Senior Bowl players are spending their days this week meeting with NFL teams and getting practice instructions from NFL coaches. This year, that means virtual sessions on Wednesday and Thursday that are meant to help them adjust to life in the league — including handling the financial windfall some can expect. “There will be some guys that are first-rounders and that first check could be $2 million and you’re looking at it like, ‘Oh my goodness, what am I going to do with this?’” said Richardson, a fullback who played 17 seasons among four NFL teams.
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(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia wants to emulate Germany’s success with renewable energy and be a pioneer in hydrogen production, as the world’s biggest exporter of oil seeks to diversify its economy.“We will be another Germany when it comes to renewables,” Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said Wednesday on a panel at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh. “We will be pioneering.”The kingdom is working with many countries on green and blue hydrogen projects and those to capture carbon emissions, he said.The green version of the fuel, which produces only water vapor when burned, is made with renewable energy, typically solar and wind power. The blue type is produced from natural gas, with the greenhouse gas emissions being captured so they can’t escape into the atmosphere.While hydrogen is seen as crucial for the switch from oil and gas to cleaner fuels, the technology to make it is still comparatively expensive.‘Hydrogen Wars’ Pit Europe v. China for $700 Billion BusinessState energy giant Saudi Aramco is leading the nation’s efforts with blue hydrogen. When it comes to green hydrogen, Pennsylvania-based Air Products & Chemicals Inc. and local firm ACWA Power International are building the world’s biggest such plant at Neom on the Red Sea coast.Prince Abdulaziz said Saudi Arabia planned to convert half its power sector to gas, while the remainder would be fueled by renewable energy. Presently, the kingdom burns plenty of oil in its power plants.The country is committed to net-zero emissions, he said, without giving a time frame for achieving that. And reaching the goals set out in the Paris climate agreement will help the Saudi economy become less reliant on oil, he said.Saudi Arabia’s past efforts to boost renewable-energy production have met with little success. Germany, a country not known for sunny weather, has become one of the world’s biggest producers of solar energy, largely thanks to heavy government subsidies that helped spur the industry.OPEC VigilanceThe kingdom is not worried about the impact of the latest coronavirus wave on oil demand, Prince Abdulaziz said in a separate interview at the same conference.“There is not yet anything that would make us more concerned,” he said.Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are benefiting, he said, from Riyadh’s decision earlier this month to unilaterally cut crude output by 1 million barrels a day in February and March.That move has helped raise Brent oil prices by more than 8% this year to around $56 a barrel.The reduction in supplies by Saudi Arabia, as well as those announced by Iraq, will ensure that 1.4 million barrels of oil will be held back from the market each day in February, Prince Abdulaziz said. The figure will rise to 1.85 million barrels daily in March, he said.Several major economies, including Germany and China, have tightened lockdowns in recent weeks. Despite that, oil inventories continue to fall, especially on ships, he said.That’s “a good sign,” the minister said. “And I hope these lockdowns will not become more serious. But we remain ready. Vigilance is our motto.”(Updates throughout.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- The Reddit-led hunt for heavily shorted stocks is adding billions to the wealth of some of the world’s ultra-rich.Ellen Gordon, chief executive officer of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., added more than $200 million to her fortune Wednesday after retail traders poured into the company’s stock, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, sending the candy maker’s shares to a record even as the broader market slumped.The wealth of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin surged more than $450 million through his stake in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. as the cinema operator spiked as much as 310% to erase last year’s pandemic-induced slump.Chewy Inc. co-founder Ryan Cohen, meantime, added about $1.6 billion with his holding in GameStop Corp., the video-game retailer that has surged more than 1,500% this year through Wednesday. Fellow investor Donald Foss, founder of subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corp., also benefited and now owns a stake worth more than $1 billion.Meteoric RallyDay traders have been piling into previously unloved tickers favored by short sellers in recent sessions, driving them to record highs. The meteoric rally of GameStop has already worn down some institutional investors, with Melvin Capital closing out its short position by Wednesday.Gordon owns just over half of Tootsie Roll Industries’ common shares and 81% of its B shares, according to company filings. Her stake in the maker of Tootsie Pops, Junior Mints and Dubble Bubble gum, which she owns both directly and on behalf of other family members, is now worth more than $1.8 billion.Cohen disclosed an investment in GameStop in August. By December, he’d purchased 9 million shares in the retailer for a total cost of $76 million and now holds a stake worth almost $3 billion. GameStop shares were up 121% to $326.38 at 10:50 a.m. in New York after rising as much as 140% at the open, leading to at least two volatility halts.Jianlin, the founder of closely held conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, now owns a stake worth about $700 million in AMC, which climbed as high as $20.36 in New York trading, the most since September 2018. Jianlin has a net worth of $13.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.(Updates with Donald Foss in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equities dropped alongside European stocks as a risk-off mood descended on markets. The dollar jumped and Treasury yields fell.The S&P 500 Index headed to its biggest decline in three weeks, though it trimmed the worst of its losses amid speculation Federal Reserve policy makers will make dovish comments in a press conference this afternoon. Turmoil continued in pockets of the market where retail traders are becoming a dominant force, with shares of GameStop Corp. and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. soaring as investment pros questioned whether there’s any rationale behind the moves.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined the most in five weeks as the European Union and AstraZeneca Plc disagreed over vaccine delivery delays. The euro fell after a European Central Bank official said the markets are underestimating the odds of a rate cut. Officials in the U.K. announced new rules to try to curb the spread of Covid-19 and Germany cut its 2021 economic growth forecast to 3% from 4.4%.An extended run higher for stocks has reversed this week as investors look to a spate of earnings releases for clues about the health of the corporate world and global economy. Meanwhile, attention Wednesday will be focused on the Federal Reserve policy meeting and the possibility of guidance about the future of its asset purchase program.The stock selloff is being driven partly by speculation that hedge funds will be forced to reduce their equity holdings as retail investors make a concerted effort to boost shares the professional investors have bet against, according to Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak + Co.“A lot of them are getting burned by their shorts, and I think the market is worried that they’ll have to sell some stocks to meet their margin calls,” he said.Elsewhere, Bitcoin fell to about $30,000 and precious metals slumped. Asian stocks fell for a second day as investors took a breather following the regional benchmark’s ascent to a record high Monday. In the region, benchmarks in India, Vietnam and the Philippines were among the biggest losers.These are some key events coming up in the week ahead:Apple Inc., Tesla Inc., Facebook Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are among companies reporting results.The Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy decision and briefing by Chair Jerome Powell are scheduled for Wednesday.Fourth-quarter GDP, initial jobless claims and new home sales are among U.S. data releases Thursday.U.S. personal income, spending and pending home sales come Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index fell 1.4% as of 1:06 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 1.2%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.6%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index dipped 1%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.5%.The euro fell 0.4% to $1.2116.The British pound weakened 0.2% to $1.3708.The Japanese yen fell 0.4% to 104.08 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell two basis points to 1.01%.Germany’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to -0.55%.Britain’s 10-year yield was little changed at 0.27%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 1.1% to $53.16 per barrel.Gold fell 0.3% to $1,845.43 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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There's something about a treehouse that just feels like magic. The whimsical "homes", tangled in branches and leaves, remind us of childhood — complete with endless imaginative adventures. But, as adults, revisiting one of these nostalgic structures no longer needs to look like climbing up the old oak tree at our parent's house and smacking our head on a low-hanging piece of plywood.With Airbnb's offerings, treehouse dreams can be respite realities. Airbnb surfaces some of its most popular treehouse listings in the world and we've also gone ahead and taken an extra close look at what's out there. And trust us, you can do way more than cram yourself into, and sit inside of, these stunning structures — you can actually eat, sleep, and live in them while social distancing with your significant other or quarantine-crew.From rustic structures to tropical jungle hideaways (with hot tubs included), the 12 sublime treehouses ahead are brimming with all the magical memories from our most imaginative nostalgic dreams. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Tree Haven"A broad staircase brings visitors 20 feet up in the forest clearing. Wildlife abounds and hiking trails wind throughout the property. First-time guests will be greeted by owners and oriented to the treehouse facility and the woodland experience. Guests will then be left to enjoy their privacy in this quiet, idyllic forest setting. Robes are provided for casual comfort to close out days and greet mornings."Location: Jefferson, New YorkSleeps: 2Cost: $250 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.The Sugar Maple Treehouse"The Sugar Maple Treehouse was hand-built by us as a peaceful and serene retreat in central Vermont. Surrounded by the wilderness of the Green Mountain National Forest and perched high above the ground in three maple trees, there is no place better to escape to. There are so many things to do in this area between Killington and Sugarbush, I can't list them all! Between the cozy bed and in-house massage therapist you probably won’t want to leave anyway."Location: Hancock, VermontSleeps: 1-2Cost: $154 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.The Canopy Treehouse"A high-end sanctuary to take you away from the craziness, but still close to home. Drive to your own private retreat with seclusion, two private bedrooms, high-speed internet, and a full kitchen and bath."Location: Sanford, MaineSleeps: 4Cost: $395 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.Forest Haven"As you descend the stairway into the woods you'll begin to experience the peace of Ela, one of two small shipping containers set into a clearing in the forest. The outdoor living space has lounging seats, chairs, natural gas fire pit, an outdoor shower, and an outdoor soaking tub! The inside of Ela is designed with the colors and textures of nature, seamlessly blending with the surroundings, but furnished with luxury linens and all the comforts of home!"Location: Millersburg, OhioSleeps: 2Cost: $192 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.Vermont Tree Cabin"The cabin is a great place to escape from it all! The custom made cedar hot tub is hot and ready all winter. Cold, snowy nights make for excellent tub time! Inside the cabin is warm and has the comfort of home.Want to ski? Two ski resorts are 30 minutes from us. Burk Ski Resort and Cannon Mountain are easy to access from the tree cabin."Location: Waterford, VermontSleeps: 1-2Cost: $174 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.Out On A Limb - A Magical Treehouse Experience"Book a stay in our brand-new, four-season luxury treehouse cabin! Out On A Limb is a space like no other. Our cozy and welcoming treehouse sits on ten secluded acres amongst the rolling hills and open meadows of picturesque Washington County, New York."Location: Argyle, New York Sleeps: 1-2Cost: $251 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.Bluebird Farm CT. Treehouse"Welcome to Bluebird Farm! Our Treehouse is your perfect getaway spot. Escape to this 40-acre sanctuary that is suitable for travelers, artists, or anyone looking to visit a working farm."Location: Willington, ConnecticutSleeps: 4Cost: $100 per nightPhoto: Courtesy of Airbnb.Adventure Treehouse"Our Tiny Tropical Treehouse is a very special space full of creativity and beauty. Custom built by an artist, this eco-house is flooded with natural sunlight, rich with wood accents, and inextricably connected to nature. It is ideal for couples and individuals looking for a private retreat nestled away in the jungle."Location: Mt. View, HawaiiSleeps: 4Cost: $94 per night Abbie's Waterfall Treehouse"Abbie's Waterfall Treehouse with its abundance of windows is nestled on a hillside near a creek on the Hemlock Farm, where a small passel of animals and the main family reside in a log cabin. Private treehouse with a view of the creek and waterfall; a short walk takes you to the bathroom. The rear of the property accesses the national forest for hiking in a serene and rarely used portion of the mountains. The treehouse is heated and sealed, so you'll enjoy it during all seasons."Location: Suches, GeorgiaSleeps: 2Cost: $79 per night Holly Rock Treehouse"Our custom-designed deluxe Holly Rock Treehouse is a sturdy, wooden structure with double French door entry, accessed from the hillside by a canopy bridge and includes expansive indoor window design to take in the bird's eye view. It includes a private hot tub on a canopy-level deck. It also has a private picnic area with a gas grill and picnic table."Location: Hico, West VirginiaSleeps: 2Cost: $201 per night The Lions Lair Treehouse"Take in the rustic, fairy tale vibe of this custom-made treehouse in the midst of towering trees! Open the 15 ft glass garage door & watch the sunset over the mountains, or try your hand at some stargazing on the stargazing deck while listening to the nightly sounds of the forest. In the morning, step out on the trailhead and explore the stunning forest of the Red River Gorge."Location: Stanton, KentuckySleeps: 4Cost: $150 per night The Carolina Treehouse"We built this place for dreamers to reset, reflect, and create. Designed with a 'slow' pace in mind. Our hope is that you enjoy every part of your stay at our Carolina Treehouse; from enjoying your morning cup of pour-over coffee to selecting your favorite record to play as the sun sets or curl up underneath on our swing bed that overlooks the private pond in this lodge-chic treehouse all while being surrounded by nature."Location: Charlotte, North CarolinaSleeps: 2Cost: $288 per night Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?13 Of The Most Romantic Airbnbs In The U.S.14 Cozy Airbnb Cabins To Book For Your Next Escape2021's Most Popular Travel Destinations