Month: October 2020

Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal
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New Puerto Rico Oversight board member Justin Peterson exercised an exit veto on a proposed central government debt restructuring Friday. More than two hours into a virtually held public board meeting, Justin Peterson left the meeting to remove the board’s quorum. He did this to deny the remaining three board members the right to take
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US coronavirus cases increased by 97,000 on Friday, by far the largest one-day jump since the start of the pandemic, with Midwestern states leading a wave of infections, hospitalisations and deaths across the country just days before the presidential election.  The sharp increase, which beat Thursday’s record of 88,400, took the weekly total for the
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Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly told CNBC on Friday that long-term investors should not be scared away from equity markets, despite the rise in coronavirus cases and other risk factors that weighed on Wall Street in October. “The important message is stay invested,” Reilly said on “Power Lunch.” “If you’re afraid of some segments, that’s
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Joe Raedle | Getty Images Now that more Americans can work and attend school from anywhere, they are increasingly looking to leave large urban centers for smaller, less dense cities with cheaper housing. As different real estate entities try to measure the migration, certain cities are standout destinations. Santa Barbara, California; Louisville, Kentucky; and Buffalo,
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Nassau County, New York, Executive Laura Curran’s goal for an early 2021 budget approval has hit a stumbling block: stiff opposition from legislative Republicans toward her debt refinancing proposal that is a key component of her $3.3 billion spending plan. Curran vetoed budget changes the GOP-controlled county legislature sought in her $3.3 billion spending proposal
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Receding trade worries and new growth opportunities have sent semiconductor stocks higher IShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SOXX/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/PSI/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/XSD/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SMH/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID NVIDIA: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/NVDA?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID AMD: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/AMD?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Taiwan Semiconductor: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TSM?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Applied Materials: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/AMAT?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on
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You need to earn income to contribute to a Roth IRA (or a traditional one). But if you’re married, you can use a spousal Roth IRA to boost your retirement savings potential—even if only one spouse works for pay. Key Takeaways You need to have “earned income” (taxable compensation) to contribute to a traditional or
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Google’s advertising business staged a stronger than expected rebound from its coronavirus slump in the latest quarter, boosting revenue and earnings of parent Alphabet above most analysts’ expectations and sending the shares 9 per cent higher in after-market trading. Coming just days after the search group was hit with a landmark antitrust lawsuit from the
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Getty Images Global travel screeched to a halt during the pandemic, and it’s hurting credit card companies’ bottom line.  American Express, Mastercard and Visa all reported double-digit drops in profit for the recent quarter, compared to a year ago. The companies pointed to a plunge in international travel as borders remain closed during the pandemic. 
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  Alphabet — Shares of Alphabet soared 10% in extended trading after the Google parent company posted quarterly results that topped Wall Street expectations. The company reported earnings of $16.40 per share and $46.17 billion in revenue for the third quarter. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv projected $11.29
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Despite record low mortgage rates, homebuying affordability is on the decline. getty Despite hovering around their all-time low for several months now, it looks like mortgage rates have done about all they can for housing affordability.  According to a new report, skyrocketing home prices have now outstripped their power, and overall homebuying affordability is now
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Pedestrians walk past commercial real estate in Manhattan. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Decidedly weak quarterly earnings reports from major apartment real estate investment trusts this week paint a bleak picture for some of the largest urban rental markets. The coronavirus pandemic has caused thousands of apartment dwellers to seek safer, larger, single-family
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Our relationship with money starts at an early age when we notice family members exchanging coins or bills for all sorts of stuff we like. Money’s power and authority grow when we get our first allowance or paid chore. These early experiences foster habits and beliefs that last throughout your life. Its challenges multiply as we approach adulthood
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The implementation of smart contracts in business is expected to speed up transactions and enable digitization of a wide variety of physical assets, such as oil and gold. But the legal and regulatory underpinnings of smart contracts are still shaky and rife with their own set of problems. Resolving disputes between parties is the biggest
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European countries are poised to tighten coronavirus crisis restrictions as soaring infection rates stoke alarm across the continent, sending stocks to their lowest level since May. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, was due to hold talks on Wednesday with premiers of the country’s 16 states about proposed new curbs, while France’s president Emmanuel Macron will give
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said he sees positives for investors after steep market declines Wednesday as Wall Street grew further concerned about the coronavirus pandemic. “I recognize the carnage, but I do think the carnage is reversible,” Cramer said Wednesday on “Closing Bell,” after the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 943 points, or 3.4%, in
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