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Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A pedestrian views a mobile device while walking past an American flag displayed outside of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Texas Instruments‘ stock rose nearly 1 percent after hours. The company said that it had boosted
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There are three risks that could potentially trip up the marathon bull market, analyst Doug Sandler said on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” Thursday. Sandler, CFA at RiverFront Investment Group, defined the first as a risk of “geopolitical melt-up” — that investors will flock to put money in the markets in anticipation of a perceived geopolitical threat
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It’s important to note that this is not just a problem between companies and customers or citizens. Notification is no better within many enterprises generally. A recent survey found that nearly 40 percent of U.S.-based, in-house attorneys and general counsel fail to disclose security issues to their board. In such cases, failure of clear governance
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It’s a comparison no one wants to hear — that this stock market bears striking similarities to that of 1929. The observation is coming from Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, who’s been arguing valuations are extremely expensive. But instead of predicting an epic stock market crash, he’s finding reasons to be optimistic. “The market is
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Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chair of TransferWise, at the WSJDLive Global Technology Conference in Laguna Beach, California on Oct. 25, 2016. However, TransferWise is not the only fintech firm offering customers peer-to-peer transaction solutions. Blockchain-based start-ups are also beginning to occupy the digital space. For example, Boston-based
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Amazon nosed up 0.08 percent in after-hours trading. Earlier Monday, the company announced its Web Services will soon start charging its customers by the second for use of its popular EC2. Intel‘s stock rose 1.24 percent in extended trading following the company’s announcement earlier Monday that
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Wall Street analyst Mark Mahaney suggests that Netflix is on track to leverage its strong hold in the United States and continue to notch “material” penetration in international markets. “Netflix has achieved a level of sustainable scale, growth, and profitability that isn’t currently reflected in its stock price,” wrote RBC Capital Markets analyst Mahaney in
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Timothy Fadek | Bloomberg | Getty Images Passengers use self check-in kiosks inside the United Continental Holdings Inc. terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, April 12, 2017. JPMorgan issued major reductions to earnings forecasts on U.S. airline companies Friday, warning that reluctance to raise fare prices is hamstringing profits. “The
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Bitcoin surged about 13 percent on Friday, but was still on track for a big weekly loss during a tumultuous period of trading. The cryptocurrency fell as low as $2,951.15 Friday, its lowest level since early August, before rebounding to $3,641.47 in late afternoon trading. For the week, however, bitcoin has lost about 14.7 percent
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The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million people, and New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer said the company’s CEO and board should be be held accountable. “The FTC typically does not comment on open investigations,” FTC spokesman Peter Kaplan said. “However
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Asia’s credit market has grown massively, but if yield-seekers want a slice of that pie, they must be prepared to vary their investing strategies across the region, according to Singapore-based Ilfryn Carstairs, co-chief investment officer at Varde Partners, an alternative investment advisory. “It’s difficult to talk about Asia as a single market,” Carstairs said. “I
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Tenet Healthcare shares jumped more than 12 percent in extended trading after The Wall Street Journal reported the company is exploring its options, including a possible sale. Tenet has hired banking advisers to consider a number of possibilities, according to the report. United Natural Foods shares
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For months, the text messages came. Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night. Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit. The messages were directed at Laura Munoz, an executive assistant at the online lending start-up Social Finance. The texts were from her boss, Mike Cagney, the company’s chief executive, according to five
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