So how will this historic and dramatic breach between a Republican president and the business community be closed? In a word: carefully. Businesses will have little choice but to continue to interact with the White House on some level but in a way that acknowledges how devastating and dangerous dancing with this administration can be.
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Home improvement shares jumped in early trade Monday as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to dump rain on Houston, Texas. Shares of Lumber Liquidators jumped 3.6 percent, while Lowe’s rose 1.2 percent and Home Depot climbed nearly 1 percent. Shares of power generator manufacturer Generac fluctuated after peaking 1.5 percent higher. The S&P 500 gained overall
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Fraud is becoming a bigger threat to your retirement security — even if you think you’re too sharp to fall for a scam. One 2015 report estimated that older Americans lose $36.5 billion each year to financial scams and abuse. The problem is growing, and researchers say older adults experiencing cognitive decline are just a
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Meanwhile, Roth IRAs offer a somewhat different approach, because the money you’re putting into the account is after-tax rather than pretax. Thus, once you own the account for five years, there is no limit or penalty on the withdrawal of the contributions you’ve put into the plan (though withdrawing any investment earnings does trigger tax
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Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Moving boxes sit stacked outside of a home in Princeton, Illinois. The simplest way is to classify your belongings into four separate categories: keep, donate, dispose and sell, according to Pickett. “That starts to crystallize the process,” she said. She cautions those cleaning house to lower their expectations
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Russian aluminium giant Rusal reported a 48 percent rise in second-quarter core earnings on Friday due to a higher aluminium price, and pointed to a positive outlook for the second half as supply in China tightens. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to $510 million from $344 million in the same quarter
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Finally, Cramer spoke with Rick Bergman, the CEO of Synaptics, a company that develops interface solutions like displays, touchpads and fingerprint sensors. “Some of the key cycles are really in our favor,” Bergman told Cramer on Thursday. “There’s a big transition ongoing in the smartphone market around new display types, and over the last several
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Fidelity’s calculations include premiums, cost-sharing provisions and out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare parts A, B and D — but does not include other health expenses such as over-the-counter medications, dental services and long-term care. “Estimates are calculated for ‘average’ retirees, but may be more or less depending on actual health status, area of residence and
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Sears shares moved sharply higher Thursday after the department store reported making progress toward stabilizing its business. The stock was 7.9 percent higher shortly after market opened. Earlier Thursday, Sears reported a narrower-than-expected loss but said sales continued to erode. The retailer posted a double-digit decline in comparable sales for the second quarter, citing a
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Dollar Tree reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and comparable sales, helped by lower costs and discounts as well as a 1 percent rise in same-store sales at its Family Dollar business. Shares of the biggest U.S. dollar-store chain operator rose 9 percent to $81.04 in premarket trading on Thursday after the company raised its profit and
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However, the UBS report says the 3 percent knock to earnings is not disastrous as euro zone company earnings are up strongly this year. “Additionally, there have been periods in the past of euro strength coinciding with decent European eps as it can signal a stronger domestic economy. Consensus estimates for 2017 EPS growth, currently
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Tiffany reported bigger-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Thursday, helped in part by higher demand for its fashion and designer jewelry in Japan and lower input costs. Sales at established stores open for more than a year fell 2 percent, steeper than the 1 percent fall expected by analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix.
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Uber trimmed its losses 14 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, as the ride-hailing giant grew bookings, trips and revenue. The company posted a net loss of $645 million on revenue of $1.75 billion. Revenue this time last year was $800 million. Global trips popped 150 percent from a year ago, while
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