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  • Boeing signs maintenance deals with El Al Airlines, Lufthansa
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    Reuters

    Boeing signs maintenance deals with El Al Airlines, Lufthansa

    In addition, the world's biggest planemaker supplemented an existing contract with Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) for the overhaul and exchange of landing gears for two 777-200F aircraft. Boeing did not disclose the value of the new contracts. The jet maker has been looking to boost revenue in its services business which involves jet maintenance, repair and overhaul, data analytics and pilot training.

  • 7 Stocks to Buy and Hold Through Any Market Selloff
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    InvestorPlace

    7 Stocks to Buy and Hold Through Any Market Selloff

    Last week’s market collapse made headlines throughout the world. Since the sharp correction has negatively impacted virtually all investment sectors, you’re going to find discounted deals everywhere you look.

  • Cannabis Goes Legal in Canada as Investors Ride Stocks Higher
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    Bloomberg

    Cannabis Goes Legal in Canada as Investors Ride Stocks Higher

    Stores in St. John’s, Newfoundland are set to be the first to sell recreational cannabis, with some planning to open at 12:01 a.m. local time, followed by more than 100 outlets and websites opening across the country of 37 million people. “The eyes of the world are on are Canada and Canadians should feel very proud, because people have been fighting for decades to make this moment a reality,” said Brendan Kennedy, chief executive officer of Tilray Inc., the largest cannabis company by market value. Canada is the second country in the world to legalize recreational pot nationally after Uruguay.

  • Steven Mnuchin, Who Sat on Sears' Board for Years, Could Impact the Pensions of Thousands of Workers
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    Fortune

    Steven Mnuchin, Who Sat on Sears' Board for Years, Could Impact the Pensions of Thousands of Workers

    Long before he was Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin was a student at Yale University. One of those was Eddie Lampert. Lampert, of course, is the recently departed CEO of Sears Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday.

  • Netflix bulls are ignoring a very bearish detail in the streaming giant's numbers
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    Yahoo Finance

    Netflix bulls are ignoring a very bearish detail in the streaming giant's numbers

    With Netflix long ago earning the momentum trade moniker, the last thing traders want is to be negatively surprised on an earnings release. Streaming media beast Netflix reported Tuesday that through the nine months ended Sept. 30 its free cash flow was an astounding $1.7 billion outflow. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations minus capital expenditures.

  • Two Countries That Stand to Benefit From the Khashoggi Tragedy
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    WSJ

    Two Countries That Stand to Benefit From the Khashoggi Tragedy

    Turkish officials believe journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate. The WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how Iran and Turkey might benefit from this tragedy. Photo: AP

  • Tesla buys the land it needs for its Shanghai Gigafactory
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    Engadget

    Tesla buys the land it needs for its Shanghai Gigafactory

    Tesla has secured an 860,000 square meter plot of land in Shanghai for its first overseas Gigafactory after signing an agreement with the local government. The EV-maker confirmed the purchase on Chinese social media, complete with pics from the signing ceremony of the "land transfer agreement." Though Tesla didn't reveal the price, Reutersreports that the Shanghai Bureau of Planning and Land Resources said that the plot fetched 973 million yuan ($140.51 million) at auction. A deal was then officially announced in July of this year, with Tesla later adding that it was "accelerating" plans for the site's development -- spurred by a scathing import tariff rate of 40 percent on its vehicles, compared to 15 percent for other car imports.

  • Sizing Up the 5 Biggest Canadian Marijuana Stocks as the Country's Recreational Market Opens
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    Motley Fool

    Sizing Up the 5 Biggest Canadian Marijuana Stocks as the Country's Recreational Market Opens

    Today is the day that Canada opens the doors to its nationwide legal recreational marijuana market. A game of musical chairs has been played over the last few months, as different marijuana growers moved up and down in the ranking of the largest Canadian marijuana stocks by market cap. Which stocks are at the top as Canada's adult-use recreational market opens?

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    Reuters

    U.S. oil service firms face tough quarter despite high crude prices

    Even as crude prices hover near four-year highs, U.S. oilfield service firms' third-quarter results due out in coming days will reflect a shaky recovery, as their customers face drilling constraints and pressure to hold down spending. Oil producers are holding off finishing new wells, and cost pressures from tight labor markets and U.S. tariffs on imported steel are driving up service firms' costs. Meanwhile, shale producers including Devon Energy Corp and Oasis Petroleum Inc are doing more work traditionally handled by service companies.

  • Is Wells Fargo & Company a Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Wells Fargo & Company a Buy?

    North America's biggest banks have made for pretty great investments over the past few years. Since the beginning of 2016, Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) have delivered total returns of 72% and 75%, respectively

  • Analysts’ Views: Is It Time to Look at Gold Miners?
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    Market Realist

    Analysts’ Views: Is It Time to Look at Gold Miners?

    Analysts’ Views: Is It Time to Look at Gold Miners? The gold miner space This year started on a lukewarm note for gold and gold miners, and things started worsening after April. Gold prices have failed to draw a bid in 2018 despite many market uncertainties

  • Social Security Checks Are Increasing: What Does That Mean For You?
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    Fortune

    Social Security Checks Are Increasing: What Does That Mean For You?

    Social Security checks will see their biggest increase in four years as 2019 kicks off. The Social Security Administration has approved a 2.8% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for next year. That follows a 2% jump this year and an increase of just

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    Investopedia

    5 Blue Chip Drug Stocks Poised for Long-Term Gains

    Big pharmaceutical stocks have routinely lagged those of the biotech sector and, so far this year, are underperforming the broader health-care sector by a margin of more than 7%. Citing fading headwinds along with innovation and boosted new-drug sales, Guggenheim’s Seamus Fernandez names Merck & Co. Inc. ( MRK), Allergan PLC ( AGN) and AstraZeneca ( AZN) as three of his favorites, while also giving Eli Lilly & Co. ( LLY) and Novo Nordisk ( NVO) a buy rating, according to Barron’s. “Now is the time for investors to take a fresh look at global pharmaceutical stocks as headwinds abate and the group enters its strongest new product cycle since the late 1990s,” writes Fernandez.

  • General Electric (GE) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    General Electric (GE) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

  • Analysts Give Philip Morris a ‘Buy’ Rating before Its Q3 Earnings
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    Market Realist

    Analysts Give Philip Morris a ‘Buy’ Rating before Its Q3 Earnings

    Can Philip Morris Outperform Analysts’ Expectations in Q3 2018? Of the 19 analysts that follow Philip Morris International (PM), 52.6% recommend a “buy,” 42.1% recommend a “hold,” and 5.3% recommend a “sell.” On average, analysts have set a price target of $91.69, which represents a potential return of 11.4% from its current stock price of $82.31. Berenberg cut PM’s target price from $85.00 to $84.00 on October 1.

  • Where Will NVIDIA Be in 5 Years?
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    Motley Fool

    Where Will NVIDIA Be in 5 Years?

    At one time, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) floated under the radar in the technology sector. Its graphics processing units (GPUs) were then niche tech products that appealed mainly to graphic artists and hardcore PC gamers, but that all changed over the last

  • 3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans
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    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans

    Warren Buffett has no shortage of acolytes, and it's easy to see why. The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) chief and founder has made thousands of early investors in his conglomerate rich as the parent of businesses like GEICO car insurance and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad has posted average annual returns of 20% over the last 50 years, crushing the market. Buffett has never gotten too big for his britches, however.

  • Cramer's lightning round: 'I can't countenance' selling B...
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    CNBC Videos

    Cramer's lightning round: 'I can't countenance' selling B...

    Jim Cramer flies through his take on callers' favorite stocks, including that of a money management giant run by the reputable Larry Fink.

  • These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about
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    MarketWatch

    These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

    For all the glamour of living an early retirement lifestyle, there are plenty of negatives I’ve come to discover since I permanently left my job in 2012. As a result, you’re repeatedly forced to will yourself into action.

  • Boeing delivers first 737 Max 8 BBJ and unveils Max 7 luxury interior (Photos)
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    American City Business Journals

    Boeing delivers first 737 Max 8 BBJ and unveils Max 7 luxury interior (Photos)

    Boeing has delivered its very first 737 Max 8 business jet to a paying customer. It's the first of 20 BBJ Max jets that buyers from around the world have ordered from the Chicago-based jetmaker since they went on sale. Boeing spokesman Dmitry Krol declined to identify the buyer of the jet, which is the second of its kind made at Boeing's Renton 737 factory.

  • Marijuana Stocks to Watch in October -- and Into 2019
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    Motley Fool

    Marijuana Stocks to Watch in October -- and Into 2019

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada will become the first industrialized county in the world where marijuana is legal for adult recreational use -- and only the second country, along with Uruguay, where such use is legal.  Not only does this open up

  • JCPenney Stock: Do Analysts Foresee Any Upside?
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    Market Realist

    JCPenney Stock: Do Analysts Foresee Any Upside?

    Can New CEO Bring JCPenney Back on Track? (Continued from Prior Part) Consensus “hold” rating Most analysts currently have a “hold” recommendation for JCPenney (JCP) stock. The mid-tier department store chain was rated a “hold” by 75%, or 12 out of 16

  • 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 quarters of missing the mark on its own forecasts for subscriber growth, Netflix Inc. hopes to put an end to the big swings in its stock with some changes in its accounting. In kicking off tech’s earnings season Tuesday, Netflix (NFLX) reported better-than-expected subscriber growth in the quarter, leading to an 11% jump in its shares in after-hours trading. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling around 12% in the next trading day.

  • Marijuana stocks to watch: Canopy Growth is the cannabis business’s $4 billion gorilla
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    MarketWatch

    Marijuana stocks to watch: Canopy Growth is the cannabis business’s $4 billion gorilla

    The following article is part of a package of stories that MarketWatch is publishing to mark the start of full legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada on Wednesday. Smith Falls, Ontario–based Canopy Growth Corp. made headlines and drove cannabis stocks to new heights over the summer when it announced that Corona brewer Constellation Brands Inc. was going to invest an additional $4 billion in the company. Billed by both companies as a strategic partnership, the additional $4 billion investment adds to the 9.9% stake that Constellation bought in October of last year and sets the company up to either be bought outright by Constellation — via warrants that could increase its stake to more than 50% — or continue to work with the beverage company to create a range of consumer-focused cannabis products that may one day appear in markets in dozens of countries.

  • The Largest Private Employer in the World May Soon Sell Marijuana Products
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    Motley Fool

    The Largest Private Employer in the World May Soon Sell Marijuana Products

    With literally hours remaining, Canada is set to lift the curtain on nine decades of recreational marijuana prohibition tomorrow. This makes Canada the first industrialized country in the world to legalize adult-use weed. As you might rightly imagine, investors can't wait for this legalization to take place.