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How Much Is an Olympic Medal Actually Worth? Here Are 3 Estimates

How much is an Olympic gold medal actually worth? An Olympic medal’s value matters because it doesn’t come with a check from the International Olympic Committee. Many countries, including the U.S., do supply winners with cash prizes for victories, but the amount can vary.

  • 4 Top Stocks in Semiconductors
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    Motley Fool

    4 Top Stocks in Semiconductors

    Semiconductors form the bedrock of the tech sector. Without new chips, data centers couldn't run, cloud services would fail, and the development of consumer electronics would stall out. Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) is the market leader in wireless Internet of Things (IoT) chips, NOR and SRAM memory chips, USB-C controllers, and auto instrument cluster microcontrollers.

  • 5 Incredible Dividend Growth Stocks on Sale
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    Zacks

    5 Incredible Dividend Growth Stocks on Sale

    As bouts of volatility and uncertainty are playing foul in the stock market, investors are looking for both growth and income in their portfolios. Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market, and thus act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as well as stock market volatility. Additionally, these stocks have superior fundamentals that make dividend growth a quality and promising investment for the long term.

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    Bloomberg

    Putin Hedges Trump Bet by Dumping Treasuries to Safeguard Assets

    Russian officials are hoping Vladimir Putin’s rapport with Donald Trump will lead to rapprochement with the U.S. But they’re not taking any chances. A U.S. Treasury report this week appears to show Russia liquidating dollar assets at a record pace, selling four-fifths of its cache of U.S. government debt, $81 billion worth, over a two-month period. It started in April, when the U.S. imposed the most onerous sanctions yet on allies of Putin.

  • Key Points in Intel’s Upcoming Q2 2018 Earnings Call
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    Market Realist

    Key Points in Intel’s Upcoming Q2 2018 Earnings Call

    What Should Investors Expect from Intel’s Q2 2018 Earnings? Intel (INTC) has been at the center of industry discussion in the second quarter. Its second-quarter earnings call might answer some questions around the latest updates.

  • Allergan’s Q2 2018 Earnings: Analysts’ Estimates
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    Market Realist

    Allergan’s Q2 2018 Earnings: Analysts’ Estimates

    What to Expect from Allergan’s Q2 2018 Earnings Allergan’s second-quarter estimates Leading pharmaceutical company Allergan (AGN) is set to release its second-quarter earnings results on July 26. Analysts expect its EPS to be $4.12 on revenue of $3.

  • Amazon Isn't Coming After Cisco, After All
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    Motley Fool

    Amazon Isn't Coming After Cisco, After All

    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) had a bit of a scare last week when a report suggested that habitual disrupter Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) was contemplating entering the lucrative market for networking switches that Cisco has long dominated. Cisco shares fell 4% on the news. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the largest cloud infrastructure provider in the world, it made quite a bit of sense that the e-commerce titan would consider such a move, seeing as how its cloud operations continue to grow along with its own internal needs for networking switches.

  • Baker Hughes second quarter profit misses estimate; outlook upbeat
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    Reuters

    Baker Hughes second quarter profit misses estimate; outlook upbeat

    Revenue from its oilfield equipment business, which includes deepwater drilling, fell 9.4 percent to $617 million in the second quarter, missing analysts' estimate of $648.2 million. The Houston-based company, however, said the macro outlook for oil markets continued to be favorable.

  • 3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 3%
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 3%

    To get started on the path to wealth-building through dividend stocks, we asked three Motley Fool investors to each highlight a top-quality dividend stock. For a little bit of an additional challenge, we wanted to see companies with a dividend yield of more than 3%, better than the S&P 500's aggregate yield of 1.8% today. A 3% dividend yield is actually pretty measly.

  • These MLPs Are on Fire Today
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    Motley Fool

    These MLPs Are on Fire Today

    What happened Shares of several master limited partnerships (MLPs) took off on Thursday after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)  finalized a new policy relating to the tax code overhaul passed at the end of 2017. Leading the way higher were

  • How Analysts View Exelixis ahead of Its Q2 2018 Results
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    Market Realist

    How Analysts View Exelixis ahead of Its Q2 2018 Results

    What Can Investors Expect from Exelixis’ Q2 2018 Results? (Continued from Prior Part) Recent developments In June, Exelixis (EXEL) announced that it would be added to the S&P MidCap 400 Index before the market opened on July 2. The S&P Dow Jones MidCap

  • When is the best time to convert my traditional IRA to a Roth?
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    MarketWatch

    When is the best time to convert my traditional IRA to a Roth?

    Q.: I have about $57,000 in my traditional IRA and about $6,800 in a Roth IRA. The idea of converting while in low bracket year is sound but fear of the required minimum distributions (RMD) may not need to be a strong motivator. Yes, when RMDs begin they can kick you into a higher tax bracket, but not necessarily.

  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Is Both Atrocious and Amazing
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    Time

    Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Is Both Atrocious and Amazing

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is terrible. The thing barely holds together, though that shouldn’t be a surprise: like its predecessor, the hugely successful 2008 Mamma Mia!–itself based on a Broadway megahit–Here We Go Again is tailored around the music of ’70s Europop superstars ABBA. Amanda Seyfried, with her winsome, Keane-painting eyes, returns as Sophie, who is just about to open a refurbished inn on a Greek island.

  • Salesforce donation refused by nonprofit helping migrant families
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    American City Business Journals

    Salesforce donation refused by nonprofit helping migrant families

    A Texas-based immigration legal services group has declined a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, pointing to CEO Marc Benioff’s repeated refusal to dump its contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Wired reports. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), which assists migrant families detained at the U.S. southern border, leapt into the national spotlight earlier this month after a viral Facebook donation campaign for the nonprofit. The donation campaign was started by Charlotte and Dave Willner, two early Facebook employees who now work at Pinterest and AirBnB.

  • MGM Resorts Suffers Backlash After Suing Shooting Victims
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    Bloomberg

    MGM Resorts Suffers Backlash After Suing Shooting Victims

    It took just minutes for the hashtag #BoycottMGMResorts to appear on Twitter, and for people to declare they would no longer patronize the largest casino owner on the Las Vegas Strip. “Was going to stay in November already changed my reservations,” a man named Brandon Tur wrote on Twitter. The reaction to MGM Resorts International’s lawsuits against victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history was harsh, and probably not surprising.

  • Trump Wants to Redesign Air Force One. Here's Why the Presidential Plane Looks the Way It Does
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    Time

    Trump Wants to Redesign Air Force One. Here's Why the Presidential Plane Looks the Way It Does

    When President Trump confirmed that he wants to redesign Air Force One during his term in office, in an interview with CBS that aired on Tuesday, he told reporter Jeff Glor that he planned to repaint the iconic aircraft red, white and blue. “Air Force One is going to be incredible,” Trump told Glor. “It’s going to be the top of the line, the top in the world, and it’s going to be red, white and blue.

  • AT&T Adds Three More U.S. Cities to 5G Plans as It Races Verizon
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    Bloomberg

    AT&T Adds Three More U.S. Cities to 5G Plans as It Races Verizon

    AT&T Inc. will roll out 5G service to three additional U.S. cities, a sign that the industrywide push to adopt the speedier standard is finally moving from marketing announcements to reality. Oklahoma City and two North Carolina cities -- Charlotte and Raleigh -- will be getting the mobile service later this year, AT&T said on Friday. Rival Verizon Communications Inc., meanwhile, has discussed adopting 5G service in four cities this year, including Los Angeles and Sacramento, California.

  • Better Buy: Novavax, Inc. vs. Pfizer
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Novavax, Inc. vs. Pfizer

    The biopharmaceutical industry has been extremely generous toward investors over the last eight years. Not every biopharma stock has been a gushing success for investors, though. Pharma titan Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and clinical-stage vaccine developer Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX), for instance, have both drastically under-performed their pharma peers during this period.

  • Tilray’s IPO is creating a buzz, but don’t overspend on marijuana stocks
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    MarketWatch

    Tilray’s IPO is creating a buzz, but don’t overspend on marijuana stocks

    Money is to be made in marijuana stocks in the long run. There may be sympathy plays in other cannabis stocks for a short-term trade. • Canopy Growth stock ran up on excitement about the legalization of marijuana in Canada, and many gurus are urging investors to buy this stock as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

  • Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Slams Analyst 'BS' And Reveals Latest Order Stats
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    Inverse

    Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Slams Analyst 'BS' And Reveals Latest Order Stats

    Elon Musk has dismissed reports that more people are canceling Tesla Model 3 order than are placing new orders. The CEO responded on Friday to an analyst report that claimed a quarter of orders have been canceled, describing the claim as “bs” and sharing figures on the company’s real performance. The report from investment bank Needham & Company claimed on Thursday that 24 percent of the $1,000 reservations have been canceled, double the rate of a year ago.

  • 3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy in July
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy in July

    Gas prices are higher this July, thanks to a rise in oil prices. But while summer vacationers may not be happy about it, the energy industry -- and its investors -- are ecstatic. Even companies that aren't directly involved in the sale of gasoline are

  • Better Buy: Cisco Systems, Inc. vs. Oracle Corporation
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Cisco Systems, Inc. vs. Oracle Corporation

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) are often considered "mature" tech stocks that generate stable but unremarkable returns. In a comparison of these two stocks back in March, I concluded that Cisco's higher dividend and cash repatriation plans made it a better buy. Cisco is the world's largest manufacturer of network routers and ethernet switches.

  • Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea
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    TechCrunch

    Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea

    As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Shopify's merchant marketplace may be the boost that the Walton family's juggernaut needs to move ahead. At 100,000 sellers a month over the next 5 years, there could be an estimated 11 Million sellers on Amazon’s marketplace by 2023. E-commerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse estimates Amazon's Gross Merchandise Volume or GMV for 2018 at $280B, set to triple over a 5-year period, concluding that the marketplace contribution to Amazon's GMV would surpass 70% by 2023.

  • 3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Shopify's Returns to Shame
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    Motley Fool

    3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Shopify's Returns to Shame

    Any retail business worth its salt these days has to have an online presence. Whether it's a multibillion-dollar behemoth or an artisan craft shop on Main Street, a business that doesn't have an online presence is leaving gobs of money on the table. Shopify's (NYSE: SHOP) online retail platform makes it possible for any company of any size to have an online presence, and the stock's performance has been a reflection of the opportunity this business has.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s error on unemployment shows why politicians need to listen to economists
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    Quartz

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s error on unemployment shows why politicians need to listen to economists

    Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with fiery talk of democratic socialism and ending “wild West hyper-capitalism,” is attracting a level of scrutiny that all our elected officials should get. During a recent interview on PBS’s Firing Line, Ocasio-Cortez got two things wrong about the economy. First, she got the definition of the unemployment rate wrong: She said the rate is low, currently hovering around 4%, because many people are working multiple jobs.

  • Why Steel Dynamics (STLD) Might Surprise This Earnings Season
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    Zacks

    Why Steel Dynamics (STLD) Might Surprise This Earnings Season

    Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report.That is because