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CNBC: Talking Numbers

Pfizer shares are down nearly 9% in the past 3 months and severely lagging the broader market. Why it could get worse for the pharmaceutical giant.

  • This Is How Much Costco Employees Really Make
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    Reader's Digest

    This Is How Much Costco Employees Really Make

    There are many reasons to love Costco: they’ve got great prices on everything your home could ever need, they're generous with their free samples, and they make fantastic rotisserie chickens. By the way, here are five things you might want to know about those Costco chickens. On top of being compensated fairly, Costco employees—plain and simple—just love working at Costco.

  • Fashion Designer Convicted of Torturing 21-Year-Old Nanny and Burning Her Body
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    Time

    Fashion Designer Convicted of Torturing 21-Year-Old Nanny and Burning Her Body

    A U.K.-based fashion designer and her boyfriend have been found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old French nanny, after firefighters discovered her burnt remains in their garden in southwest London last September. Sabrina Kouider, 35, and Ouissem Medouni, 40, starved and tortured Sophie Lionnet for weeks before her death in 2017, sometimes recording her on a mobile phone, investigators testified. The brutality of the case has shocked Britain and played out in national headlines.

  • Read the fiery North Korea statement that made Trump cancel his summit with Kim Jong Un
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    Quartz

    Read the fiery North Korea statement that made Trump cancel his summit with Kim Jong Un

    In an emotional break-up letter, president Donald Trump today canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump was referring to a statement released yesterday in the name of North Korean vice-foreign minister Choe Son Hui.

  • I Just Bought My First New Stock in 8 Months, and This Is It
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    Motley Fool

    I Just Bought My First New Stock in 8 Months, and This Is It

    Since September, when I bought my first shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, I hadn't added a new stock to my portfolio. After months of crowing about the value this blue-chip biotech stock offered, I took the plunge and added Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) to my portfolio. Since hitting an all-time intraday high of $147 in early October, shares of Celgene have been shelled.

  • Sears Prepares to Hand Lampert Another Prized Asset
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    Motley Fool

    Sears Prepares to Hand Lampert Another Prized Asset

    Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) is considering chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert's offer to buy much of the last remaining valuable assets the retailer has. The board of directors announced it was forming a special committee to consider Lampert's proposal as well as to see if anyone else might be interested in purchasing them. Considering Sears has been trying to sell most of these assets for the better part of two years without any luck, Lampert is likely to be the high bidder, if not the only bidder.

  • Obama knew about FBI informant: Tom Fitton
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    Fox Business Videos

    Obama knew about FBI informant: Tom Fitton

    Judicial Watch Tom Fitton discusses the reports that an informant was placed inside the 2016 Trump campaign by the FBI.

  • Exclusive: Longtime Cisco leader to exit as customer service group restructures
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    American City Business Journals

    Exclusive: Longtime Cisco leader to exit as customer service group restructures

    Cisco Systems is creating a new customer service group, which has prompted a well-known leader and company veteran to step down. The new group is called the Cisco Customer Experience organization and will consolidate multiple groups that were previously separate, the San Jose-based company confirmed Thursday.  Cisco said it shared the "high-level strategy" and the structure for Cisco’s new Customer Experience organization with employees on Thursday, adding that the new group will be led by Maria Martinez, a recent hire from Salesforce.com. "We are aligning our teams to support the evolution of our operating model to deliver value to our customers throughout their life-cycle and support the company’s transition to recurring revenue," Cisco said in a statement emailed to the Business Journal.

  • Intel missed on mobile. Here's why it may lead in 5G
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    American City Business Journals

    Intel missed on mobile. Here's why it may lead in 5G

    Deep inside Intel’s Jones Farm campus, in an office building full of cubicles, is a huge door that you would expect to see on a submarine or an aircraft carrier — heavy, metal, with a substantial lever to open. Behind the door, Intel engineers are partnering with equipment makers and telecommunications companies on a variety of projects. The devices and equipment are powered by the next generation of wireless technology, 5G, and are not yet commercially available.

  • Emilia Clarke Dropped a Hint About Daenerys' Final Scene Ever in Game of Thrones
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    Time

    Emilia Clarke Dropped a Hint About Daenerys' Final Scene Ever in Game of Thrones

    Like it or not, Game of Thrones is coming to an end. In an interview with Vanity Fair that was published on Wednesday, Emilia Clarke seemed to hint that Daenerys Targaryen’s last scene will almost certainly be controversial. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is .

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Bernstein: Amazon Flex Is No Threat To FedEx, UPS

    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) investors are always on the lookout for the company’s next disruptive business, and some believe it could be parcel delivery. Amazon Flex is not a major threat to United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) and FedEx Corporation

  • Why Micron's Analyst Day Sent Shares Soaring
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    Motley Fool

    Why Micron's Analyst Day Sent Shares Soaring

    Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) has been on a tear over the past year. On Monday, May 21, the maker of DRAM and NAND flash memory held its 2018 Analyst Day. Not only did management increase the current quarter's guidance range for earnings per share, from a range of $2.76 to $2.90 to a much higher $3.12 to $3.16 per share, but key executives also outlined why Micron is primed for even more success in the coming years.

  • 3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy in May
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy in May

    Sell in May and go away? No thanks. For any long-term investor out there, great buys can be found at any time of the year. Of course, one thing that can make a profound impact on your portfolio is buying and holding dividend stocks for decades and letting

  • Business
    Reuters

    COLUMN-Ideology threatens to trump facts in official Medicare handbook

    In September, the federal government will mail a handbook on Medicare enrollment to 43 million households. "Medicare & You" is an important, authoritative source on a wide array of plan options for the annual enrollment period that runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, and it has been mailed out to beneficiaries each year since 1999. The Medicare Rights Center and two other groups (Justice in Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy) argue that the draft contains inaccurate, ideologically tinted descriptions of the tradeoffs between original fee-for-service insurance and a privatized managed-care alternative.

  • Bitcoin Falls 7% -- Why Are Cryptocurrencies Plunging?
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    Motley Fool

    Bitcoin Falls 7% -- Why Are Cryptocurrencies Plunging?

    Bitcoin (BTC-USD) and most other major cryptocurrencies are deep in the red on Wednesday -- the latest in a two-week decline. In fact, all of the 25 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap (excluding Tether, which is based on the U.S. dollar) are down

  • Democrats Have Avoided Talking About Russia. Here's Why That's Changing
    Politics
    Time

    Democrats Have Avoided Talking About Russia. Here's Why That's Changing

    For months, strategists have advised Democratic candidates to stay away from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the 2016 election. The thinking was that voters care more about bread-and-butter issues like jobs, terrorism and trade, and arguments about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling would prove a distraction. In special elections over the past year, Democratic candidates like Jon Ossoff in Georgia and Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania barely mentioned the investigations, as part of a broader strategy of avoiding talking about Trump almost entirely.

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    Investopedia

    Nvidia Seen Soaring to Record on Explosive Growth

    Nvidia Corp. ( NVDA) stock has been one of the hottest stocks in the market with shares up by nearly 26% in 2018, and over 75% during the past year. The optimism in the stock comes after the company reported blowout fiscal first quarter 2019 earnings of $2.05 per share, nearly 24% better than analysts’ estimates of $1.66. Additionally, revenue came in at $3.207 billion, over 11% better than analysts’ estimates of $2.881 billion.

  • Oil slips further below $80/bbl on talk OPEC may lift output
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    Reuters

    Oil slips further below $80/bbl on talk OPEC may lift output

    By Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about $1 on Thursday, with expectations building that reduced supplies from Venezuela and Iran could prompt OPEC to wind down output cuts in place since the start of 2017. Brent crude futures fell $1.01 to settle at $78.79 a barrel, a 1.27 percent loss. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $1.13 to settle at $70.71 a barrel, a 1.57 percent loss.

  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has an Oil Problem
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    Bloomberg Video

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has an Oil Problem

    May.24 -- India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an oil problem. And it’s set to worsen with Saudi Arabia rooting for the commodity to push through the $80 barrier. Bloomberg's Anirban Nag reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

  • 30-Year-Old Who Was Evicted by Parents Says He's Not a Millennial Because He's Conservative
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    Time

    30-Year-Old Who Was Evicted by Parents Says He's Not a Millennial Because He's Conservative

    Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old whose parents resorted to legal action to evict him from their home, is confused about whether he is a millennial. To be fair, Rotondo is having a hard week. Now, Rotondo is working to figure out his next move—and part of that involved a truly bizarre interview with CNN on Wednesday.

  • Business
    Forbes

    After Yesterday, Buy Municipal Bond Funds

    The municipal bond market has struggled so far this year.  Though, just like the investment grade bond market, much of the year to date price performance can be attributed to the shifts in treasury yields rather than any material credit quality concerns.  The fact that the 10-year treasury yield has gone from 2.4% at the start of the year to 3% now, has left its mark on munis and corporates.  Munis, additionally, have been impacted by uncertainty over how individual investors would react to the tax cuts which impacted the relative value of munis on an after-tax basis. Muni’s have seemed potentially cheap for some time but needed a catalyst to help prices.  With some signs of support already existing, I think we could finally see sold performance in muni bonds on an outright basis and strong outperformance relative to treasuries.

  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Friday Morning
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    InvestorPlace

    5 Top Stock Trades for Friday Morning

    President Trump decided to pull out of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that’s left stocks under pressure. Here’s our top stock trades as a result. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow #1: Advanced Micro (AMD) I love when a stock shows

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    MarketWatch

    Why early retirement is all it’s cracked up to be

    Sometimes, the stuff that people say about early retirement (and early retirees) is terrible. It is assumed that early retirement is the end of productive life and that unless we’re swimming in millions in cold hard cash, early retirement will eat us alive. As I said in my one-year early retirement performance review, early retirement is all that it’s cracked up to be.

  • Finance
    Oilprice.com

    Shell Makes Large Deepwater Discovery In Gulf Of Mexico

    Shell has made a large deepwater exploration discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, just 13 miles from its Appomattox project that is expected to start production by the end of 2019, the oil major said on Thursday. The Dover discovery is Shell’s sixth in the Norphlet geologic play in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and is considered an attractive potential tieback due to its proximity to Appomattox. “Dover showcases our expertise in discovering new, commercial resources in a heartland helping deliver our deep water growth priority,” said Andy Brown, Upstream Director for Royal Dutch Shell.

  • Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax
    Finance
    Associated Press

    Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle head tax

    Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness. Just days after the Seattle City Council approved the levy, the No Tax On Jobs campaign, a coalition of businesses, announced it would gather signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot to repeal it. The Washington Food Industry Association pledged $30,000.

  • Why Ford's Stock Is Still Struggling Under CEO Jim Hackett
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    Motley Fool

    Why Ford's Stock Is Still Struggling Under CEO Jim Hackett

    Tuesday marked one year since Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) board of directors ousted Mark Fields as CEO, replacing him with Jim Hackett -- a futurist and former Steelcase CEO who had joined Ford to run its future-mobility subsidiary. Hackett's promotion was followed by a broad reshuffling of Ford's senior executives and a lot of talk about improving Ford's "fitness" as a company. A year later, Ford's share price looks to be stuck in neutral.