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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has concerns about Facebook’s cryptocurrency and its potential illicit use. In a press conference Monday, he Facebook’s proposed digital currency, Libra, “could be misused by money launderers and terrorist financiers” and that it was a “national security issue.” The press conference comes days
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If you’ve been wanting to own shares in the latest generation of space companies, now is your first chance. Social Capital Hedosophia, the investment vehicle of venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, is merging with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in a deal that will open the space tourism company to public investors later this year. Social Capital
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The logo for the Vanguard Group is shown on correspondence in Zelienople, Pa. Keith Srakocic | AP Vanguard, the non-profit financial giant that single-handedly revolutionized the investment management world, reportedly wants to join the private equity party train. Is this another market that it intends to overhaul by passively managing and micro-pricing index fund offerings
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The outlook for Chinese stocks may be risky given the uncertain state of U.S.-China trade relations. But Lewis Kaufman, a portfolio manager at Artisan Partners, thinks investors should buy them anyway. “Regardless of what ultimately happens with the China trade tensions, there is a robustness to China that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the emerging
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President Donald Trump’s prospective Federal Reserve nominee sees an economy that is booming and thinks the central bank should not be a force standing in its way. Judy Shelton told CNBC that Friday’s strong jobs report is a good example of fiscal policy working, though she has expressed reservations about the Fed’s actions. The June
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Tesla‘s better-than-expected delivery numbers may buy the electric auto maker time, but they’re not a quick fix for more fundamental issues, Roger McNamee told CNBC on Wednesday. “This quarter doesn’t solve anything, but it’s way better than what people were expecting,” said McNamee, a venture capitalist turned Silicon Valley critic. Tesla shattered Wall Street’s expectations
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Paychex Access payroll card in Brookline, Mass. Pat Greenhouse | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Shares of Paychex dropped on Wednesday after Bank of America downgraded the stock due to its “excessive valuation” and “underwhelming fundamentals.” The bank slashed its rating for the employment services company to underperform from neutral, while keeping its 12-month
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