Wealth

Andy Buchanan | AFP | Getty Images Jim Ratcliffe visits the Ineos oil refinery in Grangemouth, Scotland. The U.K.’s wealthiest man, Jim Ratcliffe, could soon hold a larger influence over North Sea oil, with his company in exclusive negotiations with ConocoPhillips for its British assets. ConocoPhillips confirmed to CNBC via email Monday that it was
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Hotels from Maine to Hawaii and beyond, will offer up room deals to travelers. Some may be tied to loyalty programs, so it may be a good time to consider signing up. Maine’s Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) will offer gift card bonuses on Cyber Monday. Buy a $500 gift card and receive a $100 resort
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As with any kind of negotiation, the first step is to do your research and figure out where you sit in the market. “Speak to recruiters and colleagues and peers to see what the market rate is for someone in your role with your experience,” said Cooke. Online sites like PayScale and Salary.com can be
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The number of women-owned businesses is on the rise. Four in 10 businesses in the U.S. are now majority-owned, operated and controlled by women, according to the latest State of Women-owned Businesses report from American Express. That’s a total of 12.3 million companies — or 58 percent more than the number that existed just over
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Amid increasingly intense hurricanes and other weather events, real estate owners are trying to get ahead of the curve by constructing new homes that can handle extremes. Some of the latest examples in high-end real estate include disaster-prepared and energy efficient properties — but ones that don’t mean retreating underground or building a bunker into
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The impact of the ongoing trade spat between Washington and Beijing is going to have a “minimal” impact for now on China’s luxury shoppers, according to a partner at consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants. Most of the impact will be indirect, with the trade tariffs likely affecting the overall Chinese economy and the capacity for
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A 73-year-old bottle of French Burgundy became the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction, fetching $558,000. The bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti sold at Sotheby’s for more than 17 times its original estimate of $32,000. Another bottle of the same wine and vintage went for $496,000 moments later at Saturday’s auction. The bottles
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