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SpaceX is set for its most important milestone, a launch that may well define the future of the U.S. space program. Elon Musk’s company plans to launch two NASA astronauts on Wednesday — the first crewed mission in SpaceX history. The mission, called Demo-2, is technically the final test flight of the company’s spacecraft. Regardless
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Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Source: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel A small firm is looking to make a change at a real estate investment trust, an area typically tough for activism. Company: CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (CMCT) Business: Real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, owns, and operate Class A and office assets in the United States. Stock market
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WASHINGTON — The beaten-down banking sector will remain under pressure through 2025 even as the economy recovers, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.  In its latest “Global Financial Stability Report,” the IMF found banks across nine advanced economies will struggle to generate profits over the next five years as the coronavirus pandemic causes a sustained period of
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Ricky Sandler, founder and chief executive officer of Eminence Capital LP, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images A hedge fund chief who had a bullish view of the stock market when
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday that large retailers in the U.S. such as Walmart benefited from the coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses, contending this week’s earnings reports will reflect the top-heavy nature of the economy.  “It looks like the big guys won. You have them basically cordoned off as essential services. So many other companies, little companies, medium,
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Consumer spending plunged by a record 16.4% in April, but one category saw a bounce: nonstore retailers. Included in this category, which saw an 8.4% month-over-month increase, is online shopping. With much of the country under shelter-in-place orders during April, consumers increasingly turned towards e-commerce giants like Amazon for their shopping needs. Other retailers are
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that investors cannot ignore the rising popularity of plant-based meat products.  “This movement is happening. You’ve got to get on the bus or … get left behind,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  Cramer acknowledged there are not huge sales just yet for a company like Beyond Meat, which after-the-bell Tuesday
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Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC (Follow live updates of Berkshire’s annual meeting here.) Warren Buffett said Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway is still sitting on its massive cash hoard because the conglomerate hasn’t found a company to buy at an attractive price.  “We have not done anything, because we don’t see anything that attractive to
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Charles Munger David A. Grogan | CNBC Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, will not be taking questions at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting alongside Warren Buffett as the coronavirus pandemic forces changes to the widely anticipated event. Instead, it will be Greg Abel, Berkshire’s vice chairman of non-insurance operations, taking previously submitted questions
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Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman said Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the coronavirus crisis will “likely” change capitalism forever and that taxes will need to be raised soon. “When the government is called upon to protect you on the downside, they have every right to regulate you on the upside,” Cooperman said. “So capitalism is
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Publicly traded companies like Shake Shack are damaging their reputations by trying to access money meant for small businesses, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said Monday.  Shake Shack initially secured a $10 million loan through the Paycheck Protection Program, but announced Sunday it would be returning the money after accessing other kinds of capital through the public markets. “Shake Shack
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