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The Charging Bull, sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull, is a three-and-a-half-ton bronze sculpture from artist Arturo Di Modica that sits proudly in New York City’s financial district. The bull symbolizes “the power of the American people” and represents the spirit of New York, where anyone can come, work hard and succeed. The sculpture
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San Francisco-based DocuSign (DOCU) enables individuals to affix their digital signatures on documents using its secure electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services. It facilitates the exchange of contracts and authorized documents electronically and securely. It also offers electronic authentication of entities, individuals, and documents, as well as the management of user identity and workflow
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For pregnant Americans, giving birth is only half the challenge—the other half is paying for it. The Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker estimates the average cost of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care for Americans with insurance is $18,865. Nearly $3,000 of that is paid for out-of-pocket. While every baby is different, the cost of
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An options contract gives an investor the right, but not the obligation, to buy (or sell) shares at a specified price at any time before the contract’s expiration. By contrast, a futures contract requires a buyer to purchase the underlying security or commodity—and a seller to sell it—on a specific future date, unless the holder’s
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Your net worth is simply the dollar amount of all of your assets minus all your debts. If your assets exceed your liabilities, you end up with a positive net worth. Conversely, if your liabilities are greater than your assets, you will have a negative net worth. For certain applications, this basic net worth calculation
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On Sept 29, 2022, the United States Department of Education updated the guidance for the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan. Under the updated policy, borrowers with privately held federal student loans are no longer eligible to receive loan forgiveness. Here’s what to know. Key Takeaways Borrowers with federal student loans not held by the
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Economic conditions can vary widely among states. It’s difficult to get a complete picture of a given area without taking all the key factors into consideration. In the case of credit scores, knowing the average can help residents of a state see how they compare to their neighbors—and make it simpler for those considering a
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Fidelity and TD Ameritrade are among our top-ranked brokers for 2021. Both have websites packed with helpful features, news feeds, research, and educational tools. The two brokers also offer intuitive web-based, mobile, and desktop platforms to address the needs of both casual investors and frequent traders. Fidelity, founded in 1943, built a reputation on its
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Investment robo-advisor Betterment partnered with crypto exchange Gemini to launch a crypto investing portfolio service for its 730,000 customers. Key Takeaways Betterment has partnered with Gemini to offer clients customized crypto investment plans based on risk profiles and interests. Betterment said it hopes to foster a desire in clients for long-term investment in cryptocurrencies, with the assets coming from
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To stay relevant to television viewers, cable channel operators have started spending millions of dollars to create hit shows and programming. Warner Media (formerly Time Warner) operates a handful of leading channels and states that Home Box Office, or HBO for short, is “the nation’s most widely distributed multi-channel premium pay television service.” It also
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If your company offers a 401(k) retirement savings plan, as most do, one of the big questions you may have to answer is this: Which version do you want—traditional or Roth? The question is whether you will contribute to your retirement in pre-tax money or post-tax money. The short answer is that saving pre-tax money
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Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: An Overview  Ether (ETH), the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, is the second most popular digital token after bitcoin (BTC). As the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization (market cap), comparisons between Ether and bitcoin are only natural. Ether and bitcoin are similar in many ways: Each is a digital currency traded via
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Fidelity and Robinhood are fundamentally different in that Fidelity is an established, full service brokerage firm and Robinhood is a newer player that has received a lot of publicity, both good and bad. Fidelity was founded in 1946 and has evolved into a significant force in the online brokerage space. Robinhood was founded in 2013
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about a significant rise in so-called ‘smishing’ attacks consisting of IRS-themed texting scams designed to steal personal and financial information. Smishing attacks target mobile phone users by delivering scam text messages offering fake COVID relief, tax credits, or other benefits. The IRS does not send emails or
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The acquisition of Scottrade, was completed by brokerage firm TD Ameritrade on September 18, 2017. Scottrade was an online brokerage firm that served more than 3 million accounts in the U.S. and had consolidated assets of approximately $24.4 billion. Founded in 1980 by Rodger O. Riney, the firm had about 500 branch offices throughout the
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