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Nick Saban takes a shot at UCF: 'Self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it'

After months of UCF hammering home the point of a national championship as college football’s only undefeated team in 2017, Alabama head coach Nick Saban appears to have changed his tone.

  • General Motors Earnings: What to Watch
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    Motley Fool

    General Motors Earnings: What to Watch

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) will report its third-quarter earnings results before the U.S. markets open on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Wall Street thinks that GM's revenue may improve year over year, but it may fall a bit short of that earnings number this time around. GM has just begun rolling out all-new versions of its big-selling Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

  • 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.

  • Is Tilray a Better Marijuana Stock to Buy Than Aurora Cannabis?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Tilray a Better Marijuana Stock to Buy Than Aurora Cannabis?

    Marijuana users are cheering the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Canada, but it's not just pot advocates who are excited. Investors are also upbeat because the recreational market for marijuana represents a massive opportunity for sales growth for leading Canadian cannabis companies, including Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) and Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF). Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada for years, and while medical marijuana sales total in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the potential market opportunity associated with recreational use is significantly bigger.

  • Call of the day: Netflix
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Call of the day: Netflix

    Netflix, got not one but two downgrades despite an upbeat earnings report. 

  • Finding a Cure for Kinder Morgan’s Frustration
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    Bloomberg

    Finding a Cure for Kinder Morgan’s Frustration

    Rising profits – Ebitda was up 6 percent, year over year – and that Canadian pipeline sale have helped address Kinder Morgan’s biggest problem, its crushing debt. Thankfully, it provided a strong signal on Wednesday evening that it would.

  • The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs
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    MarketWatch

    The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs

    When the media and investors turn negative on stocks but the “smart money” is bullish, it’s a good time to think about buying. After all, exactly what is the smart money, and how do you know? Lately, several fund managers who pass this test have been pounding the table on Chinese internet names.

  • 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.

  • Better Buy: GlaxoSmithKline plc vs. Eli Lilly
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    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.

  • Here's everyone who has dropped out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos of the Middle East'
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    Yahoo Finance

    Here's everyone who has dropped out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos of the Middle East'

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted Thursday that he will not be attending the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia next week. The news comes after prominent members of the world’s business community have been dropping out of Saudi

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    CNBC

    Goldman Sachs sees a correction coming for chipmakers but still likes Nvidia

    "We foresee a cyclical correction approaching and recommend investors to stay selective in Semis," Goldman Sachs said in a note Thursday. Nvidia is Goldman's top choice in the industry. Goldman Sachs warned clients about a downturn coming for the semiconductor sector, but still recommends some chip stocks.

  • Business
    Reuters

    Nucor profits nearly triples as steel tariffs kick in

    (Refiles to correct link in paragraph two) Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. steelmaker Nucor Corp on Thursday reported a third-quarter profit that nearly tripled as a strong U.S. economy and President Donald Trump's hefty tariffs on steel imports

  • Android phones are about to completely change as Google plans to charge for apps
    Technology
    The Independent

    Android phones are about to completely change as Google plans to charge for apps

    The world's most popular mobile operating system may soon look very different after Google announced that smartphone manufacturers will no longer have free access to popular apps on Android. The licensing fee charge for the Play Store and other Google apps follows a $5 billion fine handed to the technology giant by the European Commission for antitrust violations earlier this year. Until now, Android phones and tablets have all come pre-installed with Google's search engine and Chrome browser, a move that European lawmakers deemed illegal.

  • United Airlines Reports Another Quarter of Strong Earnings -- for United
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    Motley Fool

    United Airlines Reports Another Quarter of Strong Earnings -- for United

    Over the past year or so, I've been rather skeptical about United Continental's (NYSE: UAL) plan to boost its earnings by accelerating its growth rate, particularly in smaller cities. Indeed, United Airlines released another strong earnings report on Tuesday afternoon and raised its full-year guidance for the third consecutive quarter. It now expects to post full-year adjusted earnings per share of $8.00 to $8.75 -- up from an initial guidance range of $6.50 to $8.50 -- even though it is on track to spend an extra $700 million on fuel compared to its original forecast.

  • The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse
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    Business Insider

    The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse

    Inversion is a mental model that involves flipping your outlook to prevent the opposite of what you want to happen from happening. Warren Buffett and his business partner Charlie Munger employed inversion as a business strategy to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse. In a recent podcast with Brandon of the Mad Fientist, who retired early at 34, productivity expert James Clear said the same strategy Buffett used can help set someone on the path for early retirement.

  • For Nestle and Unilever, No News Is Good News
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    Bloomberg

    For Nestle and Unilever, No News Is Good News

    Unilever and Nestle, two of Europe's biggest consumer giants, managed to report sales growth that broadly matched analyst estimates on Thursday. Of the two, Marmite-maker Unilever is under the greater pressure to produce better operating results after promising to revive its performance after spurning a generous takeover approach. After successfully fending off Kraft Heinz Co. last year, the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate had planned to simplify its structure into a single holding company in the Netherlands, a move that would have given it more scope to grow through M&A. This month, CEO Paul Polman had to abandon that plan amid opposition from big U.K. shareholders.

  • Jamal Khashoggi Was My Co-Writer and My Friend. Here's the Last Thing He Told Me
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    Time

    Jamal Khashoggi Was My Co-Writer and My Friend. Here's the Last Thing He Told Me

    Everyone at the mission, including Jamal’s boss, Prince Turki, the Saudi intelligence chief turned ambassador, referred to him fondly as Uncle Jamal. Jamal was always on the inside track, at some of the very highest levels–and the power of his critique as an informed insider likely contributed to his fate. On that July morning earlier this year, Jamal wanted to talk to me about one of the articles we had composed together for the Washington Post in his early months of exile: “What Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Can Learn From Queen Elizabeth II.” Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) had been due for an audience that March in Buckingham Palace on his way to Washington.

  • Employee Accused of Urinating on Production Line at Food Processing Facility
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    WTKR - Norfolk

    Employee Accused of Urinating on Production Line at Food Processing Facility

    Smithfield Foods, Inc. said in a statement Tuesday that it disposed of more than 50,000 pounds of product after reports of an employee urinating at his station at the company’s processing facility in Virginia.

  • Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman
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    Associated Press

    Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

    An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping. "The presumption of innocence remains with my client," Parmar's lawyer, Susanne Brody, told The New York Times at the courthouse after the hearing.

  • Don't Fall Into These 2 Yield Traps: This Stock Is a Better Buy
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    Motley Fool

    Don't Fall Into These 2 Yield Traps: This Stock Is a Better Buy

    For example, USA Compression Partners LP (NYSE: USAC) and CSI Compressco LP (NASDAQ: CCLP) offer investors yields of 12% and 13%, respectively, but they provide a niche service, and results can be volatile. Leverage can be great when things are going well, but can cause problems when times are tough.

  • Ford's giving a few more people a chance to buy its $500K GT supercar
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    American City Business Journals

    Ford's giving a few more people a chance to buy its $500K GT supercar

    Ford Motor Co. is planning to make a few more of its ultra-expensive GT supercars. Citing "unprecedented" demand, the automaker (NYSE: F) on Thursday said it's increasing the production of the Ford GT from an initial run of 1,000 cars to 1,350 cars. The car doesn't come without its problems: Last week, Ford said it's recalling about 200 of the cars it's made so far because there's a risk they might catch on fire.

  • Musk’s Big China Play Comes as World’s Top Car Market Slows
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Musk’s Big China Play Comes as World’s Top Car Market Slows

    Acquiring the parcel keeps Tesla on track to spend several billion dollars on its first overseas plant in the world’s largest electric-vehicle market. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has led to higher Chinese tariffs on American imports, stoking concern about an economic slowdown. Tesla fell 1.7 percent to $271.78 in New York trading Wednesday.

  • Why Winnebago Stock Surged 17% -- Then Gave Most of It Back
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    Motley Fool

    Why Winnebago Stock Surged 17% -- Then Gave Most of It Back

    Shares of RV-maker Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) leapt 17.6% in early trading after the company reported earnings Wednesday, before retreating to a more recent price up just 5% from yesterday's close. For its fiscal fourth quarter of 2018, Winnebago reported $0.94 per share in earnings, exceeding expectations for $0.86, on sales of $536.2 million. Motorhome sales slowed, but towables were a bright spot for Winnebago in Q4.

  • Ford Motor Company Earnings: What to Watch For
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    Motley Fool

    Ford Motor Company Earnings: What to Watch For

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will report its third-quarter earnings results after the markets close on Oct. 24. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Ford to report earnings of $0.30 per share, on average, down from $0.43 in the third quarter of 2017. Ford's F-Series pickups continue to sell well and generate good profits, thanks to high-margin versions like this F-150 Limited.

  • Aurora Cannabis stock leads sector higher after news it will start trading on NYSE next week
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    MarketWatch

    Aurora Cannabis stock leads sector higher after news it will start trading on NYSE next week

    Canadian marijuana company Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s shares rose about 4% Thursday after it said shares have been approved for trading on the New York Stock Exchange starting October 23. The stock (CA:ACB)(CA:ACB) which is currently trading on the over-the-counter market, will trade under the ticker symbol “ACB”. The shares are also traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • Alibaba (BABA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
    Finance
    Zacks

    Alibaba (BABA) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

    Investors will be hoping for strength from BABA as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be November 2, 2018. On that day, BABA is projected to report earnings of $1.16 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 10.08%. Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for BABA.