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Plaid co-founders William Hockey and Zach Perret Source: Plaid Payments giant Visa is buying Silicon Valley start-up Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday. Plaid’s API software, often referred to as the “plumbing” behind fintech companies, lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts. It’s well-known among financial technology developers, but the average person interacting
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McDonalds Big Mac Getty Images Wall Street analysts say there’s no shortage of high quality stocks with upside for investors as 2020 gets underway. Many analysts named their top picks this week and CNBC looked at the most recent research to find the best picks. Stocks include Verizon, McDonald’s, Estee Lauder, Facebook, Simon Property Group,
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer slammed Kohl’s on Thursday after the embattled retailer reported a disappointing same-store sales decline during November and December and warned on outlook. “Kohl’s is just roadkill,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” “I’m speechless … I’m as quiet as the registers at Kohl’s.” Kohl’s did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
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Oil prices would skyrocket if Iran moved to completely cut off the Strait of Hormuz, energy analysts told CNBC on Wednesday. Elevated geopolitical tensions have sparked fears of a widening conflict in the Middle East, with energy market participants increasingly concerned that the fallout could soon disrupt regional crude supplies. It has thrust the world’s
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