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School yearbook will let transgender student wear makeup and heels in photo

Kami Pham, 19, a high school senior in Shreveport, La., fought to wear makeup, a wig, and heels in her school photo and at her graduation in May.

  • Business
    Fox Business

    How much Uber, Lyft drivers really make

    With the rise of the gig economy, many people are turning to ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft to find work. Despite the differences in the platforms, average nationwide earnings for both Uber and Lyft are comparable. A 2015 study by SherpaShare found that an average driver’s gross earnings per trip in New York City was $29.34 for UberX and $28.82 for Lyft, compared with only $11.53 for UberX and $11.36 for Lyft in Los Angeles.

  • 2 Hot Marijuana Stocks Listing Soon on U.S. Exchanges -- Are They Buys?
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    Motley Fool

    2 Hot Marijuana Stocks Listing Soon on U.S. Exchanges -- Are They Buys?

    Two marijuana stocks that are currently listed on Canadian stock exchanges soon plan also to list on U.S. stock exchanges. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) expects to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by the end of October and Aleafia Health (NASDAQOTH: ALEAF) should soon trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Are these hot marijuana stocks that are coming soon to U.S. stock exchanges smart picks to buy now?

  • This Is the Average American's Salary. How Does Yours Compare?
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    Motley Fool

    This Is the Average American's Salary. How Does Yours Compare?

    In an age of oversharing, many of us are remarkably tight-lipped when it comes to talking salary. But in reality, knowing where you stand can help you determine whether you're in a good place or whether you should be taking steps to boost your earnings

  • Here's everyone who has dropped out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos of the Middle East'
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    Yahoo Finance

    Here's everyone who has dropped out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos of the Middle East'

    Prominent members of the world’s business community are dropping out of Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative, a conference that is widely known as the “Davos of the Middle East,” after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist at the Washington Post. Turkey has accused Saudi Arabia of sending a large task force to murder him and dismember his body. By Sunday evening, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon had pulled out, along with Ford chair Bill Ford.

  • Sears Goes Bankrupt, Mired in Debt and Deserted by Shoppers
    Finance
    Bloomberg

    Sears Goes Bankrupt, Mired in Debt and Deserted by Shoppers

    The company filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, New York, early Monday and said Eddie Lampert is stepping down immediately as chief executive officer. At the same time, Lampert’s ESL Investments Inc. is negotiating a financing deal while also discussing buying “a large portion of the company’s store base,” Sears said in a statement. The retailer, for years called Sears, Roebuck & Co. and famous for its massive catalog, boomed in the decades after World War II along with a growing middle class.

  • Read This Before You Sell Your Chinese Tech Stocks
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    Motley Fool

    Read This Before You Sell Your Chinese Tech Stocks

    It's been a tough year for Chinese tech stocks, which were torpedoed by the country's escalating trade war with the U.S. and rising interest rates. Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), and Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY) -- the three high-growth "BAT" stocks, which were often compared to the FANG stocks in the U.S. -- each lost more than 20% of their value over the past 12 months. Investors sitting on those big declines are probably wondering if it's time to sell all their Chinese stocks.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. Aphria Inc.
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    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. Aphria Inc.

    Recreational marijuana sales begin on Oct. 17 in Canada, and investors convinced the program will be a hit have pushed shares of Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) and Aphria Inc. (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) up by 60% or better over the past few months. In just two short years, Canopy Growth Corporation's market cap has exploded from just $476 million two years ago to $10.1 billion at recent prices, and it looks like there could be more fireworks ahead. Canopy Growth has secured contracts that will require it to provide at least 67,000 kilograms of cannabis annually to Canadian provinces and territories.

  • Guess Who's Profiting From GE's Troubles?
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    Motley Fool

    Guess Who's Profiting From GE's Troubles?

    One person's challenge is another's opportunity, and there are very few CEOs as bold and decisive in taking advantage of a chance to enhance value for shareholders as Emerson Electric's (NYSE: EMR) David Farr. Although the terms of Emerson's deal to buy General Electric's (NYSE: GE) Intelligent Platforms business weren't disclosed, it's likely that GE's desire to sell assets in order to raise cash means Farr's company wouldn't have overpaid to acquire a strategically important business. While the very-highly-regarded former Danaher CEO Larry Culp is now charged with turning around GE's fortunes, the executive with best recent experience in turning around a major industrial company is actually Emerson's David Farr.

  • If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks
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    Motley Fool

    If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP), PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) are all high yielding dividend payers with long histories of increasing their dividends on a regular basis. Magellan has long been one of the most conservative midstream partnerships, focusing on self-funding as much of its growth as it can to avoid dilutive unit sales -- a model which peer and industry bellwether Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is starting to mimic. This conservative approach, however, doesn't mean the company is skimping on growth.

  • Saudi retaliation is 'something of an empty threat': Expe...
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    CNBC Videos

    Saudi retaliation is 'something of an empty threat': Expe...

    Stephen Blank of the American Foreign Policy Council says the U.S. and other countries can ramp up production, should Saudi Arabia retaliate in the Jamal Khashoggi case by reducing oil supply.

  • It’s Official -- These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019
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    Motley Fool

    It’s Official -- These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019

    For workers, Social Security's maximum taxable earnings are increasing, and more income will be required to earn a Social Security "credit." Beneficiaries who claimed Social Security early and still work will be happy to learn they'll be able to earn more without a benefit reduction in 2019, and for high earners, the maximum possible Social Security benefit is also on the rise. With all of that in mind, here are the recently released details of these five 2019 Social Security changes. As I mentioned, Social Security beneficiaries are getting a 2.8% COLA starting with their January 2019 benefit payment.

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    CNBC

    He retired at 34. Here's how many people are enjoying a very early retirement

    Retiring in your 60s and 70s can seem a challenge to pull off. A few early retirees break down how they did it. Retiring comfortably in yours 60s or 70s can seem a high-wire act, so how are some people pulling it off without a wrinkle in their face?

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    Barrons.com

    What to Buy Now — An Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Offers Advice

    STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG The market ended up Friday—so all is well and you’ve decided that the end is not near. Secretly, you feel a little sheepish that you overreacted after the bloodbath on Wednesday and Thursday, but that raises

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Bulls & Bears Of The Week: GE, Netflix, Nike, Twitter And More

    Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included an old-school conglomerate and a social media pair. Bearish calls included an electric car maker and a pharmaceutical firm. Another major hurricane

  • Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments
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    Associated Press

    Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. The warning from the world's top oil exporter came after a turbulent day on the Saudi stock exchange, which plunged as much as 7 percent at one point. American lawmakers threatened tough punitive action against the Saudis, and Germany, France and Britain jointly called for a "credible investigation" into Khashoggi's disappearance.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Arrive in Australia to Start 16-Day Pacific Tour
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    Meredith Videos

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Arrive in Australia to Start 16-Day Pacific Tour

    A beaming Meghan Markle looked remarkably unfatigued by a 22-hour flight as she walked out of Sydney’s airport with Prince Harry on Monday for a rest day before they officially start a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

  • This $372 Million Windfall for Aurora Cannabis Could Be Just the Beginning
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    Motley Fool

    This $372 Million Windfall for Aurora Cannabis Could Be Just the Beginning

    Investors have never been more excited about the prospects for marijuana stocks, and many of the best-known first movers in the industry call Canada their home. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) is one of the major companies in the cannabis industry looking to cash in on the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, and it's put together an impressive set of resources designed to let it take maximum advantage of growing consumer interest in cannabis products. Like most up-and-coming companies, Aurora Cannabis isn't consistently profitable, and the marijuana producer is spending freely to ramp up its production capabilities to stay ahead of competitors.

  • A Sears liquidation could create some winners and over 100,000 losers
    Business
    MarketWatch

    A Sears liquidation could create some winners and over 100,000 losers

    Sears Holdings Corp.’s seemingly imminent liquidation could create some winners and many losers, according to experts. With major lenders now pressing for liquidation versus reorganization, Sears (SHLD)  could soon be going out of business. The large players in the appliance category, including Lowe’s Cos. (LOW)  , Home Depot Inc. (HD) , and Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) , stand to gain shares and scale even if there’s a temporary discounting disruption, according to UBS analysts led by Michael Lasser.

  • Better Buy: General Electric Company vs. Boeing
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: General Electric Company vs. Boeing

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) are two industrial heavyweights that have been moving in opposite directions in recent years. Boeing shares are up 164% during the past three years, while shares of GE are down 52% during the same period. The reasons the stocks have moved the way they have are well-documented: Boeing is benefiting from perhaps the longest-running commercial aircraft order up-cycle in history, while GE has been plagued by its massive debt load and a slowdown in the energy sector.

  • U.S. Stock Index Futures Fall on Saudi Tensions, Trade Woes
    World
    Bloomberg

    U.S. Stock Index Futures Fall on Saudi Tensions, Trade Woes

    Futures contracts on the S&P 500 index fell 0.8 percent after the underlying gauge had its worst weekly slump since March 23 last week. The message overall at the IMF gathering in Bali was that the world economy is plateauing and by 2020 may be considerably weaker as simmering trade tensions are already denting global growth and need to be resolved.

  • Alec Baldwin Urges Voters to 'Overthrow' the Trump Government in Midterm Elections
    Politics
    Time

    Alec Baldwin Urges Voters to 'Overthrow' the Trump Government in Midterm Elections

    After reprising his role as Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner. Baldwin said on issue after issue, Republicans are destroyers, not builders.

  • A Google engineer took a 50% pay cut to leave his job and join a startup, and 3 years later, he isn't sorry
    Finance
    Business Insider

    A Google engineer took a 50% pay cut to leave his job and join a startup, and 3 years later, he isn't sorry

    Software engineer Daren Makuck left a high-paying job at Google and took a 50% pay cut to work at a startup called Qwil. An interaction he had with Qwil CEO Johnny Reinsch convinced him it was the right career move. Makuck even refused to increase his salary when the time came, to Reinsch's surprise.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Auxly Cannabis Group
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Auxly Cannabis Group

    One is market cap: Aurora's market cap is nearly 18 times bigger than Auxly's. Then there's stock performance. Here's how Aurora Cannabis and Auxly Cannabis Group stack up against each other in the areas that do matter.

  • Is This High-Flying Marijuana Stock the Next Tilray?
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    Motley Fool

    Is This High-Flying Marijuana Stock the Next Tilray?

    Since then, Tilray's share price has skyrocketed to well over six times its opening-day level. At one point, Tilray was up a whopping 856% -- in just two months of trading. Now there's another marijuana stock that is beginning to turn heads.

  • Finance
    TheStreet.com

    Jim Cramer Says 'Amazon's Never Been Cheap'

    Jim Cramer held a boot camp for investors Saturday in New York. "One of the biggest themes that we invest on is network effect," said Naomi Shah, an analyst with Union Square Ventures. "Netflix is only focused on the streaming opportunities," he said.