Consumer spending plunged by a record 16.4% in April, but one category saw a bounce: nonstore retailers. Included in this category, which saw an 8.4% month-over-month increase, is online shopping. With much of the country under shelter-in-place orders during April, consumers increasingly turned towards e-commerce giants like Amazon for their shopping needs. As the pandemic
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In 2019, 98.5 million people paid for a Costco membership, according to Statista. For a yearly fee of $60, they shopped quality goods in bulk at wholesale prices. They also received access to discounted alcohol, tasty samples, and $1 churros at the Costco food court, among other perks.  During the coronavirus pandemic, however, many people are
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An employee tends to marijuana plants at the Aurora Cannabis Inc. facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Jason Franson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. Applied Materials — Shares of the manufacturing company climbed 4% in extended trading after Applied Materials reported second-quarter
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Nearly 36.5 million people have filed unemployment claims in the past two months as a result of the coronavirus crisis, with 2.981 million of those claims being filed for the week ending May 9. Though the pandemic has undoubtedly impacted millions of Americans, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that women are disproportionately feeling the
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Under ordinary circumstances, the opportunity to make changes to workplace health plans and flexible spending accounts happens only once a year. However, new guidelines from the IRS allow workers to revisit those elections now in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “I cannot think of a time when the IRS has been this flexible,” said David Speier, managing
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Xavier Bonghi In today’s environment, it’s just about unimaginable that someone would turn down a $40,000 forgivable loan. Benjamin Brandt, a certified financial planner and president of Capital City Wealth Management in Bismarck, North Dakota, did just that. He initially applied for the Paycheck Protection Program — a forgivable loan program that’s overseen by Treasury
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that investors can find buying opportunities in the market after Wall Street recorded multiple days of losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 516 points, or 2.17%, to 23,247.97 for its third-straight negative trading session. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite traded 1.7% and 1.55% lower, respectively, for
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A store in Arlington, Virginia, remained temporarily closed on May 14, 2020. Another 3 million people filed initial unemployment claims last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor. Olvier Douliery-AFP/Getty Images States paid a record $48 billion in unemployment benefits last month as the coronavirus pandemic caused millions of Americans
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Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Systems, speaking at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. Adam Galica | CNBC Cisco shares rose as much as 4% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter earnings, although revenue dropped 8% from last year’s quarter, steeper than the 4% decline in the prior
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It’s hard to imagine being paid to borrow money or penalized for saving. But the economic shock from Covid-19 may call for drastic measures. Up until this point, the Federal Reserve has never brought its benchmark rate into negative territory and, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, the Fed is not considering going to negative interest rates now.  “The
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David Tepper David Orrell | CNBC Billionaire investor David Tepper said the stock market is one of the most overpriced he’s ever seen, only behind 1999. Before Wednesday’s sell-off, it was “maybe the second-most overvalued stock market I’ve even seen,” Tepper said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.” “I would say ’99 was more overvalued.” “The market is
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC. Getty Images Another “big setback” in the U.S. economy could prompt the Federal Reserve to consider cutting interest rates into negative territory — but such a monetary policy wouldn’t be “very helpful,” a Goldman Sachs strategist said on Thursday. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell
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Investors and health officials appear to grow increasingly worried about a potential second wave of Covid-19 cases and further economic downtown, as states and foreign governments move ahead with lifting restrictions. Stocks sold off on Tuesday, with the Dow shedding roughly 400 points in the final hour of trading and the Nasdaq Composite and S&P
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A view of new York State Department of labor office in Flushing Queens during coronavirus pandemic on April 12, 2020. (Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto Democrats want to give Americans larger unemployment checks until next year. Certain workers — particularly those in lower-paying industries like accommodation and food services — stand to benefit
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Bill Miller, founder of Miller Value Partners, disagreed Wednesday with the assessment made by other major investors about the market’s valuation being too high.  “If you look at the overall market … we’re trading around 17 times the consensus on bottom-up earnings for 2021, which is about the average for the last five years,” Miller
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Offices of Cutera Inc. in Brisbane, Calif. Google Earth The largest public companies that tapped the government’s emergency relief fund for small businesses nearly all had ready access to other forms of capital, according to a CNBC analysis of filings. Even amid the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, these companies raised millions of dollars
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Rick Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Toya Sarno Jordan | Bloomberg via Getty Images Covid-19 has the potential to eclipse the 1918 flu pandemic that killed more than 50
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