Billionaires

DES MOINES, Iowa | Billionaires with eye on White House to visit key states

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two deep-pocketed Democrats are set to travel to early presidential primary states, stoking further speculation about whether they will soon launch bids for the White House. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor, is set to visit three towns in Iowa on Tuesday, while billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Billionaires with eye on White House to visit key states

BERLIN | World’s billionaires saw ranks, wealth grow in 2017

BERLIN — The rich got richer than ever before last year, with China leading the way. Swiss bank UBS said Friday that its annual study of the world’s billionaires found their combined wealth rose by $1.4 trillion to an eye-popping $8.9 trillion in 2017. The number of billionaires around the global also increased, from 1,979 … Continue reading BERLIN | World’s billionaires saw ranks, wealth grow in 2017

LOS ANGELES | Bloomberg pumps $9 million into California House races

LOS ANGELES— A political committee backed by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending nearly $9 million on TV ads to help two Democrats trying to topple Republican incumbents in Southern California. Bloomberg disclosed earlier this year that he intended to spend tens of millions of dollars to support Democratic congressional … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Bloomberg pumps $9 million into California House races

BOSTON | Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

BOSTON — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren’s decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the candidates challenging each other and sometimes talking over one another. … Continue reading BOSTON | Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

The Latest: Pinera thanks supporters for win in Chile vote

SANTIAGO, Chile /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The latest on Chile’s presidential runoff election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is thanking supporters after he easily won the country’s presidential runoff election Sunday. The one-time airline magnate says he is humbled by the “magnificent triumph” and is calling for unity among … Continue reading The Latest: Pinera thanks supporters for win in Chile vote

Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead

TORONTO/December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after they were found dead in their home in what police called suspicious deaths. Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said Saturday the deaths are suspicious based on what they know, but offered no other … Continue reading Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead