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Oliver Hudson got close to playing Jack on 'This Is Us,' but bailed on a callback for this crazy reason

Oliver Hudson almost was casted as the lead in NBC’s hit series, “This is Us.” He ended up turning down the role of Jack Pearson that has been made famous by Milo Ventimiglia.

The actor told Entertainment Tonight’s Keltie Knight during her podcast, how he read for the part and it “went very well.” He was then asked to attend a chemistry read with Mandy Moore, but declined due to a fishing trip he had planned.

  • Bears in for a Tough Ride after Alcoa’s Third-Quarter Earnings
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    Market Realist

    Bears in for a Tough Ride after Alcoa’s Third-Quarter Earnings

    Alcoa (AA), the leading US-based aluminum producer, released its Q3 2018 earnings yesterday, October 17, after the close of markets (XME). Alcoa’s Q3 earnings were better-than-expected, and the stock was trading sharply higher in after-market trading yesterday. Alcoa reported revenues of $3.39 billion in the third quarter.

  • Kinder Morgan Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates, Improves Leverage
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    Market Realist

    Kinder Morgan Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates, Improves Leverage

    Kinder Morgan Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates, Improves Leverage Kinder Morgan’s third-quarter results Kinder Morgan (KMI) announced its third-quarter results on October 17 after the markets closed. The company announced an adjusted EPS of $0.21—up ~40%

  • Blackstone (BX) Q3 Earnings Beat as Revenues Rise, Costs Up
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    Zacks

    Blackstone (BX) Q3 Earnings Beat as Revenues Rise, Costs Up

    Blackstone BX reported third-quarter 2018 economic net income (ENI) of 76 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 73 cents. The figure also improved 12% from the prior-year quarter.Results benefited from increase in revenues,

  • The Khashoggi disappearance hangs heavily over a $2 trillion deal that the London Stock Exchange is hoping to close (LSE)
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    Business Insider

    The Khashoggi disappearance hangs heavily over a $2 trillion deal that the London Stock Exchange is hoping to close (LSE)

    The CEO of the London Stock Exchange has been courting the Saudi Kingdom to lure the IPO of Saudi Aramco, the country's state-run oil company. Unfortunately, London really needs a deal of that size to shore up its post-Brexit reputation. The Saudis say they want to place their IPO in 2020 or early 2021.

  • Pricing boost helps Philip Morris quarterly results to beat estimates
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    Reuters

    Pricing boost helps Philip Morris quarterly results to beat estimates

    Philip Morris International (PM.N), maker of Marlboro cigarettes, maintained its full-year guidance on Thursday after higher pricing helped it to report better than expected quarterly sales and profit. Philip Morris is pinning its hopes for the future on its IQOS device, which heats tobacco instead of burning it, thereby producing a vapour instead of smoke. Shares in Philip Morris also fell this week after rival British American Tobacco (BATS.L) cut its full-year revenue target for cigarette alternatives such as vaping pens and tobacco heating devices, citing a flat market in Japan and a product recall in the United States.

  • Nokia in Q3 2018: Why Analysts Are Estimating Lower
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    Market Realist

    Nokia in Q3 2018: Why Analysts Are Estimating Lower

    Nokia (NOK) is expected to announce its third-quarter earnings on October 25. Analysts expect revenue of $6.4 billion compared to $6.46 billion in Q3 2017, indicating a year-over-year decline of 1%. Revenues for Ericsson (ERIC) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) are expected to fall 4.2% and 6.5%, respectively, in their current quarters.

  • Sen. Warren should admit Native American claim is for career advancement: Geoff Diehl
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    Fox Business Videos

    Sen. Warren should admit Native American claim is for career advancement: Geoff Diehl

    Massachusetts Senate nominee Geoff Diehl discusses why he believes that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is using her claim of Native American heritage to advance her career.

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    Barrons.com

    The Black Hole Inside General Electric

    RBC Capital Markets, Wolfe Research, and (BCS) all upgraded the shares this month after Larry Culp was named to replace John Flannery at the helm. Today, the Financial Times reported that GE Power was going to win a contract in Iraq over rival (SIE) (SIEGY). Wolfe analyst Nigel Coe wrote that could help turn investor sentiment on GE, noting that the struggles in GE Power are what drives most of the negative feelings toward the stock.

  • Alipay Hacking Comes at Sensitive Moment for Alibaba
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    Market Realist

    Alipay Hacking Comes at Sensitive Moment for Alibaba

    Hackers broke into the accounts of Alipay users and made off with an unknown amount of cash, according to Bloomberg. The hackers used stolen Apple identities to carry out the theft. Tencent (TCEHY) also reported theft of funds from its mobile payment app WePay, also called WeChat Pay, where stolen Apple identities were involved.

  • 'It's Not a Republican Problem.' Mitch McConnell Blames Entitlements for Rising U.S. Deficits
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    Fortune

    'It's Not a Republican Problem.' Mitch McConnell Blames Entitlements for Rising U.S. Deficits

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans control Congress and the White House. “It’s disappointing but it’s not a Republican problem,” McConnell said in an interview with Bloomberg News when asked about the rising deficits and debt.

  • The 1 Thing Investors Should Do Now That Canadian Marijuana Stocks Have Fallen
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    Motley Fool

    The 1 Thing Investors Should Do Now That Canadian Marijuana Stocks Have Fallen

    Canada's highly anticipated recreational marijuana market opened on Wednesday. The three biggest Canadian marijuana producers by market cap -- Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY), Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC), and Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) -- saw their share prices fall by several percentage points. What should investors' response be after the blah performance for marijuana stocks on Wednesday?

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    CNBC

    Walmart saves $200 million by changing its light bulbs and $20 million with a new floor wax

    Walmart says switching to LED lights in its parking lots cut its annual energy costs by $200 million. A change in the floor wax it uses cut costs by $20 million a year because the floors need to be buffed less often. It's exactly what Walmart WMT is doing.

  • This Oil Stock Just Got the Green Light to Capture a $1.7-Billion-a-Year Prize
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    Motley Fool

    This Oil Stock Just Got the Green Light to Capture a $1.7-Billion-a-Year Prize

    The company plans to invest $1.5 billion on the project, which could produce up to 40,000 barrels of oil per day (BPD) when it comes on line in 2021. It's one of several developments in the state that ConocoPhillips hopes to undertake in the coming years to futher tap Alaska's oil riches. ConocoPhillips first filed permits for GMT2 in 2015, which it plans to connect to its Greater Mooses Tooth 1 (GMT1) project by an 8.6-mile pipeline.

  • Why American Airlines Group Stock Jumped 6% -- Then Gave Most of It Back
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    Motley Fool

    Why American Airlines Group Stock Jumped 6% -- Then Gave Most of It Back

    Shares of American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) popped 6.4% in early trading Wednesday before retracting to close the day up less than 1% -- just 0.9%, to be precise. An upgrade assigned to the stock by Deutsche Bank appears to be the primary reason for the move. A Deutsche Bank analyst upgraded American Airlines stock from "hold" to "buy" on Wednesday, as we're told by our friends at StreetInsider.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Munson on Uber: ‘It's going to be another Facebook’
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    Yahoo Finance

    Munson on Uber: ‘It's going to be another Facebook’

    Portfolio Wealth Advisors President and Chief Investment Officer Lee Munson thinks history could rhyme if and when Uber becomes a public company. The ride-hailing company was recently valued up to $120 billion by Wall Street banks, according to Wall Street Journal. That’s $50 billion more than previous valuations, and more than General Motors (GM), Ford Motors (F), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) are worth — combined. Speaking on Tuesday’s Final Round, Munson predicted that Uber would follow in Facebook’s (FB) footsteps.

  • 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.

  • Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves
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    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. In kicking off tech’s earnings season Tuesday, Netflix (NFLX)reported better-than-expected subscriber growth in the quarter, leading to an 11% jump in its shares in after-hours trading. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling about 12% in the next trading day.

  • Intel restructures manufacturing organization
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    American City Business Journals

    Intel restructures manufacturing organization

    Chip giant Intel is restructuring its technology and manufacturing business group as it chases more connected device markets and grapples with delays on its next chip generation. In a memo to employees, reviewed by the Business Journal, Group President and Chief Engineering Officer Murthy Renduchintala described splitting the technology and manufacturing business into three groups. The three new groups are technology development, manufacturing and operations and global supply chain.

  • Where Does Best Buy’s Valuation Stand Right Now?
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    Market Realist

    Where Does Best Buy’s Valuation Stand Right Now?

    Do Analysts Expect Best Buy Stock to Gain Momentum? Best Buy’s (BBY) 12-month forward PE multiple has fallen ~11% since its announcement of its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 in August. As we discussed earlier, Best Buy delivered impressive fiscal 2019 second-quarter results, but its earnings guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 came up short of analysts’ expectations.

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    Investopedia

    Berkshire Is Undervalued, Says JPMorgan

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s ( BRK.B) Class B shares are cheap if you apply the same metrics that its CEO Warren Buffett does to value companies, according to JPMorgan. In a research note, reported on by CNBC, analyst Sarah DeWitt said Berkshire, a company that investors have historically struggled to value properly because of its many moving parts, suddenly appears to be attractively priced when factoring in all the profits made by the stocks held in its $200 billion equity portfolio into its earnings. “Look-through earnings” take into account current period earnings that show up in financial statements, together with other sources of earnings expected in the long run. This method is used by Buffett as a way to appreciate that companies sometimes retain earnings after paying dividends and later invest them at a higher rate of return.

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    Benzinga

    A Preview Of Bank Of New York Mellon's Q3 Earnings

    Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) releases its next round of earnings this Thursday. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's Q3 earnings report. Earnings and Revenue Bank of New York Mellon EPS is expected to be around

  • Blackstone third-quarter profit beats estimates amid market rise
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    Reuters

    Blackstone third-quarter profit beats estimates amid market rise

    By Joshua Franklin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP (BX.N), the world's largest manager of alternative assets, modestly exceeded analyst expectations with an 11 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on Thursday, as climbing equity