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Virgin Galactic Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic announced it signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop an aircraft for supersonic travel, giving a first look on Monday of the coming vehicle’s design. Supersonic travel is a long-term bet for Virgin Galactic, which has been developing reusable spacecraft capable of sending people on short trips to the
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Getty Images A majority of companies has now reported their earnings, revealing the winners and losers from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Although many companies failed to meet analyst expectations, there are some notable exceptions. And with these fresh insights, analysts are reviewing their short-term and long-term take on the stocks they cover. In this unprecedented
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet that suggested delaying the November election could cause problems for equity investors.  “It sows chaos, and chaos is bad for the stock market,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  Dow futures extended their fall slightly in the wake of Trump’s tweet. They then made
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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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CNBC’s Jim Cramer urged investors Monday to remain cautious about the length of time it takes to develop a successful coronavirus vaccine, saying that Massachusetts-based biotech firm Moderna may be painting too rosy of a picture.  “It’s not a simple case. You don’t just say, ‘Hey, look at this. These people didn’t get Covid over a couple weeks.’
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk for building a company that promises to be much more than just electric vehicles. “This man is selling technology, and he’s talking about fully assisted and then he’s talking about driverless. He’s thinking so much bigger,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” ”He’s a big thinker.
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Billionaire Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday the stock market’s rally from its late March coronavirus-driven low reminds him of the 1990s dot-com bubble. “In some respects it’s different because of the Fed and the liquidity they’ve introduced and the inflation for financial assets that comes with that. But on a bigger picture, it’s so
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A battle heats up between a deep-research investor with a private equity mindset and an underperforming small cap software stock. This is a textbook case of good activism — a company with poor operating history, horrible corporate governance, underperforming stock, overpaid CEO and a large, long-term shareholder with a very friendly and reasonable request with impressive
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Warren Buffett. Gerald Miller | CNBC Warren Buffett just announced his annual charitable donations to the five philanthropies he’s chosen to give the vast bulk of his fortune to. This year, the “Oracle of Omaha” is distributing 15.9 million class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway valued at about $2.9 billion. That brings his total philanthropic
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Ron Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images; Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is warning that the upcoming presidential election could see delayed results, and is therefore recommending that clients hedge their market bets through December in anticipation of heightened volatility through November.
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A pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, in New York on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency Companies struggling to get through the coronavirus slashed the amount of money they returned to shareholders through dividends in the second quarter. The net
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People pass by the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce.com offices in New York City, March 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What seemed like a few decades ago, I mean in February, people used to occasionally ask “How’s business?” Despite usually responding, “Fine, thanks,” I would often think of the inquiry as two-part. One, and probably
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Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
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