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A Falcon 9 rocket launches the Transporter-1 mission in January 2021. SpaceX SpaceX is acquiring satellite data start-up Swarm Technologies, in a rare deal by Elon Musk’s space company that expands the team, and possibly the technological capabilities, of its growing Starlink internet service. Swarm, which has 120 of its tiny SpaceBEE satellites in orbit,
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Loan Type Purchase Refinance 30-Year Fixed 3.17% 3.37% 30-Year Fixed (FHA) 3.04% 3.23% 15-Year Fixed 2.44% 2.64% Jumbo 30-Year Fixed 3.43% 3.71% 5/1 ARM 3.41% 3.76% National averages of the lowest rates offered by more than 200 of the country’s top lenders, with a loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of 80%, an applicant with a FICO credit
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What do Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, UPS, Domino’s Pizza, Jiffy Lube, McDonald’s, Burger King, and RE/MAX all have in common? One, they are all highly successful businesses. Two, they all franchise their operations. If you have ever considered becoming a franchisee, read on for some insight into the benefits and pitfalls. Key Takeaways A franchise is
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Close up imagery of the dredging operations underway around the Ever Given in the Suez Canal, captured by the company’s WorldView-3 satellite on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Maxar Technologies Space company Maxar Technologies shares dropped in trading Thursday after it announced another delay to the launch of its next-generation imagery satellites. “We have decided to
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Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE The market is churning at record levels as Covid fears ramp up and political uncertainty swirls, but there are still buying opportunities for investors. On Tuesday, Stephanie Link of Hightower Advisors, Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management, investor Pete Najarian and I joined Scott Wapner on
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Two of the investment company Vanguard’s most popular products are the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX) and the Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFIAX). While both can function as suitable core holdings in a stock portfolio, the similar-sounding mutual funds pursue different investment strategies. As its name implies, the Total Stock Market Index Fund provides
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106.71 The current reading of the Investopedia Anxiety Index is slightly above neutral, indicating a higher level of anxiety. Markets Today Global equity markets are fairly muted as Asian bourses open after yesterday’s holiday. U.S. futures are pointing to a relatively flat open, although tech stocks remain under pressure for the fourth day in a
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When workers change jobs, their retirement savings in employer-sponsored plans (employer plans) tend to get withdrawn and spent. It’s an understandable phenomenon, albeit an unfortunate one. We’ll show you how to avoid the trap of cashing in your retirement savings and how to transfer your funds when you change jobs. Key Takeaways Avoid the trap
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The United States is arguably one of the most economically well-off places on the planet. The U.S. accounts for 30% of global wealth, or $126.3 trillion, according to Credit Suisse’s 2021 Global Wealth Databook. The second-largest repository, China, is responsible for 19%, or $74.9 trillion. This makes the U.S. the richest country on Earth, in
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