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  • Why Pot Stocks Canopy Growth, Cronos Group, and Tilray Are Cratering Today
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    Why Pot Stocks Canopy Growth, Cronos Group, and Tilray Are Cratering Today

    Canadian pot stocks are getting hit hard across the board today. As of 1:21 p.m. EDT, for example, shares of Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) and Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) were both down by 11.2%, whereas Tilray's(NASDAQ: TLRY) stock had fallen by 14.4%. Canopy, Cronos, and Tilray all seem to be succumbing to a so-called "sell the news" event.

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    CNBC

    Here's the tax bite on $1.6 billion Mega Millions and $620 million Powerball jackpots

    Strategies can be employed to reduce the amount of your win that is taxed, although they are best explored with the help of an experienced tax advisor. While it's anyone's guess who will end up winning the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, there's at least one guaranteed recipient of a chunk of the loot — the IRS. With the Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion and Powerball's top prize at $620 million, that tax bill will be hefty even if the winner employs strategies to reduce their taxable income.

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    Here's how much money you should have saved by 50

    Fidelity, the nation's largest retirement-plan provider, recommends having the equivalent of six times your annual salary saved. To get to that number, Fidelity recommends saving 15 percent of your annual income. Make sure to invest these funds instead of leaving them in a traditional low-interest savings account.

  • Caterpillar’s Q3 Revenue Expectations
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    Caterpillar’s Q3 Revenue Expectations

    Caterpillar's Q3 Earnings: What Can Investors Expect? Caterpillar (CAT) is scheduled to report revenues of $13.28 billion in the third quarter—an increase of 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. In the third quarter of 2017, Caterpillar reported revenues of $11.41 billion.

  • China Will Open the World's Longest Sea Bridge This Week. A Lot of People Are Unhappy About It
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    China Will Open the World's Longest Sea Bridge This Week. A Lot of People Are Unhappy About It

    Later this week, the long-awaited 34-mile sea bridge connecting mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau will finally open. In a ceremony on Tuesday that Chinese president Xi Jinping will reportedly attend, the bridge will officially open. Some critics see the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge as an attempt by mainland China to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, which is an autonomous region.

  • Aurora Cannabis prepares for NYSE debut on Oct. 23
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    Aurora Cannabis prepares for NYSE debut on Oct. 23

    One of Canada’s largest marijuana producers is gearing up for its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis will be the third major Canadian cannabis company to go public in the U.S., where marijuana is still an illegal substance in most states. Aurora will be following in the steps of Tilray, which became the first U.S. marijuana IPO in July, and Canopy Growth, which debuted in the U.S. markets in May.

  • Why Did AMD Stock Fall 25% in the First 20 Days of October?
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    Why Did AMD Stock Fall 25% in the First 20 Days of October?

    October Has Been Weak for AMD Stock: What's Ahead? (Continued from Prior Part) AMD stock reacts to the market sell-off This year has been slow for semiconductor stocks due to growing trade tensions between the United States and China. The stock

  • Trump's approval rating hits new high ahead of midterms
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    Trump's approval rating hits new high ahead of midterms

    A new poll shows President Trump's approval rating rose to 47% ahead of the November midterm elections. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Rick Newman, and Andy Serwer discuss.

  • This Warren Buffett Stock Is Dirt Cheap Right Now
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    This Warren Buffett Stock Is Dirt Cheap Right Now

    Warren Buffett has amassed a large portfolio of bank stocks for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) with major holdings in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and American Express (NYSE: AXP), just to name a few of the most well-known and largest investments. Synchrony is a major issuer of store-branded credit cards and also operates a rapidly growing online banking platform.

  • Investors Dumped Cannabis Stocks after Legalization Last Week
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    Investors Dumped Cannabis Stocks after Legalization Last Week

    Cannabis Stocks Getting Dumped after Legalization? Cannabis sector Last week, the overall cannabis sector ended in negative territory. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ) lost almost 5.4% of its value, while the Emerging Marijuana Growers

  • What the Market Missed in Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Results
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    What the Market Missed in Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Results

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) can't seem to catch a break these days. Despite its completing what management dubbed a "momentous" quarter, shares of the natural gas pipeline giant barely budged this week. It was a head-scratching outcome considering that its financial results came in well above its guidance, which the market seems to have completely missed.

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    American City Business Journals

    Microsoft's typical worker makes $168K a year — how that compares with Facebook, Google, PayPal, Box, Salesforce, Intel and other big Bay Area tech employers

    Microsoft Corp. is the latest major Silicon Valley tech employer to reveal just how much its typical employee earns — and how that compares with its top executive. The software giant's median employee pay — almost $168,000 — is high, even by Silicon

  • Raytheon to lay off 52 local workers after loss of $3.5B military deal
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    American City Business Journals

    Raytheon to lay off 52 local workers after loss of $3.5B military deal

    Defense giant Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) plans to lay off dozens of workers in Orlando after losing a competitive contract. The Waltham, Mass.-based firm notified Florida on Oct. 17 that it will lay off 52 local workers by Dec. 31. Some of the jobs being cut are computer system technologist, contract negotiator, logistics specialist, project managers, software engineers, procurement specialist and more.

  • Why Sears Holdings Corp. Stock Slipped Today
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    Why Sears Holdings Corp. Stock Slipped Today

    In bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares continue to jump up and down just as they did leading up to the Chapter 11 filing. Sears' shares surprisingly rose last week in the sessions after declaring bankruptcy as the stock doubled from Oct. 15 to 17 in a move likely driven by speculators and day traders. There was little company-specific news out on Sears today, though the stock should remain volatile as bankruptcy negotiations play out.

  • Meet What Could Be Advanced Micro Devices' Next Billion-Dollar Business
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    Meet What Could Be Advanced Micro Devices' Next Billion-Dollar Business

    Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) CEO Lisa Su said earlier this year that the company plans to achieve "mid-single-digit server unit share" by the end of 2018. The chipmaker's server chip market share crossed 1% at the end of the second quarter. Mercury Research estimates that AMD now commands 1.3% of the server market as compared to just 0.5% earlier.

  • Former General Electric vice chair on the company's futur...
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    Former General Electric vice chair on the company's futur...

    Beth Comstock, Nike board member and former vice chair of General Electric, weighs in on the future of General Electric under new CEO Larry Culp.

  • Is Baidu Stock at New Lows an Opportunity or a Trap?
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    Is Baidu Stock at New Lows an Opportunity or a Trap?

    If you're a buyer of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) over the past year, it's a safe bet that your investment is currently underwater. There are a lot of things weighing on Baidu these days, and some of the knocks have merit. Trying to time one's purchase of falling Chinese growth stocks isn't for the timid.

  • 4 Things Aurora Cannabis Did Right Before Its NYSE Debut
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    4 Things Aurora Cannabis Did Right Before Its NYSE Debut

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) has sought to make it even easier for U.S. investors to buy its shares by arranging to have its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 23, Aurora will join the elite group of cannabis companies whose shares trade on major U.S. exchanges. Getting ready for the increased exposure that a NYSE listing brings takes time and effort, and Aurora Cannabis hasn't wasted any time.

  • 5 Popular Marijuana Stocks I Wouldn't Buy With Free Money
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    5 Popular Marijuana Stocks I Wouldn't Buy With Free Money

    Last week on Oct. 17, Canada lifted the curtain on nine decades of prohibition and legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Given the notable surge in pot stocks since the beginning of 2016, it's pretty evident that Wall Street and investors expect the industry to be a resounding success. With that being said, there are a handful of marijuana stocks -- some quite popular -- that I simply wouldn't buy, even if I were given free money to do so.

  • Aurora Cannabis is plunging ahead of its debut on the New York Stock Exchange
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    Business Insider

    Aurora Cannabis is plunging ahead of its debut on the New York Stock Exchange

    Aurora Cannabis is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday under the ticker ACB. Aurora Cannabis was plunging Monday, down more than 14%, one day ahead of the company's trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The Canadian producer, which grows cannabis for both the adult-use and medicinal market, has seen its market capitalization explode by more than 150% since August — to nearly $10 billion — as both corporate giants and investors have gotten in on the "green rush" into marijuana.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks to Fund Your Retirement Nest Egg
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    3 Dividend Stocks to Fund Your Retirement Nest Egg

    Dividend stocks play a key role in a good retirement portfolio, but investing indiscriminately in companies just because they offer a big yield or have a recent history of payout growth will likely cause your portfolio's performance to fall short of its

  • Groupon Stock Continues Steep Decline
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    Market Realist

    Groupon Stock Continues Steep Decline

    Groupon (GRPN) fell 8.5% on October 19 to close trading at $3.22. The stock has fallen 14.6% this month and declined 39% since July 25, which has meant negative returns of 37% for Groupon in 2018. Groupon stock is currently trading 1.3% above its 52-week low of $3.18 and 46% below its 52-week high of $5.99.

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    Dow Drops 142 Points Because the U.S. Is Not China

    STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG 10:03 a.m. That didn’t take long. After opening up this morning, the three major index’s have slipped into the red. The S&P 500 has dropped 0.6% to 2751.32, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined

  • Which Canadian Marijuana Stock Will Enjoy a Bigger Bump From Its NYSE Listing -- Aphria or Aurora?
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    Which Canadian Marijuana Stock Will Enjoy a Bigger Bump From Its NYSE Listing -- Aphria or Aurora?

    Maybe Wall Street should be called "Weed Street." Big Canadian marijuana grower Canopy Growth listed its stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) earlier this year. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) begins trading on the NYSE on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Aphria (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) filed last week to list its stock on the NYSE.

  • Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement
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    MarketWatch

    Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement

    Suze Orman is one of those singular personalities in the financial business who seems to be right on the pulse of everyone she meets. She’s written books, starred in her own television show and made innumerable appearances in person. Like Oprah