CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that investors should feel more confident that an orderly transition of power from President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden should occur — suggesting a “Black Swan” event that Trump refuses to leave the White House, despite losing a democratic election, appears unlikely. Cramer pointed to a number of developments
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Volunteers distribute food to the needy in Orlando, Fla. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Continuing claims Continuing claims for unemployment benefits are the best available proxy for the total number of people receiving jobless aid. Claims have fallen by more than 10 million since the early summer. There were around 21 million continuing claims through
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Cathy Cheney | Portland Business Journal | AP Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced a “two-week freeze” on most activities and non-essential business across the state to curb what she described as an “alarming spike” in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The new
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We got an inside look at the United States Marine Corps’ intense 13-week basic training program. Senior video correspondent Graham Flanagan spent five days at the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, where he observed different companies at various stages of training. Recruits endure a series of intense physical challenges such
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The FT’s John Reed looks at the similarities between the populist presidents of the US and Philippines as well as the issues that divide them. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Caterpillar Inc. excavators are displayed for sale at the Whayne Supply Co. dealership in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images This week, investors shifted money away from high-flying tech stocks, and into beaten-down groups like energy, industrials and real estate. These sectors, which are more sensitive
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Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Systems, speaking at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. Check out the companies making headlines after hours on Thursday: Cisco Systems — Cisco shares rallied nearly 9% in after-hours trading on the back of better-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter. The company reported earnings per share of
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CEO of Cisco Chuck Robbins speaks during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris on May 24, 2018. Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Cisco shares moved as much as 9% higher in extended trading on Thursday after the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings and an upbeat forecast that exceeded analysts’ expectations. Here’s
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President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 9, 2020. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden ran on a platform that included proposals to shore up Social Security benefits while extending the program’s solvency. How his administration and the next Congress take shape will help determine just how many
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“I’m going to spend less this month.” We’ve all said these words at some point in our lives. But changing your bad money habits isn’t easy. Most of our impulsive spending happens when our brain is on autopilot. The solution is to implement both short-term and long-term strategies which upend our reactive spending routine.  From
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday he believes some on Wall Street have become too optimistic about the market in the face of surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, suggesting investors will find better entry points into stocks. “I think there’s too many people who are positive. I think you let it come in a little,” Cramer
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Lead architects give the FT a tour of the rebuilding work and discuss the challenges they face in restoring the Parisian cathedral following April’s devastating fire. Read more at https://on.ft.com/2Xkxu2H ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2GakujT ► Listen to our podcasts: https://www.ft.com/podcasts Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fincancialtimes Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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An exterior view of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters What would a Democrat-controlled Securities and Exchange Commission look like? It’s early, but speculation is already raging on Wall Street.  Who will be the next SEC Commissioner?  Former CFTC chair Gary Gensler, who aggressively implemented Dodd Frank
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