Month: December 2020

Oranut Fankhaenel / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Sustainability ratings are useful tools for assessing the environmental, sustainability and corporate governance-worthiness of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But how do you navigate between different ratings providers, especially when they can have different results for the same fund? CNBC looked under the hood at some
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Robert Herjavec has an end-of-year ritual that sets him up for success: organizing his calendar for the whole next year, Herjavec previously told CNBC Make It. “I live and die by my calendar,” Herjavec, investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CEO of cybersecurity firm the Herjavec Group, said in December 2017. “[It] allows me to manage
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Designer Pierre Cardin poses during the Pierre Cardin Paris Haute Couture New Collection launch at Maxim’s on November 26, 2013 in Paris. Richard Bord | Getty Images Pierre Cardin, who during his more than seven decades in fashion brought geometric shapes to haute couture and put his name on everything from clothing to furniture to
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For people staying safely at home this holiday season, new virtual tours let anyone with an internet connection tour famous Christmas destinations around the world.    Homebound travelers can book live interactive tours with local guides to learn about everything from the religious sites of Jerusalem to the department store displays of New York City.
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After months of anticipation, Congress passed a $900 billion coronavirus relief package on Monday, which includes a $600 stimulus check for individuals earning up to $75,000 and couples earning $150,000 – down from the $1,200 distributed in the first round as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act. The bill also provides an
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Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images The coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress toughens rules around use of a common heat-trapping chemical and funnels billions of dollars into renewable energy. The measures, attached to a year-end government funding bill, were hailed by some lawmakers as among the most significant Congress has approved to combat climate
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Karol Serewis/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Financial advisors recommend various uses for this extra cash, depending on individual and family circumstances. Unemployed workers may need the money for basic living expenses. Some who have fallen behind on bills such as rent, utilities or mortgage payments should consider paying down some or all those arrears, advisors
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After months of failed negotiations, lawmakers have finally agreed to a new $900 billion coronavirus relief package.  Congressional leaders have not yet released text of the more than $2 trillion legislation — which will include broader government spending measures — but the pandemic recovery bill was set to include direct payments of up to $600
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Growing up Tim Ferriss suffered from “terrible insomnia,” and would watch infomercials until 2 or 3 a.m., the author and tech investor said on a recent episode of the NPR podcast “How I Built This” hosted by Guy Roz. In the 1980s, infomercials selling products or services ran during off-peak television-viewing hours, often in the
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America’s millionaires are betting on a strong stock market next year, with many expecting double-digit gains, according to the CNBC Millionaire Survey. Seven in 10 expect the S&P 500 will be up at least 5% next year and nearly a third of those polled expect gains of at least 10%, according to the survey of
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The year 2020 was a difficult one financially for many people around the world, with the global coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on countless businesses and roughly 19 million Americans currently collecting unemployment benefits. But for some of the weatlhy, it’s a very different story. During 2020, Amazon’s sales have spiked, as social distancing restrictions forced
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