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Moonshot Philanthropy with Priscilla Chan (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative) | Disrupt SF 2018

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative co-founder Priscilla Chan will discuss how tech giants can fund the next era of charity, balancing global giving with local causes, and funding social good startups to create a sustainable positive impact.

  • Hedge-fund boss who predicted ‘87 crash says get ready for some ‘really scary moments’
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    Hedge-fund boss who predicted ‘87 crash says get ready for some ‘really scary moments’

    ‘From a markets perspective, it’s going to be interesting. Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge-fund luminary, said he’s stress-testing his portfolio of corporate debt because he expects a tumultuous road ahead on the back of the Federal Reserve’s apparent commitment to normalizing interest rates and buttressed by corporate tax cuts from the Trump administration. Speaking at an economic forum in Greenwich, Conn., a hotbed for hedge funds, Jones said the Fed faces real challenges amid “the end of a 10-year run” of economic growth that many anticipate will soon come to a screeching, cyclical end.

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    CNBC

    This is what Google learned after interviewing one job candidate 16 times, according to Eric Schmidt

    Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001 and led the tech company for the next decade as the company grew from a start-up to a corporate behemoth, whose parent company, Alphabet, now has a market cap of over $740 billion . "They were super smart, somewhat disorganized kinds of people," Schmidt told Tyler Cowen on the " Conversations with Tyler " podcast. "The recruiting started off as informal, but it ultimately became very, very structured," Schmidt said.

  • Amazon and other big tech stocks are being crushed: Here's the simple explanation
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    Yahoo Finance

    Amazon and other big tech stocks are being crushed: Here's the simple explanation

    Reality continues to rain down on formerly high-flying big tech stocks. Sales growth in 2019 will probably be less explosive than 2018. Blame slowing user growth at the likes of Facebook or more competition for Amazon from the increasingly digitally savvy Target – the fact is the sales growth environment for big tech is taking a turn for the worse.

  • GE can improve valuation by 2020, UBS says: 'It won't be quick, and it is likely to be volatile'
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    CNBC

    GE can improve valuation by 2020, UBS says: 'It won't be quick, and it is likely to be volatile'

    General Electric will be able to reduce its debt "to far more acceptable levels by 2020," UBS said Monday. "We maintain our conviction that the stock presents a long-term capital appreciation opportunity," UBS analyst Steven Winoker said in a note. UBS said General Electric GE will be able to reduce its debt "to far more acceptable levels by 2020," despite fears the industrial conglomerate's bonds could soon become junk-rated.

  • Agilent (A) Hikes Quarterly Dividend, Rewards Shareholders
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    Zacks

    Agilent (A) Hikes Quarterly Dividend, Rewards Shareholders

    Agilent Technologies A recently announced that its board of directors has increased its quarterly dividend. In fact, the company has been consistently rewarding its shareholders through dividends.On a year-to-date basis, Agilent’s shares have outperformed

  • Stocks slide as tech worries grow
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    Stocks slide as tech worries grow

    Stocks are starting the day lower as tech worries grow. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith has more from the New York Stock Exchange.

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    Dow tumbles 425 points to start Thanksgiving week; Boeing, Apple deliver biggest intraday blows

    MARKET PULSE The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was sinking midday Monday, pressured by a decline in Boeing Co.'s stock (BA) and Apple Inc. to start the holiday-shortened week. Boeing shares were exacting a roughly 100-point toll

  • Trump Insults Key House Democrat Adam Schiff With Potty Humor Tweet
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    Fortune

    Trump Insults Key House Democrat Adam Schiff With Potty Humor Tweet

    President Donald Trump insulted Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California with a tweet that misspelled the Intelligence Committee member’s name in a way that suggests a scatological reference. “So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!” Trump tweeted on Sunday. Schiff, a frequent critic of Trump, said on ABC’s “This Week” earlier in the day that the appointment of Whitaker was “unconstitutional” because he wasn’t confirmed by the Senate — a claim that other Democratic lawmakers have made and the White House rejects.

  • Activision Blizzard Stock Slipped Further on Friday
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    Market Realist

    Activision Blizzard Stock Slipped Further on Friday

    These Five Tech Stocks Continue to Fall in Q4 2018 (Continued from Prior Part) Stock declined 4.9% Activision Blizzard stock (ATVI) fell close to 5% on November 16. The stock closed trading at $50.94, which is 40% below its 52-week high of $84.68. ATVI

  • Plug Power files to sell 21.2 million shares
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    American City Business Journals

    Plug Power files to sell 21.2 million shares

    Plug Power, the Latham, New York fuel cell manufacturer, plans to sell up to 21.2 million shares of common stock owned by two major shareholders. The selling stockholders are Tech Opportunities LLC, which holds 12.93 million shares for about 5.5 percent of the company, and CVI Investments, which has 7.6 million shares for 3 percent of the company. If all 21.2 million shares are sold, CVI would hold no stock and Tech Opportunities would hold about 2.1 percent.

  • Lockheed Martin Lands 255-Jet Fighter Order Worth $22.7 Billion
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    Motley Fool

    Lockheed Martin Lands 255-Jet Fighter Order Worth $22.7 Billion

    Let the shareholders rejoice: Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II fighter jet contracts are getting bigger -- and bigger. In September, Reuters  reported on a Pentagon deal to buy what it called at the time "the biggest batch yet" of Lockheed Martin's joint strike fighter -- 141 fighter jets valued at $11.5 billion. To win such a big order, Lockheed lowered its average F-35 cost to $81.6 million.

  • Facebook faces growth trouble
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    CNBC Videos

    Facebook faces growth trouble

    CNBC’s Julia Boorstin reports on the trouble at Facebook and new reports about CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s management style.

  • Best Big Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, or Tilray?
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    Motley Fool

    Best Big Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, or Tilray?

    There are distinct categories for Canadian marijuana stocks when it comes to market cap. Most of these stocks have market caps of well under $1 billion. A few are between $1 billion and $5 billion. But only three claim market caps greater than $5 billion

  • Warren Buffett Is Betting $86 Billion on This Industry
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    Warren Buffett Is Betting $86 Billion on This Industry

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) recently revealed the contents of its closely watched stock portfolio as of the third quarter, and to the surprise of many investors, the company spent an 11-figure sum on bank stocks. In all, Berkshire Hathaway's bank stocks, much of which were selected by CEO Warren Buffett himself, are worth more than $86 billion as of this writing.

  • 3 Payment Stocks Set to Gain From Holiday Season Sales
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    3 Payment Stocks Set to Gain From Holiday Season Sales

    Payments’ companies should see an increase in card processing via their payments' network in the upcoming holiday season, which is expected to see smashing sales. According to Discover’s annual holiday shopping survey, 25% of consumers plan to spend more this holiday season than they did last year. All these imply increased use of payment networks and cards, which generate revenues and fee income for the players involved.

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    Bloomberg

    Micron Falls After FT Report Indicates Deepening China Probe

    (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Micron Technology are down 2 percent pre-market, after the Financial Times reported that Chinese authorities would deepen an antitrust probe into Micron and two other chipmakers, claiming ”massive evidence” of violations.Western

  • Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models - WSJ
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    Reuters

    Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models - WSJ

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has cut production orders in recent weeks for all three iPhone models launched in September, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources. A lower-than-expected demand for the new iPhones and

  • Why Verizon Is Up 12% So Far in 2018
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    Motley Fool

    Why Verizon Is Up 12% So Far in 2018

    Shares of Verizon (NYSE: VZ) are up 12% so far this year, handily beating the S&P 500's paltry 2% gain as the end of 2018 nears. The main reason for Verizon's 2018 advance has to do with modest gains in its subscriber base. In the third quarter of 2018, Verizon reported 515,000 net additions to its postpaid wireless-subscriber base.

  • 3 Things Chesapeake Energy Corporation's CEO Wants You to Know About Its Surprising Addition
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    Motley Fool

    3 Things Chesapeake Energy Corporation's CEO Wants You to Know About Its Surprising Addition

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) recently stunned investors by agreeing to acquire WildHorse Resource Development (NYSE: WRD) for nearly $4 billion in cash and stock. Lawler stated on the call that "the WildHorse acquisition strengthens and accelerates the delivery of our near-term strategic priorities of margin improvement, sustainable free cash flow, and a net debt-to-EBITDA ratio" of 2. First, the CEO noted that because higher-margin oil makes up the bulk of WildHorse's current production, the combined company's margins on a per-barrel of oil equivalent (BOE) basis will expand by 35% in the next year and more than 50% by 2020.

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    Motley Fool

    Why Procter & Gamble Is Now All the Rage on Wall Street

    On the Motley Fool Industry Focus podcast, we're taking a break from manic market action to highlight stocks which investors can buy to play defense -- without having to check a quote screen every five minutes. In particular, we hone in on consumer staples stocks, which have led the entire market over the last three extremely volatile months. To understand why sleepy consumer conglomerate Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has found new fans and is a worthy choice to shore up a tech or healthcare-heavy portfolio, simply watch the video below.

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    Reuters

    QEP to sell Haynesville-Cotton Valley assets to Aethon for $735 mln

    QEP Resources Inc said on Monday it will sell its oil and gas assets in the Haynesville-Cotton Valley in northwest Louisiana to Aethon Energy Management LLC for $735 million, as it plans to become a pure-play Permian operator. The Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico is at the heart of the shale boom in North America, which has prompted several oil producers to strengthen their presence in the oil rich region. Earlier this month, oil producer QEP Resources had said it would sell its Williston Basin assets to Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp for $1.73 billion.

  • Atlanta's Russell Stokes gets new role at GE in leadership reorganization
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    American City Business Journals

    Atlanta's Russell Stokes gets new role at GE in leadership reorganization

    General Electric said Monday that Atlanta executive Russell Stoke will get a big new role in the company in a leadership reorganization. GE (NYSE: GE) recently announced plans to reorganize its GE Power unit into two businesses—GE Gas Power, comprised of Gas Power Systems and Power Services, and GE Power Portfolio, comprised of the Steam, Grid Solutions, Nuclear, and Power Conversion businesses—and consolidate Power’s headquarters structure to create a more simplified business structure that can best serve their customers. Atlanta's Russell Stokes, current CEO of GE Power, will be named CEO of GE Power Portfolio.

  • Why Is Schlumberger (SLB) Down 17.5% Since Last Earnings Report?
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    Zacks

    Why Is Schlumberger (SLB) Down 17.5% Since Last Earnings Report?

    It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Schlumberger (SLB). Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at its most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts. Schlumberger’s third-quarter 2018 earnings of 46 cents per share (excluding charges and credits) trumped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 45 cents and also improved from the year-ago quarter’s adjusted figure of 42 cents.

  • Best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so far
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    The Telegraph

    Best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so far

    As supreme ruler of the online retail landscape, Amazon has built quite the reputation for extraordinary Black Friday deals. Last year alone the selection was so generous and diverse that the website went on to handle 54.9% of all online Black Friday transactions, according to Hitwise data cited in Dealerscope. The weekend was so successful for the company, in fact, that Cyber Monday went on to become the biggest shopping day in the company’s history.

  • Why Snap Is Down 55% in 2018 Year to Date
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    Motley Fool

    Why Snap Is Down 55% in 2018 Year to Date

    Shares of Snap (NYSE: SNAP), the parent company of Snapchat, started off the year on a high note as they climbed a staggering 28% in February. The nearly yearlong decline in share prices has left Snap's stock down 55%, and the company's failure to significantly grow its customer base means that there's little hope that prices will rebound anytime soon. Snap's gains early in the year came after the company released its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 7.