Month: August 2020

valentinrussanov | E+ | Getty Images  If the economic havoc from the coronavirus persists, distressed homeowners could find themselves facing a terrifying prospect next year: Foreclosure. The CARES Act, the pandemic relief act that became a law this spring, sought to keep millions of Americans in their homes. In particular, it gave borrowers with federally
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With three months until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, a national poll finds that more than one-third of likely voters have a dismal view of their finances — and a bleak outlook for employment, wages, job security and health care. Of the more than 2,300 likely voters in the most recent CNBC and Change Research‘s States
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While Lousiana appears to have avoided the worst projections for Hurricane Laura, the storm is disrupting the state’s coronavirus response at a particularly crucial time as schools reopen, state officials and epidemiologists said. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned earlier this week that the storm would disrupt the state’s coronavirus response efforts. “The challenge is
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Tiger selfies in Thailand, donkeys buckling beneath heavy riders in Greece, guests doing yoga atop elephants at a luxury resort — these instances, and others, were the impetus behind new animal tourism guidelines published last week by adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel, and the global animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection.  The Animal Welfare Policy Toolkit says
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Aneel Bhusri at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. David A. Grogan | CNBC Workday shares rose as much as 13% in extended trading on Thursday after the cloud software company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings. The company also said Chano Fernandez is being promoted from co-president to co-CEO, operating alongside Aneel
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The Henry Ford II World Center, headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. James Leynse | Corbis | Getty Images DETROIT — Ford Motor remains under federal investigation as part of a multi-year corruption probe into the United Auto Workers union, according to the lead prosecutor on the investigation. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider told CNBC that
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Downed power lines are seen on Highway 90 after Hurricane Laura passed through Iowa, Louisiana, August 27, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters As communities along the Gulf Coast assess the damage left in Hurricane Laura’s wake, homeowners elsewhere may want to double-check their own insurance coverage. The massive storm made landfall early Thursday in Louisiana
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday praised the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, for updating their approach to monetary policy to help the U.S. economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  “Powell is on the side of the bulls,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  The Fed earlier Thursday said it would be willing to
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Pedestrians are reflected in the window of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York. Craig Warga | Bloomberg | Getty Images Abercrombie & Fitch shares are soaring after the apparel retailer reported a surprise quarterly profit Thursday morning and impressive online revenue growth of 56% during the coronavirus pandemic.  Its stock was recently trading up
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Tenants of the Woodner apartment building in Washington, D.C., protest to demand their rent be forgiven during the Covid-19 pandemic. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Unemployed workers living in most U.S. cities can’t cover basic living expenses with jobless benefits alone. In fact, Americans living in just 12 out of 109 metro areas could afford
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Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday saw his net worth soar above $202 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the first person to cross the $200 billion threshold. He’s now $78 billion richer than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who stands at number two. The Amazon
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Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan is delivering an encouraging outlook. He finds a surge in commodity prices suggests the industrial space will lead the next leg of the recovery. “[It] is really firing on all cylinders,” the Economic Cycle Research Institute co-founder told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. He builds his bullish case in a chart
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Hurricane Laura, now a Category 4 storm, is barreling towards the coasts of Louisiana and Texas with winds of 140 miles per hour and the threat of an “unsurvivable” storm surge with large and destructive waves that “will cause catastrophic damage,” according to the National Hurricane Center.  Laura’s storm surge could reach as high as 15 to
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PayPal is fighting back after several consumer advocacy groups cited the payment provider for what they called “predatory financial practices.” In a joint letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the consumer groups, including the Student Borrower Protection Center, Americans for Financial Reform, Student Debt Crisis and
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HSBC Global Asset Management and climate change advisory and investment firm Pollination Group are teaming up to launch a series of billion-dollar funds that will target “natural capital.”  The new venture, which is the largest of its kind, will be called HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management. The funds will target institutional investors including pension funds
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An employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Destiny USA mall delivers products to a shopper, as customers pick up goods from retailers offering curbside pick up as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease in Syracuse, New York, U.S., May 15, 2020. Zachary Krahmer | Reuters Dick’s Sporting Goods reported eye-popping quarterly earnings and sales growth Wednesday,
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Workers board up a beach-front house ahead of Hurricane Laura in Galveston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Scott Dalton | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hurricane Laura, a major Category 3 storm, is set to hit near the Texas-Louisiana border on Thursday morning as local officials scramble to evacuate thousands of residents.  Laura rapidly
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