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International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath speaks during a press conference in Washington D.C., on April 9, 2019. Liu Jie | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The outlook for the global economy keeps getting bleaker, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund said Friday. “As the year is progressing, it’s getting harder
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A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Aug. 5, 2019. U.S. stocks plunged on Monday as investors worry that U.S. President Donald Trump’s threatened new tariffs on Chinese imports will worsen trade prospects. The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 767.27 points, or 2.90 percent, to 25,717.74.
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Federal Reserve officials who voted to lower interest rates three weeks ago agreed that the move shouldn’t be viewed as an indication that there is a “pre-set course” for future cuts, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday. The summary indicated that policymakers viewed the move as a “mid-cycle adjustment,” an expression Chairman Jerome Powell used
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting in Washington, July 31, 2019. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters Federal Reserve members worried over future growth are highly concerned about the U.S.-China tariff battle, citing the issue multiple times during discussions at the central bank’s July
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | Getty Images With the U.S.-China trade war showing no resolution in sight, hedge funds are steering away from battered tech and semiconductor stocks, while bottom-fishing in health care names, according to Goldman Sachs. The fast money continued their rotation from tech
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Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on Monday questioned the motivation of Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower who unveiled a long list of allegations against General Electric last week in an investigation for a short seller. “One of the ways you can test Markopolos’ bonafides, however, is the fact that the SEC has a whistleblower
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Jamie Dimon, CEO, JP Morgan Chase, speaking at the Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit, December 6, 2018. Janhvi Bhojwani | CNBC Shareholder value is no longer the main focus of some of America’s top business leaders. The Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations, issued a statement Monday with a
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General Electric shares fell more than 11% Thursday after Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos targeted the conglomerate in a new report, accusing it of issuing fraudulent financial statements to hide the extent of its problems. A website has been set up to disseminate the report, www.GEfraud.com, where Markopolos calls it “a bigger fraud than Enron.” The
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The General Electric Co. logo is seen on the company’s corporate headquarters building in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. July 23, 2019 Alwyn Scott | Reuters Enron whistleblower Harry Markopolos released a report on General Electric on Thursday alleging the company is hiding financial problems. Before the report was made public, GE said, in a statement, “we
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