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Fox News: The House That Rupert Built

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built

Fox News Channel, known by most as Fox News, is a cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of August of last year, some 97,186,000 American households received the Fox News Channel. The channel, which broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York ...

PRENTISS EARL III

PRENTISS EARL III

The Kauffman Foundation’s Prentiss Earl III talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the organization’s 1 Million Cups program. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion ...

KRIS “TANTO” PARONTO

KRIS “TANTO” PARONTO

Kris Paronto talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about what really happened in Benghazi, why he’s optimistic about the case being reopened and how he hopes history will remember the attacks. Kris Paronto, or “Tanto” as he is known in the world of security contracting, is one of five surviving ...

DR. CHRISTOPHER MISSLING

DR. CHRISTOPHER MISSLING

 Christopher Missling, Ph.D., CEO and President of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (OTCQB: AVXL), talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s portfolio of drug development pipelines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other central nervous system diseases. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of neurological disorder that ...

NANCY LIEBERMAN

NANCY LIEBERMAN

Two-time Olympian and Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her love of the game, her career on and off the court and her latest book. Nancy Lieberman is one of the most decorated female athletes of all time. She has made significant contributions ...

SARA EISEN

SARA EISEN

CNBC’s Sara Eisen talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the excitement of covering the financial markets, the global economic forecast for 2015 and why she loves the forex. As co-host of the 10 a.m. hour of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” Sara Eisen gets to witness history in the ...

SENATOR JIM DEMINT

SENATOR JIM DEMINT

Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator and president of The Heritage Foundation, talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about what the GOP’s big midterm win means for the country, his organization’s agenda to unite Americans and his new book. Jim DeMint, a Republican and South Carolina native, was elected to the ...

ERIC SHAWN

ERIC SHAWN

FOX News’ Senior Correspondent Eric Shawn talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about why the midterms are so important, what he believes will be the big election night story this year and some of the most critical issues facing the nation. For Eric Shawn—who this year marks his 40th anniversary ...

DAN BONGINO

DAN BONGINO

Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about why he’s running for Congress, what he believes voters should look for in a candidate for public office and his best-selling book. Dan Bongino worked for the New York Police Department for four years before joining ...

ELIZABETH MACDONALD

ELIZABETH MACDONALD

FOX Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her love of breaking news, her dedication to reporting the truth and her new book about a lesser-known yet significant heroine in the age of Joan of Arc. Wall Street was on pins and needles following last week’s ...

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With Cuba Decision, Obama Hands Hillary Clinton A 2016 Gift With Cuba Decision, Obama Hands Hillary Clinton A 2016 Gift

The following is an excerpt from Steve Holland | December 18, 2014 | Huffingtonpost.com | WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S. policy toward Cuba. While assailed by Republicans opposed to restoring ties with the communist-led island, the action has the power to solidify support ... Read More

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Mr. Obama’s Historic Move on Cuba Mr. Obama’s Historic Move on Cuba

The following is an excerpt from THE EDITORIAL BOARD | December 17, 2014 | Nytimes.com | Following months of secret negotiations with the Cuban government, President Obama on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to normalize relations with Cuba, a bold move that ends one of the most misguided chapters in American foreign policy. The administration’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations, take steps to remove Cuba from the State Department list of countries that sponsor terrorism and roll back restrictions on travel and trade ... Read More

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7 Big Ways To Invest Your Money In 2015 7 Big Ways To Invest Your Money In 2015

The following is an excerpt from Jeff Reeves | December 18, 2014 | Marketwatch.com | Calling a market top has been a dangerous game these past few years, and I don’t presume that a stock market correction, or, heaven forbid, a crash, is a foregone conclusion. And while I recently highlighted the 10 biggest risks to the stock market in 2015, there are in fact positive economic developments and investment opportunities worth exploring. Here are seven ways I learned to stop worrying and ... Read More

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Hong Kong Billionaire Thomas Kwok Guilty of Conspiracy With Hong Kong Official Hong Kong Billionaire Thomas Kwok Guilty of Conspiracy With Hong Kong Official

The following is an excerpt from Michelle Yun | December 19, 2014 | Bloomberg.com | Thomas Kwok, the billionaire co-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16), was convicted of conspiring with Hong Kong’s former No. 2 official to commit misconduct in public office. His younger brother, Raymond Kwok, was cleared of all charges. Thomas Kwok was found guilty of conspiring to pay HK$8.5 million ($1.1 million) to Rafael Hui from 2005 to 2007 in exchange for favorable treatment for Sun Hung ... Read More

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Fantasy Sports Fantasy Sports

Robert Traversa, Chief Financial Officer of MGT Capital Investments, Inc.(NYSE MKT: MGT), talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s position in the lucrative daily fantasy sports gaming industry. Fantasy sports dates back to the 1960s when a Harvard University sociologist and his colleagues launched a “baseball seminar” and kept rosters that earned them points based on professional players’ actual batting averages and entire season stats. During the latter part of the 20thcentury, participation in these fantasy games in ... Read More

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Stocks Stack Up Best Gain Of 2014, Oil Rout Resumes After Respite Stocks Stack Up Best Gain Of 2014, Oil Rout Resumes After Respite

The following is an excerpt from Steve Schaefer | December 18, 2014 | Forbes.com | The Dow Jones industrial average enjoyed its best one-day gain of 2014 Wednesday, and it turns out that was nothing. A day after gaining 288 points, the index surged 421 points, or 2.4%, to 17,778, in its best gain since late 2011. The move, which doubled in a late-day surge, easily outpaced Wednesday’s advance, which followed the statement and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who signaled ... Read More

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Putin Accuses the West of Trying to Sideline Russia Putin Accuses the West of Trying to Sideline Russia

The following is an excerpt from Time.com | December 18, 2014 | He says Western sanctions are a factor in Russian economic crisis MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years, pledging to diversify the gas-dependent economy and persuade businesses to help prop up the collapsing ruble. While using a litany of accusations against the West, Putin acknowledged that Western economic sanctions over Russia’s course on Ukraine was just one factor behind the Russian economic crisis, ... Read More

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Beyond The Sony Hack: How Companies Can Clamp Down On Cyberattacks Beyond The Sony Hack: How Companies Can Clamp Down On Cyberattacks

The following is an excerpt from Ben Fox Rubin | December 18, 2014 | cnet.com | Data breaches are on the rise, but cybersecurity experts say employees and companies can still make broad changes to cut back on hacks. A surge in cyberattacks this year has surely rattled both businesses and the consumers they depend on. But don't let fear rule the day: there are ways for executives and employees to lessen the chances of their companies becoming the next Sony, Home ... Read More

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France Seeks To Ban ‘e-joint’ France Seeks To Ban ‘e-joint’

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | December 16, 2014 | France sought to stamp out a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis, launched Tuesday with the claim it provides all of the relaxation but none of the mind-altering effects of marijuana. Health Minister Marisol Touraine said the product would "incite the consumption of cannabis" and that she intended approaching the courts to ban it. "I am opposed to such a product being commercialised in France," she said on RTL radio. The product was ... Read More

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Oil Stocks – An Incredible Opportunity For 2015 Oil Stocks – An Incredible Opportunity For 2015

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2014 December 18, 2014   The selling in oil stocks has been excessive. Everyone who breathes air knows that the price of gasoline is down from a year ago because oil prices have collapsed. From my point of view, I feel oil will go lower, perhaps to the $40-$45 range and then settle down and very slowly nibble its way up. That said, I am seeing stocks like PGH and PWE sell at 20% of ... Read More

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