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  • 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.

  • Pfizer’s Dividends and Earnings Quality
    Finance
    Market Realist

    Pfizer’s Dividends and Earnings Quality

    In this part, we’ll discuss Pfizer’s (PFE) earnings quality and dividend performance. The above chart compares the changes in Pfizer’s Earnings Quality score since the first quarter of 2017. Pfizer has announced the following dividends during 2018.

  • 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

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

  • 3 Top Fintech Stocks to Watch Right Now
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Top Fintech Stocks to Watch Right Now

    Financial technology, or fintech, has been growing explosively over the past few years and is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's why three of our contributors think Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT), Interactive Brokers (NYSEMKT: IBKR), and Visa (NYSE: V) may be worth a look right now. Matt Frankel, CFP (Green Dot): One fintech stock on my radar is Green Dot.

  • Tesla Starts Taking Orders for Shorter-Range $45,000 Model 3
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Tesla Starts Taking Orders for Shorter-Range $45,000 Model 3

    The electric-car maker has started taking orders for a mid-range battery Model 3 that goes about 260 miles between charges for $45,000. Offering cheaper versions of the vehicle raised a “big and unanswered question” of Tesla maintaining profit targets for the car, he said. While Tesla is making the Model 3 more accessible to some buyers, the starting price for sedans with the long-range battery is rising to $54,000.

  • Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today
    Business
    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

  • Turkish Official Says Jamal Khashoggi's Remains May Have Been Taken Outside Istanbul
    World
    Time

    Turkish Official Says Jamal Khashoggi's Remains May Have Been Taken Outside Istanbul

    The official told The Associated Press that police have established that two vehicles belonging to the consulate, left the building on Oct. 2 — the day Khashoggi had walked into the consulate and vanished. One of the vehicles traveled to the nearby Belgrade Forest while the other traveled to the city of Yalova, across the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the secrecy of the ongoing investigation. Turkish reports say Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered inside the consulate by members of an assassination squad with ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

  • Kinder Morgan Inc.’s CEO Outlines a 4-Step Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Kinder Morgan Inc.’s CEO Outlines a 4-Step Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) recently completed a "momentous" quarter according to CEO Steve Kean. Not only did the pipeline giant's financial results beat its expectations, but it was a pivotal quarter on a strategic front, because the company closed the sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and locked up another new growth project. Complete the distribution of the Trans Mountain proceeds and continue our discussions on turning the positive indications that we now have from all three rating agencies into positive ratings actions.

  • Goldman Sachs Adds Nvidia To 'Conviction Buy' List
    Business
    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.

  • Will Arista Networks (ANET) Beat Estimates Again in Its Next Earnings Report?
    Business
    Zacks

    Will Arista Networks (ANET) Beat Estimates Again in Its Next Earnings Report?

    If you are looking for a stock that has a solid history of beating earnings estimates and is in a good position to maintain the trend in its next quarterly report, you should consider Arista Networks (ANET). This company, which is in the Zacks Communication - Components industry, shows potential for another earnings beat. This cloud networking company has seen a nice streak of beating earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports.

  • Why Activision Blizzard, United Rentals, and Gap Slumped Today
    Business
    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.

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

  • The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs
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    MarketWatch

    The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs

    When the media and investors turn negative on stocks but the “smart money” is bullish, it’s a good time to think about buying. After all, exactly what is the smart money, and how do you know? Lately, several fund managers who pass this test have been pounding the table on Chinese internet names.

  • Business
    CNBC

    Morgan Stanley downgrades Ford and says dividend at risk

    The automaker is suffering from the appearance that it lacks transparency and decisive action. Morgan Stanley downgraded Ford F on Friday, saying its earnings and cash flow are under pressure and its dividend is at risk. The number two U.S. automaker is suffering from a perception among investors that it lacks transparency and is failing to take quick, decisive action in executing its turnaround plan, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said in a note.

  • US reaches deal with Mexico to stop migrant caravan: Fox News report
    Politics
    Fox Business Videos

    US reaches deal with Mexico to stop migrant caravan: Fox News report

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) discusses the report that the U.S. reached a deal with Mexico to stop the migrant caravan from entering the United States.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    How Under Armour Stock Can Triple

    (UAA) has had a bumpy ride the last couple of years. It started shortly after the stock peaked in 2015, which was another year of 20% revenue growth. Under Armour (ticker: UAA) made significant management changes, creating new senior executive titles for marketing, product, and innovation.

  • Provocateur Stormy Daniels Takes an Unexpected Turn in the National Spotlight
    Politics
    Time

    Provocateur Stormy Daniels Takes an Unexpected Turn in the National Spotlight

    To understand what it means to be famous like Stormy Daniels, for the reasons she is famous, spend time with her in a public space. On Oct. 15, a California judge threw out the defamation case she filed against Donald Trump. Over the past year, Daniels, 39, has become the Zelig of White House scandals.

  • Comparing Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers
    Finance
    Market Realist

    Comparing Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers

    Consolidated Edison (ED) declared a dividend of $0.715 per share on October 18. It’s expected to pay an annualized dividend of $2.86 for 2018, implying a dividend growth of 3.6% compared to last year. Among the S&P 500 utilities, Consolidated Edison has one of the longest dividend-increasing streaks.

  • General Motors Earnings: What to Watch
    Business
    Motley Fool

    General Motors Earnings: What to Watch

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) will report its third-quarter earnings results before the U.S. markets open on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Wall Street thinks that GM's revenue may improve year over year, but it may fall a bit short of that earnings number this time around. GM has just begun rolling out all-new versions of its big-selling Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

  • Business
    Bloomberg

    Berkshire Sued for Trying to Cripple Duracell Licensee Business

    ESI Cases & Accessories Inc. filed a breach-of-contract suit in state court in Manhattan on Thursday, seeking more than $20 million in damages. The company says Berkshire’s strong-arm tactics caused it to lose all its business with CVS Health Corp. -- a $5 million-a-year customer -- as well as others. ESI has sold Duracell-branded products under a license since 2010, including Apple Inc.-compatible charging cables, and phone cases and headsets, and said it renegotiated its agreement with Duracell’s former parent, Procter & Gamble Co.’s Gillette subsidiary, in 2014.

  • Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves
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    MarketWatch

    Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves

    After two consecutive off-the-mark quarters, falling short of its own forecasts for subscriber growth, Netflix Inc. hopes to put an end to the big swings in its stock price with some changes to its accounting. In kicking off tech’s earnings season Tuesday, Netflix (NFLX)reported better-than-expected subscriber growth in the quarter, leading to an 11% jump in its shares in after-hours trading. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling about 12% in the next trading day.

  • AMD's Q3 Earnings to Gain on Portfolio Strength & GPU Demand
    Business
    Zacks

    AMD's Q3 Earnings to Gain on Portfolio Strength & GPU Demand

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD is set to report third-quarter 2018 results on Oct 24.Notably, AMD has a positive record of earnings surprises in the trailing four quarters, the average surprise being 30.97%. In the last reported quarter, earnings of 14

  • Better Buy: GlaxoSmithKline plc vs. Eli Lilly
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: GlaxoSmithKline plc vs. Eli Lilly

    People get sick regardless of the economic cycle, so companies that cater to healing them often outperform during downturns, and their stocks are considered "defensive." Healthy and dependable dividends can also contribute to stabilizing portfolio returns in good times and bad. Two successful blue-chip stocks in the healthcare industry are British GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) and Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY). Investors like both stocks for their dividends and consistent performance, but the companies are really quite different, with GlaxoSmithKline diversified into vaccines and consumer products, and Eli Lilly focused on pharmaceuticals.

  • Finance
    InvestorPlace

    Will Apple Really Switch Macs Off Intel Chips in 2020?

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been selling Mac computers powered by Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) processors since 2006. A noted Apple analyst is predicting Apple will release an ARM-based Mac as soon as 2020, ditching Intel. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a reputation for getting things right when it comes to forecasting the company’s moves.