Month: January 2022

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Walgreens shares rise after its earnings get lift from Covid vaccines and testing, raises forecast

In this article WBA A sign displays the types of COVID-19 vaccination doses available at a Walgreens mobile bus clinic on June 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday exceeded analysts’ expectations for the fiscal first-quarter and raised its forecast for the year, as customers came …

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Bed Bath & Beyond shares dive as retailer’s earnings fall short, supply chain issues hurt sales

In this article BBBY Customer shopping in a Bed Bath & Beyond store Courtesy: Bed Bath & Beyond Bed Bath & Beyond shares tumbled nearly 10% in premarket trading Thursday after the home goods retailer missed analysts’ expectations for fiscal third quarter. Chief Executive Mark Tritton said a lack of inventory due to supply chain …

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Kevin O’Leary explains why he thinks NFTs will become bigger than bitcoin

“Shark Tank” investor Kevin O’Leary is a big believer in non-fungible tokens — he even thinks they have a shot at becoming bigger than bitcoin. O’Leary, the chairman of O’Shares Investment Advisers, said his belief in NFTs stems from the idea that can they prove ownership of real-world items, such as designer watches or flash …

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Powerball’s jackpot is now $630 million. If you snag the top prize, here’s what to do first

Warren-Pender | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Yes, you have another chance to win a ton of money in Powerball. No, you probably won’t win. The jackpot jumped to $630 million from $610 million ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing due to strong ticket sales. The amount — which has been growing for three months — …

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1 in 3 Americans overspent during the holidays, boosting credit card balances

By many measures, 2021 saw a record-spending holiday season despite ongoing supply chain problems, inflation and a new Covid-19 variant. Holiday sales are on track to grow as much as 11.5% over 2020, according to a projection by the National Retail Federation. About 30% of Americans said they overspent during the gift-giving season, according to …

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Covid in Hong Kong: Here’s a list of everything that will be shut down starting tomorrow

In this article DIS Transparent barriers enforcing social distancing measures are seen on tables at a restaurant in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Roy Liu | Bloomberg via Getty Images From bars and pubs to sports premises and karaoke rooms, Hong Kong will be banning most public activities from Friday. The Asian financial …

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Ray Dalio: Allocating up to 2% of your portfolio to bitcoin is reasonable

According to billionaire investor Ray Dalio, it’s reasonable for everyday investors to hold a small amount of bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market value. So how much exactly? On a recent episode of the We Study Billionaires podcast, Dalio was asked by co-host William Green whether allocating 1% to 2% of one’s portfolio to bitcoin …

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Cramer says it’s impossible to recommend Chinese stocks in a hostile communist regime

In this article BABA 9618-HK BIDU CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday he can’t recommend investors buy Chinese stocks because the communist government there is a “total wild card.” Chinese President Xi Jinping “does not like capitalism,” Cramer told “Squawk Box,” saying the leader of the world’s second-largest economy “may be the first totalitarian dictator in …

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Made a killing with crypto in 2021? How to calculate your tax bill

The crypto ecosystem has expanded significantly in recent years. While institutions such as the IMF are starting to embrace its innovation, they are also calling for investors to exercise caution. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images After a record-breaking year for cryptocurrency in 2021, many investors may soon face a hefty tax bill for …

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Fourth stimulus checks not expected as federal government grapples with omicron surge

New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit relief strategies from earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic. Conversations on Capitol Hill have turned to …

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Microsoft, Enphase Energy, Salesforce and more

In this article PJC DJCO Jeenah Moon | Getty Images News | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Wednesday: Salesforce, Adobe — The software stocks fell more than 4% each after UBS downgraded both companies to neutral from buy. UBS said that enterprise tech spending was pulled forward by the …

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Billionaire Ray Dalio’s top advice for young people: Working together is ‘the most effective way to achieve success’

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio has been outspoken about the value of self-awareness for years. But on a December episode of the “Lex Fridman Podcast,” when asked what advice he had for young people, Dalio clarified a group’s talents are more fruitful when its members know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to “work well …

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Here are 4 of Cramer’s top stock picks for 2022, including a red-hot oil giant

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday rolled out his four of his top stock picks for 2022, a year he believes will be led by companies that are profitable and make “tangible” goods. Appearing on CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” here’s what the “Mad Money” host had to say about his selections of Chevron, Eli Lilly, Honeywell and …

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Should you max out your IRA early in 2022? Here’s what advisors say

Westend61 If you’re eager to save more, you may consider maxing out 2022 individual retirement account contributions early rather than waiting until the tax-filing deadline in 2023. But there are mixed opinions about lump-sum investing versus spreading out deposits at set intervals, known as dollar-cost averaging. The IRA contribution limits for 2022 are the lesser …

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Still struggling financially? Here’s what pandemic aid remains available to families

FG Trade | E+ | Getty Images Even as the coronavirus continues to upend American life, most pandemic-era relief measures have dried up by now. The recent shelving of the Build Back Better Act, the massive spending bill with a number of provisions to lift up middle-class families, means the chances for new relief is …

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Community theaters saw SBA’s Covid relief as a lifeline. Now they’re fighting to prove they qualify

Like many community playhouses around the country, the Studio Theatre shuttered its doors in March 2020 for coronavirus pandemic and did not fully reopen for more than a year. The sales the Little Rock, Arkansas, theater collected from streaming events online or holding outdoor performances did little to cover the debts that began to pile …

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Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Foot Locker, Under Armour, Warner Music and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Foot Locker (FL) – The athletic footwear and apparel retailer dropped 3.9% in the premarket after J.P. Morgan Securities downgraded it to “underweight” from “neutral,” pointing to cost pressures and tougher competition. Under Armour (UAA) – Under Armour rose 2.5% in premarket trading …

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