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    Here's a look ahead at what will be making headlines Wednesday, July 26th.

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  • GM to Consider Axing Six Models to Combat Slumping Sales, Avoid Plant Layoffs
    Business
    The Street10 hours ago

    GM to Consider Axing Six Models to Combat Slumping Sales, Avoid Plant Layoffs

    United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said the union is working with General Motors (GM) to avoid layoffs as U.S. auto sales slump, AutoBlog reported. GM is considering producing more trucks and SUVs while killing off six slow-selling models produced at underused car plants such as Hamtramck in Michigan and Lordstown in Ohio. It's unclear if the plants will start producing newer, more popular models. Watch: Are you driving one of GM's most popular crossovers? GM has cut shifts at several of its U.S. plants as inventories of small and midsized cars grow. If GM stopped producing the six models under consideration, it wouldn't happen until 2020. The models at risk are the Chevrolet Volt,

  • Advanced Micro Devices Could Gain Another 17% Within Hours: Chart
    Business
    The Street10 hours ago

    Advanced Micro Devices Could Gain Another 17% Within Hours: Chart

    It's time to check out the charts... The rally in Nvidia (NVDA) began in April last year and the stock has gone on to a 386% gain since then, but there's another stock in the graphics and artificial intelligence semiconductor space that has done even better. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is up 408% in the last 16 months and is retesting its all-time highs as the company is set to report earnings after the close of trading Tuesday. The price action on the daily chart and the technical indications suggest a potential 17% move higher from its current level. Looking to make a move on Nvidia? Jim Cramer shares when the stock is a buy: The $15.00 area has supplied resistance for the last six months

  • Starbucks Has a Disturbing Problem: Even Its Cheerleaders Must Admit This Is a Major Issue
    Business
    The Street10 hours ago

    Starbucks Has a Disturbing Problem: Even Its Cheerleaders Must Admit This Is a Major Issue

    If you listen to Starbucks (SBUX) execs, then everything at the coffee giant is amazing.  Do some work in Microsoft (MSFT) Excel (as the analysts at Credit Suisse did below on Wednesday), and a glaring issue comes to light. That is, for all its digital leadership and ability to crank out new, more expensive drinks, Starbucks sales are on a long-term downtrend. Seeing as employee hourly wages and benefit costs are on the rise, as are costs to open new locations, a stubborn downtrend in sales is very unwelcome. It's especially unwelcome as most on Wall Street remain obsessed with Starbucks' growth prospects -- they could be in for some unfortunate surprises on the bottom line over the next year