The nephew of a small-town Illinois mayor shot and killed five people, including two boys, before leading police on a chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that left him dead, authorities said Wednesday. (April 24)
Tesla (TSLA) shares fell Tuesday following a bearish report saying the maker of all-electric vehicles will continue to lose money on an annual basis through 2019. XAutoplay: On | OffJefferies analyst Philippe Houchois initiated coverage of Tesla with an underperform rating and price target of 280, which is 26% below where the shares currently stand. Tesla shares were down 2%, near 377.10 during morning trading in the stock market today. Tesla shares are up 77% this year. "It is with a bit of a heavy heart that we initiate coverage of Tesla at underperform," Houchois wrote in a note to clients Tuesday, saying that boosting production remains the main challenge for Tesla. "Achievements to-date
The body of 53-year-old Randy Potter was found last week after someone reported a bad smell coming from the truck, The Kansas City Star reports. When an airport police officer found the body, it was covered up by a blanket, according to a police report. Potter’s truck had been listed in the missing person flyers circulated by Lenexa police.
With the stock market near record high levels, many stocks look rather expensive right now. Fortunately, there are some exceptions. Here are three stocks that look particularly attractive due to subpar performances thus far in 2017, and all of which pay above-average dividends and have lots of upside potential. The best in a beaten-down industry Mall real estate investment trust Simon Property Group is the largest REIT in the market. The company's portfolio consists of about 230 properties, many of which are operated under the well-known brand names Premium Outlets and The Mills. First off, it's no secret that many retailers are struggling. Brick-and-mortar retail is facing intense competition
What if you bought stocks but couldn't sell them until the year 2042 at the earliest? What criteria would you look for before buying those stocks? We asked three Motley Fool investors these questions. Their picks for top growth stocks to buy and hold for 25 years or more included First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). Here's why these particular three stocks look like solid long-term investment choices. Scorching-hot growth Matt DiLallo (First Solar): Solar power installations grew at a blistering pace in the U.S. last year, rocketing remarkable 95% over 2015, according to data from the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Furthermore, last year was
After the Equifax (EFX) data breach, year-end tax planning may be even more important. Social Security numbers were among the data exposed in the Equifax hack, which affects up to 143 million people. "This is going to be an ongoing problem," said Tim Gagnon, an associate teaching professor of accounting at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business.
Amid devastating hurricanes, North Korean missile launches and political upheaval in Washington, equities in the U.S. simply keep jitterbugging their way toward fresh peaks. For 8½ years now, every dip has been followed by a push past the previous high. Yet at some point, even as investors continue reaping the benefits of a market climb that's been fattening wallets and retirement accounts along the way, the party will come to an end. And if you haven't yet given thought to how a long-lasting stock slump could impact your nest egg, now's the time. "The obvious is that the market will correct," said Greg Hammer, president of Hammer Financial Group in Schererville, Indiana. "It's just a matter
Ryanair could have to fork out €20m (£17.6m) in compensation as it moved to cancel the flights of roughly 400,000 passengers after admitting to "messing up" the allocation of holiday to its pilots. The Irish airline's chief executive apologised for the issue and claimed it would not argue the problem was an "exceptional circumstance", something which could have frustrated passengers' attempts to claim recompense for any delays or cancellations. An average of 48 flights per day will be cancelled for the next six weeks as the carrier deals with a bulge of holiday requests because of requirements by regulators to move its holiday year from the financial one (April-March) to the calendar one.
Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates founder, talks about Federal Reserve policy, interest rates and how an economic downturn would likely impact the U.S.'s dual economy.
A lifeguard raises a double red flag August 21, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Canada’s credit-to-GDP gap has been identified as a concern by an international banking watchdog. While household debt hit a record high last week, Canada’s debt picture doesn’t get much rosier when you zoom out, either.
Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who runs Tesla and SpaceX, is known for his late-night Twitter sessions, often giving his 12.8 million followers the scoop on his growing number of projects. On Friday night, Musk tackled a single customer tweet that quickly spun into a miniature masterclass on how to conduct customer service. It is common for followers to inundate Musk with questions, many unrelated, once he posts, knowing that he will occasionally answer a few.
According to a recent note by equity research firm Jefferies, there's evidence that mass-market retailers like Target are now lowering prices to compete with Lidl, which has 10,000 global stores but just came to the US.
This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on September 14. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel's temperament is under the spotlight again after the Ferrari driver's hopes of seizing back the Formula One lead disappeared in a few seconds of mayhem at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. The German, his fast-starting team mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen crashed out as they raced to the first corner. The view was not shared by others who either pointed the finger at Verstappen, in his last race as a teenager, or accused Vettel of needless aggression at a key point in the championship.
T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S) are in active talks about a merger, according to people close to the situation. Both companies and their parents, Deutsche Telekom and Softbank, have been in frequent conversations about a stock-for-stock merger in which T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom would emerge as the majority owner. People close to the situation stress that negotiators are still weeks away from finalizing a deal and believe the chances of reaching an agreement are not assured.
Conservative analyst Scottie Nell Hughes is suing Fox News for allegedly retaliating against her after she came forward this past summer with allegations that she’d been raped by network anchor Charles Payne. “My complaint speaks for itself,” Hughes said in a statement sent to HuffPost on Monday. In July, Fox News confirmed it had suspended Payne, a Fox Business anchor, as it investigated a sexual harassment claim against him.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, on reports Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman to President Trump, was wiretapped by federal investigators.
Apple's A11 Bionic system on chip (SoC) makes the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X by far the highest-performing smartphones available today, according to Geekbench results. As Apple boasted when unveiling its 64-bit, six-core A11 Bionic, the new SoC would blow away the performance of the A10, which powers the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. That claim has now been confirmed in official results for the A11's performance on Primate Labs' Geekbench iOS benchmarks, which were updated today with official measurements for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, which were probably submitted by reviewers. There's a minor difference in single-core and multicore performance between the three new iPhones,
It’s time to talk Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earnings. Microsoft stock is in the midst of a strong year-long rally along support at its 20-day and 50-day moving averages. What’s more, the shares are far from overbought, meaning that there is plenty of room left for more buyers to join the fray, thus extending Microsoft’s rally.
A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed. A video clip published on Tuesday by the independent news site Fontanka.ru showed a helicopter firing a salvo of rockets at a military truck covered in camouflage netting in open countryside, with three vehicles with no military markings visible, parked a few meters away. Russia is currently staging the "Zapad 2017" war games in the area, major exercises on NATO's eastern flank that were inspected on Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is in a world of hurt. The battle AT&T is fighting is one for subscribers. On one hand, the company’s DirecTV and U-Verse cable TV offerings continue to lose subscribers to cord-cutters.
The U.S. Senate's top Republican on tax policy said on Tuesday that allowing U.S. corporations to deduct dividend payments to shareholders from federal income tax could overcome problems facing Republican efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code. In a statement at the outset of a tax reform hearing, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said he sees the proposal known as "corporate integration" as a way to end the perceived double taxation of U.S. companies through tax legislation that would also reduce the statutory U.S. corporate income tax rate, which now stands at 35 percent.
Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it plans to idle five North American vehicle assembly plants for a total of 10 weeks to reduce inventories of slow-selling models. The plants affected include three assembly plants in the United States and two in Mexico, the company said in a statement. The vehicle models include the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans, the Ford Focus compact car, the Lincoln Continental and Ford Mustang, Ford Fiesta and the Ford Transit van.
Stanislav Petrov, the former Soviet military officer credited with singlehandedly averting a possible nuclear disaster during the Cold War, has died age 77. Petrov was the commanding officer on duty at a nuclear early warning facility in the early hours of Sept. 26, 1983, when his computers falsely identified several U.S. missiles headed toward Moscow, the BBC reports. Having only 20 minutes to act, Petrov decided to regard the warnings as a false alarm.
Here are some of the special deals that you can find for National Cheeseburger Day 2017. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) — Use the My Macca app to order a free cheeseburger. Johnny Rocket’s — Customers can get a free cheeseburger by signing up for the chain’s eClub.
Millions of people, roughly 143 million Americans, were affected by the Equifax EFX, +0.30% data breach. And some of those millions were retirees. The internet is filled with advice today about what consumers should do now. But are there things that retirees should do or consider to protect their identity that are different from those not yet retired? “Yes, retirees need to take extra steps to protect their life savings,” said Elizabeth Loewy, general counsel and senior vice president of industry relations at EverSafe, an identity theft protection service. Comprehensive freeze your credit Others agree. “(The Equifax breach) is an indication that you are only as safe as the places that hold your