Market Moves Large-cap stocks held their ground while small-cap stocks retreated a bit in mixed trading to end the week. Investors signaled that they remain bullish despite a tepid reaction to news of a trade deal. The S&P 500 (SPX), the Nasdaq 100 (NDX), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX) all closed a whisker-width
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Ann Arbor Public Schools in Michigan is pricing its first-ever taxable bond refunding on Monday. The Michigan school district will price $55 million of taxable bonds to advance refund a portion of 2012 bonds for up to $4 million in savings, according to the district’s advisor, PFM. Ann Arbor Public Schools plans to issue the
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Oracle (ORCL) – Oracle beat estimates by 2 cents a share, with quarterly profit of 90 cents per share. The business software giant’s revenue fell short of Wall Street estimates and its current-quarter earnings outlook falls largely below Wall Street forecasts. Separately, Chairman Larry Ellison said
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Millions of American workers save a portion of their earnings in employer-sponsored retirement plans such as a 401(k), 403(b), or 457. But there are several lesser-known plans that are designed for government and non-profit employees and for highly compensated executives. Below are five less-common retirement plans, the type of employees for which they are designed,
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One of the major economic lessons of the past decade is that austerity doesn’t work. As Greece and myriad other countries have found, you can’t create growth when both the private sector and the public sector are cutting spending. The mathematics simply do not work. But, while politicians and the public have largely come to
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What’s more, students are recognizing the enormous potential of the industry and demanding education for a way in. In the past year, student interest in blockchain education doubled compared to the year prior. The 70+ student-run blockchain organizations across 16 countries include some top higher education institutions including UCLA, UCSB, UC Davis, Duke, University of
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What Is the Best Way to Advise Non-US Citizens on Their Social Security Benefits? Advising clients on Social Security issues is complicated enough. With the added complexity of a non-US citizen as a client, the advice you give as a financial advisor must be even more specific. Financial advisors are serving a growing number of
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Having auto insurance is a necessary part of the job for Uber and Lyft drivers. In the past, expensive commercial-driver insurance policies were the only option to ensure complete coverage. Now, insurance companies have expanded the scope of their offerings and introduced insurance policies that specifically meet the needs of this niche market.  If you
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Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan for 30 years until he was ousted in April following a mass uprising, was on Saturday sentenced to two years in a reform centre after being found guilty of corruption. The man whose word ruled over the vast north-east African nation for three decades listened from inside a metal defendant’s
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From an informational standpoint, the crypto market is noisy and full of unexpected events. In terms of sentiment analysis, that combination of factors is a nightmare. Instead of narrowly focusing on sentiment analysis, we should probably develop a more holistic approach. A sentiment-market impact indicator would be a combination of polarity (negative, positive, neutral), emotion
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At VideoCoin, our utility token VID plays an incredibly useful function in securing and powering the network, ensuring the most qualified network operators are serving customer needs. The VID token does not act as a payment mechanism. Instead, it’s a reputational staking mechanism for building the global infrastructure that runs the worker nodes on the
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The Trio of 5-Year Rules One of the much-touted boons of the Roth IRA is your free—at least, relative to other retirement accounts—ability to withdraw funds from it when you wish and at the rate you wish. Ah, but when it comes to tax-advantaged vehicles, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) never makes anything simple. True,
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One striking aspect of 2019 is that it marks the fastest pace of central bank easing since the financial crisis. This support has crushed government bond yields and cushioned the blow of contracting global manufacturing activity, faltering business confidence and falling capital investment. Nascent signs of a bottom in the global economy suggest that the
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Horizontal photo close up of male businessman hand holding pen putting signature on official … [+] document contract paper binding agreement concept banner for website header design with copy space for text Getty Though no one likes to think about this possibility, sometimes even the most dedicated buyers get cold feet. When that happens, it’s
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