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  • Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row
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    AFP

    Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China's largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president.

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    Benzinga

    Tight Ultra Deepwater Rig Supply Benefits Transocean, Wells Fargo Says In Upgrade

    Offshore drilling companies are benefiting from increasing demand as well as the tighter availability of high-specification, ultra-deepwater rigs, according to Wells Fargo Securities. The Analyst Analyst Judson Bailey upgraded shares of Transocean LTD

  • Cisco Systems (CSCO) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Cisco Systems (CSCO) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Cisco Systems (CSCO) closed the most recent trading day at $47.28, moving -0.32% from the previous trading session. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector gained 1.4%, while the S&P 500 gained 2.1%. CSCO's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $2.97 per share and revenue of $51.46 billion.

  • BIO-key International Inc (NASDAQ:BKYI): Are Analysts Optimistic?
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    Simply Wall St.

    BIO-key International Inc (NASDAQ:BKYI): Are Analysts Optimistic?

    BIO-key International Inc’s (NASDAQ:BKYI): BIO-key International, Inc. develops and markets fingerprint biometric identification and identity verification technologies, authentication-transaction security technologies, and related identity management and credentialing biometric hardware and software solutions. The most pressing concern for investors is BKYI’s path to profitability – when will it breakeven? According to the industry analysts covering BKYI, breakeven is near.

  • The stocks Kanye West purchased for Kim Kardashian are up by 40 per cent
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    The Independent

    The stocks Kanye West purchased for Kim Kardashian are up by 40 per cent

    Kanye West appears to have a knack for gift-giving - as one of the Christmas presents he gave to wife Kim Kardashian last year has since earned her thousands. For the holidays, the rapper purchased Kardashian hundreds of thousands of pounds in stock in five major companies - Apple, Disney, Amazon, Adidas and Netflix. Less than a year later, a majority of Kardashian’s investments have skyrocketed - with the reality star’s stocks currently up an average of 40 per cent, according to the latest market information.

  • Tesla 'headed for the graveyard' says former GM exec Bob Lutz
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Tesla 'headed for the graveyard' says former GM exec Bob Lutz

    Former GM Vice chairman Bob Lutz blasted Tesla, claiming the company is 'headed for the graveyard.' Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Dion Rabouin and Andy Serwer discuss.

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    Motley Fool

    Why Warren Buffett Keeps Buying Apple and Bank Stocks

    Warren Buffett and his right-hand Charlie Munger seem sweet on the world's largest company, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Berkshire also sold some of its position in Phillips 66, Charter Communications, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Wells Fargo. Some of these sales might indicate the investor is moving away from the companies, but others are simply a part of Buffett's plans to keep his ownership below 10% to avoid certain regulatory hurdles.

  • JPMorgan (JPM) Cheers Shareholders With 43% Dividend Hike
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    JPMorgan (JPM) Cheers Shareholders With 43% Dividend Hike

    JPMorgan’s JPM board of directors has announced a 42.9% hike in its quarterly dividend. The hike comes as part of the company’s 2018 capital plan which was approved by the Federal Reserve this June. Additionally, JPMorgan’s capital plan includes authorization to repurchase $20.7 billion worth of shares, through the second quarter of 2019.

  • Tilray Is Partying Like It's 1999 (and It Won't End Well)
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    Motley Fool

    Tilray Is Partying Like It's 1999 (and It Won't End Well)

    In a mere 28 days, on Oct. 17, recreational weed will go on sale in licensed dispensaries, opening the door to what should be billions of dollars in added annual sales, atop what the industry is already generating from medical pot sales and via exports to foreign countries that've legalized medical cannabis. For instance, no pot stock has done better (or even come close, for that matter) than Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) since its initial public offering on July 19. After pricing its shares at $17, Tilray hit $300 a share in intraday trading on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

  • Microsoft Increases Its Dividend -- What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Microsoft Increases Its Dividend -- What You Need to Know

    As expected, software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced a dividend increase this week. While Microsoft's fairly low dividend yield means the stock might often get overlooked as a dividend stock, another meaningful annual dividend increase in the books makes the stock a bit more enticing as an investment for generating income. In line with the company's practice of announcing a dividend increase on the third Tuesday of every September, management declared the 9.5% dividend hike after market close on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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    Benzinga

    Morgan Stanley Says Intel 'Oversold' Its Technology, Raises AMD Price Target 150%

    Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore maintained an Underweight rating on AMD with a price target lifted from $11 to $28. Intel argued over the past few years that its process leadership would translate into a sustainable performance advantage across multiple markets, Moore said in a Tuesday note. Intel's ongoing delays in its 10 nm processors are now looking more disruptive for the company than previously assumed, as it is impacting existing roadmaps, Moore said.

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    MarketWatch

    Tilray stock halted several times amid rollercoaster final hour of trading

    Tilray Inc. (tlry) shares were halted five times in a span of less than an hour as Wednesday's trading session neared a close, with shares zooming between brief small losses and incredibly large gains. Tilray stock was flying high Wednesday, hitting an intraday record high of $300 a share -- a daily gain of 94% that added to a an increase of more than 400% in the past month.

  • 2 Marijuana Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever
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    Motley Fool

    2 Marijuana Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

    Despite its explosive gains over the past few weeks, the marijuana industry, in many ways, is still in its infancy. Medical and recreational cannabis sales are forecast to climb to a monstrous $146.4 billion by the end of 2025, according to Grand View Research. First off, the top Canadian pot stocks listed on major U.S. exchanges -- Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC), Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), and Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) -- all sport valuations that seem to suggest that much of this projected upside is already baked in at this point.

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    TheStreet.com

    Tilray Shares Are Going Absolutely Haywire -- Here's Why

    It may end badly, but for nimble traders in Tilray the good times are likely to continue flowing as the hype on the company's prospects reach fever pitch levels. Clearly, investors have bought into Tilray's pitch hook, line and sinker. "This industry [cannabis] is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry, cannabis is a threat to prescription based painkillers primarily opiods," explained Kennedy in an interview with TheStreet on the day of its July IPO.

  • AT&T Isn’t Distressed about the DOJ’s Appeal of Time Warner Deal
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    Market Realist

    AT&T Isn’t Distressed about the DOJ’s Appeal of Time Warner Deal

    The United States Department of Justice (or DOJ) has appealed Judge Richard Leon’s decision to allow AT&T’s (T) $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, raising the possibility that the deal could be blocked. The appeal came after the companies closed the merger deal on June 14 after winning a six-week court trial. The DOJ had objected to the deal on the grounds that it would hurt consumers with higher costs and reduced competition in the pay-TV space.

  • United updates boarding process, Alibaba expands cloud partnership, Verizon denies accusations
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    United updates boarding process, Alibaba expands cloud partnership, Verizon denies accusations

    United Airlines, Alibaba, Verizon, Amazon and Microsoft are the companies to watch.

  • SunPower Stock Gains Momentum as Analysts Weigh In: What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    SunPower Stock Gains Momentum as Analysts Weigh In: What You Need to Know

    SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) really wants you to know about that, and yesterday told Reuters -- a day before the official announcement was made -- that its appeal to the U.S. Trade Representative to be exempted from 30% tariffs on imported solar panels has been granted. Partly because SunPower's solar cells and modules are made in Mexico and the Philippines (rather than China, the focus of President Trump's trade war), and partly because they're "highly differentiated IBC cells and modules" rather than "cheap, commoditized imports" (and thus less likely to undercut U.S.-made solar panels on price), SunPower solar products will be permitted to sidestep tariffs that began this year, and will continue to add cost to competitors' products through at least 2021. Hearing this, investors rushed to bid up SunPower stock 15% yesterday, and the buying is continuing today as Wall Street keys into the news -- and begins rewarding SunPower with upgrades and target-price hikes.

  • ‘More Ridiculous than Bitcoin’: Pot Stocks Go Parabolic as Crypto Markets Cool
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    CCN

    ‘More Ridiculous than Bitcoin’: Pot Stocks Go Parabolic as Crypto Markets Cool

    The cryptocurrency markets are nine months into a bear market, but the animal spirits that drove the bitcoin price to nearly $20,000 haven’t disappeared. Rather, it seems that they have found a new outlet — pot stocks. Long a favorite of retail traders on commission-free stock trading app Robinhood, publicly-listed cannabis stocks have gone bananas in recent weeks, driven in part by the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17.

  • 2 Utility Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid
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    Motley Fool

    2 Utility Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid

    Investing in utilities is usually a pretty boring affair, with the main attraction normally being a reliable quarterly dividend payment. Recent events at SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), however, have been anything but boring. Dominion Energy could be the company's savior, but not if the government gets in the way.

  • ExxonMobil Ranks Sixth with a 3.9% Dividend Yield
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    Market Realist

    ExxonMobil Ranks Sixth with a 3.9% Dividend Yield

    Ranking Eight Integrated Energy Stocks on Dividend Yields (Continued from Prior Part) ExxonMobil’s dividend yield ExxonMobil (XOM) occupies the sixth slot in our list of the top eight dividend-yielding integrated energy stocks. Among the eight companies

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    Benzinga

    Jefferies Upgrades E-Trade Financial, 'A Unique And Scarce Asset'

    With a potential sale looming, shares of E-Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC) are attractive, according to Jefferies.  The Analyst Jefferies analyst Daniel Fannon upgraded E-Trade Financial from Hold to Buy and maintained a $65 price target. The Thesis

  • How Oracle Performed in the Latest Quarter
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    Market Realist

    How Oracle Performed in the Latest Quarter

    The Latest Tech Sector News: Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter (Continued from Prior Part) Oracle beat earnings estimates but missed revenue projections Enterprise Software giant Oracle (ORCL) announced its fiscal 2019 first-quarter results on Monday

  • Can CenturyLink's Dividend Even Survive?
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    Motley Fool

    Can CenturyLink's Dividend Even Survive?

    It's easy to see why so many investors are bearish on Telecom giant CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL). Its legacy business is expected to continue shrinking, and it has paid out more in dividends than it has earned in profits for years. Oh, and there's even

  • Analysts Favor ‘Buys’ ahead of Darden’s Fiscal Q1 2019 Results
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    Market Realist

    Analysts Favor ‘Buys’ ahead of Darden’s Fiscal Q1 2019 Results

    Of the 26 analysts that follow Darden Restaurants (DRI), 53.8% have recommended “buys” on its stock as of September 14, while the remaining 46.2% have recommended “holds.” No analysts have given the stock “sell” recommendations. On average, analysts have set a target price of $119.15 on the stock as of the same day.

  • Is There More Upside in AMD Stock?
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    Zacks

    Is There More Upside in AMD Stock?

    Advanced Micro Devices AMD shares are shaping up to be one of the top gainers this year with a year-to-date return of over 210%. Most of this success story is based on its rivalry with Intel INTC, a company it seems to be beating with its new product