Mark Pygas

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Mark is a writer from the United Kingdom.

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  • President Joe Biden
    News

    When Will Biden Sign the Stimulus Bill? Here's When You Can Expect to Get Your Check

    Both houses of Congress have now approved President Joe Biden's stimulus package, but when will people start to receive checks?
    By Mark Pygas
  • Screenshot about British Bitcoin Profit
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Is British Bitcoin Profit a Scam? The Company Has Run Fake News Ads

    Social media users have reported several fake news articles linking to British Bitcoin Profit. Is the website a scam?
    By Mark Pygas
  • PlayStation 5 logo.
    News

    Is Sony Halting Production of the PS5? Some Gamers Have Fallen for a Hoax

    A rumor has started spreading online that Sony plans to halt the production of the PS5, but gamers have no need to be concerned.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Ryan Cohen's ice cream tweet
    News

    A Tweet Pic of an Ice Cream Cone Could be Behind GameStop's Latest Surge

    Ryan Cohen tweeted a photo of a McDonald's ice cream cone, and investors think it could be about GameStop, leading GME stock to surge again.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Riot Games logo
    Consumer

    Is Riot Games Publicly Traded? How to Invest in the Company Behind 'League of Legends'

    When it comes to video games, it doesn't come much bigger than Riot Games. Here's how to invest in the creators of 'League of Legends'.
    By Mark Pygas
  • James Quincey, chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Company
    Consumer

    The CEO of Coca-Cola, James Quincey, Commands a Hefty Salary

    Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey earns a huge salary after he helped to reverse the company's decline. What is his net worth?
    By Mark Pygas
  • Dogecoin and dollar bills.
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Will Dogecoin Ever Be Capped? An Explanation of How Many Dogecoins Are Left

    Dogecoin doesn't have a cap on the number of coins that can be mined, but many investors think that the cap should be reintroduced.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Elon Musk
    Billionaires

    Elon Musk Once Called His Father, Errol Musk, a 'Terrible Human'

    Elon Musk might have inherited his smarts from his father, Errol Musk, but the billionaire has made an effort to separate his own success from his father for years.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money
    News

    What Happened to Jim Cramer on CNBC? Here's Why He Missed 'Mad Money'

    Jim Cramer's recent absence from "Mad Monday" has sparked a lot of speculation about this relationship with CNBC.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Rick Santelli on CNBC.
    News

    What Happened to Rick Santelli? Was the Anchor Fired by CNBC?

    CNBC anchor Rick Santelli made controversial comments about the coronavirus pandemic on CNBC. How some viewers wonder whether he faces disciplinary action.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Federal tax forms from the IRS
    News

    Why You Might Receive a Letter From the IRS and How to Spot a Scam

    With tax season upon us, many people are receiving letters from the IRS. However, many of the letters could be scams.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Armie Hammer's connection with Arm & Hammer
    News

    Is Armie Hammer Heir to Arm & Hammer? There Is a Family Connection

    Armie Hammer's family once owned a significant stake in Arm & Hammer. However, they made the bulk of their fortune with another, unrelated company.
    By Mark Pygas
  • A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    From Crypto Mining to Cash App: The Top Bitcoin-Related Stocks

    Riot Blockchain, Nvidia, AMD, and PayPal are some of the top Bitcoin-related stocks. What can investors expect from Bitcoin-related stocks?
    By Mark Pygas
  • Robinhood and Roblox IPO
    IPOs

    2021 Has Already Had Huge IPOs, Streak Will Continue With These Top Upcoming IPOs

    We've already seen huge IPOs from Petco and Poshmark in 2021. The excitement looks set to continue with IPOs from Robinhood, Roblox, Instacart, and Patreon later in 2021.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Elon Musk Doge Coin
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Is Dogecoin a Pump and Dump? Why People Have Decided to "Hodl" the Cryptocurrency

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a series of tweets seemingly encouraging users to "hodl" Dogecoin.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Mark Cuban and Elon Musk Tweet About Dogecoin
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Dogecoin Rallies After Tweets From Mark Cuban and Elon Musk

    Mark Cuban and Elon Musk weighed in on Dogecoin on Twitter, which sent the stock into a new rally.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Best Beginner Investment Apps, from Robinhood to Acorns
    Personal Finance Guides

    The Best Investment Apps for Beginners, From Robinhood to Acorns

    Robinhood, Acorns, Wealthfront, and many more all claim to be the best investment app for beginners. But which should you be using?
    By Mark Pygas
  • Wall Street Bets on reddit
    News

    What Is WallStreetBets' Next Target? Here's Why the Subreddit Is Buying Ill Companies

    Shared in GameStop, AMC Theatres, and Blockbuster have surged in recent says. Which companies are WallStreet
    By Mark Pygas
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    Consumer

    Is Google a Monopoly? Tech Giant Faces Questions Over Search and Advertising

    Google, the world's most popular search engine, has long faced accusations of being a monopoly.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    GM and Nikola Partner to Manufacture Badger Electric Truck

    General Motors has acquired a major stake in electric vehicle startup Nikola, which could be bad news for Tesla.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Stock Markets Retreat After Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    Stock markets worldwide have been shaken by election news and Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for coronavirus.
    By Mark Pygas
  • GameStop Investor Wants to Take On Amazon
    News

    Ryan Cohen Acquires Stake in GameStop to Take On Amazon

    GameStop has been struggling to survive, but Chewy co-founder Ryan Cohen wants to turn things around and take on Amazon.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Microsoft Buys ZeniMax and Bethesda Softworks to Gain Edge Over Sony

    Just weeks away from the launch of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, Microsoft has acquired Bethesda.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Why Is the Dow Jones Down? Investors Worry Again About Coronavirus Pandemic

    Stock markets around the world have endured days of losses as investors worry more about the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Stock Futures Fall as Battle to Replace Ginsburg Gets Ugly

    Stock futures fell on Sept. 21 as the battle to replace Ginsburg got ugly.
    By Mark Pygas
  • ByteDance Suggests TikTok IPO
    News

    ByteDance Suggests TikTok IPO to Get Trump to Back Oracle Deal

    TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, has suggested a U.S. IPO of TikTok to try to win the favor of Donald Trump.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    When Is Tesla Battery Day? Everything You Need to Know About the Event

    During Tesla's Battery Day, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, Elon Musk will show off Tesla's latest battery innovations.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Alibaba Unveils Cloud Computer, Delivery Robots
    News

    Alibaba Unveils Cloud Computer, Delivery Robots

    Chinese tech firm Alibaba Cloud, a member of the Alibaba Group, has unveiled a host of new technology at the 12th annual Apsara Conference.
    By Mark Pygas
  • When Is Sony PS5 Release Date?
    News

    When Is the Sony PS5 Release Date? How to Preorder Your PS5 Amid Shortages

    Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 will release on Nov. 12, 2020. However, many gamers have run into issues preordering their console.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Amazon Launches Luxury Stores Platform, Offers Designer Clothes Online

    With more consumers shopping online amid the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon Luxury Stores could be the next big thing in fashion.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Walmart+ Arrives Today: Here’s How It Compares to Amazon Prime
    News

    Walmart+ Arrives Today: Here’s How It Compares to Amazon Prime

    Consumers can now join Walmart+, which offers unlimited delivery and a range of other benefits.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Is Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Happening In 2020?
    News

    Is Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Happening In 2020? Here's Everything You Need to Know

    Many people are worried that the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is going to be canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Oracle Not Actually Acquiring TikTok, Looking to Become Cloud Provider
    News

    Oracle Not Actually Acquiring TikTok, Looking to Become Cloud Provider

    Oracle is not actually acquiring TikTok. Instead, the company aims to become TikTik's "trusted technology provider.”
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Nvidia Buys Arm Holdings From SoftBank

    Nvidia has acquired Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Pfizer CEO Says COVID-19 Vaccine Could be Ready This Year

    Albert Bourla, CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, has said there is a 60 percent chance that the company's scientists will know whether their vaccine is effective by the end of October.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Rio Tinto CEO Quits After Ancient Site Destruction
    News

    Rio Tinto CEO Quits After Ancient Site Destruction

    Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques has stepped down after the company destroyed the Juukan Gorge caves in Australia.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Century 21 Declares Bankruptcy and Hosts Closing Sale
    News

    Century 21 Declares Bankruptcy After Losing Insurance Payout

    Discount department store Century 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will hold a closing sale.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Is Black Friday Happening This Year?
    News

    How Major Retailers Are Handling Black Friday During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    How will Black Friday be different at Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, and Best Buy?
    By Mark Pygas
  • When Is Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S Release Date?
    News

    Here’s When We Can Get Our Hands on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S

    The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are set for release on November 10, 2020. But how do the two consoles compare?
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Peloton Announces Price Cut, Expands Product Line

    Peloton announced that it will lower the price of its standard bike to $1,895—a $350 reduction.
    By Mark Pygas
  • AstraZeneca Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Study After Unexplained Illness
    News

    AstraZeneca Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Study After Unexplained Illness

    AstraZeneca has halted trials of the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine after a suspected adverse reaction from a participant in the U.K.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    BitMEX Crypto Exchange Adds Chainlink and Tezos

    Crypto exchange BitMEX has announced plans to add Chainlink and Tezos to its platform.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    GM, Honda Announce Partnership to Develop 'Range of Cars' in North America

    General Motors and Honda Motor Co. have announced an alliance in North America to compete with Tesla.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Why Did the Dow and Nasdaq Drop In Thursday's Trading?

    The Dow plummeted as much as 3 percent during trading, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq saw an even sharper decline of more than 4.7 percent.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Consumer

    When Is the Big Hit Entertainment IPO Date?

    Big Hit Entertainment, which manages K-pop boy band BTS, is set to go public.
    By Mark Pygas
  • CDC Says Prepare for a Coronavirus Vaccine by November
    Healthcare

    CDC Says Prepare for a Coronavirus Vaccine by November

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have told states and healthcare officials to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine as early as November.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    When Is the Coinbase IPO Date? Crypto Exchange Shuffles Board Amid IPO Rumors

    Coinbase could pursue a public listing later this year or early next year.
    By Mark Pygas
  • What are Green Bonds?
    Financials

    What are Green Bonds? Germany to Sell Its First Climate Bond

    Germany has secured over 30 billion euros ($35.6 billion) inorders for the nation's first green bond.
    By Mark Pygas
  • McDonald’s Faces Discrimination Lawsuit From Black Franchisees
    Consumer

    McDonald’s Faces $1 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit From Black Franchisees

    McDonald's is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from 52 Black former franchise owners.
    By Mark Pygas
  • D.E. Shaw Stake Disclosure Boosts Kodak Stock
    News

    D.E. Shaw Stake Disclosure Boosts Kodak Stock

    Delaware hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co has acquired a significant stake in Kodak, sending it stock surging.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Torus Launches Chrome Extension to Make Digital Wallets Mainstream

    Torus Labs has launched a Google Chrome extension that allows users to log into their digital wallets in one click.
    By Mark Pygas
  • What Does the Apple Stock Split Mean?
    News

    What Does the Apple Stock Split Mean?

    Here's what Apple's 4-for-1 stock split means for investors.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Lord & Taylor Is Going Out of Business and Holding Closing Sales
    Consumer

    Lord & Taylor Is Going Out of Business and Holding Closing Sales

    Lord & Taylor, the first department store to be established in the U.S., is closing down after nearly 200 years in business.
    By Mark Pygas
  • AT&T and Verizon Give Free Calls, Texts and Data to Those in Path of Hurricane Laura
    News

    AT&T and Verizon Give Free Calls, Texts, and Data to Those in Path of Hurricane Laura

    AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls, texts, and data to their customers impacted by Hurricane Laura in Texas and Louisiana.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Approval
    Healthcare

    Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Approval

    The FDA has granted Abbott's BinaxNOW test emergency use authorization. Here's what that means for investors.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Was Exxon Mobil Dropped by the Dow?

    Exxon Mobil, which joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1928, was removed from the index following a rough year for the company.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Faces Charges of Price Fixing Generic Drugs
    Healthcare

    Teva Pharmaceutical Faces Charges of Price Fixing Generic Drugs

    Teva Pharmaceutical has been charged with conspiring with competitors to raise the prices of generic drugs.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    INX Launches $117 Million Security Token IPO, but How Will It Work?

    INX Limited has launched an initial public offering of up to 130 million INX Security Tokens. How will the first-ever Security Token Offering work?
    By Mark Pygas
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    Healthcare

    U.S. Approves Coronavirus Treatment, FTSE 100 Jumps on Possible AstraZeneca Vaccine Approval

    Monday could prove to be a good day for the markets after positive news about coronavirus treatments and vaccines.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    What Happens to Options During a Stock Split?

    Apple and Tesla are set to split their stocks at the end of August. What happens to stock options during a stock split?
    By Mark Pygas
  • What Is the Tesla-Heavy ARKK Innovation ETF?
    Fund Managers

    What Is the Tesla-Heavy ARKK Innovation ETF? ARK Invest Fund Sees Massive Gains

    Is the Tesla-heavy ARK Innovation ETF worth investing in? Here's a breakdown of what ARKK is invested in and why it has seen such huge gains.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Winklevoss Twins Hire Eventus to Protect Gemini From Market Manipulation

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, have partnered with Eventus to implement surveillance and anti-market manipulation tools on their platform.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Consumer

    Online Grocery Shopping Switch ‘Irreversible’ According to New Study

    Retail locations have suffered throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and online retail may become king.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Uber and Lyft Set to Shut Down California Service
    Technology & Communications

    Uber and Lyft Set to Shut Down California Service

    Technology giants Uber and Lyft are set to shut down their ride-sharing services in California on Friday.
    By Mark Pygas
  • AstraZeneca Secures Deal With Australia for COVID-19 Vaccine
    Healthcare

    AstraZeneca Secures Deal With Australia for COVID-19 Vaccine

    AstraZeneca, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant, has secured yet another deal to supply the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Financials

    Nasdaq Closes at Record High, Could Set New Record High on Tuesday

    The Nasdaq Composite closed at an all-time high on Monday and shrugged off failed stimulus negotiations, heightened tensions with China, and a global pandemic.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    What Happens to Fractional Shares in a Stock Split?

    Tesla is planning for a 5-to-1 stock split later this year, but what does that mean for fractional share owners?
    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    Is Robinhood Going Public? Investors Speculate after App Raises $200 Million

    Stock trading app Robinhood announced that it raised $200 million in Series G funding on Monday, which fueled speculation that the company may file an IPO.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Healthcare

    FDA Approves SalivaDirect COVID-19 Test

    The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to the SalivaDirect test developed by Yale University, which could be a gamer-changer.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Tesla Stock Price Rallies on Wedbush Upgrade
    Financials

    Tesla Stock Price Rallies on Wedbush Upgrade

    Wedbush has upgraded its price target for Tesla, suggesting that today could be another record day for the stock.

    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    How Are Dividends Paid on Robinhood?

    Stocks held in a Robinhood account may pay a dividend, and it is important to understand how you receive these payments.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Why Are There Only 21 Million Bitcoin and What Happens After They Are All Mined?

    Only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist. Why did Satoshi Nakamoto choose this number?
    By Mark Pygas
  • thermo fisher ends qiagen deal
    Healthcare

    Why Thermo Fisher Scientific Has Ended the Qiagen Deal

    Thermo Fisher Scientific ended its deal to buy Qiagen on Thursday. Here's why the agreement has been nixed.

    By Mark Pygas
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    Consumer

    Airbnb Reportedly Planning to Confidentially File for IPO

    Airbnb is planning to file for an IPO after being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    Should I Still Pay Student Loans During COVID-19? Student Loan Forbearance Explained

    Federal student loan forbearance has been extended, but should people still pay their student loans during COVID-19?

    By Mark Pygas
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    Consumer

    Kodak Stock Falls 45 Percent, U.S. Halts $765 Million Loan Amid Allegations

    Eastman Kodak stock dropped more than 45 percent in pre-market trading after accusations of insider trading.

    By Mark Pygas
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    Financials

    Capital One Fined $80 Million for 2019 Data Breach

    Capital One was fined $80 million over a 2019 data breach. The hack was carried out by Paige Thompson, a former Amazon employee.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Technology & Communications

    Tencent Stock Plunges, Trump Plans to Ban WeChat in the U.S.

    Investors are scared that a ban on WeChat could spread to 'League of Legends,' 'PUBG,' and 'Fortnite.'
    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    Are Retirement Benefits Taxable? How to Lower Taxes on Retirement Income

    If you're saving into a pension, 401(k), or IRA, then the payments you receive in retirement could be subject to federal income tax. 

    By Mark Pygas
  • why honda odyssey is being recalled
    Consumer

    Why the Honda Odyssey Is Being Recalled and How Honda Stock Is Fairing

    Honda Motors Co. is recalling four models of cars, including the Odyssey, to fix various issues with the vehicles.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Consumer

    Virgin Atlantic Files for Bankruptcy in the U.S., Needs a Rescue Plan

    Virgin Atlantic declared itself bankrupt in the U.S. Will Richard Branson's company be able to survive COVID-19?
    By Mark Pygas
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    Technology & Communications

    Is Apple Interested in Buying TikTok? Reports Seem to Suggest So

    TikTok is facing a tight deadline to find a buyer, and both Microsoft and Apple may be interested.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Technology & Communications

    Twitter Could Face up to $250 Million Fine Due to Privacy Violations

    Twitter expects to pay a fine of up to $250 million. The company used users' phone numbers and email addresses to target advertisements.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Earnings Report

    Clorox Beats Earnings, Names New CEO

    The expectations for the hygiene giant were met on Monday. Clorox announced a 21.9 percent gain in sales for the latest quarter.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Dividends

    Which Stocks Pay the Highest Dividend? Dividend Investing During COVID-19

    During the coronavirus pandemic, many companies have slashed their dividend payments. These are the stocks with the highest dividend yield in 2020.
    By Mark Pygas
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    Personal Finance

    Is Wealthfront Safe and Are the Fees Worth It?

    Being smart with your money is more important than ever, so are the fees associated with Wealthfront worth it?
    By Mark Pygas
  • investing in stocks pay off student loans
    Personal Finance

    Should You Invest in Stocks to Pay Off Student Loans?

    The prospect of using the stock market to pay off debt is an enticing one, especially as stocks such as Tesla soar.

    By Mark Pygas
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