Month: October 2018

CNBC’s Jim Cramer was immediately intrigued when shares of Masco, a home supply manufacturer, managed to surge more than 7 percent after the company’s disappointing earnings report on Tuesday. Most news headlines painted Masco’s quarter as weak, pressured by a slowing housing sector, rising raw costs, a hawkish Federal Reserve, higher tariffs and a muted
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Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd expects a recession in 2020, but if Republicans maintain control of Congress in the upcoming elections that could be delayed. However, there will be a cost, he told CNBC on Wednesday. “That will extend the expansion but that will make the recession that follows all the worse. We’re already seeing excesses in
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Few families can cover the skyrocketing cost of college outright. Luckily, there are more than 7 million scholarships available to help. But wading through the options can be overwhelming. Enter free search sites, like Tuition Funding Sources, which help students find the most desirable kind of assistance — money that does not have to be
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Financial services company SoFi has agreed to stop misrepresenting what consumers have saved or will save by refinancing their student loans, in a recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Refinancing debt is when one loan is rolled into another, often at a lower interest rate. The FTC claimed SoFi “made prominent false statements about
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Facebook shares initially fell, then turned positive and rose 2 percent in the extended session after the social media giant released a mixed third-quarter earnings report. The company reported earnings of $1.76 per share, higher than the Street’s $1.47 per share estimate. Facebook missed expectations on
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Facebook fell short when it came to revenue, daily active user and monthly active user estimates in its latest earnings report, despite exceeding analyst expectations on earnings per share. The company reported its third-quarter earnings after bell on Tuesday: Earnings per share (EPS): $1.76 vs $1.47 estimated, per Refinitv Revenue: $13.73 billion vs. $13.78 billion
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday it almost seems like Jerome Powell is being aggressive on his path to raise interest rates because the Federal Reserve chair wants throw a wrench in President Donald Trump‘s agenda. “Maybe he wants Trump to lose,” Cramer argued on “Squawk on the Street,” questioning Powell’s motives. The Fed declined to
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Mastercard’s third-quarter profit rose 33 percent, it said on Tuesday, joining rival payments network Visa in reporting higher earnings led by rising U.S. consumer spending. Mastercard’s net income climbed to $1.90 billion or $1.82 per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, from $1.43 billion or $1.34 per share a year earlier. Excluding one-time
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If Kylie Jenner “likes” something, chances are, her followers will buy it. Of course, Jenner is among the highest-valued influencers on social media today. The reality TV star turned cosmetics billionaire makes an estimated $1 million per sponsored post on her Instagram, according to the 2018 Instagram Rich List compiled by Hopper HQ. Seeing celebrities,
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Technology-focused hedge fund SoMa Equity Partners told investors on Monday that one of its best investment ideas is a stake in The New York Times Company. “Newspapers are mostly dead, but the news isn’t dead,” Gil Simon, SoMa’s founder and chief investment officer, said during an interview with CNBC’s Leslie Picker at the Sohn conference
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