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A big change in accounting will put $3 trillion in liabilities on corporate balance sheets
2019 marks the first time companies have to put operating leases onto their balance sheets.
These tools can prepare investors for threats lurking in the market
A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you test them out on your investments before they ever happen.
Mattel has worst day in nearly 20 years after undercutting analysts' 2019 estimates
Mattel had its worst day in nearly 20 years after undercutting analysts' 2019 estimates on Friday during an analyst meeting in New York.
Small banks you've never heard of quietly power the tech takeover of the financial industry
A small group of banks are handling the "financial" side of billion-dollar fintech start-ups.
Consumer sentiment surges higher than expected after government shutdown ends
Consumer sentiment gained more than expected in early February as the spending power recovered after the end of the longest government shutdown in history.
Berkshire trimmed its Apple stake, but it reportedly wasn't Buffett's idea
Berkshire Hathaway decreased its stake in Apple by nearly 3 million shares, to 249.5 million, in the fourth quarter, but Warren Buffett reportedly had nothing to do with the selling.
XPO Logistics tanks after earnings miss, 2019 warning
Shares of XPO Logistics plummeted more than 13 percent after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings and issuing a dire warning about its business in 2019.
Charlie Munger says states have been 'stupid' for driving rich people away
Munger says, "There are a number of places that have shot themselves in the foot; Connecticut, California, New York City."
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to lay off 15% of its workforce
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to lay off about 2,000 people, or 15 percent of its workforce, this year, a source familiar with the situation said Friday, confirming Chinese media reports.
Markets are now only hoping US-China tariffs don't get worse on March 1, JP Morgan says
Markets have lowered their bar for what trade talk developments they will cheer, a J.P. Morgan Asset Management global market strategist, Hannah Anderson, said Friday.
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Nvidia, Truecar, CBS and more
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
Buffett's Berkshire reports new stake in Canada's Suncor, shares spike
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway added more than 10.8 million shares of Suncor in the fourth quarter, boosted its holdings of bank shares and trimmed its Apple stake, according to a filing.
Economists slash growth for fourth quarter after big retail sales drop
Economists slashed GDP forecasts for the fourth quarter, and now see growth closer to 2 percent than 3 percent, after a surprise drop in December retail sales.
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: MGM Resorts, AIG, Marathon Oil & more
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Retail sales were so bad, it's either suspect data or a recession warning
The sudden and unexpected plunge in December's retail sales data raised new concerns about recession, but economists also say the biggest drop in nine years clashes with other data and may be suspect.
Fed Gov. Brainard sees 'downside risks' increasing, says balance sheet runoff should end this year
The central bank offiical endorses a patient approach on rate hikes, particularly considering "crosscurrents" that are building up for growth.
Wealthfront joins the battle for deposits with a high-yield cash account
Wealthfront is offering a no-fee cash account with a 2.24 percent interest rate.
China to reportedly boost purchases of US semiconductors to alleviate trade tensions
China is promising to buy semiconductors in an attempt to alleviate trade tensions with the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal.
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What we learned from this earnings season: Trade war is clouding outlook
The U.S.-China trade war is making corporate executives scratch their heads when it comes to their expectations for the future.
Fed may use rebound as motive to revive rate hikes, market researcher James Bianco warns
"The stock market is rallying basically for one reason: The Fed backed off," Bianco Research's James Bianco says.
Beware this Valentine's Day: Romance scams cost Americans $143 million last year
The Federal Trade Commission received a record 21,000 reports of romance scams in 2018, costing victims $143 million.
JP Morgan rolls out first US bank-backed cryptocurrency to transform payments business
Engineers at the lender have created the "JPM Coin," a digital token that will be used to instantly settle transactions in its wholesale payments business.
One of the world's largest crypto exchanges says it's still profitable 'even in this bear market'
"To date, even in this bear market, we still run a profitable business," Binance CFO Wei Zhou told CNBC.
Digital Currency Group CEO says most cryptocurrencies will fail, but bitcoin is still king
The thousands of cryptocurrencies that have popped up in the past few years will eventually be worthless, according to the CEO and founder of Digital Currency Group.
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Cisco, AIG, Yelp and more
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
Trump will get the weak dollar he likes from a China trade deal but not if he goes after Europe
A trade deal with China could stop the dollar's rise, but it may not stay down if President Donald Trump then turns his focus to tariffs on European cars.

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