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European stocks opened higher Wednesday, as investors looked ahead to an all-important G-20 summit later this week. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.46 percent shortly after the opening bell, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. As the latest G-20 summit draws closer, investors continue to closely monitor simmering tensions between
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Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the approval of what would be the first-ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF. But the man largely behind greenlighting one — Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton — has a few worries that need to be assuaged before he’s “comfortable” approving the investment vehicle. The first is a
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Companies that don’t value trust as a top priority are going to have trouble keeping their customers moving forward, Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff told CNBC’s Jim Cramer in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday. Asked on “Mad Money” whether a company like Facebook can redeem itself following its breach of consumer trust, Benioff said that the table
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Republicans and the Trump administration have failed to scrutinize the financial services industry and that needs to change, said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. “For the last two years, Republicans in Congress have served as accomplices to Trump and have completely neglected Congress’ oversight responsibilities, enabling corruption and destructive policies to run rampant,” Waters said, according
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Doing good is its own reward. Reaping the tax benefits is a nice perk. Charitable donations generally kick into high gear on “Giving Tuesday,” a single day specifically focused on charity in the shopping-heavy week after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday raised $300 million last year, according to GivingTuesday.org – although it remains to be seen whether this
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Apple slipped about 1 percent in after-hours trading Monday. President Donald Trump suggested in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the U.S. could levy tariffs of 10 percent on iPhones and laptops imported from China. Earlier Monday, U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical of
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United Technologies announced late Monday that it intends to separate into three companies: United Technologies, Otis and Carrier. The industrial giant has scheduled an investor call for Tuesday at 8 a.m., ET. Shares of United Technologies gained more than 2 percent in after-hours trading. Activist investor Dan Loeb had pushed for United Technologies to split
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Investors can’t own shares of United Technologies without considering the threats that interest rates and tariffs pose to its business, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. Speaking after Chinese authorities approved United Technologies’ purchase of aircraft parts manufacturer Rockwell Collins — the final hurdle in a 14-month-long process — Cramer said that prospective buyers should watch
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WhatsApp Chief Business Officer Neeraj Arora announced on Monday that he’s leaving the company, the latest in a growing number of high-profile Facebook executives to depart this year. Arora had been with WhatsApp since 2011 and through Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the messaging company in 2014. His exit comes seven months after WhatsApp co-founder
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Amazon’s cloud business is coming out with cheaper computing options, thanks to server chips that use the energy-efficient Arm processing architecture. Amazon Web Services, the clear market leader for public cloud infrastructure, is the first of the big cloud providers to launch Arm-based computing resources. Microsoft, Google, IBM and other companies compete with Amazon to
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