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Firefighters battle a wind driven wildfire in the hills of Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2019. Gene Blevins | Reuters California’s biggest utilities aren’t the only U.S. companies grappling with the increased force and frequency of wildfires. The number of S&P 500 firms flagging “wildfire” as a potential risk factor
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Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images While Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google-parent Alphabet face significant antitrust risk before and after the 2020 election, the latter two
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Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse look on before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), November 27, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Disney shares jumped Friday as excitement around the media giant’s streaming service overshadowed a sharp profit decline
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American companies are sitting on piles of cash, frustrating investors and leading some on Wall Street to wonder why they aren’t spending. Microsoft currently has the largest cash pile at $136.6 billion as of last quarter, according to estimates from FactSet. Berkshire Hathaway, Alphabet and Apple occupy the other top spots, with $128.2 billion, $121.2
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Ray Dalio, billionaire and founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, speaks during the Institute of International Finance (IIF) annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Central banks have been giving cheap money to investors who have been injecting it into companies that are often
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Vertical Research Partners is the first firm to begin covering Virgin Galactic, initiating the space tourism venture’s stock with a “buy” rating and saying its risk “is misunderstood.” “We think the technical risk to SPCE’s human spaceflight program is less draconian than the stock appears to be pricing in,” analyst Darryl Genovesi said in a
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Some Robinhood users have been manipulating the stock-trading app to trade with what they’re calling “infinite leverage.” The cheat code was being shared on social media site Reddit, with one trader claiming he took a $1,000,000 position in stock using only a $4,000 deposit. Through Robinhood Gold, the start-up’s subscription service, users can borrow money
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Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman teared up on Monday as he discussed the political divide in the U.S. and his concerns about the American dream. “I care,” the hedge-fund manager answered on CNBC’s “Halftime Report,” tearing up after CNBC’s Scott Wapner asked why he has been so vocal about the 2020 election. Cooperman’s response came in
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Kalpesh Kapadia, Deserve CEO Courtesy of Kalpesh Kapadia Goldman Sachs is betting on a Silicon Valley start-up that’s seeking to modernize the systems underpinning the credit-card industry. The bank is lead investor in a $50 million round in Deserve, a firm that offers credit-cards directly to nontraditional consumers  with little credit history and other deficiencies using a
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An employee passes the Google logo. Carsten Koall/Getty Images Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days, but their mutual distrust of big tech stocks poses an underappreciated threat to companies like Google and Facebook, according to Goldman Sachs. And while the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission already announced investigations into
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