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Maxing Out Your 401(k) and What to Do Next

Maxing Out Your 401(k) and What to Do Next

If contributing the max to your 401(k) is possible, you should consider it. And for the super savers out there, there are some additional options.

  • Papa John's execs: Diversity is at the forefront of brand turnaround
    Business
    American City Business Journals

    Papa John's execs: Diversity is at the forefront of brand turnaround

    For the past year, Louisville-based Papa John's has been in the midst of a crisis after the brand's founder and former CEO John Schnatter used a racial slur during a conference call last summer. Consumers flocked to social media, vowing to never buy Papa John's pizza again. As a result of the crisis, Papa John's executives said they decided to shift their focus from simply fixing a problem to using the opportunity to create a better culture.

  • Coca-Cola earnings get a jolt from ready-to-drink Costa Coffee
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    MarketWatch

    Coca-Cola earnings get a jolt from ready-to-drink Costa Coffee

    Coca-Cola Co. has always been in the caffeine business, but now the soda company is getting a bigger jolt from coffee. Coca-Cola (KO)  stock reached a record high, surging 5.2% in Tuesday trading after it reported second-quarter earnings and sales that beat expectations. The company called out canned, ready-to-drink Coca-Cola Plus Coffee among the beverage standouts.

  • How to stroke a cat, according to science
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    Quartz

    How to stroke a cat, according to science

    So it's unlikely that domestic cats inherited many complex social skills from their relatives. Humans on the other hand, are an inherently social species—favoring proximity and touch during displays of affection. We are also drawn to infantile looking features—large eyes and forehead, a small nose and round face—this is why most of us find the faces of cats so cute.

  • Apple reportedly in talks to buy Intel’s 5G modem business, Facebook earnings preview
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Apple reportedly in talks to buy Intel’s 5G modem business, Facebook earnings preview

    Apple is reportedly closing in on a deal to buy up Intel's smartphone modem business. Plus Facebook is set to report earnings after the bell Wednesday. Yahoo Finance Tech Editor Dan Howley, joined 'The Final Round' to discuss.

  • Business
    MarketWatch

    UPDATE: Lannett stock up 40% with no news released; short interest stands at 74% of float

    The company has not released any news that would account for the stock move, a spokesman for the company said. Ihor Dusaniwsky,managing director for predictive analytics at S3 Partners, a company that tracks short interest, said the move was not caused by a short squeeze, although it could trigger one if the stock keeps rallying.

  • 3 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

    Warren Buffett famously quipped that if you aren't willing to own a stock for 10 years, you shouldn't think about owning it for 10 minutes. Strength in content and the ability to distribute it directly to consumers are two advantages that I think will help well-positioned companies deliver market-beating returns over the next decade. AT&T (NYSE: T), Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) all fit that mold and constitute a substantial percentage of my overall holdings, and I think each one stands out as a worthy buy for long-term investors. It might sound a bit strange to name AT&T as a stock that's worth buying and holding long term when performance over the last 10 years has admittedly been lackluster.

  • Cannabis News: Cash Is King
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    Motley Fool

    Cannabis News: Cash Is King

    Many cannabis companies are finding it difficult to raise capital, and it can be challenging for marijuana producers to obtain financing at attractive rates. This is particularly true for smaller growers. Analysts at Stifel Financial recently highlighted these challenges in a research note.

  • 4 things to watch for during Snap’s Q2 earnings call
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    American City Business Journals

    4 things to watch for during Snap’s Q2 earnings call

    Snap Inc. will release its second-quarter earnings report after the closing bell on Tuesday on the heels of a few key developments at the social media company. This is more or less in line with Snap's own guidance delivered in a press release announcing its first-quarter earnings, in which the Snapchat parent said it expected revenues of $335 million to $360 million. Here are 4 additional things to note in Snap's Q2 report and subsequent call with analysts.

  • China Hints at Trade Talks Restart After Making ‘Goodwill’ Moves
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    Bloomberg

    China Hints at Trade Talks Restart After Making ‘Goodwill’ Moves

    Face-to-face negotiations between the top Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators could happen soon, according to Chinese state media, after a number of goodwill gestures by Beijing over the weekend. Chinese companies asked U.S. exporters about buying agricultural products and also applied for exemptions from China's retaliatory tariffs on the goods, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. That shows China's “goodwill” and its commitment to fulfill its promises to the U.S., Xinhua said early today in a separate commentary.

  • iRobot Feels the Pinch of Higher Tariffs
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    Motley Fool

    iRobot Feels the Pinch of Higher Tariffs

    After the markets closed on Tuesday, iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced second-quarter 2019 results, including solid revenue growth that met the company's expectations and -- thanks to astute cost-management efforts -- significantly better-than-expected earnings. But the home robotics specialist also tempered its full-year outlook on concerns over the ongoing impact of tariffs and the U.S.-China trade war, leaving shares down more than 16% in after-hours trading as of this writing. iRobot management will shed more light on its performance in a conference call Wednesday morning.

  • Here's Why Marinus Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Collapsing Today
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    Motley Fool

    Here's Why Marinus Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Collapsing Today

    What happened Shares of Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MRNS) fell over 70% today after the company announced results from an important midstage clinical trial for its only drug candidate, ganaxolone. The experimental therapy was administered to women with postpartum depression as a six-hour infusion followed by an oral dose. That approach led to what the company called a "clinically meaningful" reduction as measured by the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression after six hours and 24 hours.

  • ‘Enough is enough’: Warren officially introduces bill to cancel student debt
    Politics
    Yahoo Finance

    ‘Enough is enough’: Warren officially introduces bill to cancel student debt

    Warren first pitched a student debt plan as a presidential candidate in April, and then started discussing the upcoming legislation in June. Taken together, Warren's plans attack student debt in three ways: Cancelling debt, reforming the predatory — or “lousy” — student loan system that's in place, and making college free for all. I was shocked when I woke up one morning … and saw that student loan debt had eclipsed credit card debt,” Rep. Clyburn said at a press conference to unveil the legislation.

  • Trump’s stock market still lags Obama’s, but that could be about to change
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    MarketWatch

    Trump’s stock market still lags Obama’s, but that could be about to change

    Donald Trump loves telling us all about how fantastic the stock market has done under his leadership. McBride, for his part, says he doesn't believe the market is a great measure of policy performance, but he acknowledges that some, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, do. “My view is there are many measures of success — and that the economy needs to work well for a majority of the people — not just stock investors,” McBride explained in a “just for fun” blog post over the weekend.

  • Registration data suggests Tesla Model S and Model X sales are plummeting in California
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    American City Business Journals

    Registration data suggests Tesla Model S and Model X sales are plummeting in California

    The luxury sedan that put Tesla Inc. on the map is starting to show its age, with new registrations of the company's Model S plummeting 54 percent in the second quarter in California, The Wall Street Journal reports. Similarly, new California registrations of the Tesla Model X fell by about 40 percent in the second quarter, the Journal reports, citing data from the Dominion Cross-Sell Report. California is Tesla's single largest market in the U.S., accounting for about 40 percent of Model S sales last year alone.

  • Better Buy: PepsiCo vs. Altria
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: PepsiCo vs. Altria

    PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) and Altria (NYSE: MO) are both classic dividend plays for conservative income investors. PepsiCo has raised its dividend annually for more than four decades, and Altria has raised its dividend every year since it spun off its overseas business as Philip Morris International in 2008. PepsiCo faces sluggish demand for its carbonated drinks and packaged foods, while lower smoking rates are causing Altria's cigarette shipments to slide.

  • This island in Belize is for sale
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    Meredith Videos

    This island in Belize is for sale

    You can now buy an island in Belize for less that $500,000

  • What Does Ensco Rowan plc's (NYSE:ESV) Balance Sheet Tell Us About It?
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    Simply Wall St.

    What Does Ensco Rowan plc's (NYSE:ESV) Balance Sheet Tell Us About It?

    Ensco Rowan plc (NYSE:ESV) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of US$1.6b. While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. Why is it important?

  • Ford Motor Company Earnings: What to Watch For
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    Motley Fool

    Ford Motor Company Earnings: What to Watch For

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will report its second-quarter earnings results after the U.S. markets close on Wednesday, July 24. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Ford to report adjusted earnings of $0.31 per share, on average, up from $0.27 per share in the second quarter of 2018. The all-new 2020 Explorer should help Ford's U.S. sales and profits as the year goes on -- but the factory changeover and launch costs may have dented its second-quarter result.

  • Is Slack a Buy?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Is Slack a Buy?

    Slack stock is still trading above its initial reference price. It's not broken. However, now that the analysts involved in the resale registration have chimed in with their mostly bullish initiations earlier this month, there isn't a lot of institutional ammo to support the investment.

  • Texas Instruments Inc (TXN) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Motley Fool

    Texas Instruments Inc (TXN) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    At this time, I'd like to turn the conference over to Mr. Dave Pahl. Rafael Lizardi, TI's Chief Financial Officer is with me today. This call will include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause TI's results to differ materially from management's current expectations.

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    MarketWatch

    Gold logs biggest 1-day loss in nearly 2 weeks; silver ends at 1-year high

    Gold futures settled lower on Tuesday, posting their biggest single-session decline for a most-active contract since July 11. "Traders have already factored in [an] interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve next week," said Chintan Karnani, chief market analyst at Insignia Consultants, but the "war-like situation, if any, in the Middle East needs to be closely tracked." August gold (gcq9) fell $5.20, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,421.70 on Comex.

  • J.C. Penney Hires Restructuring Advisers: What Does It Really Mean?
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    Motley Fool

    J.C. Penney Hires Restructuring Advisers: What Does It Really Mean?

    Late last Thursday, Reuters reported that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) had hired advisors to look into restructuring the company's debt in the hope of avoiding a bankruptcy filing. While the report didn't say the company was preparing for bankruptcy, it did seem to imply that bankruptcy was an option if the out-of-court debt restructuring efforts failed. This news sent J.C. Penney stock plunging more than 15% on Friday.

  • An Old Bull on New Age Beverages Is a New Bear
    Business
    Motley Fool

    An Old Bull on New Age Beverages Is a New Bear

    One of the more notable bulls in the New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV) camp is getting cold feet. Northland analyst Mike Grondahl downgraded the distributor of functional beverages on Monday, lowering his rating on the stock from outperform to market perform. Grondahl feels that his initial estimates for New Age Beverages following its acquisition of the much larger Morinda Holdings last year were overambitious.

  • Looking At Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) From All Angles
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Looking At Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) From All Angles

    I've been keeping an eye on Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe FCX has a lot to offer. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, read the full report on Freeport-McMoRan here.

  • Why Achillion Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Soaring Again Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Achillion Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Soaring Again Today

    that's important in battling immune diseases. Even though it was an early-stage study, the data looked so promising that Achillion's executives were predicting that ACH-5228 could become the best-in-class AP inhibitor. Sure, it's going to be a while before we'll know if that optimism pans out.