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The Koch brothers, Charles and David, became well-known for their libertarian and conservative politics, often portrayed as significant personalities that impact elections and government decisions. However, despite fame as political influencers, their primary activities centered around running Koch Industries Inc., of which they owned over 80%. Koch Industries is a private company that has annual
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The Algarve region of Portugal has consistently landed in the top five most popular places to retire, according to the Live and Invest Overseas annual index of the 21 best places to retire abroad. The founder and publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, Kathleen Peddicord, is bullish on all of Portugal. So much so that
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Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC; TSX: WEED) is a Canada-based holding company that produces, distributes, and sells a variety of cannabis and hemp-based products for medical and recreational use. Its products include dried flower, hemp, vape pens and cartridges, THC- and CBD-infused beverages, and edibles. Founded in 2013, Canopy Growth faces competition from a large
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What Are Biggest Stock Scams of Recent Time? Understanding how disasters happened to investors in the past can help current investors avoid them in the future. Here are some of the all-time most significant cases of companies betraying their investors. Some of these cases are truly amazing. Try to look at them from a shareholder’s
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Interactive Brokers’ clients were greeted with an email informing them of an increase in margin requirements leading up to the November elections in the United States. The letter states that initial margin requirements will rise up to 35% from normal levels starting September 28th through October 23rd. Maintenance margin requirements will increase in a similar
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An AWS Ground Station satellite antenna at one of the company’s data center in Boardman, Oregon. Amazon Microsoft will offer a new service called Azure Orbital that connects satellites directly to its cloud computing network, the company announced at its Ignite conference Tuesday. The service will begin in a “private preview” to a select group of
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Are you a frequent flyer? Do you find even airlines’ first-class service more frustrating than fulfilling?  You can charter a jet, but the greatest freedom comes when you own one. Before you buy, though, you should consider whether the investment is truly justified. Depending on size, range, model, and features, a private jet can set you
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Affiliated with Freedom Financial Network, a company that provides consumer advocacy services, Freedom Plus is an online lender providing loans starting at 7.99% annual percentage rate (APR). Applicants who don’t live in states where Freedom Plus disburses loans will instead be directed to the company’s lender partners, who will walk them through their options. Our
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Nikola Motor Company Source: Nikola Motor Company In recent months, three story lines have captivated Wall Street: SPACs, electric vehicle companies and the rise of retail traders. The outsized success of the first two, and novice investors entering the market in record numbers, have led some investors to claim this is an indication of froth.
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With President Trump’s new tax law, the child tax credit was raised from $1,000 to $2,000 per child for 2018 and 2019.  Having qualified dependent children may also allow you to claim other significant tax credits, including the earned income credit (EIC). Together, the tax savings can be significant for many American families. However,
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The auto industry is made up of companies that manufacture cars, trucks, vans, and commercial vehicles, as well as those that supply automobile parts and service. While these companies are best known for producing passenger vehicles, some of them also make vans and trucks that transport packages and other cargo. Some of the largest and
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The coronavirus pandemic has put government assistance programs into high relief, as many people who never needed them before are having to use them now. Here’s a descriptive list of major government assistance programs for individuals and businesses, with links to where and how to apply. Key Takeaways Many government assistance programs exist to help
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Investors can trade almost any currency in the world through foreign exchange (forex). In order to make money in forex, you should be aware that you are taking on a speculative risk. In essence, you are betting that the value of one currency will increase relative to another. The expected return of currency trading is
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Companies produce three major financial statements that reflect their business activities and profitability for each accounting period. These statements are the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. The cash flow statement shows how well a company manages cash to fund operations and any expansion efforts. In this article, we’ll examine the balance sheet and
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Level II can provide enormous insight into a stock’s price action. It can tell you what type of traders are buying or selling a stock, where the stock is likely to head in the near term, and much more. Below, we’ll explain what Level II is, how it works, and how it can help you
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Chime CEO Chris Britt Source: Chime The fintech world has a new heavyweight. Chime, the start-up that delivers banking services through mobile phones, has closed a fundraising that values the company at $14.5 billion, CNBC has learned exclusively. That lofty figure makes Chime the most valuable American fintech start-up serving retail consumers. Robinhood, the popular
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Why Work at Google? Google (GOOG) has consistently claimed top spots on Glassdoor’s annual list of the 50 best places to work, as well as Fortune magazine’s annual list of the 100 best companies for whom to work multiple times over the years. In 2020, Google was listed as number 11 on Glassdoor’s Best Places
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Every year, millions of homeowners pay property taxes. Rather than just paying the tax bill when it’s due, it’s important to understand the calculations behind how property taxes are assessed by the property appraiser’s office in your community. This way you can make sure you are not being overcharged. Assessing Property Tax Different property types have
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Herman Miller Aeron chair Source: Herman Miller Shares of office furniture retailer Herman Miller are surging after a blowout earnings report that showed the company is benefiting from the work-from-home trend.  Herman Miller jumped more than 35% in midday trading on Thursday, while the broader market was under pressure.  As the coronavirus pandemic forces millions
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Healthcare jobs topped the list of the highest-paying occupations, and the sector’s future is very bright. According to the BLS, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15% from 2019 to 2029—adding about 2.4 million new jobs. This growth “is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services,” according
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There are four parts of Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. In general, the four Medicare parts cover different services, so it’s essential that you understand the options so you can pick your Medicare coverage carefully. Key Takeaways Medicare is the national health insurance program available to people age 65 or
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The U.S. economy is finally recovering from the 2008 Great Recession. Jobs are being created by the millions, wage growth is picking up, and foreign exports accounted for only 12.22 percent of the nation’s GDP in 2016, according to the latest data by Statista. These signs indicate a prosperous recovery and a healthy, self-sufficient economy.
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