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S&P 500 companies spent $7 trillion on buybacks and dividends and ‘been rewarded’ by coronavirus bailouts, says Social Capital CEO

Chamath Palihapitiya, chief executive of venture-capital firm Social Capital LP, argued during an interview on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” that stock repurchases by corporations are a bad use of funds and have left...

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These beaten-down stocks should be big gainers, but investors aren’t in a bargain-hunting mood

Value strategy continues to lag in a market where earnings growth is scarce, writes Mark Hulbert.

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‘The world is more screwed up’ than the stock market is currently reflecting, warns billionaire investor

Howard Marks, the billionaire founder of Oaktree Capital, sees as a huge disconnect between what the coronavirus pandemic is doing to the global economy and what we’re seeing in the stock market.

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Disney is in ‘the eye of the storm’ — analyst warns parks may not open until January

Concerns about a long recovery period for Walt Disney Co.’s parks segment have prompted at least the third downgrade of the media giant’s stock this month.

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This is what air travel could look like in a post-coronavirus world

It’s hard to imagine a return to normalcy any time soon, but the time will come, likely well before we have a vaccine for the coronavirus, when the world gets back to flying. But what will that look like?

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Oil futures mark a third straight gain, but post a record 32% weekly drop

Oil futures on Friday end higher for a third straight session, but U.S. prices post a record weekly loss of more than 32%, as commodity investors attempt to take stock of a historic collapse in prices that cast a global sp...

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Gold ends lower, but tallies a gain of more than 2% for the week

Gold futures end lower on Friday, but tally a gain for the week—their fourth weekly advance in five.

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Coronavirus pandemic knocks palladium and rhodium off the rally track

Record prices for palladium and rhodium have come to a screeching halt. The coronavirus pandemic slammed demand for the two rare metals, which are both used for car parts, thanks to plunging vehicle sales.

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U.S. oil prices surge by nearly 20% as traders point to escalating Middle East tensions

Oil futures on Thursday end sharply higher, with the threat of conflict between the U.S. and Iran lifting U.S. benchmark prices by almost 20%.

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Sinking oil demand, drop in prices put U.S. fracking activity on track for a record monthly decline: report

Signs of a further drop in U.S. crude-oil production are everywhere, from a slowdown in fracking activity and sharp weekly declines in the active oil-rig count, to expectations of a May decline for all seven major shale-oi...


Hertz hires advisers to roll debt: report

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has hired lawyers and investment bankers as advisers as it tries to renegotiate its $17 billion of debt, according to a report Friday on The Wall Street Journal that cited people familiar with the matter. Hertz and the firms involved, which included White & Case LLP an...

Tesla names Hiromichi Mizuno its 10th board member

Tesla Inc. said late Thursday that Hiromichi Mizuno has joined the Silicon Valley car maker's board of directors, effective immediately. With Mizu...

Avis stock rallies as company expects still-strong Q1 sales

Shares of Avis Budget Group Inc. rose more than 7% in the extended session Wednesday after the rental-car company said it expects first-quarter sa...

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