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Lululemon Athletica said on Monday it had a strong holiday shopping season and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter. The holiday quarter is critical for retailers and can account for up to 40 percent of their annual revenue. “We are thrilled with our performance this holiday season that reflects an accelerating
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Sam Edwards/Caiaimage | Getty Images A dose of healthy fear is good for investors, even during bull markets. The year 2017 was a good year to be an investor. The Dow Jones Industrial Average just passed through the 24,000 level for the first time ever. The S&P 500, a broader measure of the market, finished
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Beijing’s push to transition its economy has led to the country moving on from simply being known as the world’s factory, according to a top executive at Swiss bank UBS. “A lot of things are being created now in China, rather than [it just] being a manufacturing hub,” Kathryn Shih, president of UBS Asia Pacific,
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The military is requiring mandatory financial education training on bases and online. More than 80 percent of those who must make a decision have taken the class, according to Pentagon officials. Yet some financial advisors worry one course may not be enough. A recent USAA survey of enlisted members found 41 percent admit to living
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The one winning Powerball ticket that was sold in New Hampshire is good for a $570 million jackpot, capping a weekend lottery jackpot haul of more than $1 billion. The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 12, 29, 30, 33 and 61, plus Powerball 26. The $570 million Powerball ranks as the fifth largest in
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With retailers reporting strong holiday sales, and some consumers saying they turned to plastic to fund those purchases, it looks like 2018 will be the year that credit card debt crosses $1 trillion. “The scary number — $1 trillion — we’ll definitely hit in 2018,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub. “It seems to
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The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday. In an interview, San Francisco Fed President John Williams painted a benign picture of the world’s
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It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 12-29-30-33-61 and Powerball 26.
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Assoulin opened a New York City showroom in 2017 but intentionally keeps the inventory limited and the price point reasonable (she declined to discuss specific sales numbers). “It’s accessible rather than aspirational,” she said. “If you have $75, you can buy a bracelet.” There are now brightly colored earrings and necklaces as well, all in
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It’s not every day you become a multimillionaire. But for one lucky winner in Florida, Friday’s Mega Millions drawing just made that unlikely event a reality. The $450 million jackpot ranks as the fourth largest in the game’s history, and the second largest awarded to a single ticket. Of course, that’s before taxes. And choices
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Pope Francis advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging people in his Epiphany remarks Saturday to also resist “the inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches.” Francis said during a homily at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica that people “often make
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One Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The winning numbers drawn Friday night to claim the nation’s 10th largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10. It was not immediately known where the winning ticket was sold. Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game,
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Digital currency ripple has blown past its cryptocurrency rivals largely because it is working with large institutions, which give it an aura of legitimacy and practicality. However, cryptocurrency enthusiasts say that centralization is the exact opposite of what the technology of the digital currencies should be about. “The reason ripple is surging so much is
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It used to be common sense that investors couldn’t simply realize that it’s cold outside, buy shares in a “cold weather play” like Canada Goose and make money, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Friday. But in this market, Cramer has watched common-sense investing come back into the fold as a winning strategy. “Now, I’m not
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CES: Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2018 will dominate Monday’s headlines. The stock-moving technology event will feature high-profile speakers like Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, who will address the conference on Sunday night. “If you only read one thing about tech this year, you need to get a transcript of this speech,” Cramer
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In wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ repeal of Obama era guidance on legal marijuana, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is more worried about the marijuana business than he is about a law enforcement crackdown on weed. “When we see an industry, that is dependent upon investors, people who are putting their hard-earned money into the
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Acorda Therapeutics is exploring a sale of the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of the company closed up nearly 12 percent at $23.55 on Friday. The Ardsley, New York-based company, which has a market value of about $980 million, may not move forward with any formal action
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Visa ended its relationship with a large cryptocurrency card provider on Friday, causing thousands of people’s transactions to be declined and scrambling to figure out how to access their money. The card provider, WaveCrest, confirmed in an email to CNBC that it was required “to immediately close all Visa cards.” “As a licensed E-Money Institution,
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Visa ended its relationship with a large cryptocurrency card provider on Friday, causing thousands of people’s transactions to be declined and scrambling to figure out how to access their money. The card provider WaveCrest confirmed in an email to CNBC that they were required “to immediately close all Visa cards.” “As a licensed E-Money Institution,
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Ripple tumbled more than 11 percent, dropping below $3 Friday, after crossing above that level for the first time two days ago. The digital currency, officially called XRP, was trading near $2.83, down 11.56 percent on the day and off 26 percent from its record high of $3.84 hit Thursday, according to CoinMarketCap. Ripple traded
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If your retirement plan involves winning either of this weekend’s multi-million dollar lottery jackpots, sorry — you’re far more likely to be killed by a falling asteroid. The combined Powerball and the Mega Millions jackpots are the largest ever, at more than $1 billion. The Powerball jackpot is currently $570 million, and the Mega Millions
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