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Lennox International Air Conditioner systems Source: Lennox International. Despite a blistering heatwave across the East Coast this weekend, air-conditioner maker Lennox International pointed to colder weather as a key reason for cutting guidance and underperforming in the second quarter. The Texas-based company brought in second-quarter earnings per share of $3.74 — about 9% below analysts’
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Congress is going crypto. Lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives heard testimony this week regarding Facebook’s Libra project in the interest of finding a way to regulate the digital payment system and ascertain how it is different from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. In the hourslong confabs, Congress heard testimony from Calibra chief David
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Eric Rosengren, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Donald Trump’s constant berating of the Federal Reserve and its actions does not influence the central bank’s decisions on monetary policy, Boston
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Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren is lining up against an apparent push to cut interest rates, telling CNBC in an interview Friday that the central bank can afford to be patient as long as the economy holds up. Speaking just 12 days before the Fed is expected to ease monetary policy, Rosengren said he
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The depressed valuations for banks and other financial firms mean “this is the time” for acquisitions and mergers in the industry, a former CEO of Wells Fargo said Monday. “Anytime you have high regulations in any industry, you get concentration, and banks are cheap,” Richard Kovacevich said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell. ” “So if you’re
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Citigroup on Monday beat analysts’ expectations for second-quarter profit and revenue on gains from the initial public offering of electronic bond trading platform Tradeweb. The bank posted profit of $4.79 billion, or $1.95 per share, compared with the $1.80 estimate of analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Excluding the impact of the IPO, the bank would have
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An earnings season that delivers will play an integral role in whether the market can maintain all-time highs, according to Crossmark Global Investments’ Victoria Fernandez. The chief market strategist believes Wall Street is completely discounting second earnings expectations right now, and that leaves little room for disappointments when the season kicks off this Monday. “Earnings
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