Month: August 2017

Amazon and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will allow better integration between the tech titans’ two digital assistants. Amazon’s voice-powered digital assistant Alexa will now be able to activate Microsoft’s own assistant Cortana, and vice versa. The partnership means Amazon customers can use Alexa to access Cortana’s exclusive features such as accessing work calendars,
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The level of investor frustration is testing Goldman’s time-tested “black-box” strategy of disclosing little and letting results speak for themselves. The bank does not offer targets or forecasts, and its quarterly disclosures are much sparser than those of its peers. President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Harvey Schwartz will break that tradition at an industry conference
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Finally, Cramer erred his grievances about Monday’s after-hours trading, when panicked sellers made some trades that truly astonished the “Mad Money” host. First, traders fled the stock of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that many have compared with Amazon. “I can’t believe I even need to spell this one out, but Alibaba’s a Chinese company,
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of H&R Block fell more than 4 percent during after-hours trading. The tax preparation company reported a first quarter loss that was in-line with expectations. The results reflect the seasonality of the business, CFO Tony Bowen said in a statement. However, H&R Block beat revenue
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Seafood lovers be warned. That delectable slab of seared tuna on your plate soon could become a lot smaller — and more scarce — thanks to climate change. As ocean temperatures climb, many species of fish — tuna among them — likely will shrink, decreasing in size by as much 30 percent, according to a new study published in the journal Global Change
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There is an endless list of tax-advantaged accounts and plans on the market for consumers to choose from, so determining which plan or vehicle provides you with the most freedom and best features can seem, at first, like a daunting task. A good jumping-off point is to start asking yourself basic questions like: “Where will
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CHRISTOF STACHE | AFP | Getty Images The logo of German television group ProSiebenSat1 is seen at the company’s headquarters in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, on March 9, 2016. “The company will enter discussions with interested third parties regarding a potential co-investment in or business combinations with its content production and digital commerce businesses
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Asia Pacific has no dearth of digital-payment options as smartphone ownership picks up, but cash is still king in most of the region’s major markets, according to a new study from PayPal. The report, titled “Digital Payments: Thinking beyond Transactions,” found 57 percent of the respondents said they preferred cash for their day-to-day transactions. Another
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Then, Cramer spoke with Veeva Systems founder and CEO Peter Gassner, who spoke to the cloud company’s new QualityOne product. The cloud-based quality management program applies to new fields for Veeva that include cosmetics, chemicals, food and industrial manufacturing, Gassner said. “We have an offering for them now, and we’re just starting to get traction
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Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Finish Line shares plunged 23 percent in extended trading after the company announced its second quarter sales decreased
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“Just because someone shares something on Facebook, doesn’t mean they’ve checked out the group,” Borochoff said. And while taxes might not be at the forefront of your mind right now, remember that charitable donations are tax-deductible if you itemize your return instead of taking the standard deduction, so keep your receipts. Among the well-known groups
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So how will this historic and dramatic breach between a Republican president and the business community be closed? In a word: carefully. Businesses will have little choice but to continue to interact with the White House on some level but in a way that acknowledges how devastating and dangerous dancing with this administration can be.
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Fraud is becoming a bigger threat to your retirement security — even if you think you’re too sharp to fall for a scam. One 2015 report estimated that older Americans lose $36.5 billion each year to financial scams and abuse. The problem is growing, and researchers say older adults experiencing cognitive decline are just a
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Meanwhile, Roth IRAs offer a somewhat different approach, because the money you’re putting into the account is after-tax rather than pretax. Thus, once you own the account for five years, there is no limit or penalty on the withdrawal of the contributions you’ve put into the plan (though withdrawing any investment earnings does trigger tax
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Texas is a significant vehicle market, particularly for highly profitable pickup trucks built by the big three Detroit automakers. In the short term, the storm will hamper operations at dealers and could dampen August sales. But longer term, “it seems there has been enough flooding to damage thousands of light vehicles that will need replacing,”
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