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General Electric shares fell more than 11% Thursday after Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos targeted the conglomerate in a new report, accusing it of issuing fraudulent financial statements to hide the extent of its problems. A website has been set up to disseminate the report, www.GEfraud.com, where Markopolos calls it “a bigger fraud than Enron.” The
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The allegations by Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos of a $38 billion fraud at General Electric are “at best disingenuous” and “at worst highly inaccurate,” according to Nick Heymann, co-group head of global industrial infrastructure at the William Blair financial services firm. “You got the stock on sale yesterday for absolutely no basis. This is why
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President Donald Trump held a conference call with the CEOs of the three biggest U.S. banks as the stock market plunged Wednesday. Trump held the call with J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Bank of America‘s Brian Moynihan and Citigroup‘s Michael Corbat, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The Dow plunged 800 points, or 3%, in
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The General Electric Co. logo is seen on the company’s corporate headquarters building in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. July 23, 2019 Alwyn Scott | Reuters Enron whistleblower Harry Markopolos released a report on General Electric on Thursday alleging the company is hiding financial problems. Before the report was made public, GE said, in a statement, “we
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Walmart, Macy’s and J.C. Penney are among the retailers set to report their second-quarter earnings this week. But with the burden of the trade war, many investors are skeptical. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is putting 10% tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, effective Sept. 1, could hammer the
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Getty Images Investment giant BlackRock just became the largest stakeholder of Sports Illustrated’s parent company. BlackRock bought roughly a 30% stake in Authentic Brands Group for $875 million, the company’s chief executive officer Jamie Salter CNBC’s Brian Sullivan in a phone interview on Sunday. The deal values the brand management company around $4 billion to
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