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3:44 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Do growing calls for antitrust action threaten the S&P 500 index as the 2020 election nears? Investors should note there is a growing bipartisan consensus over antitrust regulationAs the 2020 U.S. elections come in to focus, investors are turning their attention to potential policy changes that could have a major impact on the U.S. economy and stock market.
2:25 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Associated Press
Giuliani associates could face upgraded indictment, prosecutor says Arrests of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have turned spotlight on Rudy Giuliani’s role in Ukraine dealingsAn upgraded indictment is likely in the criminal case against two Rudy Giuliani associates with ties to Ukraine, a prosecutor said Monday.
6:56 a.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Democratic senators target Big Tech with privacy bill, but analyst say it’s unlikely to become law The measure ‘will likely throw yet another wrench in the yearlong effort to pass bipartisan data privacy legislation,’ analysts say Four Democratic senators have rolled out a bill that aims to provide better protections of personal data in Washington’s latest response to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and other Silicon Valley foul-ups.
6:38 p.m. Nov. 25, 2019 - Associated Press
CEO of Australia’s Westpac Bank resigns over money-laundering scandal Brian Hartzer gets 12 months’ notice, will keep his $2.7 million salaryThe chief executive of Australia’s second biggest bank plans to resign following accusations Westpac committed 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws.
10:27 a.m. Nov. 23, 2019 - Associated Press
Bloomberg vows to refuse donations, presidential salary if he runs for president One of the richest men in the world, Bloomberg is sending every indication he has decided to enter the crowded Democratic presidential primary electionMichael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement.
11:40 a.m. Nov. 22, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends up over 100 points, but trade concerns pull stock market lower for the week China’s Xi emphasized he isn’t ‘afraid to fight back’ in trade negotiations with the U.S.All three major indexes closed the week lower after investors shrugged off positive comments on a trade deal by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
1:02 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks push higher, bolstered by optimism over a U.S.-China trade deal SES, EasyJet among stocks on the moveEuropean stocks are climbing on Tuesday, bolstered by gains for banks and mining stocks
11:17 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - Associated Press
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer’s campaign reportedly offered money in exchange for endorsements Payments in exchange for endorsements would violate campaign finance laws if not disclosed — there’s no evidence that such payments were acceptedPayments in exchange for endorsements would violate campaign finance laws if not disclosed — there’s no evidence that such payments were accepted.
9:30 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Are Big Tech acquisitions feeding antitrust probes? ‘By attempting this deal at this moment, Google is signaling that it will continue to flex and expand its power in spite of this immense scrutiny,’ Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., saysAlphabet Inc.’s proposed $2.1 billion acquisition of smartwatch maker Fitbit Inc., announced on Friday, vividly illustrates the concerns of lawmakers and privacy advocates in the ability of tech behemoths to accumulate and amass even more consumer data -- down to their heart rates.
11:57 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - Barrons.com
Antitrust Probes Could Hamper Big Tech Shares for Years, Goldman Warns Investors may be underestimating the potential impact of antitrust action on shares of large technology companies, Goldman Sachs’s chief U.S. equity strategist says.
5:31 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - Barrons.com
The New Frontier The royal commission into banking revealed the dark side of the financial advice industry, but the exercise must be the first step in creating a stronger, more transparent sector
11:01 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump calls Chicago ‘embarrassing to us as a nation’ Trump rips Supt. Eddie Johnson of the Chicago Police Department for not coming to the eventTrump ripped Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for not coming to the event and claimed, ‘all over the world they’re talking about Chicago. Afghanistan is a safe place by comparison.’
1:40 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: ‘I actually don’t know if Libra is going to work’ — his doubts are shared by millions of Americans Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra could be a ‘red line’ some people won’t cross Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra could be a ‘red line’ some people won’t crossFacebook’s cryptocurrency Libra could be a ‘red line’ some people won’t cross.
7:15 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook’s Zuckerberg faces Capitol Hill heat on Libra, elections fraud ‘This has been a challenging few years for Facebook,’ Zuckerberg says in a measured toneBetween skepticism about Facebook Inc.’s ability to safeguard against election fraud to outright skepticism over its cryptocurrency project Libra, the company’s embattled chief executive impassively fielded a torrent of contentious questions from members of the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.
11:18 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - Associated Press
Facebook antitrust probe now includes 47 attorneys general Bipartisan group investigating whether Facebook’s dominance is hurting competitionFacebook’s latest foes: nearly every U.S. state.
9:14 a.m. Oct. 21, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
Zuckerberg unveils Facebook’s new security measures to combat 2020 election interferenceFacebook Inc. says it has fortified its digital defenses to eradicate meddling in elections, and it’s already thwarted new interference attempts from Russian and Iran as a result.
10:44 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Andrew Yang says $1,000 a month for every American will create a ‘trickle-up economy’ — here’s what 2020 Democrats say about universal basic income Candidates clashed at Tuesday’s debate over whether UBI, a $15 minimum wage, or guaranteed federal jobs would be betterCandidates clashed at Tuesday’s debate over whether UBI, a $15 minimum wage, or guaranteed federal jobs would be better.
1:19 p.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Elizabeth Warren fights back against Facebook policy with ad targeting Mark Zuckerberg Meanwhile, Zuckerberg explains meetings with conservative lawmakers, commentatorsDemocratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
10:03 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Brett Arends
The end of ‘resort fees’ could be at hand Congress takes aim at the controversial fees, which still take some travelers by surpriseCongress takes aim at the controversial fees, which still take some travelers by surprise.
6:08 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Sanders leads in third-quarter fundraising, followed by Warren as Biden lags Biden brings in $15.2 million, behind Sanders’s $25.3 million, Warren’s $24.6 million and Buttigieg’s $19.1 million Presidential campaigns have revealed their fundraising totals for the third quarter ahead of an Oct. 15 deadline, when figures must be disclosed to the Federal Election Commission.
7:26 a.m. Oct. 12, 2019 - By Michael Brush
These battered biotech stocks are now buying opportunities as Elizabeth Warren climbs in the polls Warren’s health-care reform crusade rattles biotech investors — but that’s not the industry’s only problemSen. Elizabeth Warren’s health-care reform crusade is rattling biotech investors — but that’s not the industry’s only problem, writes Michael Brush.
3:39 p.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - Associated Press
House Democrats subpoena arrested Giuliani associates as part of impeachment inquiry The subpoenas came just hours after the two men were arrested for campaign finance violationsThe subpoenas came just hours after the two men were arrested for campaign finance violations.
6:45 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - Barrons.com
Interactive Brokers Shares Can Double: Portfolio Manager This stock faces modest near-term headwinds, but it should reward patient investors with attractive returns in the next few years.
4:20 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Bernie Sanders unveils plan targeting money in politics as concerns grow over his heart attack Some pundits are raising questions about the 78-year-old Vermont senator’s presidential bid after his health scare, though Sanders says: ‘I feel great’Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday takes the wraps off a plan targeting Corporate America’s role in politics, with the move coming as some pundits raise questions about his campaign following his heart attack last week.
6:14 a.m. Oct. 6, 2019 - By Jon Swartz
The millionaire behind California’s landmark privacy law wants to get even tougher on Big Tech Real-estate developer Alastair Mactaggart crafts second ballot measure to strengthen law that still hasn’t gone into effectThe real-estate magnate behind California’s landmark privacy law is at it again. This time, Alastair Mactaggart has crafted a ballot initiative that would be even tougher on companies that collect broad swaths of personal information.
4:29 p.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Defiant Trump calls on China to also investigate the Bidens President plows past criticism as impeachment efforts continue to gain steamPresident Donald Trump on Thursday publicly encouraged China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office.
7:38 a.m. Oct. 2, 2019 - Associated Press
Judge rules FCC had right to abandon net neutrality but frees states to enact their own standardsThe federal court ruled the FCC could drop net-neutrality rules, but also stated that states could pass their own regulations.
12:43 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Meet the quiet Christian money manager who’s comfortably beating the market, and people who live on the coast are typically happier than those who don’t Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance storiesTuesday’s top personal finance stories
11:46 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump’s primary challengers struggle to raise money Not even the beginning of an impeachment inquiry against Trump could give the campaigns a fundraising boostNot even the beginning of an impeachment inquiry against Trump could give the campaigns a fundraising boost.
7:10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
Now we know the stock market won’t care if Trump falls ‘The markets would crash,’ he says, but they rose as he slouched toward impeachmentAs momentum to impeach Donald Trump grew, the stock market mostly shrugged off the news.
10:32 a.m. Sept. 28, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump re-election campaign rakes in $13 million two days following Pelosi impeachment announcementTrump and the Republican National Committee raised $5 million from online donors, campaign manager Brad Parscale said. In addition to the online money, he was expected to have raised $5 million at a Wednesday night fundraiser, followed by an additional $3 million from a Thursday breakfast, according to an RNC official.
7:54 a.m. Sept. 28, 2019 - Associated Press
For Ukraine help, Giuliani turned to unlikely Florida fixers Documents show Parnas and Fruman made hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations to Republicans while facing lawsuits from disgruntled investors over unpaid debtsWhen President Donald Trump wanted Ukrainian authorities to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani turned to an unlikely pair of fixers: two Soviet-born business partners from Florida.
3:00 p.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - Barrons.com
Letters to Barron’s Readers sound off on the opioid crisis, Leon Cooperman, and Vanguard’s PS&G securities
3:56 a.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump campaign capitalizes on impeachment threat, raising millions from supporters this week One state-level Republican group is fundraising with an ‘Impeach This’ T-shirt, with half of proceeds going to Trump campaignThe Trump 2020 campaign has been working this week to capitalize on the impeachment inquiry launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asking donors to contribute to an “Impeachment Defense Task Force” and attracting millions of dollars in donations.
11:47 a.m. Sept. 26, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Dropped 80 Points Because Investors Have Been Burned by Trade Hopes One Too Many Times Stocks closed right below the break-even line on Thursday as investors digested the latest developments in Trump’s impeachment saga and its potential impact on the economy.
11:25 a.m. Sept. 26, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Stocks close slightly lower as trade optimism sours, investors keep eye on impeachment Peloton shares off to a weak start in trading debutU.S. stocks ended slightly lower Thursday, despite a late afternoon rally that briefly flipped the S&P into positive territory, as investors digested negative trade developments and drama in Washington.
10:40 a.m. Sept. 25, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Big-Tech Backlash Isn’t Going Away, Even if Washington Is Distracted Efforts to impose new regulations on big-cap tech companies aren’t likely to stop, regardless of Congress’s current focus on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
4:33 a.m. Sept. 25, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Here’s how a move towards impeaching Trump might hurt investors, says Allianz Critical information for the U.S. trading dayEven if impeachment proceedings against President Trump never come to anything, our call of the day from Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors says worries are stacking up for investors anyway.
6:17 a.m. Sept. 20, 2019 - Associated Press
McConnell changes tune on federal money to shore up election security Senate Appropriations Committee approved the money on a bipartisan voice voteKentucky Republican announced in a floor speech in advance of the Appropriations Committee vote that he would support the funding, which had bipartisan support on the funding panel.
3:35 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - Associated Press
Mark Zuckerberg meets with Trump, gets grilled by Senate critic Facebook should sell Instagram, WhatsApp to prove it’s serious about data privacy, Hawley saysThe Senate’s most vocal critic of the tech industry offered a challenge Thursday to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you’re serious about protecting data privacy.
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