Month: November 2017

‘Tis the season to do good, but especially on Tuesday. Charitable donations generally pick up at the end of the year. Yet experts say they kick into high gear on “Giving Tuesday,” a single day specifically focused on charity in the shopping-heavy week after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday raised $177 million last year, according to GivingTuesday.org —
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Despite the doom-and-gloom predictions about the future of big-box retail that are dominating headlines lately, some analysts are bullish about select real estate opportunities and those brick-and-mortar retailers with high customer-satisfaction and engagement ratings in the coming year. “The death of retail has been exaggerated,” said Jay Rollins, managing principal of JCR Capital, which invests
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In order to help investors become better at navigating the stock market, CNBC’s Jim Cramer revealed some of the biggest mistakes he has made in over 30 years of investing. “Frankly, there are so many mistakes here that it might take a bit to explain them all,” the “Mad Money” host said. He learned that
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UnitedHealth Group shares dipped in after-hours trading Monday on news that the managed health-care giant issued a disappointing earnings forecast. Shares dropped more than 2 percent in trading after the bell, before regaining ground. Shares were recently down about 1.5 percent. UnitedHealth projected revenue for 2018 that would be only marginally higher than most earlier
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Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Robert Kaplan, president of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Kaplan is a voting member on the FOMC, though he will not be in 2018. He will, however, still provide policy input, and indicated he is in favor of the Fed hiking rates “in the near future,”
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Getty Images House Way and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (L) (R-TX) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) (R-WI), joined by members of the House Republican leadership, introduce tax reform legislation November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Times are about to become more complicated for single parents and their kids if the GOP tax
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Understanding the “ins and outs” of social media is essential now for businesses to thrive online. And for British fashion and beauty guru Trinny Woodall, social media has proven key to promoting her profile and her company’s portfolio. “Trinny London,” a business that she launched in October that offers its customers a stackable, versatile makeup
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Before you retire, give your health-care financial plan a checkup. “The plan you have today may not be the one you want to carry into retirement, because it may be cost-prohibitive to do so,” certified financial planner Ron Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, told CNBC. A healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this
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At this week’s confirmation hearing of Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve chairman, his views on inflation may now be question No. 1. Powell is scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee, and the inflation issue has now become more important after comments last week by current Fed Chair Janet Yellen. She expressed
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