Politicians have share buybacks in their sights — and Goldman Sachs has the perfect...

Goldman Sachs says investors have options if companies are forced to cut back on buybacks. Companies are expected to announce more than $1 trillion in buybacks this year, and some legislators — especially Democrats — are criticizing that massive spending. They argue that companies are boosting their share prices instead of making capital investments or…

Apple’s new Apple Card credit card doesn’t have any hidden fees or late-payment charges

When Apple's first physical credit card launches this summer, it'll come standard with something people love: no hidden or annoying fees. The Apple Card, announced on stage at Apple's March event on Monday, will have no international fees or over-limit fees, and, perhaps most notably, no fees for missing a payment, Apple said. The white…

LIVE: Apple unveils its vision for the future of television

Apple's long-rumored video service is finally expected to debut on Monday. The company is holding an event at the Steve Jobs Theater at its Apple Park campus, where it's also likely to unveil a news subscription package, alongside some other announcements. The video service, which will reportedly offer access to new Apple original shows, as…

Apple just announced Apple News+, a news subscription service

Apple announced a news subscription news service, Apple News+, on Monday during a special event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Starting today, Apple News+ will curate articles from more than 300 news outlets and magazines via the Apple New app for a monthly fee of $9.99. Magazines and articles included with the Apple…

Forget the yield curve. Morgan Stanley says investors should be focused on a superior...

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several days, you've probably been swept up in yield curve mania. Friday marked a momentous occasion for the bond market, as the spread between 3-month and 10-year US Treasurys slipped into negative territory — or "inverted" — for the first time since 2007. This set…

BlackRock’s $1.3 billion tech deal highlights the asset manager’s ambitions to be a tech...

BlackRock's latest technology deal comes with a big price tag - $1.3 billion - but not much surprise for those watching the company. Instead, the acquisition underscores how the $6 trillion company has been positioning itself as more than just a money manager. On Friday, BlackRock said it would buy eFront, a Paris-based alternative investment…

Almost a year before he turned in his report, Mueller warned that much of...

Almost a year before turning in his report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump's campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned that much of the coverage of his probe wasn't accurate. A spokesman for Mueller's office issued a statement in April 2018 that said "many" stories about his investigation "have…

HP’s blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy’s former CEO Mike Lynch kicks off...

After nearly eight years of acrimony, HP and Autonomy founder Mike Lynch are finally heading for their $5.1 billion legal showdown on Monday. In a court battle that could last as long as nine months, and include explosive testimony from key players who have said little or nothing publicly about the case, HP's 2011 $11…

Recession fears trigger ‘sea of red’ in stock markets as traders flee to safety

Global stocks are in the red with recessionary warnings front and center on Monday. US futures are pointing down after Asian equities plummeted following a yield curve inversion last Friday, which signalled the bond market's increasing concern about global growth and US recession. Weaker industrial data out of Germany and dovish moves by the Federal…

Barr delivers conclusions from Mueller report: ‘While this report does not conclude that the...

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday delivered his highly anticipated summary of the special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the FBI's Russia investigation. Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 and was tasked with investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 US election. Mueller turned in his final report to Barr on Friday. Barr's conclusions…

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