Month: February 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sidestepped a verbal hand grenade in his Congressional testimony on Tuesday. Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA, asked Powell where he stood on recent trial balloons to restrict the ability of corporations to buy back stock. Powell reflected for a moment and said that the allocation of capital has always been left
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: L Brands shares fell more than 8 percent in extended trading after posting mixed fourth-quarter earnings and weak full-year guidance. The retail company posted $4.85 billion in revenue, compared to the $4.88 billion forecast by analysts. Earnings per share were $2.14, beating Wall Street’s expectation of
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JPMorgan Chase held their annual investor day yesterday. The company’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, was involved in a question-and-answer session and answered a few questions about the bank’s latest venture, the JPM Coin. The world’s first bank coin was originally meant for cross-border remittances, but it seems the bank may have other ideas for it down
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: After being halted for volatility, Weight Watchers shares cratered as much as 28 percent after hours Tuesday after posting dismal fourth-quarter earnings and weak full-year guidance. Missing on the top and bottom lines, the weight-loss and wellness company earned $330 million in revenue, missing Refinitiv estimates
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Ether price volatility could spike in the days ahead, courtesy of an upcoming ethereum upgrade scheduled for Thursday. The Constantinople hard fork, a planned two-part upgrade to the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, is scheduled to occur once block 7,280,000 on the ethereum blockchain is mined. At the time of writing, ether’s block height is 7,272,826, meaning the
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Crypto exchange Coinbase is launching support for XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The exchange announced Monday it would be listing XRP on its professional trading platform, Coinbase Pro, in “transfer-only” mode, meaning customers can only deposit tokens to begin with. After a minimum of 12 hours, the company plans to activate other trading
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Amazon truck driving awayGetty We got left on Valentine’s Day. New York City was abandoned by Amazon when the company broke its promises to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan.  City leaders, advocates, and pundits are still trying to understand what happened. One of the possible explanations
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Mortgage application volume increased 3.6 percent last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Applications to purchase a home increased 2 percent for the week — the first uptick in a month — a sign of optimism in the housing market. “After four consecutive declines, purchase applications increased
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Mounting deficits cost Valley Stream, New York, its investment grade rating. Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Valley Stream’s general obligation bonds one notch to Ba1 from Baa3, assigning a negative outlook, citing the Long Island village government’s worsening fiscal pressures. The village’s fund balance has not rebounded since first turning negative in 2016. Moody’s Investors Service
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