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Vlad Guerrero Jr. pulls off masterful Instagram troll

Calm down, baseball fans and fantasy fanatics, it doesn't appear that Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the prized Toronto Blue Jays prospect, is coming to the major leagues just yet.

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    CNBC

    Here's how much debt Americans have at every age

    Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, car loans, personal loans: Most Americans have a combination of these sources of debt. "Despite recognizing that debt is dangerous waters, Americans are jumping in with both feet and struggling to stay afloat," says Emily Holbrook, director of planning for Northwestern Mutual.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Increased Its Stake in Teva Again
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    Market Realist

    Berkshire Hathaway Increased Its Stake in Teva Again

    On August 14, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) announced its holdings at the end of the second quarter. Berkshire Hathaway added the stock to its portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2017 with 19.0 million Teva shares. At that time, TEVA stock was trading at record lows. On August 14, Teva stock was up ~1.2% in after-hours trading. Other major expanded investments by Berkshire Hathaway in the second quarter included Apple (AAPL) and Goldman Sachs (GS).

  • Is NVIDIA Corporation a Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Is NVIDIA Corporation a Buy?

    Investors who follow the technology industry closely have likely heard a lot about the graphics processor maker NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) over the past few years. Fortunately, NVIDIA's stock is also rising due to the company's dominance in key industry segments and early wins in prospective markets. First and foremost, potential NVIDIA investors should know that the company's primary business is in selling graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming market.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Cronos Group vs. Tilray
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    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Cronos Group vs. Tilray

    You can count on one hand the number of Canadian marijuana stocks that trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) became the first Canadian marijuana grower to list on the Nasdaq in February. Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) followed suit in July.

  • Tesla stock pricing in zero probability of going private:...
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    CNBC Videos

    Tesla stock pricing in zero probability of going private:...

    Romit Shah, Nomura Instinet analyst and one of Wall Street's biggest Tesla bulls, discusses the factors weighing on his previous $450 price target on Tesla and why he's still bullish on the electric car company.

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    Benzinga

    Barron's Picks And Pans: AT&T, Starbucks, State Street, Verizon And More

    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's examines how blockchain technology is beginning to show promise. Other featured articles include income picks from top advisors and five standout dividend picks. Also, see the prospects for a trust and custodial

  • Is Dynavax Technologies Corporation a Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Dynavax Technologies Corporation a Buy?

    For Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX), this old adage was spot-on. Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 8, 2017, the biotech stock increased more than fivefold. Investors eagerly awaited FDA approval of Dynavax's Heplisav-B hepatitis B vaccine.

  • China May Not Have a Lot of Levers to Pull Amid Trade Spat, JPMorgan Says
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    Bloomberg

    China May Not Have a Lot of Levers to Pull Amid Trade Spat, JPMorgan Says

    Ben Jarman, an economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Sydney, talks about the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haidi Stroud-Watts on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

  • Wind River CEO on the split from Intel and the 'pretty crazy' reception that followed
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    American City Business Journals

    Wind River CEO on the split from Intel and the 'pretty crazy' reception that followed

    Intel Corp. divested embedded software company Wind River last quarter, but a former executive said the two companies were a drain on each others’ businesses long before that and that the split was ultimately in both sides' best interest. In a wide-ranging interview, Wind River CEO Jim Douglas told the Silicon Valley Business Journal that internal issues plagued the organizations before the separation was announced earlier this year. “(Intel) was asking us to invest in areas that were enabling them and asking us to provide software for free but it was not aligned with the way we were being measured." Intel acquired Alameda-based Wind River in 2009 for $884 million, which was the company's biggest deal of the decade at the time.

  • 1 More Reason Ford's Dividend Looks Safe
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    Motley Fool

    1 More Reason Ford's Dividend Looks Safe

    Following another subpar earnings report issued last month and a guidance cut, Ford Motor (NYSE: F) shares have continued to sink to new multiyear lows. Recently, a number of Wall Street analysts have warned that Ford's dividend is danger. Many investors -- including members of the Ford family! -- count on these payouts to generate steady income.

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    Investopedia

    4 Things to Know About Backdoor Roth IRA Conversions

    A backdoor Roth IRA conversion is a way of funding a Roth IRA account with a traditional IRA conversion instead of a direct contribution. People with relatively high incomes are unable to directly contribute to a Roth IRA. To get around this issue, they can make a non-deductible contribution to a traditional IRA, then perform a Roth conversion.

  • Investors have misdiagnosed Amazon’s push into the pharmacy business
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    MarketWatch

    Investors have misdiagnosed Amazon’s push into the pharmacy business

    Or more precisely, how will Amazon’s entrance into the retail pharmacy business change this industry? Then we had a small but important insight that shifted our thinking on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) : The preponderance of drugs in the U.S. is consumed by an older population, whose habits change slowly or not at all. Accordingly, it’s likely that Amazon’s (AMZN) online pharmacy will not significantly impact the existing drug industry.

  • Alan Dershowitz on Giuliani’s ‘truth’ comment: He was absolutely right
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    Fox Business Videos

    Alan Dershowitz on Giuliani’s ‘truth’ comment: He was absolutely right

    Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on former CIA Director John Brennan threatening to sue President Trump, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s comments about ‘truth’ and the Mueller investigation.

  • Don’t Count Out These 5 Active Mutual Funds
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    InvestorPlace

    Don’t Count Out These 5 Active Mutual Funds

    There’s a reason why the investment world has gone gaga for passive indexing and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). After all, most actively managed mutual funds and other investment vehicles with a human touch tend to lag the broader market. There are actually plenty of active mutual funds that are beating broader indexes and their benchmarks by a wide margin.

  • Enterprise Products Partners and MPLX: Analysts’ Ratings
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    Market Realist

    Enterprise Products Partners and MPLX: Analysts’ Ratings

    EPD, KMI, WMB, and MPLX: Comparing the Top Midstream Giants (Continued from Prior Part) Analysts’ recommendations All of the analysts surveyed by Reuters covering Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and MPLX (MPLX) are bullish on the stocks. All of the

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    Investopedia

    AT&T an ‘Extreme’ Bargain, May Rise 12%

    AT&T Inc. ( T) has continued its negative performance over the past couple of years, down 15% this year amid a broad underperformance in the telecom sector in general. Using a bit of reverse engineering Flannery found that AT&T is trading at “extreme valuation levels,” not only relative to its own historical value, but also to shares of competitor Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ), according to Barron’s.

  • Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Bristol-Myers Squibb
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Bristol-Myers Squibb

    This stock is driven by a top-selling cancer therapy that's growing by leaps and bounds, but it's underperformed the market over the past five years. The biotech stock has a lot more in common with the big pharma than you might think, but only one can come out on top in this head-to-head battle. Investors don't need to look hard for reasons to like this biotech stock.

  • Better Buy: PayPal Holdings, Inc. vs. Discover
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: PayPal Holdings, Inc. vs. Discover

    PayPal is a digital wallet platform with a fast-growing and engaged user base. Discover is the smallest of the four major domestic U.S. credit card companies and has a track record of excellent customer service. This past May, the Census Bureau stated that U.S. e-commerce sales rose to $123.7 billion, a 16.4% increase year over year, in this year's first quarter.

  • Is FMC Corporation a Buy?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Is FMC Corporation a Buy?

    Among the three major lithium stocks available to investors today, FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC) has performed the best since the beginning of 2018. It's not really a close race. The company has seen its shares slide 11.5%, while the stock prices of peers Albemarle

  • Exclusive: China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. sanctions - sources
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    Reuters

    Exclusive: China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. sanctions - sources

    BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the United States. The shift demonstrates that China, Iran's biggest oil customer, wants to keep buying Iranian crude despite the sanctions, which were put back after the United States withdrew in May from a 2015 agreement to halt Iran's nuclear programme. The United States is trying to halt Iranian oil exports to force the country to negotiate a new nuclear agreement and to curb its influence in the Middle East.

  • Business
    CNBC

    As semi stocks get wrecked, long-time tech investor sees two to buy on the dip

    Shares of Microchip Technology MCHP , Applied Materials AMAT and NXP Semiconductors NXPI all suffered recent declines, as has the SMH , the ETF that tracks semiconductors, which declined nearly 3 percent last week. Despite the carnage, one veteran tech investor says the space is now flush with cheap buys. The SMH semiconductor ETF's sell-off brought its price-to-earnings ratio down below 14 times forward earnings, nearing the two-year low reached in April.

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    Investopedia

    This is What Bill Gates's Portfolio Looks Like (BRK.B, MSFT)

    Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world (after Amazon's Jeff Bezos), with a net worth of over just under $95 billion as of August 17, 2018, according to Forbes. Gates has since retired from the day to day functioning of Microsoft and focuses his efforts on his philanthropic causes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation has a substantial portfolio of investments.

  • Better Buy: Verizon Communications Inc. vs. Philip Morris
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Verizon Communications Inc. vs. Philip Morris

    Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) might not seem to have much in common. Verizon is engaged in the high-tech world of wireless communications, while Philip Morris sells a product that people have used for centuries. With that in mind, we'll look at Verizon and Philip Morris more closely, evaluating them to see which is the better buy right now.

  • TJX and Ross Stores Could Report Stellar Q2 Results This Week
    Business
    Motley Fool

    TJX and Ross Stores Could Report Stellar Q2 Results This Week

    This trend has driven big share-price gains for off-price giants TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) and Ross Stores (NASDAQ: ROST). Both stocks currently sit near all-time highs, ahead of the companies' second-quarter earnings reports. Accelerating economic growth in the U.S. and a rebound in apparel sales is likely to have driven extremely strong results at TJX and Ross Stores during the second quarter.

  • Qualcomm Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know
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    Motley Fool

    Qualcomm Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has had an up-and-down year. One of the biggest names in semiconductor chips globally, Qualcomm shares are up 27% over the past 52 weeks -- but at one point, Qualcomm stock was actually down 28% from its highs of January. This morning, Rosenblatt Securities announced it's upgrading shares of Qualcomm to buy and assigning a $70 price target.