Finance

Hank Paulson David Orrell | CNBC Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson warned that the U.S. faces a “very difficult road ahead” after President Trump signed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.  Paulson, a key figure in helping the country avoid economic catastrophe during the 2008 financial crisis, drew on his experience from that tumultuous period
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The stock market has gone so haywire amid the coronavirus crisis that some strategists on Wall Street are giving up on forecasting what comes next. Over the past week or so, chief market strategists at BMO, Oppenheimer and Canaccord Genuity have all suspended their year-end targets on the S&P 500, blaming the unprecedented economic uncertainty that makes projecting
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A sign hangs above the entrance to a Bank of America branch in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said his bank’s 200,000-plus employees won’t have to worry about layoffs this year, joining banks including Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in making similar pledges.   ”We don’t want our teammates to worry about their jobs
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Dell CEO Michael Dell Getty Images Executives are loading up on their company shares as the coronavirus-driven sell-off dents the broader market, signalling the heads of U.S. businesses are confident their companies will rebound.  The heads of Dell Technologies and Wells Fargo are purchasing shares while outsiders ditch riskier assets, sucking trillions in value from
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People look out from aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises, as it maintains a holding pattern about 25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, California on March 8, 2020. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean,
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Michael Corbat, CEO, Citigroup, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. Adam Galica | CNBC Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat said the bank will send $1,000 awards to some employees to compensate them for the “financial burden” of working during the coronavirus pandemic.  “We are going to provide more than 75,000
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PeopleImages Coronavirus scams are emerging, and many look remarkably similar to frauds from the 2008 financial crisis. Government agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued warnings this week for Americans to be vigilant as con artists attempt to steal from consumers spooked by an onslaught of bad news related to
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Yellow Dog Productions The economic fallout from the coronavirus is driving more Americans to seek unemployment benefits. However, the nation’s main financial backstop for laid-off workers is deficient — which could leave many Americans, especially gig workers, in a precarious situation, according to some experts. The $100 billion aid package President Trump signed into law on Wednesday,
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Bill Miller Scott Mlyn | CNBC Investor Bill Miller said during Wednesday’s violent market dive that the current climate is one of the best buying opportunities of his lifetime.  “I think this is an exceptional buying opportunity,” Miller, chairman and chief investment officer of Miller Value Partners, said on CNBC’s “The Exchange” on Wednesday. “I
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Getty Images The coronavirus outbreak is prompting second thoughts about reaching for cash.  As the number of cases tick up in the U.S., some are going cashless to avoid potential hygiene issues around handling banknotes. Regardless of  whether there’s a proven risk, the “psychological factor” of people thinking of cash as “unclean” could change how they
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The U.S. Federal Reserve‘s latest moves — which include cutting interest rates to zero — deserve applause, even though the American economy could still head into a recession given the uncertainty around the coronavirus outbreak, a former Fed official said. “I think recessionary conditions are definitely a risk and we’re dealing with so much uncertainty
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Omar Marques | LightRocket | Getty Images Bitcoin lost its allure as a safe-haven asset this week.  The world’s first and most widely held cryptocurrency dropped 50% over the past two days. Bitcoin — sometimes referred to as “digital gold” — fell more than 30% Friday to its weakest level since March 2019, according to
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