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After back-to-back storms pummeled Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many people upped their charitable contributions for 2017. Now it’s time to reap the tax benefit. Daniel Borochoff, president of CharityWatch.org, predicts donations could surpass last year’s record high, driven primarily by overall economic growth, although the recent disasters will also play a role. “The giving
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Health insurance is a very big topic for the 30-something clientele Roberge at Beyond Your Hammock serves. The questions he asks include: Have the premiums or coverage changed? Should you switch to a high-deductible plan? If you use a health savings account, does the company contribute to it, too? Roberge finds that clients often don’t
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Domino’s, the biggest U.S. pizza delivery chain, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as the company benefited from higher demand in the United States. Same-store sales at company-owned outlets in the United States, Domino’s biggest source of store revenue, jumped 8.4 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 10. This was above the 6.6
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Citi reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in global consumer banking revenue. In North America, retail banking revenue rose 12 percent, excluding mortgages. Citi cited “continued growth in loans and assets under management,” as well as higher interest rates. The bank’s international consumer business saw an 8 percent revenue increase, driven by higher loans and
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China’s new digital barons are rising. One of its most ambitious global deal makers is falling. And a property mogul who likes to borrow heavily is on top. Xu Jiayin — an entrepreneur behind China Evergrande Group, one of the country’s most aggressive property developers — has become the country’s richest person, according to a
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Herbalife‘s stock rose about 1 percent in extended trading after an SEC filing showed that investor Carl Icahn boosted his stake in the company to 26 percent. In March, he reported a stake of about 24.5 percent. Juniper Networks‘s shares fell more than 2 percent after
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You’re better off renting with a roommate than buying your first home alone in cities such as San Jose and San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, according to a recent report by online real estate site, Trulia. When conducting their analysis, Trulia assumed buyers would be taking on a 30-year fixed rate loan, front a
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General Motors is “well positioned” as a future mobility leader thanks to its extensive autonomous vehicle research and production, UBS research said. UBS reiterated its buy rating on the company’s shares and raised its price target, citing GM’s leadership in developing automotive technology through its AV unit as well as opportunities in the ride-hailing business.
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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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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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