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Congress is going crypto. Lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives heard testimony this week regarding Facebook’s Libra project in the interest of finding a way to regulate the digital payment system and ascertain how it is different from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. In the hourslong confabs, Congress heard testimony from Calibra chief David
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Larry Fink Anjali Sundaram | CNBC BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, missed analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Friday, as investment advisory and securities lending revenue fell and costs rose. Its institutional funds added $87.36 billion in the second quarter, up from $29.12 billion in the first quarter. Investors poured more money into BlackRock’s actively
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Tom Cruise on the set of “Top Gun.” Paramount Pictures | Sunset Boulevard | Corbis | Getty Images On Thursday, Paramount debuted the first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel to the much beloved ’80s classic “Top Gun,” at San Diego Comic-Con. By Friday, eagle-eyed fans had spotted one big difference between the iconic
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David Marcus, Head of Calibra at Facebook, testifies about Facebook’s proposed digital currency called Libra, during a Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 16, 2019. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Lawmakers interrogated David Marcus, Facebook’s cryptocurrency chief, asking how the company will educate the
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Getty Images Credit card issuer American Express beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Friday, as a healthy U.S. economy fueled higher spending by its customers. Customer spending rose 7% in the United States, the company’s biggest market, and 5% globally in the second quarter. U.S. consumer spending increased in May and April. Debit and credit card
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PillPack co-founders TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen. Just over a year after buying online pharmacy PillPack for $753 million, Amazon is engaged in a bitter battle with an incumbent player in the pharmacy industry, which sources tell CNBC is working behind the scenes to prevent the company from accessing important patient data. PillPack’s pharmacy delivery
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James Gorman, chief executive of Morgan Stanley. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Morgan Stanley is set to report second-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Thursday. Here’s what Wall Street expects: Earnings: $1.14 a share, 12% lower than a year earlier, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $9.99 billion, 5.8% lower than a year earlier
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General Motors General Motors is gunning for Ferrari with its newest redesign of the Chevrolet Corvette — the 2020 Stingray unveiled Thursday night.  First introduced in 1954, the Chevy Corvette quickly stood out in a market dominated by the heavy metal that was rolling out of most Detroit factories in
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A bipartisan bill that cleared the House last week would let first-time homebuyers pay a bit less at closing if they go through homeownership counseling. Called the Housing Financial Literacy Act, the measure would apply to first-time homebuyers who take out a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration. Borrowers who go through the counseling
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A man smokes with the electronic tobacco heater IQOS (I quit ordinary smoking) of the tobacco company Philip Morris. Sebastian Kahnert | picture alliance | Getty Images Philip Morris International beat second-quarter earnings and revenue estimates while hiking its full-year forecast as its new tobacco products gain momentum. The tobacco giant is trying to pivot
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