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Live Market Update: Stocks jump post State of the Union

Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) jump higher after Trump’s State of the Union address and after Boeing delivered earnings that smashed Wall Street expectations. The real estate (XLRE) and industrial (XLIsectors are the most in the green, and the health care (XLV) sector is most in the red. Alan Valdes of Silverbear Capital joins us live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to talk markets. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith is joined by Andy Serwer, Brittany Jones-Cooper and Dan Roberts.

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    InvestorPlace

    Something’s Wrong With the Netflix Stock Price

    NFLX stock is up less than 5% in Wednesday’s session, after being up nearly 10% before the market opened. For all the noise about Netflix’s cash flow or earnings multiples, the story behind NFLX stock is all about subscribers, as I’ve written several times. A subscriber beat in the third quarter and strong guidance for Q4 seems to alleviate the worries that led the Netflix stock price down double-digits after a disappointing Q2 report.

  • A former GE exec who trained new managers found that almost all of them were making the same mistake
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    Business Insider

    A former GE exec who trained new managers found that almost all of them were making the same mistake

    Beth Comstock is the former vice chair of General Electric. Comstock would hand out "permission slips" authorizing employees to take risks — but she also said it's important for people to stop hiding behind their excuses. Beth Comstock doesn't tolerate excuses.

  • Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'
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    Yahoo Finance

    Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'

    Billionaire investor and philanthropist Ken Langone, the founder of The Home Depot (HD) and chairman of Invemed Associates, argued that there’s some “big time” structural problems in the market right now. Because if we are on a trajectory of raising rates that means, and if it keeps going that way and I don’t know how high it will go, and it keeps going that way then all the sudden the guy who bought those bonds is going to be looking at a fairly decent loss,” Langone said.

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Q3 Earnings Preview: Here's What to Look Out For
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    Zacks

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Q3 Earnings Preview: Here's What to Look Out For

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 24, 2018, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations.

  • STOCKS on the move: Netflix, Facebook, McDonald's, J&J, Home Depot, IBM
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    STOCKS on the move: Netflix, Facebook, McDonald's, J&J, Home Depot, IBM

    Live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Alexis Christoforous to discuss the latest market moves.

  • Housing Stocks Tumble Midday; Home Depot Dents Dow
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    Investing.com

    Housing Stocks Tumble Midday; Home Depot Dents Dow

    Investing.com - Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and other housing-leveraged stocks fell in midday trading following disappointing data on home construction. Home Depot fell about 4.2% at 12:08 PM ET (16:08 GMT) and was a drag on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • Musk to buy $20 million in Tesla stock
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    Reuters

    Musk to buy $20 million in Tesla stock

    Tesla and Musk have each agreed to pay $20 million under a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of a fraud lawsuit relating to tweets by Musk in August. Tesla said the purchase was 'separate and apart from the settlement' between Musk, Tesla and the SEC and did not respond to Reuters requests for more information on the reasons for the purchase. The government lawsuit threatened Tesla and Musk with a long fight that could have undermined its operations and ability to raise capital.

  • Home Depot Stock Falls 4.5% on Credit Suisse’s Downgrade
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    Market Realist

    Home Depot Stock Falls 4.5% on Credit Suisse’s Downgrade

    Home Depot Stock Falls 4.5% on Credit Suisse’s Downgrade Credit Suisse’s downgrade Today, CNBC reported that Credit Suisse downgraded Home Depot (HD) stock from “outperform” to “neutral.” Credit Suisse lowered its price target from $222.00 to $204.00

  • Steven Mnuchin, Who Sat on Sears' Board for Years, Could Impact the Pensions of Thousands of Workers
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    Fortune

    Steven Mnuchin, Who Sat on Sears' Board for Years, Could Impact the Pensions of Thousands of Workers

    Long before he was Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin was a student at Yale University. One of those was Eddie Lampert. Lampert, of course, is the recently departed CEO of Sears Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday.

  • Pfizer outlines early retirement program ahead of layoffs
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    American City Business Journals

    Pfizer outlines early retirement program ahead of layoffs

    Pfizer Inc. is offering early retirement to U.S. workers ahead of layoffs early next year. The headcount reduction plan is part of a company-wide restructuring and will likely affect non-union workers. Pfizer told employees: The pharmaceutical giant is offering severance packages that pay a base salary of 12 weeks, plus three weeks of salary for every year of work (up to 104 weeks).

  • ‘Wake ’n Bake,’ Plunging Stocks Greet Canada’s Legal Pot Debut
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    Bloomberg

    ‘Wake ’n Bake,’ Plunging Stocks Greet Canada’s Legal Pot Debut

    Stores in St. John’s, Newfoundland were the first to sell recreational cannabis, followed by more than 100 outlets and websites opening across the country of 37 million people. “I’m super happy, this is an historic day for Canadians and for the world because we’re really setting a precedent here," said Isaac Langille outside a store in Halifax, where he bought the legal limit of 30 grams, spending C$344 ($264) on products from Aphria Inc. and Organigram Holdings Inc.

  • Legal pot in Canada putting pressure on US
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Legal pot in Canada putting pressure on US

    Canada’s moves to legalize recreational marijuana could have major impacts on the US. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks with Alexis Keenan about the state of legalization in this country.

  • Microsoft's CEO makes 154 times more than its median employee
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    American City Business Journals

    Microsoft's CEO makes 154 times more than its median employee

    Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella made 154 times more than the Redmond-based company's median employee in 2018. Nadella's total compensation reached more than $25.8 million in fiscal year 2018, according to Microsoft's most recent proxy statement filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Microsoft's pay gap – which companies are now required to disclose under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – is larger than at Amazon, where CEO Jeff Bezos made 59 times more than the median employee.

  • Walmart will save $20 million annually on floor wax
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    MarketWatch

    Walmart will save $20 million annually on floor wax

    Walmart Inc. has found a new way to save millions of dollars: Switch the floor wax it uses in its stores. According to the retail giant’s Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs, Walmart (WMT)  switched to a new floor wax that’s both cheaper and more effective, reducing the number of times the floors have to be buffed. “That one change in floor wax will save us over $20 million a year,” he said, according to a FactSet transcript of the company’s Tuesday investment community meeting.

  • What Is AT&T’s Outlook after the Major Market Sell-Off?
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    Market Realist

    What Is AT&T’s Outlook after the Major Market Sell-Off?

    What Investors Should Know about AT&T’s Growth Prospects (Continued from Prior Part) Shareholder returns and stock trends AT&T (T) stock fell ~3.4% on October 11 and closed at $31.75 as part of the significant sell-off in the tech sector. Based on that

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    Barrons.com

    Starbucks Stock Is Getting Analysts Excited Again. Here’s Why

    Activist investor Bill Ackman sees an opportunity, having recently announced a stake in Starbucks (SBUX). Meanwhile, several analysts have recently backed the stock. Herzog believes that the company’s delivery partnership with Alibaba (BABA) should help as Starbucks continues to expand in China and thinks product innovation and digital initiatives, as well as store-level improvements, can energize U.S. sales.

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    CNBC

    Berkshire Hathaway shares look really cheap using Warren Buffett's own method of valuing stocks

    Companies pay investors dividends but they also retain some of their earnings. Over time, companies invest these retained earnings at a higher rate of return and that ultimately boosts their share prices, benefiting their investors. J.P. Morgan analyst Sarah DeWitt calculates that Berkshire's share of undistributed earnings from its stock portfolio is $12 billion, or about $5.19 per Berkshire Class B share.

  • IBM disappoints, more Facebook accusations, Apple apologizes
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    Yahoo Finance

    IBM disappoints, more Facebook accusations, Apple apologizes

    Here’s a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today. IBM investors aren’t thrilled with the latest earnings report. The company posted a beat on earnings but revenue missed. CEO Ginni Rometty says the results show

  • Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019
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    Motley Fool

    Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019

    Millions of seniors collect Social Security, and without it, they'd be underwater on their bills. At present, the average retiree gets $1,422 a month in Social Security benefits. There's a world of misinformation surrounding Social Security, and perhaps one of the most detrimental myths out there is the notion that the program is enough to sustain seniors by itself.

  • Better Buy: The Home Depot, Inc. vs. Lowe's
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: The Home Depot, Inc. vs. Lowe's

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) have helped countless homeowners increase the value of their homes. They've also made many investors rich. With their shares having soared 879% and 484%, respectively, over the past decade, Home Depot and Lowe

  • GE to pay penalty if falls short of French job pledges: ministry
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    Reuters

    GE to pay penalty if falls short of French job pledges: ministry

    General Electric's new CEO told France's finance minister on Wednesday that it would stick to his predecessor's French job pledges or pay a penalty, the Finance Ministry said. Former CEO John Flannery warned French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire in June that the target was "out of reach", and the government raised the possibility of fines worth 50,000 euros ($57,570) for each job not created. GE's new CEO Larry Culp, who took up his post at the start of the month, told Le Maire in a meeting on Wednesday that France remained a strategic country for the company, the ministry said in statement.

  • 2 Big Pharmas Pleased With J&J's Third-Quarter Earnings Report
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    Motley Fool

    2 Big Pharmas Pleased With J&J's Third-Quarter Earnings Report

    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) recently kicked off earnings season for the healthcare sector, and big pharma investors expecting stagnating sales were pleasantly surprised. Despite a pledge not to raise drug prices earlier this year, pharmaceutical sales kept on climbing, especially among the company's young oncology lineup. Strong uptake of innovative new cancer therapies bodes well for a couple of J&J's peers.

  • Boeing delivers first 737 Max 8 BBJ and unveils Max 7 luxury interior (Photos)
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    American City Business Journals

    Boeing delivers first 737 Max 8 BBJ and unveils Max 7 luxury interior (Photos)

    Boeing has delivered its very first 737 Max 8 business jet to a paying customer. It's the first of 20 BBJ Max jets that buyers from around the world have ordered from the Chicago-based jetmaker since they went on sale. Boeing spokesman Dmitry Krol declined to identify the buyer of the jet, which is the second of its kind made at Boeing's Renton 737 factory.

  • Business
    CNBC

    Cramer: Alphabet and Amazon, my largest trust holding, can still be bought after Netflix beat

    CNBC's Jim Cramer checks in on FAANG after Netflix's earnings beat to see how shares of the technology giants are holding up. Alphabet and Amazon's stocks look "ripe to buy" after the recent sell-off, the "Mad Money" host says. CNBC's Jim Cramer has spotted some attractive buying opportunities in FAANG — his acronym for the stocks of Facebook FB , Amazon AMZN , Apple AAPL , Netflix NFLX and Google, now Alphabet GOOGL — after the market's latest sell-off.

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Kinder Morgan's Q3 Earnings Preview

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) will be releasing its next round of earnings Wednesday. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for the Q3 earnings announcement. Earnings and Revenue Analysts expect Kinder Morgan earnings of 21 cents per share