Stories tagged: finance
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016
The Motley Fool: CVS Health has a healthy future
It’s been a tough road recently for shareholders of drugstore giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). The company has shown moderate results in its front-of-the-store business (think shampoo, diapers, soap, chips …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016
The Motley Fool: Apparel giant overcomes forgettable name to deliver unforgettable performance
Some of the best stocks fly under the radar of most investors. V.F. Corp. (NYSE: VFC), with an eminently forgettable name, is one such company.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:50 A.M.
With Fed expected to hike rates, attention turns to what it says
There isn’t much doubt about what the Federal Reserve will do when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: It’s all but certain to raise its benchmark interest rate – its …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:02 A.M.
Supreme Court upholds broad reach of bank fraud law
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law prohibiting bank fraud, a ruling that gives the government more leeway to prosecute financial crimes.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016
The Motley Fool: Calling Verizon
Over the trailing 12 months, Verizon has generated more than $28 billion in cash from operations, allowing it to reinvest in its business while leaving plenty left over for its …
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016
Gold ‘getting hit from all directions’ as investors flee funds
Everything’s against gold at the moment. Gold futures closed at the lowest level since February as the Federal Reserve gears up to raise rates, while U.S. equities at record levels …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 6:38 A.M.
Trump deepens Goldman Sachs ties as he builds out economic team
In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Bullish investors push stocks to all-time highs
After a quiet start, major U.S. stock indexes again set all-time highs Thursday afternoon as the market built on a surge the previous day. Banks continued to lead the way …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Two Abu Dhabi banks to merge into largest Gulf Arab bank
Stockholders at two Abu Dhabi banks have agreed to a plan to merge the firms, which would create the biggest bank in the Gulf.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016
The Motley Fool: Skyworks Solutions takes to the skies
Skyworks Solutions is a play on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
Oil and banks take Dow to new highs, but tech companies dive
Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year. But more big gains for blue-chip …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
Giving the gift of financial well-being at the holidays
Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 8:57 A.M.
U.S. bank earnings up nearly 13 percent in 3Q
U.S. banks’ earnings in the July-September period jumped nearly 13 percent from a year earlier as continued growth in lending fueled interest income.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Stocks pull back from records; banks, retailers fall
Stocks pulled back slightly on Monday, retreating from the records the market set last week.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 3:01 P.M.
U.S. stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session
Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and rising corporate profits.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 7:25 A.M.
U.S. stocks are rising in early trading in shortened session
Stocks are rising in early trading Friday as the market continues a record-setting run. Trading was relatively quiet as investors returned from the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Safe-play stocks …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:56 A.M.
How Trump could affect value of the dollar
Since Donald Trump was elected president, the value of the U.S. dollar is up about 4 percent against the currencies of our trading partners. And that “Trump bump” in the …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
Wells Fargo must now get permission before handing executives ‘golden parachutes’
Federal regulators are moving to make it more difficult for Wells Fargo to make executive changes or give departing executives departure packages known as “golden parachutes,” the latest signal that …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
U.S. stock indexes set records as oil prices jump
A jump in oil prices helped pull U.S. stocks to record highs Monday as investors continue to hope for a cut in oil production that could help prices go higher. …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016
The Motley Fool: Take a drive with affordable GM
Looking for a stock trading at a discount with a high dividend yield and future catalysts that could boost earnings? General Motors (NYSE: GM) fits the bill.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 7:31 A.M.
DuPont to end pension contribution for active employees
DuPont says it will soon stop contributing to active employees’ pension plans, a move that will affect the retirement of 13,000 U.S. workers, including 2,800 in Delaware.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
Yellen says she isn’t going anywhere when Trump takes office
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears unruffled by incoming President Donald Trump’s victory last week.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 2:56 P.M.
Fed rate-hike odds approach 100 percent in Anticipation of Trump
Analysts spent early November warning a Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would make the Federal Reserve less likely to raise interest rates. What happened instead is that it …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
Banking plan aims to end ‘too-big-to-fail’ risks
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari proposed a series of new rules for banks and non-bank lenders that he said would eliminate the threat posed by financial institutions …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 1:15 P.M.
Trump advisers said to recommend ex-Goldman partner Steven Mnuchin for Treasury
Former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin has been recommended by Donald Trump’s transition team to serve as Treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with the process, and the choice …
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016
The Motley Fool: A diversified GlaxoSmithKline is delivering
If you’re looking for a high-yield, low-volatility stock, consider big pharma stalwart GlaxoSmithKline.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
Supercharged Chicago-to-Tokyo stock trading network in the works
Some of the world’s top trading firms have agreed to build a faster data transmission network between Chicago and Tokyo, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move …
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016
The Motley Fool: Priceline Group more than a travel group
The Motley Fool Take If you’ve been assuming that The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is just another “me too” travel site, you’re wrong. It actually runs a collection of industry-leading …
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 9:01 A.M.
Bro culture emboldened as Wall Street women endure Trump effect
The snickering and the “nasty woman” jokes that echo across trading floors when Hillary Clinton appears on TV. The mansplaining from the boss on how locker-room talk really is just …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 11:35 A.M.
Three reasons the Fed will likely leave rates alone this week
Six days before Americans choose a new president and Congress, the Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to leave its benchmark interest rate alone but possibly signal that it expects to …