GYRO PHOTOGRAPHY | amana images | Getty Images Growing rapidly within the socially responsible investing landscape is the world of so-called impact investing, which deploys your money more directly toward solving societal problems. Largely executed through direct investing platforms, this approach addresses specific problems, such as alleviating poverty in certain communities or reducing pollution. These
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A shopper visits a Lowe’s hardware store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters Lowe’s shares fell Wednesday after the home improvement retailer reported third-quarter earnings and a profit outlook slightly short of estimates, weighed down by higher labor costs and investments in its e-commerce business. Its same-store sales surged more than
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When it comes to banking, fees generally trend in one direction: up. It’s no surprise, then, that a recent survey from Bankrate.com found that a number of banking-related charges have hit record highs this year. Holders of interest-paying checking accounts are paying a higher monthly service fee than ever – $15.50 on average – if
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Customers shop at a Walmart store on May 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Walmart reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday that topped Wall Street’s expectations as customers continued to shop online and sent U.S. e-commerce sales soaring by 79%. The discounter said customers are embracing the new ways of shopping they
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Kohl’s shares rose more than 5% Tuesday, after Chief Executive Michelle Gass laid out the retailer’s plans to expand in activewear and personal care in 2021, two hot pockets of growth that have accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. Kohl’s reported a 13.3% decline in quarterly net sales during its third quarter, as the pandemic limited
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Home Depot on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings that beat estimates as consumers continued to focus on home improvement during the pandemic and sales surged 24% from a year ago. The company said its temporary employee compensation programs that it implemented during the pandemic will become permanent, which will result in $1 billion of additional compensation
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Since the pandemic began, “my life has changed utterly,” Bill Gates said on an episode of the new podcast, “Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions.” One of the biggest changes? The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder said he hasn’t been to a physical office since March. “I’m kind of embarrassed to admit, there’s
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CEO of Cisco Chuck Robbins speaks during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris on May 24, 2018. Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Cisco shares moved as much as 9% higher in extended trading on Thursday after the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings and an upbeat forecast that exceeded analysts’ expectations. Here’s
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Disney reported strong growth in streaming service subscribers in its fourth quarter earnings report Thursday. The company exceeded expectations on revenue and showed less drastic losses than anticipated. Here are the results. Loss per share: 20 cents, vs 71 cents expected, according to Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $14.71 billion, vs $14.20 billion expected, according to Refinitiv
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John Riccitiello Gus Ruelas | Reuters Video game software developer Unity Software‘s stock fell as much as 6% in after-hours trading on Thursday as the company posted widening net losses in its third-quarter earnings.  Here’s what they reported: Loss per share: 97 cents Revenue: $200.8 million Net loss: $144.7 million CNBC does not compare reported earnings
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Martin Barraud | OJO Images | Getty Images When introducing clients to the idea of sustainable, or socially responsible, investing, financial advisors’ questions often spark a revelation. “Our first question to any potential client is about values,” said certified financial planner Mitchell Kraus, co-founder of Capital Intelligence Associates in Santa Monica, California. “What do you
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Tech billionaire Mark Cuban has been an outspoken voice throughout the 2020 election process, from endorsing President-elect Joe Biden while criticizing President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 response to saying that certain aspects of “both sides scare me.” Despite making clear his preference of Biden over Trump before this month’s presidential election, Cuban now also says he
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Beyond Meat on Monday said it swung to a loss in the third quarter after the coronavirus pandemic weakened demand for its meat alternatives at restaurants. CEO Ethan Brown said that some of blame for its lackluster results lies with consumer stockpiling. Panic-buying at the start of the crisis lifted Beyond’s grocery sales in the
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