Month: December 2020

Oranut Fankhaenel / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Sustainability ratings are useful tools for assessing the environmental, sustainability and corporate governance-worthiness of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But how do you navigate between different ratings providers, especially when they can have different results for the same fund? CNBC looked under the hood at some
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man receives a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, at a Maccabi Healthcare Services branch in Ashdod, Israel December 29, 2020. Amir Cohen | Reuters Israel has already immunized about 647,000 people against Covid-19, a whopping 7% of its
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Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Morgan Stanley will repay $1.7 million to customers who paid high costs on investments earmarked for education expenses like college tuition. The brokerage firm is paying the sum, including nearly $1.5 million in restitution plus interest, to about 2,300 customers who are saving money in 529 plans, the Financial Industry
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MARK RALSTON | AFP | Getty Images There’s a chance that at least a couple of people will end 2020 far wealthier than most of us. With no ticket matching all six numbers drawn Tuesday in Mega Millions, the jackpot has jumped to $401 million for Friday night’s drawing. Powerball’s top prize isn’t far behind,
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CDC headquarters in Atlanta Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty Images Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a new strain of Covid-19 now circulating in the U.S. could further stress hospitals that are already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Colorado health officials announced Tuesday that they detected the first known
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Robert Herjavec has an end-of-year ritual that sets him up for success: organizing his calendar for the whole next year, Herjavec previously told CNBC Make It. “I live and die by my calendar,” Herjavec, investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and CEO of cybersecurity firm the Herjavec Group, said in December 2017. “[It] allows me to manage
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US President-Elect Joe Biden talks to reporters after delivering remarks, before the holiday, at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on December 22, 2020. Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s effort to distribute and administer Covid vaccine shots, saying that the administration has failed to meet
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SINGAPORE — The increasing regulatory scrutiny of Alibaba-affiliate and financial technology powerhouse Ant Group could be bad for the Chinese economy as well as China’s financial technology sector, says Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research. The highly-anticipated listing of Chinese tech giant Ant Group — which was set to be the world’s largest
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aluxum | E+ | Getty Images Sustainable investing incorporates environmental, social and governance considerations. But how exactly do these factors fit into the analytical process, and how do they add value? CNBC consulted with several experts to find out. In general terms, “we look at a company’s business models and where they operate geographically and
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A shopper reaches toward a display of McCormick spices and flavorings in an Associated Supermarket in 2005. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stuck-at-home Americans cooked gourmet sauces, tried new recipes and cleared spice racks during the pandemic. Those trends may permanently influence what people buy, crave and eat in the years ahead — even
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Volunteers from Forgotten Harvest food bank at a mobile pantry distribution before Christmas in Warren, Michigan, on Dec. 21, 2020. Emily Elconin | Reuters President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill on Sunday, solidifying another round of aid to Americans. Still, millions of families are staring down a gap in benefits that
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Democratic President-elect Joe Biden delivering remarks on Covid-19 at The Queen theater on Oct. 23, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware and U.S. President Donald Trump addressing supporters during a Make America Great Again rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, Oct. 21, 2020. Getty Images Wall Street investors largely believe a Joe Biden presidency could mean lower stock-market
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