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Financial matters cause stress to almost everyone. Some have a healthy anxiety around money matters that helps them make smart financial decisions, while for others that stress can lead to bad financial choices. If investors really want to safeguard or drive gains with those financial portfolios, it’s key to pay attention to how stress caused
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Capital One acquired a four-year old online-shopping startup in its latest effort to offer tech services that engender loyalty to the bank’s credit cards. The bank purchased Wikibuy on Nov. 17 for an undisclosed amount, according to executives from Capital One and the Austin, Texas-based startup. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low
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Student loan borrowers with cancer can now pause their payments. Under the rule, included in a recent bipartisan congressional spending package, borrowers are exempt from student loan payments throughout their treatment for cancer and then for six months afterward. Additionally, interest will not accrue during the postponement. Some cancer patients can rack up an extra
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U.S. companies aren’t leaving China in a big way yet, despite escalating trade tensions between the two economic powerhouses, analysts said. “A lot of companies are talking about making changes, but (are) not actively making changes,” said Chris Rogers, research analyst at Panjiva, a supply chain data company that’s part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is famous for using advanced, statistical analysis and software to gain a competitive edge in recruiting and to make up for his team’s limited payroll relative to the rest of the league. Beane, who was portrayed in “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’ 2003 book, told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin
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As the economy strengthens, more workers nearing retirement age are feeling better about their economic prospects. That’s the good news. Still, many others are worried about their savings, or lack of savings, and how they will get by once they stop working for good. Overall, 85 percent of working Americans said retirement will be a
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Ultra-wealthy investors aren’t bullish on the markets but they are well positioned to “weather the storm,” according to Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of investment club Tiger 21. In the third quarter, Tiger 21 members moved more capital into real estate and private equity, according to its latest asset allocation report. The network, which is made up
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After another week of roller coaster market action, investors may be looking at the balance in their 401(k) plan and wonder what they should do about their retirement savings. The volatility in the U.S. and global equity markets has led some “buy-and-hold” investors to make major moves in their retirement plans. Daily trading activity in
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Comcast Ventures had seen enough. Years of researching business models, seeing their own portfolio’s performance and watching digital media startups struggle had made an impression. For 2018, the venture capital firm made a decision: it would no longer put money behind advertising-driven media companies no longer made sense. “Starting an ad-supported business is really, really
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