January 20, 2009 was a historic day, as Barack Obama became the first African-American president in United States history. It was also a chilling time in the economy, as major financial institutions were still struggling and the country was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. The government’s response was still uncertain, with many
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The Federal Trade Commission is considering imposing a “record-setting fine” against Facebook for allegedly failing to protect users’ data, The Washington Post reported Friday. Three people familiar with the discussions but unauthorized to speak on the record reportedly told the Post about the fine. Facebook’s stock slid slightly after the Post’s report was published, but
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R. Kelly has been dropped by Sony Music, according to reports in Variety and Billboard. The news comes after Lifetime’s documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” aired earlier this month. In it, several women accuse the rapper of sexual misconduct. Sony Music did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A protest occurred Wednesday outside
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Your employer is worried about your balance sheet. “Financial wellness” — or improving the overall health of their workers’ finances — will be front and center for companies this year, according to a recent survey from Callan. The investment consultancy polled 106 employers in October 2018. “Investing” and “retirement plan contribution levels” round out the
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Check out the companies making headlines midday Friday: Netflix — Shares of the video-streaming giant fell more than 2 percent after issuing weaker-than-expected guidance for the first quarter of 2019. The company also posted lighter-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018. Schlumberger — Schlumberger’s stock rose more than 6 percent and was on track
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Tiffany same-store sales fell 2 percent during the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists bought less jewelry, the U.S. luxury jeweler said on Friday while tempering its outlook for annual earnings. During the November-December period, Tiffany’s net sales also fell, about 1 percent to $1.04 billion, and Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Bogliolo blamed softening demand
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Jack Bogle was famous for making investing accessible to the everyday person through index funds – funds that match a market barometer like the S&P 500. His message was simple: why waste money on expensive fees and commissions for complex funds when market barometers often outperform them? That message remained remarkably consistent throughout his career.
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The presidency of Donald Trump has indirectly helped the real estate market in South Florida, Miami property magnate Gil Dezer told CNBC on Thursday. Dezer, who runs his billionaire family’s real estate empire, said prices of his firm’s Trump-branded properties in Florida have been pumped up by the president’s popularity there. “We shouldn’t forget that
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