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General Electric to focus on core assets

Barbara Noverini, Morningstar analyst, discusses the future ahead for General Electric as it cuts its dividend and chooses to focus on their three core businesses.

  • Kinder Morgan Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates, Improves Leverage
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    Market Realist

    Kinder Morgan Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates, Improves Leverage

    Kinder Morgan Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates, Improves Leverage Kinder Morgan’s third-quarter results Kinder Morgan (KMI) announced its third-quarter results on October 17 after the markets closed. The company announced an adjusted EPS of $0.21—up ~40%

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    Investopedia

    5 Chip Stocks Facing Steeper Declines Ahead

    The PHLX Semiconductor Index (SOX) is down by 9.2% since a recent intraday high on Aug. 8, and Morgan Stanley sees more trouble ahead, per a report in Barron's. Back in 2015, chip stocks endured a decline of 30% from peak to trough, and the fundamentals

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    Philip Morris shares jump 2.9% premarket after earnings top estimates

    Philip Morris International Inc.'s shares (pm) surged 2.9% in premarket trade Thursday, after the company beat earnings estimates for the third quarter. The distributor of Marlboro cigarettes said it had net income of $2.242 billion, or $1.44 a share, in the quarter, up from $1.966 billion, or $1.27 a share, in the year-earlier period.

  • Amazon Tops in Product Search, but Can It Keep Growing?
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    Motley Fool

    Amazon Tops in Product Search, but Can It Keep Growing?

    Google dominates the search market with a better than 90% share, but when it comes to actually buying something, more often than not, people begin their search on Amazon.com's (NASDAQ: AMZN) website. While Amazon might be on top, there are signs that others in the space are also making headway. Considering Amazon's website is focused on selling stuff, it shouldn't be too surprising that it's the leader.

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    Berkshire Is Undervalued, Says JPMorgan

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s ( BRK.B) Class B shares are cheap if you apply the same metrics that its CEO Warren Buffett does to value companies, according to JPMorgan. In a research note, reported on by CNBC, analyst Sarah DeWitt said Berkshire, a company that investors have historically struggled to value properly because of its many moving parts, suddenly appears to be attractively priced when factoring in all the profits made by the stocks held in its $200 billion equity portfolio into its earnings. “Look-through earnings” take into account current period earnings that show up in financial statements, together with other sources of earnings expected in the long run. This method is used by Buffett as a way to appreciate that companies sometimes retain earnings after paying dividends and later invest them at a higher rate of return.

  • 'It's Not a Republican Problem.' Mitch McConnell Blames Entitlements for Rising U.S. Deficits
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    Fortune

    'It's Not a Republican Problem.' Mitch McConnell Blames Entitlements for Rising U.S. Deficits

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans control Congress and the White House. “It’s disappointing but it’s not a Republican problem,” McConnell said in an interview with Bloomberg News when asked about the rising deficits and debt.

  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday
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    InvestorPlace

    5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday

    For the most part, the stock market hung onto most of its gains following Tuesday’s monstrous move. As we get into earnings seasons though, investors will have to fight against both market-wide volatility and giant moves in individual stocks.

  • Employee Accused of Urinating on Production Line at Food Processing Facility
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    WTKR - Norfolk

    Employee Accused of Urinating on Production Line at Food Processing Facility

    Smithfield Foods, Inc. said in a statement Tuesday that it disposed of more than 50,000 pounds of product after reports of an employee urinating at his station at the company’s processing facility in Virginia.

  • A former GE exec who trained new managers found that almost all of them were making the same mistake
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    Business Insider

    A former GE exec who trained new managers found that almost all of them were making the same mistake

    Beth Comstock is the former vice chair of General Electric. Comstock would hand out "permission slips" authorizing employees to take risks — but she also said it's important for people to stop hiding behind their excuses. Beth Comstock doesn't tolerate excuses.

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    5 Retail Stocks Seen Winning From a Sears Bankruptcy

    On Oct 15, after a long battle in efforts to revamp sales, traditional brick-and-mortar retailer Sears Holds Corp. ( SHLD) filed for bankruptcy protection.  While the a potential liquidation spells bad news for the troubled retailer, who has seen its

  • Why American Airlines Group Stock Jumped 6% -- Then Gave Most of It Back
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    Motley Fool

    Why American Airlines Group Stock Jumped 6% -- Then Gave Most of It Back

    Shares of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) popped 6.4% in early trading Wednesday before retracting to close the day up less than 1% -- just 0.9%, to be precise. An upgrade assigned to the stock by Deutsche Bank appears to be the primary reason for the move. A Deutsche Bank analyst upgraded American Airlines stock from "hold" to "buy" on Wednesday, as we're told by our friends at StreetInsider.com.

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    Benzinga

    Q3 Earnings Outlook For Nucor Corporation

    Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, Oct. 18. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the Q3 earnings announcement. Earnings and Revenue Based on management's projections, Nucor analysts model

  • Facebook under fire as US officials back removal of Zuckerberg as chairman
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    The Telegraph

    Facebook under fire as US officials back removal of Zuckerberg as chairman

    Mark Zuckerberg came under fresh pressure after four US officials called for a boardroom shakeup at Facebook. Three state treasurers and a top official from New York have joined a shareholders’ motion to install an independent chairman at Facebook, claiming the move would improve governance and accountability. In June, Boston-based Trillium Asset Management, which holds $11m in Facebook shares, launched an effort to split the role of chairman and chief executive at Facebook following scandals over the hacking of personal data from millions of users and claims of hate speech and election-rigging.

  • Trump: Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti must pay my legal fees
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    Trump: Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti must pay my legal fees

    President Trump says he expects Stormy Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to abide by a judge’s ruling to pay his legal fees. The full interview will air on "Trish Regan Primetime" at 8 p.m. ET on the FOX Business Network.

  • Pfizer Offers Early Retirement to U.S. Employees Ahead of Layoffs
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    Fortune

    Pfizer Offers Early Retirement to U.S. Employees Ahead of Layoffs

    Pfizer is offering U.S. employees early retirement ahead of company cuts that will hit around 2% of its 90,000 workers worldwide, CNBC reports. In an internal message to employees Tuesday, the company said the layoffs are a part of restructuring that aims to “simplify the organization to avoid duplication, create single points of accountability and reduce the number of layers within teams,” the New York Business Journal reports. “As we prepare for growth we are creating a simpler more efficient structure which will affect some managerial roles and responsibilities,” a Pfizer spokeswoman told CBNC.

  • What Technical Indicators Tell Us about Intel Stock
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    Market Realist

    What Technical Indicators Tell Us about Intel Stock

    The entire technology space is facing a downturn in October after the Federal Reserve increased the interest rate 25 basis points to 2.25%. Technical analysis is based on the idea that history tends to repeat itself. One measure of technical analysis is MA (moving average), which takes the average of a stock’s closing prices over a certain period to understand in which direction its movement is skewed.

  • Alibaba (BABA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
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    Alibaba (BABA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

    Investors will be hoping for strength from BABA as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be November 2, 2018. On that day, BABA is projected to report earnings of $1.16 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 10.08%. Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for BABA.

  • Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'
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    Yahoo Finance

    Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'

    Billionaire investor and philanthropist Ken Langone, the founder of The Home Depot (HD) and chairman of Invemed Associates, argued that there’s some “big time” structural problems in the market right now. Because if we are on a trajectory of raising rates that means, and if it keeps going that way and I don’t know how high it will go, and it keeps going that way then all the sudden the guy who bought those bonds is going to be looking at a fairly decent loss,” Langone said.

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    CNBC

    Walmart saves $200 million by changing its light bulbs and $20 million with a new floor wax

    Walmart says switching to LED lights in its parking lots cut its annual energy costs by $200 million. A change in the floor wax it uses cut costs by $20 million a year because the floors need to be buffed less often. It's exactly what Walmart WMT is doing.

  • Pot Stocks Tumble in First Hours of Canada’s Legal Weed Market
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    Bloomberg

    Pot Stocks Tumble in First Hours of Canada’s Legal Weed Market

    (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s Green Day started in the red for stocks looking to benefit from the country’s legalization of recreational marijuana. By the end of the day, a few advancers emerged from the downdraft.Pyxus International Inc. and Green Organic

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    Procter & Gamble Reports Earnings With Negative Chart

    The Procter & Gamble Company ( PG) is a multi-national and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Procter & Gamble stock closed Wednesday at $81.86, down 10.9% year to date and in correction territory at 11% below its 2018 high of $91.92 set on Jan. 2. Procter & Gamble shares are underperforming the Dow 30, which is up 4% year to date and is 4.6% below its all-time high of 26,951.81 set on Oct. 3.

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    Benzinga

    A Preview Of Bank Of New York Mellon's Q3 Earnings

    Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) releases its next round of earnings this Thursday. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's Q3 earnings report. Earnings and Revenue Bank of New York Mellon EPS is expected to be around

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Q3 Earnings Preview: Here's What to Look Out For
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    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Q3 Earnings Preview: Here's What to Look Out For

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 24, 2018, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations.

  • GE to pay penalty if falls short of French job pledges: ministry
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    Reuters

    GE to pay penalty if falls short of French job pledges: ministry

    General Electric's new CEO told France's finance minister on Wednesday that it would stick to his predecessor's French job pledges or pay a penalty, the Finance Ministry said. Former CEO John Flannery warned French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire in June that the target was "out of reach", and the government raised the possibility of fines worth 50,000 euros ($57,570) for each job not created. GE's new CEO Larry Culp, who took up his post at the start of the month, told Le Maire in a meeting on Wednesday that France remained a strategic country for the company, the ministry said in statement.

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    Benzinga

    KeyCorp's Q3 Earnings Preview

    KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) unveils its next round of earnings Thursday. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for KeyCorp's Q3 earnings. Earnings and Revenue Wall Street expects EPS of 45 cents and sales around $1.64 billion. KeyCorp reported a profit