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Firefighters battle a wind driven wildfire in the hills of Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2019. Gene Blevins | Reuters California’s biggest utilities aren’t the only U.S. companies grappling with the increased force and frequency of wildfires. The number of S&P 500 firms flagging “wildfire” as a potential risk factor
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American companies are sitting on piles of cash, frustrating investors and leading some on Wall Street to wonder why they aren’t spending. Microsoft currently has the largest cash pile at $136.6 billion as of last quarter, according to estimates from FactSet. Berkshire Hathaway, Alphabet and Apple occupy the other top spots, with $128.2 billion, $121.2
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Ray Dalio, billionaire and founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, speaks during the Institute of International Finance (IIF) annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Central banks have been giving cheap money to investors who have been injecting it into companies that are often
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Some Robinhood users have been manipulating the stock-trading app to trade with what they’re calling “infinite leverage.” The cheat code was being shared on social media site Reddit, with one trader claiming he took a $1,000,000 position in stock using only a $4,000 deposit. Through Robinhood Gold, the start-up’s subscription service, users can borrow money
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People pass a sign for JPMorgan Chase at it’s headquarters in Manhattan, New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Federal prosecutors have asked for two civil cases against J.P. Morgan Chase be put on hold until they have finished a related criminal prosecution involving current and former precious metals traders at the nation’s largest
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A customer pulls into a McDonald’s restaurant in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Generally, profits are topping expectations by a large margin this earnings season, but there were some notable misses on Tuesday. Some of the largest and most well-known companies in the U.S. — including McDonald’s, UPS and Lockheed Martin
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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 US Presidential hopeful, speaks during the ‘We The People’ Summit at the Warner Theatre April 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images One Wall Street economist on Monday warned clients about the tax proposals touted by Democratic presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders,
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Denver money manager Fred Taylor of Northstar Investment Advisors. Source: Northstar Investment Advisors Managing investments in a year fraught with headline risks requires a sound strategy and the conviction to stand by it, but also the flexibility to take advantage of fast-changing market conditions. Denver money manager Fred Taylor has long focused on companies that
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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said Thursday that the company is just starting to build out its consumer-facing digital banking offerings. “We’re building for the long term. I feel good about the progress that we’re making,” the Goldman chief said in an interview with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost. “I think we’re in the early stages of
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