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NBA announces sports gambling partnership with MGM

The NBA is diving head first into the world of sports betting. The league announced Tuesday that it has aligned with MGM Resorts International in a partnership that will make MGM the NBA’s official gaming partner. That’s a first for a major professional sports league in the United States.

  • Business
    MarketWatch

    Alcoa stock rises on earnings beat, company predicts 2018 aluminum deficit

    Shares of Alcoa Corp. (aa) rose more than 3% in the extended session Wednesday after the aluminum producer reported third-quarter results above Wall Street expectations and said it expects deficits for aluminum and alumina this year, as well as a surplus of bauxite. Alcoa said it lost $41 million, or 22 cents a share, in the quarter, versus earnings of $113 million, or 60 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 36 cents a share on sales of $3.31 billion for the company.

  • 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.

  • Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes
    Politics
    Reuters

    Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes

    U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, on Wednesday told his Cabinet to come up with proposals to cut spending by their agencies by 5 percent, but he suggested the military would be largely spared. "I'd like you all to come back with a 5 percent cut," Trump told his Cabinet secretaries at a meeting attended by reporters. The administration is beginning to pull together plans for the president's fiscal 2020 budget proposal, which Trump will present to Congress early next year.

  • Legal pot in Canada putting pressure on US
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Legal pot in Canada putting pressure on US

    Canada’s moves to legalize recreational marijuana could have major impacts on the US. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks with Alexis Keenan about the state of legalization in this country.

  • Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'
    Business
    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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    CNBC

    Proposed Caesars merger is part of a larger trend in gaming industry, says analyst

    Sources told CNBC on Wednesday that Golden Nugget Casinos owner Tilman Fertitta wants to make a deal with Caesars Entertainment that values the casino at $13 per share. Macquarie's Chad Beynon says despite strong fundamentals, valuations in the gaming industry are "near 5-year lows," which may be the reason more companies are exploring mergers. The potential merger of Caesars Entertainment CZR and billionaire Tilman Fertitta's Golden Nugget Casinos is part of a larger trend of M&A activity in the gaming industry spurred by low valuations, according to Chad Beynon, senior analyst at Macquarie.

  • 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.

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

  • 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
    Business
    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.

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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 Class B share.

  • Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019
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    Motley Fool

    Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019

    Millions of seniors collect Social Security, and without it, they'd be underwater on their bills. At present, the average retiree gets $1,422 a month in Social Security benefits. There's a world of misinformation surrounding Social Security, and perhaps one of the most detrimental myths out there is the notion that the program is enough to sustain seniors by itself.

  • IBM disappoints, more Facebook accusations, Apple apologizes
    Business
    Yahoo Finance

    IBM disappoints, more Facebook accusations, Apple apologizes

    Here’s a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today. IBM investors aren’t thrilled with the latest earnings report. The company posted a beat on earnings but revenue missed. CEO Ginni Rometty says the results show

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Pfizer outlines early retirement program ahead of layoffs
    Business
    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).

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

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

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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

  • GE to pay penalty if falls short of French job pledges: ministry
    Business
    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.

  • 3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans
    Business
    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.

  • Berkshire Versus Berkshire? Warren Buffett Is OK With the Competition
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Berkshire Versus Berkshire? Warren Buffett Is OK With the Competition

    “Competition is fine,” Buffett said Wednesday at an event for MLMIC, a medical liability insurer that Berkshire acquired this year. Berkshire has other holdings among rival firms. It is among the top investors in Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. It also owns Dairy Queen and has made an investment in Restaurant Brands International Inc., the owner of Burger King.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada's profit surges on TransMountain sale
    Business
    Reuters

    Kinder Morgan Canada's profit surges on TransMountain sale

    The company said on Wednesday it expects to return about C$1.2 billion ($921.5 million) or C$11.40 per restricted voting share from the sale to its shareholders. Its parent, U.S.-based Kinder Morgan Inc, closed the sale of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline to the Canadian government for C$4.5 billion in August. Kinder Morgan Canada said net income rose to C$1.35 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30, from C$42.4 million, a year earlier.

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