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Buckle Up: How investors can deal with crypto turbulence

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Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – When Doug Milnes started buying cryptocurrencies in January of this year, he......

Unilever sells Ben & Jerry’s Israeli business to defuse BDS row

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JERUSALEM, June 29 (Reuters) – Unilever (ULVR.L) on Wednesday sold its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business in Israel to its local licensee for an undisclosed sum, aiming to smooth over a potentially damaging diplomatic row over the company’s political stance. The deal comes after the U.S. ice cream brand......

Raft of U.S. banks raise dividends after stress tests

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BANGALURU/NEW YORK, June 27 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley (MS.N), Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Bank of America (BAC.N)and Wells Fargo (WFC.N) hiked their dividends on Monday while JPMorgan & Chase (JPM.N) kept its payout flat, after the U.S. banks cleared their annual stress test exerciselast week. The U.S. FederalReserve said on Thursday......

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches winning bid of $19 mln

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June 17 (Reuters) – A lucky, and likely wealthy, person bid more than $19 million to dine with Warren Buffett, in the 21st and final time that the billionaire businessman auctioned a private lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity. The winning bid in the eBay auction that ended on......

Morgan Stanley CEO sees 50% chance of U.S. recession

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NEW YORK, June 13 (Reuters) – There is a 50% chance the U.S. economy will enter a recession though any downturn is unlikely to be severe, Morgan Stanley (MS.N) CEO James Gorman said on Monday, warning of a “bumpy” ride ahead for investors. “It’s possible, probably 50-50 odds now,” Gorman......

Wall Street regulator to spell out push to overhaul stock trading -sources

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the SEC on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) –......

U.S. bars investors from buying Russian debt, stocks on secondary market

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WASHINGTON/LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department has banned U.S. money managers from buying any Russian debt or stocks in secondary markets on top of its existing ban on new-issue purchases, in its latest sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Despite Washington’s sweeping sanctions in recent......

Citadel, AQR’s flagship portfolios far outpacing broader stock market

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A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, New York, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – Hedge funds AQR and Citadel posted rises in their flagship portfolios last month......

Dimon warns of U.S. economic ‘hurricane’ as inflation pressures rise

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June 1 (Reuters) – Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) described the challenges facing the U.S. economy akin to an “hurricane” down the road and urged the Federal Reserve to take forceful measures to avoid tipping the world’s biggest economy into a recession. Dimon’s......

Tullow Oil merges with Capricorn in $827 mln all-share deal

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Workers walk past storage tanks at Tullow Oil’s Ngamia 8 drilling site in Lokichar, Turkana County, Kenya, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Capricorn investors get 3.8068 Tullow shares for each share Combined group to have output of around 100,000 boe/d......

U.S. SEC unveils rules to ensure ESG funds’ investments fall in line with their names, policies

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WASHINGTON/BOSTON, May 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday will vote to propose a pair of rule changes aimed at stamping out unfounded claims by funds on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) credentials, and enforcing more standardization of such disclosures. The proposals, which......

Amazon.com faces record challenges at shareholder meeting

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Potential job applicants line up to register for “Amazon Jobs Day,” a job fair being held at 10 fulfillment centers across the United States aimed at filling more than 50,000 jobs, at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S., August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Register now for......

Manhattan return-to-office plans face persistent headwinds over COVID, safety

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The Empire State Building and New York’s skyline are seen from the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City, New York, U.S., October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) – Efforts by financial......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

Wells Fargo sees end-of-year U.S. recession, cuts GDP view

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A person pushes a shopping cart in a supermarket in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 28, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 18 (Reuters) – Wells Fargo Investment Institute said on Wednesday it reduced its economic expectations with a mild U.S. recession......

Swiss release some frozen Russian assets

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1,000-Swiss-franc banknotes lie in a box at a Swiss bank in Zurich, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, May 12 (Reuters) – The Swiss government on Thursday reported 6.3 billion Swiss francs ($6.33 billion) worth of Russian assets frozen under sanctions......

Suncor CEO Little faces scrutiny after activist Elliott takes aim

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May 8 (Reuters) – Three months ago Mark Little, the chief executive of Canadian oil and gas major Suncor Energy (SU.TO), issued a mea culpa. In January two trucks had crashed at an oil sands mine in northern Alberta, killing one person. This raised the number of on-the-job fatalities at......

Musk’s $44 bln Twitter buyout challenged in shareholder lawsuit

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May 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to stop Musk from completing his $44 billion takeover of the social media company before 2025. In a proposed class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court, the Orlando Police Pension......

Analysis: Banks face reversal of fortune from war and runaway inflation

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New era of rising rates renews focus on lending risks Policymakers run recession gauntlet to curb inflation War, geopolitics threaten long-lasting economic pain LONDON/BERLIN, May 6 (Reuters) – Global banks are taking steps to weather the wider impact of war and runaway inflation as the stream of central bank money......

Glass Lewis urges Kohl’s shareholders to back management directors

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The Kohl’s label is seen on a shopping cart in a Kohl’s department store in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis on Tuesday recommended that......

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