- Editor's PickYahoo Finance•1 hour ago
While many experts say the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is on the decline in key areas of Iraq and Syria, you wouldn’t know it from the organization’s public narrative. The ISIS propaganda strategy compels people to action: ISIS has persuaded an estimated 30,000 people from over 85 countries to travel to hostile war zones in Iraq and Syria while inspiring other supporters to commit acts of violence on ISIS’s behalf in their home countries. And ISIS propaganda does not only focus on its military activity: ISIS also tries to portray itself as an effective government, but that effort rarely gets the level of attention in mainstream U.S. press that its military activity does. The caliphate’s narrative helped fuel expansion beyond Iraq and Syria to regions such as Libya, Yemen, and even Afghanistan, where its competitor al-Qaeda has been operating and messaging for years.
- Editor's PickYahoo Finance•21 hours ago
Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are rallying at midday after Janet Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech, with health care (XLV) leading the way up, and utilities (XLF) in the rear, but still in the green. Keith Bliss of Cuttone & Co. joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Justine Underhill is joined by Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer and Thomson Reuters markets reporter Dion Rabouin. First up is the latest bizarre twist in the battle between two billionaires over Herbalife.
- Editor's PickYahoo Finance•yesterday
All three major averages (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) turned higher after Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded a little less dovish when speaking in Jackson Hole this morning. “Indeed, in light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months,” Yellen said. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) expects its merger with rival SABMiller to lead to about a 3% reduction in its workforce over the next three years, once the deal is complete.
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NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
|Bid||124.82 x 700|
|Ask||124.92 x 1200|
|Day's Range||123.91 - 125.19|
|52wk Range||85.72 - 128.33|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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|P/E Ratio (ttm)||59.73|
|Avg Vol (3m)||19,932,737|
|Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|