The lithium craze has reached new heights, with prices for the element skyrocketing more than 400% in the past couple of years. Electric vehicle (EV) sales are on an upswing, and investors have flocked to companies that produce them as their investment of choice. Lithium batteries are critical for the proliferation of EVs, which is
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Austerity, a word that characterizes severity or sternness, is used in economics to refer to austerity measures. These are economic policies implemented by a government to reduce public-sector debt, by significantly curtailing government spending, particularly when a nation is in jeopardy of defaulting on its bonds. Key Takeaways Austerity measures refer to economic policies implemented
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Virtually everyone has suffered a loss at one time or another from either a casualty disturbance of some sort, which can be covered by casualty insurance, or outright theft. Tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters cost both taxpayers and insurance companies billions of dollars in losses each year. Thefts—particularly car theft and burglaries
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It’s been an extremely difficult few years for the airline industry. Carriers around the world were more directly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic than just about any other economic sector. The International Air Transport Association estimates that the worldwide pandemic cost airlines more than $200 billion in financial losses since 2020. Airline stocks have been
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Having a baby can be an exciting time, but it can also carry significant expenses, depending on what kind of insurance coverage or assistance you have. Many pregnant people can find support through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is an income program for low-income people with disabilities, and Medicaid, which is an insurance program for
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Opendoor Technologies (NASDAQ:OPEN) stock has been on the move, up more than 5% so far this week. The company, which offers a digital marketplace for real estate and buys homes, agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) concerning allegations about Opendoor’s sales practices. Opendoor also released its second-quarter 2022 financial results,
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Source: Led Gapline / Shutterstock [Editor’s note: “Get Ready to Shell Out for the ‘iPhone Killer’” was previously published in December 2021. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] I love my iPhone. I can do everything on it. Send messages. Call folks. Read the news. Trade stocks. Watch videos.
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Not long ago, Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) released the company’s second-quarter 2022 results. As it turned out, the chipmaker posted beats on both the top and bottom lines. Moreover, AMD stock earned some ambitious price targets from Wall Street experts. Consequently, Advanced Micro Devices’ shareholders could potentially be in a good position to profit if they
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PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) stock has had a spectacular month, but its second-quarter 2022 fiscal results had some negative points that some investors are likely ignoring, but shouldn’t. Furthermore, it would be hasty to buy PYPL stock just because activist investor Elliott Investment Management took a position in the shares. There’s a phenomenon in the financial media that might
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As the market reacts to recent labor reports, there are plenty of stocks to watch for big moves. Tech companies have been bogarting the headlines this year for reasons they probably wouldn’t like. Aside from the broad-based market sell-off and legal tussles, we’ve also seen several layoffs in the industry. The low-interest rate environment saw
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Global movie-theater chain AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) stock made the financial headlines recently when it announced plans to issue a special dividend in the form of preferred equity units. This has some of the company’s fans, or “apes,” excited. However, investors should be careful as the movie-theater chain is still unprofitable. If you’re active in financial social
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