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Elon Musk’s Twitter Buyout Backers: Who Are They & How Much Did They Invest?

Elon Musk revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing on May 4 that he has secured $7.14 billion in funding for his $44 billion Twitter acquisition. The named group of investors…

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Student Loan Debt Could Top $3 Trillion – Here’s One Reason Why

Student loan forgiveness has been in the news spotlight for two years. With 44 million Americans that owe $1.7 trillion in student loans, critics are calling for schools to be held accountable and for…

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Rise in Summer Vacations Makes Travel Stocks Enticing, but Is the Sector Strong Enough for Investing?

There are indicators everywhere, from packed airports to busy hotels, pointing to tremendous growth in the travel sector as we head into Summer 2022. In addition, the April jobs report showed 78,000…

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Why Virtual Job Fairs Are Not a Thing of the Past

Virtual job fairs weren't born of necessity two years ago; they were around long before any notion of a global pandemic. Even as we continue to normalize our work back to pre-COVID times, informing…

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Sep 29, 2020 Palo Alto / CA / USA - Rivian headquarters in Silicon Valley; Rivian Automotive Inc is an American automaker and automotive technology company that develops electric vehicles.

How Ford Played a Role in Rivian Stock Drop and Future Implications

Electric vehicle company Rivian saw its stock crash following the announcement that Ford was selling 8 million shares. The stock closed down 21% on May 9 and was down 3% on May 10 in pre-market…

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Elon Musk’s Grand Plan for Twitter Revenue and Users Revealed

Much has been speculated about Elon Musk's potential plans for Twitter. Following his $44 billion bid for the social media platform, after securing more than $7 billion in equity from some of his…

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Are Social Security and SSI the Same Thing?

Social Security benefits replace a portion of your lifetime earnings when you retire, develop a qualifying disability or go to your spouse, children or survivors after you die. Unlike Social Security…

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Food for Thought: Why Investing in These Consumer Staples Is Smart Even as Inflation Persists

While the stock markets were sinking again on Monday, continuing a slide that has sent stocks tumbling to their lowest point in more than a year, shares of companies like Campbell Soup and Kellogg…

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Meta Rolls Out NFTs for Instagram — Facebook and Other Apps To Follow

Meta has announced it is rolling out NFTs for Instagram, and will later add them to Facebook. In a Facebook post and video announcement on May 9, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "This week, we're starting…

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Questions Fidelity’s Offering To Allow Bitcoin for 401(k) Plans

Not everyone's on board with Fidelity's plan to allow bitcoin in 401(k) plans, especially with the asset's recent extreme volatility. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Tina Smith sent a letter to…

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AT&T, Verizon, Comcast & More Will Bring High-Speed Internet to Unconnected US Families

The Biden administration has lined up some heavy telecom hitters to expand high-speed internet access to more Americans, as 20 internet providers — including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon — have…

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Major Tax Changes for 2022 You Need To Know

The old saying that nothing is certain except death and taxes is only partly true. Yes, you can certainly expect to pay taxes in 2022, but you may not see the same kind of tax return thanks to a…

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