Dell's redesign of the XPS 13 is the new gold standard for Windows 10 laptops. Here's why.
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Nashville Waffle House was arrested last year for being in a restricted area near the White House, police said Sunday. After an investigation by police in Illinois and the FBI, authorities removed four guns from 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s home and gave them to his father. Reinking is still on the run after a heroic customer at the Waffle House confronted him when he stopped to reload his weapon.
Former President George H.W. Bush paid a subtle tribute to his late wife, Barbara Bush, at her funeral on Saturday. The former president wore a pair of socks decorated with stacks of colorful books, in a nod to his partner’s longstanding commitment to advancing literacy. George H.W. Bush wore socks with books on them in dedication to Barbara at her funeral today.
Reagan's stock market gives clues for the Dow's next move: Acampora 2:27 PM ET Fri, 20 April 2018 | 01:53 Donald Trump, like Ronald Reagan before him, is an outside-the-beltway president. That recently prompted longtime market watcher Ralph Acampora to investigate whether the two had anything else in common. What he found could be a warning to the stock market. "Ronald Reagan had a six-month honeymoon," Acampora, director of technical research at Altaira Capital Partners, told CNBC's "Futures Now" last week. "The percentage gain was roughly about 10 percent." When Reagan was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 1981, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading at around 950. The index, which at
Saudi Arabia is rumored to want oil prices at $100 per barrel, but if prices rise that high, it could sow the seeds of the next downturn. Saudi officials want more revenues for their budget and a higher oil price to bolster the valuation of the Aramco IPO. As Liam Denning of Bloomberg Gadfly points out, in the past decade, while oil prices have surpassed $100 per barrel for periods of time, they didn’t stay there for very long.
Southwest Airlines cancelled about 40 flights Sunday as the airline stepped up efforts to inspect the engines of its Boeing 737 fleet on the heels of last week’s deadly engine explosion on Flight 1380. The airline voluntarily announced inspections of engines in the CFM56 family – which powers nearly all of Southwest’s fleet – on Tuesday, after a passenger died when she was partially sucked out of an aircraft window that had been shattered in by the engine blast. Inspectors now believe that the CFM56-7B jet engine failure occurred when one of the engine’s fan blades broke off and came loose.
For SunPower, the real payoff from this deal won't derive from gaining SolarWorld's manufacturing plant -- the key benefit will come if it wins an exclusion from tariffs for its high-efficiency solar cells and panels, which are made in Asia. SunPower is the only global manufacturer that produces interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells at scale, and no U.S. manufacturers use the technology today.
In fact, a good 25% of employed baby boomers think they'll retire prior to age 65, according to new data from the Insured Retirement Institute. Your Social Security benefits are calculated based on what you earned during your top 35 working years, but once your full monthly benefit amount is established, you can only collect it in full upon reaching full retirement age. Now you are allowed to file for Social Security as early as age 62.
New data tells us that 49% of Americans actively are saving for retirement -- which means that half the workforce is at risk of retiring broke. Worse yet, only 16% of workers are very confident that they'll have enough in their nest eggs to cover their future expenses. If your retirement savings are non-existent, it's time to play around with your expenses and start cutting corners to free up more cash.
The DNC sues the Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks over the 2016 election; House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes reacts on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'
Are marijuana stocks ridiculously overpriced? Of the top three marijuana stocks in terms of market cap, only Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) reported positive earnings over the last 12 months. Based on these conventional valuation measures, all three of these top marijuana stocks certainly appear to be way overpriced.
Mark Mobius, the 81-year-old investment guru, believes the U.S. stock market is set for a 30% correction that would essentially wipe out the gains of the last two years. The renowned fund manager, who left Franklin Templeton, the American investment house, after more than 30 years in January, said “all the indicators” point to a large fall in the S&P 500 SPX, -0.85% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.82% . “I can see a 30% drop,” said Mobius, who launched one of the world’s first emerging market funds. “When consumer confidence is at an all time high, as it is in the U.S., that is not a good sign. “The market looks to me to be waiting for a trigger that will cause it to tumble. You
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) face different challenges -- but there is some similarity. Gilead is trying to prove that it can return to growth despite falling sales for its blockbuster hepatitis C virus (HCV) franchise. Pfizer is attempting to move past the weight on revenue resulting from older drugs that have lost patent exclusivity.
There are probably no better examples of this than CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). CVS Health ranks as the largest pharmacy chain and the second-largest PBM in the U.S. In December, the company announced plans to merge with Aetna (NYSE: AET), the No. 3 health insurer in the country. Express Scripts is the biggest PBM.
Over the last two years, it's been clear Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is positioning itself as a competitor to Amazon. After paying $3.3 billion for e-commerce provider Jet.com in 2016, Walmart has increasingly encroached on Amazon's turf by attempting to lure Amazon's core consumer base, move into new industries, and replicate Amazon's disruption-focused mindset. With all the excitement about its digital changes, Walmart's core terrestrial operations may have flown under the radar.
Prestige Economics President Jason Schenker discusses U.S. and China trade relations, and talks about the price and production of oil. THERE ARE OTHER RISKS THAT WE ARE SEEING ON THE TABLE IN FEBRUARY, THAT WE SAW A CORRELATED DECLINE IN ASSET VALUE, EQUITIES ON PRICES BOND RISES, OIL PRICES BY CONCERN OF HIGHER INTEREST RATES AND THEN OF COURSE WITH THE ENTRANCE OF MARCH CAME THESE TRADE CONCERNS THAT HAVE ADDED FURTHER DOWNWARD PRESSURES. OPTIMISM THAT WE COULD MOVE TO SOME SORT OF THE TAUNT WOULD BE QUITE POSITIVE DETENTA E WHERE ANY FURTHER SPIN OUT OF CONTROL WITH TRADE WOULD BRING DOWNSIDE RISK TO GROWTH AND EQUITIES, DOWNSIDE TO COMMODITY PRICES.
Donald Trump has made America read again. Since the beginning of the year, every New York Times bestseller has been about the 45th president, according to CNN. To answer that question, we gathered data from the Times nonfiction list of bestsellers on every book explicitly about Trump since his election in 2016.
Last Monday, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) released a stellar first quarter earnings report. Netflix even managed to reduce its rate of cash burn last quarter. If that projection is accurate, it's hard to see how Netflix will be able to live up to its valuation of nearly $150 billion.
Oil prices are on fire, recently hitting a three-and-a-half-year high. Oil giant ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) stumbled into 2018 after reporting lackluster results to end last year. As a matter of fact, Exxon is currently trading at a valuation not seen since the 1980s.
This weekend's Barron's cover story examines the divide between business models in the big tech space. Other featured articles show why MLPs look attractive again and what to expect in the battle over AI chips. Also: the prospects for a branded
The American health care system is an expensive, sprawling mess. The Republican Party’s brightest idea for how to fix it? Make health insurance worse.Here’s what the GOP has in mind: Weakened protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Skimpier
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning customers to stay away from all forms of romaine lettuce, as the scope of its investigation into an E. coli outbreak grows. The CDC had originally traced the outbreak -- which has sickened at least 53 people across 16 states -- specifically to chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region. An update issued on Friday, however, says customers should also avoid whole heads and hearts of romaine, in addition to chopped lettuce, unless they can determine that it was not grown in Yuma.
Since hiring CEO John Legere in 2012 and debuting its new Uncarrier strategy, T-Mobile has turned into the kind of success story that gets MBA professors hot under the collar. T-Mobile turned its scrappy underdog status into a marketing plug, and by adding the iPhone to its lineup and investing heavily in network infrastructure, the company’s product is now on par with AT&T and Verizon. It’s not just the network, either — T-Mobile’s aggressive pricing and impressive customer loyalty has driven its new customer subscriptions to a point where it’s challenging AT&T and Verizon, and it’s leaving Sprint in the rear-view mirror.
Warren Buffett has a sterling reputation as a highly successful investor, and so it carries a lot of weight when the Oracle of Omaha gives praise to his peers in the industry. One person that Buffett has expressed respect and admiration for over his years heading Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) is Jack Bogle, the founder of mutual fund giant Vanguard Group. With more than 65 years of investing experience in his own right, Bogle certainly knows plenty about the topic.
A strong start to earnings season helped the S&P 500 Index inch higher over the last week. Several major businesses added to the positive sentiment with announcements of higher dividends. 6 notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last
The online search term "buy Bitcoin" is now many times more popular than the equivalent "buy gold" term. According to historic data, which accounts for total search volumes, "buy bitcoin" is now three times more popular than "buy gold" was even during the 2008-09 market crash - when consumers feared for the safety of their cash. Last month the European Central Bank vice president said Bitcoin was a "speculative asset" where investors were "taking that risk of buying at such high prices".