Month: February 2021

Warren Buffett warned that debt investors faced a “bleak future” days after a sell-off pummelled government bonds and sent reverberations through global stock markets. The 90-year-old chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway told shareholders in his closely followed annual letter that it was best to eschew the fixed-income market, in which the company is itself a
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Square Inc. (SQ) is a financial services and online payments company that provides hardware and software tools to help businesses run and grow their operations. Among Square’s primary products are: a point-of-sale hardware system; software for payments processing and analytics; Square Card, a free business debit card; and Cash App, a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service.
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Decorating your first apartment? Here’s everything you need to know. Sidekix Media on Unsplash Buying furniture for a first apartment or home can feel stressful because it involves a great amount of decision-making. It’s also a challenge because there are so many major purchases to make, often with a budget in mind. And while it’s
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The House of Representatives has passed a $1.9tn coronavirus relief package, as US president Joe Biden cleared the first big hurdle on the way to securing congressional approval for his economic stimulus bill. The Democratic-controlled House passed the expansive legislation, which includes $1,400 direct payments, an extension of federal top-ups to unemployment insurance and another
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What Is ‘Defund the Police’? “Defund the police” refers to a call for the reallocation of money that currently goes to police budgets in the United States to structural improvements for underprivileged communities. The phrase encompasses a lot of different visions about police reform that include a disinvestment from police budgets, an increased investment into
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As tax season approaches, you may find yourself wondering what your options are for filing a tax return. There are a couple of items we must address first. When is the tax season? What information do you need to gather before you can file your taxes? Key Takeaways Tax season typically runs from early in
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By Guelda Voien Alden Global Capital has deployed millions since the start of the pandemic, including an offer last week to buy newspaper publisher Tribune Publishing — but the hedge fund manager has also allegedly been stiffing the landlord at its Manhattan headquarters on rent payments since last April, according to a complaint filed yesterday. Looking up
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The Puerto Rico Oversight Board took steps to advance the territory’s overdue audited financial statements Friday. Board members have said current comprehensive annual financial reports are aimportant for Puerto Rico to ultimately sell bonds again. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act indicates that Puerto Rico should have current financial information. Puerto Rico
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Since their introduction in 1993, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have exploded in popularity with investors looking for alternatives to mutual funds. Both institutions and individuals could see the benefit of these instruments—a basket of assets designed to track an index—that offered low management fees and higher intraday price visibility. But of course, no investment is perfect,
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The telecommunication sector is made up of companies that make communication possible on a global scale, whether it is through the phone or the Internet, through airwaves or cables, through wires or wirelessly. These companies created the infrastructure that allows data in words, voice, audio, or video to be sent anywhere in the world. The
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On the great see-saw of investing, all too often investors are on the wrong side of the trade. They should should be buying stocks when most people are selling them. Case in point is the aftermath of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, where the majority of voters chose to leave the European Union.
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New US unemployment filings fell last week to their lowest level in 12 weeks, in a sign of easing pressure on the jobs market as coronavirus infections slow. Initial jobless claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted 730,000 from 841,000 during the previous week, the labour department reported on Thursday. Economists had forecast that weekly claims
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Since its inception in 1978, the 401(k) plan has grown to become the most popular type of employer-sponsored retirement plan in America. Millions of workers depend on the money that they have invested in these plans to provide for them in their retirement years, and many employers see a 401(k) plan as a key benefit
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