The headquarters of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SAUL LOEB | AFP | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission will probe conflicts of interest in financial advice this year with more vigor, at a time when market conditions may lead brokers to take advantage of clients with greater frequency, the federal agency
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday he anticipates a ferocious travel recovery from the Covid pandemic, a development that would have significant implications for companies with exposure to the industry and for the U.S. economy overall. “It’s going to be a boom here in this country, and I don’t think people are ready for it,” Cramer
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Shoppers enter a Michaels store in Miami, Florida. Scott McIntyre | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Rocket Companies – The online mortgage provider’s stock dropped close to 20% after a surprise rally in the previous session as analysts urged caution in the heightened speculative trading in the
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Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa speaks at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California.  Michael Sheetz | CNBC Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced on Tuesday that he will choose eight members of the public to join him on his trip around the moon, scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Starship rocket in 2023. “I’m inviting you to join
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A virtual art piece titled “Everydays: The First 5000 Days.” Created by digital artist Beeple, it’s the first NFT-based work of art to go on auction at Christie’s. Christie’s From art to sports trading cards, people are spending millions of dollars on digital collector’s items. These crypto collectibles, known as NFTs, have exploded in popularity
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Customers leave a Kohl’s store on November 12, 2015 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Kohl’s on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ estimates, and pointed to stronger growth in 2021. Facing pressure from activist investors, the company said it will reinstate its dividend and
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Luis Alvarez | DigitalVision | Getty Images The House of Representatives’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill includes a proposal that could help keep some seniors out of nursing homes. The bill calls for a 7.5% increase — or about $10 billion — in additional federal Medicaid matching funds for home- and community-based services. The extra
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Gary Gensler, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, said he would hope to oversee cryptocurrency regulation, the “gamification” of equity trading and board diversity if confirmed to lead Wall Street’s chief regulator. Gensler, who testified before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, was grilled on whether he would scrutinize payment
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A visual representation of digital currencies. Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images New York attorney general Letitia James sent a blistering warning to investors and industry members about the dangers of cryptocurrencies on Monday. “We’re sending a clear message to the entire industry that you either play by the rules or we will shut you down,”
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Gary Collis of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, receives his boost dose at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) community vaccination event, as the vaccination rate in West Virginia ranks among highest in world, in Martinsburg, February 25, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine can be used as a substitute for a second jab
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Virojt Changyencham | Moment | Getty Images The self-employed and gig workers are anxiously waiting for the Small Business Association to update guidelines to its Paycheck Protection Program, which could mean bigger loans for the group. The Biden administration announced last week changes to how the SBA will calculate forgivable loans for sole proprietors and
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Yellow Dog Prod. | Image Bank | Getty Images After a wild final week of a volatile month, it’s becoming increasingly clear that something is spooking investors. That something is the potential for a surge in inflation later this year.  Investors are justifiably concerned that the combination of sustained Fed interest-rate suppression and trillions in
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