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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images William Rhodes III, chief executive officer of AutoZone Inc., waits to begin a listening session with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, Retail Industry Leaders Association, and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. AutoZone’s Rhodes noted the changes
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TJX reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, as deep discounts brought more bargain hunters into its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls apparel stores. Online shopping has taken a toll on traditional brick-and-mortar stores but TJX, unlike other retailers, has not seen huge cuts in inventory and store closures. TJX does not advertise brands. It instead
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Boomers are more likely than other generations to take risks by investing some or all their retirement funds into starting their own business after leaving a corporate job, and they seek new and interesting ways to spend their retirement money that may or may not produce an income stream to help fund expensive retirement activities.
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Last year the JPMorgan Global Emerging Market Bond index had a total return of 9.1 percent. “We believe U.S. investors should have an allocation to emerging market bonds,” said Pablo Goldberg, a senior fixed-income strategist for BlackRock, which manages more than $24 billion in assets in a variety of emerging market bond funds. “They have
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Kohl’s reported fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat expectations on the top and bottom line. Here’s how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected: Earnings: 64 cents per share vs. 50 cents per share forecast by Thomson Reuters Revenue: $4.21 billion vs. $3.95 billion forecast by Thomson Reuters Same-store sales growth: 3.6 percent vs.
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Economic growth should jump above 3 percent in 2018 thanks to the stimuli, the CBO said, but the acceleration will likely prove brief, and debt held by the public will soar to $28.7 trillion by the end of fiscal 2028. That could create a precarious situation for Congress if the economy faces an economic downturn
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However, corrections offer an opportunity to evaluate risk and how well positioned they are for an eventual bear market. By comparing the intensity, recovery and duration of corrections and bear markets and their impacts on investors, we can assess where risk management efforts should focus. Investing opens investors up to the possibility of losses —
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Microsoft has bought Semantic Machines, an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, as it looks to boost its efforts in developing conversational AI. Berkeley, California-based Semantic’s approach to AI is using machine-learning to add context to conversations with chatbots. This means taking information received by the AI and applying it to future dialogue. The firm’s speech recognition
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