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How Coinbase Keeps Building with Brian Armstrong (Coinbase) | Disrupt SF 2018

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, has kept his company going through booms and busts and in this one-on-one we’ll explore what Coinbase did to keep his focus on providing cryptocurrency services.

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    Fox Business

    Why hasn't the $1.5 billion Mega Millions winner claimed the prize?

    Three weeks after someone hit the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history, the winner has still not stepped forward to claim their prize, according to South Carolina lottery officials – and there might be a strategy behind the move. “I’m actually not surprised at all that it’s taking them some time to claim the prize,” Michael A. Silver, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, said on Wednesday. The winning ticket, which was sold in a KC Mart in the South Carolina town of Simpsonville, is worth about $1.5 billion in annual installments over three decades, or an $877 million lump-sum cash package.

  • Top Stocks Warren Buffett Just Sold
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    Top Stocks Warren Buffett Just Sold

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) has been busy. In addition to swooping in and buying bundles of bank stocks, Buffett sold some of Berkshire's longtime holdings in the third quarter. Since Berkshire Hathaway manages a portfolio worth more than $200 billion, and it tends to be among the biggest owners of the stocks it purchases, knowing what stocks it's selling is important.

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    Thinking about retiring? These states don't have an income tax

    Recent studies have found that Americans are becoming increasingly concerned that they will outlive their savings, with more than 30 percent of Americans expecting that they will need more than $1 million in retirement, according to NerdWallet. For those looking to maximize their retirement income by minimizing their taxes, here are the seven states without an individual income tax. Despite its cold climate, Alaska offers some of the best benefits and services to retirees.

  • Condoleezza Rice As Cleveland Browns' Head Coach Would Give the NFL Its Own 'Glass Cliff' Moment
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    Condoleezza Rice As Cleveland Browns' Head Coach Would Give the NFL Its Own 'Glass Cliff' Moment

    The buzziest news of this weekend is no doubt the ESPN report that the Cleveland Browns are considering former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be the NFL team’s next head coach. The Browns have denied the report, but if true, she’d be the first woman to interview for an NFL head coach job. Rice, who served in the George W. Bush administration, is known to be a passionate sports fan and is a lifelong Browns supporter, having inherited an allegiance to the notoriously woeful team from her father.

  • Best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal predictions for 2018
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    The Telegraph

    Best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal predictions for 2018

    As supreme ruler of the online retail landscape, Amazon has built quite the reputation for extraordinary Black Friday deals. Last year alone the selection was so generous and diverse that the website went on to handle 54.9% of all online Black Friday transactions, according to Hitwise data cited in Dealerscope. The weekend was so successful for the company, in fact, that Cyber Monday went on to become the biggest shopping day in the company’s history.

  • A Market Crash Is Inevitable -- Here's What to Do
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    Motley Fool

    A Market Crash Is Inevitable -- Here's What to Do

    If you're a stock investor, you probably think about market crashes from time to time, and there's a good chance that you dread them. The reason a stock market crash is virtually inevitable is that so far in our market's history, there have been always been crashes every now and then. You can also see that while the stock market's average annual gain over many decades has approached 10%, that's rarely near the actual return of any particular year.

  • Trump Insults Key House Democrat Adam Schiff With Potty Humor Tweet
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    Trump Insults Key House Democrat Adam Schiff With Potty Humor Tweet

    President Donald Trump insulted Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California with a tweet that misspelled the Intelligence Committee member’s name in a way that suggests a scatological reference. “So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!” Trump tweeted on Sunday. Schiff, a frequent critic of Trump, said on ABC’s “This Week” earlier in the day that the appointment of Whitaker was “unconstitutional” because he wasn’t confirmed by the Senate — a claim that other Democratic lawmakers have made and the White House rejects.

  • Chipotle manager fired after reportedly asking customers to pay before ordering
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    Chipotle manager fired after reportedly asking customers to pay before ordering

    Following the incident, the popular fast-food chain said it had re-trained its staff in order to prevent an issue like this from happening again.

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    TheStreet.com

    Apple Extends Slump After WSJ Reports Production Order Cuts for New iPhone Suite

    shares extended declines Monday following a report from the Wall Street Journal that suggested yet more iPhone production cuts as waning demand and an increase in available models disrupts the tech giant's global supply chain. The Journal reported that Apple has notably reduced orders for the three new iPhones it unveiled in September -- the XS, XS Max and the XR -- from suppliers, and slashed planned production for the iPhone XR by around 33% from the 70 million units it originally had anticipated from launch through the holiday season. "We are concerned that end demand for new iPhone models is deteriorating," Goldman analysts wrote in a client note last week that cut its price target on Apple to $209 from $222 per share.

  • Millennials Are Disrupting Thanksgiving With Their Tiny Turkeys
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    Millennials Are Disrupting Thanksgiving With Their Tiny Turkeys

    Tiny turkeys will increasingly grace Thanksgiving tables next week, thanks to the millennial generation’s ongoing campaign to remake American gastronomy. “People are starting to understand it’s not natural to grow turkeys up to 30 pounds,” said Ariane Daguin, co-founder and owner of D’Artagnan LLC, a wholesale and e-commerce food company in Union, New Jersey. Bell & Evans is working with a breeder to make tiny turkeys that consumers will eat all year.

  • It’s Official: The 2019 Standard Deduction Is Getting Even Larger
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    Motley Fool

    It’s Official: The 2019 Standard Deduction Is Getting Even Larger

    The standard deduction nearly doubled in 2018 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Although the personal exemption was eliminated, the combination of the higher standard deduction and the increased Child Tax Credit resulted in significant tax savings for many American families. Well, the IRS just announced its inflation-related adjustments for the 2019 tax year, and the standard deduction is going up a bit more.

  • Could Bank of America Corporation Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?
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    Could Bank of America Corporation Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the banking industry was persona non grata with the public, blamed -- and not unfairly so -- for playing a role in causing what would be the worst global recession in 80 years. In the half-decade following America's slow climb out of the depths of the crisis, no other American bank would pay more in fines, lawsuit settlements, or court penalties than Bank of America, which has paid more than $90 billion in damages and fines over the past decade. How bad of a bad actor was BofA?

  • 2 Reasons Pot Stocks Could Plunge in January
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    Motley Fool

    2 Reasons Pot Stocks Could Plunge in January

    With just a little over six weeks left in 2018, investors will likely look back and proclaim this the "Year of Cannabis." So far this year we've witnessed Canada become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, and observed two additional U.S. states approve medical cannabis in midterm elections less than two weeks ago. Beyond just legalization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its very first cannabis-derived drug, and we've seen no shortage of Canadian-listed pot stocks making the move from the over-the-counter exchange to reputable U.S. exchanges (i.e., the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange). With so many milestones hit this year and over the past couple of years, it's not been hard for investors to get behind marijuana stocks.

  • Google parent Alphabet’s stock becomes 2nd FANG to produce ‘death cross’ and Netflix is next
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    Google parent Alphabet’s stock becomes 2nd FANG to produce ‘death cross’ and Netflix is next

    Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s stock chart has just produced a bearish “death cross” chart pattern for the first time in over two years, that may put the future of the internet giant’s 7-year old bull market in doubt. Some chart watchers believe the cross marks the spot when a shorter-term slump morphs into a longer-term downtrend. The last time Alphabet’s stock (GOOGL)produced a death cross was June 24, 2016.

  • My Top 3 Favorite Clinical-Stage Biotech Stocks to Buy
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    My Top 3 Favorite Clinical-Stage Biotech Stocks to Buy

    The potential to develop blockbuster next-generation drugs that reshape patient treatment makes biotechnology stocks one of the most exciting industries for investors. While there are no guarantees for success, it can help to focus on companies with lots of financial firepower and drugs in late-stage studies or with proven mechanisms of action. It's for those reasons that Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA), Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ: XLRN), and bluebird bio (NASDAQ: BLUE) are my top stocks to buy in the industry right now.

  • 3 Top Driverless Car Stocks to Buy Right Now
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    3 Top Driverless Car Stocks to Buy Right Now

    The driverless car spending wars are heating up, with both technology companies and automakers committing significant sums to this endeavor, both in internal research and development and by acquiring technology-focused start-ups. With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributors what stocks are poised to truly profit from the driverless car revolution. Read on why Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) are in pole position.

  • 'Out! Out!' Tijuana Protesters Call for Migrant Caravan to Leave
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    'Out! Out!' Tijuana Protesters Call for Migrant Caravan to Leave

    Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.

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    TheStreet.com

    This Energy Stock Is a Well-Oiled Dividend Machine

    has top-tier assets, with a huge presence in the oil-rich Permian Basin. With low operating costs, the company can support its growth plans and sustain its dividend, even with these low oil prices. Occidental has a high dividend yield of around 4.4% and a long history of annual dividend increases.

  • Hedge-fund boss who predicted ‘87 crash says get ready for some ‘really scary moments’
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    MarketWatch

    Hedge-fund boss who predicted ‘87 crash says get ready for some ‘really scary moments’

    ‘From a markets perspective, it’s going to be interesting. Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge-fund luminary, said he’s stress-testing his portfolio of corporate debt because he expects a tumultuous road ahead on the back of the Federal Reserve’s apparent commitment to normalizing interest rates and buttressed by corporate tax cuts from the Trump administration. Speaking at an economic forum in Greenwich, Conn., a hotbed for hedge funds, Jones said the Fed faces real challenges amid “the end of a 10-year run” of economic growth that many anticipate will soon come to a screeching, cyclical end.

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    CNBC

    Survey: Wealthy investors think the bull market is coming to an end, but they don't blame politics

    Investors with at least $1 million invested in a brokerage account aren't making major changes in their portfolios after the midterm elections. Investors think the end of the record bull run is almost here — but they aren't blaming the change of power in Congress.

  • Where Will Pfizer Inc. Be in 5 Years?
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    Motley Fool

    Where Will Pfizer Inc. Be in 5 Years?

    With a little momentum at the end of 2018, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) could be headed for its best year yet in the 21st century. It's not that Pfizer's sales are soaring. Here's what Pfizer could look like five years from now.

  • Here's Why the 1% Won't Owe Social Security Tax After April 25 in 2019
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    Here's Why the 1% Won't Owe Social Security Tax After April 25 in 2019

    Without question, Social Security is this country's most important social program. It can rightly be called a financial rock for millions of elderly Americans, with the benefits provided accounting for more than half of all monthly income for 62% of retired workers and the program single-handedly keeping 15.3 million of those aged beneficiaries above the federal poverty line. $873.6 billion was collected from the 12.4% payroll tax on earned income up to $127,200 (in 2017).

  • Best Big Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, or Tilray?
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    Motley Fool

    Best Big Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, or Tilray?

    There are distinct categories for Canadian marijuana stocks when it comes to market cap. Most of these stocks have market caps of well under $1 billion. A few are between $1 billion and $5 billion. But only three claim market caps greater than $5 billion

  • Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Merck & Co.
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    Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Merck & Co.

    My apologies to Robert Frost for butchering his famous poem "The Road Not Taken." But Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) certainly are two drug stocks headed in different directions. Celgene is down more than 30% so far in 2018, while Merck is up more than 30% year to date. If you look at Celgene's financial performance, it might make you wonder why there's been such negativity about the stock.

  • Why Did Berkshire Hathaway Buy JPMorgan Chase Stock?
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    Why Did Berkshire Hathaway Buy JPMorgan Chase Stock?

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) surprised investors by revealing that it had invested billions of dollars in bank stocks during the third quarter -- including a brand new $4 billion position in JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM). To be perfectly clear, we don't know for sure why Buffett decided to invest in JPMorgan Chase, and it's likely that we'll never get the specifics. As I mentioned, Buffett and his team invested billions in bank stocks during the third quarter.