Kirk McKoy | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images An oil rigger at a Schlumberger field prepares pipes in Midland, Texas. The world’s largest oilfield services provider Schlumberger reported an 88 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday as rising crude oil prices encouraged its North American clients to ramp up spending. Net profit attributable
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EPS: 11 cents, expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $27.45 billion expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. The embattled industrial conglomerate saw its shares drop to the lowest level since July 2009 as Wall Street and the media alike questioned the risks lurking within GE Capital’s portfolio. The stock has slid 21
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Olivia Harris | Reuters Authorities around the world, including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore have looked into anti-money laundering breaches relating to 1MDB. The financial scandal — one of the world’s biggest — has rocked Malaysian politics and involves players as diverse as Goldman Sachs and Hollywood. The state of 1MDB’s finances has been
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Skechers stock plummeted more than 23 percent in the extended session. The footwear company reported earnings and revenues that surpassed Wall Street expectations. Global same-store sales were also up 9.5 percent. Despite the strong earnings, weak second-quarter guidance sent shares falling. E*Trade shares fell more than
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If bitcoin can’t recover $8,600 soon, bitcoin “miners” will likely find it unprofitable to keep creating the cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley analysts said. Bitcoin traded slightly higher near $8,200 on Thursday, according to CoinDesk. It has struggled to recover in the last few months after tumbling from a record high above $19,000 in mid-December. “We estimate
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Pier 1 Imports‘ stock plummeted more than 20 percent Thursday morning after the company reported sales that missed analysts’ expectations, also ceasing its dividend payouts. The home furnishings retailer said halting its dividend payments to investors “will enable the company to allocate greater resources toward implementing its three-year strategic plan to drive sales and earnings
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When planning for health-care costs in retirement, it pays to factor in a particular worst-case scenario: an earlier-than-anticipated workforce exit. A new analysis from Fidelity Investments estimates that a healthy 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $280,000 to cover their health costs in retirement. For individuals, the projection is $133,000 for a man and
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Bank of New York Mellon reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, as surging equity markets and a weaker dollar helped drive double-digit growth in its assets servicing and management businesses. Shares of the world’s largest custodian bank rose 3.3 percent at $54 in premarket trading. Asset servicing revenue surged 13 percent to $1.52 billion,
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TSMC is the world’s largest semiconductor foundry company, manufacturing chips for leading technology firms including Apple and Nvidia. Morgan Stanley said Apple’s iPhone was a big reason for TSMC’s poor guidance. “Smartphone semi weakness [is] the main reason for the revenue shortfall,” analyst Charlie Chan wrote in a note to clients Thursday. “Beside the order
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G-20 countries are “weak” and have moved “too slowly” in improving transparency over financial secrecy two years after the Panama Papers revealed how wealthy individuals hide their money, an international corruption watchdog said Thursday. Transparency International warned that 10 G-20 nations have “very weak” legal frameworks that do little to help law enforcement officials and
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