Month: July 2020

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway David A. Grogan | CNBC Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway this week again added to his already-enormous stake in Bank of America at a time when the coronavirus pandemic dampens the economic outlook and interest rates hold near record lows. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed Buffett’s
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During its third quarter earnings results on Thursday Apple said that the company’s shareholders approved a four-for-one stock split. Stock splits are cosmetic, meaning they do not change anything about a company’s underlying fundamentals. They can lead to renewed interest from smaller investors by making the shares — which are now cheaper — more accessible.
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Apple reported a historically strong quarter on Thursday, including $59.7 billion in revenue and double-digit growth in its products and services segments, blowing away analyst estimates in a period deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The company also announced it plans to give investors three additional shares of Apple per share already owned at the end of August as
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As Jeff Bezos defends Amazon‘s largess in front of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on Wednesday (“Just like the world needs small companies, it also needs large ones,” his prepared remarks read), his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has announced an update on her own efforts to dismantle the mountain of money and privilege on which
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The dollar slides may intensify. According to Wells Fargo Securities’ Michael Schumacher, the latest Federal Reserve decision on interest rates and its dovish stance supports the greenback’s weakening trend. “The currency market has been very sensitive to this sort of thing while whereas the Treasury market just sits,” the firm’s head of macro strategy told CNBC’s “Trading
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Larry Culp, CEO, General Electric Scott Mlyn | CNBC General Electric reported on Wednesday a revenue figure for the second quarter that slightly beat analyst expectations, sending the stock higher. However, the industrial giant’s bottom line took a bigger-than-expected hit as the company weathers the coronavirus pandemic.  Here’s how the company’s results compared to analyst expectations:
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The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm hospitals and kill a lot of people. Herd immunity is necessary to really contain a virus, according to epidemiologists. That is generally achieved
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Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, left, and Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, speak to members of the media after the Senate Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images “I was surprised at how low that income threshold was in some states,” said Ernie Tedeschi,
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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra on April 1, 2020 tours one of the company’s facilities in Warren, Michigan that will produce Level 1 face masks. GM General Motors is set to report its second-quarter earnings before the bell on Wednesday as the automaker attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic that’s shuttered factories
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