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  • Sears bankruptcy could make these 5 big companies multi-million-dollar losers
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    Yahoo Finance

    Sears bankruptcy could make these 5 big companies multi-million-dollar losers

    Signs advertising store closing sales are seen on the doors of a Sears in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Being an unsecured creditor of Sears (SHLD) right now is not a good place to be. The 125-year old former

  • Brits Are All Making the Same Joke About the New Royal Baby
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    Time

    Brits Are All Making the Same Joke About the New Royal Baby

    Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is expecting her first child with Prince Harry. The news, announced Monday morning by Kensington Palace, has already been greeted by hundreds of messages of congratulations for the royal couple on social media. The U.K. is set to leave the European Union on March 29, exactly two years after Prime Minister Theresa May started the formal process for doing so by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

  • 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?

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    Bloomberg

    Tesla Skeptic Surprised by How Much He Enjoyed the Model 3

    In a broader note about positive electric-car momentum, Jonas said he observed workers at Tesla’s lone auto plant in Fremont, California, who were “extremely busy cranking out Model 3s” for delivery in the U.S. He also drove the dual-motor performance version of the vehicle, which he sees as having better value-for-performance than the Model S sedan. “Frankly, our enjoyment of the high-spec version of the Model 3 took us by surprise,” Jonas said, adding that it’s “hard to say how much this matters.

  • Will Hasbro's Road to Recovery Continue When It Reports Earnings Next Week?
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    Motley Fool

    Will Hasbro's Road to Recovery Continue When It Reports Earnings Next Week?

    The market malaise is ongoing for toy makers, as consumers continue to mourn the death of Toys R Us, the final big-box retailer dedicated exclusively to toys. Last quarter, Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), the leading purveyor of play, gave investors a boost of confidence by reporting better-than-expected financial results, though the numbers still trailed the prior year's showing. Hasbro has long believed the worst would be over within the first two quarters of 2018, so all eyes will be on the company's third-quarter results, which are scheduled to be released before the market open on Oct. 22.

  • Harris, L3 merging to form $34M defense giant
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Harris, L3 merging to form $34M defense giant

    Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies are joining together in a ‘merger of equals’ to create a $34M defense giant. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Cheung, Ethan Wolff-Mann and Melody Hahm dig into what it means for the defense industry.

  • 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

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    Fox Business

    Sears bankruptcy: What does it mean for shoppers?

    Despite Sears Holdings filing for bankruptcy Monday, customers of the once-mighty department store chain can still use their Sears credit cards and benefit from the company loyalty program. Although some 142 Sears and Kmart stores will be closed as part of the bankruptcy, Sears and Kmart stores and the online and mobile platforms will continue to offer products and services to customers. Sears Holdings' loyalty programs, including the Shop Your Way membership program, and the Sears and private-label credit card rewards programs will continue.

  • Ark Invest CEO: Tesla 'is a replay of Apple'
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    Yahoo Finance

    Ark Invest CEO: Tesla 'is a replay of Apple'

    Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (APPL) have at least one thing in common – and it’s a big factor leading one analyst to project a price target of $4,000 for the electric vehicle manufacturer. It comes down to the chips, ARK Invest CEO and CIO Cathie Wood said in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Friday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in August that the company would be making its own computer chips for automated driving, pivoting away from hardware produced by chipmaker Nvidia (NVDA).

  • 2 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy With Dividends of 3% or Better
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    Motley Fool

    2 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy With Dividends of 3% or Better

    During a tough week for the overall market, pharmaceutical stocks across the board fell a few notches despite a lack of significant news for the industry itself. Over the past five years, Pfizer has been able to raise its dividend 42% despite declining sales for aging blockbusters that lost patent protection and a sterile injectibles business that suffered major product shortages after it was acquired. Now that the worst is over, a strong product lineup and bulging pipeline could allow America's largest pharmaceutical company to direct a ton of cash toward its shareholders.

  • Ford Escape sales are down — here’s how it compares with other small SUVs
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    American City Business Journals

    Ford Escape sales are down — here’s how it compares with other small SUVs

    Sales of the Ford Escape aren't what they used to be. The Escape, made at the Louisville Assembly Plant, saw sales decline by 20 percent in September 2018, compared with the same month last year. Ford and its Lincoln Motor Co. subsidiary have been successful in increasing sales of larger SUVs, such as the Navigator and Expedition this year.

  • Bank of America Earnings: Better Margins, Strong Asset Quality, and an All-Around Good Quarter
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    Motley Fool

    Bank of America Earnings: Better Margins, Strong Asset Quality, and an All-Around Good Quarter

    Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is the last of the "big four" U.S. banks to report its third-quarter earnings. Not only did Bank of America beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines, but the business looks pretty solid all around. First, looking at the top and bottom lines, Bank of America did quite well in the third quarter.

  • What to Expect When iRobot Reports Earnings Next Week
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    Motley Fool

    What to Expect When iRobot Reports Earnings Next Week

    2018 has been a roller-coaster ride for iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) investors. After treading water for much of the next three months, iRobot began a remarkable ascent, with its share price doubling between May and August. After topping out in August, shares are now down about 25% over fears that sales will suffer due to the ongoing trade dispute and the imposition of tariffs.

  • Caterpillar Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend—Makes No Changes
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    Market Realist

    Caterpillar Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend—Makes No Changes

    On October 10, Caterpillar (CAT) declared its latest quarterly dividend. Caterpillar has been paying dividends since 1933. Caterpillar has also announced the key dates for its third-quarter dividend payment.

  • Better Buy: International Business Machines Corporation vs. McDonald's
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: International Business Machines Corporation vs. McDonald's

    At first glance it may seem odd to compare International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), as one company is a legacy tech giant and the other is the world's largest fast-food chain. McDonald's dates back to 1940, while IBM was founded in 1911. The two stocks also check many of the same boxes for investors, as they are both reliable dividend payers -- though only McDonald's is a Dividend Aristocrat, meaning it's raised its dividend every year for 25 years in a row.

  • Tesla Model 3 hits major milestone
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    Fox Business Videos

    Tesla Model 3 hits major milestone

    FBN's Cheryl Casone on Tesla reaching a milestone of 100,000 Model 3 vehicles and Tesla CEO Elon Musk filing the paperwork to create a Tesla brand tequila called 'Teslaquila.'

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Earnings: Mark Your Calendar
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    Motley Fool

    Microsoft Earnings: Mark Your Calendar

    Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has continued to impress investors in 2018 amid its ongoing progress becoming a more cloud-centric company. Microsoft reports its first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2019 on October 24. Ahead of Microsoft's earnings release, here's an overview of some of the key areas investors will want to watch. Core to Microsoft's momentum recently is the company's rapidly growing commercial-cloud revenue.

  • 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.

  • Will Procter & Gamble Start Its New Fiscal Year on the Right Foot?
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    Motley Fool

    Will Procter & Gamble Start Its New Fiscal Year on the Right Foot?

    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is less than a week away from its first earnings report of a new fiscal year, and shareholders are hoping for better results than what it delivered the previous two quarters, which were marked by sluggish sales growth that missed management's targets. P&G has been working to end a stubborn period of modest market share losses for several of its core franchises. Organic sales growth, which measures core revenue growth by factoring out exchange rate shifts and brand acquisitions, slowed to a 1% rate over the prior 12 months from 2% in fiscal 2017.

  • What Investors Should Know about AT&T’s Growth Prospects
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    Market Realist

    What Investors Should Know about AT&T’s Growth Prospects

    What Investors Should Know about AT&T’s Growth Prospects AT&T’s earnings in Q3 2018 AT&T (T), the second-largest wireless service provider in the United States, is looking to showcase its strength as it nears its third-quarter earnings release. The company

  • What Should Investors Expect When Shopify Reports Earnings?
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    Motley Fool

    What Should Investors Expect When Shopify Reports Earnings?

    E-commerce platform provider Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) has had quite a run since going public three years ago, gaining over 400% compared with the 30% gains of the S&P 500. The biggest contributors have been the recent market rout and fears caused by Shopify's slowing growth. Investors will be keeping a close eye on the numbers when Shopify reports third-quarter results before the market open on Oct. 25.

  • Warren Buffett predicted the fall of Eddie Lampert and Sears over 10 years ago (SHLD, BRK.A, BRK.B)
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    Business Insider

    Warren Buffett predicted the fall of Eddie Lampert and Sears over 10 years ago (SHLD, BRK.A, BRK.B)

    Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday, the culmination of a downward spiral. CEO Eddie Lampert, once called the "next Warren Buffett," will also step down. Incidentally, Buffett predicted the retailer's and Lampert's downfall in 2005.

  • Bank of America's lagging loan growth overshadows profit gains
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    Reuters

    Bank of America's lagging loan growth overshadows profit gains

    The No. 2 U.S. bank's profit rose 35 percent, helped by cost controls, but investors focussed on the underlying businesses. "It was definitely a surprise when some of the other banks had better-than-expected loan growth," said R.J. Grant, head of trading at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Bank of America's total loan book grew 0.3 percent to $930 billion during the third quarter compared with the year-ago period.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Auxly Cannabis Group
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    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.