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    TheStreet.com

    Buy These 3 Killer Tech Stocks, Says Wall Street's #1 Analyst

    Tech stocks are still where the best action is at. This made us wonder: how is the top analyst on Wall Street choosing to invest? TipRanks -- a platform that ranks Wall Street analysts on financial calls -- pinpoints Canaccord's Richard Davis as the Street's best-performing analyst.

  • Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability
    Finance
    TechCrunch

    Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

    In an unusual move, Tesla reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it's paid them since 2016, including for past work. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a memo Tesla sent to a supplier last week, the electric auto maker said it is asking suppliers for refunds to help it reach profitability. This stokes concerns about the company’s cash flow, despite earlier assurances from Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk that it will be profitable in the third and fourth quarters of this year.

  • People Are Ghosting Their Jobs
    Business
    Bloomberg

    People Are Ghosting Their Jobs

    Here's how the Millennial habit known as "ghosting" has moved beyond the dating world and into the workplace #tictocnews More from Bloomberg.comTrump Lines Up Fed Chairman as Fall Guy If Tax

  • Business
    TheStreet.com

    4 Conservative Dividend Stocks That Belong in Every Income Investors Portfolio

    All four of these names have very strong cash flows that allow them to not only pay better than 3% dividends, but also to buy back stock. Two are consumer staples, a sector that's been the S&P 500's second-best performer over the past month (up 3.83%). The others are in health care, which has been the S&P 500's No. 3 best sector (+3%) during the past month.

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    Benzinga

    Benzinga's Bulls & Bears Of The Week: AbbVie, Netflix, Philip Morris, Wells Fargo And More

    Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included a leading big bank and an video streaming giant. Bearish calls included giants in tobacco and social media. The new earnings reporting season

  • Finance
    Bloomberg

    Qualcomm-NXP Deal Faces Moment of Truth With China 'Yes' or 'No'

    Qualcomm Inc. is at the end of a nearly two-year wait for China’s government to sign off on its $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors NV. The final authorization could be processed and made public at short notice if China’s political leaders decide to release it. NXP gave Qualcomm until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 in New York to get it done.

  • First Order of Business for Lowe's New CEO: Clean House
    Business
    Motley Fool

    First Order of Business for Lowe's New CEO: Clean House

    Just days after stepping into his new role as CEO of Lowe's (NYSE: LOW), Marvin Ellison is taking a sledgehammer to the home-improvement center. A week after hanging his nameplate on his door, Ellison announced he was reorganizing the company's C-suite structure by eliminating the positions of chief operating officer, chief customer officer, corporate administration executive, and chief development officer. The responsibilities of these jobs will be assumed by other executives -- including some newly-created EVP-level roles -- who will report directly to Ellison.

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    Benzinga

    Barron's Picks And Pans: Autoliv, BlackRock, Boeing, Netflix And More

    This weekend's Barron's cover story questions whether the rush to direct-lending funds is overdone. Other featured articles discuss changes coming to the telecom sector and the state of the industrial sector. "Wall Street Rushes Into a New Asset Class" by Mary Childs discusses why hedge funds, private equity firms and asset managers have flocked to the market for loans for companies that are either too small or too risky to be bank clients.

  • 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Right Now
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

    Not only does natural gas pipeline giant Kinder Morgan currently yield an attractive 4.5%, but that payout is also on an increasingly improving foundation. For starters, the company expects to generate enough cash flow this year to cover its dividend and fund all its growth-focused spending with about $500 million to spare. Especially since the company expects to grow its dividend 25% per year in 2019 and 2020, which means it will yield almost 7% in 2020 if shares don't budge.

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    Benzinga

    Jefferies Issues MLP Update With New Franchise Pick

    Energy fundamentals in the U.S. improved throughout the second quarter as the industry as a whole set new records for daily field production, domestic demand and exports, Jefferies said in an industrywide report. The Analyst Jefferies' Christopher Sighinolfi

  • What to Expect When Facebook Reports Earnings
    Business
    Motley Fool

    What to Expect When Facebook Reports Earnings

    It's been a tumultuous year for Facebook. Facebook previously showed no ill effects from the controversy surrounding its data sharing policies when it reported significant growth in the first quarter, and we may see the same again. Facebook is scheduled to report the results of the second quarter on July 25, after the market close.

  • Ford Motor Company Earnings: How Badly Will a Supplier's Fire Hurt?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Ford Motor Company Earnings: How Badly Will a Supplier's Fire Hurt?

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will report its second-quarter earnings results after the U.S. markets close on Wednesday, July 25. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Ford to report earnings of $0.34 per share, on average, down from $0.56 per share in the second quarter of 2017. As is so often the case, the F-150 will be a key part of Ford's earnings story in the second quarter.

  • McDonald's Earnings: 3 Things to Watch
    Business
    Motley Fool

    McDonald's Earnings: 3 Things to Watch

    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has treated investors to market-thumping growth in its last few quarterly reports. Comparable-store sales held steady at an industry-leading 5.5% last quarter, which kept McDonald's well ahead of rivals including Starbucks, Yum! Brands, and Dunkin' Brands. "More customers are recognizing that we are becoming a better McDonald's, appreciating our great tasting food, fast and friendly service, and compelling value," CEO Steve Easterbrook said .

  • Boeing Extends Its 2018 Order Lead at the Farnborough Airshow
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    Motley Fool

    Boeing Extends Its 2018 Order Lead at the Farnborough Airshow

    Airbus (NASDAQOTH: EADSY) has captured more firm orders than Boeing (NYSE: BA) in each of the past five years. This allowed Airbus to extend its backlog to more than 7,000 firm orders by the end of 2017, compared with fewer than 6,000 firm orders for Boeing. During the first half of the year, it booked 460 net firm orders, compared with just 206 for Airbus.

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year
    Finance
    Associated Press

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in the St. Louis area, said he issued a written report for the company in August 2017. It explained why the boats' engines — and pumps that remove water from their hulls — might fail in inclement weather.

  • 3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Netflix's Returns to Shame
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Netflix's Returns to Shame

    You can't deny that investors who recognized Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) staggering potential early on have already enjoyed life-changing gains. Read on to learn why three top Motley Fool investors believe that Wix (NASDAQ: WIX), Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), and A.O. Smith (NYSE: AOS) will do exactly that. Steve Symington (Wix): Shares of Wix have more than doubled from their 52-week low set late last year, but I think the website design platform has plenty of room to run.

  • Too Many Retirees Are Making This Surprising Money Mistake
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    Motley Fool

    Too Many Retirees Are Making This Surprising Money Mistake

    When it comes to retirement planning, most people focus on how much money they need to save up before they quit their jobs for good. You also need to know how much money you can withdraw from your savings each year in retirement without exhausting your funds. Conventional wisdom says that retirees' biggest challenge will be reining in their spending to avoid running out of money during their golden years.

  • Trump's looming auto trade battle is staggeringly pointless — but there's a good chance he'll win it (GM, F, FCAU)
    Finance
    Business Insider

    Trump's looming auto trade battle is staggeringly pointless — but there's a good chance he'll win it (GM, F, FCAU)

    Trump has drawn the auto industry into a trade war that it doesn't want. In the past, Detroit has been willing to deal with Trump, but now it finds itself in an awkward position. The best outcome might be for Trump to win his trade war and declare victory, while essentially nothing changes for the car business.

  • 3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans

    Just about everyone wants to know what famed investor Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha, owns and whether or not they should own those stocks, too. The answer, as with every investment decision, isn't usually a simple yes or no. Which is why these three Motley Fool investors have looked at the stocks that Buffett owns in his own portfolio or as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway to see which ones are most interesting today. Technology giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), food maker The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC), and tiny real estate investment trust Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) all caught our attention -- but only for the right types of investors.

  • Jamie Dimon was best-paid bank CEO last year — wait till you see who came in fourth
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Jamie Dimon was best-paid bank CEO last year — wait till you see who came in fourth

    JPMorgan Chase Co.’s (JPM)chief executive, Jamie Dimon, was the highest-paid CEO in the U.S. banking sector last year, snagging a tidy $28.3 million in total compensation, up 3.9% from the previous year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Bank of America Corp. (BAC)CEO Brian Moynihan came in second place with total compensation of $21.3 million, according to the data company, followed by Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup Inc. (C) , who took home $17.8 million. The surprise: Fourth place went to Timothy Sloan of Wells Fargo & Co. Inc. (WFC) , who took home $17.5 million, even as his bank continued to slowly recover from a series of scandals involving the creation of unauthorized accounts and imposition of other products and fees on unsuspecting customers.

  • 3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week

    Stocks were flat last week as second-quarter earnings season kicked off and trade-war fears continued to filter through the markets. Given the recent rally in the stock, investors seem to be optimistic about iRobot's Tuesday earnings release. After all, iRobot is facing a surge of competition from companies aiming to chip away at its dominant market share.

  • Here's What to Expect When Apple Reports Earnings
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Here's What to Expect When Apple Reports Earnings

    The first six months of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) current fiscal year -- that's fiscal year 2018 -- have been quite strong. The Mac business has been something of a drag on the results, though, with revenue down 3% during the first half of fiscal year 2018. With Apple soon set to report its financial results for the third quarter and provide guidance for the following quarter, here are some things that investors should keep their eyes on.

  • Business
    Reuters

    China's JD.com plans move into Europe: CEO tells German newspaper

    Chinese e-commerce company JD.com plans to expand in Europe and aims to have finalised its strategy for entering the market by the end of the year, its chief executive told a German newspaper. China's second largest e-commerce business also wants to open an office in Germany by the end of 2018, the Handelsblatt daily cited Richard Liu as saying. JD.com is investing heavily in logistics and offline retail to expand beyond its base in China and Southeast Asia and establish a meaningful presence in U.S. and European markets.

  • What to Expect When PayPal Reports Earnings
    Business
    Motley Fool

    What to Expect When PayPal Reports Earnings

    PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has been on a solid run so far this year, up 20% compared to the broader market's 5% gain. Investors have high hopes that the company can continue its winning ways, following several announcements that it's expanding its ecosystem with the acquisition of a slew of complementary companies -- snatching up four companies in just five short weeks. Investors will be looking for additional details when the company reports the financial results for its just-completed 2018 second quarter on Wednesday, July 25, after the market close.

  • There are trolls in the White House
    Politics
    Quartz

    There are trolls in the White House

    Donald Trump and the White House unleashed a rollercoaster of self-contradiction this week, with a series of statements so cack-handed that right-wing media and Trump loyalists have embraced them as the deliberate “trolling” of America. It all started with Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin: In Helsinki, Trump openly doubted US intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in order to aid him. Then he took it back a day later, gathering members of Congress into the Roosevelt Room to announce, “I have a full faith in our intelligence agencies.” As he began the sentence, the lights in the Oval Office dimmed into blackness, and didn’t go up again until after he finished.