What to watch in tomorrow's trading session, with Sahak Manuelian, Wedbush Securities; Oliver Pursche, Gary Goldberg Financial Services; and Richard Ina, UBS.
david: This is one of the few times I agree with president Obama.Remember, the terrorists were armed with box-cutters.The blame should go to the ACLU which had gone to court to block sensible profiling of people wanting to fly. Like one-way tickets, cash, no luggage. Also, the FBI dropped the ball when an agent reported suspicious activity at the flying school.(didn't want to learn how to land a plane!Also, Bush didn't want to hurt the feelings of his Saudi friends.After the first WTC bombing in 1993, there should have been a massive effort to arrest and deport persons from the middle-east for the smallest infraction. Instead, from Clinton to Bush, to Obama,they continue to welcome them to the USA with open arms.
One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, a study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests. And 16% of emergency bowel cancer patients had seen their GP three times or more with relevant symptoms. Overall, these symptoms were less common in patients diagnosed at an emergency stage rather than earlier on. The study looked at data on diagnoses in England from 2005 to 2006. The researchers, from University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, focused on what had happened to patients in the five years leading up to their cancer diagnosis. They analysed National Cancer Registry data
Four in 10 parents say they’re using a checking account to hold their college savings, and six in 10 report using a plain old savings account, in Sallie Mae’s annual How America Saves for College report. In fact, more than 40% of all college-savings dollars are held in low- or no-return vehicles such as checking accounts, savings accounts, or certificates of deposit. Interest rates in those accounts are negligible—less than 0.1% for most checking accounts and less than 1% for savings accounts.
College is often considered the surest path to a lucrative career. After all, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a worker with a bachelor's degree typically earns 67.7% more than someone with just a high school diploma. But not all college degrees are created equal. To determine which majors typically come with the best hiring prospects and pay, we analyzed data for 215 popular college majors. We looked for courses of study that tend to lead to fat paychecks—both right out of school and farther along your career path. We also sought out majors that are in high demand based on recent online job postings as well as long-term growth expectations for related occupations. But money isn’t everything.
AT&T Inc. – which is expected to premier its streaming service DirecTV Now later this year – reportedly will work to make streaming its primary TV platform by 2020. AT&T last year acquired satellite-TV service DirecTV, which has a large Colorado footprint. Under the timeline, as reported by Bloomberg, DirecTV set-top boxes and satellite dishes could be obsolete in three to five years. Bloomberg cites people familiar with the plans. Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) has claimed no allegiance to satellite TV technology from day one of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but it hasn’t publicly provided any definitive answers or a timeline on a migration of its 25 million video subscribers toward
Anyone who missed last night’s presidential debate and turned to social media to try to determine how it went might have a difficult time figuring out whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump came away on top. Trump supporters and the candidate himself are busy declaring victory and promoting internet polls in which as many as 80 percent of respondents claimed that Trump won. Team Clinton, meanwhile, has also declared victory and is citing multiple analysts in the media who insist that Clinton won, either by virtue of Trump self-destructing or her superior preparation.
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases begging — the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer's red prescription bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the top and prescription information that was easier to read. Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets.
As both presidential candidates strived to portray themselves as tough on trade Monday night, Donald Trump won the headline with a wrongheaded attack on Ford (F) for moving small-car production to Mexico. Yes, Ford is moving small car manufacturing to Mexico. The reason is that small cars are barely profitable, so Ford needs lower labor and other costs to justify building and selling models like the Ford Focus and Ford C-Max. Otherwise, Ford could wind up like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) which has been forced to discontinue its unprofitable Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. Ford's assembly plant in Wayne, Mich., where the Focus and C-Max used to be built, isn't being demolished -- it's where
Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. plunged in active trade Tuesday, as Carl Icahn appears to be losing interest in the natural gas and oil company after years of being one of its biggest supporters. The company CHK, +3.21% disclosed in a regulatory filing that Vincent Intrieri, a senior managing director at Icahn Capital, had resigned from the board of directors, effective Monday. That left Chesapeake’s board without an Icahn representative since Intrieri joined in June 2012. His resignation comes a week after Icahn disclosed that he had sold 37.7 million shares, or more than half of his Chesapeake holding, to bring his stake down to 35.3 million shares, or 4.55% of the shares outstanding. Icahn
Sept. 27 -- Hans Sicat, president and chief executive officer at Philippine Stock Exchange, discusses foreign outflows from the country, Philippine stocks and his outlook for the economy. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau and David Ingles on "Asia Edge."
What's the biggest threat to a comfortable retirement? Ignorance. The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to take Social Security and how to anticipate your retirement expenses can make a big difference in your old age. And the decisions don't stop on Day One of your post-career life. Once you're in retirement, you'll need smart strategies for taking withdrawals and investing your resources so they last as long as you do. So how well-versed are you on this critical subject? Take this quiz to find out.
No résumé is 100% flawless. Many include minor errors — a missing digit on your zip code, or a few too many buzzwords — and while these aren’t favorable in the eyes of the hiring manager, they can easily be forgiven if the candidate is otherwise impressive and qualified for the job.
Both male and female managers say it's hard to give tough feedback to women. Perhaps they should learn from legendary coach Geno Auriemma, who in 30 years of leading UConn's women's basketball team has won a record 11 national titles. He speaks to WSJ's Shelby Holliday about how good leaders can find success by dishing tough-love feedback.
Tyson said it got complaints from consumers saying they had found small pieces of hard, white plastic in the nuggets, prompting the recall. The plastic may have originated from a rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said, and classified it as a Class I recall. There have been no injuries associated with this recall, Tyson said.
If you happen to be one of the owners of the 2 million or more accounts that Wells Fargo fraudulently created, the bank will be getting in touch asking if you need or want your credit cards. Unfortunately, many Wells Fargo victims will have to face a cruel dilemma: choosing between their own credit score and getting a measure of satisfaction. Twisted as it sounds, breaking up with a credit card you didn’t know you were in a relationship with could damage your credit.
Both of Jeep's midsize offerings, the Compass and Patriot, are getting hella old. Instead of flooding the market with two new offerings, Jeep is rolling out just one, and it's using the Compass name. The 2017 Jeep Compass will be an all-new affair, and it will be built in the company's newly established manufacturing facility in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil.
"It's our loss — I just wish American politics allowed for this kind of rational discussion." -Jim Cramer No one talks about the actual benefit that deals like NAFTA bring to American workers, namely cheaper products. Meanwhile, the average Mexican worker only receives about $3 per hour. The country has fewer worker and environmental protections. There is state provided healthcare, and very little absenteeism. Shareholders want the companies to move to Mexico for an immediate earnings-per-share boost. More important for consumers, Mexico has kept the price of cars down because of its low costs, Cramer said. "That is a real trade-off and we need to talk about it, rather than pretending it doesn't
Refinancing your mortgage can drastically lower your monthly payments, especially since rates are still very low. Here are five times you should hold off on refinancing your mortgage. If you plan on selling your home in the next five years, then hold off on refinancing it.
Samsung Pay, the electronics giant's mobile-payments service, turns one year old in the US on Wednesday. The company is celebrating with new features and a prize giveaway. Samsung said Tuesday it has added support for coupons, memberships and gift cards to the service. Users can now search, save and redeem coupons within the app. Users can also use the app to redeem gift cards from hundreds of retailers. Accompanying the new features is a cloud storage feature that allows users to restore membership, gift, and Samsung Reward cards whenever they sign into a new device. Since Samsung Pay's launch a year ago, more than 500 banks and credit unions have signed on to support the service. Samsung says
AT&T Inc. T is proceeding with its legal actions against the "One Touch Make Ready" ordinance imposed by the Nashville City Council. The council recently voted in favor of the ordinance, which allows competitors such as Alphabet Inc’s GOOG Google Fiber install wires on AT&T’s utility poles, without prior approval. Notably, this February, AT&T sued the Louisville Metro Government on the same grounds, backed by Frontier Communications Inc. FTR.
Ahead of the first in-person clash between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, stocks around the world traded lower. “Investors are acting extremely nervous with regards to the debate … and it highlights the fact that the markets are not focusing on the health of the economy, interest rates and geopolitical events,” Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth, told Reuters Monday. In Asia, where many nations risk seeing the Trans Pacific Partnership with the United States disappear after the election, the Shanghai Composite Index in China was down 1.8 percent (China isn’t a signatory to the pact).
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - SABMiller (SAB.L) shareholders overwhelmingly backed the brewer's $100 billion-plus takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) on Wednesday, clearing the last big hurdle for one of the largest corporate mergers in history. AB InBev's 79 billion pound bid passed in a meeting at a London Park Lane hotel lasting less than half an hour, overseen by Chairman Jan du Plessis, who fielded only two questions from shareholders. It secured support representing 95.5 percent of SABMiller share value, having needed at least 75 percent to succeed.
Just ask intrepid consumer reporter Bob Sullivan, who received his very own debt collection note after simply reaching out to a payday loan company (and alleged phantom debt collector) for a story. For starters, payday lenders don't typically report to major credit bureaus, like Experian, according to the bureau's Director of Public Education, Rod Griffin. "Any debt you enter into contractually you are obligated to repay, even if it doesn't appear in a credit report," Griffin said, and ignoring a legitimate debt could have serious consequences.
Shares of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are off to a forgettable start this week, down more than 3% as the closing bell on Monday approaches. An SEC investigation found that Merrill Lynch caused market disruptions on at least 15 occasions from late 2012 to mid-2014 and violated the Market Access Rule because its internal controls in place to prevent erroneous trading orders were set at levels so high that it rendered them ineffective. For example, Merrill Lynch applied a limit of 5 million shares per order for one stock that only traded around 79,000 shares per day. Other trading strategies had limits set as high as 25 million shares, which Merrill Lynch reduced to 50,000 shares after the SEC's investigation began.
The U.S. dollar last traded about 1.8 percent weaker against the Mexican peso and was stronger against the yen. The euro-dollar held steady near $1.125. In the last few days, the Mexican peso has hit all-time lows against the U.S. dollar as Trump appeared to gain momentum in election polls. The Dow Jones industrial average closed more than 150 points lower Monday, weighed by concerns ahead of the evening debate and pressure on the financial sector from a plunge in shares of Deutsche Bank to record lows. "I think Hillary Clinton did pretty well. I think she was better prepared than Trump," said Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Baird. "Whether the debate will mean anything (remains)
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) said it could hive off the French half of its LCH.Clearnet arm in a bid to ease European Union concerns about exchange's planned merger with Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE). LCH.Clearnet is already one of the world's largest clearing houses for shares and derivatives, and the EU's competition unit said on Wednesday it was concerned over what would happen to competition if it was allowed to combine with Deutsche Boerse's Eurex clearing arm. The London Stock Exchange said it wanted to "address proactively" the anti-trust concerns raised by the European Commission.