Month: June 2020

TOPLINE The stock market finished higher on Tuesday, closing out its best quarter since 1998 despite a rising number of coronavirus cases across the country—as many states pause or walk back reopening plans altogether. The market had its best second quarter in decades. Spencer Platt/Getty Images KEY FACTS The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up
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Walgreen Stores in Lexington Park, MD. Source: Walgreens Walgreens has rolled out a new kind of store that shrinks down its square footage and focuses on the pharmacy. Expect to see fewer front-of-store items, a slimmed down selection of over-the-counter medications and an emphasis on relationships between pharmacists and customers. It has opened more than
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From January through May, 10.9% of the global population of 2,825 billionaires made confirmed monetary donations to Covid-19 pandemic-related causes, according to a report published Tuesday by Wealth-X, a market research firm covering the world’s wealthiest people.  Other billionaires could have given money through a third party or anonymously, a Wealth-X spokesperson tells CNBC Make It,
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ROBERTO SCHMIDT It’s impossible to think about racial injustice in the U.S. without looking at the distribution of dollars.  In many ways that Americans work to establish themselves financially — through the stock market,  net worth and homeownership — Black families trail White families. “To put it simply, we don’t have a level playing field,” said Evelyn Brodkin, an
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about the ability to receive auxiliary benefits after suspending a retirement benefit, filing for early retirement benefits or disability, when spousal benefits can be available and drawing more than one benefit at a time. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder
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Gary Vaynerchuk wishes young people would stop aspiring to make millions of dollars. The 44-year-old self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur and CEO of VaynerMedia says he’s seen that chasing millions makes people unhappy in life.  “If you’re under 25, you think you have to make a million dollars a year to even be in the game,” Vaynerchuk tells
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The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. Ivan Alvarado | Reuters Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing branch of the e-commerce giant, is further expanding its services in the growing space industry. The company announced
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The IRS provides answers to some key questions about coronavirus- related distributions from IRAs, 401(k)s and other eligible retirement plans; and expands qualification, for it, by association. Raining money Getty On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Adam Jeffery | CNBC Investors should stay bearish on U.S. stocks until the full extent of the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic is known, according to TS Lombard, which warned that investors were over-estimating a quick recovery in U.S. corporate earnings. Charles Dumas, chief economist at the economic research firm, told CNBC Tuesday that ”the
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Micron Technology’s hard drive for data center customers is presented at a product launch event in San Francisco, October 24, 2019. Stephen Nellis | Reuters Micron Technology on Monday forecast current-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates as home-bound employees and students spur demand for its chips that power notebooks and data centers, sending its shares
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Getty Winston Churchill once said in a speech, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” While Churchill was referring the Allied defeat of Rommel in November of 1942, he could just as easily have been talking about the Covid-19 crisis. While lockdown restrictions have been
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(L-R) Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp., Ron O’Hanley, president and chief executive officer of State Street Corp., Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of Bank
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Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. Ralf-Finn Hestoft | Corbis | Getty Image The bill, called the Student Recovery Eligibility for Low-Income Individuals to Exact Funds (RELIEF) Act of 2020, would make students receiving Pell Grants eligible to receive $1,200 stimulus checks. Federal Pell Grants are need-based funds given to low-income students to help them complete their
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By Bob Blancato, Next Avenue Contributor and Elder Advocate Getty As the national coordinator of the national and grassroots advocacy group, the Elder Justice Coalition, I believe the need to address elder justice has become even more urgent recently. Congress appears to think so, too. Elder justice is the holistic approach of preventing and handling
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