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Asian markets traded mixed on Monday, with recent U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria in focus.

  • Don’t cheat yourself with the 4% rule
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Don’t cheat yourself with the 4% rule

    If you’re planning for retirement, you’re probably thinking about how much you’ll need, how long the money will last, and how much you can safely take out each year. You recognize that in retirement there will be a balancing act between spending on current needs while also preserving enough for your later years. Instead, all-too-often, retirees use simplified rules of thumb to determine how much to take out each year.

  • Virginia Man Totals $300,000 Sports Car 1 Day After Buying It
    Finance
    Fortune

    Virginia Man Totals $300,000 Sports Car 1 Day After Buying It

    Totaled Saturday,” the Fairfax County Police Department wrote in a post Saturday after a Virginia man crashed his $300,000 car. The man totaled the car after driving too fast into a tree, NBC Washington reported.

  • Papa John's Further Shuns Founder, Evicting Him From Offices
    Finance
    Bloomberg

    Papa John's Further Shuns Founder, Evicting Him From Offices

    Papa John’s International Inc.’s board put further distance between the pizza chain and its outspoken founder John Schnatter for using a racial slur, agreeing to review all ties to him, evict him from the headquarters, and remove him from all marketing materials. A committee of independent directors ordered the termination of a so-called founder’s agreement that designated Schnatter as the brand’s face and voice and is requesting he cease media appearances on behalf of the firm, the company said in a statement after a Sunday night board meeting. Schnatter came under pressure after a media report that he used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities in a conversation with the company’s former media agency, Laundry Service.

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Benzinga's Bulls & Bears Of The Week: AT&T, Facebook, Intel, Netflix, Twitter And More

    Benzinga featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included a number of leading tech stocks. Bearish calls included retailers and a newly minted merger. The new earnings reporting season began this past week,

  • Mark Cuban says the best investing advice he got when young was to be as poor as possible first
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Mark Cuban says the best investing advice he got when young was to be as poor as possible first

    Mark Cuban once drove around a real hunk of junk — seriously. The billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner says the best pieces of investing advice he got when young was to be as poor as possible first. The “Shark Tank” star these days doles out a lot of advice to young entrepreneurs on CNBC but he says it doesn’t take a million-dollar idea to become rich.

  • Analyzing China's Second Quarter Growth Data
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    Bloomberg Video

    Analyzing China's Second Quarter Growth Data

    China’s gross domestic product increased 6.7 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the same as forecast in a Bloomberg survey. Grace Ng, a China economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Hong Kong, weighs in, and also discusses the trade dispute with the U.S. on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia" with Rishaad Salamat. GRACE: WHAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING, LOOKING THROUGH THE MONTHLY DATA, IS THAT THERE WAS SUPPORT FROM THE EXPORT SECTOR PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE PARIS IMPACT.

  • Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best deals for tech and gaming
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    The Independent

    Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best deals for tech and gaming

    Amazon Prime Day is back for a third year and this time round the online retailer has declared that over one million offers will be announced. The shopping event begins on 16 July and will run for 36 hours, with discounts on both the company’s own offerings

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    TheStreet.com

    Top Analysts Say Gamble On These 3 Ace Stocks

    This 'Strong Buy' tech stock has won the attention of five top ranked analysts, who have all recently upgraded their recommendations to Buy. Verizon has jumped almost 9% throughout the last three months. The 12-month average price target suggests the stock boasts 10% in upside potential.

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Netflix Q2 Earnings Preview: What To Watch For In The Streaming Giant's Report

    Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) stock has more than doubled year-to-date. The streaming platform's momentum is building ahead of a July 16 second-quarter earnings report, and the stock is trading just off its all-time closing record. Will the Q2 print

  • CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer Over Coupon
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    Fortune

    CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer Over Coupon

    The incident was first described on late Friday by Camilla Hudson, the 53-year-old victim, in a post that quickly went viral (though according to Hudson, the post has since been removed by Facebook for unspecified violations). Hudson, who is black, later described the events in detail to Block Club Chicago, saying that she entered a CVS at 6150 North Broadway, and attempted to make a purchase using an automated checkout machine.

  • Jaguar Escapes New Orleans Zoo and Kills 6 Animals
    Lifestyle
    Time

    Jaguar Escapes New Orleans Zoo and Kills 6 Animals

    (NEW ORLEANS) — A jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and killed six animals. The male jaguar escaped around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team nearly

  • 3 Best Big Pharma Stocks to Buy for the 2nd Half of 2018
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    Motley Fool

    3 Best Big Pharma Stocks to Buy for the 2nd Half of 2018

    Few big pharma stocks excited investors in the first half of 2018. Three big pharma stocks, in particular, could be set to move higher. AbbVie stock was on a roll this year until the company's announcement in March of disappointing phase 2 study results for Rova-T in treating small-cell lung cancer.

  • Lowe’s New CEO Is Shaking the Company Up Just a Week In
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    GoBankingRates

    Lowe’s New CEO Is Shaking the Company Up Just a Week In

    New Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison is restructuring the company’s management team. Under the new structure, several top positions at Lowe’s have been eliminated, including chief operating officer, chief customer officer, corporate administration executive and chief development officer. “We have taken a fresh look at our organizational structure and are realigning our leadership team to improve our focus, better leverage Lowe’s omni-channel capabilities and deliver increased value for our customers, associates and shareholders,” Ellison said in a statement.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life
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    Motley Fool

    3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

    Picking dividend stocks with high yields is only part of the equation for dividend investors. Three of our Motley Fool investors have identified three dividend stocks that you can safely bet on for years to come. Here's what you need to know about Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY), and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

  • The Single Biggest Reason to Stay Away From Canadian Marijuana Stocks
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    Motley Fool

    The Single Biggest Reason to Stay Away From Canadian Marijuana Stocks

    The stocks of Canadian marijuana growers have skyrocketed. Canopy Growth Corporation's (NYSE: CGC) share price has nearly quintupled over the past 12 months. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) stock has quadrupled.

  • Nunes: Indictment of Russians leaves out targeting of GOP
    Politics
    Fox Business Videos

    Nunes: Indictment of Russians leaves out targeting of GOP

    Special Counsel Mueller indicts 12 Russian officers for election meddling before Trump-Putin summit; Rep. Devin Nunes reacts on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'

  • Elon Musk’s Donations to Republicans Spark Yet Another Controversy
    Politics
    Fortune

    Elon Musk’s Donations to Republicans Spark Yet Another Controversy

    It’s been a rough weekend for Elon Musk, and it’s not letting up: the Tesla CEO came under sudden and harsh scrutiny Saturday for political contributions to conservative politicians and campaign groups. The controversy appears to have been kicked off by reports, from outlets including Salon, on new Federal Election Commission filings showing that Musk donated $38,900 to a Political Action Committee named Protect the House. Other contributors to the same fund include NFL owner Robert McNair and casino kingpin Sheldon Adelson, both of whom have made large contributions to President Donald Trump and other Republicans.

  • IBM Poised to Report Third Straight Quarter of Growth
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    Motley Fool

    IBM Poised to Report Third Straight Quarter of Growth

    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has now reported two consecutive quarters of revenue growth after a nearly six-year period of slumping sales. Also driving this growth will be IBM's growth businesses, which includes its cloud computing business. IBM expects the as-a-service portion of its cloud business to be a long-term growth engine for the company.

  • Target and Other Retailers Take On Amazon Prime Day
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    Fortune

    Target and Other Retailers Take On Amazon Prime Day

    The annual Amazon Prime Day sale is kicking off for Prime members on Monday, with “more than one million deals” on products over the course of the 36-hour sale. The sale will run from early Tuesday morning until 11:59 p.m. CT. Target’s red-hot deals include 30% off Target home brands, 25% off beauty and personal care products, and 30% on products.

  • Boeing Rethinks Aerospace Rulebook as `797' Plans Take Shape
    Finance
    Bloomberg

    Boeing Rethinks Aerospace Rulebook as `797' Plans Take Shape

    Boeing Co. is seeking to rewrite the rules for creating commercial jets as it hones plans for a new midrange aircraft nicknamed the 797. For decades, Boeing pushed its planes to fly ever farther. More recently, Airbus SE has been edging into the niche by bumping up the range of its popular single-aisle jetliner, the A321neo.

  • Why Weibo Stock Has Lost 14% So Far in 2018
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    Motley Fool

    Why Weibo Stock Has Lost 14% So Far in 2018

    Shares of the Chinese social network specialist Weibo (NASDAQ: WB) trailed the market through the first six months of 2018 by shedding 14% compared to a 2% uptick in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Weibo announced in early May that sales had spiked 79% as it added 70 million people to its service to push its active user base to 411 million. By comparison, Twitter's user pool is 336 million, and it increased by just 6 million in the most recent period.

  • 2 Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Right Now
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    Motley Fool

    2 Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

    While growth stocks grab all the headlines and generate all the hype, dividend-paying stocks have handily outperformed their nonpaying peers over the years, with dividend growth stocks leading the charge. Two companies that I've got my eye on at the moment are natural gas pipeline giants Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB). While I already own a boatload of Kinder Morgan's stock, I'm thinking about adding to my position once again because of all the positives I see ahead for the pipeline giant.

  • How Satya Nadella and Microsoft won back Wall Street
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    Quartz

    How Satya Nadella and Microsoft won back Wall Street

    In 2012, Microsoft looked like it could crumble. It posted its first quarterly loss in the company’s history, set against the background of a failing smartphone strategy and the rise of Apple’s iPhone and iPad line. The company’s $6.3 billion all-cash acquisition of advertising company aQuantive in 2007 had not turned around its Bing search engine’s five-year streak of losses, and the new iteration of its operating system, Windows 8, was widely maligned.

  • Better Buy: Amazon.com, Inc. vs. Netflix, Inc.
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Amazon.com, Inc. vs. Netflix, Inc.

    Investments in Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) have returned 2,500% and 10,600%, respectively, over the past ten years. Amazon, on the other hand, used to have far more cash than debt on hand.

  • How Amazon Could Spend Its Cash Hoard
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    Motley Fool

    How Amazon Could Spend Its Cash Hoard

    When Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) bought the Whole Foods grocery chain, it picked up an asset that added a brick-and-mortar presence to an important part of its business. The $13.7 billion deal gave the online retailer a platform to expand its grocery delivery business while also adding distribution for its consumer electronics products. Amazon closed 2017 with over $30 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments.