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CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Taking A Fresh and New look At Your Financial Health

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Taking A Fresh and New look At Your Financial Health

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about what Americans can do to ensure their financial health, the importance of savings and why it’s good to be honest with your kids about money. April is National Financial Literacy Month and what better time than spring—the season of new ...

A Successful Entrepreneur  Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

A Successful Entrepreneur Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

  CNBC’s reality television show, The Profit, premiered in 2013. Each episode finds Marcus Lemonis offering struggling small businesses capital investment and his expertise in exchange for an ownership stake in the company. After the deal is accepted, he focuses on saving the business and making himself a profit ― even if ...

Host of “The Willis Report”, Gerri Willis: What To Look Out For This Tax Season

Host of “The Willis Report”, Gerri Willis: What To Look Out For This Tax Season

FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her special tax season coverage on “The Willis Report,” what taxpayers should be mindful of this year and what she enjoys most about hosting her own show. The April 15 deadline to file tax returns is fast approaching ...

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

In November 2014, Shark Tank aired its 100th episode — a testament to the reality show’s continuing popularity.  Produced by hit maker Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice), Shark Tank premiered August 9, 2009 on ABC. The show features a panel of potential investors, called "The Sharks", who consider offers from aspiring ...

Eddie Deen’s Rock Star Texas Barbecue

Eddie Deen’s Rock Star Texas Barbecue

Eddie Deen, president of Eddie Deen & Company, talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the origins of his famous barbecue, how he inspires and motivates his employees and his “Internal Freedom” life skills course. If there’s a rock star of Texas barbecue, it’s Eddie Deen. In the restaurant and ...

Advancing Entrepreneurship

Advancing Entrepreneurship

There are some 1250 business incubators in the USA, according to the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA). Business incubators are dedicated to startup and early-stage companies, offering business assistance services and entrepreneurial support. Although most incubators offer their clients office space and shared administrative services, the heart of a true business incubation program is the services it provides to ...

The Media Research Center, Brent Bozell

The Media Research Center, Brent Bozell

L. Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center, talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about media bias in America, why he believes it’s time for conservatives to speak out and what he’d like to see happen in the 2016 election. Holding the national media accountable is ...

Emmy Award-winning, Investigative Journalist – Sharyl Attkisson

Emmy Award-winning, Investigative Journalist – Sharyl Attkisson

Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her new book, the Obama administration’s harassment of journalists and why she will continue giving voice to the untouchable stories that others won’t publish. Getting at the truth is Sharyl Attkisson’s trademark. She has won ...

Poof…Where’s Penn Jillette?

Poof…Where’s Penn Jillette?

Penn Jillette talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his long-running career, why he will always seek to expose the truth and his upcoming movie “Director’s Cut.” Illusionists Penn & Teller are celebrating 40 years as an entertainment duo this year, and they are everywhere—on TV and radio, in magazines ...

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built  PART THREE – SUCCESS BRINGS CONTROVERSY

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built PART THREE – SUCCESS BRINGS CONTROVERSY

In a 2009 New York Times article, Fox explained that its hard news programming runs from “9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays” and “ objective”. Its other broadcasts, however, consist mainly of opinion and commentary. Fox News Channel has long been accused of promoting conservative ...

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Dubai Stocks Lead Mideast Gains After U.S. Record, Oil’s Advance Dubai Stocks Lead Mideast Gains After U.S. Record, Oil’s Advance

The following is an excerpt from Sarmad KhanShoshanna Solomon | April 26, 2015 | Bloomberg.com | Dubai stocks climbed, tracking a record close in U.S. equities, after the price of Brent crude rose to the highest since December. Abu Dhabi shares also gained. Dubai’s DFM General Index added 2.1 percent to close at 4,172.14, the highest since Dec. 1. Gulf Navigation Holding, a shipping company specializing in oil and chemicals, was Dubai’s biggest percentage gainer, advancing the most in more than four ... Read More

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Another Company Already Wants To Buy Time Warner Cable: Report Another Company Already Wants To Buy Time Warner Cable: Report

The following is an excerpt from Alexander C. Kaufman & Jenny Che | April 24, 2015 | Huffingtonpost.com | Time Warner Cable may already have a new suitor. In a widely expected maneuver, cable giant Charter Communications is laying the groundwork for a bid to buy the country’s second-largest cable and broadband provider, according to a Wall Street Journal report Friday. The move comes hours after Comcast backed out of a controversial deal to buy Time Warner Cable after federal officials opposed the ... Read More

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Jeff Bezos’ Near $5 Billion Payday Jeff Bezos’ Near $5 Billion Payday

The following is an excerpt from Tomi Kilgore | April 24, 2015 | MarketWatch.com | Jeff Bezos must feel like he's the king of the world. He’s not only the founder, chairman, chief executive and president of Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +14.13% he’s also the largest shareholder. And he’s nearly $5 billion richer in just one day. Amazon’s stock soared $55.11, or 14%, to a record closing high of $445.10 Friday following an upbeat first-quarter report and a number of upgrades by Wall Street ... Read More

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Small Renovations, Big Payoff Small Renovations, Big Payoff

following is an excerpt from TIM McKEOUGH | April 24, 2015 | Nytimes.com | Before you give your contractor the green light to install that spare-no-expense kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, consider this: A high-end kitchen with top-of-the-line finishes might not be worth as much as you think when it comes time to sell. Smaller projects, though, like replacing cabinet fronts in the kitchen or refinishing hardwood floors can increase your sales price significantly. Several real estate organizations have warned homeowners ... Read More

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These Are the Most Expensive Apple Products Ever Made These Are the Most Expensive Apple Products Ever Made

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Howley | April 23, 2015 | Yahoo.com | Let’s kick things off with the product that’s got everyone talking, the Apple Watch. Most Apple Watch buyers will likely opt for the 38 mm Apple Watch Sport or 42 mm Apple Watch Sport, which cost $350 and $400, respectively. But if you’re a celebrity, tech mogul, or just really rich, you’ll probably snag an Apple Watch Edition. Pricing starts at a cool 10 grand for a ... Read More

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New ‘Liquidmorphium’ Turing Phone Claims To Be Ultra-Secure And Stronger Than Steel New ‘Liquidmorphium’ Turing Phone Claims To Be Ultra-Secure And Stronger Than Steel

The following is an excerpt from cnet.com | April 23, 2015 | What do liquidmorphium and late British cryptographer Alan Turing have in common? They're both key selling points for the Turing Phone, a new Android 5.0 Lollipop handset aimed at keeping your data extremely secure. What's this liquidmorphium stuff? Apparently, it's "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver" whose atomic structure is more like glass than like aluminum or steel. Turing Robotic Industries CEO S.Y.L. Chao says that production uses ... Read More

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Trust-Busting Isn’t Back. Comcast Was Just Unlucky. Trust-Busting Isn’t Back. Comcast Was Just Unlucky.

The following is an excerpt from Haley Sweetland Edwards | April 23, 2015 | Time.com | Comcast is planning to walk away from its $45.2 billion proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, according to several media reports. The unexpected change of heart—attributed to unnamed sources by Bloomberg News, CNBC and the New York Times (Comcast declined to comment to TIME)—comes just a day after government officials at the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department expressed doubt this week that a marriage ... Read More

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Blob Of Warm Pacific Water Threatens Ecosystem, May Intensify Drought Blob Of Warm Pacific Water Threatens Ecosystem, May Intensify Drought

(CNN)Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they should be. No snow where there should be feet of it. Some scientists are saying "The Blob" could be playing a factor. As monikers go, the blob doesn't sound very worrisome. But if you're a salmon fisherman in Washington or a California resident hoping to see the end of the drought, the blob could become an enemy of top concern. A University of Washington climate scientist and his associates have been studying ... Read More

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How Much is the U.S. Worth? Economist Values the Land Alone at $23 Trillion How Much is the U.S. Worth? Economist Values the Land Alone at $23 Trillion

The following is an excerpt from Eric Morath | April 22, 2015 | WSJ.com | All the land in the United States, including Landscape Arch in Utah’s Arches National Park, is worth an estimated $23 trillion, according to a new report. Sarah Portlock/The Wall Street Journal Americans tend to have a good handle on how much their house is worth. But what about the land it sits on? Or all the land in their state? Or, heck, how much is the continental U.S. ... Read More

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Are Bees Getting Addicted To Nicotine? Are Bees Getting Addicted To Nicotine?

The following is an excerpt from MICHAEL CASEY | April 22, 2015 | CBSNews.com | Just as smokers become addicted to cigarettes, bees might be getting hooked on a pesticide blamed by some scientists for a steep decline in their population. That was the surprising finding from one of two studies in Nature Wednesday that examined the impact on several bee species of neonicotinoids, a class of commonly used pesticides that are used on corn and cereal crops as well as many types ... Read More

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