international charity Oxfam called on governments to implement policies......
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Why wealthy investors are increasingly bullish on economy to start 2020

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man runs past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Bloomberg There already have been six new all-time highs for stocks in the 12 trading days of 2020, putting the S&P 500 up close to 3% since the year started.......
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the perfect weekend trip from Mexico City

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced in 2001 it was developing a program to highlight the most beautiful and culturally-rich towns in the country. With more to offer than just beach resorts, ports of call and salt-rimmed margaritas, Mexico focused on......
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How Congress made it easier to avoid the IRS

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Every budget cycle, members of Congress solemnly promise to better fund the Internal Revenue Service so it can do its job of collecting taxes and......
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Rolls Royce’s $400,000 SUV helps carmaker set sales record in 2019

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Rolls-Royce Cullinan at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. Martyn Lucy | Getty Images Rolls-Royce had its best year ever in 2019, driven in large part by its three-ton SUV that sells for over $400,000. The company, a division......
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Mu Cang Chai rice field terraces

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Deep in the valleys forged by the waters of Asia’s Red River, a series of colorful mountain villages are encircled by fields of towering rice terraces. The fields are agricultural feats of precision — rugged mountains blanketed with emerald stairways......
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“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch to be released from jail after alleged probation violation is questioned today

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A man who became known as the “affluenza teen” for his unusual defense at a 2013 manslaughter trial was set to be released from a Texas jail, after prosecutors raised questions Friday about a drug test that triggered an alleged probation violation. Ethan Couch, 22, avoided prison following his initial......
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Sales of Manhattan’s priciest apartments plunge almost 40%

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The view north to Central Park Tower and 111 West 57th Street on Billionaires Row from the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building on July 28, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images) Gary Hershorn | Getty Images Real estate sales in Manhattan have fallen......
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If you hit the $220 million Powerball jackpot, this is your tax bill

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The 24% that gets withheld for federal taxes is just the beginning of what the winner would owe to the IRS — and, likely, state coffers, as well. Source link: Click here for more...
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This decade saw Warren Buffett finally turn his back on IBM and jump big time into Apple

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One of Warren Buffett’s biggest investment mistakes, IBM, played out over an agonizing seven-year stretch this decade. But in the end, he rotated into Apple for a lucrative ride. Source link: Click here for more...
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‘The days of a national minimum wage are really over,’ staffing expert declares

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States are boosting minimum wages as an “indirect result of the great economy and of the companies doing this,” says Tom Gimbel, CEO of staffing agency LaSalle Network. Source link: Click here for more...
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Travel trend 2020: Mekong River cruises are booming — here’s why

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Cruising the lower Mekong is a safe, convenient and pampered way to explore Cambodia and Vietnam. Whether on traditional boats or luxury cruises outfitted with high-end restaurants, spas and gyms, travelers have more ways to explore the rural towns and small tributaries of the delta region. Source link: Click here......

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