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Warren Buffett Is Betting $14 Billion on This Man

Warren Buffett's $14 billion stake in American Express says a lot about CEO Kenneth Chenault.

Sylvie Daigneault

Sylvie Daigneault is an illustrator based in Toronto. Her clients include Tetley Tea, The Royal Canadian Mint, Publix, American Express, Bell Canada, MTA, The National Ballet of Canada, UTF University of Toronto, Harlequin, MacMillan/McGraw-Hill and Harper Collins. Show More Summary

422 Million American Express Points For Buying Tea Cup

Ever wonder how many miles you can earn on a 36 million dollar tea cup purchase? Good, neither did I. Via Bloomberg: "A Chinese collector who bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup for a record HK$281 million (US$36 million) at auction...Show More Summary

Arrests without charge of American beating victim’s relatives in Jerusalem leave State Dep’t ‘deeply concerned’

The State Dep't condemns Turkish PM Erdogan's allegation that Israel is undertaking "genocide" in Gaza; and it expresses "deep concern" about the arrest without charges in Jerusalem of "several" relatives of Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old American beaten brutally there two weeks ago

Man Earns 422 Million Points, 20% Off Paid First Class, and What the Numbers Say About Airline Safety

News and notes from around the interweb: Chinese man earns 422 million Amex points with one purchase. He bought a ceramic cup at auction, and earned a a fairly inflated Chinese American Express points with his Centurion card. If youShow More Summary

1 Massive Opportunity for American Express Company

While Apple and Google have their sights on the payment industry, American Express is making major progress in one incredibly big business.

American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Casting: Neil Patrick Harris Might Play A Carnival Character

If you thought that the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show couldn’t get any better, then you were wrong — Neil Patrick Harris might be joining Ryan Murphy’s creepy carnival. According to The Wrap, Harris expressed his admiration forAmerican Horror Story during an interview on EW Radio. The actor was so excited about season

HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows

As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave."

Inside the Biggest Nerd Sporting Event You've Never Heard Of

The exploding universe of e-sports culminates every year in a "League of Legends" tournament that sold out more than 11,000 seats at Staples, has Coca-Cola and American Express as sponsors and keeps teenagers training year-round. read more

Know Me, Know My Work

Remember those old American Express card commercials? A recognizable face would appear in the ads, and at some point, up would pop the question, "Do you know me?" Followed by the celebrity's name on a facsimile of the credit card, and...Show More Summary

150,000 Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Nothing to be afraid of.

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

It’s Wednesday, World Snake Day, a holiday with dubious origins, during which enthusiasts express their undying love — not fear — for serpents that frighten large numbers of people. In the spirit of the day, Americans might want to consider...Show More Summary

AEI: “What Works in Helping the Poor?”

Is America on the right track? Overwhelmingly most Americans feel the nation is not headed in the right direction. Consistently over the last 4 years, 2 out of every 3 American voters have expressed their belief that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Only 1 in 4 American voters believe the nation is […]

What If American Express Loses Its Fight With The Justice Department?

The Justice Department says American Express' merchant policies create an anti-competitive market for payment processors. What could happen if Amex is forced to change?

Mayor Bill de Blasio Sends a Video Love Letter to the Teachers Union. Kids and Taxpayers Get Jilted.

last weekNews : Reason

New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) expressed his adoration for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in a video tribute hat played at the union’s annual conference in Los Angeles over he weekend. (Click above to watch.) InShow More Summary

Why I Dumped My American Express Platinum Card

Martin Carlsson/Alamy I remember deliberating whether to get the American Express (AXP) Platinum card for over a year. What drew me to the card was access to most U.S.-based airport lounges, but I couldn't get over the mental hump of shelling out a $450 annual fee for a credit card. Show More Summary

Trayvon Martin And African American Men Were Betrayed By The George Zimmerman Trial?

Was Trayvon Martin, and the African American men in general, betrayed by the criminal justice system when the jury came to the decision that George Zimmerman was not guilty? That’s the feeling being expressed by some people now that one year has passed since the trial. In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmerman’s

For Bev Smith And "Democracy Now" WHITE RIGHT WING "Hatred" Against Hispanic Immigrants Is SUPERIOR To Any Hatred That They Suffer In Their Home Nations As Expressed By Fellow Central Americans And Mexicans

NON-WHITE WHITE SUPREMACY IS THE ESSENCE OF POST-RACIAL PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST ADVOCACY "These BABIES departed for America in search of OPPORTUNITY just like so many immigrants before them. They, many of them younger than 14, made their way through the hot desert sun and arrived across the US Southern Border. Show More Summary

Wanton behavior

In the 1700s, Garner's Modern American Usage says, Samuel Johnson declared an end to "wont." But, Garner's continues, "it hangs on today as a slightly whimsical way of expressing customary behavior." It also hangs on as a misuse of "want." "Wont" has to do with habit or custom; "want" has to do with desire. But when something is a habit,...

Warren Buffett Loves This Stock

Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway has a nearly $15-billion stake in American Express. And why he still holds onto it will surprise you.

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