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Google teams up with China's Tencent

Alphabet's Google signed a patent licensing deal with Tencent as it looks to expand in China where many of its products are blocked by regulators. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

  • Prince Harry Has Spoken Publicly About the Royal Baby for the First Time
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    Time

    Prince Harry Has Spoken Publicly About the Royal Baby for the First Time

    After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touched down in Sydney, Australia, to kick off their royal tour, Harry spoke publicly about Markle’s pregnancy for the first time. “We’re both absolutely delighted to be here, and really impressed to see you serving beer and tea at an afternoon in true Aussie style,” Harry said, drawing warm laughs with his remarks at a reception at the Admiralty House in Sydney Monday. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, says he and Duchess Meghan "genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl," on the first day of the couple's 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

  • Exclusive: Casino mogul Fertitta approaches Caesars about merger - sources
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    Reuters

    Exclusive: Casino mogul Fertitta approaches Caesars about merger - sources

    Fertitta, whose holdings also include the Houston Rockets National Basketball Association team and restaurant and entertainment company Landry's, is contemplating a reverse merger in which Caesars would be the acquirer, and Caesars shareholders, including private equity firms Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) and TPG Global, would remain shareholders in the combined company, the sources said. It is unclear whether Caesars will find any offer from Fertitta attractive, given the company has a market capitalization of $6.3 billion and Fertitta's net worth is pegged by Forbes at $4.5 billion, the sources said. Caesars has been focused on other acquisitions since emerging from bankruptcy last year, and is currently exploring a bid for Jack Entertainment LLC, a casino company owned by Dan Gilbert, founder of online mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. Jack could be worth as much as $3 billion, one of the sources said.

  • 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.

  • 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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    Benzinga

    Kinder Morgan's Q3 Earnings Preview

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) will be releasing its next round of earnings Wednesday. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for the Q3 earnings announcement. Earnings and Revenue Analysts expect Kinder Morgan earnings of 21 cents per share

  • Microsoft's CEO makes 154 times more than its median employee
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    American City Business Journals

    Microsoft's CEO makes 154 times more than its median employee

    Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella made 154 times more than the Redmond-based company's median employee in 2018. Nadella's total compensation reached more than $25.8 million in fiscal year 2018, according to Microsoft's most recent proxy statement filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Microsoft's pay gap – which companies are now required to disclose under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – is larger than at Amazon, where CEO Jeff Bezos made 59 times more than the median employee.

  • Could Enbridge Inc. Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?
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    Motley Fool

    Could Enbridge Inc. Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

    Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) has made its investors lots of money over the years. To put that into perspective, if an investor had bought $10,000 worth of Enbridge's stock 20 years ago, it would be worth about $116,000 today assuming they reinvested their dividends. While Enbridge has done an excellent job creating wealth for investors in the past, it faces an uphill battle in making them millionaires in the future.

  • 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.

  • As Canada legalizes marijuana, investors are deciding whether to celebrate too
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    As Canada legalizes marijuana, investors are deciding whether to celebrate too

    Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada. What does that mean for investors here in the U.S.? Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Andy Serwer and Alexis Keenan weigh in and discuss the long-term opportunities for investment with Marijuana Business Daily's Founder Editor Chris Walsh.

  • 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.

  • ‘Wake ’n Bake,’ Plunging Stocks Greet Canada’s Legal Pot Debut
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    Bloomberg

    ‘Wake ’n Bake,’ Plunging Stocks Greet Canada’s Legal Pot Debut

    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. “I’m super happy, this is an historic day for Canadians and for the world because we’re really setting a precedent here," said Isaac Langille outside a store in Halifax, where he bought the legal limit of 30 grams, spending C$344 ($264) on products from Aphria Inc. and Organigram Holdings Inc.

  • Pfizer outlines early retirement program ahead of layoffs
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    American City Business Journals

    Pfizer outlines early retirement program ahead of layoffs

    Pfizer Inc. is offering early retirement to U.S. workers ahead of layoffs early next year. The headcount reduction plan is part of a company-wide restructuring and will likely affect non-union workers. Pfizer told employees: The pharmaceutical giant is offering severance packages that pay a base salary of 12 weeks, plus three weeks of salary for every year of work (up to 104 weeks).

  • ‘Mr. Wonderful’ staying on sidelines as legal pot comes to Canada
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    ‘Mr. Wonderful’ staying on sidelines as legal pot comes to Canada

    Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada, but one prominent investor is staying on the sidelines. ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ Kevin O’Leary, says he won’t be putting his money into legal pot, for now. He spoke with Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous.

  • What Is AT&T’s Outlook after the Major Market Sell-Off?
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    Market Realist

    What Is AT&T’s Outlook after the Major Market Sell-Off?

    What Investors Should Know about AT&T’s Growth Prospects (Continued from Prior Part) Shareholder returns and stock trends AT&T (T) stock fell ~3.4% on October 11 and closed at $31.75 as part of the significant sell-off in the tech sector. Based on that

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    Barrons.com

    Walmart Stock Has Lost Steam. Analysts Are Still Bullish

    (WMT) (ticker: WMT) held its annual investor day on Tuesday, and analysts came away largely bullish about what they heard. Where we were: Walmart stock hasn’t done much in 2018. Where we’re headed: A number of analysts were heartened by what they heard at the annual event.

  • 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.

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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

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

    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.

  • Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves
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    MarketWatch

    Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves

    After two consecutive off-the-mark quarters, falling short of its own forecasts for subscriber growth, Netflix Inc. hopes to put an end to the big swings in its stock price with some changes to its accounting. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling about 12% in the next trading day. From last quarter: Is Netflix stock falling down a mountain, or just tripping over a molehill?

  • 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.

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

  • Why Marijuana Stocks Cronos Group, Canopy Growth, and Tilray Jumped Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Marijuana Stocks Cronos Group, Canopy Growth, and Tilray Jumped Today

    The stock market pulled back on Monday, with major benchmarks failing to build on the positive momentum from last Friday. Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC), and Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) were among the best performers. All three of these stocks have something in common: They all stand to benefit from Wednesday's effective date for legal sales of recreational cannabis product in Canada.

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    CNBC

    Berkshire Hathaway shares look really cheap using Warren Buffett's own method of valuing stocks

    Companies pay investors dividends but they also retain some of their earnings. Over time, companies invest these retained earnings at a higher rate of return and that ultimately boosts their share prices, benefiting their investors. J.P. Morgan analyst Sarah DeWitt calculates that Berkshire's share of undistributed earnings from its stock portfolio is $12 billion, or about $5.19 per Berkshire B share.

  • Boeing (BA) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Expect
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    Zacks

    Boeing (BA) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Expect

    Boeing (BA) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on lower 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.

  • 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.