Month: November 2017

Before you retire, give your health-care financial plan a checkup. “The plan you have today may not be the one you want to carry into retirement, because it may be cost-prohibitive to do so,” certified financial planner Ron Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, told CNBC. A healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this
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At this week’s confirmation hearing of Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve chairman, his views on inflation may now be question No. 1. Powell is scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee, and the inflation issue has now become more important after comments last week by current Fed Chair Janet Yellen. She expressed
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Source: Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, N.C. One of three made-of-macaron trees at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, N.C. There’s no charge to visit the Holiday Wonderland, on view now through Dec. 27 in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte in North Carolina — but it will certainly make you hungry. Decorations include three trees bedecked with a total of
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The first time Josh Silverman addressed the staff of Etsy as their newly installed chief executive, he tried to connect with a work force known for its diversity, idealism and sincerity. “Hello,” he said. “My name is Josh. I identify as male. My preferred pronouns are ‘him’ and ‘he.’ Most people just call me Josh.”
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He said that both bitcoin and gold complemented each other as assets, as the cryptocurrency was designed to be “digital gold.” “Bitcoin’s frictionless and immediate blockchain payment system resolves the criticism of gold as lacking divisibility and having problems with ease of transmission,” Naylor-Leyland said in an emailed statement. “I believe this recognition of a
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Andrew Burton | Getty Images News | Getty Images A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of May 7, 2014 Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: Qualcomm – Broadcom is considering raising its offer to buy its rival chipmaker, according to a Reuters
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Ether, the digital currency of the ethereum blockchain, made significant gains on the day of the Thanksgiving holiday. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $425.55 Thursday, according to data from industry website Coinmarketcap. This broke a previous record high of $414.76, which the digital currency’s price reached in June. Ether has risen by more
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Moody’s retail analyst Charlie O’ Shea, who was in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, reported healthy traffic at local stores including consumer electronics chain Best Buy, clothing store Old Navy and retailer Kohl’s Corp. “The weather is cooperating and people here are out,” he said. The National Retail Federation is projecting that sales for November and December
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“One Belt, One Road gives entrepreneurs a lot of opportunity,” said Aiju’s Liu, citing cheaper costs and lower transaction fees. “We also hope there will be opportunity to cooperate with U.S. companies [as a] food and oil dealer.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is also monitoring Kazakhstan’s grain trade with China. In
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Accelerating growth, alongside increasing price pressures, will be welcomed by policymakers at the ECB who last month took a step towards weaning the euro zone off loose money. “We’ve been of the view that the PMIs have been in quite hawkish territory for some time now. If you continue to get numbers this strong there
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