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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Activision Blizzard – The video game producer is firing Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann for cause “unrelated to the company’s financial reporting,” according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. The Wall Street Journal reports that Neumann will be named as the new Netflix CFO
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CHICAGO — The dispute over a Missouri county’s obligation to cover debt service shortfalls on bonds issued for a struggling retail complex may be headed to mediation. UMB Bank, the trustee for $32 million of bonds supported by Platte County’s appropriation pledge, told investors on a recent call that it “had proposed in writing to
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A former academic, Elizabeth Stark likes to play devil’s advocate. Take, for instance, her appearance at the Crypto Springs conference in October 2018. It’s a sunny morning in Palm Springs, California, and a handful of attendees are lounging by the pool; onstage, however, Stark is busy describing some of the darker potential scenarios for
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Playa Vista Isle set price records for a house selling at auction in the U.S.Concierge Auctions One of America’s most talked about homes has finally closed the latest chapter of its selling history. Playa Vista Isle, previously known as Le Palais Royal , was a two-parcel listing asking as high as $159 million. After no buyers came forward, it eventually
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As the muni market continues to end the year on a strong note, market participants were wondering about what to watch out for in 2019. One Mid-Atlantic trader said he expects 2019 to bring more regulation, resulting in less liquidity and more desk closures. “I think there will be more regulatory emphasis on [exchange-traded products],
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– As I walked from my car to Circle’s offices in Boston on a Friday afternoon in early November, the sun appeared to have already set, even though it would be up a while longer – past 4:00 p.m. The weather was gray, windy and cold – above freezing, but only because it was due
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Sylvana Ward-Durrett, CEO of MaisonetteCourtesy of Maisonette Never mind The Devil Wears Prada gossip. Working with Vogue’s Anna Wintour is a fantastic training ground—long hours, fashion contacts, brand expertise, exceptional work. High-profile professional success typically comes at a high cost—less family time. To that, two ex-Vogue momtrepreneurs say B.S.! Well, they might if weren’t so
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Pending home sales dropped 0.7% to an index reading of 101.4 in November, after an unrevised 2.6% decline to 102.1 in October, according to a report released Friday by the National Association of Realtors. An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001. Year-over-year the pending homes sales index
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The brick houses of Acorn Street in Boston, Massachusetts, are trimmed with brownstone.Getty Not everyone loves it. Author Edith Wharton called it “the most hideous stone.” New York’s Buildings Department once heard the complaint that it was “as if New York City were covered in cold chocolate.”Vincent Scully, professor emeritus of the history of art at
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In the week ended Dec. 27, the weekly average yield to maturity of the Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, fell to 4.09% from 4.13% last week. The Bond Buyer’s 20-Bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields dropped one basis point to 4.10% from 4.11% in the
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The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has lost nearly $9 billion this year buying back its own stock. Apple is one of those buyback monsters that has spent significant money to buy back their stock, not just this year but since 2013 Apple’s share count has declined from 6.5 billion shares to 4.5 billion —
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Answers to common mortgage questions(c) Canstockphoto / 3dfoto Quora is a popular internet site that invites users to pose questions on any topic. Quora refers the questions to experts in various fields who have volunteered their services. I am one of them, and the questions arrive daily. I had not been doing this for very
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