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Global oil funds get more bang for bucks-in health care

cnbc.com — Global crude prices are in the midst of a slump, squeezing the bottom lines of oil companies and petro-states around the world. So how do sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) cope in this environment? The asset management arms of many oil-producing countries around the world are worth a collective $7 trillion.

3 biggest challenges facing retirement savings

cnbc.com — When considering the biggest regrets of 2014, most of us think of common year-end responses, such as what we ate and drank or spending too little time with loved ones. However, the growing American mass-affluent segment experienced the most guilt-for not investing enough for the future.

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control

cnbc.com — People familiar with the matter told Reuters it was the Indonesian captain Iriyanto who took this step, rather than his less experienced French co-pilot Remy Plesel, who was flying the plane.

Cramer Remix: These boots were made for investing

cnbc.com — If Google can grow so fast that it penetrates the computers of most Americans, could big brother also penetrate your workplace? Cramer went off the tape on Friday to talk to Arrowsight. This is a privately held company that provides remote video auditing systems to enable third-party auditing of worker production levels.

Executive Cut: Diapers, Oil, Biotech & ATVs

cnbc.com — From Kimberly-Clark to Core Labs, CEOs tell "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer what can power their companies higher.

$1 million a month to raise the kids

cnbc.com — Raising kids is getting expensive-especially if they're used to taking private jets to their five homes. In an escalating divorce battle, Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin says in court papers his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, wants $1 million a month for child-related expenses. How can three kids under age 10 cost $1 million a month?
Jan 31, 2015

You thought rich people were nausea-inducing before? Wait til you see rich people divorcing! cnb.cx/1BAo3VZ

Jan 30, 2015

Uhm "children's expenses" 3 kids under 10!? Billionaire's ex wants $1M a month to raise kids a.msn.com/00/en-us/AA8Ms… pic.twitter.com/z6zIFD3a80

Jan 30, 2015

$1 million a month to raise the kids. Ken Griffin's child-care expenses, cnb.cx/1tG9K4o

US 4Q GDP at 2.6% vs. 3.0% expected

cnbc.com — Eddie Seal | Bloomberg | Getty Images This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. U.S. gross domestic product for the fourth quarter was seen at 3.0 percent. Get the market reaction here.
Jan 30, 2015

@EllesEconomy US 4Q GDP at 2.6% vs. 3.0% expected..now to dig into the actual report to see what is really going on. cnb.cx/1tEgEqV

Seahawks fans' ultimate 12th man tailgating bus

video.cnbc.com — A group of Seattle Seahawks super fans have created the ultimate tailgating experience. NBC Sports' Dave Briggs reports.

From hedge funds to juice, and back again

cnbc.com — Michael Karsch is hoping to apply the lessons of juice to hedge funds. The prominent investor closed his stock-focused Karsch Capital Management in 2013 after 13 years and peak assets of $3.4 billion. He then invested and helped build Juice Press, a New York-area chain of juice bars that sells ultra-healthy vegan beverages.

Life after Mitt: What does the GOP do now?

cnbc.com — This was unusual political humility. But let me highlight this specific phrase: "one who has not yet taken their message across the country." If there's anything the GOP needs - besides a winner - it's a confident, incentive-based, pro-growth message. The party didn't have one last year, but it won the midterms thanks to President Obama's ineptness.

You can sell your poop for $13,000 a year

cnbc.com — As the use of personalized medicine continues to widen, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization is looking to get really personal and it's paying good money for healthy stool samples. The company, OpenBiome, is willing to pay as much as $250 for a week's worth of donations of healthy stool samples, or $13,000 a year, according to The Washington Post.

The worst excuses for being late for work

cnbc.com — With that in mind, speak up if you expect a late start next week. "Talk with your boss if you're going to be up late partying, celebrating, crying in your beer, whatever it is," said Challenger. "Most companies are pretty flexible. They just don't like to be taken by surprise."
Jan 30, 2015

RT @CNBC: The worst excuses you can possibly use if you oversleep on Super Bowl Monday: cnb.cx/1BzfLh7 pic.twitter.com/00kEJ1z0Ou

Jan 30, 2015

Planning to come in to work late Super Bowl Monday? How to make that work: cnb.cx/1zmtQjx

Fed's Williams: Expect to see growth of 3% in 2015, unemployment rate at 5%

cnbc.com — David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images This is a breaking news article. Please check back for updates on this story. John Williams, the president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, spoke with CNBC on Friday. Williams is a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee this year.
Jan 30, 2015

#FOMC voter @SFFedReserve President Williams said mid-2015 still good guess for when a rate hike will be appropriate cnbc.com/id/102384866

Jan 30, 2015

@sanfransiscoFed chief Williams repeats call for potential mid-year hike, 3% growth, full employment in 2015 cnb.cx/1yfmGuR

Secret hedge fund shorts revealed

cnbc.com — Read More Here are the best hedge funds for 2015: Experts The event Wednesday was private and closed to the media, but a person in attendance shared the recommendations with CNBC.com, along with a summary of the rationales.

Zero profit growth expected for US companies in first quarter

cnbc.com — Falling oil prices, a soaring dollar and concern about weaker global demand have increasingly pessimistic analysts predicting Standard & Poor's 500 companies will see no earnings growth at all in the first quarter of 2015. That would be the worst quarter for Standard & Poor's 500 earnings since the third quarter of 2009, not long after the United States emerged from its recession.
Jan 30, 2015

Alternate headline: Analysts are cutting expectations for near-term, like they have always done and will always do cnb.cx/1Byfcnv

Jan 30, 2015

Makes markets seem pricey at 18 times trailing earnings...........Earnings growth in 1Q could be worst since 2009 cnb.cx/1Byfcnv

Roger Goodell Speaks on State of the NFL

cnbc.com — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who was widely criticized for mishandling the Ray Rice investigation and being slow to address domestic violence, said Friday that it has been a year of "humility and learning" for the league and for him. He said that he could not see a circumstance under which he would resign.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @CNBC: Goodell: It has been a year of "humility and learning" for the league and for him » cnb.cx/1BAyjgK pic.twitter.com/GfW8K7E4wR

Powerful men may have fathered big chunks of world

cnbc.com — Nick Ledger | Getty Images The evidence for Genghis's influence on today's global gene pool is not iron-clad, but it is compelling-one team of scientists in 2003 found eight percent of men in 16 different Asian populations (0.5 percent of the global male population) shared nearly identical Y-chromosome sequences.

How the NWS Cost the East Coast Millions During Storm

cnbc.com — The National Weather Service failed to staff and now plans to phase out an elite team of emergency forecasters trained to help cities save lives and avoid the kind of unnecessary shutdowns that cost New York City an estimated $200 million last week, according to meteorologists.
Jan 30, 2015

How federal spending & staffing priorities at the National Weather Service cost #NYC $200M cnb.cx/1tGZt87

McDonald's: Trade us high fives for free fries?

cnbc.com — Want some free chicken nuggets? Better have a spare hug to give out. Between Feb. 2 and 14, some McDonald's customers will be able to use a different kind of currency to buy food at the chain: "Lovin'."
Jan 31, 2015

Free fries for high fives? This is what we call a "Game changer." Good pickup @cjandringa. cnb.cx/1vkXw29