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The Duchess of Cambridge braved the snow in high heels and no tights

Kate Middleton has a new take on snow-day chic: bare legs and garden prints.

After teaming up earlier in the day with future sister-in-law Meghan Markle — and their respective partners, Prince William and Prince Harry — the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge flew solo Wednesday night for the “Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. And surprise, surprise — she left her many coats behind.

  • 2 Marijuana Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever
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    Motley Fool

    2 Marijuana Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

    Despite its explosive gains over the past few weeks, the marijuana industry, in many ways, is still in its infancy. Medical and recreational cannabis sales are forecast to climb to a monstrous $146.4 billion by the end of 2025, according to Grand View Research. First off, the top Canadian pot stocks listed on major U.S. exchanges -- Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC), Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), and Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) -- all sport valuations that seem to suggest that much of this projected upside is already baked in at this point.

  • The Pot Rally Just Minted Three New Billionaires
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    Bloomberg

    The Pot Rally Just Minted Three New Billionaires

    The first private equity firm focused exclusively on the cannabis industry has spawned three billionaires.Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue and Christian Groh founded Seattle-based Privateer Holdings Inc. in May 2010 and the firm later invested in Canadian

  • 2 Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence
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    Fortune

    2 Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence

    Two sheriff deputies left two women to drown in the back of a police transport van in South Carolina on Tuesday when the van was overcome by flood waters from Hurricane Florence, a local ABC affiliate, WPDE reported. The two women were described in news reports as “mental health patients” at Loris Hospital and Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Horry County, and were on medical transport. The women, who have been identified as 45-year-old Windy Newton, and 43-year-old Nicolette Green, were being transported to McLeod Health, a nearby medical facility.

  • The $100,000 stocks that Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian for Christmas are up by 40% (DE000A1EWW, US02313510)
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    Business Insider

    The $100,000 stocks that Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian for Christmas are up by 40% (DE000A1EWW, US02313510)

    Kim Kardashian West might have a future on Wall Street. The reality TV star was gifted shares in five major companies for Christmas last year by her husband Kanye West. The stocks have since soared 40% on average, according to data from Markets Insider.

  • Tesla 'headed for the graveyard' says former GM exec Bob Lutz
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Tesla 'headed for the graveyard' says former GM exec Bob Lutz

    Former GM Vice chairman Bob Lutz blasted Tesla, claiming the company is 'headed for the graveyard.' Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Dion Rabouin and Andy Serwer discuss.

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    Motley Fool

    Why Warren Buffett Keeps Buying Apple and Bank Stocks

    Warren Buffett and his right-hand Charlie Munger seem sweet on the world's largest company, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Berkshire also sold some of its position in Phillips 66, Charter Communications, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Wells Fargo. Some of these sales might indicate the investor is moving away from the companies, but others are simply a part of Buffett's plans to keep his ownership below 10% to avoid certain regulatory hurdles.

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    Benzinga

    Morgan Stanley Says Intel 'Oversold' Its Technology, Raises AMD Price Target 150%

    Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore maintained an Underweight rating on AMD with a price target lifted from $11 to $28. Intel argued over the past few years that its process leadership would translate into a sustainable performance advantage across multiple markets, Moore said in a Tuesday note. Intel's ongoing delays in its 10 nm processors are now looking more disruptive for the company than previously assumed, as it is impacting existing roadmaps, Moore said.

  • BP Tops Survey with Highest Dividend Yield, Average Valuation
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    Market Realist

    BP Tops Survey with Highest Dividend Yield, Average Valuation

    Ranking Eight Integrated Energy Stocks on Dividend Yields (Continued from Prior Part) BP’s dividend yield BP (BP) occupies the top slot on our list of top eight dividend-yielding integrated energy stocks. The company has the fifth-largest market cap

  • 3 "Internet of Things" Stocks to Buy Right Now
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    Zacks

    3 "Internet of Things" Stocks to Buy Right Now

    Of these, easily the most exciting for certain niche chipmakers is the Internet of Things. For those that don’t know, the Internet of Things is the growing world of interconnected household and industrial devices. Everyday products and machines can now be embedded with sensor technology to process data or interact with other electronic devices.

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    Benzinga

    Could Sector Rotation Be The Reason For AMD's Recent Weakness?

    Some of the most popular tech stocks in the market have performed relatively poorly so far this week. Without major news driving the tech sector lower, some of the stocks may simply be the victim of sector rotation. Strange Trading Action So far this

  • iPhone XS Max review: The jumbotron phone for those who want it all
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    The Telegraph

    iPhone XS Max review: The jumbotron phone for those who want it all

    The iPhone reversed all that, of course. Donald Trump, in his pre-White House days, would spend his time shaming Apple for not making a bigger phone. The iPhone XS Max, the biggest and most expensive of Apple’s trio of new phones, is the logical conclusion of smartphone gigantism.

  • Why AT&T CEO Isn’t Losing Sleep over DOJ Appeal
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    Market Realist

    Why AT&T CEO Isn’t Losing Sleep over DOJ Appeal

    Telecom Briefing: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Vodafone (Continued from Prior Part) AT&T CEO hopes to defeat DOJ appeal The United States Department of Justice (or DOJ) is appealing the judge’s decision to allow AT&T (T) and Time Warner to merge in June

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    CNBC

    Jack Ma: Alibaba is no longer planning to create 1 million US jobs

    Jack Ma, founder of Chinese retail giant Alibaba, has recanted his promise to Donald Trump to create 1 million U.S. jobs. Experts have said that Ma's vow to create 1 million jobs linked to merchants selling their goods on the company's platform within five years was lofty to begin with. Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Chinese retail giant Alibaba BABA , says the company no longer plans to create 1 million jobs in the United States in the wake of the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China.

  • Micron (MU) Stock Dips Ahead of Q4 Earnings: What to Watch
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    Zacks

    Micron (MU) Stock Dips Ahead of Q4 Earnings: What to Watch

    Shares of Micron MU dipped 0.60% during regular trading hours Wednesday, one day before the firm is set to release its fourth-quarter financial results. The Most Accurate Estimate is a version of the Zacks Consensus whose definition is related to change.

  • MARKETS: Tesla will be a 'buy' when Elon Musk is ousted as CEO
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    MARKETS: Tesla will be a 'buy' when Elon Musk is ousted as CEO

    Live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Alexis Christoforous to discuss the latest moves.

  • Microsoft Increases Its Dividend -- What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Microsoft Increases Its Dividend -- What You Need to Know

    As expected, software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced a dividend increase this week. While Microsoft's fairly low dividend yield means the stock might often get overlooked as a dividend stock, another meaningful annual dividend increase in the books makes the stock a bit more enticing as an investment for generating income. In line with the company's practice of announcing a dividend increase on the third Tuesday of every September, management declared the 9.5% dividend hike after market close on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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    TheStreet.com

    Tilray Shares Are Going Absolutely Haywire -- Here's Why

    It may end badly, but for nimble traders in Tilray the good times are likely to continue flowing as the hype on the company's prospects reach fever pitch levels. Clearly, investors have bought into Tilray's pitch hook, line and sinker. "This industry [cannabis] is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry, cannabis is a threat to prescription based painkillers primarily opiods," explained Kennedy in an interview with TheStreet on the day of its July IPO.

  • JPMorgan (JPM) Cheers Shareholders With 43% Dividend Hike
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    Zacks

    JPMorgan (JPM) Cheers Shareholders With 43% Dividend Hike

    JPMorgan’s JPM board of directors has announced a 42.9% hike in its quarterly dividend. The hike comes as part of the company’s 2018 capital plan which was approved by the Federal Reserve this June. Additionally, JPMorgan’s capital plan includes authorization to repurchase $20.7 billion worth of shares, through the second quarter of 2019.

  • Tilray Is Partying Like It's 1999 (and It Won't End Well)
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    Motley Fool

    Tilray Is Partying Like It's 1999 (and It Won't End Well)

    In a mere 28 days, on Oct. 17, recreational weed will go on sale in licensed dispensaries, opening the door to what should be billions of dollars in added annual sales, atop what the industry is already generating from medical pot sales and via exports to foreign countries that've legalized medical cannabis. For instance, no pot stock has done better (or even come close, for that matter) than Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) since its initial public offering on July 19. After pricing its shares at $17, Tilray hit $300 a share in intraday trading on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

  • General Electric (GE) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    General Electric (GE) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.13% gain on the day. Heading into today, shares of the industrial conglomerate had gained 0.24% over the past month, lagging the Conglomerates sector's gain of 4.24% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.1% in that time.

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    Benzinga

    Piper Jaffray Pro: History Shows AMD Stock Could Fall Nearly 100%

    If history repeats itself, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) investors should brace for a 96-percent crash in the stock, according to Craig Johnson. What Happened AMD is among the hottest performers in 2018, with shares up around 225 percent

  • Is There More Upside in AMD Stock?
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    Zacks

    Is There More Upside in AMD Stock?

    Advanced Micro Devices AMD shares are shaping up to be one of the top gainers this year with a year-to-date return of over 210%. Most of this success story is based on its rivalry with Intel INTC, a company it seems to be beating with its new product

  • Why Tilray, Inc. Stock Is Skyrocketing Higher Again Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Tilray, Inc. Stock Is Skyrocketing Higher Again Today

    Shares of Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) were up 36.5% as of 10:29 a.m. EDT on Wednesday and rose more than 40% earlier in the morning. Several of Kennedy's statements generated excitement among some investors. For example, he said that pharmaceutical companies and alcoholic beverage companies need to "hedge" by partnering with cannabis companies because cannabis is a substitute for some of the big companies' drugs and beverages.

  • How to Save More Than $1,400 When You Buy a New iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max
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    Fortune

    How to Save More Than $1,400 When You Buy a New iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max

    Chances are, finding a good sale on the iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max when they launch on Friday won’t be possible. WalletHub, a site that ranks and discusses loans and credit cards, has published its 2018 iPhone Savings Report, which found that if you choose the right carrier deal, you could save up to $1,403 over two years with the purchase of your new iPhone. In its study, WalletHub analyzed plans from all four major carriers—AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile—as well as small “prepaid carriers” like Walmart Family Mobile and Boost Mobile.

  • Marijuana Stocks Soar Again As Wall Street Eyes U.S. Imports
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    Zacks

    Marijuana Stocks Soar Again As Wall Street Eyes U.S. Imports

    Shares of several popular Canadian marijuana producers—including Tilray TLRY, Canopy Growth CGC, and Cronos Group CRON—were surging once again on Wednesday as Wall Street grows ever-more bullish on the prospects of legalization and U.S. imports. This morning’s rally was led by Tilray, which opened a staggering 50% higher—just one day after gaining nearly 30% in a session and adding to a recent run of momentum which has seen the company skyrocket to a market valuation of over $17 billion. Tilray’s latest move comes in the wake of the company’s announcement that it has received DEA approval to import pot to the U.S for medical research.