In this article SWX Carl Icahn speaking at Delivering Alpha in New York on Sept. 13, 2016. David A. Grogan | CNBC Carl Icahn on Tuesday announced a sizeable stake in Southwest Gas, and the activist investor is pushing the Las Vegas-based utility company to drop its rumored acquisition of natural gas company Questar Pipeline.
Workers with Patriot Environmental Services mop up oil on the surface of the water at Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach, CA on Monday, October 4, 2021. Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group | Getty Images A massive oil spill off the coast of southern California this past weekend has clean-up crews racing to prevent an ecological
A recent Tax Foundation analysis considered how various proposals from the Biden administration, from Congress, and from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development would affect the effective tax rates (ETRs) on the foreign profits of U.S. multinationals. That analysis focused on how each policy and proposal would affect the overall ETRs. But which industries
The Global Reporting Initiative unveiled its revised Universal Standards on Tuesday to reflect due diligence expectations for organizations to manage their sustainability impacts, including on human rights. GRI anticipates the revised standards will be used by the more than 10,000 companies already using its standards for their sustainability reporting. The standards are designed to position
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David McDonough, founder and CEO of Commonstock Commonstock A new social network is betting that enthusiastic retail traders are here to stay and that they want more transparency than what’s offered on Reddit. Commonstock is a social media platform for talking about trades and financial markets. It features a Twitter-like news feed, with users ranking
People receive information as they attend a job fair at SoFi Stadium on Sept. 9, 2021, in Inglewood, California. PATRICK T. FALLON | AFP | Getty Images The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell by more than half after the Labor Day “cliff,” when federal assistance ended for millions of people. There were just
Two decades ago, Jaime Aleman was looking to re-establish Panama’s reputation as a stable business center following the U.S.’s 1989 invasion. So, the Duke-educated attorney brought together heads of the country’s top law firms to back legislation inspired by Liechtenstein’s friendly rules on private foundations. The story, as told by Aleman in his autobiography, “Honesty
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William Shatner Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Science fiction will soon become reality, as William Shatner is scheduled to launch on the next crewed spaceflight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Blue Origin plans to fly the Canadian actor, who famously played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, as one of the passengers on
kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty Images The recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has been slower than a lot of people expected. For many Americans, that means their incomes are not yet back on track or may have suffered again during the onset of the delta variant. Data shows that hiring is still slow. Weekly initial
One way to put the House Build Back Better Act’s tax increases in historical context is to compare them to previous tax increases as a share of gross domestic product (GDP). Compared to previous tax changes, this House tax plan would impose the largest gross tax increase since President Lyndon Johnson’s tax hike to help
Big Four firm PwC announced that it will allow approximately 40,000 U.S. employees the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the continental U.S. moving forward. The firm said the move will allow staff members “to respond to what their needs are in this changing work environment, to continue to put flexibility and well-being benefits
Engine No. 1, the firm that rose to prominence after waging a successful campaign against Exxon, on Monday announced an investment in General Motors. This time, the upstart activist’s stake signals support for the automaker as it transitions to electric vehicles. Engine No. 1 pointed to the similarities between Exxon and GM, noting that each
As policymakers weigh whether to lift or repeal the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), they have to wrestle with how that change would primarily benefit high-earning taxpayers. As some have pointed out, other TCJA changes may further increase the benefits of an
NicolasMcComber | E+ | Getty Images In this period of virtually non-existent bond yields, the search for income is prompting increased interest in junk bonds, exposing investors to more risk. Meanwhile, stock investors are concerned about the impact of market volatility on their portfolios. For some investors, the solution to both problems may lie in