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Layoffs, ultimatums and the ongoing saga of blue ticks: Elon Musk's first month on Twitter |  CNN Business

Layoffs, ultimatums and the ongoing saga of blue ticks: Elon Musk’s first month on Twitter | CNN Business

CNN — Sunday officially marks a month since the world’s richest man took over as Twitter’s helm. Around that time, Elon Musk launched mass layoffs and gave remaining employees a cryptic ultimatum, reinstated the accounts of controversial figures including former President Donald Trump, and launched — and then rejected — a plan to bill employees. …

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Layoffs, ultimatums and the ongoing saga of blue ticks: Elon Musk's first month on Twitter |  CNN Business

Layoffs, ultimatums and the ongoing saga of blue ticks: Elon Musk’s first month on Twitter | CNN Business

CNN — Sunday officially marks a month since the world’s richest man took over as Twitter’s helm. Around that time, Elon Musk launched mass layoffs and gave remaining employees a cryptic ultimatum, reinstated the accounts of controversial figures including former President Donald Trump, and launched — and then rejected — a plan to bill employees. …

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Why China's COVID policies are rattling investors again

Why China’s COVID policies are rattling investors again

Investors in China-related assets who had expected a significant easing of COVID restrictions were disappointed this week as the country battles the worst wave of cases since the outbreak in Shanghai earlier this year. China-related ETFs fell this week, with shares of the iShares MSCI China MCHI ETF, -1.82% lose 3.4%. The KraneShares CSI China …

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“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property.  Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property. Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

Dear MarketWatch, Along with a sibling, I own a 40+ bedroom rental property in the Caribbean, where we do weekly rentals. It is near the city center but needs repairs and renovations. Is it a good time to go to the bank for a renovation loan? We are also open to changing our business model. …

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How to keep your retirement on track in an unpredictable market

How to keep your retirement on track in an unpredictable market

Retirees and investors approaching retirement are under pressure this year. Inflation soared to multi-decade highs, stocks fell and bonds – a safe haven in normal times – crashed. The traditional portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds had one of its worst years in a century. No wonder retirement investors are so gloomy. Americans say …

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These 2 ETFs show why owning small-cap stocks is key to beating the market in times like these

These 2 ETFs show why owning small-cap stocks is key to beating the market in times like these

Small has been fine this year on Wall Street. This is because the smaller cap stocks of the S&P 500 SPX, +1.36% have largely outperformed larger cap stocks since January. The eight stocks with the largest market capitalizations at the start of the year – which at the time represented 27.2% of the total market …

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Can't afford to retire?  Why "working longer" isn't good retirement advice.

Can’t afford to retire? Why “working longer” isn’t good retirement advice.

Financial planners generally advise you to work as long as you can, so you can increase your retirement savings while waiting for a larger Social Security check. But such advice assumes you have the luxury of deciding when to stop working. Tens of millions of Americans do not. Here’s the truth: retiring early, even at …

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America faces possible railroad strike in two weeks after biggest union rejects labor deal |  CNN Business

America faces possible railroad strike in two weeks after biggest union rejects labor deal | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — America faces a growing risk of a crippling nationwide freight rail strike in two weeks. Rank and file members of the country’s largest rail union, which represents drivers in the industry, have rejected a tentative labor agreement with the freight railways, the union announced on Monday. The country’s second-largest railway …

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