A former Bank of America technology consultant used his access to the bank’s internal deal tracking system to share more than 50 trading tips with friends, who generated more than $5 million in illegal trading profits, federal prosecutors said. The worker, Daniel Rivas, “serially misappropriated material, non-public information from the bank’s deal tracking system and
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Shares of L Brands fell nearly 7 percent after the company lowered its guidance for the year. The retailer, which owns stores such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, beat Wall Street’s expectations. It reported second quarter earnings of 48 cents per share and revenue of $2.76 billion, compared with Thomson Reuters expectations
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As for guidance, Cisco said for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, it expects 59-61 cents in earnings per share on 1 to 3 percent less revenue than it received for the year-ago quarter. Analysts were expecting 60 cents in earnings per share and $12.05 billion in revenue for guidance for the current
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) _ NetApp Inc. (NTAP) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $136 million. On a per-share basis, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said it had net income of 49 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 62 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11
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There has been much discussion over the last several years about the existence of “two Americas.” The politics of recent days notwithstanding, there are more likely three. Main Street, Wall Street and Washington are becoming ever more separated, operating, in many ways, entirely independently of one another. It’s most evident on Wall Street. Despite political
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The stock market’s seemingly unstoppable rally is drawing notice from Federal Reserve officials. At their meeting in July, central bank officials discussed whether the rise in equity prices was posing broader financial dangers – and whether the Fed’s accommodative policies were adding to the risk-taking environment. However, they ultimately concluded that the market rise was
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Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman revealed he bought protection against a stock market drop due to rising geopolitical risk. Ackman said the firm took a “small position” in out of the money call options on a volatility index during Pershing Square Capital Management’s second-quarter conference call Wednesday. This hedge “will protect against stock market
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Raising a baby doesn’t come cheap — and once you add in expenses like doctor appointments and day care, the costs of child-rearing may be more manageable in certain states than others. New data from WalletHub found that some states have better financial conditions for bringing up baby. The personal finance site ranked U.S. states
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Conversely, some states have low costs but their quality is lacking. For example, Alabama has the least-expensive care but ranks 44th for quality. Additionally, the Northeast showed generally higher costs and lower quality scores in the report. The study used various statistics including nursing home costs, in-home care prices and elderly well-being assessments to arrive
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It’s not just missing income. IRS records show that self-employed workers and others who file quarterly estimated-tax payments are prone to get those wrong, according to a report last week from The Wall Street Journal. The number of filers penalized for underpaying estimated taxes jumped from 7.2 million in 2010 to 10 million in 2015,
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Target reported earnings, revenue and same-stores sales on Wednesday that topped analysts’ expectations for the second quarter, fueled by a jump in online transactions. With more shoppers returning to its brick-and-mortar stores and ringing up purchases on Target.com, the discount retailer raised its outlook for 2017, as signs appeared that its turnaround efforts are making
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Shares of Urban Outfitters soared Wednesday after the retailer reported earnings and revenue that topped expectations. In premarket trading, the retailer’s shares surged more than 20 percent. Here’s what Wall Street was expecting: Earnings per share: 44 cents per share, vs. 37 cents expected, according to a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $873
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And it’s not just customers or employees they’re sending a message. Steph Curry, star guard for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the highest-profile athlete on Under Armour’s roster, tweeted a series of applause emojis after Plank’s announcement. In February, Curry issued a sharp rebuke when Plank talked up the president’s business bona fides
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Finally, Cramer went over Home Depot’s post-earnings conference call, during which executives fielded analyst questions that painted the retailer as one of Amazon’s more vulnerable rivals. After delivering itsbest quarterly report ever, Home Depot’s stock was eviscerated from that conference call, which Cramer said left him outraged and disheartened. “The incredible thing is that even
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Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 6, 2016 in New York City. Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell: Shares of Agilent Technologies shot up more than 4 percent in extended trading after reporting its
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Member of Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. Status: Resigned June 1. Musk resigned from the council following Trump’s announcement he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord. Musk wrote in a tweet, “Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world. Bill Brown and
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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway invested more money in financial stocks. Berkshire Hathaway reported a 17.5 million share stake in Synchrony Financial in its June quarter 13F filing revealed Monday. The position is worth nearly $520 million using Monday’s closing stock price. Synchrony shares rose over 4 percent midday Tuesday after the news. Synchrony is the
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TJX Cos., the owner of off-price retail chains T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Tuesday as its discounts attracted shoppers turning away from department stores and mall-based retailers. TJX sells home furnishings, apparel and accessories of brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs at prices 20 percent to 60
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