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Virgin Galactic shares surged on Friday after the space tourism venture announced its next spaceflight test will carry founder Sir Richard Branson. The mission – with two pilots guiding spacecraft VSS Unity carrying Branson alongside three Virgin Galactic employees – plans to launch on July 11 from the company’s operations hub at Spaceport America in
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Jason York | Getty Images State lawmakers around the country are increasingly tackling the retirement-savings gap head on. Maine has become the latest jurisdiction to enact a law to require most employers that don’t offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll their workers in an individual retirement account through a state-administered program. The New York
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Bitcoin’s reliance on large-scale mining infrastructure and geographic concentration has been thrown into sharp relief by China’s recent mining crackdown. In May, China announced that it would be getting tough on crypto mining and trading as a response to financial risks. The nation’s crackdown on crypto is not new, rather it’s a reiteration of previous
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[embedded content] http://www.witradeschool.com  In episode #157 of the Trading Stocks Made Easy Podcast, Tyrone Jackson discusses Six Figure Trading Tips. Follow Tyrone’s weekly trades at: http://www.witradeschool.com Experienced traders know that discipline is the key to success. Inexperienced traders lose significant amount of trading capital when greed trumps discipline. Take Tyrone Jackson’s advice and you, too, can
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Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images The age when older Americans must start making withdrawals from retirement accounts could change yet again. Under a provision in proposed retirement legislation pending in Congress, required minimum distributions, or RMDs, would start at age 75 by 2032, up from age 72 — which only took effect last year
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[embedded content] Aluminium is lightweight, durable, and 100% recyclable. It’s also a key input for numerous industries. But today, the aluminum sector contributes about one percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Now though, the London Metal Exchange is planning to launch a platform for low-carbon aluminium, hoping to encourage more sustainable production. But critics say
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Over the last five years, it seems as if Amazon.com has become the digital Walmart of the world.  Amazon stocks and delivers hundreds of thousands of products in over 10,000 categories that range from camera equipment to candles to baby clothing.   Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. According to Forbes, Mr. Bezos
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The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association is asking the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to explicitly exempt sophisticated institutional investors from certain standards under the MSRB’s suitability rule following its recent revision attempting to harmonize the rule with Regulation Best Interest. Leslie Norwood, SIFMA’s head of municipal securities, filed a letter to that effect with
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A US inflation measure closely watched by the Federal Reserve posted its biggest year-on-year jump since the 1990s in April, rising more than expected and fuelling concerns about price increases. The commerce department’s core personal consumption expenditure index, which strips out volatile food and energy costs, rose 3.1 per cent last month compared to a
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: AMC Entertainment (AMC) – The movie theater operator’s shares jumped another 15.4% in premarket trading, following four straight days of gains and a nearly 36% surge in Thursday’s session alone. AMC – popular among the so-called “meme” stocks – has more than doubled
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