Month: February 2018

Ameriprise Financial Services steered retirement savers into higher cost mutual funds than they needed, allowing it to benefit from higher sales fees while dinging investment returns, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday. The Minneapolis-based brokerage and investment advisor agreed to settle the agency’s charges that it recommended the higher fee products and didn’t waive
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Salesforce stock rose 2 percent shortly after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended on Jan. 31, after the bell on Wednesday. Here’s how the company did: Earnings: Excluding certain items, 35 cents in earnings per share vs. 33 cents as expected by analysts, according to
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If you’re an entrepreneur, you may qualify for a 20 percent deduction against qualified business income. This break is available to pass-through entities, including S corporations and limited liability companies. In general, to qualify for the full deduction, your taxable income must be below $157,500 if you’re single or $315,000 if you’re married and file
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Off-price apparel retailer TJX on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates forholiday-quarter same-store sales as discounts drew more shoppers to its Marmaxx and TJX Canada stores, sending its shares to a record high. The company’s shares rose as much as 8.6 percent to $83.95 in early trading. TJX, which has succeeded in bucking the larger slowdown in
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However, for many people with hefty state and local tax bills, the new federal tax law gives municipal bonds some appeal. The new law caps the state and local tax deduction that can be claimed on federal returns at $10,000. For many households, that cap will outweigh any potential benefits from other changes in the
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Lowe’s and Valspar owner Sherwin-Williams are deepening a decades-old relationship, making the home improvement retailer the sole distributor in the home category of popular paint brands including Minwax, Cabot, and Thompson’s WaterSeal. Sherwin-Williams will continue to operate its own retail storefronts, as it skips over other major retailers for outside distribution in this deal. The
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Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and AmerisourceBergen slid after CNBC reported deal talks have cooled and that a takeover looks unlikely. Sources told CNBC that Walgreens Chief Executive Stefano Pessina and Amerisource Chief Executive Steven Collis met to discuss a potential tie-up, but those early-stage explorations ended without an agreement. The sources, who cautioned the
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