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Massachusetts regulator says GameStop speculation is a danger to the whole market, as TD Ameritrade restricts trading

"The marketplace should be a place where risk is taken, but not reckless risk," Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin told CNBC.

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Revolut and Chubb Team Up to Provide Insurance Options to Fintech’s customers

AltFi | Aisling Finn | Jan 20, 2021 The new partnership will cover payment protection, refund protection and ticket cancellation. Insurance giant Chubb has teamed up with digital banking provider Revolut to offer a broader range of insurance to Revolut’s customers. Chubb will offer Revolut customers insurance products like purchase protection, refund protection and ticket


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Will Gary Gensler at SEC be Good for Crypto?

Traders Magazine | Shanny Basar  | Jan 21, 2021 Gary Gensler has been nominated as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and his expertise in fintech and digital currency could lead to new regulatory approvals such as a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. Gensler is a professor of the practice of Global Economics and Management at


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GameStop shares are jumping again, but short sellers aren't backing down

Despite the massive squeezes, GameStop short sellers are doubling down on their bearish bets.

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Etsy shares jump 9% after Elon Musk tweets he 'kinda loves' the e-commerce stock

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday: "I kinda love Etsy."

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Short sellers are down $91 billion in January as GameStop leads squeeze in stocks they bet against

For all the attention that is shined on superstar short sellers, most short sellers lose money.

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Why ‘tax the rich’ policies may make sense in a K-shaped economy

Some state officials want to raise taxes on the wealthy to plug Covid-era budget gaps. The policy meshes with an unequal pandemic recovery, economists say.

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Etsy shares jump 9% after Elon Musk tweets he 'kinda loves' the e-commerce company

Also on Tuesday, Jefferies raised its 12-month price target on Etsy to a Street high of $245 per share.

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Restaurants staged nimble responses to Covid's blows in 2020, but 6 years of growth were wiped away

With the rate of new infections still unacceptably high, the threat of new restrictions on restaurants lingers even as vaccinations are under way.

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Start-up tackling decarbonization of trucking sector gets funding from Amazon climate fund, Grantham

Amazon's $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund just announced its latest investment: Infinium, which is a start-up making electrofuels to cut emissions in the transportation sector.

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NFL star Michael Thomas is on a mission to teach others about money

A champion of social justice and financial literacy, football veteran Michael Thomas has been nominated for this year's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

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Etsy shares jump after Elon Musk tweets he 'kinda loves' the e-commerce company

Also on Tuesday, Jefferies raised its 12-month price target on Etsy to a Street high of $245 per share.

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World's largest money manager says sustainable investing surge to continue, pushes for more disclosure

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is calling on the corporate world to provide greater disclosures on ESG metrics.

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Brookings Event: Climate change and financial market regulations: Insights from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and former SEC Chair Mary Schapiro

Brookings | Jan 26, 2021 When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST What: There is growing interest among regulators around the world in helping to address climate change through the levers of financial market regulation. In addition, private companies are starting to elevate the importance of climate and sustainability risk for investment


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Cramer: 'Astounding numbers' at struggling GE, Raytheon may justify stock market's rally

"When I look at GE, I'm thinking 'Houdini,' miraculous, incredible," CNBC's Jim Cramer said. He's also encouraged by Raytheon's quarter.

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