Month: September 2020

By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Managing Editor getty Millions of Americans are rightly concerned about the future solvency of Social Security. But there’s another key Social Security concern: the prevalence of people starting to claim their Social Security benefits early, depriving them of larger payments from the government by delaying. When to begin claiming Social
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Association of Flight Attendants International President Sara Nelson joins airline executives, fellow union heads and political leaders to call on Congress to pass an extension of the Payroll Support Program to save thousands of jobs, during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images The
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Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO, speaking during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC Starwood’s Barry Sternlicht expects high flying technology stocks to fall from their heights if Former Vice President Joe Biden wins the 2020 election and Democrats take control of both chambers of Congress.   ”Maybe long term, two,
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Joshua Harris, Apollo Global Management Co-Founder speaks during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC A notable private equity investor said Wednesday that the boom in special purpose acquisition companies was not just a passing fad. Apollo Global Management co-founder Joshua Harris said at the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and
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CNBC’s Scott Wapner talks to Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital Founder and Chief Executive Officer during the 2020 Delivering Alpha conference on Sept. 30th, 2020. CNBC Outspoken technology investor Chamath Palihapitiya said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve will have more influence over the markets in the next four years than whomever takes the White House in November. 
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HUD could improve the HECM Reverse Mortgage Program with a few simple rule changes getty This article proposes changes in HUD policies that would support an enhanced HECM that is part of an integrated retirement plan. Such integration will generate the following benefits: Larger payments to borrowers that can increase annually and last until death.
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Robert Smith, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, said Wednesday that there’s a marked disparity in investment opportunities between the public and private markets. Smith, who spoke with CNBC’s David Faber from the Delivering Alpha conference, said that his firm continues to look at high-growth investments in enterprise software versus more mature areas
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According to Mark Cuban, a second stimulus package should give all American households a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks for the next two months — and they must use that money within 10 days to promote spending and help keep businesses open.  But Cuban’s “Shark Tank” co-star, Barbara Corcoran disagrees with her friend’s “use it
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New York City is reopening indoor dining at restaurants at 25% capacity on Wednesday, but many remain concerned about safety. Covid-19 cases in New York have been rising again and the colder weather season is also expected to result in coronavirus spikes. Restaurants can manage safety concerns, according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner,
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A protester blocks the street leading to the Washington, D.C., home of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., demanding the extension of unemployment aid, on July 22, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits that helped the poorest Americans weather the coronavirus pandemic are in danger of ending, throwing the
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CEO of States Title, the family of companies using technology to make the residential real estate closing experience instant and affordable. getty Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced that they would charge lenders an “adverse market refinance fee” on refinancing loans with an original principal amount above $125,000. This fee goes into effect on December
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With elementary and high school around the world attending school virtually this fall, hotels are selling an unlikely travel opportunity — the “schoolcation.” Families are being enticed from their homes by hotels promising a change of scenery alongside tutoring, round-the-clock tech help and after-school activities that are more fun than what’s available back home.   Relieving
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A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Treasury Department on Tuesday said airlines could receive larger federal loans than previously expected after some carriers opted
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Getty Images The big question over whether Congress will pass another coronavirus stimulus bill is, will they or won’t they? From jobs to savings to retirement plans, the coronavirus pandemic has upended many Americans’ financial lives. And that has resulted in millions of people facing serious financial hardship. They are hoping for more relief, including
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Sanjay Mehrota, CEO, Micron Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines after-hours Tuesday: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals — The pharmaceutical company said trial data for its coronavirus antibody cocktail showed it reduced “viral levels and improved symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients.” Regeneron shares were halted in after-hours trading. Micron Technology — Micron shares rose
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Rising gas prices on the Ethereum network have significantly cut into users’ profits. Luckily, if reported correctly, you can convert these burdensome gas fees into tax savings.  What Is Gas? Gas is the transaction fee you have to pay to the Ethereum network to execute transactions. Gas is measured in gwei, a subunit of the
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Ethan Brown, founder and chief executive officer of Beyond Meat, center, celebrates with his wife Tracy Brown, center left, and guests during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday
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