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The Disney+ (Plus) logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Disney — Shares of the media giant advanced more than 4% after the company announced a major reorganization that will make streaming a “primary focus.” To accelerate its direct-to-consumer
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IHT Wealth Management’s Yussef Gheriani believes now is a good time to consider adding travel plays to portfolios. Between cabin fever related to the pandemic and optimism surrounding effective coronavirus treatments, Gheriani speculates bookings will start meaningfully rising within the next couple of months. “People are going to be sitting down at home saying ‘Okay,
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Stocks rose on Friday to end their best week in months as President Donald Trump signaled support for a bigger coronavirus aid package.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 161.39 points higher, or 0.6%, at 28,586.90. The S&P 500 gained climbed 0.9% to 3,477.13. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4% to close at 11,579.94. Microsoft and Salesforce led
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J.P. Morgan Securities’ Colleen O’Callaghan is taking steps to protect portfolios from an economic setback. O’Callaghan warns the domino effect from coronavirus aid gridlock on Capitol Hill is the biggest risk facing Wall Street right now. As a result, she’s increasing cash exposure for her ultra-high net worth clients. “What we’ve been working to do
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Investor Peter Boockvar believes Wall Street is on the cusp of taking inflation more seriously. With the 10-year and 30-year Treasury Note yields trading around four-month highs, the Bleakley Advisory Group chief investment officer warns high inflation paired with slower economic growth, otherwise known as stagflation, is becoming a major risk. “A stagflationary-type environment, if
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Crowdcube co-founder and CEO Darren Westlake. Crowdcube LONDON — British start-up investing platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs are set to merge in an industry-shaking deal that will create a £140 million ($181.4 million) equity crowdfunding powerhouse. Crowdcube and Seedrs, founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, shook up the capital markets by allowing the
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A technician prepares a flow cell slide for loading onto a genetic sequencing machine at a Regeneron Pharmaceuticals laboratory at the biotechnology company’s headquarters in Tarrytown, New York Mike Segar | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Regeneron — Shares of the biotech company rose 5.9% after President Donald Trump used
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President Donald Trump addresses the U.S. public after being hospitalized at Walter Reed. October 3, 2020. The White House Stock futures rose in overnight trading on Sunday as investors brace for another volatile week with President Donald Trump’s hospitalization adding more uncertainty to the market outlook ahead of Election Day.  Futures on the Dow Jones
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak to reporters after their coronavirus relief negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. August 7, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The trading community is actively debating the
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Stock futures fell in early morning trading on Friday after President Donald Trump said he tested positive for the coronavirus. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 266 points after earlier plunging more than 500 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were also in negative territory.  Meanwhile, the yield on the benchmark
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U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, September 30, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters Shares of companies tied closely to the economy reopening declined on Friday as President Donald Trump’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis raised concerns about a second
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Layoffs in several of the nation’s biggest industries are making headlines this week. The list includes Disney eliminating 28,000 employees connected to the coronavirus theme park shutdowns, United Airlines and American Airlines collectively planning to put 32,000 workers on furlough, and insurer Allstate cutting almost 4,000 jobs. But MKM Partners’ Michael Darda suggests it’s not the time to
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