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Georgia Southern honored Edwin Jackson with a posthumous degree on Saturday

Edwin Jackson was honored with a posthumous degree from his alma mater, Georgia Southern University, on Saturday.

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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: The Home Depot, Inc. vs. Lowe's

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) have helped countless homeowners increase the value of their homes. They've also made many investors rich. With their shares having soared 879% and 484%, respectively, over the past decade, Home Depot and Lowe

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    Reuters

    U.S. Bancorp profit beats on higher interest income, loan growth

    (Adds details on Q3 earnings) Oct 17 (Reuters) - Regional lender U.S. Bancorp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by higher interest income and loan growth. A strong economy has led the U

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    Associated Press

    Abbott: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    ABBOTT PARK, Ill. (AP) -- Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $563 million. On a per-share basis, the Abbott Park, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 32 cents. Earnings

  • Why Democrats are getting nervous before the midterms
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    Fox Business Videos

    Why Democrats are getting nervous before the midterms

    American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp discusses the problems surrounding the Democratic Party and why he is optimistic about the midterm elections.

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    Benzinga

    Bernstein Initiates On Tobacco Stocks: Philip Morris 'Leads The Way In The New Nicotine World'

    Tobacco stocks are facing an uphill battle when it comes to regulation and public perception, but one Wall Street analyst says tobacco companies have a long track record of success for investors. The Analyst Bernstein analyst Callum Elliott has initiated

  • 7 Stocks to Buy and Hold Through Any Market Selloff
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    InvestorPlace

    7 Stocks to Buy and Hold Through Any Market Selloff

    Last week’s market collapse made headlines throughout the world. Since the sharp correction has negatively impacted virtually all investment sectors, you’re going to find discounted deals everywhere you look.

  • Steven Mnuchin, Who Sat on Sears' Board for Years, Could Impact the Pensions of Thousands of Workers
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    Fortune

    Steven Mnuchin, Who Sat on Sears' Board for Years, Could Impact the Pensions of Thousands of Workers

    Long before he was Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin was a student at Yale University. One of those was Eddie Lampert. Lampert, of course, is the recently departed CEO of Sears Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday.

  • Canada Greets Legal Cannabis With Lineups and a ‘Wake and Bake’
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    Bloomberg

    Canada Greets Legal Cannabis With Lineups and a ‘Wake and Bake’

    Stores in St. John’s, Newfoundland were the first to sell recreational cannabis, followed by more than 100 outlets and websites opening across the country of 37 million people. “The eyes of the world are on Canada and Canadians should feel very proud, because people have been fighting for decades to make this moment a reality,” said Brendan Kennedy, chief executive officer of Tilray Inc., the largest cannabis company by market value. Canada is the second country in the world to legalize recreational pot nationally after Uruguay.

  • Why Dollar Tree, Inc. Stock Popped Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Dollar Tree, Inc. Stock Popped Today

    Shares of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) finished higher today on news that activist investor Carl Icahn had taken a stake in the discount retailer. There was little detail in the Post story,  which said that Icahn's plans for Dollar Tree weren't immediately clear. Icahn is familiar with the business, having taken an activist stake in Family Dollar in 2014 and urging it to sell itself.

  • Boeing delivers first 737 Max 8 BBJ and unveils Max 7 luxury interior (Photos)
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    American City Business Journals

    Boeing delivers first 737 Max 8 BBJ and unveils Max 7 luxury interior (Photos)

    Boeing has delivered its very first 737 Max 8 business jet to a paying customer. It's the first of 20 BBJ Max jets that buyers from around the world have ordered from the Chicago-based jetmaker since they went on sale. Boeing spokesman Dmitry Krol declined to identify the buyer of the jet, which is the second of its kind made at Boeing's Renton 737 factory.

  • Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Today: 20 Things You'll Want to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Today: 20 Things You'll Want to Know

    Following years of promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and months of debate in Canada's Parliament, our neighbor to the north is officially legalizing recreational marijuana for adults as of today, Oct. 17, 2018. The passage of the Cannabis Act on June 19, 2018, and the waving of the proverbial green flag today, ends approximately nine decades of adult-use prohibition. What does that mean exactly on a bigger-picture scale, as well as for marijuana investors?

  • Social Security Checks Are Increasing: What Does That Mean For You?
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    Fortune

    Social Security Checks Are Increasing: What Does That Mean For You?

    Social Security checks will see their biggest increase in four years as 2019 kicks off. The Social Security Administration has approved a 2.8% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for next year. That follows a 2% jump this year and an increase of just

  • These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about
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    MarketWatch

    These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

    For all the glamour of living an early retirement lifestyle, there are plenty of negatives I’ve come to discover since I permanently left my job in 2012. As a result, you’re repeatedly forced to will yourself into action.

  • Netflix bulls are ignoring a very bearish detail in the streaming giant's numbers
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    Yahoo Finance

    Netflix bulls are ignoring a very bearish detail in the streaming giant's numbers

    With Netflix long ago earning the momentum trade moniker, the last thing traders want is to be negatively surprised on an earnings release. Streaming media beast Netflix reported Tuesday that through the nine months ended Sept. 30 its free cash flow was an astounding $1.7 billion outflow. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations minus capital expenditures.

  • Two Countries That Stand to Benefit From the Khashoggi Tragedy
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    WSJ

    Two Countries That Stand to Benefit From the Khashoggi Tragedy

    Turkish officials believe journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate. The WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how Iran and Turkey might benefit from this tragedy. Photo: AP

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Child Will Probably Not Be a Prince or Princess. Here's What the Title Will Be Instead
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    Time

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Child Will Probably Not Be a Prince or Princess. Here's What the Title Will Be Instead

    Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced Monday they are expecting their first child and many Brits have responded with the same enthusiasm that met news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s impending arrivals: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. “At the time, there were revolutions happening across Europe and many monarchies collapsing,” she says.

  • Pot Stocks Get Early Sell Orders After Reaching Record Highs
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    Bloomberg

    Pot Stocks Get Early Sell Orders After Reaching Record Highs

    (Bloomberg) -- Marijuana stocks took a nose dive in the early trading, a day before legalization in Canada.Most of the pot stocks saw an up-tick at the open, but quickly fell afterward, causing some them to see some volatility-halts. However, several

  • Is Wells Fargo & Company a Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Wells Fargo & Company a Buy?

    North America's biggest banks have made for pretty great investments over the past few years. Since the beginning of 2016, Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) have delivered total returns of 72% and 75%, respectively

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    Benzinga

    U.S. Bancorp's Q3 Earnings Outlook

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the Q3 earnings announcement Earnings and Revenue U.S. Bancorp EPS is expected to be around $1.04, according to sell-side

  • 3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans
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    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans

    Warren Buffett has no shortage of acolytes, and it's easy to see why. The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) chief and founder has made thousands of early investors in his conglomerate rich as the parent of businesses like GEICO car insurance and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad has posted average annual returns of 20% over the last 50 years, crushing the market. Buffett has never gotten too big for his britches, however.

  • With Culp’s ‘lean and mean’ style, layoffs may loom at GE corporate
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    American City Business Journals

    With Culp’s ‘lean and mean’ style, layoffs may loom at GE corporate

    As of this summer, General Electric Co. had around 28,000 employees in corporate functions worldwide, doing everything from overseeing GE’s global expansion to developing new technologies. When GE’s new chief executive, Larry Culp, led Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) earlier this decade, he had a decidedly smaller corporate team: the equivalent of 40 full-time employees. Culp’s well-known obsession with efficiency has analysts predicting that Boston-based GE (NYSE: GE) is poised to carry out significant layoffs in the early part of his tenure, particularly in its corporate department.

  • Where Will NVIDIA Be in 5 Years?
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    Motley Fool

    Where Will NVIDIA Be in 5 Years?

    At one time, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) floated under the radar in the technology sector. Its graphics processing units (GPUs) were then niche tech products that appealed mainly to graphic artists and hardcore PC gamers, but that all changed over the last

  • Tesla secures Shanghai site for $2 billion China Gigafactory
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    Reuters

    Tesla secures Shanghai site for $2 billion China Gigafactory

    Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square metre plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric carmaker said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday. The land agreement marks a key step towards the firm and its Chief Executive Elon Musk making cars locally in China for the fast-growing market, even as tariffs imposed by Beijing on U.S.-made goods have caused it to hike prices of its imported models. Tesla signed a long-anticipated deal with Shanghai authorities in July to build its first factory outside the United States, which would double the size of its global manufacturing and help lower the pricetag of Tesla cars sold in the world's largest auto market.

  • Marijuana Stocks to Watch in October -- and Into 2019
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Marijuana Stocks to Watch in October -- and Into 2019

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada will become the first industrialized county in the world where marijuana is legal for adult recreational use -- and only the second country, along with Uruguay, where such use is legal.  Not only does this open up

  • Will Shell’s Dividend Payment Be Stable in the Fourth Quarter?
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    Market Realist

    Will Shell’s Dividend Payment Be Stable in the Fourth Quarter?

    Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) dividend payments have remained steady in the past few years. In the third quarter, Shell paid a dividend of $0.94 per share, which is equal to the dividend it paid in the third quarter of 2016. Since the second quarter of 2014, Shell has steadily paid a quarterly dividend of $0.94 per share.