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Famous birthdays for April 3: Eddie Murphy, Elsie Fisher

Famous birthdays for April 3: Eddie Murphy, Elsie Fisher

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April 3 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include: Advertisement -- Historian/story writer Washington Irving in 1783 -- Author/naturalist John Burroughs in 1837 -- Actor Leslie Howard in 1893 -- Dancer Sally Rand in 1904 -- Actor Iron Eyes Cody, born Espera Oscar de Corti, in 1904 -- Newspaper columnist Herb Caen in 1916 -- Actor Doris Day in 1922 -- Actor Marlon Brando in 1924 -- Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom in 1926 -- Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1930 -- Anthropologist Jane Goodall in 1934 (age 87) -- Actor Marsha Mason in 1942 (age 79) -- Entertainer Wayne Newton in 1942 (age 79) -- Singer Tony Orlando in 1944 (age 77) File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI ...
Isla Fisher: ‘Godmothered’ redefines ‘happily ever after’

Isla Fisher: ‘Godmothered’ redefines ‘happily ever after’

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Isla Fisher, star of the new Disney+ original movie, Godmothered, hopes her film changes some of the outdated traditions of fairy tales. "A lot of the fairy tale stories are a little bit offensive," Fisher said in a Zoom press conference. Advertisement As the mother of two daughters, 10-year-old Elula and 13-year-old Olive, Fisher objects to stories in which men rescue lonely women or women escape evil stepmothers. She also objects to descriptions of heroines that emphasize their beauty. Fisher said she changed adjectives like "beautiful" to "smart" when she read stories to her daughters. In Godmothered, Fisher portrays Mackenzie, a single mother who meets her fairy godmother, Eleanor (Jillian Bell). Fisher said the comedy empowers real world women who don't h...
Individual investors pulled $20 million from Fisher Investments after billionaire’s sexist comments

Individual investors pulled $20 million from Fisher Investments after billionaire’s sexist comments

Finance
Kenneth Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments.Jonathan Fickies | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesIndividual investors at Fisher Investments transferred $ 20 million from the firm the week after the billionaire made lewd comments at a conference, according to a research note from Mercer, an advisor to institutional investors.The development was disclosed on a conference call Fisher executives held on Oct. 14 with Mercer, to discuss the fallout from founder Ken Fisher's comments at the Tiburon CEO Summit, according to the note obtained by CNBC.When speaking at the conference on Oct. 8, Fisher had likened winning new clients to picking up women at a bar. He had used similar language at another conference in 2018.Though the billionaire apologized, institutional investors — including seven government p...
Fisher withdrawals top $3 billion as Texas retirement plan exits

Fisher withdrawals top $3 billion as Texas retirement plan exits

Finance
Kenneth Fisher, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.Gillianne Tedder | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe Employees Retirement System of Texas announced on Friday that it would end its relationship with Fisher Investments, yanking $ 350 million from the asset manager."Texas ERS has completed its due diligence," said Mary Jane Wardlow, a spokeswoman for the pension system."With respect to our fiduciary duty, we are defunding Fisher Investments, which had served as an external manager in the international equities portfolio with $ 350 million [as of Sept. 30] under management," she wrote in an email to CNBC.The funds will be redistributed within the equities pool of the ERS trust, she said.In all,...
Fisher Investments outflows surpass $2.5 billion as Los Angeles pension departs

Fisher Investments outflows surpass $2.5 billion as Los Angeles pension departs

Finance
The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System voted on Thursday to fire Fisher Investments, pulling about $ 522 million from the money manager.The nine-member board of commissioners voted in favor of terminating the relationship with the Camas, Washington-based firm, following lewd comments Ken Fisher had made at an investment conference on Oct. 8.The Los Angeles pension has $ 24 billion in total assets.The board of commissioners said they had invited Fisher himself to speak at the meeting, which was webcast live, but he did not attend."The only explanation is that Mr. Fisher was unable to attend and had business in the office," Ray Ciranna, general manager of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System, wrote in an email to CNBC.In total, Fisher Investments has lost more than $ 2.5 bi...