Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters 1. Stock futures tank after US kills top Iranian military leader Stock futures fell sharply Friday after the U.S. confirmed it was behind an airstrike that killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military leader. Soleimani’s death not only heightened
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Vanguard signage at a Morningstar Investment Conference. M. Spencer Green | AP Low-cost investing pioneer Vanguard has finally followed other peer brokerage firms in eliminating stock commissions entirely. Charles Schwab was the first major broker to give investors zero-commission online trades, pressuring rivals to follow suit. Schwab announced on Oct. 1 that commissions would go
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Warren Buffett (L) and Berkshire-Hathaway partner Charlie Munger Eric Francis | Getty Images Warren Buffett may have a giant cash pile to burn but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will compromise his long-standing value investing principles. Over the past few months, the Oracle of Omaha has passed on different opportunities to acquire companies, big or
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By Megy Karydes, Next Avenue Contributor Getty When making New Year’s resolutions, some people choose to set an intention or goal and some choose a particular word to help them stay focused. Others, like Chicagoans Tracy Marks-Seglin, founder of Strategic Words Communications, and her urban planner husband Dave, think about what they want less (and
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Buyers have long since ceased making offers on properties they perceive as overpriced. Although many … [+] sellers still find this hard to accept, others have learned that a property priced to market can actually sell promptly, with several offers. Getty As the fourth quarter of 2019 moves toward a close, the peaks and valleys
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Still from “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. Disney Disney shares were on the rise to kick off 2020 after some Wall Street analysts estimated significant growth from its new streaming service and recommended clients keep buying the stock. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Bernie McTernan expects Disney+ to attract 25 million users by the end of the first
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A recent district court case demonstrated the interesting interaction between a tax overpayment, bankruptcy, and a Treasury offset under the Treasury Offset Program.  In the case, the taxpayers borrowed money for a home purchase; the loan was insured by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The taxpayers later defaulted on the
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