'The Nest' review: a marriage story from the Greed Is Good era, fiercely acted by Carrie Coon and Jude Law
A tightly clenched marriage story, writer-director Sean Durkin’s “The Nest” takes place at the height of the mid-1980s, a year or two before Gordon Gekko and Oliver Stone made unscrupulous capitalism so damnably aspirational in “Wall Street.”Durkin’s second feature is not primarily concerned with deregulated excess or financial matters, however. “The Nest” is more about the dangerous facades and thin ice of so many family relationships. The troubled air of Durkin’s previous feature, the eerily effective cult drama “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” has something in common with the air in this one.Whe...
Mets announce they are selling team to Steve Cohen, hedge-fund billionaire to own 95% of franchise
NEW YORK — Steve Cohen’s decade-long pursuit of the Mets is over. He’s liberated the team from the Wilpons.“I am excited to have reached an agreement with the Wilpon and Katz families to purchase the New York Mets,” Cohen said in a statement.The hedge fund billionaire, soon to be MLB’s richest owner, will reportedly own 95% of the team, with the Wilpon and Katz families owning the remaining 5%.The deal values the Mets at $2.475 billion. Cohen still needs to get approval from 23 of the 30 MLB owners in order to take over the team; that could happen as soon as November. He’s expected to get thos...
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Records of billionaire hedge fund manager, wife subpoenaed in ongoing Jeffrey Epstein probe
MIAMI — The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued subpoenas for testimony from several former financial and business associates of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, court documents made public Tuesday show.The subpoenas were actually filed Sept. 3 but made public Tuesday in a civil racketeering investigation led by Attorney General Denise George. The targets include billionaire hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin, his former company Highbridge Capital Corporation and his wife Eva Andersson-Dubin, a physician who is a former Miss Sweden and former Epstein girlfriend.Epstein and D...
'Should I buy ammo?' Financial planners field difficult questions during pandemic, election
If clients of financial planners are a barometer, people are worried about the future. “I’ve gotten the question a couple times, ‘Colby, should I stock up on weapons and ammunition?’ ” said Colby Winslow, a personal wealth manager with Creative Planning in Orlando, Fla.Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, financial planners have been getting some tough questions from very troubled clients.“There’s a raw emotion that has been brought to the forefront because of this pandemic that’s not going away,” said John West of Spraker Wealth Management. “It has caused more candid conversations with people...
Electrostatic spray guns and germ zappers may be coming to a hotel near you
Measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus continue to shift — and so do responses by investors, developers, builders, banks and buyers. To track the impact, we spoke to Ezra Katz, CEO and founder of the Coconut Grove, Fla.-based investment firm Aztec.In 1994, Katz established Mayan Properties, a real estate investment merchant bank and asset management team that invests in existing projects nationwide, including Berkowitz Development Group’s Aventura Commons Shopping Center and TPG’s Marriott Fort Lauderdale North. Mayan has invested in over 60 hotels and continues to hold ownership in...
'You cannot create a viable business in your basement.' In WFH world, Chicago's tech hubs miss the magic of in-person networking
CHICAGO — One night a few summers ago, Cameo co-founder Steven Galanis and a few colleagues were working late in their office at Chicago tech hub 1871 when someone knocked on their door.The elevators to 1871 had stopped running for the night, but the man at the door was too new to know the elevator schedule. He’d started working just down the hall at venture capital firm Chicago Ventures.Galanis helped him, offered him one of the Italian beef sandwiches his mom had just dropped off, and told him about Cameo, a platform that lets users book video shoutouts from celebrities. The man, Jackson Jhi...
Rocket Companies' IPO raises $1.8 billion, launches trading on Wall Street
Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert celebrated his $1.8 billion Rocket Companies IPO Thursday by talking up the possibility of acquiring more financial-technology companies down the road.“We want to use our stock as currency and potentially acquire more fin-tech organizations and put them in the vault,” Gilbert said on CNBC. “We’re excited about it.”Rocket stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday around 11 a.m. opening at the IPO price of $18 a share. The stock was gaining ground and trading around $18.65 a share shortly after 11:30 a.m. In early trading, the stock swung from a ...
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