Working remotely is an increasingly popular option for many people, given how expensive it can be to live where many of the jobs are. But can you earn enough to get by while working from home? To help you find out, career-advice website FlexJobs, using data from salary and compensation site PayScale, compiled a list of the 14 most common remote jobs in their database and their average pay. Some of the salaries exceed $57,617 a year, which is the U.S. median household income. The No. 1 most common remote job, in fact, pays almost $90,000 a year on average. While some of the job titles on the list, like "nurse" or "teacher," may sound more like conventional in-person positions, FlexJob is drawing
Ever since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a ruling that prevents some master limited partnerships from using an important tax allowance, analysts have been defending the stocks, not that it has mattered. Maybe it's because the situation is more complicated than it seems? That appears the case. In a note today, East Daley Capital’s Justin Carlson tried to parse the impact on various MLPs. He classifies Tallgrass (TEP), Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Enable Partners (ENBL) among those with minimal exposure, although they've each suffered large drops this week. Oneok (OKE) , meanwhile, has three pipelines with “significant” exposure, but those make up just a small percentage
Warren Buffett is giving Berkshire Hathaway shareholders an amazing deal for his services. In a world where Wall Street firms give lavish compensation to their managers even as many underperform the stock market, the Oracle of Omaha gets paid just $100,000 in salary per year. "Due to Mr. Buffett's and Mr. Munger's desire that their compensation remain unchanged, the Committee has not proposed an increase in Mr. Buffett's or Mr. Munger's compensation," Berkshire Hathaway said in a securities filing Friday. The company said Buffett's compensation hasn't changed in more than 25 years. Meanwhile, Buffett manages Berkshire's $170 billion stock portfolio and guided the company's market value to a 20.9
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired on March 16 — two days before his retirement. Now McCabe may not be able to receive his pension benefits for at least five years. A pension is a defined benefit retirement plan most commonly seen for US government employees, in which an employee contributes to the plan during their tenure and an employer guarantees a post-retirement payout.
Shares of a software company that bought assets of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) toppled more than 50 percent on Monday after the company cut its revenue forecast and its chief executive resigned. U.K.-based Micro Focus International said it now expects revenue to fall anywhere between 6 and 9 percent for the twelve months ending October 31, 2018, significantly lower than the 2 to 4 percent decline it predicted in its interim January results. This was due largely to "one-off transitional effects" of the firm's $8.8 billion takeover of HPE's software assets last year, and issues associated with the implementation of a new IT system, Micro Focus said. HPE was formed in late 2015 as a result of the split of HP into two companies.
Abra CEO Bill Barhydt on creating an app that allows people to invest in 20 cryptocurrencies and 50 fiat currencies through the use of bitcoin and litecoin.
Consumer confidence is at its highest level in 14 years, so it’s time to lighten up on stocks and build up cash. You read that right: The stock market tends to perform worse when consumer confidence is high. That is the conclusion I reached upon analyzing the S&P 500’s SPX, -1.42% correlation to the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index — which last Friday reached its highest level since 2004. (See chart, below.) Specifically, I compared each month’s index reading with how the stock market performed over the subsequent month-, quarter-, year-, and two-year period. I also measured how the S&P 500 reacts to big jumps or declines in the index. I then did the same for the Conference Board’s
The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries. The company also announced it was releasing any victims of or witnesses to Weinstein's alleged misconduct from non-disclosure agreements preventing them from speaking out. "Since October, it has been reported that Harvey Weinstein used non-disclosure agreements as a secret weapon to silence his accusers.
Opportunity and peril in Tesla’s stock are ahead. Let’s explore the issue with a chart. Chart Please click here for an annotated chart of Tesla TSLA, -0.96% stock. Please observe the following from the chart: • The chart shows a key psychological level of $300 drawn in white. • The chart shows a support zone drawn in yellow around the key psychological level. • The chart shows Tesla Whac-a-Mole. Lately when there is bad news for Tesla, buyers step in around $300, often driving the stock higher. In the past month, investors drove the stock to $357. • The chart shows that Tesla’s stock is below the 200-day moving average. There is no magic by itself to the 200-day moving average. However, many
Sooner Trend Anadarko basin Canadian and Kingfisher counties - where companies such as Marathon Oil and Devon Energy bought up acreage following the oil slump in 2014. Leading the pack is Oklahoma-based Devon Energy Corp, which expects its STACK production to reach 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) by the end of 2018, up from 107,000 boed a year ago. Devon, also a Permian operator, said in a presentation earlier this month that it has earmarked more than 95 percent of its STACK budget for Meramec although it did not disclose dollar values.
Shares of MuleSoft were briefly halted on Tuesday after news reports that the company is in advanced talks to sell itself to Salesforce. Shares of MuleSoft, were briefly halted on Tuesday after Reuters reported that the company was in advanced talks to sell itself to Salesforce. By the end of the day, Salesforce announced the deal.
Some on Wall Street are suggesting the run in shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has been “nothing short of miraculous.” Personally, I beg to disagree. What exactly makes Micron stock’s price run so spectacularly fortuitous as one CNBC writer noted Monday? Also backing this bullish view, the “miraculous” returns Micron stock has seen thus far not only appear well-deserved when looking at the price chart, but still priced at a discount to its potential since MU is looking much leaner than the broader market’s long-in-the-tooth bull run.
Oracle Corp. (ORCL) shares fell sharply Tuesday after the business software group posted weaker-than-expected sales for its fiscal third quarter as revenue from its newly developed cloud computing division missed Wall Street forecasts. Oracle reported a net loss of $4.02 billion for the three months ended in February after the close of trading Monday, thanks in large part to a $6.9 billion charge linked to changes in the U.S. corporate tax code last year. Adjusted earnings of 83 cents a share topped Wall Street estimates, but a weaker-than-forecast $1.57 billion in cloud sales, as well as overall quarterly revenues of $9.77 billion, fell modestly shy of analysts' forecasts. "During FY17, I
Since December 2016, the S&P 500 has climbed more than 21%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than 25%. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) stock is down nearly 55% during that time. Things just look very bleak for GE stock right now.
Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) List today: Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI): This company that provides truckload transportation and brokerage services has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year
The U.S. antitrust trial against AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Inc. opened with clashes over whether the Justice Department should be allowed to introduce internal company documents that it claims contain “startling” admissions. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is weighing arguments from the department’s antitrust division and AT&T about the standards for allowing the documents as evidence in the trial, which began Monday in federal court in Washington. The dispute could be key to the government’s argument that the Time Warner takeover should be blocked on antitrust grounds.
Warren Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made only one “sensible” stand-alone acquisition last year, and it didn’t do much for his growing pile of cash. Berkshire paid $2.76 billion for its 38.6 percent stake in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, the owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, according to an insurance filing. Berkshire didn’t disclose the purchase price when it announced the deal in October, and hasn’t revealed the figure in subsequent reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Apple and IBM have teamed up on an artificial intelligence service that is intended to make it easier for business customers to create apps. The service is an expansion of a nearly four-year old partnership between Apple and IBM in which the two companies create corporate apps together for Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. The partnership capitalizes on Apple’s consumer technology-know how and IBM’s expertise in enterprise technology.
Did you miss "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are some of Jim Cramer's top takeaways. In an "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric (EMR) , a company Cramer said has put more money in shareholders' pockets than any other he's seen. Farr said Emerson's automation business continues to be their strongest, and the company is benefiting from both tax reform and regulation reform. After years of underinvesting, Farr said, American manufacturing is now poised to begin reinvesting. When asked about tariffs, Farr said they're just part of the Trump package and Emerson "will work through it." He was encouraged by the appointment of Larry Kudlow
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is a great American company which is in headline crisis mode. For a while now, FB stock sporadically comes under pressure over data impropriety. Case in point this morning we learned of yet another situation where Facebook account data were misused.
Only a couple of days ago, the general perception on driverless cars was that these are incredibly safe and hence boring. A self-driving test vehicle from the leading ridesharing company Uber Technologies Inc. struck and killed a 49-year-old woman in Tempe, AZ. Uber has said that it will fully co-operate in the investigation and suspended tests of all its self-driving vehicles on public roads in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Toronto and the greater Phoenix area.
In February, Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN started offering two-hour Whole Foods delivery to its Prime members. Almost all retail giants are pumping in more money and either acquiring or partnering with delivery service companies for same-day delivery to stay ahead in the race. Amazon set the ball rolling by playing to its strength — a strong delivery wing — when it started offering free-two-hour delivery service from Whole Food stores to its Prime members in February.
The federal investigation of Wells Fargo’s retail-banking sales practices has been a headache for advisors in its wealth-management unit because it tainted the entire company and carried the potential to scare away clients. The headaches are probably going to get worse, because now that probe is looking directly at the wealth-management business, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Both the Justice Department and the SEC are conducting the investigation into the wealth-management unit, and FBI agents have been interviewing some of its employees in the Phoenix area, those sources said. Prosecutors and federal and state regulators have been looking into Wells
On today’s episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney provides tech investors with everything they need to know about Facebook FB and Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based political consulting firm that reportedly accessed the personal data of up to 50 million Facebook users. On Monday, Facebook shares witnessed one of their worst days in years in the wake of reports related to Cambridge Analytica. Stories published by The Observer and The New York Timesover the weekend suggested that Cambridge Analytica violated Facebook’s terms of service and had inappropriate access to user data and personal information.