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Watch Bill Gates Amusingly Demonstrate How Little Billionaires Know About Grocery Prices

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Gates thought cheap stuff, like Rice-A-Roni and Totino's Pizza Rolls were way more expensive than they actually are, and guessed expensive items, like Tide Pods , are way cheaper than their $19.97 price tag. (Related question: why has Bill Gates been everywhere lately?) He's playing "How Much Does the World Suck?" with YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen , he's getting ready to guest star on The Big Bang Theory , and now he's also. Read More »

DineEquity, Inc (NASDAQ:DIN) To Release Earnings

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Qs Investors Llc increased Dineequity Inc ( DIN ) stake by 113.29% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Dineequity Inc (NYSE:DIN) as of current trade, has shown weekly performance of 18.05% which was maintained at 19.59% in one month period. Read More »

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position Increased by AE Wealth Management LLC

It also increased its holding in Qiwi Plc (NASDAQ:QIWI) by 322,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 348,600 shares, and has risen its stake in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP). Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Read More »

Stocks fall, yields and dollar rise after Fed minutes

Walmart sank the most since 1988. Tuesday's stock slide also came as yields on USA government notes briefly hit their highest point since September 2008. -Fed policy makers speaking this week include New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic. Oil prices pared losses in post-settlement activity after data from the American Petroleum Institute showed a surprise draw in US crude inventories. Read More »

Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 29,310,818 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $496,234,000 after purchasing an additional 162,885 shares during the period. Valley Advisers, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 175 shares. Davenport Ltd Llc owns 1.70 million shares for 1.21% of their portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Stamps Com Inc (NASDAQ:STMP) by 12,710 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 68,101 shares, and cut its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI). Read More »

Existing home sales drop as inventory remains depressed

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The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Sales slid 3.2 percent from December, based on seasonally adjusted figures. USA sales of existing homes fell in January, exhibiting the largest year-over-year drop in more than three years. Read More »

(MSFT) is Ameriprise Financial Inc.'s 2nd Largest Position

At a certain point in the past four quarters, the shares traded as low as $7.80 but made a 2.05% recovery since then. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 78% are positive. Stock analysts at Oppenheimer upped their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Microsoft in a research report issued on Friday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Read More »

Analyst Observation on Two Stocks: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Visa Inc. (V)

Susquehanna downgraded the shares of WFC in report on Thursday, December 1 to "Neutral" rating. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Quanta Services, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Hold" on Monday, February 5. The stock of AT&T Inc. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, January 25 by Scotia Capital. Read More »

Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

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Los Angeles County authorities say a possible plan to carry out a school shooting at an area high school was stopped. The 17-year-old student at El Camino High School near the city of Whittier was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, and his adult brother was arrested on five weapons charges after two assault rifles, 90 high-capacity magazines and other handguns were found in their home. Read More »

Experts warn AI could be exploited

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It forecasts bots - automated software - being used to manipulate the news agenda, social media and elections. "We believe there is reason to expect attacks enabled by the growing use of AI to be especially effective, finely targeted, hard to attribute, and likely to exploit vulnerabilities in AI systems", the report's authors conclude. Read More »

German composite index continues growth but at a slower pace

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An improvement in business optimism "bodes well, suggesting that companies are expecting the slowdown to be short-lived", said Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit . Both the indices have hit three-month low and two-month low respectively. In France, the business outlook also continued to rise and employment growth came within a fraction of the 16 1/2-year high seen in November. Read More »

American Electric Power (AEP) Upgraded by Guggenheim to "Neutral"

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 0.52% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Norinchukin Bank The boosted its position in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) by 6.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Read More »

Sling TV Now Has More Than 2.2 Million Subscribers

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Sei invested in 111,334 shares. Veritable Lp accumulated 5,088 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Comml Bank Of America De has 0.01% invested in DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH ). LendingClub Corp (NYSE: LC) posted downbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday. According to Sling TV , its over-the-top (OTT) internet service has grown by 47 percent year over year. Read More »

Treasury yields pare climb after Fed minutes

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 188.27 points, or 0.75 percent, to 25,031.11, the S&P 500 lost 10.19 points, or 0.37 percent, to 2,722.03 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.76 points, or 0.16 percent, to 7,251.23. Those worries center on the view that the bond market is ill-prepared to absorb an increase in debt sales as the Fed unwinds its multitrillion-dollar balance sheet . Read More »

Cabinet approves private participation in commercial coal mining

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The decision to scrap the four-decade-long curbs on private firms will also end the dominance of state-owned Coal India to mine and sell the fuel in the country. The committee gave its nod for railway projects worth Rs11,660 crore which included doubling of rail lines along with electrification and a new railway line in Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Read More »

Uber Just Launched a New Option With Its Cheapest Fares Yet

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And this alternative feels more likely with the cheaper Express Pool service, which, as hordes of snarky internet people pointed out when Lyft launched something similar in June of a year ago, looks a lot like a bus. With the new feature, Uber probably wants to change to the current model that covers direct routing, by replacing it with simpler pickups and fewer deviations from the route for both drivers and riders. Read More »

Technical Story: The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stands -4.12% away from 50 SMA

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The Coca-Cola Company (KO ) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.5 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.49. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in shares of The Coca-Cola by 1,117.2% in the second quarter. It increased, as 29 investors sold MKL shares while 109 reduced holdings. Read More »

Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Q1 Adj. Earnings 3c Above Estimates

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About 22.86 million shares traded or 72.34% up from the average. Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has declined 7.99% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Applied Materials, Inc . Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation ( NYSE:UTX ), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Read More »

Has $8.20 Million Stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

The institutional investor held 430,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.83M, up from 355,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, September 15 by Citigroup. Cisco Systems Inc . has $160 highest and $16 lowest target. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Wednesday, August 16 with "Hold" rating. Read More »

Indian bank hack bears hallmarks of Bangladesh Bank heist

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India's City Union Bank (CTBK.NS) said on Sunday that "cyber criminals" had hacked its systems and transferred almost $2 million through three unauthorized remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform. Kamakodi called it a "conspiracy" involving multiple countries, and added the lender was still investigating how it had happened. In a statement, the Reserve Bank of India said that as part of the ongoing efforts for strengthening of the supervisory framework in the ... Read More »

Walmart's Online Sales Come Under Pressure

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Looking at the other figures from the company's previous quarter, their eCommerce sales at Walmart U.S. managed to fetch a whopping 23% increase, while Sam's Club comp sales which exclude fuel managed to increase by a total of 2.4%, bolstered by the comp traffic growth which was at 4.3%. Read More »

Gold falls further as higher yields prop up dollar

A six-day rebound in world stocks sputtered on Tuesday, hurt by rising bond yields and disappointing earnings from USA retailers, while the US dollar extended a rebound from three-year lows, according to Reuters. But the greenback managed to find bids once the dust began to settle after last week's tumble. "The steady USA economy and the possibility of the Fed accelerating its rate increases will likely keep fuelling the dollar's rebound, particularly against the euro and yen", said Masafumi ... Read More »

Walmart Earnings: Walmart Inc Stock Sinks on Q4 Miss

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Walmart Inc . (NYSE: WMT ) yearly performance is 52.14% and net profit margin is 2.30%. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 6.59 million shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. Ws Mngmt Lllp owns 350,000 shares or 0.68% of their U.S. portfolio. Executives demurred when asked by analysts Tuesday where Walmart might invest in its various e-commerce platforms going forward. Read More »

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

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Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in WYNN . The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.70. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.985 during the last trading session, reaching $92.985. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. Moreover, Fayez Sarofim And has 0.01% invested in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). Canaccord Genuity has "Hold" rating and $67 target. Read More »

Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts — Ex-FBI agent

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No police reports were immediately available for those calls so it was not possible to determine whether Cruz was involved. She and her friends scrutinized it, wondering if one of the victims was a friend. He said each call would be "looked at and scrutinized" and that he would take appropriate action should he learn his office fell short in handling them. Read More »

Fonterra deal "does not change A2/Synlait baby-milk JV"

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The two companies will establish an A1 protein-free milk pool in New Zealand and a new A1 protein-free milk pool in Australia , and Fonterra also gets exclusive supply rights for some products in new markets for a2 in South East Asia and the Middle East up to a specified volume. Read More »

Uttar Pradesh can become growth engine of country, says PM Narendra Modi

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India can not grow without Uttar Pradesh. When UP rises, no power can stop India to become an economic power. Ambani said Reliance would invest Rs 10,000 crore in the state over the next three years. Anand Mahindra announced to set up an electric vehicle plant in Uttar Pradesh. The Chief Minister's dinner invite for top business honchos has already been accepted by over 200 CEOs of national and global business houses. Read More »