Month: June 2021

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite signs the economic recovery is well underway. But it’s clear rates won’t stay near rock-bottom forever. Recent data showing higher consumer prices and lower unemployment will pave the way for unwinding last year’s bond buying and near-zero interest rates. Fed officials did indicate
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This is a comparison of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee statement with the one issued after the Fed’s previous policy-making meeting on April 28. Text removed from the April statement is in red with a horizontal line through the middle. Text appearing for the first time in the new statement is in red and underlined. Black text appears in both
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In this article ORCL Safra Catz, co-chief executive officer of Oracle Corp. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oracle shares fell 3% in extended trading on Tuesday, even though the enterprise software maker issued earnings that came in better than analysts had expected and showed accelerated revenue growth as the pandemic receded. The
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Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images President Joe Biden has consistently pledged not to raise taxes on households making less than $400,000 a year. Whether his tax proposal keeps or breaks that promise depends on one’s frame of reference. Primarily, it’s a question of how an observer considers a taxpayer earning less than $400,000 who has
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday warned about the stock market implications of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell‘s upcoming post-meeting news conference. The Fed is set to release its policy statement at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, at the conclusion of its two-day June gathering. Powell’s Q&A session with reporters is scheduled to follow. Powell’s comments
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Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management and executives celebrate the launch of an ETF at the New York Stock Exchange, June 1, 2021. Source: NYSE Henry Kravis, Stanley Druckenmiller and Bridgewater CEO David McCormick have invested in Bitwise Asset Management’s Series B funding. The cryptocurrency index fund manager raised $70 million from a handful
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