Month: September 2021

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Two defendants in shell company stock hijacking case, Mark Miller and Christopher Rajkaran, set to plead guilty

Comstock | Stockbyte | Getty Images Two of the three men criminally charged with a brazen scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and fraudulently pump up their stock shares are now set to plead guilty in the case in October, court records reveal. One of the defendants, Christopher James Rajkaran of Queens, New York, and …

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Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Sherwin-Williams, Micron Technology and more

In this article LCID MU SHW Micron Technology headquarters in Biose, Idaho, March 28, 2021. Jeremy Erickson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Sherwin-Williams — The paint company saw its stock fall 3% in extended trading after the company lowered its third-quarter sales guidance. “The persistent …

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Mastercard enters ‘buy now, pay later’ battle with new installment loan program

In this article MA The MasterCard logo on a smartphone arranged in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mastercard is jumping into the competitive installment loan space by allowing banks and start-ups to ramp up their own “buy now, pay later” offers. The credit card giant announced a new program …

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Deal for state and local tax deduction cap may happen this week, key Democrat says

Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference announcing the State and Local Taxes (SALT) Caucus outside the U.S. Capitol on April 15, 2021. Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg | Getty Images Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., is expecting an agreement this week for changes to the $10,000 limit on the federal deduction for state and …

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EV start-up Lucid begins production of flagship Air sedan ahead of customer deliveries

In this article LCID Electric vehicle start-up Lucid on Sept. 28, 2021 said production of its first cars for customers has started at its factory in in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid Electric vehicle start-up Lucid on Tuesday said production of its first cars for customers is underway, with deliveries scheduled to begin late next month. …

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U.S. stock futures mostly flat after Nasdaq tumbles in rate induced sell-off

U.S. stock futures were mostly flat Tuesday night after the Nasdaq plummeted in its worst day since March as a spike in bond yields sent stocks tumbling. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 78 points, or 0.23%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.16% and 0.08%, respectively. Shares of the semiconductor company Micron fell …

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Elizabeth Holmes’s defense questions ex-Theranos lab director’s credibility

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., and husband Billy Evans leave federal court in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF – In the first dramatic showdown at the Elizabeth Holmes’ trial, defense attorney Lance Wade aggressively questioned the company’s former lab director about …

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Stocks could slide further as interest rates rise and Big Tech drags the market

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with Blend signage, July 16, 2021. Source: NYSE Strategists see more selling ahead after stocks sold off Tuesday, led downward by tech and large cap growth names. A sharp jump in interest rates over the last several sessions stung the market, particularly the growth names. …

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How Renaissance-era philosopher Machiavelli can help today’s women get ahead

Stacey Vanek Smith Photo: Sylvie Rosokoff Why aren’t things getting better for women? Stacey Vanek Smith couldn’t stop asking that question as she looked over the grim statistics: Eighty percent of CEOs are still men, corporate boards are more than 80% male, two-thirds of federal judges are male and 98% of venture capital goes to …

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Congress must raise debt limit by Oct. 18, Treasury Secretary Yellen warns in new letter as default looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services about the FY22 Treasury budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 23, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Congress has just under three weeks to address …

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Billionaire Wise co-founder fined nearly $500,000 by UK tax collectors

In this article WISE-GB Kristo Kaarmann, Co-Founder & CEO, TransferWise, on Centre Stage during day one of MoneyConf 2018 at the RDS Arena in Dublin. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images) Eoin Noonan | Sportsfile | Getty Images LONDON — The co-founder of $15 billion fintech start-up Wise has been slapped with a £365,651 …

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As China cracks down, foreign companies try to figure out where they fit in

Visitors walk on the Bund in Shanghai, China, on Friday, February 12, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Foreign companies are trying to hold on to lucrative opportunities in China, even if new regulations and the pandemic have made international operations harder. As these businesses watch a crackdown on domestic tech …

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After a long wait, some of Southeast Asia’s most popular islands are reopening to travelers

The islands of Southeast Asia are reopening to visitors — one small step at a time. The region is home to countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, that kept Covid rates low throughout 2020. That changed with the arrival of the delta variant, which forced many Southeast Asian nations to contend with big outbreaks …

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Jeff Bezos doubles time with Blue Origin to focus more on his space company

Jeff Bezos pops champagne after emerging from the New Shepard capsule after his spaceflight on July 20, 2021. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos has called Blue Origin his life’s most important work – and the hours he is devoting to the space company are growing accordingly. Historically, Bezos had dedicated Wednesday afternoons to either updates and …

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