TDAmeritrade's June's IMX reading of 5.15 marks a reversal in trend following two months of decline.
A unanimous Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the parents of a girl born with cerebral palsy can sue for damages after public school officials barred her service dog from her classroom. In the case of Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, the Napoleon Community school district in Michigan said that it had already provided a one-on-one support person to help the child at school, and the dog wasn’t needed. The family then sued on the child’s behalf in federal court to recover damages for the period when the dog was barred from the school, on the theory the child suffered emotional and social harm. A district court dismissed the lawsuit, saying that the family needed to find an administrative solution with the school under another act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (or IDEA).
The coffee giant's consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex. "We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question," CEO Howard Schultz wrote in a letter to Starbucks employees about the plan.
Amazon is so pleased with its performance in a new ranking of corporate reputations that it is giving customers a discount on Wednesday to celebrate its top-place finish. The online retail giant is offering an $8.62 discount on purchases of $50 or more
By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by the outgoing British colonial rulers. "Never in my judicial career have I seen a man falling from such a height," said High Court justice Andrew Chan in passing sentence.
Some people, including me, love to study the ins and outs of investments. Fortunately for those who don't, investing for retirement can be remarkably simple. Index funds--funds that track an investment benchmark rather than trying to beat it--aren't perfect.
Verizon, apparently not content with introducing one disruptive data plan, introduced another this week. On Monday, the U.S.’s largest carrier announced a new postpaid option that starts at $40 a month — a full $10 cheaper than the lowest-priced plan it previously sold. Customers, who pay upfront, get unlimited texting, calling, and 2GB of data per month, down slightly from the 5GB offered on its $50 prepaid plan.
Malaysian police said that they had identified two more suspects in the killing of Kim Jong Nam and that the two women who claimed they thought they were shooting a prank video were trained for the crime. Photo: Kyodo/AP
It may sound like a simple strategy, but the fact that the vast majority of Americans fall short of millionaire status proves that it's easier said than done. Spending more than you earn can put you in a dangerous hole of debt.
Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European plane maker's profits plunging last year and will weigh on the company's financial prospects through next year, even as it forecast a rise in aircraft deliveries and demand. Airbus CEO Tom Enders acknowledged that "the jury is still out on the long-term success" of the A400M, but insisted "it's absolutely necessary" to maintain it as long as European militaries depend on it. Airbus' commercial plane forecast was more upbeat, after a year that saw a rise in deliveries but a drop in orders.
When researchers for a recent IPSOS/USA Today survey asked 45-to-65-year olds how prepared they felt for retirement, 59% responded that they felt very or somewhat prepared. All of which suggests some people could be in for a rude awakening come retirement time. To get a better handle on whether you’re really on track when it comes to retirement, ask yourself these three key questions.
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Wednesday its mass-market Model 3 sedan was on track for volume production by September, relieving investors who see the electric vehicle as the avenue to profitability for the young company. Tesla, whose shares rose 2.9 percent to $281.64 after the bell, beat analysts' expectations for revenue, while its adjusted loss missed the consensus target. Up to Wednesday's close, Tesla's stock had risen 53.9 percent in the last 12 months.
When Chloe Bridgewater, who is a big fan of tablets and computers, was told by her father Andy Bridgewater that the conglomerate Google has bean bags, slides and go-karts at their offices, she decided to let the company know how interested she was in working there. “My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job at Google. While Chloe knows she has quite a few years until she can actually apply, Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to her handwritten note with his own message of encouragement.
Many Americans cross their fingers at tax time, hoping for a huge refund from the federal government. At the very least, they want to break even. The vast majority of filers — more than 70 percent — do get money back from the government, with the average
Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after resigning as an editor at Breitbart News. Yiannopoulos opened his remarks to reporters by saying two men, including a priest, had touched him inappropriately when he was between the ages of 13 and 16. The apology followed days of criticism from fellow conservatives after the release of video clips in which Yiannopoulos appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13.
Investors in Chesapeake Energy Corporation CHK need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. What is Implied Volatility? Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other.
Spectacular drone footage shows water pouring into Lake Berryessa's Morning Glory Spillway for the first time in nearly 10 years, after rains eased California's long drought. Photo/Video: Evan Kilkus via Storyful
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you. The idea is that when your money is on the line — and not the insurance company's — you'll look for the best value and do your part to curb national health care spending. The Affordable Care Act's fate is up in the air as President Donald Trump and Congress weigh plans to overhaul the law.
Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) share common roots -- the former spun off the latter in 2008 to divide the world between them. Altria serves the U.S. market while Philip Morris has international scope, but the two have both used the power of the Marlboro brand to build up impressive businesses. Yet going forward, the two companies have slightly different approaches to the tobacco industry, and some investors want to know which of the two stocks looks like a stronger pick for the future. Let's look more closely at Philip Morris International and Altria Group to see which one compares more favorably on some key metrics. Valuation and stock performance Philip Morris
International mining giant Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is up 104 percent in the past year, but some analysts say it's still a buy after its substantial run. When I look at a chart of Freeport-McMoRan here, what a great bottoming setup here. Let us translate: A "head and shoulders" technical pattern typically points to a bullish-to-bearish reversal in a chart, and thus an inverted pattern would suggest Freeport-McMoRan could take a leg higher, on this technical basis.
By Sankalp Phartiyal and Devidutta Tripathy MUMBAI (Reuters) - Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit will charge for its services from April, ending an almost seven month spree of free calls and data that shook up India's telecoms sector and helped the new arrival rack up more than 100 million users. The shift to paid services, even at a sharp discount to established players, will test the appeal of Jio and the fundamentals behind a $20 billion investment in telecoms by Reliance - one of the world's largest energy groups. In a speech broadcast live on company social media accounts, Reliance owner and India's richest man Mukesh Ambani announced Jio had passed the 100 million subscriber mark and its service would cover most of the country's billion-plus population by the end of the year.
Profitability soared at Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE:VLRS) during 2015 and the first half of 2016. However, the carrier has run into significant headwinds recently, largely driven by Donald Trump's surprising success during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, culminating in his victory last November. President Trump's anti-NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) rhetoric has caused a sharp decline in the value of the Mexican peso, driving up Volaris' unit costs. Meanwhile, uncertainty about the recent U.S. immigration crackdown has depressed demand for transborder travel. As a result, Volaris will face a tough operating environment in 2017. Volaris' earnings momentum cools In 2015,
It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Kinder Morgan, Inc. KMI. Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts. Kinder Morgan reported fourth-quarter 2016 earnings of $0.19 per share from continuing operations.
The stock market (^GSPC) continues to rally to new all-time highs, despite stretched valuations and the uncertain outlook for earnings. In a recent research note, Gluskin Sheff’s David Rosenberg identified 10 reasons to be cautious on the markets. The S&P 500 has now gapped up nearly 8% above its 200 day moving average, another sign of an overextended stock market.
Most of the attention being paid to the two memoranda from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that implements President Trump’s executive order on Immigration has focused on the elements of the directives that are clear and unambiguous. The two memoranda, dated February 20, order numerous concrete moves by the agencies that enforce the country’s immigration laws. Both ICE and Customs and Border Protection have been instructed to build new detention facilities near the border with Mexico, presumably to accommodate a large influx of detainees.
Jim Cramer wants investors to know that it's possible to get ahead, but it requires doing homework before picking individual stocks. When Cramer was growing up, he had to learn how to invest the hard way. Pop had money in a bank account, but it didn't pay much interest.