Month: February 2018

Kraft Heinz announced Friday that Warren Buffett will be retiring from its board when his term ends at the company’s upcoming annual meeting. In its statement, Kraft Heinz said Buffett decided to step down “as he decreases his travel commitments.” Alex Behring, chairman of the board, said Buffett made “many invaluable contributions” to the company.
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“To support the speed, finality and sustainability required for business, we knew mining would be unsustainable because of its cost and (slow) transaction processing speeds,” said Chris Ferris, chief technology officer of open technology at IBM. Blockchain developer R3 has built its own energy-efficient blockchain for major financial institutions. They developed the permissioned blockchain Corda
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Ian Lanoff, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer who advises state pension funds on their fiduciary responsibilities, said the divestment of pension funds in the tobacco industry 15 years ago had little impact. “I didn’t see any evidence that tobacco companies cared at all,” Lanoff said “I’ve heard investment experts say to my boards, other people will
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Meanwhile, the demand for packaged and processed human foods is on the decline. Food companies that specialize in packaged and ready-made foods are looking for other sources of revenue — and are betting on the booming pet industry. On Friday, General Mills, the company famous for ready-made foods, such as cereals and yogurt, announced it
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Gun owners generally will be covered for liability under their homeowners’ or renters’ insurance policies, according to Peter Kochenburger, deputy director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law. “You’re covered for your negligence if you injure someone or if you damage property,” Kochenburger said. Those policies typically do not
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Cryptocurrencies pose a competitive threat to Bank of America‘s business, the company said in a regulatory filing Thursday. “Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or offer products in areas we deem speculative or risky, such as cryptocurrencies,” the bank said. Such increased competition may “negatively affect our
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The best-run companies have leaders willing to take a stand on societal issues such as gun control, former Medtronic chairman and CEO Bill George told CNBC on Friday. “If your only purpose is making money, then you’re going to run into … difficulties,” said George, a senior fellow at Harvard Business School where he teaches
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How to best store those funds, while still earning interest on those sums, can vary. MaxMyInterest works to connect your bank accounts together to find the best rates for your cash. The highest rate the company currently offers is around 1.61 percent, with online banks typically providing the highest rates, according to Halloran. MaxMyInterest does
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Commercial fishing covers more than 55 percent of the ocean’s surface, a new study has revealed in a potentially worrying sign about the depletion of marine resources. Fish from the wild do not currently contribute a significant portion of human caloric consumption, but “the footprint of industrial fishing in the ocean is over four times
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“A lot of times, like [recently], there is a lot of cash on the sidelines and the stock market has done very well,” Dalio told CNBC Make It in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “It almost certainly will attract in a lot because everyone’s going to say, ‘Oh the stock market
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares skyrocketed as much as 19 percent on Thursday after the company reported first quarter financial results that blasted past analysts’ expectations on top and bottom lines. Here’s how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected: EPS: 34 cents vs. 22 cents expected according to Thomson Reuters Revenue: $7.67 billion
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