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A battle heats up between a deep-research investor with a private equity mindset and an underperforming small cap software stock. This is a textbook case of good activism — a company with poor operating history, horrible corporate governance, underperforming stock, overpaid CEO and a large, long-term shareholder with a very friendly and reasonable request with impressive
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump Ron Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images; Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is warning that the upcoming presidential election could see delayed results, and is therefore recommending that clients hedge their market bets through December in anticipation of heightened volatility through November.
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A pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, in New York on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency Companies struggling to get through the coronavirus slashed the amount of money they returned to shareholders through dividends in the second quarter. The net
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People pass by the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce.com offices in New York City, March 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What seemed like a few decades ago, I mean in February, people used to occasionally ask “How’s business?” Despite usually responding, “Fine, thanks,” I would often think of the inquiry as two-part. One, and probably
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Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
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An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying satellites in orbit. Momentus A space startup offering a “last mile delivery” service for spacecraft is continuing its deal spree this year, becoming an increasingly important player in the growing small satellite market. Momentus, a Santa Clara, California-based company, has so far struck $40 million
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(L-R) Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp., Ron O’Hanley, president and chief executive officer of State Street Corp., Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of Bank
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The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. Ivan Alvarado | Reuters Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing branch of the e-commerce giant, is further expanding its services in the growing space industry. The company announced
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BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist said after the market’s strong gains, he is more cautious on U.S. stocks into the second half of the year because of risks of fading fiscal stimulus and potential election volatility. BlackRock Investment Institute, in its second half outlook, said it retains equities at neutral, or benchmark weight in portfolios.
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity comes into land during a glide test flight on May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic successfully completed its second glide flight test in New Mexico on Thursday, a milestone that should set the company up to begin spaceflights next. The company said that after it completes “an extensive data review”
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Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Billionaire investor Bill Ackman, who made a killing this year by nailing the market bottom, on Monday disclosed plans for an initial public offering of a $4 billion blank-check company, which will target so-called “Mature Unicorns.” The new investment vehicle named Pershing Square
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Robinhood is making it more difficult to get access to its options offering in the wake of a customer’s suicide last week.  In a blog post Friday, Robinhood’s co-CEOs outlined multiple changes to the free-trading app. Robinhood will increase eligibility requirements, and “consider additional criteria” for customers for level three options authorization “to help ensure
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Barry Rosenstein, founder of JANA Partners. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Company: Perspecta Inc. (PRSP) Business: Perspecta provides end-to-end information technology services and mission solutions to government customers. The company serves intelligence, defense, space, federal civilian, federal healthcare and state and local governments. It provides various solutions in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations. Stock Market
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Luis Alvarez (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.) Retail investors are giving Wall Street pros a run for their money during the market comeback, with the amateurs’ top picks outperforming those of hedge funds, according to Goldman Sachs.  Goldman compiled a portfolio of popular stocks among retail investors and the basket of equities
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