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    Intel falls after earnings. What market analysts see next

    Intel’s post-earnings slump has market analysts questioning the company’s near-term prospects. Intel reported Thursday weaker-than-expected third-quarter sales results, with the stock falling more than 10% on Friday to around $50 a share. The company blamed supply shortages for a slowdown in its PC business. While some say Intel squandered a chance to prove itself, others see hope on the horizon. Here’s what five market analysts told CNBC on Thursday following the report: Hightower chief investment strategist Stephanie Link decided not to wait it out in the stock: “This is one of the reasons why I sold it, because they’ve been  

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    ABA Credit Conditions Index: Credit Market Expectations for Businesses and Consumers Confirm Solid Economic Outlook

    The chief economists of North America’s largest banks expect credit conditions to continue improving for both consumers and businesses over the next six months, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Conditions Index released today. The latest summary of ABA’s Credit Conditions Index examines a suite of indices derived from the quarterly outlook for credit markets produced by ABA’s Economic Advisory Committee (EAC), which is comprised of chief economists from major banking institutions across North America. Readings above 50 indicate that, on net, the economists expect business and household credit conditions to improve, while readings below 50 indicate a  

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    Automating Data Analysis Is a Must for Midsize Businesses

    Midsize company leaders are right to be excited about the opportunities for harnessing the value in their large datasets. But the data in midsize companies tends to be messy — spreadsheets and plain-text files, many in different formats, are difficult (if not impossible) to integrate. It takes a lot of time and money to clean it up to make it useful. Poor-quality, disintegrated data can sabotage even the best initiatives, including AI designed to increase value and efficiency. HdL Companies, a Brea, California–headquartered government services firm, used their data strategically and has seen significant efficiency gains. The author offers three  

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    Goldman Sachs (GS) earnings Q3 2021

    Goldman Sachs posted Friday third-quarter results that exceeded analysts’ expectations, as investment banking revenue surged nearly 90%, and the bank reaped record fees from equities financing. Here are the numbers: Earnings: $14.93 a share vs. $10.18 consensus estimate, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $13.61 billion vs. $11.68 billion consensus estimate Profit at the bank surged 63% to $5.28 billion, or $14.93 a share, as revenue climbed 26% to $13.61 billion. Shares of the New York-based bank rose 2.4%. Goldman — led by CEO David Solomon — has the world’s premier investment banking franchise, and analysts had expected strong revenue from booming  

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    What can you do with a business administration degree?

    What is a business administration degree? A bachelor of business administration trains students in data analysis, management, and organizational behavior. The degree builds strong analytical and decision-making skills that serve professionals in many fields. Undergraduates can specialize in areas like general management, accounting, supply chain management, and healthcare management to prepare for the workforce. Many business occupations show strong growth projections for 2020-2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The field also pays above-average salaries. Business professionals can increase their earning potential with experience, a graduate degree, or professional certifications. How much money can you make with a  

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