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Though jokes about the culture merger abound — images of drones delivering kale — analysts widely predict that Whole Foods will eventually deliver groceries ordered from a section of the Amazon site. A logistically simpler synergy would be for shoppers to order from a Whole Foods section of the Amazon site and then pick up
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For people who want to tweak their Medicare coverage, the time to do it starts Sunday. The program’s fall open enrollment period runs through Dec. 7. You should evaluate your current coverage even if you’ve been happy with it. “Insurance companies make changes every year,” said Elizabeth Gavino, founder of Lewin & Gavino in New
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, center, talks to Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), before the IMF governors’ group photo at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. (File photo). The next global economic slowdown
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A combination of historically low interest rates, an exceptionally long bull market and memories of the 2008 crash have encouraged some financial advisors to add alternative investments to their clients’ portfolios. The alternative investment industry has also made it easier by creating more and more products for retail investors over the past few years. “Traditionally,
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Ramin Talaie | Corbis | Getty Images Delta Airlines planes taxi at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA. Analysts expect Delta Air Lines on Wednesday to report a decline in quarterly profits, compared with the year-earlier period. The No. 2 U.S. airline is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $1.53, a drop
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BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, posted better-than-expected quarterly results on Wednesday. Total assets under management rose 17 percent as net inflows easily beat Wall Street expectations. Here’s how the company’s results compare to Wall Street’s expectations: EPS: $5.92 per share vs $5.56 expected, according to Thomson Reuters Revenue: $3.233 billion vs $3.096
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While there’s been many gloomy forecasts for the bond market, not everyone agrees that they’ll definitely see significant losses as central banks reduce their bond-buying programs. Mike Bell, a global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, told CNBC Monday that this monetary tightening creates a risk but believes that the recent economic recovery should be
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Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday that he will be assessing the progress of the U.S. economy toward full employment and looking for more signs of upward inflation as he weighs potential interest-rate hikes. “I intend to keep an open mind about removing accommodation in upcoming (Fed) meetings,” Kaplan said in
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With news of the proxy battle between Procter & Gamble and activist investor Nelson Peltz coming to a close, CNBC’s Jim Cramer shared his thoughts on the practice of activism. “This is very much a case-by-case thing,” the “Mad Money” host said. “There are some ‘scorched earth’ activists who seem to specialize in creating ill
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Gap marks another retailer testing the market for subscription boxes. The apparel company’s baby division has rolled out its subscription offering to the public, Internet Retailer reported. A spokeswoman told the publication that Gap initially launched its program with a limited number of loyal shoppers. Over time, and quietly, it’s been expanded to a wider
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FundName Fund Weighting in Puerto Rico debt Market Value of Puerto Rico Debt Fund Assets” Oppenheimer Rochester MD Municipal Fund 22.40% $6,946,788.00 $30,947,106.00 Oppenheimer Rochester VA Municipal Fund 20.20% $15,032,633.00 $74,412,635.00 Oppenheimer Rochester ShrtDur HY Muni Fd 18.20% $273,351,491.00 $1,497,842,170.00 Oppenheimer Rochester Fund Munis Fd 17.70% $1,020,903,948.00 $5,776,883,928.00 Oppenheimer Rochester AZ Municipal Fund 17.30% $5,345,365.00
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Goldman Sachs could be a winner this earnings season even with weaker revenues, while General Electric could be a loser, with a rare profit miss, according to Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley equity strategists picked nine stocks they believe could be near-term movers in the early weeks of earnings season, either due to earnings or other
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Wal-Mart is planning a website redesign that’s slated to be revealed in the first quarter of next year, Marc Lore, president of Wal-Mart’s U.S. e-commerce business, said Tuesday. The big-box retailer plans to invest heavily in e-commerce and online grocery in the coming months, with plans to double its online grocery pickup locations across the
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Today’s investors are inundated with a surplus of investing information, which can make it more difficult to successfully construct an investment portfolio. What’s more, each and every person looking to invest has his or her own set of individual needs that call for special consideration. “It’s important that investors understand their goals, tolerance for risk
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In some cases, making a bequest requires more consideration than simply writing “so-and-so gets X” into your will. Transferring ownership of guns, for example, requires navigating an often-complicated mix of federal and state laws governing what kinds of firearms can be passed and who can legally receive them, Scroggin said. Failing to properly plan could
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The only thing more spectacular than the estate’s one-of-a-kind design is its palm tree-dotted backyard. Steps away from the mansion’s private surf lodge is an infinity pool, which overlooks the property’s 100 feet of oceanfront. “This house without a doubt is one of a kind,” says Hertzberg. “I challenge you ever to find another house
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It’s likely you’ve started hearing chatter about Medicare’s open enrollment period, which begins Sunday and runs through early December. If you’re like many older Americans, the question is whether you need to do anything. Put simply, it depends. “A lot of people won’t need to do a darn thing,” said certified financial planner Hans “John”
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Fee-based financial advisors have been among the more enthusiastic users of low-cost exchange-traded funds for years, but their interest has dramatically increased since the financial crisis. The latest survey of advisors conducted by the Financial Planning Association found that 88 percent of those surveyed now use ETFs, compared to 40 percent in 2006. Eighty percent
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