• 10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Here is what you need to know.
    Trump picks his new top economic adviser. CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow, who was previously a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, worked in the Reagan administration, and was chief economist for Bear Stearns, will replace Gary Cohn as National Economic Council director.
    One of Wall Street's most followed forecasts for the US economy is looking worse and worse. The Atlanta Fed's GDPNow tracker projects 1.9% growth for the US economy in the first quarter. That's down from last week's 2.5% estimate and well below the 5.4% print from the...
    Read more ...

     

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today

    10 things in tech you need to know today

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.
    1. Blood-testing company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes have been charged with 'massive fraud' by the SEC. Holmes has settled with the SEC.
    2. A former Equifax executive was charged by the SEC with insider trading for selling shares before the firm's massive breach was made public. Jun Ying allegedly made around $1 million from exercising his stock options, then selling the shares.
    3. Apple reportedly rushed its smart assistant Siri for the iPhone 4S, and the service has now become the tech firm's albatross...
    Read more ...

     

  • 10 things you need to know in markets today

    10 things you need to know in markets today

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Thursday.
    1. The US Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on Wednesday. The legislation, more commonly known as the Crapo bill, includes a rollback of many banking regulations. While it is designed to ease the burden on small community banks, it will also benefit larger regional banks and credit-reporting agencies.
    2. The conservative economist Larry Kudlow will replace Gary Cohn as National Economic Council director and become the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump. "Larry...
    Read more ...