Justin Sullivan | Getty Images For many older folks, enrolling in Medicare leads to the conclusion that a supplemental plan — aka “Medigap” — is the best fit for their circumstances.  However, that decision generally isn’t the end of the process. Although Medigap policies are standardized in most places, regardless of which insurance company offers
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A pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, in New York on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency Companies struggling to get through the coronavirus slashed the amount of money they returned to shareholders through dividends in the second quarter. The net
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“Constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention,” reads one of Amazon’s famous core leadership principles delineated on its website. This, one of the major tenants upon which Jeff Bezos built Amazon, is something he learned as a kid spending more than a dozen summers on working on his grandfather’s ranch in Texas. “I learned so much from my
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A major financial institution is starting to lose enthusiasm for U.S. stocks. Invesco’s Kristina Hooper is worried the latest coronavirus spike will push states to close their economies again. “Up until now the U.S. has been rewarded because of expectations that we wouldn’t see any kind of significant lockdowns even if infection rates grew,” the
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Brian Cassella | Chicago Tribune | Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said states have been forced to compete in a “sick Hunger Games”-like competition for personal protective equipment and other supplies needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic without a strong federal response. Pritzker, a Democrat, told
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People line up outside of the Social Security Administration office in San Francisco. Getty Images Prospective retirees often face one big question: How long can my funds last? Now, a mainstay for retirement — Social Security — is facing the very same question. Social Security relies on the money in its trust funds, from which it
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Warren Buffett. Gerald Miller | CNBC Warren Buffett just announced his annual charitable donations to the five philanthropies he’s chosen to give the vast bulk of his fortune to. This year, the “Oracle of Omaha” is distributing 15.9 million class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway valued at about $2.9 billion. That brings his total philanthropic
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Ron Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images; Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is warning that the upcoming presidential election could see delayed results, and is therefore recommending that clients hedge their market bets through December in anticipation of heightened volatility through November.
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A summer rally may be underway. Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan cites a bullish, under-the-radar trend in a chart highlighting the firm’s special weekly leading index and S&P 500. “This is a fundamentally optimistic chart,” the Economic Cycle Research Institute co-founder told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday. “It’s showing us that the cyclical fundamentals are to
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Junior’s Cheesecake owner Alan Rosen told CNBC on Monday that restaurants would be in serious financial trouble if they have to reopen then close back down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “This opening and closing could be the death knell of restaurants in this country,” Rosen said on “Power Lunch.” ”When people are buying up food, then
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If you’re in the market for a house and are considering an “interest-only” mortgage, proceed with caution. With tightened lending standards amid ongoing economic uncertainty — coupled with continually rising home prices and persistent low interest rates — some borrowers may gravitate to these so-called interest-only loans, experts say. These are loans where you only
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Natasha Alipour Faridani | DigitalVision | Getty Images The government’s release of data on businesses that have participated in the Paycheck Protection Program confirms what many in the financial advice industry already knew: Wealth management firms were among those to have taken the government loans. The data released by the Small Business Administration and Treasury
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People pass by the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce.com offices in New York City, March 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What seemed like a few decades ago, I mean in February, people used to occasionally ask “How’s business?” Despite usually responding, “Fine, thanks,” I would often think of the inquiry as two-part. One, and probably
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The average age of new coronavirus patients has dropped by roughly 15 years compared with only a few months ago as the coronavirus reignites in America’s Sun Belt, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A discussion with Dr. Francis
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Investors who take a sustainable approach to allocating capital may be reevaluating putting their money into Hong Kong after the city implemented a national security law, an analyst said on Friday. “That’s the one area of international capital flows that could be quite significant,” said Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research, a research
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