Spencer Platt | Getty Images As earnings season wraps up, analysts are reviewing their short-term and long-term take on the stocks they cover. While some companies delivered blowout quarters (see below), other stocks are suffering as global restrictions continue. And while government-backed stimulus programs can provide some relief, the truth remains that the pandemic- and
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Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway announced on Saturday it bought back a record amount of its own stock during the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic dented operations for Warren Buffett’s conglomerate.  The company said it repurchased a total of $5.1 billion worth in stock in May and June. Berkshire repurchased more than $4.6
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When the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants to shut their dining rooms, many chains slimmed down their menus to make service smoother — and some of those changes may be permanent.  States and cities across the country are easing restrictions, but menus are unlikely to snap back to their pre-pandemic status. Bloated menus can overwhelm customers, slow
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“I’m on Indeed every single day, looking for jobs,” Lafauci, 36, said. “There’s nothing.” Source: Sarah Lafauci It’s now been over a week since tens of millions of Americans have stopped receiving the $600 federal unemployment boost.  Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over what to replace those payments with have turned into an increasingly protracted and bitter
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A man exits the American International Building, world headquarters of American International Group (AIG). Chris Hondros | Getty Images Insurer American International Group on Monday posted a 56% fall in quarterly adjusted earnings, spurred partly by higher catastrophe losses and lower private-equity returns. Adjusted after-tax income attributable to AIG common shareholders fell to $571 million
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Warren Buffett Gerry Miller | CNBC Investors are preparing for a variety of news in Berkshire Hathaway’s second-quarter earnings report this weekend, ranging from the possibility of record overall net income to weaker operating results from the conglomerate’s industrials companies. Wall Street also hopes that Berkshire, which is expected to report per-share earnings of $2.12
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Alistair Berg | Getty Images College students can now receive unemployment benefits, provided they can prove they had paid work last year. The reason is the CARES Act, which became law in March and made assistance for unemployment more widely available through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. This is a separate program from a state’s traditional unemployment
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Eastman Kodak‘s disclosure about getting awarded a $765 million loan from the U.S. government to start producing drug ingredients, which sent the stock up on heavy volume ahead of the official announcement, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. On July 27, a day before Kodak, as well as President Donald
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filadendron | E+ | Getty Images Financial upheaval and uncertainty has become the norm for many Americans, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Millions are unemployed, and scores of companies have been impacted by the economic slowdown. With so much uncertainty, it can be difficult and even scary to think about your money, much less make
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Motorcyclists pass a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 3, 2016. Olivia Harris | Reuters Goldman Sachs on Friday lowered its previously stated quarterly net earnings applicable to common shareholders to $197 million from $2.25 billion. The bank said in a filing it had set
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Two of Washington’s most powerful lawmakers told CNBC they believe Congress will strike a coronaviurs relief package, although the timing is still unknown. Congress and the Trump administration have struggled to strike an aid agreement for several days, even as key relief benefits expired. While negotiations continue, markets await July’s employment data, which is expected
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Goldman Sachs is renewing its push into Wall Street’s digital future. The firm made Mathew McDermott, a managing director who ran the investment bank’s internal funding operations, its new global head of digital assets last month, CNBC has learned exclusively. The appointment means the newest face of blockchain and cryptocurrency on Wall Street isn’t a
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In this screengrab taken from a berniesanders.com webcast, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks about his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic on March 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Businesses are being severely impacted, schools are closing temporarily and large events are being postponed as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across
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