Month: April 2020

Phynart Studio Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, an astounding 53% of the American population felt anxious about personal finances. Undoubtedly, that percentage has grown significantly, with more than 26 million Americans becoming unemployed since then. The statistics are alarming, but it is not time to panic — it’s time to plan. Although many financial plans
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General Electric reported Wednesday a steep decline in first-quarter revenue as the industrial giant took a hit amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The company posted total revenue of $20.524 billion, which represents a year-over-year decline of 8%. On an adjusted per-share basis, the company earned 5 cents. That’s below a Refinitiv estimate of 8 cents per
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: 3M (MMM) – 3M reported quarterly earnings of $2.16 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $2.03 a share. The health-care and safety products maker’s revenue also beat forecasts, but the company withdrew its full-year outlook due to virus-related uncertainties. Caterpillar (CAT) –
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Charles Munger David A. Grogan | CNBC Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, will not be taking questions at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting alongside Warren Buffett as the coronavirus pandemic forces changes to the widely anticipated event. Instead, it will be Greg Abel, Berkshire’s vice chairman of non-insurance operations, taking previously submitted questions
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: AutoNation – AutoNation will return $77 million it received in forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program. The car retailer said it had intended to use the funds entirely for payroll, but decided to return the money after the Small Business Administration issued new guidelines for
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Getty Since the CARES Act instituted mortgage forbearance for borrowers of government-secured home loans, misinformation and malpractices have abounded. To correct some of that, today the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees mortgage buyers Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, released a statement reiterating that borrowers in forbearance are not obliged to repay the missed monthly
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A woman wearing a face mask at her house. Robin Utrecht | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images As the economy shut down, businesses diverted spending to technology, while cutting back more broadly on other outlays including their payments to suppliers, according to data tracking business-to-business spending.  Even before the state shutdowns took
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TOPLINE Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing unprecedented financial disruptions and a major shift in the lives of American consumers, a slowdown in new cases has made Wall Street more optimistic about eventually reopening the economy— and here are 19 stocks poised to thrive in the post-coronavirus world once widespread quarantine orders are lifted, according to
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Spencer Platt | Getty Images The coronavirus economic shock has left Americans downbeat about stock market investing, even after the major market rebound off March lows, according to a new survey from Gallup. Only 21% of Americans think stocks or mutual funds are the best long-term investment — down six points from 2019 — which
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