The federal government is seeking feedback on the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and one of the act’s most high-profile sections, the electric vehicle charging infrastructure program. The pair of Requests for Information, published this week, mark the first step toward developing guidance for the $1.1 trillion package. The act features dozens of new
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What Are Solvency Ratios? Solvency ratios are primarily used to measure a company’s ability to meet its long-term obligations. In general, a solvency ratio measures the size of a company’s profitability and compares it to its obligations. By interpreting a solvency ratio, an analyst or investor can gain insight into how likely a company will
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Environmentalists protesting against development of the Cambo oilfield north-west of the Shetland Isles may cheer Shell’s decision last week to pull out of the controversial project. To some extent, the pressure that campaigners brought to bear on the company and on the UK government, which is yet to greenlight the project, has worked. While Shell
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By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue The grassroots movement toward working longer looks like it’s at a moment of reckoning. The ranks of retirees 55 + have grown by 3.5 million over the past two years, according to the Pew Research Center, much higher than the pre-pandemic rate. This shift is one reason some employers are struggling to have
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Eric Adams has about a month before his Jan. 1 swearing in as New York mayor to prepare for his first budget presentation. While he inherits a city with roughly $15 billion in multiple rounds of emergency federal funding, better-than-expected revenue and diminished outyear budget gaps, a raft of fiscal variables will confront him at
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Porter’s Five Forces Model is a helpful tool prospective investors use to help analyze the industry in which a certain company operates. The model, developed by Harvard Business School professor, Michael E. Porter in 1979, is used to analyze and identify five competitive forces that shape every industry while determining its strengths and weaknesses. The
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Sharing is Caring! by Martin Armstrong Numerous companies plan to fire unvaccinated employees once the vaccine mandate goes into effect. Thousands of people have already lost their livelihoods right before the holiday season. Those who choose their personal health over tyranny will become unemployed, and the impact on America’s workforce will be significant. Payrolls in the
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor In her thought-provoking new book, “The End of Bias: A Beginning,” science and culture journalist Jessica Nordell probes the science and practice of overcoming unconscious bias. That’s what happens quickly when we encounter a person or a situation and our reaction conflicts with our professed values. We see it a lot with
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[embedded content] (Kitco News) Gold’s safe-haven appeal is yet to kick in. The precious metal once again failed to hold the $1,800 an ounce level. And that’s despite high volatility in the U.S. equity space triggered by omicron fears. Here’s a look at Kitco’s top three stories of the week: 3. Fed Chair Jerome Powell
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The Roth IRA has skyrocketed in popularity with Americans looking to stash money away for retirement. In mid-2020, Roth IRAs were held by 26.3 million U.S. households, or 20.5%, according to data from the Investment Company Institute. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in late 2017, also provided a boost for Roths: The
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In this article ZEN Richard Drury | DigitalVision | Getty Images Company: Zendesk Inc. (ZEN) Business: Zendesk is a software development company that provides “software as a service” solutions for tracking, prioritizing, and solving customer support tickets across various channels. The company’s offerings include Zendesk Chat, a live chat software to connect with customers on
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