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Elon Musk is using a hackathon to solve Tesla Model 3 bottleneck issues

Tesla has repeatedly fallen short of its production targets for the Model 3 -- the company’s important mass-market electric car. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk is turning to intensive collaboration between programmers to help clear out production bottlenecks. Musk revealed Sunday that a hackathon was underway to fix the two worst robot production choke points.

  • Office 365, LinkedIn to Boost Microsoft's (MSFT) Q1 Earnings
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    Office 365, LinkedIn to Boost Microsoft's (MSFT) Q1 Earnings

    Microsoft MSFT is slated to report first-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Oct 24. The strong adoption of Office 365 product suite along with LinkedIn is a key catalyst in the to-be-reported quarter. Office 365 is a subscription plan to access Office applications and other productivity services utilized in cloud services.

  • Why These 3 Top Marijuana Stocks Slumped Today
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    Why These 3 Top Marijuana Stocks Slumped Today

    With earnings season hitting a crescendo this week, investors are looking closely at the specific prospects for certain corners of the market, and that's contributing to disparities among the various major benchmarks followed most often by investors. Amid the crosscurrents, marijuana stocks took particularly hard hits, and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV), Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY), and Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) were among the worst performers on the day. All three of these stocks have given back some of their gains following the long-awaited legalization of recreational cannabis in the Canadian market last week. In the month leading up to the Oct. 17 start date for legal cannabis sales, New Age Beverages tripled in value, while Tilray had more than doubled since the end of August, and Canopy Growth had seen more modest gains of between 10% and 20%.

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    Here's the tax bite on $1.6 billion Mega Millions and $620 million Powerball jackpots

    Strategies can be employed to reduce the amount of your win that is taxed, although they are best explored with the help of an experienced tax advisor. While it's anyone's guess who will end up winning the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, there's at least one guaranteed recipient of a chunk of the loot — the IRS. With the Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion and Powerball's top prize at $620 million, that tax bill will be hefty even if the winner employs strategies to reduce their taxable income.

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    Here's how much money you should have saved by 50

    Fidelity, the nation's largest retirement-plan provider, recommends having the equivalent of six times your annual salary saved. To get to that number, Fidelity recommends saving 15 percent of your annual income. Make sure to invest these funds instead of leaving them in a traditional low-interest savings account.

  • China Will Open the World's Longest Sea Bridge This Week. A Lot of People Are Unhappy About It
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    China Will Open the World's Longest Sea Bridge This Week. A Lot of People Are Unhappy About It

    Later this week, the long-awaited 34-mile sea bridge connecting mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau will finally open. In a ceremony on Tuesday that Chinese president Xi Jinping will reportedly attend, the bridge will officially open. Some critics see the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge as an attempt by mainland China to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, which is an autonomous region.

  • Why Tesaro, Inc. Is Tanking Today
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    Why Tesaro, Inc. Is Tanking Today

    What happened Shares of Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) were down 10.8% as of 3:38 p.m. EDT on Monday. The decline appeared to be related to two developments. One was that analysts at investment bank Cowen reaffirmed its hold rating for the biotech stock,

  • 4 Things Aurora Cannabis Did Right Before Its NYSE Debut
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    4 Things Aurora Cannabis Did Right Before Its NYSE Debut

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) has sought to make it even easier for U.S. investors to buy its shares by arranging to have its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 23, Aurora will join the elite group of cannabis companies whose shares trade on major U.S. exchanges. Getting ready for the increased exposure that a NYSE listing brings takes time and effort, and Aurora Cannabis hasn't wasted any time.

  • Former General Electric vice chair on the company's futur...
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    Former General Electric vice chair on the company's futur...

    Beth Comstock, Nike board member and former vice chair of General Electric, weighs in on the future of General Electric under new CEO Larry Culp.

  • Meet What Could Be Advanced Micro Devices' Next Billion-Dollar Business
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    Meet What Could Be Advanced Micro Devices' Next Billion-Dollar Business

    Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) CEO Lisa Su said earlier this year that the company plans to achieve "mid-single-digit server unit share" by the end of 2018. The chipmaker's server chip market share crossed 1% at the end of the second quarter. Mercury Research estimates that AMD now commands 1.3% of the server market as compared to just 0.5% earlier.

  • Is the New Energy Transfer LP a Buy?
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    Is the New Energy Transfer LP a Buy?

    Last week, Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) emerged on the scene after the former Energy Transfer Equity completed the acquisition of its affiliate Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit exchange that simplified this complex midstream franchise. The transaction also created a much stronger company that has the financial resources to fund a significant slate of expansion projects. The new Energy Transfer is a behemoth in the midstream sector.

  • T-Mobile CEO said he'd rather live in Kansas City than Bellevue
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    American City Business Journals

    T-Mobile CEO said he'd rather live in Kansas City than Bellevue

    T-Mobile US Inc. CEO John Legere said he would rather live in Kansas City than Bellevue, and T-Mobile plans to make new “centers of employment” with or without a Sprint Corp. merger. The details emerged after Legere spoke at an employee meeting at Sprint headquarters. Sprint was required to provide a transcript to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission because it discussed the company’s planned $26.5 billion merger bid with T-Mobile.

  • This Warren Buffett Stock Is Dirt Cheap Right Now
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    This Warren Buffett Stock Is Dirt Cheap Right Now

    Warren Buffett has amassed a large portfolio of bank stocks for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) with major holdings in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and American Express (NYSE: AXP), just to name a few of the most well-known and largest investments. Synchrony is a major issuer of store-branded credit cards and also operates a rapidly growing online banking platform.

  • 2 Things to Watch When Ford Motor Company Reports Earnings
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    2 Things to Watch When Ford Motor Company Reports Earnings

    Wall Street analysts expect Ford's earnings to fall from the third quarter of 2017. Ford has refreshed the Explorer twice since its 2011 debut, but its age is hurting Ford's pricing power. 1. How soon will Ford's new products arrive?

  • Scana Drops Most Since 1987 on Concern Over Nuclear Costs
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    Scana Drops Most Since 1987 on Concern Over Nuclear Costs

    South Carolina Circuit Judge John C. Hayes III is asking lawyers to submit orders regarding the constitutionality of the 2007 Base Load Review Act, which lets the utility charge customers for a pair of unfinished nuclear reactors, Scana said in a statement Monday. The South Carolina-based Post and Courier newspaper reported Monday that the judge is leaning toward ruling the law is unconstitutional, citing two unidentified people. The decision may threaten Dominion Energy Inc.’s planned $7.9 billion acquisition of the troubled utility.

  • Raytheon to lay off 52 local workers after loss of $3.5B military deal
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    American City Business Journals

    Raytheon to lay off 52 local workers after loss of $3.5B military deal

    Defense giant Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) plans to lay off dozens of workers in Orlando after losing a competitive contract. The Waltham, Mass.-based firm notified Florida on Oct. 17 that it will lay off 52 local workers by Dec. 31. Some of the jobs being cut are computer system technologist, contract negotiator, logistics specialist, project managers, software engineers, procurement specialist and more.

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    Microsoft's typical worker makes $168K a year — how that compares with Facebook, Google, PayPal, Box, Salesforce, Intel and other big Bay Area tech employers

    Microsoft Corp. is the latest major Silicon Valley tech employer to reveal just how much its typical employee earns — and how that compares with its top executive. The software giant's median employee pay — almost $168,000 — is high, even by Silicon

  • Trump's approval rating hits new high ahead of midterms
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    Trump's approval rating hits new high ahead of midterms

    A new poll shows President Trump's approval rating rose to 47% ahead of the November midterm elections. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Rick Newman, and Andy Serwer discuss.

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    Dow Drops 142 Points Because the U.S. Is Not China

    STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG 10:03 a.m. That didn’t take long. After opening up this morning, the three major index’s have slipped into the red. The S&P 500 has dropped 0.6% to 2751.32, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined

  • 3 Dividend Stocks to Fund Your Retirement Nest Egg
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    3 Dividend Stocks to Fund Your Retirement Nest Egg

    Dividend stocks play a key role in a good retirement portfolio, but investing indiscriminately in companies just because they offer a big yield or have a recent history of payout growth will likely cause your portfolio's performance to fall short of its

  • Why AMD Stock Fell 11% on October 19
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    Market Realist

    Why AMD Stock Fell 11% on October 19

    Semiconductor (SMH) stock Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) fell 11.1% on October 19 to close trading at $23.66. New Street Research analyst Pierre Ferragu has a 12-month price target of $18 for AMD. Ferragu stated, “AMD’s stock price reflects a scenario we don’t believe possible.

  • Investors Dumped Cannabis Stocks after Legalization Last Week
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    Investors Dumped Cannabis Stocks after Legalization Last Week

    Cannabis Stocks Getting Dumped after Legalization? Cannabis sector Last week, the overall cannabis sector ended in negative territory. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ) lost almost 5.4% of its value, while the Emerging Marijuana Growers

  • What the Market Missed in Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Results
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    What the Market Missed in Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Results

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) can't seem to catch a break these days. Despite its completing what management dubbed a "momentous" quarter, shares of the natural gas pipeline giant barely budged this week. It was a head-scratching outcome considering that its financial results came in well above its guidance, which the market seems to have completely missed.

  • Why Pot Stocks Canopy Growth, Cronos Group, and Tilray Are Cratering Today
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    Why Pot Stocks Canopy Growth, Cronos Group, and Tilray Are Cratering Today

    Canadian pot stocks are getting hit hard across the board today. As of 1:21 p.m. EDT, for example, shares of Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) and Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) were both down by 11.2%, whereas Tilray's(NASDAQ: TLRY) stock had fallen by 14.4%. Canopy, Cronos, and Tilray all seem to be succumbing to a so-called "sell the news" event.

  • Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement
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    Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement

    Suze Orman is one of those singular personalities in the financial business who seems to be right on the pulse of everyone she meets. She’s written books, starred in her own television show and made innumerable appearances in person. Like Oprah

  • 5 Popular Marijuana Stocks I Wouldn't Buy With Free Money
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    5 Popular Marijuana Stocks I Wouldn't Buy With Free Money

    Last week on Oct. 17, Canada lifted the curtain on nine decades of prohibition and legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Given the notable surge in pot stocks since the beginning of 2016, it's pretty evident that Wall Street and investors expect the industry to be a resounding success. With that being said, there are a handful of marijuana stocks -- some quite popular -- that I simply wouldn't buy, even if I were given free money to do so.