Month: July 2019

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Traders now see a bigger chance of another rate cut by the Federal Reserve in September after it lowered interest rates for the first time since 2008 and hinted at further accommodation. The fed funds futures market now points to
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Leon Cooperman Scott Mlyn | CNBC During Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, many of the Democratic candidates called for ending a favorite tax break of the rich. And now they have some unlikely allies: billionaire, conservative hedge-fund managers. In Wednesday’s Financial Times, hedge-fund manager and longtime Republican supporter Leon Cooperman said that while he opposed
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Retiring as a millionaire may seem like a fantasy rather than a practical financial goal, yet it’s possible with savvy monthly saving. Reaching that milestone, however, takes determination, especially if you don’t start until later in life. Luckily, personal finance site NerdWallet crunched the numbers, broken down by age group, to demonstrate how much you’ll
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Apple now has $210.6 billion cash on hand, according to the company’s fiscal third-quarter earnings report released on Tuesday. That’s a 6.6% decline from its fiscal second quarter of 2019, when it reported a cash pile of $225.4 billion. It’s down 13.6% from the year-ago quarter. Apple continues to host one of the largest cash
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images The CFP Board of Standards, the group overseeing the Certified Financial Planner credential, will overhaul its practices, making it easier for investors to spot financial advisors with a questionable past. In a Tuesday afternoon phone call, the group announced it would establish an independent task force to review
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Representatives from Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft joined up in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, alongside some of the largest health insurers and hospitals, to announce plans to provide consumers with easier access to their medical information. The group agreed to begin testing a set of technical specifications for sharing for a type of health data
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When former vice president Joe Biden recently announced his plans for older Americans, he joined his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in calling for the expansion of Social Security. “We should be increasing, not decreasing, Social Security,” Biden said at a recent AARP Iowa forum. “It’s within our capacity to do so.” Former U.S. Vice President
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Morgan Stanley signage on the door of their headquarters building in New York. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Morgan Stanley is offering a new tool to help financial advisors and their clients measure sustainable investing choices and how they perform in their portfolios. The analytics and reporting application, called Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient, was announced on
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American Airlines plane Silas Stein | picture alliance | Getty Images American Airlines skidded more than 5% Thursday after the nation’s largest airline said it took a hit from the prolonged grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Strong travel demand helped it post second-quarter profit that came in slightly higher than expected. American reported a per-share profit of
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