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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Arturo Estrella, the economist who first discovered the predictive power of the yield curve, has a message for recession naysayers: It could hit sooner than you think. “It’s been 50 years and 7 recessions with a perfect record,” Estrella told
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Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said Thursday that while he reluctantly supported the central bank’s rate cut in July, he doesn’t see the case for additional stimulus. “We’re roughly where neutral is. It’s hard to know exactly where neutral is, but I think we’re roughly where neutral is right now. And I think we should
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting in Washington, July 31, 2019. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters Federal Reserve members worried over future growth are highly concerned about the U.S.-China tariff battle, citing the issue multiple times during discussions at the central bank’s July
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Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on Monday questioned the motivation of Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower who unveiled a long list of allegations against General Electric last week in an investigation for a short seller. “One of the ways you can test Markopolos’ bonafides, however, is the fact that the SEC has a whistleblower
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The allegations by Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos of a $38 billion fraud at General Electric are “at best disingenuous” and “at worst highly inaccurate,” according to Nick Heymann, co-group head of global industrial infrastructure at the William Blair financial services firm. “You got the stock on sale yesterday for absolutely no basis. This is why
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President Donald Trump held a conference call with the CEOs of the three biggest U.S. banks as the stock market plunged Wednesday. Trump held the call with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America‘s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup‘s Michael Corbat, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The Dow plunged 800 points, or 3%, in
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