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Ben Zobrist fires back at MLB over warning for custom cleats

On Saturday, Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs shared a letter he received warning him to stop wearing custom cleats that he says have been part of his uniform for two years.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 7 Stocks Warren Buffett Can’t Stop Buying
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    InvestorPlace

    7 Stocks Warren Buffett Can’t Stop Buying

    Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than checking out the stocks selected by one of the world’s savviest hedge fund managers — Warren Buffett. Buffett’s stock picks are a popular source for investors, and for good reason. The billionaire Buffett is many things: He’s among the world’s most successful fund managers, a legendary philanthropist and owns more than 60 companies.

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    Reuters

    Micron to buy Intel's stake in joint venture IM Flash Technologies

    The deal terms include payment of about $1.5 billion in cash, as well as taking over Intel's debt to the venture, which was about $1 billion as of Aug. 30, Micron said. Intel and Micron initially contributed about $1.2 billion each to set up IM Flash Technologies in 2006. IM Flash (Intel-Micron Flash) makes 3D XPoint used in data centres and high-end computers and the joint venture is already consolidated in Micron's reported financial statements.

  • Ford Motor Company Earnings: What to Watch For
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    Motley Fool

    Ford Motor Company Earnings: What to Watch For

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will report its third-quarter earnings results after the markets close on Oct. 24. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Ford to report earnings of $0.30 per share, on average, down from $0.43 in the third quarter of 2017. Ford's F-Series pickups continue to sell well and generate good profits, thanks to high-margin versions like this F-150 Limited.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren question Jeff Bezos about Whole Foods' seemingly anti-union stance
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    American City Business Journals

    Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren question Jeff Bezos about Whole Foods' seemingly anti-union stance

    Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are pressing Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos to hand over an anti-union video allegedly sent to Whole Foods Market Inc. employees. Warren, D-Mass., and Sanders, I-Vt., wrote in a letter sent Wednesday that the video could have violated labor laws if employees were warned that stores could close as a result of unionization.

  • Canada Has Legalized Marijuana. Here's What That Means For American Travelers
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    Time

    Canada Has Legalized Marijuana. Here's What That Means For American Travelers

    Recreational marijuana is now legal across Canada, giving millions of people the right to buy, carry and grow cannabis. “Regardless of Canada’s legalization of marijuana today, nothing will be changing on the U.S. side or with CBP policies and procedures at the border,” Malin said via email. U.S. residents are free to consume cannabis in Canada, but they should leave it behind when returning home, says Erik Altieri, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws (NORML).

  • The Legal Way Canadian Marijuana Stocks Are Tricking Investors
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    Motley Fool

    The Legal Way Canadian Marijuana Stocks Are Tricking Investors

    Following nine decades of prohibition, recreational marijuana is officially legal in Canada, albeit the extent of who can buy, whether the plant can be homegrown, and where product can be purchased really depends on the province. The important fact here is that legalization is expected to usher in billions of dollars of added annual revenue to the industry. This expectation of a surge in sales -- Wall Street is looking for approximately $5 billion in added annual revenue once the industry is up to speed -- is what's behind the more than two-year rally in marijuana stocks.

  • Aurora Cannabis stock leads sector higher after news it will start trading on NYSE next week
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    MarketWatch

    Aurora Cannabis stock leads sector higher after news it will start trading on NYSE next week

    Canadian marijuana company Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s shares rose about 4% Thursday after it said shares have been approved for trading on the New York Stock Exchange starting October 23. The stock (CA:ACB)(CA:ACB) which is currently trading on the over-the-counter market, will trade under the ticker symbol “ACB”. The shares are also traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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

  • Nokia’s Revenue Could Move Marginally Higher in 2018
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    Market Realist

    Nokia’s Revenue Could Move Marginally Higher in 2018

    In the previous part of this series, we saw that analysts expect Nokia’s (NOK) revenue to fall 1% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2018. In the chart below, you can see how Nokia’s revenue has been generally flat over the years or has experienced marginal growth. Its marginal revenue growth hasn’t generated massive investor wealth.

  • The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse
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    Business Insider

    The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse

    Inversion is a mental model that involves flipping your outlook to prevent the opposite of what you want to happen from happening. Warren Buffett and his business partner Charlie Munger employed inversion as a business strategy to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse. In a recent podcast with Brandon of the Mad Fientist, who retired early at 34, productivity expert James Clear said the same strategy Buffett used can help set someone on the path for early retirement.

  • Don’t sweat a stock-market selloff with midterms around the corner, says strategist
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    Don’t sweat a stock-market selloff with midterms around the corner, says strategist

    “On average, the S&P 500 actually has been negative year to date in early October during a midterm year,” said Detrick, in a note. Read: Will midterm elections sink the stock market? As for the market’s dismal performance the past couple of weeks, Detrick expects stocks to remain under pressure in the near term as they had done in 2016 when the S&P 500 slid for nine straight sessions before the election in November.

  • Boeing (BA) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Expect
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    Zacks

    Boeing (BA) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Expect

    Boeing (BA) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on lower revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 24, 2018, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations.

  • Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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    Motley Fool

    Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

    Image source: The Motley Fool. Intuitive Surgical Inc  (NASDAQ: ISRG)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Ladies and gentlemen, thank

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    Investopedia

    Berkshire Is Undervalued, Says JPMorgan

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s ( BRK.B) Class B shares are cheap if you apply the same metrics that its CEO Warren Buffett does to value companies, according to JPMorgan. In a research note, reported on by CNBC, analyst Sarah DeWitt said Berkshire, a company that investors have historically struggled to value properly because of its many moving parts, suddenly appears to be attractively priced when factoring in all the profits made by the stocks held in its $200 billion equity portfolio into its earnings. “Look-through earnings” take into account current period earnings that show up in financial statements, together with other sources of earnings expected in the long run. This method is used by Buffett as a way to appreciate that companies sometimes retain earnings after paying dividends and later invest them at a higher rate of return.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Stock Moves -0.55%: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Stock Moves -0.55%: What You Should Know

    Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 4.72% over the past month, lagging the Finance sector's loss of 3.07% and the S&P 500's loss of 2.61% in that time. For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $9.90 per share and revenue of $248.35 billion, which would represent changes of +68.94% and +2.56%, respectively, from the prior year. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

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    IPO-Edge.com

    Why Warren Buffett and a Wal-Mart Heir Want a Slice of This Brazilian Payments IPO

    Warren Buffett and Wal-Mart heir Rob Walton are buying tickets to Brazil. Should investors join them for the ride? Brazilian digital-payments company StoneCo (ticker: STNE) plans to sell up to $1.1 billion in an offering of new and existing shares, valuing the company at $6.2 billion if they price at the top of the indicative range.

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    CNBC

    Want to work for Jack Ma? These are the traits he looks for in a candidate

    For Jack Ma , the man behind Chinese tech giant Alibaba BABA , that's a process that took him some time to master. Ma, speaking in the Indonesia resort island of Bali last week, recalled a hiring mistake he made in the early days of Alibaba. As it turned out, that plan was designed to cost $12 million — way over the spending budget that the company could afford back then, Ma explained.

  • Can Skyworks (SWKS) Keep the Earnings Surprise Streak Alive?
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    Zacks

    Can Skyworks (SWKS) Keep the Earnings Surprise Streak Alive?

    Radio Frequency industry. This chipmaker has an established record of topping earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports. For the most recent quarter, Skyworks was expected to post earnings of $1.59 per share, but it reported $1.64 per share instead, representing a surprise of 3.14%.