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Hermione Granger | Moment | Getty Images In the last few weeks, bitcoin has been on a wild ride, surging to record highs and then wiping hundreds of billions of dollars from the cryptocurrency market days later. The volatility shows why curious investors should pause before putting money into the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin had an epic
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getty The three-martini lunch has been getting a lot of attention lately, thanks mostly to President Trump. For much of the last year, the president has been urging lawmakers to restore the tax deduction for business meals (and libations) to its former glory. And after months of spirited debate, he’s gotten his way, thanks to the recently enacted
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Capitalism produces a dizzying array of products and, in the process, generates an enormous amount of wealth. But capitalism creates a problem in that the gains from economic activity have become increasingly concentrated in a sliver of the population. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, half of the population had seen little increase in real wages
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Billionaire global investor Barry Sternlicht said Thursday he’s concerned about the long-term viability of current conditions in the stock market, warning that some aspects feel reminiscent of the dot-com bubble back in the 1990s. “I don’t think we’re having a problem in the stock market near term,” Sternlicht said on “Squawk Box.” “The stimulus is
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People line up in their cars to receive food assistance in Groveland, Florida, near Orlando, on Dec. 9, 2020. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images ‘Totally egregious’ U.S. Labor Department data issued Thursday provides the first glimpse of how delays from Congress and the president affected benefits. More than 1.7 million people dropped off Pandemic Unemployment
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getty Retired IRS economist Kim Bloomquist discusses his findings of geographic — and perhaps race and class — bias in the tax agency’s selection of audits. This post has been edited for length and clarity. William Hoffman: Welcome to Tax Notes Talk, Kim Bloomquist. Kim Bloomquist: Thank you for inviting me. William Hoffman: You worked for the IRS for 20 years
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing in Washington, DC, U.S., September 24, 2020. Drew Angerer | Reuters There likely will be no nasty tweets in the middle of the night excoriating the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. Nor will its officials be
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Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty Images As some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering. But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks. Christine
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It was fascinating to watch Treasury-secretary designate Janet Yellen and several Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee dance their delicate deficit dance at Yellen’s confirmation hearing yesterday. For her part, Yellen had to pitch President Biden’s willingness to “act big” with substantial new spending programs that would add trillions of dollars to the $20
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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the … [+] Treasury, participates remotely in a Senate Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images It was fascinating to watch Treasury-secretary designate Janet Yellen and several Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee dance their delicate deficit
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