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Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been vandalized — again

If you’ve ever wondered why Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — it’s thanks to “The Apprentice,” and not his dazzling cameo in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” — well, it might be a moot point right now. As reporter Jonathan Gonzalez of NBC Los Angeles tweeted Wednesday morning, the star — which is no stranger to vandalism — has been smashed to smithereens by a man using a pickaxe.

  • Why Boeing Stock Is Slumping 5%
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    Why Boeing Stock Is Slumping 5%

    Across the board and around the world, stock markets are tumbling today -- and for the most part, no one seems to know quite why. In at least one instance, however, we may be able to point a finger at the reason for a sell-off: today's 5.4% decline (as of 2:15 p.m. EST) in Boeing (NYSE: BA) stock. Last week, news began filtering out regarding certain "antistall" features built into the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) on Boeing's 737 MAX 8 -- the plane type involved in the Oct. 29 crash of Lion Air Flight 610 -- which may (or may not) have contributed to the crash.

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    CNBC

    This is what Google learned after interviewing one job candidate 16 times, according to Eric Schmidt

    Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001 and led the tech company for the next decade as the company grew from a start-up to a corporate behemoth, whose parent company, Alphabet, now has a market cap of over $740 billion . "They were super smart, somewhat disorganized kinds of people," Schmidt told Tyler Cowen on the " Conversations with Tyler " podcast. "The recruiting started off as informal, but it ultimately became very, very structured," Schmidt said.

  • Amazon and other big tech stocks are being crushed: Here's the simple explanation
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    Amazon and other big tech stocks are being crushed: Here's the simple explanation

    Reality continues to rain down on formerly high-flying big tech stocks. Sales growth in 2019 will probably be less explosive than 2018. Blame slowing user growth at the likes of Facebook or more competition for Amazon from the increasingly digitally savvy Target – the fact is the sales growth environment for big tech is taking a turn for the worse.

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

  • 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.

  • GE can improve valuation by 2020, UBS says: 'It won't be quick, and it is likely to be volatile'
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    CNBC

    GE can improve valuation by 2020, UBS says: 'It won't be quick, and it is likely to be volatile'

    General Electric will be able to reduce its debt "to far more acceptable levels by 2020," UBS said Monday. "We maintain our conviction that the stock presents a long-term capital appreciation opportunity," UBS analyst Steven Winoker said in a note. UBS said General Electric GE will be able to reduce its debt "to far more acceptable levels by 2020," despite fears the industrial conglomerate's bonds could soon become junk-rated.

  • Facebook turning aggressive as it goes to ‘war’
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Facebook turning aggressive as it goes to ‘war’

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly turning more aggressive as he defends the company against the latest allegations. That’s angering some top executives there. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Scott Gamm and Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer discuss.

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    Bloomberg

    Micron Falls After FT Report Indicates Deepening China Probe

    (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Micron Technology are down 2 percent pre-market, after the Financial Times reported that Chinese authorities would deepen an antitrust probe into Micron and two other chipmakers, claiming ”massive evidence” of violations.Western

  • Here's how much money it takes to be among the richest 50 percent of people worldwide
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    CNBC

    Here's how much money it takes to be among the richest 50 percent of people worldwide

    If you have just $4,210 to your name, you're better off than half of people around the globe. That's according to the 2018 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse Research Institute, which also found that to be among the top 10 percent , you don't

  • Watch out for these 10 ‘retirement killers’
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    MarketWatch

    Watch out for these 10 ‘retirement killers’

    There are plenty of things that can ruin a person’s retirement plans — divorce, illness, job loss, overspending. A recent study has revealed for the first time the 10 biggest causes of financial regret among those who have retired or are near to retirement. The survey was conducted by researchers from the RAND Corporation and the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany.

  • 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.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Hexo Corp.
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    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Hexo Corp.

    Both Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) and Hexo Corp. (NASDAQOTH: HYYDF), formerly known as Hydropothecary, have given investors a roller-coaster ride so far in 2018. Hexo shareholders have probably enjoyed the ride more. The marijuana stock is up close to 45% after doubling earlier in the year, while Aurora Cannabis is down more than 15% year to date.

  • Stocks slide as tech worries grow
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    Stocks slide as tech worries grow

    Stocks are starting the day lower as tech worries grow. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith has more from the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Lockheed Martin Lands 255-Jet Fighter Order Worth $22.7 Billion
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    Lockheed Martin Lands 255-Jet Fighter Order Worth $22.7 Billion

    Let the shareholders rejoice: Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II fighter jet contracts are getting bigger -- and bigger. In September, Reuters  reported on a Pentagon deal to buy what it called at the time "the biggest batch yet" of Lockheed Martin's joint strike fighter -- 141 fighter jets valued at $11.5 billion. To win such a big order, Lockheed lowered its average F-35 cost to $81.6 million.

  • Kinder Morgan: Analyzing Institutions’ Views
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    Market Realist

    Kinder Morgan: Analyzing Institutions’ Views

    How Institutions Played Top Midstream Companies in Q3 2018 (Continued from Prior Part) Kinder Morgan The Vanguard Group was the top institutional investor in midstream C corporation Kinder Morgan (KMI) during the third quarter. The Vanguard Group added

  • Nvidia continues to fall as much as 8 percent after revenue and guidance miss
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    Nvidia continues to fall as much as 8 percent after revenue and guidance miss

    Chip-maker Nvidia continued to slide Monday as the tech sector extended its decline from last week. The drop for Nvidia follows a 19 percent dip on Friday after it delivered its third-quarter 2019 earnings report. Nvidia missed analyst expectations

  • $14 Billion Wiped Out of Crypto Market as All Major Assets Plunge in Value
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    $14 Billion Wiped Out of Crypto Market as All Major Assets Plunge in Value

    Bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency in the market in terms of price, market cap, and volume, demonstrated the smallest loss out of all major cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Stellar (XLM), Litecoin (LTC), EOS, and many other cryptocurrencies recorded losses in the range of 7 to 15 percent. Cryptocurrencies have been in a bear market since January 2018 and have not initiated a proper mid-term recovery since then.

  • Warren Buffett Is Betting $86 Billion on This Industry
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    Warren Buffett Is Betting $86 Billion on This Industry

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) recently revealed the contents of its closely watched stock portfolio as of the third quarter, and to the surprise of many investors, the company spent an 11-figure sum on bank stocks. In all, Berkshire Hathaway's bank stocks, much of which were selected by CEO Warren Buffett himself, are worth more than $86 billion as of this writing.

  • Why Verizon Is Up 12% So Far in 2018
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    Why Verizon Is Up 12% So Far in 2018

    Shares of Verizon (NYSE: VZ) are up 12% so far this year, handily beating the S&P 500's paltry 2% gain as the end of 2018 nears. The main reason for Verizon's 2018 advance has to do with modest gains in its subscriber base. In the third quarter of 2018, Verizon reported 515,000 net additions to its postpaid wireless-subscriber base.

  • Atlanta's Russell Stokes gets new role at GE in leadership reorganization
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    American City Business Journals

    Atlanta's Russell Stokes gets new role at GE in leadership reorganization

    General Electric said Monday that Atlanta executive Russell Stoke will get a big new role in the company in a leadership reorganization. GE (NYSE: GE) recently announced plans to reorganize its GE Power unit into two businesses—GE Gas Power, comprised of Gas Power Systems and Power Services, and GE Power Portfolio, comprised of the Steam, Grid Solutions, Nuclear, and Power Conversion businesses—and consolidate Power’s headquarters structure to create a more simplified business structure that can best serve their customers. Atlanta's Russell Stokes, current CEO of GE Power, will be named CEO of GE Power Portfolio.

  • Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models - WSJ
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    Reuters

    Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models - WSJ

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has cut production orders in recent weeks for all three iPhone models launched in September, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources. A lower-than-expected demand for the new iPhones and

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    InvestorPlace

    Salesforce Stock Will Need Spectacular Earnings to Keep Moving Up

    From a business standpoint, owning Salesforce stock seems like a no-brainer. From a valuation standpoint, however, CRM stock gets a little more tricky. After all, CRM stock still trades at 49x next year’s earnings.

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    CNBC

    This chart is proof 'buy the dip' is dead

    "Such market behavior is rare and in the past has coincided with official bear markets (20 percent declines), recessions, or both," says Morgan Stanley equity strategist Michael Wilson. One of Wall Street's most famous proverbs of this bull market is backfiring. "Buying the dip," or picking stocks when they sell off, isn't working for the first time in 16 years, according to analysis from Morgan Stanley.

  • Agilent (A) Hikes Quarterly Dividend, Rewards Shareholders
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    Agilent (A) Hikes Quarterly Dividend, Rewards Shareholders

    Agilent Technologies A recently announced that its board of directors has increased its quarterly dividend. In fact, the company has been consistently rewarding its shareholders through dividends.On a year-to-date basis, Agilent’s shares have outperformed

  • Best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so far
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    The Telegraph

    Best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so far

    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.