Month: August 2020

New York. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared some of her secrets to staying organized and prepared during congressional hearings in an Instagram story Monday — and they are techniques anyone can use. Ocasio-Cortez, who was prepping to question Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who testified Monday on the sweeping changes made to the Post Office, said she uses methods
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With or without the Federal Reserve’s involvement, Peter Boockvar of the Bleakley Advisory Group sees signs inflation is making a comeback. His call comes two days before Fed Chair Jerome Powell is scheduled to deliver a key policy speech at this week’s virtual Jackson Hole event. During his comments, Powell is expected to tackle how
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Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com speaks during the grand opening ceremonies for the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on May 22, 2018. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Salesforce shares rose as much as 12% in extended trading on Tuesday after the enterprise-software company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’
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A General Motors employee works Dec. 13, 2019 at the automaker’s plant in Wentzville, Missouri. Photo by Melissa Vaeth for General Motors General Motors is using salaried employees to fill in for hourly union workers absent due to coronavirus to keep a Missouri truck plant operating. High rates of absenteeism at the company’s Wentzville Assembly plant in
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Satellite antenna builder Kymeta announced Tuesday that it closed a significant new round of fundraising led by Bill Gates, as the start-up looks to increase manufacturing and sales of its mobile communications product. “At the end of the day, the problem that our customers want to solve is highly reliable broadband service,” Kymeta executive chairman
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Hope Hicks, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump’s, landed high-paying gigs, including a Wall Street speaking engagement, between White House stints, according to her latest financial disclosure report. After serving as one of the leaders of Trump’s White House communications shop, she departed the administration in late March 2018. She returned as an assistant and
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Yoshiyoshi Hirokawa | DigitalVision | Getty Images Retirement savers who took a mandatory distribution from a retirement account this year have a week to put the money back. The CARES Act, the coronavirus relief bill signed into law this spring, allows people with retirement accounts to skip required minimum distributions for 2020. RMDs are the
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Scientists and public health officials said Monday they are skeptical convalescent plasma is an effective treatment for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, even after the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the treatment and President Donald Trump touted it as a “breakthrough.” There are no formally approved drugs or vaccines for the coronavirus.
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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the role of government in supporting the economy during periods of crises. But it has also highlighted the role big business can play. Look at Singapore. As the Asia-Pacific headquarters for many major corporations, the country has long invested in business stability even as geopolitical tensions flare globally. So when
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The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium is seen in this aerial photograph taken above Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2019. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jason Wright, the new president of Washington’s football team, will start his role Monday with his initial business strategies in place as he aims to fix the club’s damaged
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CasarsaGuru | E+ | Getty Images This fall’s back-to-school shopping list certainly isn’t looking like those of years past. With many schools across the country going virtual, or offering part-time distant learning, parents are rethinking what their kids will need as the school year gets underway. “We’re being forced to really look at how we
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