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The Fed came very close to promising a rate cut Wednesday, and now markets are focused on a possible July rate cut. “I think they’re fully planning on cutting in July, absent stronger data,” said Ed Keon, QMA chief investment strategist. “The market liked it now, but it’s important to keep in mind, rate cuts
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Thomas M. Barwick | Getty Images Financial advisors have another “best interest” rule around the corner: This regulation applies to life insurance and annuity recommendations. New York is rolling out a regulation that will require financial advisors to place their clients’ interests above their own when they’re making recommendations around proposed or in-force insurance contracts.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Marlene Awaad | Bloomberg | Getty Images Wall Street analysts reacted with great fanfare after Facebook finally revealed the details of its long awaited cryptocurrency, Project Libra, on Tuesday. Most analysts believe the crypto project will give the company a major boost and continue pushing Facebook to further greatness. The social
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Jonathan Nicholson | NurPhoto | Getty Images Shares of Western Union fell Tuesday as excitement around the potential of sending money internationally without fees with Facebook’s new cryptocurrency took a bite out of the money exchanging company. Western Union was one of the the worst performing stocks on the S&P 500 index, falling 1.7%. Facebook
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Facebook announced its cryptocurrency, called Libra. Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images The cryptocurrency industry cannot get enough of Libra, touting its ability to gain mainstream adoption which bitcoin strived to do for years. “Libra is potentially one of the most positive external tailwinds in Bitcoin in its 10-year history,” said Spencer Bogart,
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Adobe’s upcoming earnings report could be a moment for traders to cash in. The options market is implying about a 4% move in either direction for shares of the cloud giant after it issues fiscal second-quarter results, Dan Nathan, co-founder and editor of RiskReversal.com, said Monday. “That’s in line with the average over the last
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Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe Mark Neuling | CNBC Adobe shares rose more than 3% after hours on Tuesday after the company announced better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, which ended on May 31, and lighter-than-expected guidance. Here are the key numbers: Earnings: $1.83 per share, excluding certain items, vs. $1.78
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The United States as a nation should provide monetary help to groups who have been “disproportionately discriminated against historically,” says former Facebook executive Chris Hughes, who has been working to reduce income inequality. The Facebook co-founder, a supporter of providing people in need with a basic income supplement, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” he met Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of
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A photo illustration of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is seen on September 13 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  Yu Chun Christopher Wong | S3studio | Getty Images The digital currency industry is fired up about Facebook‘s cryptocurrency efforts. Bitcoin bulls say the tech giant’s stamp of approval would legitimize the space, make it easier to
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