Month: September 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank’s current trading rules are insufficient and promised that it would “make changes” after filings showed that officials traded stocks and bonds that could be influenced by its policy actions. Specifically, Powell said that Fed officials should as a general rule be barred from owning
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Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Bill Clark | Bloomberg | Getty Images Investors and Congress are awaiting an imminent report from Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler on
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In this article CRM DRI JOBY BIIB KBH BB Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Darden Restaurants (DRI) — The Olive Garden parent reported earnings of $1.76 per share, higher than the $1.64-per-share forecast. The restaurant company also reported same-store sales that rose 47.5%, topping estimates. Shares rose 3% in premarket trading.
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In this article 3333-HK 127-HK A man drives a cart past apartment buildings at China Evergrande Group’s Life in Venice real estate and tourism development in Qidong, Jiangsu province, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hong Kong-listed shares of investment holding firm Chinese Estates surged on Thursday after
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Municipals sat tight again Wednesday as broader markets digested the Federal Open Market Committee leaving interest rates unchanged and noting the tapering process may begin sooner. The news was largely expected and U.S. Treasuries ended the day a touch firmer while equities made up for lost ground though pared back earlier gains. “The biggest news
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On September 22, the team behind the Wallstreetbets defi application called Wsbdapp announced the launch of a non-fungible token (NFT) collection featuring 15,000 generative NFTs. According to the team, the NFTs provide utility like VIP access to special metaverse events and yield farming boosts. Wsbdapp Project Launches NFT Collection During the first week of September,
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After consulting with House Ways and Means staff, Citi’s municipal strategy group believes a proposed 3% high income surcharge that’s part of the reconciliation budget package will likely not apply to tax-exempt interest. The position revises Citi’s warning earlier this week that the surcharge may apply to tax-exempt municipal income, a move that would have
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The facade of Blue Origin’s new rocket engine factory in Huntsville, Alabama. CNBC | Michael Sheetz The U.S. Federal Court of Claims released the redacted version of the lawsuit filed in August by Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin against NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX over a lucrative lunar lander contract awarded earlier this year. “Historically a
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S&P Global Ratings has singled out states’ underfunding of retiree medical benefits as a key credit risk for states. States continued to sharply underfund their OPEB plans and unfunded liabilities ticked upward in fiscal 2020, S&P analysts reported in their annual survey published Monday. During the economic expansion preceding the pandemic, few states pursued and
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A New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that a variable-rate demand obligation qui tam claim brought in the state of New Jersey by Minnesota-based municipal advisor Johan Rosenberg via Edelweiss Fund LLC, can continue to discovery. In the Sept. 13 ruling, Judge Douglas H. Hurd denied the motion to dismiss proffered by defendants JPMorgan Chase
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Charlie Javice, Founder/CEO of Frank, which is a college financial aid start-up. Source: JP Morgan JPMorgan Chase has acquired college planning platform Frank to deepen relationships with students and their parents, CNBC has learned exclusively. Frank is an online portal with tools that help students apply for and negotiate financial aid, enroll in online courses
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Municipals largely ignored the rally in U.S. Treasuries and a massive selloff in equities as participants await another large new-issue week. Without the primary in play and a mostly muted secondary, triple-A benchmark yield curves were little changed, coming nowhere near the moves in Treasuries as the 10- and 30-year UST fell five and six
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Global investors have their eyes peeled on the Evergrande Group or the Evergrande Real Estate Group, China’s second-largest property developer by sales. Evergrande Group shares nosedived on Monday dropping to 11-year lows and many analysts and economists are concerned about a possible credit contagion. Credit problems with China’s real estate industry have affected global markets
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Bitcoin’s (BTC) fell below critical $44,000 support on Monday as concerns over China spilled over into crypto markets. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC’s price sinks through support Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD shedding 2% in an hour to hit local lows of around $43,400. The pair had struggled
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In this article CFG CPE A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, U.S., February 23, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: China Evergrande Group
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