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History is made as ‘Survivor’ crowns a winner

Last night a winner was crowned on the season finale of Survivor, but not before history was made during the final vote. Conan welcomed New York Yankees star Aaron Judge to his Clueless Gamer segment. And David Letterman returned to Late Night with a very interesting gift for Seth Meyers.

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    CNBC

    Mark Cuban owns just a handful of stocks and tons of cash because he's worried about the market

    "I'm down to maybe four dividend-owning stocks, two shorts, and Amazon and Netflix," the billionaire says. Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday that he's holding much more cash than he normally does because he's concerned about the stock market and U.S debt levels. Cuban said Amazon and Netflix are his biggest holdings.

  • China is printing money for countries like Poland and Brazil at 'full steam' as it tries to expand its influence on the global economy
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    Business Insider

    China is printing money for countries like Poland and Brazil at 'full steam' as it tries to expand its influence on the global economy

    China’s money-printing industry is running at "full steam" for foreign clients including Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Brazil, and Poland, according to reports. The printing is linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative, which has seen China build infrastructure and invest in about 60 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. "A nation must have considerable trust in the Chinese government to allow it to print its banknotes," Hu Xingdou, a professor of economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology, told the South China Morning Post.

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    Coindesk

    Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $6K to Near 2018 Low

    At press time, bitcoin is trading hands at $5,922, printing a 5 percent 24-hour depreciation, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, up slightly from a low of $5,785 set June 24. Bitcoin is not alone in the sinking ship, however, as the broader market continues to suffer. At press time, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is below $200 billion, its lowest figure yet seen in 2018. What's more, many of the other big name cryptocurrencies already set their lowest prices of the year this past week.

  • Square's Cash Card Is Killing It
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    Motley Fool

    Square's Cash Card Is Killing It

    Square (NYSE: SQ) introduced the Cash Card -- a debit card product attached to its Cash App -- about one year ago. Cash Card has been an undoubted success for Square. The increase in Cash Card transactions is a great sign for Square's ability to monetize Cash App.

  • Amazon's Ad Business is Big and Getting Bigger
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Amazon's Ad Business is Big and Getting Bigger

    In today's call, analysts at PiperJaffray gave Amazon an overweight rating and called advertising at e-commerce giant "a major driver to results and valuation today and continuing in the coming quarters and years." They estimate that the company could see $8 billion in 2018 advertising revenue and reach $16 billion by 2020.

  • Why I'm Worried About Ford Motor Company’s 6% Dividend
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    Motley Fool

    Why I'm Worried About Ford Motor Company’s 6% Dividend

    Analysts are starting to raise concerns in the wake of Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) dismal second-quarter earnings report. Ford executives have promised that improvements are on the way, part of a larger restructuring plan that the company has yet to fully explain. At least one analyst is now thinking the previously unthinkable: Ford might have to cut its dividend.

  • 3 Cloud Stocks to Buy Right Now
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    Zacks

    3 Cloud Stocks to Buy Right Now

    In a matter of just a few years, “the Cloud” has evolved from a budding new tech feature to one of the main factors driving growth in the technology sector. Cloud computing is now an essential focus for software-related companies, and cloud stocks have piqued the interest of many tech-focused investors. New technologies and changing consumer behavior have changed the shape of the technology landscape, and an industry that was once centered on the personal computer has adapted to survive in the world of mobile computing and the Cloud.

  • China unloads U.S. soybean cargo amid public worries about cost of trade war
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    Reuters

    China unloads U.S. soybean cargo amid public worries about cost of trade war

    A vessel carrying U.S. soybeans was unloading its cargo worth at least $23 million at the Chinese port of Dalian on Monday, becoming one of the first shipments to incur hefty new import duties as the trade row deepens between Beijing and Washington. The docking of the vessel after five weeks anchored off China's coast ended long-running speculation over the fate of the cargo, which had captured public attention. China's state grains stockpiler Sinograin confirmed in a fax to Reuters it will pay the additional 25 percent import tariff on its 70,000 tonne cargo of the oilseed.

  • Uptake continues to steal execs away from GE
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    American City Business Journals

    Uptake continues to steal execs away from GE

    Uptake just hired another group of executives away from General Electric as the Chicago startup looks to steal customers from GE’s struggling digital business. The hires come as Uptake takes aim at GE’s digital customers, including those using GE’s Predix software system.

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    Barrons.com

    AT&T's Gotten Way Too Cheap. Here's Why It Could Be Time to Buy.

    AT&T (T) shares are higher on Monday, helped by a vote of confidence from Morgan Stanley. Where we were: AT&T shares have badly trailed the market this year, amid wider underperformance for telecom in general, and concerns surrounding its takeover of Time Warner. Where we're headed: The telecom sector will soon be replaced by the communications services sector, and AT&T itself could get a boost, given its low valuation and potentially growing investor appetite for defensive stocks.

  • Should You Buy Snap at a 30% Discount to Its IPO Price?
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    Motley Fool

    Should You Buy Snap at a 30% Discount to Its IPO Price?

    Snap (NYSE: SNAP), owner of the Snapchat platform, recently posted second quarter 2018 numbers that topped analyst estimates. Snap's stock initially rallied on those headline numbers, but quickly reversed course after a closer look exposed some other, more troubling figures. Let's review Snap's report to see if the stock -- which remains nearly 30% below its March 2017 IPO price -- has a chance to recover.

  • Is CenturyLink's Big Dividend Finally Safe?
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    Motley Fool

    Is CenturyLink's Big Dividend Finally Safe?

    Buying into regional telcos has been a gutsy undertaking for typically risk-averse income investors. CenturyLink has now landed ahead of analyst profit targets in back-to-back quarters, a welcome change from the countless misses it racked up in earlier periods.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. CannTrust Holdings Inc.
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    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. CannTrust Holdings Inc.

    It's no secret that most Canadian marijuana stocks have floundered so far this year. CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NASDAQOTH: CNTTF) is a good case in point, with the marijuana grower's share price sinking more than 25% year to date. Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC), on the other hand, is an exception to the rule.

  • Is Rite Aid Corporation a Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Rite Aid Corporation a Buy?

    An eagerly desired merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) fell apart in 2017. On Wednesday of last week, another planned merger collapsed, this time with grocery store chain Albertsons. Rite Aid stock sank on the news of this second merger being called off.

  • Latest on Musk's quest to take Tesla private
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Latest on Musk's quest to take Tesla private

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed additional info today following his 'funding secured' tweet that roiled the markets last week.

  • Preparing for explosive growth, AMD execs tout need for more women in chip industry
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    American City Business Journals

    Preparing for explosive growth, AMD execs tout need for more women in chip industry

    Chip underdog Advanced Micro Devices is getting ready for explosive growth that could outpace incumbents like Intel Corp., and its executives see it as a critical time to recruit diverse talent. “The truth is, there are not enough [women in semiconductors], but we think there are more out there,” AMD CEO Lisa Su told a crowd of young contestants and their families who had flown in from around the world for a pitching competition held at the company's Santa Clara headquarters last week. AMD's latest efforts come as tech companies increasingly compete to attract and retain diverse technical talent amid a broader talent war.

  • Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary
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    Associated Press

    Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great" if there was a boycott. Trump's Sunday tweet forced Walker and other Republicans to take a position on the sticky political issue involving an iconic Wisconsin company just ahead of Tuesday's primary where Trump allegiance has been a central focus. Trump on Sunday tweeted it was "great" that "many" Harley owners planned to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas, continuing a steel tariff dispute he's had since June with the company.

  • Baidu Executives Talk Spinoffs, iQiyi, and Monetizing Self-Driving Cars
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    Motley Fool

    Baidu Executives Talk Spinoffs, iQiyi, and Monetizing Self-Driving Cars

    There was a lot to like when Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) reported its second-quarter financial results on July 31. The company reported consensus-beating revenue and profitability, putting to rest any remaining questions about its return to growth. Read on to find out what Baidu's management had to say about recent divestitures, its streaming video service, and how it plans to profit from self-driving cars.

  • 3 Strong Buy Semiconductor Stocks to Consider Now
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    Zacks

    3 Strong Buy Semiconductor Stocks to Consider Now

    Semiconductor stocks were battered by market volatility earlier this year, but tech has made a strong recovery, and with several interesting trends like the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence on the rise, it is still an exciting time to be investing in chip-making corner of the technology sector. While tech behemoths like Microsoft MSFT and Apple AAPL may hog all the headlines, it has really been the companies powering their technologies—the semiconductor manufacturers—that have been garnering the attention of Wall Street. Indeed, as our “Computer and Technology” sector has gained about 22% over the past year, semiconductor companies have been a driving factor behind its growth.

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    CNBC

    Young people want to retire by age 60—but experts warn the 'new retirement age' is 70

    Young people are optimistic when it comes to their financial futures. According to new research from Charles Schwab , which surveyed 2,000 young Americans aged 16 to 25, a resounding 76 percent think they'll have a better financial future than their parents. The good news is, "a big percentage put saving for retirement as a high priority," she says.

  • PepsiCo Investors Should Be Happy CEO Indra Nooyi Is Out
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    Motley Fool

    PepsiCo Investors Should Be Happy CEO Indra Nooyi Is Out

    After more than two decades at PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP), half of them as CEO, Indra Nooyi has resigned. Although Nooyi's appointment was a groundbreaking achievement -- a minority female leading a Fortune 500 company is a rarity -- her tenure has failed where it matters most for investors: generating returns. From October 1, 2006 -- when Nooyi stepped into the CEO role -- until the end of last week, shares of the soda and snack company gained only 73%, far short of the S&P 500's 112% rise.

  • Should Income Investors Buy Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) Before Its Ex-Dividend?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Should Income Investors Buy Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) Before Its Ex-Dividend?

    On the 07 September 2018, Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of US$0.74 per share. In addition to this, EPS should increase to $8.17, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

  • 3 Top Stocks Under $10
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Stocks Under $10

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), and ADT (NYSE: ADT) have gone through their share of challenges recently, but there's reason to believe that their futures look brighter and that you won't be able to pick them up for a single-digit price tag much longer. Ford Motor Company has gone through a tough few years, seeing its stock steadily lose ground since 2014. Weakening sales abroad, especially in the difficult European market, spurred the automaker to engage in a huge restructuring effort that has cost the company more than $10 billion.

  • Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN): What You Have To Know Before Buying For The Upcoming Dividend
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    Simply Wall St.

    Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN): What You Have To Know Before Buying For The Upcoming Dividend

    Attention dividend hunters! Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) will be distributing its dividend of US$1.32 per share on the 07 September 2018, and will start trading ex-dividend in 2 days time on the 16 August 2018. Let’s take a look at Amgen’s most recent financial data to examine its dividend characteristics in more detail.

  • Introducing the Newest Marijuana Stock: Shopify
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    Motley Fool

    Introducing the Newest Marijuana Stock: Shopify

    The official launch date of recreational marijuana in Canada is drawing closer. In just two months and four days (Oct. 17, for those of you who hate math), it'll be legal for adults aged 18 or 19, depending on the province, to legally buy marijuana. Mind you, this will come atop what the industry has already been bringing in via domestic medical cannabis sales and exports to foreign countries where medical marijuana is legal.