Month: October 2020

More than 60m Americans have already cast their ballots in the US presidential election amid a surge in early voting due to the pandemic, pointing to massive turnout despite fears that Covid-19 would dampen participation. According to data from the US Elections Project, more than 63m Americans had voted as of Monday evening, either by
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Inventory turnover is an important metric for evaluating how efficiently a company turns its inventory into sales. By using average inventory, companies can obtain a more accurate measurement of the cost of inventory by smoothing out fluctuations in inventory values over multiple periods. As a result, inventory turnover can be more effectively monitored, which helps
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(Photo: Getty Images | d3sign) SINGAPORE — Commercial real estate prices have plunged this year as people stopped going into offices, and retail businesses were disrupted. That could lead to a significant amount of losses for banks, according to a recent report. In previous downturns, commercial property loan losses were “heavy” and there are worrying
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The financial and legal obstacles besetting a long-planned Maryland light rail system could hinder other large-scale transportation public-private partnership projects, analysts said. The Maryland Department of Transportation assumed many contracts from Purple Line Transit Partners this month after the private partner shut down construction of the 16-mile, 21-station light rail line. PLTP is involved in
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The Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers. Most of the information has been sourced from CEFInsight or
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A vaccine considered a frontrunner in the race to protect the global population from Covid-19 has produced a robust immune response in elderly people, the group at highest risk from the disease, according to two people familiar with the finding. The discovery that the vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with
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There are a vast number of agencies assigned to regulate and oversee financial institutions and financial markets, including the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Each agency has specific responsibilities, allowing them to function independently. Though the effectiveness and efficiency with which these regulatory
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Source: Texas Instruments | Wikipedia Volatility has once again returned to Wall Street. Swinging between positive and negative territory in the previous five sessions, the market’s movements have largely been tied to updates on the ongoing stimulus talks. Working for months to pass additional stimulus measures, both sides of the aisle are making a last-ditch
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Intel (INTC) — The chipmaker reported third-quarter earnings of $1.11 per share, in line with estimates. Revenue was higher than expected at $18.33 billion, while analysts surveyed by Refinitiv expected $18.25 billion. The company’s Data Center Group, however, saw revenue decline by 7%
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Pedestrians walk past a home with a “Sold” sign in San Francisco. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sales of existing homes rose a higher-than-expected 9.5 % in September to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.54 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were up 20.9% annually. Sales could
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Since the COVID-related market meltdown in March, equity funds (including ETFs) have continued to suffer net outflows despite the average equity fund moving into positive territory and posting a year-to-date return of 2.93%. They have handed back some $317.0 billion year to date (their largest net outflows for any full one-year period) through the Refinitiv
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When we talk about the top savers among countries, we are really talking about which countries have the highest savings rates. These are not necessarily the nations with the highest incomes. For example, a country where the average person makes $10,000 and saves $2,000 would have a 20% savings rate. Another country where people save
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In 1993, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) was founded in Denver as a means for former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ells to save up for his dream of owning a fine-dining restaurant. Now Ells, along with many Chipotle insiders and institutional investors, have massive positions in the global fast-food chain, with a market capitalization of $36.38 billion
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US states were grappling with surges in coronavirus cases that threatened to overwhelm hospitals as Donald Trump and Joe Biden staged competing campaign rallies on Saturday with just 10 days to go until the presidential election. Mr Trump was due to visit three battleground states — North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin — on Saturday alone
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Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Starboard Value LP and Chairman of Papa John’s International Inc. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) Business: ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops and markets software products and services focused on facilitating electronic payments. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors,
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