Stories tagged: finance
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Mon., 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. …
Sun., 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.
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016
The Motley Fool: Dividends and growth with Bristol-Myers
The Motley Fool Take Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) were recently down about 30 percent from their all-time high in July. That leaves the stock more attractively priced and …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: ‘We’re sorry’
Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is “sorry for the pain” that the bank’s employees have suffered as a result of the company’s sales …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
The Motley Fool: Reading Facebook
The Motley Fool Take Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has been outperforming Wall Street analyst expectations for revenue and earnings during the past few years, and analysts expect the company to grow …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Bank places 100 ‘lucky pennies’ across U.S. worth $1,000 each
Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Financial regulators outline new cybersecurity rules for banks
Banking regulators outlined a new set of rules Wednesday aimed at tightening cybersecurity requirements to protect financial markets and customers from online attacks.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Stocks advance as Fed speculation weakens dollar; crude climbs
Stocks rallied around the world and the dollar fell on speculation the Federal Reserve will stick with a gradual tightening of monetary policy.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
The Motley Fool: Grocery giant Kroger remains a super market for investors
The Motley Fool Take Shares of grocery giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) recently hit a 52-week low, making it even more attractive as an investment. Kroger has been facing challenges such …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
The Motley Fool: A towering opportunity for wireless investing
It’s not just wireless technology that enables big growth in smartphone data usage. Infrastructure, such as the companies that build and install cellular towers, play a key role, too.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
The Motley Fool: Want a Bite of This Apple?
The Motley Fool Take Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has released its new iPhone 7 phones, and early reports are that it’s selling well. If these new phones can alleviate the concern …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo faces Labor Department review for possible workplace violations
The Labor Department has launched a “top-to-bottom review” of how Wells Fargo & Co. treated employees as it pushed the aggressive sales quotas that led to the bank’s fake-accounts scandal.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
The Motley Fool: Microsoft’s Plans Are Paying Off
The Motley Fool Take Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is undergoing big changes that include becoming a major player in cloud computing. In its recently reported fourth quarter, Microsoft’s intelligent cloud segment …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
The Motley Fool: A Biotech Bargain
The Motley Fool Take Gilead Sciences is a market leader among biotech companies, with a market value recently topping $100 billion. It has an enormously valuable portfolio of drugs focused …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
U.S. stocks slide the most since Brexit amid rate speculation
U.S. stocks fell in the worst selloff since Britain voted to leave the European Union, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling almost 400 points after a Federal Reserve official …