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Forbes Reveals List of World’s Highest Paid Actresses

NEwRkfgWz6bJzE_1_bForbes Magazine revealed the list of the world’s highest paid actresses for this year. Jenifer Lawrence leads the list this year with $1 million more than last year’s number one position holder Sandra Bullock. The Hunger Games star has moved up one position this year from last year’s second spot. Scarlett Johansson of the Avengers comes in second followed by Melissa McCarthy of Spy fame. New comers to this year’s list include Bingbing Fan of XMen: Days of Future Past fame and Amanda Seyfried. While other actresses like Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Jenifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie continue to occupy this year’s list too with their revenue from several brand endorsements. Given below is an extract from this year’s list with the actresses and their revenues for the last year.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals A6Jenifer Lawrence – $52,000,000
Scarlett Johansson $35,500,000
Melissa McCarthy $23,000,000
Bingbing Fan $21,000,000
Jennifer Aniston $16,500,000
Julia Roberts $16,000,000
Angelina Jolie $15,000,000
Reese Witherspoon $15,000,000
Anne Hathaway $12,000,000
Kristen Stewart $12,000,000
Cameron Diaz $11,000,000
Gwyneth Paltrow $9,000,000
Meryl Streep $8,000,000
Amanda Seyfried $8,000,000
Sandra Bullock $8,000,000
Emma Stone $6,500,000
Mila Kunis $6,500,000
Natalie Portman $6,000,000

Biggest Drug Bust Made by Coast Guard

boutwell-crew-forms-up-with-contraband-600x300In one of the biggest drug busts made by the Coast Guard, a coast guard crew nabbed a submarine off the coast of California carrying around 271 bales of cocaine. A US coast guard crew from Alameda, California identified a suspicious vehicle in the waters between California and Mexico. The vehicle was a semi submersible sea faring machine, which is one of the vehicles typically used to smuggle contraband into the US.

coast guardThe US Maritime crew nabbed four smugglers on board along with around 271 bales of cocaine worth $181 million. This is one of the most successful drug busts made by US Coast Guard. Officials removed the cocaine from the vessel and towed it to shore. The vehicle quickly capsized without the balance of the load.

Vice Admiral, Charles W.Ray, quoted that the bust justifies the presence and requirement for additional patrol along these waters. Around 80 percent of drugs get into the US through maritime routes. Vice Admiral, Charles, head of this bust, said that such busts break the network of international contraband smuggling and help to keep these waters safe from anti-national elements. The US Coast Guard has nabbed around 33,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $500 million in these waters since May, 2015. And this is the 25th submarine to be caught in these waters since last year.

The National Economy Bounces back for the months of April – June

economic-growthThe US economy increased by 3.7 percent for the months of April to June than the previous financial quarter. This is due to stabilization of the markets and increase in spending in consumer products. This increase of 3.7 percent comes as a surprise as the previous percent of increase predicted by financial experts was quite low.

state-economy-forum-national-state-and-local-econo-13It is a sharp increase to the measly growth of 0.6 percent made during the last quarter of January to March due to a harsh winter preceding that. Economists are cautious about this growth but still remain hopeful that the economy is getting back on track. Other analysts believe that a drop is to occur in the coming months due to the slowdown of the Chinese economy the second largest economy in the world.

China has suffered serious slowdown of its growing economy in the recent months. China has devalued its currency and taken other drastic measures to stabilize the economy. So analysts are cautious that the next quarter could be a bit slow due to the lack of foreign exchange from China which is the second largest economy in the world.