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Corporate America’s new dilemma: raising prices to cover higher transport costs

The drive for cost cuts and higher margins at U.S. trucking and railroad operators is pinching their biggest customers, forcing the likes of General Mills and Hormel Foods to spend more on deliveries and consider raising their own prices as a way to pass along the costs.

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

    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.

  • PayPal higher after-hours following upbeat earnings report
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    PayPal higher after-hours following upbeat earnings report

    Shares of PayPal up after market close after quarterly profit beats estimates.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    CNBC

    China's stock market is getting pummeled and history shows that is bad news for US markets

    U.S. stocks are lower about 70 percent of the time in periods when there are big drops of 10 percent or more in Shanghai stocks, according to analytics firm Kensho. The main U.S. indexes lose about 5 percent when Shanghai stocks fall 10 percent or more in a 30-day period. Big blue chips, like Goldman and Caterpillar are among the losers, but copper and oil also fall hard when Shanghai sees a big decline.

  • 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.

  • There’s a Huge Flaw in Valuing AMD Stock Like Amazon or Netflix
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    InvestorPlace

    There’s a Huge Flaw in Valuing AMD Stock Like Amazon or Netflix

    This year has been an undeniably good one for Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) shareholders. The AMD stock price is up 165% year-to-date, and seems to be dealing with recent headwinds relatively well. Although the turnaround is real, the market’s valuation of AMD stock has been exceedingly generous.

  • Markets think the midterms could be as big as the presidential election
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    Yahoo Finance

    Markets think the midterms could be as big as the presidential election

    The midterm elections are less than three weeks away. According to strategists at Barclays, the options market is pricing in a 1.6% swing on election night, a modest swing given the recent volatility we’ve seen in the stock market.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Southwest Airlines (LUV) Q3 Earnings Preview: What's Shaping Up?
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    Zacks

    Southwest Airlines (LUV) Q3 Earnings Preview: What's Shaping Up?

    The market expects Southwest Airlines (LUV) to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company's earnings picture, but a powerful factor that might influence its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 25, 2018, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations.

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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.

  • Alibaba (BABA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    Alibaba (BABA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

    Investors will be hoping for strength from BABA as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be November 2, 2018. On that day, BABA is projected to report earnings of $1.16 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 10.08%. Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for BABA.

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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.

  • 3 takeaways from a conversation between Warren Buffett and Dr. James Reed
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    American City Business Journals

    3 takeaways from a conversation between Warren Buffett and Dr. James Reed

    The world's third-richest person sat down with the leader of the largest Albany area hospital system to talk about health care and the economy. Billionaire Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, had a public discussion Wednesday with Dr. James Reed, president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners. The discussion was held after a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary bought medical malpractice insurer MLMIC, formerly Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Co. Reed is chairman of the board of MLMIC, New York's largest medical malpractice insurer.

  • 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).

  • 15 Tech Stocks With Hidden Potential
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    InvestorPlace

    15 Tech Stocks With Hidden Potential

    Tech stocks have been killed lately. Thanks to rising rates pressuring equity valuations, trade concerns dampening the outlook for global growth and regulation threatening to upend secular growth trends, once red-hot tech stocks have recently found themselves in Wall Street’s garbage pile.

  • Marijuana stocks to watch: Aurora Cannabis investments may be more valuable than its pot
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    MarketWatch

    Marijuana stocks to watch: Aurora Cannabis investments may be more valuable than its pot

    Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a major pot producer, but if its bets on other cannabis companies continue to pay off, it may be able to stop actually growing weed on its own. Aurora (ACBFF)(CA:ACB) said recently its investments were worth more than C$700 million ($540 million) as of Sept. 21, bolstered in part by demand for pot stocks ahead of full legalization of marijuana in Canada on Wednesday. As the entire sector has benefited, so has Aurora’s portfolio, boosting the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit to C$79.9 million, after a loss of $20.8 million the year earlier.

  • Caterpillar (CAT) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?
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    Zacks

    Caterpillar (CAT) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

    Caterpillar Inc. CAT is slated to report third-quarter 2018 results on Oct 23 before the opening bell. Both the top and bottom line also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Consequently, investors are keen to know whether Caterpillar will be able to maintain the momentum in the third quarter of 2018 as well.

  • General Motors Earnings: What to Watch
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    Motley Fool

    General Motors Earnings: What to Watch

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) will report its third-quarter earnings results before the U.S. markets open on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Wall Street thinks that GM's revenue may improve year over year, but it may fall a bit short of that earnings number this time around. GM has just begun rolling out all-new versions of its big-selling Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.