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Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, right, speaks beside U.S. President Donald Trump during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Banks are scrambling to process a growing backlog of applications for the
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that he and hedge fund billionaire David Tepper are not sure why the stock market has rallied in recent days while the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend daily life in the U.S. “I spoke to Dave Tepper yesterday and we were both kind of marveling, ‘Jeez it’s been bullish. Why?'” Cramer recalled on “Squawk on
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Carson Block Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Carson Block’s Muddy Waters Research announced Wednesday it has taken a short position in eHealth Inc., which owns a digital health insurance exchange.  Block, the firm’s founder, disclosed the position on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.“ Muddy Waters argues eHealth, with a stock market value of $3 billion as of Tuesday’s close,
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A pronounced economic slump sparked by the coronavirus outbreak has imperiled a popular investment strategy: buying dividend stocks. These stocks have traditionally been highly coveted during periods of market turbulence because they provide shareholders a dividend or a guaranteed return, typically paid out annually out of the company’s profits or reserves. That investment approach is
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My colleague, Jim Cramer, made a very interesting recommendation Monday morning, calling on the U.S. Treasury to issue a $1 trillion, 30-year “war bond” to finance out battle against the coronavirus. He pitched the idea on CNBC to Larry Kudlow, who chairs the White House National Economic Council and promised to propose the idea directly
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Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Washington. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin confirmed on Monday that two employees at its Seattle-area headquarters tested positive for coronavirus. The employees, who are married couple, work at Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Washington and were last in the office about two weeks ago. The company has
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People pass a sign for JPMorgan Chase at it’s headquarters in Manhattan, New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Jamie Dimon said that in a “extremely adverse” downturn in the U.S. economy, JPMorgan Chase would probably consider suspending its dividend to preserve capital. The biggest U.S. bank by assets has entered the coronavirus-induced crisis
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The stock market could still touch new lows as uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic persists, Mohamed El-Erian said Friday.  “I don’t think we’re forming a bottom yet. I think we’re going down at a slower rate,” the chief economic advisor at Allianz said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There is a very important distinction there.”  Calling a
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Brian Moynihan, CEO, Bank of America Scott Mlyn | CNBC Bank of America says it is capable of accepting online applications for the government’s $350 billion small business relief program, becoming the first major bank to make that announcement.  Just minutes earlier on Friday, none of the websites of four of the biggest U.S. banks — 
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This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Short seller Jim Chanos warned investors about piling into “virus stocks” boosted by the coronavirus lockdown temporarily. “One area I would warn people about for example is the virus stocks,” Chanos said on Thursday on CNBC’s Halftime Report. They are “doing well right now in this enforced lockdown.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. Lucas Jackson | REUTERS Heading into earnings season, investors should expect delayed reports, withdrawn forecasts and confusing results from U.S. businesses grappling with the coronavirus shutdown.  There is a general consensus that company earnings are going
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Mohamed El-Erian said Wednesday he would be hesitant to put cash to work, arguing the stock market is still on a downward trend due to the coronavirus pandemic. But he offered a roadmap for investors who feel inclined to add to their portfolios. “Whatever cash you have, divide it over five installments,” El-Erian said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” suggesting dollar
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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks along Wall Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. on Monday, March 30, 2020. Michael Nagle Bloomberg | Getty Images Oaktree Capital co-chairman Howard Marks is leaning toward a more negative outlook because of the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, but
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