New York crypto personality used ‘Seinfeld’ joke in fraud

Jason Alexander as George Costanza.   Maria McCarty | NBCU Photo Bank | NBCUniversal | Getty Images Yada, yada, yada, this cryptocurrency crook isn’t laughing now. A New York man swindled more than $1.3 million from friends, neighbors and investors by among other things getting them to invest in bogus real-estate projects involving a company named … Read more

Trump Complains ‘I Have The Only’ Illegal NDA While His Lawyers Claim He Knew Nothing Of It

Donald Trump in a courthouse corridor rant appears to have acknowledged participation in the $130,000 nondisclosure agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels, contradicting his lawyers’ story to a jury that the coup-attempting former president wasn’t even aware of the deal. “‘NDAs are legal and common, yet Bragg alleges Trump’s was illegal.’ I have the only … Read more

China’s Shenzhen metropolis sees fastest growth in millionaires globally

Shenzhen city skyline. Photographer is my life. | Getty Images China’s Shenzhen has recorded the fastest growth in millionaires over the past decade, and is poised to see a further influx in the coming years, according to a recent report. Shenzhen recorded 140% growth in millionaire count, according to the report from New World Wealth … Read more

Michael Cohen Has Undoubtedly Changed. To Whose Benefit?

It was a highly domesticated Michael Cohen who took the stand at former President Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial in New York. Over the last few weeks, jurors and reporters in the courtroom have heard others paint a visceral portrait of the man who, for a decade, worked as Trump’s exceedingly aggressive personal attorney … Read more

DOJ charges brothers with $25 million Ethereum heist that took 12 seconds

Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the indictment of two brothers for allegedly stealing $25 million in cryptocurrency within roughly 12 seconds. DOJ called it a “first-of-its kind” fraud, detailing the seconds-long scheme where the brothers allegedly manipulated the Ethereum blockchain to redirect pending transactions and steal … Read more

Copper futures hit record high amid data center build-up, EV growth

An employee scans barcodes on copper rods as they sit stacked outside at the Aurubis AG headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Krisztian Bosci | Bloomberg | Getty Images Copper futures hit a record high on Wednesday as demand for the base metal stays strong amid a rush to build data centers and the continued electrification of … Read more

Michael Cohen testifies, House Speaker Johnson watching

U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a press conference after attending the trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affair with Stormy Daniels, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, U.S., May 14, 2024.  Cheney Orr | Reuters Donald Trump … Read more

10 states with the most money

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks as part of his Investing in America agenda, during a visit to Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, U.S., May 8, 2024.  Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration has announced $537 billion in infrastructure investments since the passage of landmark government funding bills, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure … Read more

Media companies woo advertisers as spend shifts to digital

Kevin Mazur | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Media giants are making their annual pitches to advertisers this week against the backdrop of significant disruption in the industry. The Hollywood writers and actors strikes are over, meaning Upfronts will likely be star-studded once again, major cost cutting is largely in the rear view mirror … Read more

Cities where home prices increased most so far this year

Home prices are on the rise again after declining for the second half of 2023, with 93% of all major metro areas posting gains so far in 2024, a National Association of Realtors report reveals. Roughly one-third of the 223 major metro markets NAR examined had a double-digit price increase in the first three months … Read more