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The NFL Canceled the Last Sunday Night Football Game of the Season. Here's Why

The 2017 NFL season will end a few hours early this year, as the league has decided to cancel its Sunday night game – the first time it has done so since 2006.

  • Trump backs CEOs, proposes easing corporate reporting rules
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    Reuters

    Trump backs CEOs, proposes easing corporate reporting rules

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked securities regulators to explore replacing quarterly reporting requirements with half-yearly filings at the urging of executives including PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi, reigniting a debate about how often companies should give financial updates to investors. Such a switch would mark a huge change in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's disclosure requirements and put them in line with European Union and United Kingdom rules. Trump said on Twitter that meetings with business leaders had convinced him that the change would give companies more flexibility and reduce costs.

  • Tesla shares tumble after CEO Elon Musk breaks down in interview
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    The Independent

    Tesla shares tumble after CEO Elon Musk breaks down in interview

    Tesla shares dropped more than 8.5 per cent in early trading on Friday after the car maker’s chief executive Elon Musk gave an erratic interview during which he said the past year at the company had been “excruciating”. Mr Musk told The New York Times that his health had been impacted by the stress of the last 12 months. Mr Musk repeatedly broke down in tears during the interview, the NYT reported, alternating between laughing and crying throughout.

  • How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions
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    MarketWatch

    How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions

    While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes one negative change for Roth IRAs, they are still pretty wonderful. Here’s what you need to know about Roth IRAs and especially Roth IRA conversions in the post-TCJA world. Unlike traditional IRA withdrawals, qualified Roth IRA withdrawals are federal-income-tax-free and usually state-income-tax-free too.

  • If I Had to Buy 1 Stock in August, It Would Be This One
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    Motley Fool

    If I Had to Buy 1 Stock in August, It Would Be This One

    If you're interested in adding a drugmaker to your portfolio for those reasons, the one stock that I'd recommend buying this month is the beat-up Botox maker Allergan (NYSE: AGN). Before buying this stock, it's important to understand why Allergan has found itself in the stock market's bargain bin. Although Allergan's been around awhile, it's only existed in its current form a few years.

  • Microsoft just gave big, surprise bonuses to keep engineers from going to Amazon, sources say
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    American City Business Journals

    Microsoft just gave big, surprise bonuses to keep engineers from going to Amazon, sources say

    Microsoft gave out surprise stock bonuses worth as much as $100,000 to engineers this week to keep employees from leaving for competing companies, sources said. The bonuses were unexpected and unprecedented, according to sources who work at and with Microsoft who asked not to be named to protect their jobs and business relationships. Microsoft typically awards annual bonuses on Sept. 15 and they vest at a flat rate over five years.

  • As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act
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    Associated Press

    As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

    Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action. Musk's revelation, in a Thursday interview with The New York Times, came as government regulators are reportedly investigating whether his recent out-of-the-blue tweet about taking Tesla private violated disclosure requirements. Now, experts say Tesla has reached an intersection where the board must decide the direction of its leadership.

  • Trump is considering a huge change to the way America's biggest companies report their earnings
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    Business Insider

    Trump is considering a huge change to the way America's biggest companies report their earnings

    President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that the US could abandon quarterly financial reporting. Major CEOs like JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett have called for changing the way companies forecast their earnings quarterly. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had instructed the US Securities and Exchanges Commission to investigate the abolition of quarterly financial reporting for US companies.

  • Why the FDA's generic EpiPen approval is a big win for a N.J. company
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    American City Business Journals

    Why the FDA's generic EpiPen approval is a big win for a N.J. company

    While Teva Pharmaceuticals USA on Thursday became the first company to receive approval for a generic version of Mylan's EpiPen product, it didn't actually make the auto-injector device. “We are extremely pleased with the FDA’s decision to approve Teva’s [application] for the first and only fully substitutable generic version of Mylan’s branded EpiPen, the most widely used epinephrine auto injector on the market,” said Robert F. Apple, president and CEO of Antares Pharma.

  • China 'likely' preparing for strikes on US, allies: Pentagon
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    China 'likely' preparing for strikes on US, allies: Pentagon

    The Pentagon is warning that China is beefing up its bomber squads and could be preparing for strikes on the US and others. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks with Rick Newman and Dion Rabouin about how the trade war could be turning into a real one.

  • Boeing and Lockheed Martin Win Upgrades: What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Boeing and Lockheed Martin Win Upgrades: What You Need to Know

    With $52 billion in annual sales and a $90 billion market capitalization, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a bona fide titan of American industry -- and the biggest pure-play defense stock in the world. Yesterday, in a report covered on TheFly.com, UBS announced it is initiating coverage of the aerospace and defense industry.

  • 3 Top Large-Cap Stocks to Buy Right Now
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Large-Cap Stocks to Buy Right Now

    The larger a business gets in terms of sales and earnings, the more difficult delivering increasing levels of relative growth becomes, but a company having a big market capitalization isn't an indication that its stock can't be a winner for your portfolio. Tyler Crowe (Berkshire Hathaway): Any stock trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 16 times is a reasonable valuation.

  • Nvidia and Applied Materials falling one day after reporting results
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Nvidia and Applied Materials falling one day after reporting results

    Applied Materials and Nvidia… both on track for sharp losses one day after reporting earnings. Brian Sozzi joins Yahoo Finance's Jen Rogers, Myles Udland and Andy Serwer.

  • J.C. Penney sinks 27 percent on forecast cut, fashion falls flat
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    Reuters

    J.C. Penney sinks 27 percent on forecast cut, fashion falls flat

    The company's shares fell more than 27 percent to $1.75 in morning trading, the lowest since it listed on the New York Stock Exchange a week before the launch of the Great Depression in 1929. One of the big names in U.S. retailing, Penney has gone through three chief executives in five years as it struggles to figure out what shoppers want in an industry buffeted by fast-fashion chains and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O). Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Davis said the chain might have undermined its traditional customer base of women over the age of 45 by revamping fashion lines to chase younger, trendier shoppers.

  • Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview
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    Reuters

    Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview

    Tesla stock was on track for its biggest daily slump in two years as Wall Street questioned Musk's ability to lead the electric car maker. Investors also were worried about reports that regulators were pressuring Tesla's directors for details about how much information he shared with them. Musk stunned markets last week with a tweet that he was considering taking Tesla private for $420 per share and that he had secured funding.

  • 3 Stocks That Are Absurdly Cheap Right Now
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    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks That Are Absurdly Cheap Right Now

    Some of the biggest opportunities in the stock markets arise when shares of fundamentally strong companies are hit by the market's shortsightedness. When we asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify a stock they believe is absurdly cheap right now given its prospects, they picked Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE: BIP), Transocean (NYSE: RIG), and Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC). Neha Chamaria (Brookfield Infrastructure Partners): Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has consistently delivered strong operational numbers in recent quarters, and the company generated record funds from operations (FFO) in the trailing 12 months.

  • 1 Big Reason for Investors to Keep the Faith in Mark Zuckerberg
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    Motley Fool

    1 Big Reason for Investors to Keep the Faith in Mark Zuckerberg

    More than anyone else, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been the poster boy for Silicon Valley's problems. At 34, Zuckerberg, who famously wore a hoodie for much of his early career, is often seen as the undeserving leader of the social media giant and as being in over his head, even though he founded Facebook and has always been its leader. In addition to testifying before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Zuckerberg has faced the #DeleteFacebook campaign where thousands of users, including actor Jim Carrey, promised to delete the app, as well as the ignominy of the biggest one-day loss in market value by a single stock in market history after his company said growth would slow in its recent earnings report.

  • Why Most Analysts Aren’t Recommending a ‘Buy’ for Ford
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    Market Realist

    Why Most Analysts Aren’t Recommending a ‘Buy’ for Ford

    Ford’s US Sales in July 2018: No Relief for Investors (Continued from Prior Part) Wall Street on US automakers According to the recent data compiled by Reuters, only 18% of analysts covering Ford stock (F) gave it “buy” ratings. By comparison, a much

  • Why Amazon.com (AMZN) Could Shock the Market Soon
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    Zacks

    Why Amazon.com (AMZN) Could Shock the Market Soon

    It commonly happens in stock investing that investors miss the chance of buying winning stocks that they knew would stand out. One such company that looks well positioned for a solid gain, but has been overlooked by investors lately, is Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN. This year’s significant earnings growth expectation over the prior year should ultimately translate into price appreciation.

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    American City Business Journals

    While Delta seeks 1K new flight attendants, meet the airline's No. 2, 4, and 8 most senior

    As Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) combs through resumes to fill 1,000 new flight attendants jobs in 2019, some have weathered the storms for decades. Three Delta employees who rank in the top 10 of the company’s most senior flight attendants share the love of flying and the job that has kept them in the air for more than 50 years. No. 2 in flight attendant seniority Growing up in Minnesota, Peggy Farrell has fond memories of taking her dad, a business traveler, on regular jaunts to the airport.

  • Elon Musk says 'the worst is over' for Tesla
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    Engadget

    Elon Musk says 'the worst is over' for Tesla

    Elon Musk said he's had an "excruciating" year so far, often working 120-hour weeks to get Tesla Model 3 production on track, according to a New York Times interview. Choking up at times during the interview, Musk said his grueling work schedule has played havoc with his health and private life and forced him to take Ambien to sleep. "There were times when I didn't leave the factory for three or four days -- days when I didn't go outside," Musk said.

  • Tesla investors spooked by revelations in tearful Elon Musk interview
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    The Telegraph

    Tesla investors spooked by revelations in tearful Elon Musk interview

    Tesla shares plunged on Friday as investors reacted to an interview in which its chief executive Elon Musk admitted taking the sleeping pill Ambien, working 120 hours a week and described how exhaustion was taking its toll. Mr Musk has long delighted in his reputation as one of Silicon Valley’s brashest entrepreneurs but admitted struggling to cope with exhausting production deadlines. During recent months, Mr Musk has berated analysts for asking “boring, boneheaded” questions during an earnings conference call, and accused a British diver who helped rescue a Thai football team trapped underground of being a paedophile.

  • Can These 3 Top Marijuana Stocks Make You Rich?
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    Motley Fool

    Can These 3 Top Marijuana Stocks Make You Rich?

    The marijuana business, as an investment opportunity, has come a long way in a short period of time. Not long ago, the only way to invest in pure marijuana plays like producers, distributors, or medically oriented companies was to buy stocks trading on the largely unregulated and thinly traded over-the-counter market. Starting this year, however, investors have been able to buy shares of three top cannabis companies -- Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC), Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), and Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) -- on major U.S. exchanges.

  • The Latest: Tesla shares drop 9 percent after Musk interview
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    Associated Press

    The Latest: Tesla shares drop 9 percent after Musk interview

    Tesla shares are closing with a loss of $29.95, about 9 percent, at $305.50 after CEO Elon Musk told the New York Times that the stress of the job is getting to him. Musk admitted in an interview with the Times that the stress of running Tesla has affected his health. Musk is the public face of, and driving force behind Tesla and investors have stuck with the eccentric billionaire despite a number of controversies.

  • Canopy Growth: Positive Catalysts Lead to Upgrades
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    Market Realist

    Canopy Growth: Positive Catalysts Lead to Upgrades

    Canopy Growth Receives Target Price Upgrades from Four Firms Canopy Growth’s catalysts Canopy Growth (WEED) (CGC), the biggest cannabis producer in terms of capacity, released its earnings on August 14. The company experienced 63% year-over-year growth

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    InvestorPlace

    Why Analysts Are Wrong About Ford Stock

    Currently, it appears that one of the worst calls I’ve made here at InvestorPlace was telling you to buy Ford (NYSE:F). If you feel badly about it, I feel worse, because I did indeed buy Ford stock. Ford made a profit of $1.06 billion on those sales, enough to pay the 15-cent-per-share dividend with room to spare.