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  • Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
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    Quartz

    Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

    Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everything was okay because we were both by her side. When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it’s all a bit of an overreaction; after all, it’s “just a dog.” However, those who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never “just a dog.” Many times, I’ve had friends guiltily confide to me that they grieved more over

  • Dementia risk linked to some medicines
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    BBC News

    Dementia risk linked to some medicines

    A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson's and bladder problems. University of East Anglia researchers found more cases of dementia in patients prescribed larger quantities of particular anticholinergics. But experts said patients should not stop taking them, as their benefits may outweigh any risk. The study found no risk with other anticholinergic medicines used to treat common conditions such as hay fever, travel sickness and stomach cramps. What did the study look at? The research, funded by Alzheimer's Society and published in the British Medical Journal,

  • Prince William May Have Just Dropped Another Hint About the Royal Baby's Name
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    Time

    Prince William May Have Just Dropped Another Hint About the Royal Baby's Name

    Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to reveal the name of the third royal baby, Prince William certainly hasn’t been shy about dropping possible hints on the matter. After notably calling out the name of a photographer while leaving St. Mary’s hospital with Kate Middleton and their newborn son on Monday, it seems the prince has again fueled the baby-naming rumor mill. While attending an early morning Anzac Day memorial service at Westminster Abbey alongside his brother, Prince Harry, and future sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, on Wednesday, William was bombarded with questions about the new royal baby’s unannounced moniker, according to People.

  • Warren Buffett explains how you could've turned $114 into $400,000 with a simple long-term investment
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    Yahoo Finance

    Warren Buffett explains how you could've turned $114 into $400,000 with a simple long-term investment

    Many of us know the magic of investing money in the stock market—just letting it sit and watching it grow—but few of us really grasp just how powerfully enriching this can be. Not surprisingly, Warren Buffett, the world’s greatest investor, has a vivid example of this which he shared with me during a visit earlier this year at Berkshire Hathaway headquarters in Omaha. First, take yourself back, way back to America’s entry into World War II. Franklin Roosevelt was president and Buffett was a young boy.

  • Ford says only Mustang, Focus will live on in North America as it drops slow-selling sedans
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    MarketWatch

    Ford says only Mustang, Focus will live on in North America as it drops slow-selling sedans

    Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will stop investing in sedans in North America, bowing to U.S. drivers’ seemingly never-ending zest for crossovers and pickup trucks. Ford F, +2.61%  shifted focus on “building a winning portfolio” of vehicles, by which it meant no more of its slow-selling sedans at least for North America. U.S. drivers have gravitated to SUVs and pickup trucks for years, thanks in part to these vehicles’ relative fuel economy improvements and price drops. Many car buyers also report enjoying the high-riding seating position of an SUV or pickup truck. “Ford realized it can’t be everything to everyone, and in today’s market that could be OK,” said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with

  • Almost nobody wants the iPhone X
    Technology
    Quartz

    Almost nobody wants the iPhone X

    The iPhone X, Apple’s new flagship phone and heir apparent to the universal design of a smartphone, only accounted for 16% of the company’s smartphone sales so far in 2018, according to estimates (pdf) from analyst Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The share of all new iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2018 has slid to 60%, down from 78% in 2015, the report stated.

  • Claims Syria used chemical weapons were a hoax: David Stockman
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    Fox Business Videos

    Claims Syria used chemical weapons were a hoax: David Stockman

    Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on the need to rein in government spending and the Trump administration's handling of Syria and Iran.

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    Reuters

    Boeing defers Iran deliveries, eases output concerns

    Boeing has found new homes for jets it hoped to deliver to Iran this year, further clouding the prospect of quick deliveries as U.S. President Donald Trump considers whether to withdraw from a pact to remove nuclear-related sanctions. The head of the U.S. planemaker also signaled on Wednesday that Boeing is no longer as concerned as it once was that a collapse of the deal could force it to cut production of the 777 jetliner, threatening hundreds of jobs, due to a pickup in demand. "We have no Iranian deliveries that are scheduled or part of the (production) skyline this year, so those have been deferred in line with the U.S. government process," Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said in a conference call.

  • These High-Yield Stocks Just Added More Fuel to Their Dividend Growth Tanks
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    Motley Fool

    These High-Yield Stocks Just Added More Fuel to Their Dividend Growth Tanks

    Because of that, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and several other partners were able to secure the necessary commitments to move forward with the Gray Oak Pipeline, which will transport oil out of the fast-growing Permian Basin. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and Canadian energy infrastructure behemoth Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) initially pitched Gray Oak to oil shippers in early December. At the time, they envisioned a 385,000 barrel-a-day pipeline that would move crude from several connection points in West Texas to refineries and export docks along the Texas coast starting in the second half of 2019.

  • Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident
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    Associated Press

    Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident

    Southwest Airlines says bookings are down since the fatal accident on one of its planes last week. Southwest disclosed the weaker bookings as it reported a 22 percent increase in first-quarter profit, to $463 million. The financial ups and downs, however, were overshadowed by the emergency landing of one of Southwest's planes last week in Philadelphia that killed one passenger when its engine failed.

  • Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals
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    Reuters

    Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals

    Qualcomm Inc's earnings call on Wednesday showed just how far the company is willing to go to preserve one of its core business practices of taking a cut of the selling price of phones. Qualcomm gave two indications on Wednesday it was prepared to accept lower revenue in exchange for maintaining the business structure and avoiding future customer disputes. On Wednesday, Qualcomm said it would cap the phone price that is the basis of the revenue calculation at $400.

  • Forget "FANG" Stocks, and Say Hello to "VISE"
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    Motley Fool

    Forget "FANG" Stocks, and Say Hello to "VISE"

    Over the trailing two-year period through April 25, 2018, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Alphabet were up a respective 36%, 117%, 219%, and 44%. As a whole, FANG has delivered for investors. Of course, the question has also been raised as to whether FANG stocks can continue to deliver after such impressive returns.

  • That's One Reason To Suspend Nuclear Tests: North Korea's Most Recent Blast Collapsed a Mountain
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    Fortune

    That's One Reason To Suspend Nuclear Tests: North Korea's Most Recent Blast Collapsed a Mountain

    Last weekend, North Korea suspended its nuclear tests and shut down the site where the last six detonations took place: underneath Mount Mantap, in the country’s northeast. The reasons are ostensibly diplomatic, pointing to a thaw in relations between Kim Jong-un’s regime and South Korea and the West, but some noted that Pyongyang might have also been worried that the mountain was at risk of collapsing, as it visibly shifted during the last nuclear test. The site is not far from North Korea’s borders with China and Russia.

  • GE dealt another blow by Moody’s as shareholders line up to slam CEO Flannery
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    MarketWatch

    GE dealt another blow by Moody’s as shareholders line up to slam CEO Flannery

    In the latest blow to beleaguered blue chip General Electric Co., Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday revised its outlook on the company’s ratings to negative, meaning it could downgrade it in the medium term. The move “reflects the added headwinds to restoring GE’s credit profile as a result of the $1.5 billion reserve that GE recorded in relation to the investigation by the Department of Justice of possible violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (”FIRREA”) by WMC, GE Capital’s discontinued mortgage business,” the rating agency said in a note. Read now: Are you smart or foolish to buy GE stock right now? Don’t miss: Investors shouldn’t get ahead

  • Melania Trump’s state dinner gown was reincarnated from a Chanel couture jumpsuit
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    Quartz

    Melania Trump’s state dinner gown was reincarnated from a Chanel couture jumpsuit

    For her inaugural state dinner as first lady, Melania Trump changed out of the supremely white Carmen Sandiego-meets-Bianca Jagger hat that puzzled the internet all day, and slipped into something a little more comfortable—namely, Chanel haute couture. A former fashion model, Melania is no stranger to the power of the fashion, which doesn’t entirely explain the hat, but it does explain the Chanel. The guests of honor, of course, were French president Emmanuel Macron, and the French first lady Brigitte Macron.

  • Pepsi shores up the drink business in North America
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    ABC News

    Pepsi shores up the drink business in North America

    PepsiCo Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.34 billion. On a per-share basis, the Purchase, New York-based company said it had net income of 94 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, were 96 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. The food and beverage company posted revenue of $12.56 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $12.41 billion. PepsiCo expects full-year earnings to be $5.70 per share. PepsiCo shares have dropped 16 percent since the

  • Are Iranians Concerned Over Trump's Foreign Policy?
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    Bloomberg Video

    Are Iranians Concerned Over Trump's Foreign Policy?

    Bloomberg’s Golnar Motevalli discusses concerns of Iranians over the foreign policy of U.S. President Donald Trump. RIGHT NOW INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, WE ARE THRILLED TO GO TO WASHINGTON AND KEVIN CIRILLI. ARE THE PEOPLE OF IRAN ARE THEY ENGAGED IN THIS DEBATE BETWEEN MR. TRUMP AND YOUR GOVERNMENT?

  • AT&T Misses Q1 Targets, as DirecTV Now Streaming Service Hits 1.46 Million Subscribers
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    Variety

    AT&T Misses Q1 Targets, as DirecTV Now Streaming Service Hits 1.46 Million Subscribers

    With the growth of DirecTV Now, AT&T’s total U.S. TV base is around where it was a year ago: 25.36 million, vs. 25.37 million in the first quarter of 2017. Operating income for AT&T’s Entertainment Group fell 16%, to $1.33 billion — and that’s down 29% if you back out the accounting change. Overall, the telco fell short of analyst projections, reporting revenue of $38.0 billion, down 3.4% year over year, and adjusted earnings per share of 85 cents. Wall Street analysts expected AT&T to report revenue of $39.3 billion and adjusted earnings of 87 cents per share.

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    Fox Business

    General Electric liquidation would be a ‘fool’s errand’: Bob Wright

    As General Electric weighs whether to break up the sprawling conglomerate after a year of financial woes, the former vice chairman of the 125-year-old company Bob Wright warned it would be a “fool’s errand” to do so. “It’s worth more whole,” Wright told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney during an interview on Wednesday. In recent decades, the conglomerate has relinquished control of many businesses, including NBCUniversal.

  • The Internet Is In An Uproar Over Kanye West's Tweets About Donald Trump and Peter Thiel
    Politics
    Time

    The Internet Is In An Uproar Over Kanye West's Tweets About Donald Trump and Peter Thiel

    Rapper, designer, and avid Twitter enthusiast Kanye West wrote a deluge of tweets on Wednesday afternoon that divided his many fans. As part of a days-long Twitter spree, West sounded off on Donald Trump, going so far as to call the president “my brother,” before delving into tweets about free thought, politics, life, philosophy, music, and his intention to take a meeting with Peter Thiel. West’s tweets immediately ignited the Internet, which wasted no time in weighing in on how they felt about the rapper’s tweets.

  • Altria Group's (MO) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates, Increase Y/Y
    Finance
    Zacks

    Altria Group's (MO) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates, Increase Y/Y

    Altria Group, Inc. MO came out with first-quarter 2018 results, wherein adjusted earnings of 95 cents per share came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 93 cents and surged 30.1% year-over-year. Earnings Estimate Revision: The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 has remained unchanged over the past 30 days. Revenues: Altria generated net sales of approximately $6.1 billion that climbed 0.4% year over year.

  • AMD surges after a stellar earnings report (AMD)
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    Business Insider

    AMD surges after a stellar earnings report (AMD)

    Shares of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) are set to open up more than 9% Thursday, at $10.60, after the chipmaker reported first-quarter results that topped analyst expectations. Revenue was $1.65 billion, which was ahead of the $1.57 billion that Wall Street was anticipating. "The first quarter was an outstanding start to 2018 with 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth,” said Lisa Su, AMD's president and CEO, in a press release.

  • Philippines to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte
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    AFP

    Philippines to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte

    The Philippines on Wednesday ordered the deportation of an elderly Australian Catholic nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing her of engaging in illegal political activities outside of her missionary work. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, who was briefly detained last week, will be the second foreigner who has spoken out recently against Duterte's policies to be expelled, as the government hits back at critics of his human rights record. The immigration service said it had cancelled the visa of Fox, who relocated to the Philippines in 1990 as a member of the missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sion.

  • Ford Beats Expectations and Slashes Car Lineup to 2 Models
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    Forbes

    Ford Beats Expectations and Slashes Car Lineup to 2 Models

    Ford Motor Co. earned $1.74 billion, or 43 cents per share, in the first quarter, beating expectations and benefiting from a lower U.S. tax rate. That was up 9% from a year earlier. Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 41 cents per share and revenue of $37.2 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Ford, which has struggled to contain rising material prices, raised its cost-cutting target to $25.5 billion by 2022, well above the $14 billion it told analysts about last fall. Those cuts are to be achieved through efficiencies and other measures in engineering, product development, marketing and manufacturing. Revenue also exceeded expectations, rising 7% to $41.96 billion. The company also

  • Southwest Drops as Fatal Plane Accident Slows Ticket Sales
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    Bloomberg

    Southwest Drops as Fatal Plane Accident Slows Ticket Sales

    Southwest Airlines Co. dropped to a seven-month low after warning that its first passenger fatality has reduced customer bookings. Revenue from each seat flown a mile, a gauge of pricing power, will decline 1 percent to 3 percent in the current quarter, the discount carrier said in a statement Thursday. Southwest blamed as much as two percentage points of the decline on weak sales after an accident in which an engine exploded in flight this month, piercing the plane and killing a passenger. The sober outlook contrasted with those of rival airlines, which have predicted increases in the revenue gauge of as much as 5 percent. Southwest also faces pressures from aircraft retirements and fare battles