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David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the Milken Institute’s 22nd annual Global Conference in Beverly Hills, April 29, 2019 Mike Blake | Reuters Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon restructured several of his businesses and named new heads for the bank’s asset management and consumer and wealth management divisions.  The moves announced
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When most people challenge deeply ingrained wisdom about finances, they’re greeted with eye rolls. When one of the world’s most successful financial gurus is the contrarian, people listen. Such was the case with Warren Buffett’s 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors, which seemed to challenge one of the longstanding axioms about retirement planning. Buffett noted
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An indoor farming start-up that heralds itself as the future of agriculture and has Martha Stewart on its board announced Tuesday it is going public through a reverse merger, the latest in a series of blank-check deals during the coronavirus pandemic.   Kentucky-based AppHarvest is merging with special purpose acquisition company Novus Capital Corp., while picking up $475 million
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The marijuana industry’s exponential growth in the last several years created numerous opportunities in the mainstream economy. But kinks in the industry, including regulatory ones, are still being worked out. To that extent, it is still nascent and needs a professionally-trained workforce to firm up its contours. Currently, there are relatively few colleges or universities
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After Hadi Yousef began to invest in stocks, he soon learned the value of listening to a company’s earnings call. It didn’t take long for the then-Indiana University student to realize that tracking them down for a range of companies was a challenge.  “Around that time, five years ago, I had really gotten into podcasts,
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A debate rages on in the financial community among professionals and academics about whether insider trading is good or bad for markets. Insider trading refers to the purchase or sale of securities by someone with information that is material and not in the public realm. Insider trading is not limited to company management, directors, and
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The Koch brothers, Charles and David, became well-known for their libertarian and conservative politics, often portrayed as significant personalities that impact elections and government decisions. However, despite fame as political influencers, their primary activities centered around running Koch Industries Inc., of which they owned over 80%. Koch Industries is a private company that has annual
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Kim Sohee | Getty Images (CNBC Pro subscribers can access the 13D Active-Passive Investor Summit featuring the most influential activist investors by registering here with promo code ”13DCNBC20′ for a 20% discount.) Company: Apartment Investment and Management Co. (AIV) Business: Apartment Investment and Management Co. is a REIT that focuses on the ownership, management, redevelopment, and development
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The retail industry provides a variety of finished goods, both durable and non-durable, to individual consumers and households. The industry also sells services. Products sold by retail companies include apparel, electronics, furniture, kitchenware, sporting goods, books, and toys. Some even sell groceries, pharmaceutical products, auto parts, and gardening supplies. The industry includes traditional brick-and-mortar retailers
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Business Administration vs. Finance Degree: An Overview A degree in business administration or finance can lead to opportunities in both large and small organizations in the public and private sectors. Both degrees also provide a solid foundation and are good preparation for entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses. There is often considerable overlap
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Billionaire media mogul Barry Diller on Tuesday urged investors to maintain sizable cash positions following the stock market’s robust rally from coronavirus-induced lows in late March.  “Personally, and professionally, every nickel you can, keep it … wherever it’s banked,” the chairman of both Expedia and digital media group IAC said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”  Diller noted that IAC in August
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Are you a frequent flyer? Do you find even airlines’ first-class service more frustrating than fulfilling?  You can charter a jet, but the greatest freedom comes when you own one. Before you buy, though, you should consider whether the investment is truly justified. Depending on size, range, model, and features, a private jet can set you
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An AWS Ground Station satellite antenna at one of the company’s data center in Boardman, Oregon. Amazon Microsoft will offer a new service called Azure Orbital that connects satellites directly to its cloud computing network, the company announced at its Ignite conference Tuesday. The service will begin in a “private preview” to a select group of
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With President Trump’s new tax law, the child tax credit was raised from $1,000 to $2,000 per child for 2018 and 2019.  Having qualified dependent children may also allow you to claim other significant tax credits, including the earned income credit (EIC). Together, the tax savings can be significant for many American families. However,
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