Month: January 2021

The Reddit forum WallStreetBets logo on a smartphone arranged in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images What’s next for the Reddit crowd? Wall Street seems unsure.  The “blow-out-the-short-sellers game” is showing signs of exhaustion, but the ramifications are only just being felt. What traders can’t agree on is
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The American health-care system may be buckling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, but one number is inexplicably falling. Disciplinary actions against doctors were down sharply in the first nine months of 2020, with 4,393 adverse action reports recorded against physicians in the National Practitioner Data Bank, a federal registry of health care professionals
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Kevin O’Leary on Friday defended the right of retail investors to continue trading shares of GameStop, AMC Entertainment and other stocks that have been hyped online. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the O’Shares ETFs co-founder said investors should be allowed to speculate freely — regardless of whether they end up losing their own
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Stimulus checks printed at the Philadelphia Financial Center in Philadelphia. Jeff Fusco | Getty Images Many Americans are waiting for their second stimulus check and others want to know when they could possibly get a third payment.  The $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan pushed by President Joe Biden includes a third round of  $1,400 stimulus
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GameStop mania took Wall Street by storm, thanks to a legion of retail traders glued to the WallStreetBets message board on Reddit. Shares of the struggling brick-and-mortar video game retailer skyrocketed 400% in the past week, closing out January with a whopping 1,625% gain. A band of amateur traders in WallStreetBets forum, whose members have
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An employee works inside an Office Depot Inc. Susana Gonzalez | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: ODP Corp. (ODP) ODP Corp. is a provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions to small and medium businesses. The company has a fully integrated business-to-business distribution platform of approximately 1,300 stores and online presence. The
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The headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. JHVEPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to become a more aggressive consumer watchdog under the Biden administration and while the coronavirus pandemic hurls financial challenges at millions of Americans. Consumer advocates say the bureau was almost
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