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  • 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.

  • Pfizer to cut around 2 percent of jobs through early next year
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    Reuters

    Pfizer to cut around 2 percent of jobs through early next year

    U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) plans to reduce its global headcount by around 2 percent through voluntary retirements and layoffs this year and early next year, as it looks to streamline its corporate structure and eliminate some managerial roles and responsibilities. Pfizer has around 90,000 employees worldwide. Shares of Pfizer were up 1.8 percent at $44.70 in early afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 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.

  • Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'
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    Yahoo Finance

    Ken Langone: 'Who the hell in their right frame of mind would be buying bonds now?'

    Billionaire investor and philanthropist Ken Langone, the founder of The Home Depot (HD) and chairman of Invemed Associates, argued that there’s some “big time” structural problems in the market right now. Because if we are on a trajectory of raising rates that means, and if it keeps going that way and I don’t know how high it will go, and it keeps going that way then all the sudden the guy who bought those bonds is going to be looking at a fairly decent loss,” Langone said.

  • Finally! Canada's Recreational Marijuana Market Opens for Business
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    Motley Fool

    Finally! Canada's Recreational Marijuana Market Opens for Business

    Whatever you call it, you can buy marijuana legally in Canada for recreational use beginning today. The opening of Canada's recreational market is a significant win for pro-pot activists and it opens the door to billions of dollars per year in new revenue for Canada's top marijuana companies. Read on to find out how big Canada's marijuana market could be and if you should invest in marijuana stocks on this news.

  • Legal pot in Canada putting pressure on US
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Legal pot in Canada putting pressure on US

    Canada’s moves to legalize recreational marijuana could have major impacts on the US. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks with Alexis Keenan about the state of legalization in this country.

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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.

  • AT&T (T) Q3 Earnings Preview: How Are Events Shaping Up?
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    Zacks

    AT&T (T) Q3 Earnings Preview: How Are Events Shaping Up?

    The market expects AT&T (T) to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company's earnings picture, but a powerful factor that might influence its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates. The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 24.

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    CNBC

    Cramer: Alphabet and Amazon, my largest trust holding, can still be bought after Netflix beat

    CNBC's Jim Cramer checks in on FAANG after Netflix's earnings beat to see how shares of the technology giants are holding up. Alphabet and Amazon's stocks look "ripe to buy" after the recent sell-off, the "Mad Money" host says. CNBC's Jim Cramer has spotted some attractive buying opportunities in FAANG — his acronym for the stocks of Facebook FB , Amazon AMZN , Apple AAPL , Netflix NFLX and Google, now Alphabet GOOGL — after the market's latest sell-off.

  • Sears soars 36% — one day after filing for bankruptcy (SHLD)
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    Business Insider

    Sears soars 36% — one day after filing for bankruptcy (SHLD)

    The retailer received approval on Tuesday to access a $300 million loan to keep it afloat during bankruptcy. Sears Holdings soared as much as 124% — one day after filing for bankruptcy — as the embattled retailer received approval to access a $300 million loan to keep it afloat during bankruptcy.

  • Home Depot Stock Falls 4.5% on Credit Suisse’s Downgrade
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    Market Realist

    Home Depot Stock Falls 4.5% on Credit Suisse’s Downgrade

    Home Depot Stock Falls 4.5% on Credit Suisse’s Downgrade Credit Suisse’s downgrade Today, CNBC reported that Credit Suisse downgraded Home Depot (HD) stock from “outperform” to “neutral.” Credit Suisse lowered its price target from $222.00 to $204.00

  • As Canada legalizes marijuana, investors are deciding whether to celebrate too
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    As Canada legalizes marijuana, investors are deciding whether to celebrate too

    Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada. What does that mean for investors here in the U.S.? Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Andy Serwer and Alexis Keenan weigh in and discuss the long-term opportunities for investment with Marijuana Business Daily's Founder Editor Chris Walsh.

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    TheStreet.com

    Pricing Pressures on Memory Aren't Diminishing for Applied Materials

    According DRAMeXchange, a technology market intelligence provider, both NAND and DRAM prices will remain under siege. "DRAMeXchange expects the quotations of DRAM products to decline by 5% or more quarter over quarter in the fourth quarter 2018, terminating the super cycle of price growth for nine consecutive quarters," the report reads. "Bears would argue that there are more downside risks to memory capex in 2019 given the continued weakness in memory pricing," Deutsche Bank AG analyst Sidney Ho wrote in a note on Wednesday morning.

  • Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019
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    Motley Fool

    Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019

    Millions of seniors collect Social Security, and without it, they'd be underwater on their bills. At present, the average retiree gets $1,422 a month in Social Security benefits. There's a world of misinformation surrounding Social Security, and perhaps one of the most detrimental myths out there is the notion that the program is enough to sustain seniors by itself.

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    CNBC

    Berkshire Hathaway shares look really cheap using Warren Buffett's own method of valuing stocks

    Companies pay investors dividends but they also retain some of their earnings. Over time, companies invest these retained earnings at a higher rate of return and that ultimately boosts their share prices, benefiting their investors. J.P. Morgan analyst Sarah DeWitt calculates that Berkshire's share of undistributed earnings from its stock portfolio is $12 billion, or about $5.19 per Berkshire Class B share.

  • IBM disappoints, more Facebook accusations, Apple apologizes
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    Yahoo Finance

    IBM disappoints, more Facebook accusations, Apple apologizes

    Here’s a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today. IBM investors aren’t thrilled with the latest earnings report. The company posted a beat on earnings but revenue missed. CEO Ginni Rometty says the results show

  • Better Buy: The Home Depot, Inc. vs. Lowe's
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: The Home Depot, Inc. vs. Lowe's

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) have helped countless homeowners increase the value of their homes. They've also made many investors rich. With their shares having soared 879% and 484%, respectively, over the past decade, Home Depot and Lowe

  • Housing Stocks Tumble Midday; Home Depot Dents Dow
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    Investing.com

    Housing Stocks Tumble Midday; Home Depot Dents Dow

    Investing.com - Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and other housing-leveraged stocks fell in midday trading following disappointing data on home construction. Home Depot fell about 4.2% at 12:08 PM ET (16:08 GMT) and was a drag on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • 2 Big Pharmas Pleased With J&J's Third-Quarter Earnings Report
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    Motley Fool

    2 Big Pharmas Pleased With J&J's Third-Quarter Earnings Report

    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) recently kicked off earnings season for the healthcare sector, and big pharma investors expecting stagnating sales were pleasantly surprised. Despite a pledge not to raise drug prices earlier this year, pharmaceutical sales kept on climbing, especially among the company's young oncology lineup. Strong uptake of innovative new cancer therapies bodes well for a couple of J&J's peers.

  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) Tops Q3 Earnings Estimates
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    Zacks

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) Tops Q3 Earnings Estimates

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.21 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.20 per share. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 5%. Kinder Morgan, which belongs to the Zacks Oil and Gas - Production and Pipelines industry, posted revenues of $3.52 billion for the quarter ended September 2018, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.11%.

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Q3 Earnings Preview: Here's What to Look Out For
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    Zacks

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Q3 Earnings Preview: Here's What to Look Out For

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 24, 2018, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations.

  • Pfizer Offers Early Retirement to U.S. Employees Ahead of Layoffs
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    Fortune

    Pfizer Offers Early Retirement to U.S. Employees Ahead of Layoffs

    Pfizer is offering U.S. employees early retirement ahead of company cuts that will hit around 2% of its 90,000 workers worldwide, CNBC reports. In an internal message to employees Tuesday, the company said the layoffs are a part of restructuring that aims to “simplify the organization to avoid duplication, create single points of accountability and reduce the number of layers within teams,” the New York Business Journal reports. “As we prepare for growth we are creating a simpler more efficient structure which will affect some managerial roles and responsibilities,” a Pfizer spokeswoman told CBNC.

  • 10 Marijuana Stocks for the Canadian ‘Pot Rush’
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    InvestorPlace

    10 Marijuana Stocks for the Canadian ‘Pot Rush’

    After historic legislation that moved Canada as the first G7 member state to legalize recreational marijuana, it became official. This has significant implications, especially for marijuana stocks. As such, investors should strongly consider marijuana stocks to buy, irrespective of their personal reservations.

  • 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. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling about 12% in the next trading day. From last quarter: Is Netflix stock falling down a mountain, or just tripping over a molehill?

  • Kinder Morgan Canada's profit surges on TransMountain sale
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    Reuters

    Kinder Morgan Canada's profit surges on TransMountain sale

    The company said on Wednesday it expects to return about C$1.2 billion ($921.5 million) or C$11.40 per restricted voting share from the sale to its shareholders. Its parent, U.S.-based Kinder Morgan Inc, closed the sale of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline to the Canadian government for C$4.5 billion in August. Kinder Morgan Canada said net income rose to C$1.35 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30, from C$42.4 million, a year earlier.