Month: April 2021

By Julia Yarbough, Next Avenue Miami-Dade (Fla.) Fire Rescue firefighter and paramedic James Weldon, 55, recalls the myriad of emotions pumping through him during a routine rescue call when he was a rookie 17 years ago. Not because of the severity of the medical treatment, but for the words the female patient in her 80s hurled his
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Warren Buffett (L), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger attend the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Warren Buffett will kick off Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual shareholder meeting this Saturday riding high, with shares of the conglomerate at a record and its
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NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, January 21, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday urged Americans to make sure they receive their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines, saying the
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Apple’s AAPL up-down, 24-hour price move is a perfect example of what’s happening in this earnings period. The reason those moves are desirable is that they are evidence of the link between pricing and fundamentals. The earnings reports released just after the stock market’s close are especially noteworthy. The media can report the results before
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Financial advisors have seen clients make very smart, and pretty dumb, 401(k) plan decisions. FatCamera | Getty Images Lower-income homeowners could benefit from a new refinance program being launched by the U.S. government. Starting this summer, eligible borrowers will be able to refinance their mortgage at a reduced interest rate and lower monthly payment, saving
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Today’s column addresses questions about when delayed retirement credits are applied to retirement benefits, whether suvivor’s benefits from a foreign country will affect Social Security benefits and becoming eligible for Social Security benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc, which markets
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In this article MO A Philip Morris Marlboro brand cigarette burns in an ashtray for this arranged photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Altria first-quarter earnings declined as revenue fell short of estimates as cigarette shipments continue to decline. The parent of Marlboro cigarettes has been
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President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Leigh Vogel | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden will formally unveil his new tax plan during his first presidential address on Wednesday that includes a key campaign promise — no one making $400,000 or less
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Dogecoin, the “joke” bitcoin rival based on the Shiba Inu doge meme, is once again the day’s best performing major cryptocurrency—with a 20% rally that left bitcoin and ethereum in the dust. The dogecoin price shot sharply higher today, stealing the limelight from ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin—which notched a fresh all-time high. The
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes told CNBC on Wednesday he believes the U.S. government should take a more active role in building an economic system that delivers broad prosperity. In an interview on “Squawk Box,” Hughes said the new kind of capitalism he envisions is hardly an outlier position following decades of widening disparities between rich and
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Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks during an Apple Event on April 20th, 2021. Source: Apple Inc. Apple reports its second fiscal quarter earnings on Wednesday after markets close. Here’s what Wall Street expects, per Refinitiv consensus estimates: Earnings: 99 cents per share Revenue: $77.36 billion The company is coming off of its biggest quarter
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If you’re in your late 50s or 60s, deciding when and how to retire is one of the most important decisions you’ll make at this point in your life. Your decisions will not only impact your financial security but your quality of life for the rest of your life.  There are a number of financial
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In this article ENPH Solaray Director Jonathan Fisk moves a solar panel at the solar power installation company’s Sydney facility. Jason Reed | Reuters Shares of Enphase Energy dipped more than 14% on Wednesday after the company warned about the ongoing impacts of the chip shortage. For the first quarter the company, which makes microinverters
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