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Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman, Dion RabouinJared Blikre, Melody Hahm and Ethan Wolff-Mann discuss today’s big stories.

Today’s topics include:

  • Musk tweets that Tesla may go private
  • China retaliates with new tariffs on US cars, oil
  • US to hit China with another $16B in tariffs
  • NYC set to approve new restrictions on Lyft, Uber
  • Disney disappoints with latest earnings
  • Snapchat shares seesaw on earnings beat, user decline
  • Apple insists iPhones not spying on users
  • Ford unveils new SUV for Chinese market
  • CVS beats Street thanks to strong prescription sales
  • Whole Foods introduces curbside pickup
  • Millennials changing the game for home shopping, mortgages
  • Generation Z may be killing major industries

  • Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere
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    MarketWatch

    Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere

    Marijuana presents a tremendous opportunity for investors over the next few years. Naïve investors are excited. The reality is that professionals will pick their pockets, and many naïve investors who are excited now will end up losing 90% of their investment.

  • This Refining Giant Is the Latest Energy Company to Give Up on Its MLP
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    Motley Fool

    This Refining Giant Is the Latest Energy Company to Give Up on Its MLP

    The energy sector continues to experience a gigantic consolidation wave, which is causing master limited partnerships (MLPs) to drop like flies. Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO) is behind the latest disappearing act in the space after it agreed to buy out its MLP Valero Energy Partners (NYSE: VLP). Valero Energy launched Valero Energy Partners in late 2013, joining its refining rivals in creating an income-producing vehicle that would steadily buy its parent's midstream assets.

  • Business
    TheStreet.com

    How to Play P&G Stock Following Friday's Q1 Results

    Nelson Peltz Somewhere, Nelson Peltz is smiling. Even if the firm remains in one large unit. Appointed to Proctor & Gamble's board of directors last December, the stock's share price may not yet be quite back to the level where it was as calendar

  • Goldman Sachs Adds Nvidia To 'Conviction Buy' List
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Goldman Sachs Adds Nvidia To 'Conviction Buy' List

    Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari reiterated his 'Buy' rating for Nvidia and added the chip-maker to Goldman’s 'Conviction Buy' list.

  • Tesla slides after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)
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    Business Insider

    Tesla slides after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Thursday that a lower-cost Model 3 was immediately available for order on the company's website. The electric car will have a base price of $45,000 and is eligible for federal and state tax rebates. Tesla shares were down more than 3% Friday after — they gained as much as 2.2% earlier in the session.

  • Business
    Motley Fool

    Why IBM’s Brief Growth Streak Just Stalled

    Unfortunately for its shareholders, there was a speed bump on the road to rebound last quarter: The company reported this week that revenue shrank, and growth in its vital "strategic imperatives" businesses slowed. Seriously, when IBM's legacy mainframe business is the strongest performer in a given quarter, one has to see that as a problem.

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Amarin, AT&T, McDonald's And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round", Jim Cramer said Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ARWR) is a great speculative stock. Cramer is willing to endorse AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), but he thinks Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) offers more safety

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can
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    MarketWatch

    Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can

    Despite the many perks of early retirement — waking up whenever you want, for example — it wasn’t the easiest decision. Earnings tend to peak around 48 for men and about 39 for women, according to an analysis by PayScale.

  • Finance
    Investopedia

    AMD Seen Facing Huge 20% Stock Swings Amid Earnings

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. ( AMD) stock already has fallen into a bear market, down 22% from its intraday high last month. The stock faces massive volatility in the coming weeks as options traders anticipate 20% gains - or declines - in the stock by the middle of November. Options trades indicate huge uncertainty about which way the stock will go. The long straddle options strategy for expiration on November 16 suggests that the stock could rise or fall by 20% from the $26 strike price.

  • Why Is Ford Stock Tanking before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?
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    Market Realist

    Why Is Ford Stock Tanking before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?

    Why Analysts Are Pessimistic about Ford’s Q3 2018 Earnings  Ford’s Q3 2018 earnings Ford Motor Company (F), the second-largest US automaker by 2017 vehicle sales volume, is set to release its third quarter of 2018 earnings report on October 24. But before

  • What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?
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    Associated Press

    What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?

    Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters.

  • Palo Alto Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Palo Alto Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) won a big upgrade today when analysts at R.W. Baird announced they're assuming coverage of the stock and raising their price target to $250 a share. If they're right about that, Palo Alto Networks is worth more than 23% more than it currently costs. Many companies offer cybersecurity services, but which one is the best to invest in?

  • Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today

    What happened Shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) dropped 17.8% on Thursday following reports that Russia's state-owned Sberbank may take a controlling stake in the country's leading internet search company. More specifically, according to sources speaking

  • Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted
    World
    Bloomberg

    Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted

    Now Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could become the biggest risk to his own project. Everything changed when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and didn’t come out. Prince Mohammed, who’s denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate, still has his defenders -– notably Donald Trump.

  • Tesla unveils 'lower-cost' Model 3
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Tesla unveils 'lower-cost' Model 3

    Elon Musk rolled out what he called the "lower-cost, mid-range" Model 3, on Twitter. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman and Dan Roberts break down the details.

  • Don't Be Fooled -- Intuitive Surgical Had Another Huge Quarter
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    Motley Fool

    Don't Be Fooled -- Intuitive Surgical Had Another Huge Quarter

    One look at the headline numbers might have had Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) investors worried. Revenue grew a modest 14%, but earnings were only up 2%? This is, after all, a company that trades for over 50 times earnings.  But worry not. The devil

  • Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?
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    GoBankingRates

    Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?

    An analyst downgrade based on housing market outlooks has sent stocks from Lowe’s and Home Depot down over the last two days. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s are in downtrends dating back to September. On Wednesday, shares in Lowe’s and The Home Depot were slumping after disappointing housing market data led a key analyst to downgrade his ratings and slash price targets, and both stocks continued the slump into a second day on Thursday.

  • EBay stock falls after PayPal suggests weak volume trends at former parent
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    MarketWatch

    EBay stock falls after PayPal suggests weak volume trends at former parent

    Shares of eBay Inc. plunged and approached a two-year low Friday, after PayPal Holdings Inc.’s earnings report suggested a slowdown in merchandise-sales volumes at its former parent. EBay’s stock (EBAY)fell 8.5% in active-morning trade, putting it on track for the lowest close since Dec. 6, 2016. Meanwhile, PayPal’s stock (PYPL)shot up 9.7% after the digital-payments company, which was spun off from eBay in July 2015, reported late Thursday third-quarter earnings and revenue that were better than expected.

  • Should Value Investors Buy PG&E (PCG) Stock?
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    Zacks

    Should Value Investors Buy PG&E (PCG) Stock?

    While the proven Zacks Rank places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find strong stocks, we also know that investors tend to develop their own individual strategies. Looking at the history of these trends, perhaps none is more beloved than value investing. Value investors use tried-and-true metrics and fundamental analysis to find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.

  • Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?

    Legacy landline telecom CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) gets plenty of grief. And understandably so, considering that its legacy business, copper wire landline and internet connections is a steadily declining business while fiber and wireless technologies

  • Love Dividends? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy
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    Motley Fool

    Love Dividends? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

    It's even better when you know that the dividend is a big one! You'll get more of those good feelings if you add high-yielding Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP), General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT) to your income portfolio. It has also been reworking older brands, notably with new yogurt and ice cream products.

  • What’s Pfizer’s Current Valuation?
    Finance
    Market Realist

    What’s Pfizer’s Current Valuation?

    Pfizer's Stock Performance and Estimates in October (Continued from Prior Part) Pfizer’s valuation In this part, we’ll compare Pfizer’s (PFE) valuation with its peers including Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Eli Lilly (LLY), and Bristol-Myers

  • Why Activision Blizzard, United Rentals, and Gap Slumped Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Activision Blizzard, United Rentals, and Gap Slumped Today

    The stock market had a tough session on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing down over 300 points. Investors continued to worry about rising interest rates in the U.S., but they also turned their attention to the global macroeconomic picture, where new concerns about the prospects for growth in areas like Europe and China weighed on sentiment. Company-specific news hurt certain stocks, and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), United Rentals (NYSE: URI), and Gap (NYSE: GPS) were among the worst performers on the day.

  • Business
    CNBC

    Trump-approved boycott appears to be hitting Harley-Davidson amid rising trade-ins for rival Indian brand

    Harley-Davidson sales continue to falter after a rough first half in which it lost share to Indian, its main U.S.-based competitor, according to BMO Capital Markets. Harley engaged in a public spat with Trump a few months ago when it said it was shifting some production overseas in response to retaliatory tariffs from abroad. "It should be disconcerting to HOG investors that most Indian dealers we speak with are seeing an uptick in Harley trade-ins for whatever the reason may be," BMO says.

  • Why ServiceSource International Is Imploding Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why ServiceSource International Is Imploding Today

    Shares of ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV), a provider of outsourced inside sales and customer service solutions, are being obliterated today. The stock is down 46% as of 11:07 a.m. EDT on Friday after the company shared preliminary third-quarter results and revised its full-year guidance.