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Investors usually focus on the nominal rate of return on their investments, but the real rate of return is what really matters. So, if someone told you about a security that guarantees a real rate of return over inflation with no credit risk, you would, of course, be interested. When constructing a portfolio, investors should
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United Airlines reported “strong evidence” of pent-up demand for air travel and was positioned to take advantage of a recovery in business and international flights. The carrier on Monday said it is “already moving” to capitalise on the emergence of demand from countries where vaccinated travellers are welcome, and pointed to newly announced international flights
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Rendering of a United Launch Alliance’ Atlas V rocket carrying Amazon satellites. ULA/Amazon Amazon is preparing to send its first Project Kuiper internet satellites into orbit, with Jeff Bezos‘ company announcing on Monday that it signed a contract with United Launch Alliance for nine launches. ULA, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, will
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Toyota is under investigation in Thailand over allegations that consultants hired by the world’s largest carmaker tried to bribe local officials in a tax dispute, according to Thai authorities, court documents and a person with knowledge of the matter. The probe followed a filing last month in which Toyota revealed that it had reported “possible
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Mutual funds have become an incredibly popular option for a wide variety of investors. This is primarily due to the automatic diversification they offer, as well as the advantages of professional management, liquidity, and customizability. Key Takeaways Mutual funds are popular in part because they offer investors the opportunity to diversify, and therefore spread out
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That is, of course, the key question being discussed in President Joe Biden’s $2.3 infrastructure plan. The answer hinges on inflation, and whether juicing the economy in this way will move us into years of more robust main street and Wall Street growth, or whether it will take us back to a Vietnam war-era guns
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Bearer bonds are government or corporate issued debt instruments that differ from traditional bonds, in that they’re unregistered as investment securities, consequently no records exist that list the owners’ names. As a result, whoever physically holds the paper on which the bond is issued, is the presumed owner, giving them a greater measure of anonymity
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Last Monday, a rumour swirled among Tokyo bankers that CVC’s $20bn private equity buyout proposal to Toshiba had been quietly cooked-up on a golf course. If true — and, while plausible, there is no evidence — it would nevertheless have ranked a distant second among Japan’s most engrossing golf stories of the week. Nothing, of
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Pregnant women in the UK can now be offered a Covid-19 shot, government advisers said on Friday, but should not have the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommended expectant mothers should only have the BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna shot. The US will invest $1.7bn to tackle Covid-19 variants, as public health experts
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The allure of Hollywood brings with it visions of posh parties, hobnobbing with the rich and famous, awards shows, and dressing up to the nines. There used to be a time when only powerful entertainment moguls could put their money into movie-making ventures; but, not anymore. Indeed, there may be a way for you to
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Vertical integration through internal expansion is not vulnerable to legal challenges. However, if the vertical integration is achieved through a merger, it may, from the outset, be vulnerable to a challenge under the confines of antitrust laws. Vertical integration through a merger is subject to the provisions laid out in the Clayton Antitrust Act of
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The launch of a quarantine-free “travel bubble” between Australia and New Zealand could provide a template for elsewhere in the world and pave the way for an airline industry recovery, according to the countries’ leading carriers. However, cash-strapped Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways have warned that delays in Covid-19 vaccinations in both nations threatened
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19.62% The median rate of interest across all credit cards in the Investopedia card database for April 2021. The median credit card interest rate for all credit cards in the Investopedia database currently stands at 19.62%, based on average advertised rates across several hundred of the most popular card offers in the market. The April
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Friends spending the weekend in the shopping mall martin-dm | E+ | Getty Images Company: Genesco Inc. (GCO) Business: Genesco is a retailer and wholesaler of branded footwear, apparel and accessories that operates through four business segments: (i) Journeys Group, comprised of retail footwear chains and e-commerce operations; (ii) Schuh Group, which includes the Schuh
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The Royal Family on Saturday paid their final respects to the Duke of Edinburgh at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.  The funeral, attended by just 30 family members in order to adhere to coronavirus restrictions, highlighted Prince Phillip’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen alongside his “courage, fortitude and faith” in serving the country and the Commonwealth,
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In most of the United States, drivers must have automobile liability insurance to legally drive a vehicle. Most states also require drivers to carry proof that they are covered. To make sure you have the right documentation when you’re behind the wheel, here’s what you need to know about proof of insurance. Key Takeaways Drivers in
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