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Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Technology
More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter. His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too. So Einstein fled Berlin and went into hiding in northern Germany. It was during this hiatus that he penned a handwritten letter to his beloved younger sister, Maja, warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis ultimately rose to power, forcing Einstein to flee his native Germany for good. "Out here, nobody knows where I am, and I'm believed to be missing,"...
Kim Jong Un's extra-large letter to Trump sparks reaction

Kim Jong Un's extra-large letter to Trump sparks reaction

World
Kim Jong Un’s letter to President Donald Trump was a big deal -- it was also huge. North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol met with President Trump at the White House on Friday, and photos show him handing the U.S. leader an unusually large envelope containing a letter from Kim Jong Un. The internet took notice. I sent Kim Yong Chol to hand deliver this letter to you mostly because it wouldn’t fit in the mailbox...” https://t.co/GDjiczLjD7 After Trump's meeting with Kim Yong Chol, he told reporters that once he reads the missive "I may be in for a big surprise, folks!” Judging by the envelope, "big" is the appropriate word.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Finance
Warren Buffett believes investors should avoid using borrowed money to outperform.The Oracle of Omaha explained the perils of using debt and leverage in his 2017 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders released on Saturday."Berkshire, itself, provides some vivid examples of how price randomness in the short term can obscure long-term growth in value. For the last 53 years, the company has built value by reinvesting its earnings and letting compound interest work its magic. Year by year, we have moved forward. Yet Berkshire shares have suffered four truly major dips," he wrote.The investor shared the data which revealed Berkshire Hathaway's stock declined by a range of 37 percent to 59 percent multiple times over the last five decades."This table offers the strongest argument I can...