Month: April 2021

Yesterday morning, two major real estate investment trusts – Realty Income O and Vereit Inc. – announced that they’ll be merging this year. The deal includes Realty Income acquiring Vereit in an all-stock transaction, with the latter’s shareholders receiving 0.705 shares of the takeover stock for each of their own they currently hold. When completed,
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In this installment of Willis Weighs In, Tax Notes contributing editor Benjamin M. Willis talks with Anthony J. Nitti, partner at RubinBrown LLP, about the court cases that make up the foundation of tax law. Here are a few highlights from their discussion, edited for length and clarity. Willis: We are here today to talk about something
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In this article GOOGL MSFT AMZN AAPL FB Gwyn Photography | Digital Vision | Getty Images The tech industry is really two industries. There are the five giants, which operate at an almost unimaginable scale, and then there’s everybody else. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft all reported March-quarter earnings this week, and some of
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zhongguo Sustainability-focused funds attracted record inflows during the first quarter, pushing global assets under management in ESG funds to nearly $2 trillion, according to a report from Morningstar released Friday. The rise underscores the momentum behind ESG investing, or when environmental, social and governance factors are considered. Assets in these types of funds first topped
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Warren Buffett (L), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger attend the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2019. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Warren Buffett will kick off Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual shareholder meeting this Saturday riding high, with shares of the conglomerate at a record and its
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When COVID-19 first shutdown the economy, fears spiraled, ranging from would businesses survive, to could this destroy the American economic system and ruin the future of retirement. It turns out, from a retirement perspective, the more things changed, the more they stayed the same. With vaccination rates rising, the end of the pandemic is within
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Andrew Lanoie is a Best Selling Author, Investor and Podcaster at The Impatient Investor, as well as Co-Founder of Four Peaks Partners. The public perception is that as the economy and the housing market go, so does the rest of the real estate market. With anxiety over a potential housing crash, what would be the possible
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More than one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing stronger signs of economic recovery.  And although the pandemic may be inducing some real changes in the American economy, its biggest impact is acceleration and deepening of pre-pandemic trends, especially inequality. Wednesday’s new estimated GDP figures confirm the overall economic rebound.  In the first quarter of
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In this article QSR-CA Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, November 6, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Restaurant Brands International on Friday reported quarterly earnings that topped Wall Street’s expectations as its systemwide sales surpassed 2019 levels. Shares of the company
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The Canada Revenue Agency recently won its first cryptocurrency-related customer data request — a request involving Coinsquare, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. Under the order, Coinsquare must turn over personal and transactional information about its largest users, which captures about 5 to 10% of its customer base. In many ways, the CRA is following in the footsteps of the IRS, which in 2016
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