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

Jan 30, 2015

Uhm "children's expenses" 3 kids under 10!? Billionaire's ex wants $1M a month to raise kids…

Jan 30, 2015

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

US 4Q GDP at 2.6% vs. 3.0% expected — 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% to dig into the actual report to see what is really going on.

Seahawks fans' ultimate 12th man tailgating bus — 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 — 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? — 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 — 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 — 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:

Jan 30, 2015

Planning to come in to work late Super Bowl Monday? How to make that work:

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

Jan 30, 2015

@sanfransiscoFed chief Williams repeats call for potential mid-year hike, 3% growth, full employment in 2015

Secret hedge fund shorts revealed — 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, along with a summary of the rationales.

Zero profit growth expected for US companies in first quarter — 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

Jan 30, 2015

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

Roger Goodell Speaks on State of the NFL — 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 »

Powerful men may have fathered big chunks of world — 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 — 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

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