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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday that investors are cheering the prospect of Democrat Joe Biden becoming president because Biden would provide more stability than President Donald Trump. Stocks were surging Thursday, building on Wednesday’s post-election rally despite the absence of a winner in the presidential race. At present, Biden holds an advantage in the Electoral
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Americans appear to want divided government, and that could spell good news for growth stocks, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. “Finally, we can stop fretting about politics and start focusing on business and your money again, because a divided Congress and a blue White House … is nirvana for growth stocks,” the “Mad Money” host
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Guggenheim Partner’s Scott Minerd told CNBC that Wednesday’s rally on Wall Street makes sense, despite the uncertain outcome in the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. “I was always of the opinion, regardless of the outcome, short of getting anarchy in the street, that this would be good for stocks,” the
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Jamie Dimon, CEO, JP Morgan Chase, speaking at the Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit, December 6, 2018. Janhvi Bhojwani | CNBC JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told employees that they must have faith in the U.S. election process and patience to await a final determination. “While strong opinions and tremendous passion characterized this U.S. election,
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The global governmental response to the coronavirus pandemic has been rife with shortcomings that have prolonged the acute phase of the health crisis, “Black Swan” author Nassim Taleb told CNBC on Monday. “I think this is a case study of government worldwide incompetence in dealing with a problem and denial,” said Taleb, whose best-selling 2007
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Ben Silbermann, co-founder and chief executive officer of Pinterest Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. Presidential election is only days away, and Wall Street is bracing for market turbulence. However, given the lingering uncertainty, it’s unclear whether market volatility could persist post-election. “Time will tell if expected volatility turns into realized market
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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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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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Presidents get a lot of the blame, and take a lot of the credit, for the performance of the stock market while they are in office. However, the truth is that the president’s ability to impact the economy and markets is generally indirect and marginal. It’s Congress that sets tax rates, passes spending bills, and
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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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Credit Karma’s promise is to provide you with your credit score and credit report for free. But is that really worth giving up your personal and financial information? Is Credit Karma giving you precisely the same information that a lender will check if you’re applying for a mortgage or a car loan? And, for that matter, is it
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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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When we talk about the top savers among countries, we are really talking about which countries have the highest savings rates. These are not necessarily the nations with the highest incomes. For example, a country where the average person makes $10,000 and saves $2,000 would have a 20% savings rate. Another country where people save
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Source: Texas Instruments | Wikipedia Volatility has once again returned to Wall Street. Swinging between positive and negative territory in the previous five sessions, the market’s movements have largely been tied to updates on the ongoing stimulus talks. Working for months to pass additional stimulus measures, both sides of the aisle are making a last-ditch
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If you’re traveling on your own, no problem. Just book your tickets. All you have to do is compare prices on an airfare search site to find the cheapest flight available. But what about when you’re traveling with family and friends? Here’s where it gets interesting. You could shop the usual way–entering the total number of
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Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Starboard Value LP and Chairman of Papa John’s International Inc. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) Business: ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops and markets software products and services focused on facilitating electronic payments. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors,
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America’s top airlines are considered some of the best employers in the U.S. Perhaps that’s why competition is so fierce for airline jobs. In 2017, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) received 200,000 applications for about 1,000 flight attendant openings, meaning fewer than 1% of applicants were hired. Mathematically speaking, that means it is five times harder
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