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U.S. stock index futures were little changed during overnight trading on Thursday, ahead of Friday’s key jobs report. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 65 points. S&P 500 futures advanced 0.2%, while Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.3%. During regular trading the Dow fell 170 points, or 0.47%, while the S&P declined
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Topline Despite falling to their lowest levels during the pandemic in recent weeks, the number of new unemployment claims unexpectedly increased last week, as experts warn a record surge in coronavirus cases—spurred by the rapidly spreading omicron variant—is already starting to slow the economic recovery.  Key Facts About 207,000 people filed initial jobless claims in
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In this article WBA A sign displays the types of COVID-19 vaccination doses available at a Walgreens mobile bus clinic on June 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday exceeded analysts’ expectations for the fiscal first-quarter and raised its forecast for the year, as customers came
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New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit relief strategies from earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic. Conversations on Capitol Hill have turned to
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Billionaire investor Ray Dalio has been outspoken about the value of self-awareness for years. But on a December episode of the “Lex Fridman Podcast,” when asked what advice he had for young people, Dalio clarified a group’s talents are more fruitful when its members know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to “work well
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Longtime technician Larry Williams believes the stock market may have a stronger 2022 than many Wall Street forecasts, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. “The charts, as interpreted by the legendary Larry Williams, suggest that inflation might cool down faster than most money managers anticipate, which would mean that 2022 … could be a much better
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A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 swab test at the Boulder County Fairgrounds testing site in Longmont, Colorado, on Dec. 14, 2021. Chet Strange/Bloomberg via Getty Images Covid-19 infections are ballooning, and sick Americans who miss work due to the virus may wonder if they qualify for unemployment benefits. The short answer: They don’t. There
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In this article LUCD TSLA People test drive Dream Edition P and Dream Edition R electric vehicles at the Lucid Motors plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, September 28, 2021. Caitlin O’Hara | Reuters Electric vehicle maker Lucid plans to start selling its cars in Europe this year. The California-headquartered firm, which competes with Tesla, announced
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Bitcoin, ethereum and cryptocurrency have won over some surprising naysayers in recent years as the crypto market price has exploded. Subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover hot new NFT and crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains’ The bitcoin price, after surging through much of 2021, has begun this year on a
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An employee watches as checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia. William Thomas Cain | Getty Images The new year will usher in bigger Social Security checks for many beneficiaries starting this month. That’s as a record 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, takes effect. It marks the biggest
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On the basketball court, Dwyane Wade is a bona fide expert. Off the court, the three-time NBA champion has learned to question everything. On Monday’s episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast, Wade told hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman that he became interested in business early in his basketball career. The move was prompted by
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Teladoc Health: “Too much competition in that business. Don’t want to own it.” Qualtrics International: “This company had a major upside surprise. It’s doing incredibly well, but the valuation is such that people don’t want to own it until they start making money.” Otter Tail Corp.: “People like it. I like American Electric Power, but
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We believe that Walgreens Boots Alliance stock (NYSE: WBA) currently appears to be attractive compared to its peer Target stock (NYSE: TGT), due to its comparatively lower valuation and better growth prospects. WBA trades at about 0.3x trailing revenues, compared to 1.1x for TGT. Although both the companies saw a rise in revenue over the
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Plenty of people make New Year’s resolutions. Bill Gates isn’t one of them. “I’ve never been a big New Year’s resolution person. I don’t have any specific goal in mind for 2022,” the 66-year-old billionaire Microsoft co-founder wrote in his annual end-of-year blog post last month. “But what I do hope is that next year
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In this article 3333-HK An exterior view of China Evergrande Centre in Hong Kong, China March 26, 2018. Bobby Yip | Reuters BEIJING — Indebted property developer China Evergrande‘s contracted sales plunged last year as the real estate giant struggled to repay creditors. A filing Tuesday showed the company’s contracted sales of properties totaled 443.02
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