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30 Sep

Five ways the U.S. elections could affect equity markets

Five Ways The U.S. Elections Could Affect Equity Markets

. By David Randall The upcoming U.S. presidential election will likely be an important catalyst for stock market moves in coming months, as investors gauge the probabilities of a contested vote and the policies a potential winner would enact. Here are five issues in Washington that investors say will be important for asset prices. 1) An orderly electi

30 Sep

Hedge Funds May Escape Fed Blame Over Market Mayhem in March

Hedge Funds May Escape Fed Blame Over Market Mayhem In March

. Randal Quarles, vice chairman of supervision at the Federal Reserve, listens during a panel discussion at the National Association of Business Economics' (NABE) Economic Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Quarles offered an optimistic view of the U.S. economy, suggesting it may be on the cusp of a sustained period of faster growth and reaffirming his s

30 Sep

Nikola CEO confident of closing deal with energy partner, shares up almost 21%

Nikola CEO Confident Of Closing Deal With Energy Partner, Shares Up Almost 21%

. U.S. Nikola's logo is pictured at an event held to present CNH's new full-electric and Hydrogen fuel-cell battery trucks in partnership with U.S. Nikola event in Turin By Ben Klayman DETROIT Nikola Corp (O:NKLA) Chief Executive Mark Russell said Wednesday he is confident the electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle startup will close a deal with an ene

30 Sep

Palantir surges 38% in New York debut, valuation at nearly $22 billion

Palantir Surges 38% In New York Debut, Valuation At Nearly $22 Billion

3/3Reuters. A person poses in front of a banner featuring the logo of Palantir Technologies (PLTR) at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the day of their initial public offering (IPO) in Manhattan, New York City 2/3 Shares of Palantir Technologies Inc (N:PLTR), the U.S. data analytics firm known for its work with the Central Intel

30 Sep

Dow Rides Tech, Consumer Stocks Higher as Mnuchin Stokes Stimulus Hopes

Dow Rides Tech, Consumer Stocks Higher As Mnuchin Stokes Stimulus Hopes

. By Yasin – The Dow surged Wednesday, driven by technology and consumer discretionary stocks on better-than-expected economic data and rising hopes U.S. lawmakers can reach a deal on another coronavirus stimulus package.The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.62%, or 444 points. The S&P 500 was up 1.15%, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.01%.Signs the labor

30 Sep

Bayer to cut more than 1.5 billion euros in costs

Bayer To Cut More Than 1.5 Billion Euros In Costs

. Logo of Bayer AG at a plant of the German pharmaceutical and chemical maker in Wuppertal BERLIN German drugs company Bayer AG (DE:BAYGn) announced plans on Wednesday for more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.76 billion)of cost cuts as of 2024, on top of savings announced in 2018, as it battles with a slowdown in the agricultural market. The cash

30 Sep

Russian energy group InterRAO to invest $580 million in GE gas turbine JV

Russian Energy Group InterRAO To Invest $580 Million In GE Gas Turbine JV

. MOSCOW Russian state energy holding InterRAO (MM:IRAO) plans to invest up to 45 billion roubles ($580 million) in its gas turbines joint venture with General Electric (N:GE), Alexey Maslov, its head of strategy, said on Wednesday. Russia's power market has become attractive for Western producers of gas turbines as the country has started to moderni

30 Sep

EU approves Worldline purchase of Ingenico, subject to conditions

EU Approves Worldline Purchase Of Ingenico, Subject To Conditions

. Illustration picture shows a logo of payments company Worldline BRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Wednesday French payment company Worldline's (PA:WLN) 7.8 billion euro ($9.1 billion)acquisition of rival Ingenico (PA:INGC), subject to conditions. The Commission, which oversees competition policy in the 27-nation European Union, said that th

30 Sep

Wall Street jumps on stimulus hopes, upbeat data

Wall Street Jumps On Stimulus Hopes, Upbeat Data

2/2Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland 2/2 By Devik Jain and Shreyashi Sanyal Wall Street's main indexes jumped on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 on course for its best two-quarter gain since 2009, as investors reki

30 Sep

U.S. presidential debate reinforces election fears in options markets

U.S. Presidential Debate Reinforces Election Fears In Options Markets

. By April Joyner NEW YORK A fractious U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday night has done little to ease market worries that the results of the Nov. 3 election will be contested or uncertain, options markets showed. Futures on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), known as "Wall Street's fear gauge," continue to show investors bracing for market gyrations in

30 Sep

Nikola CEO confident of closing deal with energy partner, shares up 12%

Nikola CEO Confident Of Closing Deal With Energy Partner, Shares Up 12%

. U.S. Nikola's logo is pictured at an event held to present CNH's new full-electric and Hydrogen fuel-cell battery trucks in partnership with U.S. Nikola event in Turin By Ben Klayman DETROIT Nikola Corp (O:NKLA) Chief Executive Mark Russell said Wednesday he is confident the electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle startup will close a deal with an ene

30 Sep

Asana Opens 29% Above Reference Price in NYSE IPO

Asana Opens 29% Above Reference Price In NYSE IPO

. By Christiana --   Asana opened at $27 in its direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, which had set a reference price of $21. The workplace management software firm's founders include Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. Asana has registered 30 million shares. On a fully diluted basis and based on the $21 reference price, Asana would have a

30 Sep

Penn National Rises on Price Target Increases as Barstool Shows Promise

Penn National Rises On Price Target Increases As Barstool Shows Promise

. By Christiana -- Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) rose almost 6% after a strong Barstool Sportsbook launch that prompted a slew of price target increases. The Barstool app was introduced on Sept. 18 in Pennsylvania, and broke records for the most downloads ever for the launch of a new mobile sportsbook, Chief Executive Officer Jay Snowden said in a statement.

30 Sep

FAA administrator begins 737 MAX evaluation flight in Seattle

FAA Administrator Begins 737 MAX Evaluation Flight In Seattle

. Steve Dickson, Administrator of the FAA, speaks at the UK Aviation Club in London SEATTLE/WASHINGTON Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson began an evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX (N:BA) Wednesday in Seattle just before 9 a.m. PDT, a key milestone as the U.S. planemaker works to win approval to

30 Sep

Cruise Lines Rise Ahead of White House Meeting, Reports CDC Overruled

Cruise Lines Rise Ahead Of White House Meeting, Reports CDC Overruled

. By Christiana --  The cruise lines are going to Washington. Cruise companies rose ahead of a Friday meeting at the White House with the heads of the lines to discuss a return to the seas, CNBC said. There are also media reports that Vice President Mike Pence overruled officials from the Centers for Disease Control on a decision to extend the No Sail Order, set

30 Sep

A Quarter of Women Are Considering Scaling Back Careers

A Quarter Of Women Are Considering Scaling Back Careers

. Sheryl Sandberg Photographer: Michael Nagle/ -- A quarter of women are considering leaving the workforce or scaling back on their career aspirations because of the extra demands created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the annual study of women in the workplace released Wednesday by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org.Working mothers a

30 Sep

Mnuchin Sees One More Chance for Stimulus, as House Readies Vote

Mnuchin Sees One More Chance For Stimulus, As House Readies Vote

. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Pelosi expressed hope that there would be another round of stimulus talks, but gave no indication that Democrats would bend on their stance that the country needs $2.2 trillion in fresh aid. (Bloom

30 Sep

House panel approves FAA reform bill after Boeing 737 MAX crashes

House Panel Approves FAA Reform Bill After Boeing 737 MAX Crashes

. A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to reform the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aircraft certification process in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people

30 Sep

Nikola CEO confident of closing deal with energy partner, talks with GM continue

Nikola CEO Confident Of Closing Deal With Energy Partner, Talks With GM Continue

. DETROIT Nikola Corp (O:NKLA) Chief Executive Mark Russell said on Wednesday he remains confident the electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle startup will close a deal with an energy partner, and talks to finalize an alliance with General Motors Co continue. (N:GM) There had been reports Nikola's talks with energy firms including BP PLC (L:BP) had

30 Sep

Brookfield's BRK wins $354 million sanitation auction in Brazil's Maceio

Brookfield's BRK Wins $354 Million Sanitation Auction In Brazil's Maceio

. By Alberto Alerigi SAO PAULO Brazilian sanitation company BRK Ambiental, controlled by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc (TO:BAMa), on Wednesday won an auction to run water and sewage services in the northeastern city of Maceio with a 2 billion reais ($354 million) bid. While 89% of Maceio's 1.5 million inhabitants have access to water servic

30 Sep

Home Sales Contracts Hit Record With U.S. Housing Market Booming

Home Sales Contracts Hit Record With U.S. Housing Market Booming

. A realtor wearing a protective mask uses a smartphone to provide a virtual video tour of a home for sale in Sacramento, California. -- U.S. pending home sales rose more than expected in August, reaching the highest level on record as low mortgage rates fuel a housing rally.The National Association of Realtors’ index of contract signings to buy previo

30 Sep

Industrials, tech stocks lift Wall Street at the end of choppy month

Industrials, Tech Stocks Lift Wall Street At The End Of Choppy Month

2/2Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland 2/2 By Devik Jain and Shreyashi Sanyal Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday, led by industrials and technology-related stocks, although investors remained cautious after

30 Sep

Stressed U.S. Cities See Slim Shot at Covid Relief After Shutout

Stressed U.S. Cities See Slim Shot At Covid Relief After Shutout

. Volunteers load groceries into a vehicle during a drive-through food bank in Syracuse. -- Syracuse, New York, is negotiating with unions to furlough almost all of its more than 300 public-works employees. In Illinois, the town of East St. Louis is trying to stave off payless paydays. Arlington, Texas, might drop trash collection to once a week from twi

30 Sep

Amundi expands in China as Beijing further opens up asset management

Amundi Expands In China As Beijing Further Opens Up Asset Management

. SHANGHAI Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager, launched a wealth management venture in Shanghai on Wednesday and plans to set up an outbound investment business in Beijing as China opens its doors wider to global asset managers. The French company, which already owns a mutual fund venture in China, is capitalizing on a new round of financial opening

30 Sep

Global banks ramp up preparations for U.S. election night chaos, sources say

Global Banks Ramp Up Preparations For U.S. Election Night Chaos, Sources Say

. The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York By Matt Scuffham NEW YORK Global banks are preparing for the possibility that there will be no clear victor on the night of the U.S. presidential election, a scenario that could spark days or weeks of chaos in global equities and fixed income markets, several bankers said. Over t