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Medicare, the federal health insurance program primarily for adults 65 and over, pays doctor and hospital bills for many older Americans. However, it doesn’t cover everything. Long-term custodial care for help with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating, are not covered under the plan. There are other uncovered costs as
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Andrew Toth | FilmMagic | Getty Images “The Big Short” investor Michael Burry inquired about ways to bet against bitcoin just before the world’s largest cryptocurrency hit a six-month high to breach the $60,000 level. “Ok, I haven’t done this before, how do you short a cryptocurrency,” Burry said in a Wednesday tweet. “Do you have
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What Is a Monopolistic Market? A monopolistic market is a market structure with the characteristics of a pure monopoly. A monopoly exists when one supplier provides a particular good or service to many consumers. In a monopolistic market, the monopoly, or dominant, company exerts control over the market, enabling it to set the price and supply. Key Takeaways Monopolistic markets exist
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Michael Sonnenshein, chief executive officer of Grayscale Investments LLC, speaks virtually during a Crypto Summit Feb. 25, 2021. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Grayscale Investments plans on filing an application to convert the world’s biggest bitcoin fund into a spot ETF early next week, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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Roku Inc. (ROKU) offers a TV streaming platform and streaming devices. The platform acts as a TV streaming ecosystem: it enables consumers to seamlessly view thousands of channels on a wide range of streaming services, and it enables content providers and advertisers to reach consumer audiences in markets around the globe. Roku generates revenue primarily
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Carrier aircraft VMS Eve takes off from Spaceport America in New Mexico, carrying spacecraft VSS Unity on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is delaying the beginning of its commercial space tourism service to fourth quarter 2022, with the company on Thursday announcing a reorganization of its development and test flight schedule. The space
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How can you afford to fund a college education when prices—unlike incomes—seem to keep rising? While paying for college can be challenging, it can be a lot easier by starting early and knowing what you’re up against. Key Takeaways With college costs rising faster than incomes, creating a strategy for affording college is critical. Tuition
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The shrinking U.S. workforce during the Covid pandemic is “going to cripple” the economic recovery, billionaire investor and businessman Barry Sternlicht warned Wednesday. The founder of Starwood Capital Group, which operates hotels as part of its broader portfolio, said the federal government should pay people go back to work, not to stay home. “The whole
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Global investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Wednesday he continues to hold a cautious view on investing in China. “We’re not investors directly in China,” the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “It’s not a China thing, so much as countries where we think the deck is stacked or we can’t
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What are the best investment accounts for young investors? Though encouraged to invest for their future, which is good advice, the big question for young investors is how to get started. The types of investment accounts to consider can be particularly confusing. Tax-Deferred Accounts Retirement accounts can be tax-deferred. This means that the money invested
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Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management LLC, speaks during the Skybridge Capital SALT New York 2021 conference in New York City, September 13, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Closely followed innovation investor Cathie Wood said they migration trend playing out in her own company is further evidence that investors should fear deflation
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Spacecraft commander Jared Isaacman speaks into a microphone as he peers out the cupola window. Inspiration4 The historic Inspiration4 mission, launched and operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, returned safely from orbit last month. CNBC spoke to the mission’s commander and benefactor Jared Isaacman about the experience. He spent three days in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule
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The largest industries driving New Jersey’s economy include pharmaceuticals and life sciences, financial services, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and transportation and logistics. There are 16 Fortune 500 companies based in New Jersey. Key Takeaways New Jersey’s largest industries include financial services, transportation and logistics, and life sciences. While the technology industry in New Jersey is shrinking, the
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Those looking to build a business may be attracted to the benefits of a franchise. In addition to offering the support and promotion of the franchise from the headquarters itself, many franchises can be purchased with startup fees that are relatively affordable. Before you officially throw your hat into the entrepreneur ring, consider these affordable
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