Month: January 2020

Ground operations employees load baggage onto a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft on the tarmac at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines‘ fourth-quarter earnings beat analysts’ estimates, despite taking a revenue hit from the ongoing grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. The Dallas-based
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Seth Klarman Getty Images Billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman defended value investing, saying in a letter to clients that several factors, including the proliferation of passive investing, have created market mispricings that will soon lead to a payoff for the long underperforming strategy. Klarman, the CEO of the Baupost Group, said his fund posted
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Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries does not seem overly concerned about the cord-cutting and phone-streaming era. He thinks the old-guard telecom company holds the “killer app”: broadband technology. “There are pros and cons in cord-cutting,” Fries told CNBC from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. “We’ve always been a video aggregator, whether
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David Solomon, Goldman Sachs Adam Galica | CNBC Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon told CNBC on Thursday that starting this year, his investment bank wouldn’t help companies go public without at least one “diverse” board member.   “Starting on July 1st in the US and Europe, we’re not going to take a company public unless there’s
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Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of Comcast Corp. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Comcast is set to report fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Thursday. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: 76 cents expected, per Refinitiv estimates Revenue: $28.169 billion expected, per Refinitiv High-speed internet customers: 378,000
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“Shark Tank” investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is still a big Netflix bull after its weak guidance and subscriber miss. “I haven’t sold any shares and I’m still very bullish on it,” Cuban said on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” Wednesday. “They always offer weak guidance and it’s always been the discussion the day after
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A new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School finds that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposed wealth tax on the richest Americans will generate $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion less than what the campaign claims. The results, if accurate, could undercut the critical funding needed to support his plans to develop public health care, education
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Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, N.J. Mel Evans | AP Johnson & Johnson‘s fiscal fourth-quarter profit beat Wall Street’s expectations but missed slightly on revenue, the company said Wednesday. Here’s what the company reported compared with Wall Street estimates, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv: Adjusted earnings per share: $1.88 versus
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Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) greets Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson | Getty Images Top Democratic presidential candidates all want to boost Social Security benefits. But two of the candidates — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and
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An ambulance worker in protective clothing boards an ambulance outside the Infectious Disease Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Justin Chin | Bloomberg | Getty Images The World Health Organization postponed making a decision Wednesday on whether the mysterious coronavirus that has killed at least 17 people
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IBM President and CEO Virginia Rometty delivers a speech to participants during the 4th edition of the Viva Technology show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles in Paris on May 16, 2019. Chesnot | Getty Images IBM will release its fourth-quarter earnings statement after market close on Tuesday. Here’s what the street expects: Earnings:
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