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Paul George: 'I wanted to come' to Lakers prior to trade to OKC

Paul George is saying that the Lakers screwed up their chance to bring him home to L.A.

  • Better Buy: Western Digital Corporation vs. Cypress Semiconductor
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Western Digital Corporation vs. Cypress Semiconductor

    Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) and Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) were both hit hard by a slowdown in semiconductor demand, peaking memory prices, and trade tensions this year. Western Digital, the world's top maker of HDDs (hard disk drives) and the

  • Once again, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do
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    Engadget

    Once again, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do

    Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Facebook, The New York Times has come out with a bombshell exposé of the company's tumultuous last two years. The paper says it spoke with more than 50 people, including current and former Facebook employees, who detailed the company's efforts to contain, deny and deflect negative stories that came its way. Facebook, what with its questionable "War Room" and all, seemed to be on the right path after apparently keeping things under control during the recent midterm elections in the US.

  • AT&T CFO shows he’s unafraid of DOJ appeal
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    American City Business Journals

    AT&T CFO shows he’s unafraid of DOJ appeal

    AT&T’s top financial executive doesn’t seem worried about the court appeal of its Time Warner acquisition – even if there were some unwanted headlines of late. “Quite frankly, we’re very confident that the decision … (will) be upheld,” Chief Financial Officer John Stephens said at a Morgan Stanley conference this week. Oral arguments in the appeal are set to commence in December.  Stephens made his comments after AT&T took some heat on the matter in recent weeks.

  • Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight
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    Associated Press

    Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

    There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman strapped in her lap belt but with her head, torso and arm hanging out a broken window.

  • Ray Dalio: Fed raised rates to the point where they're hu...
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    CNBC Videos

    Ray Dalio: Fed raised rates to the point where they're hu...

    Ray Dalio, Hedge Fund giant Bridgewater Associates, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss markets, the Fed and interest rates.

  • Why Amarin Corporation's Stock Is on the Mend Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why Amarin Corporation's Stock Is on the Mend Today

    Shares of Amarin Corporation (NASDAQ: AMRN) are regaining lost ground today following a business update at the Jefferies London Healthcare Conference. As of 11:20 a.m. EST, Amarin's stock was up by 15.2% in the wake of this conference presentation. Amarin's shares were getting walloped after the company's presentation at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago last weekend.

  • 4 Stocks Billionaire Ray Dalio Bought in Q3 (and 1 He Dumped)
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    Insider Monkey

    4 Stocks Billionaire Ray Dalio Bought in Q3 (and 1 He Dumped)

    Billionaire money manager and author Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates in 1973 and has made a lot of people a lot of money since then, including himself. Dalio is currently ranked 54th on Forbes' list of the richest people in the world, with an

  • Here's Why Arena Pharmaceuticals Jumped as Much as 30.6% Today
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    Motley Fool

    Here's Why Arena Pharmaceuticals Jumped as Much as 30.6% Today

    Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA) rose more than 30% today after the company announced a global license agreement with United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR) for ralinepag. The drug candidate is currently being investigated in multiple phase 3 trials as a potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Due to the late-stage nature of development, Arena Pharmaceuticals fetched a premium price for the global licensing agreement.

  • Millennials Tell Hasbro Just How Insulting 'Monopoly for Millennials' Really Is
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    Fortune

    Millennials Tell Hasbro Just How Insulting 'Monopoly for Millennials' Really Is

    Hasbro has released a new game, “Monopoly for Millennials,” and it’s getting some blowback from the very demographic the game is supposedly meant to entertain. The game’s rules and cover art all play up stereotypes the age group is known for. The box

  • Oracle dealt major setback in legal challenge to $10B Pentagon contract
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    American City Business Journals

    Oracle dealt major setback in legal challenge to $10B Pentagon contract

    Software giant Oracle Corp. this week lost key ground in a legal challenge to the Pentagon’s $10 billion, winner-takes-all cloud services contract, which analysts largely agree favors Amazon.com. In a decision published Wednesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office sided with the Pentagon, saying awarding the massive contract to a single company — rather than breaking up the contract and awarding it to multiple companies — is “in the government’s best interests for various reasons, including national security concerns.” Oracle is one of a small handful of companies in the running for the 10-year Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, alongside Amazon, Microsoft Corp. and IBM. The contract’s wide-ranging scope eliminates all but the country's largest cloud companies, and Oracle has previously said it’s confident it would have won pieces of the contract if it was split up into smaller chunks.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Are Perfect for Retirement
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    Motley Fool

    3 Dividend Stocks That Are Perfect for Retirement

    Stability and security of income are priorities in your golden years, which is why it's important to go for stocks that pay dividends consistently and, preferably, even grow them regularly. Examples include Aqua America (NYSE: WTR), 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Here's why these three Motley Fool contributors believe these three dividend stocks are great to own in retirement.

  • 3 Reasons Canopy Growth Just Posted the Biggest Loss in Its History
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    Motley Fool

    3 Reasons Canopy Growth Just Posted the Biggest Loss in Its History

    Despite all of the great news for Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) over the last few months, the big marijuana grower appears to be headed in the wrong direction when it comes to financial performance. Canopy announced results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter before the market opened on Wednesday. Canopy Growth's Q2 revenue of 23.3 million in Canadian dollars was about what the company expected, though, and still reflected a 33% year-over-year increase. There are three reasons Canopy reported such a massive loss in the second quarter.

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    Benzinga

    Jim Cramer Weighs In On Dropbox, Teva And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round", Jim Cramer said he would stay away from Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM). He doesn't see any edge that could make him money in the stock. Cramer prefers Mylan NV (NASDAQ: MYL) over Teva Pharmaceutical

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    Benzinga

    How Nvidia Historically Trades Following Earnings

    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) reports its fiscal third-quarter 2019 earnings after Thursday's close. Benzinga took a look back at Nvidia’s last six third-quarter earnings reports to look for any potential patterns in how the stock reacts. Q3 2017

  • Is Amazon Worth It?
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    WSJ

    Is Amazon Worth It?

    New York and Arlington, Va., traded billions of dollars in incentives for a shiny new Amazon HQ2. But the arrival of the new corporate headquarters could mean some serious challenges for the two cities.

  • Will SLB, HAL, BHGE, and FTI Rise 50%?
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    Market Realist

    Will SLB, HAL, BHGE, and FTI Rise 50%?

    Analysts See 50% Upside for Oilfield Services Giants Oilfield services stocks Oilfield services stocks have mainly been weak in 2018. The stocks fell significantly in the past month. The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) has hit a 15-year low. Top

  • The General Electric Company (GE) End Game: Bataan Death March or Turnaround Play?
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    Insider Monkey

    The General Electric Company (GE) End Game: Bataan Death March or Turnaround Play?

    It seems like ancient history, but it was just 2001, when General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) was the most valuable company in the world, commanding a market capitalization in excess of $500 billion. For much of of the twentieth century, though, GE remained an appliance company, though it made forays into other businesses.

  • Why Energy Transfer Stock offers Compelling Upside Potential
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    Market Realist

    Why Energy Transfer Stock offers Compelling Upside Potential

    What's in Store for Energy Transfer Stock after Q3 2018 Earnings? (Continued from Prior Part) Analyst price targets According to Wall Street analyst estimates, Energy Transfer (ET) stock has a median price target of $22.33, compared to its current

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    Benzinga

    Applied Materials Q4 Earnings Preview

    On Thursday, Nov. 15, Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) will release its latest earnings report. Here is Benzinga's outlook for the company. Earnings and Revenue Applied Materials EPS is expected to be around 97 cents, according to sell-side analysts

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    Investopedia

    Pension Planning: Lump Sum Versus Monthly Payments

    Not so many years ago, financial advisors viewed retirement planning as a three-legged stool. The first leg was a pension, the second Social Security and the third a retiree's savings. Over time pensions have fallen by the wayside, and aside from government workers and teachers, an active pension plan is rare.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks Ideal for Retirees
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    Motley Fool

    3 Dividend Stocks Ideal for Retirees

    Retirees are looking for safety and a reliable income stream from their investments. On that note, keep reading to see why our contributors recommend Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Realty Income (NYSE: O), and AT&T (NYSE: T). George Budwell (Pfizer): If you're looking for a fairly safe income play in your retirement years, big-pharma giant Pfizer should definitely be on your radar.

  • Can AT&T Deliver with Its Ambitious Deleveraging Plan?
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    Market Realist

    Can AT&T Deliver with Its Ambitious Deleveraging Plan?

    At the end of the third quarter, AT&T’s (T) short-term debt was $14.9 billion while its long-term debt was $168.5 billion, bringing its total debt to $183.4 billion. Meanwhile, AT&T’s total debt was $164.3 billion at the end of December 31, 2017. AT&T is among the most heavily indebted companies in the world after its $85.4 billion Time Warner acquisition.

  • Should You Buy Las Vegas Sands For Its 5% Dividend Yield?
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    Motley Fool

    Should You Buy Las Vegas Sands For Its 5% Dividend Yield?

    Shares of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) fell about 25% this year amid concerns about slowing growth in Macau and trade tensions between the US and China. However, Sands' stock doesn't look expensive at 15 times this year's earnings, and it pays a hefty

  • J.C. Penney's CEO looking to 'address opportunities' as company reports declining sales
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    American City Business Journals

    J.C. Penney's CEO looking to 'address opportunities' as company reports declining sales

    In her first earnings report as CEO, Jill Soltau said she will continue to work with J.C. Penney’s team to put the company back on a path to profitability. Selling, general and administrative expenses also had an $883 million impact, representing 33.3 percent of sales. Despite the dips, Soltau focused on positive momentum in the company’s women’s apparel, active, special sizes and fine jewelry department.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You More Than Exxon Does
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    Motley Fool

    3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You More Than Exxon Does

    ExxonMobil stock offers an attractive dividend component, with its yield coming in at roughly 4.1% based on the company's current share price and a 36-year history of consecutive annual payout increases. For this roundtable discussion, we assembled a panel of three Motley Fool contributors and asked each member to spotlight a top dividend stock that boasts a bigger yield than Exxon. Read on to see why they think that Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E), Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are worthwhile income investments.