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UAL's Bad Week, Apple Magazine, Ford Recall, & Latest Trump Talk

Ryan McQueeney
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  • (1:20) - United Airlines Pet Failures 
  • (9:00) - Apple Acquires Digital Magazine Texture: Apple Services Growth
  • (13:20) - Ford Vehicle Recall and Analyst Upgrade
  • (16:00) - Weekly White House Drama
  • (21:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including United’s shaky pet policy, Apple’s purchase of a digital magazine, Ford’s massive recall, and the latest rhetoric out of the White House.

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Before diving into this week’s financial stories, Maddy and Ryan discussed the trendiest headline of the week: United’s UAL alleged mishandling of a pet dog on one of its flights. A passenger’s dog died after supposedly being placed in the overhead compartment on a United flight this week, raising questions about the company’s pet policy. The hosts debate the merits of this story, and more.

Next up, Maddy and Ryan highlight Apple’s AAPL purchase of a digital magazine subscription service. Apple’s new magazine app is just a flash in the pan for a company that brings in tens of billions from the iPhone, but the acquisition underscores Apple’s desire to become more than a smartphone company.

Also this week, the hosts chat about what caused Ford’s F positive week of trading, despite the company’s choice to recall 1.4 million vehicles. Find out why a bullish analyst note and new hints from the CEO inspired investors over the past few days.

Finally, Maddy and Ryan recap the latest rhetoric emerging from the White House after President Trump fired Rex Tillerson and blocked the proposed Broadcom AVGO buyout of Qualcomm QCOM.

Listen to the show to hear more!

As a reminder, if you feel that we missed something, or if you want us to cover a different story, shoot us an email at podcast@zacks.com. Make sure to check out all of our other audio content at zacks.com/podcasts, and remember to subscribe and leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts.

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