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Ben Silbermann, co-founder and chief executive officer of Pinterest Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. Presidential election is only days away, and Wall Street is bracing for market turbulence. However, given the lingering uncertainty, it’s unclear whether market volatility could persist post-election. “Time will tell if expected volatility turns into realized market
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The global governmental response to the coronavirus pandemic has been rife with shortcomings that have prolonged the acute phase of the health crisis, “Black Swan” author Nassim Taleb told CNBC on Monday. “I think this is a case study of government worldwide incompetence in dealing with a problem and denial,” said Taleb, whose best-selling 2007
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Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly told CNBC on Friday that long-term investors should not be scared away from equity markets, despite the rise in coronavirus cases and other risk factors that weighed on Wall Street in October. “The important message is stay invested,” Reilly said on “Power Lunch.” “If you’re afraid of some segments, that’s
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Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal
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In a down economy, it’s normal to start thinking of alternative ways to generate some extra money, but if you’re tempted into thinking gambling is one of those good alternatives, you need to keep reading. Once you step foot into a casino and exchange your money for chips, you’ve sold away your only advantage: staying
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Credit Karma’s promise is to provide you with your credit score and credit report for free. But is that really worth giving up your personal and financial information? Is Credit Karma giving you precisely the same information that a lender will check if you’re applying for a mortgage or a car loan? And, for that matter, is it
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The implementation of smart contracts in business is expected to speed up transactions and enable digitization of a wide variety of physical assets, such as oil and gold. But the legal and regulatory underpinnings of smart contracts are still shaky and rife with their own set of problems. Resolving disputes between parties is the biggest
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Inventory turnover is an important metric for evaluating how efficiently a company turns its inventory into sales. By using average inventory, companies can obtain a more accurate measurement of the cost of inventory by smoothing out fluctuations in inventory values over multiple periods. As a result, inventory turnover can be more effectively monitored, which helps
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There are a vast number of agencies assigned to regulate and oversee financial institutions and financial markets, including the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Each agency has specific responsibilities, allowing them to function independently. Though the effectiveness and efficiency with which these regulatory
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Source: Texas Instruments | Wikipedia Volatility has once again returned to Wall Street. Swinging between positive and negative territory in the previous five sessions, the market’s movements have largely been tied to updates on the ongoing stimulus talks. Working for months to pass additional stimulus measures, both sides of the aisle are making a last-ditch
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When we talk about the top savers among countries, we are really talking about which countries have the highest savings rates. These are not necessarily the nations with the highest incomes. For example, a country where the average person makes $10,000 and saves $2,000 would have a 20% savings rate. Another country where people save
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In 1993, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) was founded in Denver as a means for former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ells to save up for his dream of owning a fine-dining restaurant. Now Ells, along with many Chipotle insiders and institutional investors, have massive positions in the global fast-food chain, with a market capitalization of $36.38 billion
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If you’re traveling on your own, no problem. Just book your tickets. All you have to do is compare prices on an airfare search site to find the cheapest flight available. But what about when you’re traveling with family and friends? Here’s where it gets interesting. You could shop the usual way–entering the total number of
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Nearly 75% of all Twitter stock is owned not by individuals but by institutional investors who buy large stakes in companies for their clients. The names below shuffle places on the list from time to time, but the latest figures available, for mid-June 2019, place The Vanguard Group, Inc. at the top of the heap
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(L-R) Lloyd Blankfein and David Solomon attend NYSCF Annual Summer Cocktail Reception at Private Residence on July 15, 2016 in Sagaponack, NY. Sean Zanni | Patrick McMullan | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is moving to claw back tens of millions of dollars in compensation it’s paid executives including CEO David Solomon and former CEO Lloyd
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America’s top airlines are considered some of the best employers in the U.S. Perhaps that’s why competition is so fierce for airline jobs. In 2017, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) received 200,000 applications for about 1,000 flight attendant openings, meaning fewer than 1% of applicants were hired. Mathematically speaking, that means it is five times harder
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