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A man who retired at 34 says it took him 3 years to stop obsessing over money and start tracking something even more important: his habits

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Brandon, aka the “Mad Fientist,” is a former software developer who achieved financial independence and early retirement at age 34. He recently dedicated an episode of his podcast to sharing what he’s learned during his “third year of freedom.” After interviewing a financial expert and a productivity expert, Brandon said he decided to stop tracking his...
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BlueMountain’s head of fundamental credit is leaving the firm. Here’s one of the last investments he pitched.

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$18.5 billion hedge fund manager BlueMountain is losing its head of fundamental credit, Omar Vaishnavi, who has been at the firm for a decade. Vaishnavi led three teams — distress and special situations, long-short credit, and credit traders — that had 11 analysts, three traders, and one portfolio manager in total, according to a presentation...
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A top VC firm just got another $800 million to back healthcare and fintech startups. We talked to Oak HC/FT execs about what they’re looking to invest in next.

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Venture capital firm Oak HC/FT just raised an $800 million fund, bringing its total assets under management to $1.9 billion. It’s the third fund for the firm, which was founded in 2014 and invests in healthcare and financial technology companies.  We talked to Oak HC/FT about where it’s planning to invest its third fund.  Click...
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Wall Street analysts are throwing shade at Pfizer’s deal with Mylan, saying it will hurt profits through 2020 (PFE)

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Pfizer dropped as much as 6% on Tuesday after Wall Street analysts knocked its recent deal with Mylan. Pfizer’s off-patent drug business Upjohn will merge with Mylan by the end of 2020. Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch both downgraded the stock from “buy” to “neutral,” citing profitability concerns. UBS said it will...
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100 million Capital One credit-card customers have had their data hacked. Here’s what you should do instead of freaking out.

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Capital One reported that it was hit with a data breach in late March affecting an estimated 100 million users in the US. The breach compromised approximately 140,000 customers’ Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers. Data breaches are becoming our new normal, so it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your money...
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Quentin Tarantino nets his biggest opening weekend ever with $40.4 million take for ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ (SNE)

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Disney’s “The Lion King” won the domestic box office for a second-straight weekend with an estimated $75.5 million. But the real story of the weekend is the performance by Sony’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” which came in second place with a strong $40.4 million. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie proved that audiences will come...
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How to succeed at work, according to Angela Ahrendts, who was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives (AAPL)

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Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s former retail chief, discussed the importance of leaning into your talents at work on LinkedIn’s “Hello Monday” podcast. It’s a lesson that Ahrendts says she passes on to her children. Understanding your gifts and focusing on them can help you bring your most valuable contributions to the table, Ahrendts said.  Visit Business...
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Venmo’s payments volume is thriving, but its monetization efforts are still developing (PYPL)

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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. This represents a 26% year-over-year (YoY) increase and is consistent with the 25-27% total payments volume (TPV) growth it’s seen in each of the last six quarters. Additionally,...
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SoftBank’s running list of deals shows the Japanese company is one of the biggest, craziest investors in tech right now

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SoftBank has invested hundred of millions of dollars in technology-forward companies since 2008. The telecommunication company’s portfolio includes acquisitions of big names like Boston Dynamics and ARM, and big investments in companies like Slack, SoFi, and the We Company. Here’s a list of SoftBank’s technology investments over the years.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories....
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