A key question is how much money will adequately fund a special needs trust. The answer depends on factors such as the nature of the disability and level of care required. It could range from tens of thousands of dollars to millions. Financial planners who specialize in special needs can help a family consider the
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There are fewer listed companies in the United States today than there were in 1976, despite the fact that the country’s gross domestic product is three times larger now than it was then. Take that in for a moment. With the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes each kicking off the fourth quarter at
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Visa beat Wall Street’s quarterly profit expectations on Wednesday as more people made payments using its world-wide network and it benefited from the acquisition of Visa Europe. The world’s largest payments network operator has beaten analysts’ earnings estimates over the past two years as consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic
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U.S. drugstore company Walgreens Boots Alliance’s profit and revenue beat analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter, as it benefited from an expansion of mail services. Shares of the company rose 4.3 percent to $70.15 in premarket trading on Wednesday after Walgreens also forecast 2018 earnings largely above Wall Street forecasts. Walgreens said it expects 2018
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EPS: $2.72 per share vs. $2.66 per share expected, according to Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $24.3 billion vs. $23.9 billion expected, according to Thomson Reuters. Two of Boeing’s businesses – Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security – saw declines in revenue – by 1 percent and 5 percent, respectively – compared to the same time
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer has noticed that this market is keen to forgive all kinds of underperformers, so he checked back in with two of the technology sector’s biggest dogs: GoPro and Fitbit. “Yep, in recent months, both GoPro, the maker of wearable, high-definition video cameras, and Fitbit, the king of wearable fitness trackers, have seen
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Bitcoin doesn’t show textbook signs of a bubble yet, but there are other reasons not to buy it, says investing expert William J. Bernstein. The digital currency has “no intrinsic value,” Bernstein said in a phone interview with CNBC.com. It’s “awfully suspicious on that criteria alone.” The “fact the price keeps rising, that’s a very
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Brendan McDermid | Reuters Equifax trading information and the company logo are displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Britain’s markets watchdog said it has opened an investigation into the hacking of U.S. credit reporting agency Equifax, which affected nearly 700,000
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Americans, in general, are putting a greater emphasis on savings. For millennials, in particular, it’s a way of life. The majority, or 60 percent, of 18-to-36-year-olds who have reeled in their spending, did so in order to save more money, according to a Bankrate.com report released Tuesday. That’s in contrast to previous years, when stagnant
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3M on Tuesday reported a third-quarter profit of $1.43 billion. The St. Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of $2.33 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.21 per share. The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings
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