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KHL closer to preventing players from Olympic participation

The Kontinental Hockey League is getting closer to preventing its players, including potential members of Team Canada, from playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to reports.

  • Finance
    TheStreet.com

    Apple Stock Shows a Major Buying Opportunity: Chart

    While volatility remains elevated, this looks like a pretty textbook example of a bull market correction rather than a crash. Apple has been a stellar stock to own in 2018, rallying almost 32% on a total returns basis since the calendar flipped to January. Compare that against around a 5.96% total return in the rest of the S&P 500, and Apple's outperformance becomes all the more impressive.

  • Tesla slips after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)
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    Business Insider

    Tesla slips after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Thursday that a lower-cost Model 3 was immediately available for order on the company's website. The electric car will have a base price of $45,000 and is eligible for federal and state tax rebates. Tesla shares were down about 1% early Friday — they were up as much as 2.2% earlier in the session.

  • Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says
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    Yahoo Finance

    Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says

    With some Canadian pot stocks posting triple-digit return rates this year, many retail investors have looked north to pour cash into cannabis. U.S. cannabis companies are worth a lot more than their current valuations suggest since federal illegality has put undue pressure on the industry, said David Wenger, a New York attorney and senior editor of the Cannabis Law Digest.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can

    Despite the many perks of early retirement — waking up whenever you want, for example — it wasn’t the easiest decision. Earnings tend to peak around 48 for men and about 39 for women, according to an analysis by PayScale.

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    Motley Fool

    Why IBM’s Brief Growth Streak Just Stalled

    Unfortunately for its shareholders, there was a speed bump on the road to rebound last quarter: The company reported this week that revenue shrank, and growth in its vital "strategic imperatives" businesses slowed. Seriously, when IBM's legacy mainframe business is the strongest performer in a given quarter, one has to see that as a problem.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    A Chip Stock That Could Double and 11 More Tech Picks

    SECTORFOCUS BLOG Recent pullbacks in technology stocks mean a range of opportunities for investors—none bigger than (MCHP) according to new research. Piper Jaffray analysts, who in a Friday note highlighted 12 stocks worth a look,

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    Benzinga

    Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Amarin, AT&T, McDonald's And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round", Jim Cramer said Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ARWR) is a great speculative stock. Cramer is willing to endorse AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), but he thinks Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) offers more safety

  • Goldman Sachs Adds Nvidia To 'Conviction Buy' List
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Goldman Sachs Adds Nvidia To 'Conviction Buy' List

    Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari reiterated his 'Buy' rating for Nvidia and added the chip-maker to Goldman’s 'Conviction Buy' list.

  • Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted
    World
    Bloomberg

    Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted

    Now Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could become the biggest risk to his own project. Everything changed when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and didn’t come out. Prince Mohammed, who’s denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate, still has his defenders -– notably Donald Trump.

  • What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?
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    Associated Press

    What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970M jackpot?

    Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters.

  • Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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    Motley Fool

    Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

    Image source: The Motley Fool. Steel Dynamics Inc  (NASDAQ: STLD)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good day, and welcome to Steel

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    Reuters

    P&G shares surge on strong results, higher product prices

    Procter & Gamble Co reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, and said it was raising prices on several products around the world, sending shares up on Friday by their most in a decade. Organic sales jumped 4 percent, the best growth in five years, boosted by demand for beauty and grooming products. Organic sales exclude revenue from newly acquired units and the impact of currency fluctuations.

  • Tesla unveils 'lower-cost' Model 3
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Tesla unveils 'lower-cost' Model 3

    Elon Musk rolled out what he called the "lower-cost, mid-range" Model 3, on Twitter. Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman and Dan Roberts break down the details.

  • China Plans to Launch an 'Artificial Moon' to Light Up the Night Skies
    Science
    Time

    China Plans to Launch an 'Artificial Moon' to Light Up the Night Skies

    The night skies might soon have company: Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark. Scientists are hoping to hang the man-made moon above the city of Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, according to a report in Chinese state media. The imitation celestial body — essentially an illuminated satellite — will bear a reflective coating to cast sunlight back to Earth, where it will supplement streetlights at night.

  • Has EOG Resources (EOG) Outpaced Other Oils-Energy Stocks This Year?
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    Zacks

    Has EOG Resources (EOG) Outpaced Other Oils-Energy Stocks This Year?

    Investors focused on the Oils-Energy space have likely heard of EOG Resources (EOG), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? EOG Resources is a member of our Oils-Energy group, which includes 331 different companies and currently sits at #2 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

  • Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today

    What happened Shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) dropped 17.8% on Thursday following reports that Russia's state-owned Sberbank may take a controlling stake in the country's leading internet search company. More specifically, according to sources speaking

  • PayPal (PYPL) Stock Dips Ahead of Q3 Earnings: What to Watch
    Business
    Zacks

    PayPal (PYPL) Stock Dips Ahead of Q3 Earnings: What to Watch

    Shares of PayPal PYPL slipped 0.65% during regular trading hours Wednesday just one day before the fintech firm is scheduled to release its third-quarter financial results. PYPL is currently in the midst of a turbulent six months, but that could change with a big Q3. PayPal, which spun off from eBay EBAY in 2015, boasts 244 million active account holders across approximately 200 markets.

  • Ford CEO seeks to rally dealers as shares sink to new low
    Business
    Reuters

    Ford CEO seeks to rally dealers as shares sink to new low

    With Ford Motor Co's stock at nearly a nine-year low and the company squeezed by tariffs and trade tensions, Chief Executive Jim Hackett sought to restore confidence among dealers gathered in Las Vegas this week, days ahead of announcing the automaker's third-quarter results. In closed-door meetings with members of Ford's national dealer network, Hackett and other top Ford executives showed off future versions of the popular Explorer and Escape SUVs, as well as new the Ranger mid-sized pickup truck and an unnamed smaller off-road utility vehicle, attendees said. Ford has said it will refresh 75 percent of its North American lineup over the next two years.

  • Palo Alto Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Palo Alto Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) won a big upgrade today when analysts at R.W. Baird announced they're assuming coverage of the stock and raising their price target to $250 a share. If they're right about that, Palo Alto Networks is worth more than 23% more than it currently costs. Many companies offer cybersecurity services, but which one is the best to invest in?

  • Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?
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    GoBankingRates

    Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?

    An analyst downgrade based on housing market outlooks has sent stocks from Lowe’s and Home Depot down over the last two days. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s are in downtrends dating back to September. On Wednesday, shares in Lowe’s and The Home Depot were slumping after disappointing housing market data led a key analyst to downgrade his ratings and slash price targets, and both stocks continued the slump into a second day on Thursday.

  • Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?

    Legacy landline telecom CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) gets plenty of grief. And understandably so, considering that its legacy business, copper wire landline and internet connections is a steadily declining business while fiber and wireless technologies

  • Love Dividends? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Love Dividends? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

    It's even better when you know that the dividend is a big one! You'll get more of those good feelings if you add high-yielding Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP), General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT) to your income portfolio. It has also been reworking older brands, notably with new yogurt and ice cream products.

  • Provocateur Stormy Daniels Takes an Unexpected Turn in the National Spotlight
    Politics
    Time

    Provocateur Stormy Daniels Takes an Unexpected Turn in the National Spotlight

    To understand what it means to be famous like Stormy Daniels, for the reasons she is famous, spend time with her in a public space. On Oct. 15, a California judge threw out the defamation case she filed against Donald Trump. Over the past year, Daniels, 39, has become the Zelig of White House scandals.

  • Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere
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    MarketWatch

    Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere

    Marijuana presents a tremendous opportunity for investors over the next few years. Naïve investors are excited. The reality is that professionals will pick their pockets, and many naïve investors who are excited now will end up losing 90% of their investment.

  • Better Buy: GlaxoSmithKline plc vs. Eli Lilly
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: GlaxoSmithKline plc vs. Eli Lilly

    People get sick regardless of the economic cycle, so companies that cater to healing them often outperform during downturns, and their stocks are considered "defensive." Healthy and dependable dividends can also contribute to stabilizing portfolio returns in good times and bad. Two successful blue-chip stocks in the healthcare industry are British GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) and Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY). Investors like both stocks for their dividends and consistent performance, but the companies are really quite different, with GlaxoSmithKline diversified into vaccines and consumer products, and Eli Lilly focused on pharmaceuticals.