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CNN reveals America’s Best Towns to Visit in 2024
  + stars: | 2024-06-24 | by ( Cnn Travel | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +9 min
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Persons: Dolly Parton —, Frederik Meijer, Ai Weiwei, Peter McDaniel, Michigan’s, James Beard, You’ll, Dale Chihuly, Virginia –, ” –, it’s, Marnie Hunter, Forrest Brown Organizations: CNN, Empire, CNN Travel, Lake Superior, University of Tennessee, Nashville, Sculpture, Beer, San, Lowell Observatory, Golden State, San Luis Obispo, SLO, Puget Sound, Rainier, Tacoma, of, Rhode Island School of Design, Richmond, Richmond Folk Festival Locations: Venice, Italy, Richmond, Chicago, San Francisco . Big, United States, downtowns, Lakes, Duluth, Amity, Knoxville, Tennessee, Memphis, Grand Rapids, Beer City, Grand, Macon, Flagstaff, San Francisco Peaks, California, Southern California, Golden, San Luis, Puyallup, Virginia
More than 817,000 people moved out of California from 2021 to 2022, per most recent census data. It's not just regular people: Celebrities leave Los Angeles for places including Texas and Florida. Here are 17 celebrities who left LA — plus where they chose to move to and why. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy .
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Read previewOakland was once home to three major sports teams: the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, and Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Ballers raised $2 million from 53 individual investors. Before founding the Ballers, Freedman was a serial entrepreneur in the human capital and education sectors. "We're a minor league team in a major league market," Freedman said. Check out the 15-slide pitch deck the Ballers used to raise $2 million:
Persons: , Paul Freedman, Freedman, Bryan Carmel, " Freedman, Carmel, Michael Fitzgerald, Gagan Biyani, Biyani, Kara Nortman, Angel City, Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams, Natalie Portman, Williams, Venus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Organizations: Service, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics, NBA's Warriors, NFL's Raiders, Las, MLB's Athletics, Business, Oakland, Pioneer League, MLB, Education, A's, Maven, Area, cofounding Angel City Football Club, Angel, TGL Locations: San Francisco, Las Vegas, Oakland, Ireland, Ballers, Los Angeles, Ohanian
The Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Boston on Monday night to win the series 4-1 and secure their league-record 18th title. I’m lost for words.”Brown was named the NBA Finals MVP after averaging 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists per game in the series. 7, was named the NBA Finals MVP. He scored 21 points Monday, and averaged 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists per game in the series. Celtics guard Jrue Holiday had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while playing relentless defense to hold the Mavericks stars in check.
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BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are again champions of the NBA, having claimed a milestone title Monday night that will reverberate from coast to coast and carve out legacies for the current pillars of this storied franchise. The Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals to win the series 4-1 and claim a league-record 18th NBA championship. Tatum finished with 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, while Brown added 21 points. “(The Celtics are) a great team,” said Dončić, who played the series with a bruised chest and lower leg injuries. On the other end of the spectrum, Mazzulla, 35, is the youngest coach since the ABA-NBA merger in 1976 to win a title.
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Learn moreThe Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks will face off tonight in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about how to watch the NBA Finals, whether you have cable or are seeking a live streaming alternative. How to watch Celtics vs. Mavericks live stream in the USCeltics vs. Mavericks Game 4 tips off on Friday at 8:30 p.m. View at SlingFubo is another solid live TV streaming package with even more channels in its lineup. View at FuboHow to watch Celtics vs. Mavericks live stream from anywhereFans who will be traveling outside the US during the game can still keep up with their subscriptions via VPN.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Restaurants raised prices to offset the new wageCalifornia raised its minimum wage for workers at limited-service restaurants to $20 an hour on April 1. To offset their higher labor costs, restaurants have raised prices, turned to technology and automation like order kiosks, and considered reducing their opening hours. In-N-Out told KTVU that it had raised prices "incrementally" on April 1. Californian residents are divided: Some acknowledge that fast food is a tough gig and support the new minimum wage, while others say it will push prices up too much.
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California’s state budget dwarfs the gross domestic products of some countries, supporting the nation’s most populous state and the world’s fifth-largest economy. When Golden State finances swing, there is an impact — and they can swing wildly. Two years ago, the state was projecting a record surplus; now, state lawmakers are confronting tens of billions of dollars in red ink. State law requires legislators to pass a balanced budget by June 15 each year or lose their pay and expense money. Why do California’s finances jump around so much?
Persons: Gavin Newsom Organizations: Golden, Gov
Read previewAnother major Tesla shareholder is publicly opposing Elon Musk's multibillion-dollar pay package just days before investors are set to vote on the enormous figure ahead of the automaker's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. AdvertisementDespite Musk's other endeavors, Tesla remains a car company — and the automaker's output and stock valuation should reflect that, Ailman said. He designed the cars," Ailman told the outlet. Proxy advisors are recommending investors vote no on the pay package, advice which Tesla's passive investors — about 20% of investors in total — are likely to follow, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi told BI. "He wants to go to Mars," Ailman told CNBC.
Persons: , Elon Musk's, Christopher Ailman, Ailman, Tesla, Bernstein, Toni Sacconaghi, CalSTRS, Musk, Let's Organizations: Service, California State Teachers, CNBC, Business, Golden State, Tesla, Nvidia Locations: Delaware, California, Golden
The next wave of Disney theme park expansion in the U.S. is primed to be in California rather than Florida. The decision requires Disney to put a minimum of $1.9 billion in theme parks, lodging, entertainment, shopping and dining within 10 years. In Florida, Disney has had a more difficult time navigating the political landscape — leading to Disney World development tie-ups. In its fiscal 2024 second quarter , Disney's Parks & Experience division, which includes theme parks, resorts, cruises, hotels, and consumer products grew sales by nearly 10% to $8.93 billion and operating income by more than 12% to $2.29 billion. "Comcast's exposure to, and reliance on the Theme Parks segment is about to expand dramatically," according to MoffettNathanson.
Persons: , Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Bob Iger, Iger, Nelson Peltz, Jeff Marks, Disney's, Laurent Yoon, Bernstein, Yoon, Orlando, Peter Supino, Harry Potter, Supino, Jim Cramer, Jim Cramer's, Jim, Mario Tama Organizations: Disney, Republican Florida Gov, CNBC, Comcast, What's, that's, Disney's Parks, Parks, Disney Destiny, Sunshine, Universal, Wolfe Research, Universal Studios Hollywood, Wall Street, Getty Locations: U.S, California, Florida, Anaheim —, Southern California, NBCUniversal, DeSantis, Orlando, Golden, Anaheim, Anaheim , California
A few weeks ago, as I watched the Golden State Warriors submit to a humiliating defeat by the Sacramento Kings, my main feeling was not frustration, anger or embarrassment. The Warriors’ three core players — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — have been together since 2012. Curry blossomed into one of the greatest players of all time; Green, one of the best defenders; Thompson, one of the best shooters. Rooting for basketball players means constantly being aware that they are aging. And now that the oldest players are my age, it means constantly being aware that I am aging, too.
Persons: — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Curry, Thompson, they’ve Organizations: Golden State Warriors, Sacramento, Warriors, San Antonio Spurs Locations: Sacramento Kings
The 2024 U.S. News & World Report list of the Best Places to Live in the US, which was released Tuesday, ranks 150 major cities based on their quality of life, education, crime rates, employment opportunities, and housing. Business Insider mapped the top 50 best places to live, with the top 15 colored dark blue. Southeastern Florida cities like Miami and Fort Lauderdale normally get most of the love from movers outside the state — or even the country. But this year, it's the western part of the peninsula that's well-represented on the list of best places to live. Many have been moving to Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Washington, citing factors such as high home prices, the climate crisis, and politics.
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It was the upstart athletic brand that was making real inroads against Nike, the dominant name in the industry. People saw it as a company that actually could break through and take market share from Nike among the hardcore athletes,” Swartz said. String of controversiesThe period from 2016 onward is when “things really started to fall apart” at Under Armour, Swartz said. A bulk of Under Armour products are sold through sporting goods retailers and department stores, including Macy’s and Kohl’s, and online. The basketball superstar Curry, arguably the best shooter in history, famously signed with Under Armour instead of Nike in 2013.
Persons: Armour, Stephen Curry, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Plank, Howard Schultz’s, Bob Iger’s, Plank, , David Swartz, Morningstar, ” Swartz, Justin Sullivan, Tommy Gilligan, ” Plank, Swartz, , , Stephanie Linnartz, ” Schwartz, Andrew Kelly, Merrell, Zak Stambor, Stambor, Plank’s, Noel Celis, Eric Smallwood, Dwayne Johnson, Johnson, ” Smallwood, Smallwood, Curry, Joel Embiid, Embiid, Skechers, Caitlin Clark Organizations: New, New York CNN, Nike, Starbucks, Disney, CNN, Sports, North, Maryland Terrapins, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Capital, Maryland, Reuters, , Armour, Sports Authority, Sporting Goods, UCLA, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Footwear News, Adidas, NBA Golden State Warriors, UA Curry II, Getty, Apex Marketing, United Football League, NBA, WNBA Locations: New York, San Rafael , California, North America, College Park , Maryland, Manhattan , New York, Petaluma , California, Manila, AFP
Jan Sramek, CEO of California Forever, wants to build a new city in Solano County, California. The recent "AI boom" will only make the housing crisis worse, Sramek told Kara Swisher. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Previously published information from California Forever revealed that the city will be about 18,600 acres with a capacity to welcome 400,000 residents. A California Forever spokesperson didn't address the question in an emailed response to Business Insider.
Persons: Jan Sramek, Sramek, Kara Swisher, , Goldman Sachs, didn't, The Lever Organizations: Service, Silicon, California Forever, Business, International Monetary Fund, IMF, Research Locations: California, Solano County , California, Northern California, Solano County, San Francisco, Golden State, Bay, Palo Alto
Mark Zuckerberg is California's richest billionaire, with a net worth of $177 billion, per Forbes. AdvertisementMark Zuckerberg is now the richest billionaire in California, with a net worth of $177 billion, a new Forbes report said. The report, which maps out the richest billionaire in each state for 2024, said the Meta CEO overtook Google cofounder Larry Page as the Golden State's richest person. AdvertisementZuckerberg's net worth placed him behind Texas' richest person, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who took the title in Florida. The 54 billionaires researched by Forbes for the report were together worth $1.6 trillion, $100 billion more than in 2023, the outlet said.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, , Larry Page, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos Organizations: Forbes, Service, Meta, Golden, Amazon, Business Locations: California, Meta, Texas, Florida, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Tahoe, Kauai, Hawaii
But when it comes to affordability, or lack thereof, not all cities are created equal. In a recent study, Creditnews Research ranked the most populous U.S. cities by the percentage of neighborhoods financially within reach for the average married couple. To create its ranking, Creditnews used median income for married households in order to determine the percentage of unaffordable neighborhoods. Of the 10 cities with the most unaffordable neighborhoods, four are in California. Two cities in the Golden State, Los Angeles and San Jose, were found to be 100% unaffordable for the average married couple household.
Persons: Creditnews, Sam Bourgi Organizations: Creditnews Research, Golden State, CNBC Locations: U.S, California, Golden, Los Angeles, San Jose
On any given evening, Ewing receives emails informing him that some fan in a far-flung location – say, Los Angeles – has just invested in his tiny Scottish soccer club, the Caledonian Braves. “A community club, most people would think, is a local community bound by a certain geography,” says Ewing. National Basketball Association/Courtesy Caledonian BravesAgainst this backdrop, fan ownership has emerged as somewhat of a utopian panacea for some fans. As time went by, the academy’s first team started playing in the Scottish soccer leagues and separated to form the Caledonian Braves in 2019. “You can be anyone really from anywhere and you can also own a football club for as little as £10 ($13).”
Persons: Ted Lasso ”, Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney’s, , Chris Ewing, Ewing, Los Angeles –, ’ ” Ewing, , , Mujtaba Elgoodah, Elgoodah, braving, ” Elgoodah, Alastair Ross, Nassir Criss, Elizabeth Ball, Kristen Hamilton, Hailie Mace, Isaiah Covington, ” Covington, ” Hamilton, that’s, , , ” Criss, Mutjaba Elgoodah, Kiera Burns, ” Ball, Tom Brady, Matthew McConaughey Organizations: CNN — Soccer, Welsh soccer, Scottish soccer, Caledonian Braves, CNN Sport, Scottish, Scottish Premier League, NBA, US, Super League, Golden State Warriors, National, Players ’ Association, Braves, Twitter, Kansas City, Boston Celtics, NFL, National Basketball, English Premier League, St Mirren, Motherwell, Rangers, Celtic, , Edusport Academy Locations: Wrexham, , Los Angeles, Scottish, Australia, Motherwell, Glasgow, – Wyoming, Kansas, Scotland, Heart of Midlothian, France
NBA stars are scoring big in the fashion world
  + stars: | 2024-04-29 | by ( Nick Remsen | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +9 min
Basketball players’ style — largely in the men’s league, but increasingly the women’s too — has become a bonafide pillar in fashion media and consumption. Basketball players’ style has more eyes on it than any other sport, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson told CNN. “(The league) was the first to embrace it,” Jackson, author of the recently released photobook “Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion,” explained. “Basketball players are so much a part of American culture. Bettman/Getty Images/Courtesy Workman“We talk a lot about current NBA tunnel style, but the league has been America’s most stylish for decades,” Schube continued.
Persons: Tyrese Haliburton, Pepper Robinson, Ron Hoskins, NBAE, — Tyrese Haliburton, , Pharrell Williams, Birkin, it’s, Shai Gilgeous, Alexander, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Josh Giddey, Tyler Herro, , Marcus Paul, Luka Dončic, ” There’s, Caitlin Clark, Prada, Sam Schube, Thom Browne, AJ Mast, Tyler Ross, Workman, Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton, Williams, Kim Kardashian’s, Donovan Clingan, Caleb Love, Hunter Dickinson, Jared McCain, Duke, Robert Dillingham, Paxson Wojcik, Mitchell S, Jackson, ” Jackson, , LeBron, Michael Jordan, Jordan, Jackson’s, Peggy Sirota, who’ve, Stephen “ Steph ” Curry, Curry, Steph Curry, Jed Jacobsohn “, ’ ” Curry, ” Curry, “ I’m, Kyle Kuzma, Timothée, Johnson, Andrew D, Bernstein, Walt Frazier, Bettman, ” Schube, “ Allen Iverson, Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Armani, Walt Fraziers, Wilt Chamberlain’s, Fatih Aktas, , ’ ”, , they’d, ” Gilgeous, Alexander —, haven’t Organizations: Indiana Pacers, Basketball, Gilgeous, CNN, GQ, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Times, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, UConn, UNC, “ Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Fashion Council, Savant, State, GQ Sports, , Workman New York Knicks, Royce, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Civil, Nike Locations: Haliburton, Arizona, Kansas, Robert Dillingham ( Kentucky, Chicago , Illinois, Gilgeous
Whispering in the ears of the billionaires and celebrities doing the buying, however, are investment bankers. Like other sports bankers BI interviewed for our list of top sports bankers, he exemplified a good-humored, approachable attitude, including joking about his many sports allegiances. Related stories"Earlier in my career, I made the mistake of telling Bob Kraft that I was a New York Jets fan," Carey told BI recently. They're obsessive Jets fans, and they're just fans because I'm a Jets fan," Neville told BI. So that's why we'll be Jets fans forever."
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Kline was drafted in 2000 by the St. Louis Rams (now the Los Angeles Rams). He was an offensive lineman until 2002, when he left the NFL after sustaining several concussions. The boutique Los Angeles firm focuses almost exclusively on sports dealmaking — though it also works on capital raises and makes its own investments. The firm's website says it has also advised on deals for franchises like the Golden State Warriors, the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bologna FC, and the San Francisco Giants. Kline works alongside Sean Clemens and Edwin Draughan, who focus on sports mergers and acquisitions.
Persons: Andrew Kline, Park Lane Andrew Kline, Lane Kline, Kline, Sean Clemens, Edwin Draughan Organizations: St, Louis Rams, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Athletes ' Agency, Cincinnati Bengals, MLB's Cincinnati Reds, Sports Business, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Dodgers, Bologna FC, San Francisco Giants, NCAA Locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Angel
The effects of California's $20 minimum wage for fast food workers are starting to show. This translated to a 7% menu price increase at Chipotle locations in California. AdvertisementCalifornia's $20 wage for fast food workers is just a few weeks old, and the effects on workers and customers are beginning to emerge. At Chipotle, the law drove a 20% increase in wages for its restaurant staff in the Golden State, the company said during its earnings call on Wednesday. To offset that cost, menu prices notched up about 6% to 7% for customers in California, CEO Brian Niccol said.
Persons: Chipotle, , Brian Niccol Organizations: Service, Golden State, Business Locations: California, Chipotle, Golden
California hit a record last week as battery storage became the biggest power provider in the state. AdvertisementBatteries briefly became the biggest source of power in California twice in the past week. In that instance, which broke Tuesday's record, batteries reached a peak output of 6,458 megawatts. By connecting huge, rechargeable batteries to power grids, power utilities can store energy generated during the day by solar panels and wind turbines. California isn't the only state where battery storage is growing quickly.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGame Respects Game with WNBA Commissioner Cathy EngelbertThe WNBA is having a moment. In 2023, the league had its most watched regular season in 21 years. In addition, they announced that the Golden State Warriors will be adding a WNBA franchise in 2025, the first team expansion since 2008. Following one of its most anticipated drafts—with several generational players joining the league—WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league's remarkable growth, what's ahead and how this could be a pivotal year in women's sports.
Persons: Cathy Engelbert The, Cathy Engelbert Organizations: Cathy Engelbert The WNBA, Golden State Warriors, WNBA
1 overall selection by the Indiana Fever in this week's WNBA draft, Clark's salary her first season will be just over $76,000. Clark's pay will escalate over the course of her four-year rookie contract, leaving her with total earnings of $338,056. The WNBA has grown in popularity in recent years, but it still trails behind the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL. The highest paid WNBA player is Las Vegas Aces star Jackie Young, who will earn just over $250,000 this season. Here's how Clark's rookie deal stacks up against the most recent top picks from America's big four sports leagues.
Persons: Caitlin Clark, she'll, Jackie Young, Steph Curry, Cathy Engelbert, we're Organizations: WNBA, Indiana, Gatorade, Nike, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Las Vegas Aces, Golden State Warriors, CNBC Locations: State
CNN —USA Basketball unveiled the player roster Wednesday for the men’s team that will compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The team will be anchored by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, making his fourth appearance after skipping the past two Olympics. This will be the 36-year-old Curry’s first Olympic Games, making him the fifth player to represent the Warriors at an Olympics with Team USA. The US team will hold a training camp and exhibition games in Las Vegas in July, before traveling to Paris. The Opening Ceremony for the 2024 Paris Olympics will take place on July 26 with men’s basketball play beginning the following day.
Persons: , LeBron James, James, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, Anthony Edwards, Kawhi Leonard, Tyrese, Bam Adebayo, Joel Embiid, Paul Childs, Embiid, Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich Organizations: CNN, USA, Tokyo Olympics, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Miami, Olympic Games, Warriors, Team USA, Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Tokyo Games, US Locations: Tyrese Haliburton, Cameroon, France, Las Vegas, Paris
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