George Soros

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'Unprecedented' Move Against School Founded by Soros

Central European University says it's been forced out of Hungary, the first school in EU to be booted

(Newser) - Central European University is said to be the best graduate school in Hungary, but it just became the first university to get kicked out of an EU nation. The Washington Post calls it "one of the surest signals to date of autocracy's return to the country," and... More »

Trouble Deepens for Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Email reveals she requested research into George Soros

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg is enduring another wave of negative headlines on Friday. The latest development: The New York Times reports that she requested research into billionaire George Soros after he went after Facebook. Sandberg sent an email to the company's communications team requesting the research after Soros called... More »

Facebook's Sandberg Admits Knowing About PR Firm

But another Facebook exec has taken the fall

(Newser) - Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg now admits that she saw materials from a controversial PR firm that linked the company's critics to George Soros. In a statement Wednesday, Sheryl Sandberg, the firm's chief operating officer, said materials from Definers Public Affairs had indeed crossed her desk, NBC reports. Sandberg... More »

Zuckerberg: I Had No Idea About Anti-Soros Strategy

Sandberg also denies role in hiring firm that linked Facebook protesters to the financier

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg went on the defense Thursday after a damning report in the New York Times faulted him and COO Sheryl Sandberg for how they handled the Russian hacking controversy. "The reality of running a company of more than 10,000 people is that you're not going to... More »

Campbell Soup Exec Gone After Soros Conspiracy Theory

Idea that billionaire is funding migrant caravan might be fueling rampages

(Newser) - George Soros received one of the mail bombs sent to prominent figures on the left last week, and it's not surprising he would show up on such a mailing list: He's the topic of numerous conspiracy theories from his political opponents. Now, however, one conspiracy theory in particular—... More »

Explosive Device Found at NY Home of George Soros

Billionaire is a target of right-wing groups

(Newser) - Police say a suspected letter bomb was found Monday in a mailbox at a New York state home owned by billionaire George Soros—a frequent target of right-wing groups. Officials tell the New York Times that the device was "proactively detonated" by the bomb squad after an employee found... More »

Roseanne: I 'Begged Like 40 Motherf---ers' to Keep Show

Comedian tweets out conversation she says she had with ABC's Ben Sherwood

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr apologized publicly on Twitter for her racist tweet directed at ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, but she's now revealing what she says went on behind the scenes before her firing from ABC. Per CNN , the 65-year-old comedian returned Thursday to the social media platform she'd said she... More »

Roseanne's Retweets Clash With Her Apology

She's sharing words of support after saying people shouldn't defend her

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr's quick return to Twitter was full of apologies for a racist tweet. But Barr, who told Twitter followers not to defend her after ABC canceled her hit show and talent agency ICM Partners severed ties, has now taken to retweeting users coming to her defense, reports CNBC... More »

They Published an Enemies List. The Response Was Unexpected

Pro-government magazine in Hungary publishes 200 names

(Newser) - One of Hungary's most famous native sons is at odds with the country's newly re-elected prime minister in a political fight that has international implications. The dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and Prime Minister Viktor Orban escalated Tuesday when Soros announced that he was closing his Open... More »

How Donald Trump Cost George Soros $1B

Soros made the wrong call on how stock market would respond after election

(Newser) - George Soros literally bet against Donald Trump after the election and lost. The Wall Street Journal reveals the hedge fund manager and Hillary Clinton supporter misread what the stock market was going to do after the election and said goodbye to almost $1 billion. Soros, who'd already been leery... More »

George Soros: I'll Invest $1B in Ukraine if West Gets Involved

Billionaire says EU making 'terrible' mistake in its approach

(Newser) - It's time for the West to push for more private investment in the Ukraine, says billionaire George Soros, and he's ready to put his money where his mouth is. "The West can help Ukraine by increasing attractiveness for investors. A political risk insurance is necessary," Soros... More »

Lie of the Year: Overblown Ebola Claims

Americans' concern about disease has wildly fluctuated

(Newser) - When Americans learned about the Ebola outbreak in March, they weren't too concerned; then, "from August to October, it was the apocalypse," a researcher tells Politifact . Now, they say it was "overhyped," he notes. Indeed, when a US health worker arrived for treatment in the... More »

Liberals Seek to Ape Right's Money Machine

Alliance turns focus to Democrats' state-level efforts

(Newser) - As many on the left criticize big, secretive money funding Republican races, liberals have decided to fight fire with fire. Leading donors, organized by the likes of George Soros and venture capitalist Rob McKay, are quietly putting their cash behind the Democracy Alliance. The group says it has donated some... More »

FBI Probes Herbalife Pyramid Scheme Allegations

Hedge fund manager made accusation in 2012

(Newser) - In December 2012, a hedge fund manager accused nutrition company Herbalife of being a pyramid scheme; now, the FBI is investigating. The criminal probe comes on top of civil investigations from multiple agencies, including the Federal Trade Commision, the Financial Times reports—though no charges have been filed. Following news... More »

JCPenney Shares Surge as Soros Reveals Big Stake

Billionaire informs SEC he owns 8%

(Newser) - Finally, a spark of hope for floundering JCPenney. Shares of the retailer were up more than 6% in aftermarket trading today after billionaire financier George Soros disclosed a 7.9% stake in the company. Soros disclosed he owns about 17.4 million shares in a filing with the Securities and... More »

George Soros Gives $1M to Pro-Obama Super PAC

He adds another $500K for congressional Democrats

(Newser) - Need more proof that deep-pocketed Democrats are finally coming around to the notion of Super PACs? None other than George Soros announced this afternoon that he's giving $1 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action and another $500,000 to a pair of Super PACs backing Democrats in Congress,... More »

Soros to Germany: Put Up or Get Out of Eurozone

Billionaire investor says euro poor could be stronger without Germany

(Newser) - If Germany isn't going to take the lead—meaning take on weaker countries' debts and relax austerity demands—George Soros thinks it should just get out of the eurozone altogether, reports Reuters . Without Germany, Soros says the rest of Europe could service their debts more cheaply and be more... More »

Soros Giving $2M in Dem Donations

He donates $1M to super PAC despite opposing them

(Newser) - George Soros has put himself back in the big leagues of political donors with a pair of hefty donations to pro-Democratic groups. The billionaire—who donated $23 million to groups opposing George W. Bush's re-election in 2004—has given $1 million to the advocacy group America Votes, and $1... More »

Obama's Super PAC Scrambles for Big Donors

Fundraisers emboldened by Obama's endorsement

(Newser) - Now that President Obama has changed his tune on his super PAC , officials at Priorities USA Action have kicked into overdrive attempting to recruit deep-pocketed liberal donors who have largely been inactive since 2004. Ex-Obama aides held dozens of meetings with potential donors in LA, New York, and elsewhere yesterday,... More »

George Soros: Double-Dip Recession Is Here

Rejection of stimulus a big mistake: investor

(Newser) - Worry no longer about an impending double-dip recession—it’s already here, says George Soros. “I think we are in it already,” the billionaire investor told CNBC , citing Republicans’ rejection of fiscal stimulus as a key problem. “We have a slowdown and basically a conflict about whether... More »

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