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3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks With Over 7% Dividend Yield

Markets are volatile, there can be no doubt. So far this month, the S&P 500 has fallen 9% from its peak. The tech-heavy NASDAQ, which had led the gainers all summer, is now leading the on the fall, having lost 11% since September 2. The three-week tumble has investors worried that we may be on the brink of another bear market.The headwinds are strong. The usual September swoon, the upcoming election, doubts about another round of economic stimulus – all are putting downward pressure on the stock markets.Which doesn’t mean that there are no opportunities. As the old saw goes, “Bulls and bears can both make money, while the pigs get slaughtered.” A falling market may worry investors, but a smart strategy can prevent the portfolio from losing too much long-term value while maintaining a steady income. Dividend stocks, which

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Salesforce CEO calls coming job cuts ‘part of running business in a successful way’

Salesforce (CRM), coming off a massive second quarter and poised to be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is like all other businesses operating in a pandemic — having to make “difficult decisions” like cutting headcount, CEO Mark Benioff told Yahoo Finance.

The billionaire explained that job cuts, especially during a pandemic, is part of running a successful business. According to The Wall Street Journal, Salesforce is eliminating around 1,000 jobs, with the impacted workers given 60 days to find new positions within the company.

The move comes at a time when joblessness is at its highest levels in years. Yet with 54,000 employees, the job cuts account for less than 2% of the total headcount. Typically, Salesforce looks at “rebalancing five to 10%” of its employees each year, Benioff explained on Wednesday. 

“It’s part of running our business in a successful way. And that does impact employees at

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Bank of America CEO says stimulus measures beginning to boost consumer spending

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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said Tuesday that federal stimulus measures to insulate the U.S. economy from the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to work.

“The goods news is … you’re seeing consumer spending start to grow,” Moynihan told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo. “You’re starting to see these stimulus programs actually get deployed and in people’s pockets, and so they’re starting to spend.”

In March, consumer spending, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product, plunged to 7.5 percent, the biggest drop on record.

FED PLEDGES AGGRESSIVE ACTION TO SUPPORT US ECONOMY

A steep decline in spending

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VivoPower International PLC’s (VVPR) CEO Kevin Chin on Q4 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ:VVPR) Q4 2020 Results Earnings Conference Call August 24, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Company Participants

Kevin Chin – Executive Chairman and CEO

Michael Hui – Venture Capital Director, Arowana Capital Pty Ltd.

Bill Langdon – Non-Executive Director

Peter Jeavons – Non-Executive Director

Conference Call Participants

Operator

Hi. And welcome to the VivoPower Investor Update. I will shortly be handing you over to Kevin Chin, who will take you through today’s presentation. There’ll be an opportunity to queue up later on the call.

And now I’d like turn to Kevin Chin of VivoPower.

Kevin Chin

Thank you very much. And welcome everyone to the Kevin Chin results presentation for FY’20. Thanks for taking the time to join. I also have together with me on the call today, my colleagues on the Board, Matt Cahir, who is based just outside of Washington D.C. I have Michael Huey, who is

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Toughest Finance Job in India Keeps Yes Bank CEO Awake at Night

Prashant Kumar

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Late in the evening of March 5, Prashant Kumar took an unexpected call from his boss at State Bank of India. He was offered the job of rescuing the country’s most troubled private-sector bank, and — if he accepted — told to report for work at 8 a.m. the following morning.

“The first thing that came to my mind was where was the address,” he recalled. “I had to Google it.”

Kumar had little hesitation in accepting the position of chief executive officer of Yes Bank Ltd., the lender that was teetering on the edge of insolvency before being bailed out that month at a cost of $1.3 billion. The only concern came from his wife, who Kumar says was “shocked” that he had resigned from his safe post at the government-controlled SBI, where he was chief financial officer.

Another failure of

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