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  • Housing affordability in America is its worst in nearly a decade, and there's one clear culprit
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    Business Insider

    Housing affordability in America is its worst in nearly a decade, and there's one clear culprit

    Housing affordability hit its worst level in nearly a decade during the first quarter, according to Attom Data Solutions. Attom measures affordability by comparing average wages to median home prices to determine the share of income people need to spend on housing. Prospective buyers needed to shell out more because mortgage rates rose.

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    The Wall Street Journal

    Stocks to Watch: Nvidia, Harley-Davidson, GE, Apple, AT&T, Netflix, Kohl's, Education Realty Trust

    Here are some of the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Monday's session. Stock movements reflect premarket trading. Nvidia —Down 1.8%: President Donald Trump plans to ratchet trade tensions

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    TheStreet.com

    Four Cheap 'Dividend Aristocrats' to Buy Now

    "Dividend Aristocrats" are S&P 500 stocks that meet certain minimum size and liquidity requirements and have at least 25+years of consecutive dividend increases. Through its flagship Walgreens chain and certain joint ventures, the company has a presence in more than 25 countries and employs over 385,000 people. WBA's 42 years of consecutive dividend increases qualify it as a Dividend Aristocrat, and the company appears positioned to deliver $5.95 of adjusted earnings per share for fiscal 2018.

  • New details emerge on the office affair that led to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprising resignation on Thursday (INTC)
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    Business Insider

    New details emerge on the office affair that led to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprising resignation on Thursday (INTC)

    The office affair which sparked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprise resignation on Thursday started a decade ago and ended before he became CEO in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after it was found that he violated a company policy regarding relationships with co-workers. The relationship was with a woman who still works at Intel and started about a decade ago, sources told the Journal.

  • What will the future GE look like?
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    Fox Business Videos

    What will the future GE look like?

    Wall Street Journal Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath, Fox News contributor Richard Fowler and FBN"s Kristina Partsinevelos on reports General Electric is nearing a deal to sell its industrial engines unit and efforts to turn around the company.

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    MarketWatch

    Dow futures drop over 150 points as Trump makes more trade threats

    The trading week was set to kick off on a downbeat note on Wall Street Monday, as Dow futures fell more than 150 points, dragged lower by a sharp drop in the price of Brent crude and by fresh threats from President Donald Trump against the U.S.’s trading partners. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures (YMU18.CBT) slid 165 points, or 0.7%, to 24,435, while S&P 500 futures (ESU18.CME) fell 13.25 points, or 0.5%, to 2,745.75.

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    TheStreet.com

    When Is It 'Worth It' to Work With a Financial Advisor?

    Not everyone needs a financial advisor. As a financial advisor and certified financial planner, I know I can't help every prospective client who comes through the door. Sadly, the financial advice industry has become so confusing for investors to navigate, that many investors now need a college-level course on the subject just to figure out whether they should even consider working with an advisor.

  • Starbucks' Dividend Increase Comes Early: What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Starbucks' Dividend Increase Comes Early: What You Need to Know

    Last week, coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) gave investors a few reasons to be disappointed, including a lowered outlook for its global third-quarter comparable store sales growth and softer-than-expected Frappuccino sales. While the double-digit pullback is undoubtedly disappointing for Starbucks stock holders, one group of investors may find a silver lining in the coffee giant's update on its business last week: dividend investors. Not only did Starbucks announce a significant dividend increase, but this dividend increase came earlier than usual.

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    MarketWatch

    My sister lent my father the down payment for his home and put her name on the mortgage — then he refinanced

    She’s concerned her sister will end up carrying the can for the down paymentShe’s concerned her sister will end up carrying the can for the down paymentDear Moneyist,My sister lent our father the down payment to buy his home in Florida.Both their names

  • Taking Another Look at Gold
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    Market Realist

    Taking Another Look at Gold

    Is It Time to Turn Bullish on Gold after Its Recent Weakness? In the preceding parts of this series, we discussed how gold prices haven’t been able to catch a significant bid even in the face of rising trade war fears and geopolitical tensions. The strength of the US dollar has been the most important variable impacting gold prices in the last few months.

  • AT&T Is Now Forcing Unlimited Customers to Take a Bundle
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    Motley Fool

    AT&T Is Now Forcing Unlimited Customers to Take a Bundle

    AT&T (NYSE: T) told investors it was going to double down on bundling in 2018 after finding some success with the strategy of combining wireless and video packages last year. Now, AT&T is introducing new unlimited data plans for wireless customers that include access to Watch TV, its new streaming video service featuring around 30 live channels. In fact, customers who want unlimited data will soon have no choice but to take the Watch TV bundle, and pay a slight premium over AT&T's previous plans.

  • Should You Be Tempted To Sell NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) At Its Current PE Ratio?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Should You Be Tempted To Sell NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) At Its Current PE Ratio?

    This analysis is intended to introduce important early concepts to people who are starting to invest and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR). NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) trades with a trailing P/E of 20.6x, which is higher than the industry average of 17.6x. Although some investors may jump to the conclusion that you should avoid the stock or sell if you own it, understanding the assumptions behind the P/E ratio might change your mind.

  • Amazon to offer Whole Foods discounts to Prime members nationwide
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    Yahoo Finance

    Amazon to offer Whole Foods discounts to Prime members nationwide

    Amazon rolls out discounts for Prime members in Whole Foods stores nationwide. The Prime member discounts include an additional 10% off sale items, typically hundreds of products throughout the store, plus exclusive weekly deep discounts on select items. To enjoy the exclusive deals, customers need to download the Whole Foods app and login using  their Amazon Prime account or phone number.

  • Why the Cannabis Sector Rallied Last Week
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    Market Realist

    Why the Cannabis Sector Rallied Last Week

    Why the Cannabis Sector Rallied Last Week Sector update Last week, lawmakers in Canada approved Bill C-45, which legalizes cannabis in Canada, with a 52–29 vote. This approval was anticipated, and cannabis stocks rallied last week. The Horizons Marijuana

  • Harley-Davidson Shifts Some Production Out of U.S.
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    Bloomberg Video

    Harley-Davidson Shifts Some Production Out of U.S.

    Jun.25 -- Harley-Davidson Inc. announced plans to move some motorcycle production out of the United States in response to retaliatory tariffs from the European Union. Bloomberg's Chris Reiter reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."

  • Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan Health Venture Takes Aim at Middlemen
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    Bloomberg

    Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan Health Venture Takes Aim at Middlemen

    The health venture established by Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will take aim at intermediaries in the health-care system as a part of a broad effort to reduce wasteful spending, the venture’s newly named chief executive officer said. The still-unnamed business will initially seek to develop ways to improve care for the more than 1 million individuals who get health insurance from the three firms. Over time, the venture will make those innovations available freely to other companies, meaning that if it’s successful, its effects could be felt more broadly among the more than 150 million people in the U.S. who get their health insurance through work.

  • All You Need To Know About McDermott International Inc’s (NYSE:MDR) Financial Health
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    Simply Wall St.

    All You Need To Know About McDermott International Inc’s (NYSE:MDR) Financial Health

    Small-cap and large-cap companies receive a lot of attention from investors, but mid-cap stocks like McDermott International Inc (NYSE:MDR), with a market cap of US$3.65b, are often out of the spotlight. MDR’s financial liquidity and debt position will be analysed in this article, to get an idea of whether the company can fund opportunities for strategic growth and maintain strength through economic downturns. Don’t forget that this is a general and concentrated examination of McDermott International’s financial health, so you should conduct further analysis into MDR here.

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    CNBC

    Dow drops 300 points as Trump reportedly plans to curb Chinese investments in US tech

    Stocks kicked off the week trading lower on Monday as the Trump administration is reportedly preparing to restrict investment in U.S. technology by Chinese companies. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that President Donald Trump plans to bar several Chinese companies from making investments in U.S. tech. The newspaper also reported that the administration wants to block additional technology exports to China.

  • 3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now

    Unsurprisingly, they picked three high-yield stocks: Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ: TERP), and Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP). Tyler Crowe (Enterprise Products Partners): It can be easy to dismiss Enterprise Products Partners right now. To sustain a high-yield investment like Enterprise -- it yields 6% today -- it requires an intense focus on both investing in projects with high rates of return and investing at a pace that doesn't compromise the financials of the company.

  • PayPal Has Made 3 Acquisitions in Just Over a Month
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    Motley Fool

    PayPal Has Made 3 Acquisitions in Just Over a Month

    Investors in PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) have had plenty to be thankful for. Since the company's much publicized split from eBay, PayPal has embarked on a multitude of partnerships across the financial spectrum, with banks, credit card companies, and even tech giants. In the last several weeks, though, PayPal has been on a spending spree, snapping up companies to augment its growing payments empire.

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    TheStreet.com

    How to Play Nvidia and Intel on a Trade War With China

    Jensen Huang, the man who could seemingly do no wrong, and Brian Krzanich, the leader who would finally give Intel shareholders something beyond the dividend to cheer about. Intel for reasons other than trade, that I think we can all agree might have left fans of the stock in some state of shock. As for Intel, I sort of got smacked in the teeth.

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    Benzinga

    Benzinga's Bulls & Bears Of The Week: AMD, Disney, Nike, Tesla And More

    Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included a top semiconductor maker and utilities stocks. Bearish calls included the leading electric car maker and an entertainment giant. The broader

  • 3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for 25 Years
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    Motley Fool

    3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for 25 Years

    This expansion has not only increased cash flows, but also decreased the concentration of those cash flows from its biggest tenants, lowering its risk profile while simultaneously growing investor returns.

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    Investopedia

    Cisco's Stock May Plunge by 10%

    Cisco Systems, Inc. ( CSCO) stock has been steadily climbing over the past year, with shares of the networking company reaching prices not seen in nearly 20 years, rising by almost 36%, and easily beating the S&P 500’s return of 13%.

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    Investopedia

    6 Lagging Oil Stocks Ready to Rebound

    The energy sector appears to have shaken off its dismal start to the year, rebounding nicely as oil prices continue their rise that began in the latter half of 2017. The fears are overdone, however, as some analysts see an opportunity for a rebound in names like Cimarex Energy Co. ( XEC), Matador Resources Co. ( MTDR), Parsley Energy Inc. ( PE), Diamondback Energy Inc. ( FANG), Concho Resources Inc. ( CXO) and Callon Petroleum Co. ( CPE), according to Barron’s.