Hispanolistic Over 152 million stimulus checks have been issued to individuals over the last six weeks, according to data from the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. In all, the agencies have distributed $257.9 billion in Economic Impact Payments. Uncle Sam began depositing the funds into taxpayers’ bank accounts in mid-April. The average payment came
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Pedestrians walk past a J.P. Morgan Chase bank branch. Alex Tsai | SOPA Images | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The beaten-down banking sector will remain under pressure through 2025 even as the economy recovers, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.  In its latest “Global Financial Stability Report,” the IMF found banks across nine advanced economies will struggle
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Ford started resuming vehicle production in the U.S. on May 18, 2020 with new coronavirus safety protocols such as health assessments, personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social distancing. Ford It wasn’t a matter of if but when someone with Covid-19 would unknowingly enter an car factory as tens of thousands of autoworkers
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Amazon released its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in July 2014, and the device was broadly considered a “debacle,” “a fiasco,” “a surprising disappointment.” By September 2015, Amazon stopped selling the Fire Phone. It was the type of high-profile flop that might lead some CEOs to start angrily pointing fingers, but not Jeff Bezos. “You
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Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., speaks during the company’s event at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nvidia reported first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The stock fell over 1% in after-hours trading
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Facebook will begin opening up its candidate pool to remote workers this summer, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday during an employee townhall livestreamed to the public on the social networking platform. Currently, 95% of the company’s employees are working in a remote capacity during the coronavirus pandemic, Zuckerberg says. He estimates half of the organization will
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Assistant store manager Jesus Alvarez rings up groceries from behind a new plexiglass barrier at Ralphs Kroger grocery store after California issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The U.S. small business relief program may be changed to allow borrowers
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The collapse of two Michigan dams on Tuesday following heavy rainfall has triggered concerns over how precarious dam infrastructure in the U.S. is inadequate to handle severe weather.   Aging dams will increasingly fail as climate change makes extreme precipitation and storms more frequent and intense, scientists warn. “A lot of the country’s infrastructure systems were built
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It may be time to explore contrarian plays. Wells Fargo Securities’ Christopher Harvey is telling investors the best opportunities are in the hardest hit parts of the stock market. He believes the potential rewards outweigh the risks. “Start adding cyclicality. Start adding value. Start adding risk,” the firm’s head of equity strategy told CNBC’s “Trading
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