Month: February 2020

The FT’s US finance editor Robert Armstrong looks at the way low interest rates have hit four different companies since the financial crisis – Visa, JPMorgan, Comerica and E-Trade ► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy. ► Listen to our podcasts: https://www.ft.com/podcasts ► Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/financialtimes
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Walmart logo is seen at a store in Mountain View, California, United States on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images Walmart has named Jamie Iannone its chief operating officer for U.S. e-commerce, after the Sam’s Club executive helped oversee digital initiatives for the retailer’s membership-based subsidiary. In a company memo
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Laboratory technicians work on testing samples from people to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a laboratory in Shenyang in China’s northeastern Liaoning province on February 12, 2020. STR | AFP | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s increasing coronavirus testing capabilities at state and local labs after California
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In the mid-20th century we began launching satellites into space that would help us determine the exact circumference of the Earth: 40,030 km. But over 2000 years earlier, a man in Ancient Greece came up with nearly the exact same figure using just a stick and his brain. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Cycling as a mode of transport is having a renaissance, and in the UK, Brompton Bicycle, the maker of the foldable bike, has benefited from this surge in interest. Tanya Powley reports on why the product has proved so popular. ► FT Technology News: http://bit.ly/1LNlR4g ►
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When yields are depressed, seeking attractive dividend profiles across sectors becomes more important. Slower global growth and uncertainty surrounding international trade contributed to a shift in monetary policy in 2019, as the Fed reversed its tightening regime and investors bought up relatively safer Treasury bonds, pushing down yields. The length of the current bull market,
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