Finance

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, December 11, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Mortgage Bankers Association in a dire letter to regulators Sunday warned that the U.S. housing market is “in danger of large-scale disruption,” due to efforts by the Federal Reserve
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Hank Paulson David Orrell | CNBC Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson warned that the U.S. faces a “very difficult road ahead” after President Trump signed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.  Paulson, a key figure in helping the country avoid economic catastrophe during the 2008 financial crisis, drew on his experience from that tumultuous period
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The stock market has gone so haywire amid the coronavirus crisis that some strategists on Wall Street are giving up on forecasting what comes next. Over the past week or so, chief market strategists at BMO, Oppenheimer and Canaccord Genuity have all suspended their year-end targets on the S&P 500, blaming the unprecedented economic uncertainty that makes projecting
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A sign hangs above the entrance to a Bank of America branch in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said his bank’s 200,000-plus employees won’t have to worry about layoffs this year, joining banks including Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in making similar pledges.  “We don’t want our teammates to worry about their jobs
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, chairs a symposium at the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2020. Yan Yan | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping called
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. 9:27 am: Mnuchin says coronavirus stimulus checks will come within three weeks Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that people will start getting relief checks within three weeks, as the country reels from the coronavirus pandemic. Mnuchin spoke to CNBC the morning after the Senate
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks and takes questions during a press conference in Downing Street regarding the coronavirus outbreak, on March 9, 2020. in London, England. Alberto Pezzali – WPA Pool | Getty Images U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that 405,000 volunteers had signed up to help the National Health Service cope
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People look out from aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises, as it maintains a holding pattern about 25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, California on March 8, 2020. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean,
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BTIG’s Julian Emanuel warns stocks could lose another fifth of their value. If Congress doesn’t immediately pass a coronavirus aid package designed to help the U.S. economy, he warns it’ll spark more damage to an already battered market. “We’re in this situation where politics seems to be getting in the way,” the firm’s chief equity
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