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  • The gloomy profits narrative underlying the stock market just got worse

    Earnings growth for America’s biggest companies has been lackluster for a while. It has been the case that experts had forecast a sharp rebound in earnings growth during the second half of 2016 and accelerating in 2017. “This past week marked a change in the aggregate expectations of analysts…

    Sam Ro
  • Here's why New Yorkers are mixed on their new connected subways

    If you’ve ever taken a subway in New York City you know that once you’re on the train you’ve entered a wasteland void of connectivity. Not only will these futuristic people movers come with free Wi-Fi, they’ll also include USB charging stations, so if you’re late for work and don’t have time to…

    Dan Howley
  • Stitches are getting a lot smarter

    In a world filled with smartphones, smart TVs and smart cars, smart stitches totally make sense. Scientists at Tufts University discovered a way to let doctors monitor how a wound heels through the kind of stitches it uses.

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  • Pogue's Basics: Screen rotation lock

    More and more these days, people are reading e-books on their phones. I mean, you’ve always got your reading material with you, right?

    David Pogue
  • Motorola’s new Moto Z phones double as projectors and high-powered speakers

    Available for Verizon, the Moto Z Droid Edition and Moto Z Force Droid Edition, which cost $624 and $720, respectively, are part of a new crop of pseudo-customizable handsets called modular phones. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force are largely the same smartphone. The Moto Z Force is both thicker and…

    Dan Howley
  • Stocks up four weeks in a row

    Make that four in a row as stocks cap another up week. Plus, the Fed’s back in the spotlight next week, but will the Bank of Japan actually give the markets what it wants to hear? And, Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon have earnings reports coming up. Catch The Final Round at 4 p.m. ET with…

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  • The summer weekend getaway for New York’s super-rich is cooling off

    The Hamptons, a group of beachfront villages in Long Island about a hundred miles from New York City, are the go-to destination for elite Manhattanites who spend tens of millions of dollars to buy summer homes. According to Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of appraisal firm Miller Samuel, sales…

    Melody Hahm
  • The less sexy, non-FANG tech stocks are winning right now

    The so-called “FANG” stocks—Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL)—have dominated investor attention in the tech space with their high-growth ambitions. The value tech cohort—from SAP (SAP) to Microsoft (MSFT) to IBM (IBM)—have posted impressive results…

    Nicole Sinclair
  • American Airlines' profit plunges; Chipotle sales and revenue drop; Pandora rejects $3.4B buyout offer

    The company’s second-quarter earnings beat on both the top and bottom lines, but its profit fell 44% from one year ago to $950 million. American Airlines reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.77 on revenue of $10.36 billion. Chipotle (CMG) – The Mexican food chain missed analysts’…

    Seana Smith
  • Bezos beats Buffett to become world's third-richest man

    Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are slightly in the green, with utilities (XLU) leading and industrials (XLI) lagging. Alan Valdes, Director of Floor operations at Silverbear joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • The Elby e-bike will blow you away for 90 miles

    Now that you’ve had a crash course in the Fourth Great Mode of Land Transport, it’s time to introduce you to the Elby. When pressed, Elby’s spokesperson refined that statement enough for me to assess. The Elby bike, though, was designed all at once, around a weather-sealed propulsion system…

    David Pogue
  • Low-cost renovations that you’ll love in your kitchen

    In the magazine’s August issue, DiClerico reports that a kitchen redo should cost 5% to 15% of a home’s total value. With all that you’re able to save, you’ll have quite a bit more to spend on the meals you’ll be cooking up in your new kitchen.

    Jeanie Ahn
  • An overwhelming majority of Wall St. pros who try to beat the market fail

    According to a new study from S&P, the actively managed fund industry is failing to deliver. Active fund managers are paid to generate above-average returns for their clients. Unfortunately, most active fund managers actually end up lagging their benchmarks instead of beating them.

    Sam Ro
  • Starbucks stumbles, Chipotle's free food promotion fails, General Electric drags

    Starbucks (SBUX) cut it sales outlook for the year after it reported weaker than expected revenue in the second quarter as sales growth slowed. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz called the disappointing sales figures an “anomaly” and blamed the shortfall on political and social unrest both at home and…

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  • Low on cash? Now there is layaway for airline tickets

    After finding the ideal flight, you take a screenshot of the itinerary and upload the photo to Airfordable. From there, the site calculates the deposit amount,  and applies an interest rate of 10% to 20% of the ticket cost. This interest rate is determined by demand, the date of travel and the…

    Brittany Jones-Cooper
  • Starbucks calls weak sales an 'anomaly'

    Starbucks (SBUX) cut it sales outlook for the year after posting weaker-than-expected revenue in the second quarter. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz called the disappointing sales figures an “anomaly” and blamed the shortfall on political and social unrest both at home and abroad. Dow component…

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  • The fall of Roger Ailes

    Roger Ailes is gone from Fox News, the operation he started 20 years ago at the behest of Rupert Murdoch, and built into America’s most watched, most openly partisan, most profitable cable news television network. One of the few executives in the news media business who actually wielded genuine…

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  • 'Pokémon Go' Gets A Dating Site

    Well, that’s the hope for the new dating service PokéDates, launched by Project Fixup, a popular offline dating startup that touts being responsible for thousands of fixups since its 2012 launch. “ ‘Pokémon Go’ has taken the world by storm, and it’s more fun to play with a companion,’ ” saidSarah…

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  • Why Ethereum is the hottest new thing in digital currency

    Just when you were (maybe) beginning to get a basic understanding of the digital currency bitcoin, a second-place digital currency is gaining steam and growing in value. On Thursday, Ethereum hit another business milestone when Coinbase, the leading mainstream platform for buying and trading of…

    Daniel Roberts
  • Chipotle comp sales plummet a worse-than-expected 23.6% in Q2

    Chipotle (CMG) reported disappointing quarterly results on Thursday after the bell. The all-important comparable store sales (which looks at the sales of Chipotle locations open at least a year) fell 23.6%, which was worse than the 20% expected by analysts. Sales figures continue to struggle in…

    Nicole Sinclair