The federal funds rate is the only interest rate the Fed directly controls. A negative, or zero percent, real federal funds rate at the time when the key inflation indicators are exceeding or hitting the upper limits of the Fed’s medium-term inflation targets inspires no particular confidence that the price stability will be painlessly restored
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Previously, tax professionals pondered whether enterprising employees could leave their jobs, start their own business, and be rehired by their old company as independent contractors. This way, these new entrepreneurs could qualify for the 20 percent deduction. The IRS also put the kibosh on that. “If you worked for the employer and became an independent
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The trade war comes along at a particularly bad time for BMW. The automaker recently authorized a $1 billion expansion for its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, its largest manufacturing complex in the world. The move was intended to create about 1,100 new jobs with the addition of the all-new X7 model, BMW’s largest and
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A major Papa John’s franchisee group on Friday publicly urged the chain’s founder, John Schnatter, to move on from the company, as it continues to be rocked by the events following his use of the N-word on a conference call. Schnatter, who owns nearly 30 percent of the company, gave up his post as chairman
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Naspers is putting more money into LetGo, a mobile marketplace for used goods that competes with Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace, along with start-ups like OfferUp. Naspers has committed to pour $500 million more into LetGo, with $150 million invested so far. LetGo was earlier backed by NEA, Insight Venture Partners, Accel and others. Novo
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David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The silhouette of Drew Houston, chief executive officer and co-founder of Dropbox Inc., is seen walking on stage during an event in San Francisco. Dropbox fell as much as 10 percent during Friday’s open after its announcement on Thursday that chief operating officer, Dennis Woodside, will be
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The “Fast Money” traders shared their first moves for the market open. Tim Seymour was a buyer of Intel Karen Finerman was a buyer of Lowe’s Dan Nathan was a buyer of Twitter Guy Adami was a buyer of Ralph Lauren Trader disclosure: On August 9, 2018 the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: News Corp. – News Corp. reported adjusted quarterly profit of 8 cents per share, two cents above estimates. The Wall Street Journal publisher also saw revenue top forecasts, thanks to growth in real estate listings, book publishing, and subscription video services. Tesla – Tesla’s board of
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News Corp topped Wall Street profit targets on Thursday, as it benefited from gains at its newly acquired TV network and recorded double-digit growth in its real-estate listings and book publishing businesses. News Corp’s subscription video services division that includes Australian pay TV company Foxtel — acquired by Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp earlier this year
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