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As Index Funds Overtake Actively-Managed Funds You Should Beware Of The Herd

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

An article in today's WSJ notes that, as of August, according to Morningstar, assets in index mutual funds linked to the U. S. market surpassed actively-managed fund assets for the first time.
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Cincinnati Reds Eyeing Michael Lorenzen As MLB's Next Two-Way Player

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

While the focus has been on Shohei Ohtani the last two seasons and his attempt to become Major League Baseball's first two-way player since Babe Ruth, what's happening with Michael Lorenzen and the Cincinnati Reds is going well under the radar.
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FedEx expects global trade to decline for the first time since 2009

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

FedEx says trade around the world is starting to feel the squeeze of increased tariffs.
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The Fed just pumped $128 billion into markets to pull down interest rates, its first injection in 10 years

The Fed just pumped $128 billion into markets to pull down interest rates, its first injection in 10 years

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The Federal Reserve took action in financial markets for a second straight day Wednesday in another attempt to keep interest rates from moving higher.
The central bank has injected a total of $128 billion into markets - $53 billion on Tuesday and another $75 billion on Wednesday.
This week marked the first time the central bank had taken such steps since the global financial crisis 10 years ago.
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The Federal Reserve took action in financial markets for a second day Wednesday in another attempt to keep interest rates from moving higher...
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U.S. fed funds rate breaks above Fed's target range

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

A key interest rates the Federal Reserve aims to influence to control monetary policy broke above the top-end of the central bank's target range for the first time since the global credit crisis more than a decade ago.
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The Latest: NY Fed enters overnight lending markets, again

1 month ago   |   By Chron

WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting :
8:15 a.m.
For the second time in as many days, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is stepping in to free up billions of dollars to avert spiking overnight borrowing costs.
The New York Fed on Tuesday infused that market with more than $53 billion as overnight borrowing costs surged close to 10%. It was the first time such an action was taken since 2008.
The New York Fed has bumped that figure up to $75 billion for Wednesday.
Economists with Wells Fargo believe the logjam in intrabank lending markets is being...
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A venture capitalist and a congressman are sounding the alarm on the US losing its science and tech leadership to China

A venture capitalist and a congressman are sounding the alarm on the US losing its science and tech leadership to China

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

For the first time in 70 years, American leadership in science and technology, which has underpinned our economic growth and national security since the end of World War II, is facing a serious challenge.
The challenge comes primarily from China, at once a strategic competitor and one of our most important economic partners.
This challenge is addressed in depth in a new report entitled Innovation and National Security by a Task Force at the Council on Foreign Relations led by James Manyika, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute, and Admiral William McRaven, former head of US Special...
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Major Red Flag: The Fed Shocks Everyone With An Emergency Intervention In The Repo Market For The First Time Since 2008

Major Red Flag: The Fed Shocks Everyone With An Emergency Intervention In The Repo Market For The First Time Since 2008

1 month ago   |   By The Economic Collapse

For the very first time since the last financial crisis, the Federal Reserve has been forced to conduct an emergency intervention in the repo market. I know that a lot of people out there don't know what the repo market is or how it works, and so let me start out with a very basic analogy that may help people understand what we are facing. It doesn't really matter how shiny your toilet is - if the pipes underneath don't work, you are in a whole lot of trouble. The repo market plays a critical role in our financial system, because it allows our banks to rapidly borrow money, and that money...
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Under Armour climbs after founder Kevin Plank steps down as CEO

Under Armour climbs after founder Kevin Plank steps down as CEO

Under Armour announced Tuesday that CEO Kevin Plank will step down. Current chief operating officer Patrik Frisk will replace him in the top spot on January 1, 2020 . Shares of... Read more ...

18 high-paying seasonal jobs that are hiring now

18 high-paying seasonal jobs that are hiring now

Black Friday and the holidays are quickly approaching - and with increased in-store and online purchases comes an added need for retail employees across all divisions. Some... Read more ...

2 pregnant cofounders raised $9 million for a startup that tackles a...

2 pregnant cofounders raised $9 million for a startup that tackles a universal problem for millennial parents

Finding childcare is a chore for many parents. A startup called Winnie helps them search for preschools and daycares nearby. The online marketplace aggregates data from... Read more ...

Billionaire Ken Fisher's losses hit $1.8 billion after Fidelity reportedly...

Billionaire Ken Fisher's losses hit $1.8 billion after Fidelity reportedly drops him following his sexist comments

Billionaire money manager Ken Fisher has lost close to $1.8 billion in client funds after making sexist comments at a recent conference, according to CNBC . Asset manager... Read more ...

Nearly 60% of the world's banks wouldn't survive an economic downturn...

Nearly 60% of the world's banks wouldn't survive an economic downturn, McKinsey says

Nearly 60% of the world's banks aren't strong enough to survive a downturn. The banks' returns on equity are too low relative to their costs, McKinsey & Company said in a new... Read more ...

Pizza Hut is testing a new round pizza box that looks like a spaceship and...

Pizza Hut is testing a new round pizza box that looks like a spaceship and is meant to keep pizza fresher

Pizza Hut is testing new round pizza boxes on Wednesday at a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. The pizza boxes, made by food startup Zume , were designed to keep pizza hotter... Read more ...

China has overtaken the US to have the most wealthy people in the world

China has overtaken the US to have the most wealthy people in the world

China has overtaken America as the home of the highest number of rich people in the world. There are 100 million Chinese among the richest 10% of people in the world, compared... Read more ...

How the Internet of Things will transform consumerism, enterprises, and...

How the Internet of Things will transform consumerism, enterprises, and governments over the next five years

The Internet of Things is fueling the data-based economy and bridging the divide between physical and digital worlds. Consumers, companies, and governments will install more... Read more ...

Signal AI raises $25 million to automate reputation management and monitoring

Signal AI raises $25 million to automate reputation management and monitoring

Signal AI , a startup leveraging AI to automate business intelligence and media monitoring tasks, has raised over $25 million. Read more ...

5G Meets AI: NVIDIA CEO Details ‘Smart Everything Revolution,' EGX for Edge...

5G Meets AI: NVIDIA CEO Details ‘Smart Everything Revolution,' EGX for Edge AI, Partnerships with Leading Companies

The smartphone revolution that's swept the globe over the past decade is just the start, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang declared Monday. Next up: the “smart everything revolution,”... Read more ...