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Warren Buffett Gerry Miller | CNBC Investors are preparing for a variety of news in Berkshire Hathaway’s second-quarter earnings report this weekend, ranging from the possibility of record overall net income to weaker operating results from the conglomerate’s industrials companies. Wall Street also hopes that Berkshire, which is expected to report per-share earnings of $2.12
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Motorcyclists pass a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 3, 2016. Olivia Harris | Reuters Goldman Sachs on Friday lowered its previously stated quarterly net earnings applicable to common shareholders to $197 million from $2.25 billion. The bank said in a filing it had set
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Virgin Galactic Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic announced it signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop an aircraft for supersonic travel, giving a first look on Monday of the coming vehicle’s design. Supersonic travel is a long-term bet for Virgin Galactic, which has been developing reusable spacecraft capable of sending people on short trips to the
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The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck is displayed during an unveiling event in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Matthew Hatcher | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of DiamondPeak Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company, jumped more than 20% during premarket trading on Monday after the company announced that it will
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet that suggested delaying the November election could cause problems for equity investors.  “It sows chaos, and chaos is bad for the stock market,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  Dow futures extended their fall slightly in the wake of Trump’s tweet. They then made
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During its third quarter earnings results on Thursday Apple said that the company’s shareholders approved a four-for-one stock split. Stock splits are cosmetic, meaning they do not change anything about a company’s underlying fundamentals. They can lead to renewed interest from smaller investors by making the shares — which are now cheaper — more accessible.
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Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway David A. Grogan | CNBC Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway this week again added to his already-enormous stake in Bank of America at a time when the coronavirus pandemic dampens the economic outlook and interest rates hold near record lows. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed Buffett’s
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer urged investors Monday to remain cautious about the length of time it takes to develop a successful coronavirus vaccine, saying that Massachusetts-based biotech firm Moderna may be painting too rosy of a picture.  “It’s not a simple case. You don’t just say, ‘Hey, look at this. These people didn’t get Covid over a couple weeks.’
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Billionaire Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday the stock market’s rally from its late March coronavirus-driven low reminds him of the 1990s dot-com bubble. “In some respects it’s different because of the Fed and the liquidity they’ve introduced and the inflation for financial assets that comes with that. But on a bigger picture, it’s so
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk for building a company that promises to be much more than just electric vehicles. “This man is selling technology, and he’s talking about fully assisted and then he’s talking about driverless. He’s thinking so much bigger,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” ”He’s a big thinker.
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday the stock market could go higher if more people in the U.S. wore face masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  The current strength in equities is concentrated in technology-related stocks and not sectors tied to state economic reopening plans, Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  “Let’s give the
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David Solomon, CEO, Goldman Sachs, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020. Adam Galacia | CNBC Goldman Sachs is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings before the opening bell Wednesday. Here’s what Wall Street expects: Earnings: $3.78 per share, a 35% decline from a year earlier, according to Refinitiv. Revenue: $9.75
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Company: Pearson PLC (PSO) Business: Pearson delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The company operates through three segments, which include North America, core and growth. The company’s North America segment includes assessments and services businesses in the United States and Canada. The
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A battle heats up between a deep-research investor with a private equity mindset and an underperforming small cap software stock. This is a textbook case of good activism — a company with poor operating history, horrible corporate governance, underperforming stock, overpaid CEO and a large, long-term shareholder with a very friendly and reasonable request with impressive
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Ron Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images; Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is warning that the upcoming presidential election could see delayed results, and is therefore recommending that clients hedge their market bets through December in anticipation of heightened volatility through November.
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A pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, in New York on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency Companies struggling to get through the coronavirus slashed the amount of money they returned to shareholders through dividends in the second quarter. The net
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