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Asian shares mostly rise while virus fears continue
Asian shares mostly rise while virus fears continue
| February 19th | 2020  1:34AM
Asian shares mostly rise while virus fears continue
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China. The Nikkei 225 rose 1.0% in afternoon trading to 23,415.30.Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added0.4% to 7,144.60.South Korea's Kospideclined 0.2% to 2,204.66.Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.4% to27,635.93, while the Shanghai Composite edged up0.1% to 2,986.34.
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Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US
Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US
| February 19th | 2020  12:01AM
Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US
MOSCOW (AP) — In October 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue of the late socialist leader that he and his longtime friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin, commissioned from a prominent Russian artist. …
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Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears
Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears
| February 18th | 2020  11:46PM
Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China. The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed Japan's exports fell less than expected in January. Recent weak data readings have raised…
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Japan records trade deficit in January amid growth fears
Japan records trade deficit in January amid growth fears
| February 18th | 2020  11:07PM
Japan records trade deficit in January amid growth fears
TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade deficit for the month of January Wednesday, as exports declined amid worries about the spread of a new virus that could deaden regional economic growth. The trade deficit for last month totaled 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion), the Japanese Finance Ministry said in a report. That marked the third straight month of a trade deficit for the world's third largest economy.
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China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears
China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears
| February 18th | 2020  10:47PM
China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears
BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. Demand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping anti-disease controls ever imposed. On Tuesday, Wang’s phone buzzed with a text message that a delivery had arrived.
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Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president
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| February 18th | 2020  9:09PM
Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the trustee would then sell the company, adviser Tim O'Brien said.
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2 top execs stepping down at publisher Tribune amid turmoil
2 top execs stepping down at publisher Tribune amid turmoil
| February 18th | 2020  8:31PM
2 top execs stepping down at publisher Tribune amid turmoil
Two top executives at newspaper publisher Tribune are stepping down as the company deals with its largest shareholder, a hedge fund known for cutting newsroom jobs, andgrapples with a decline in revenue as the print-ad business shrinks. The Chicago-based company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and other…
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Correction: Tribune-CEO story
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| February 18th | 2020  7:57PM
Correction: Tribune-CEO story
In a story February 3, 2020, about executive changes at Tribune, The Associated Press erroneously stated in a headline that two executives were leaving the company. Only the CEO is leaving; the non-executive chairman is resigning that position but will remain on the Tribune board.
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DuPont chairman assuming duties of CEO
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| February 18th | 2020  6:24PM
DuPont chairman assuming duties of CEO
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. said Tuesday that its executive chairman is assuming the duties of CEO. Ed Breen will replace Marc Doyle as chief executive effective immediately, the company said. The move is part of a plan to tap Breen's management experience and speed up improvements in DuPont's operations, according to a company…
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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday
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| February 18th | 2020  5:44PM
How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday, erasing some of the market's gains from the past two weeks. Banks and technology stocks accounted for most of the decline. The Nasdaq eked out a tiny gain that was good enough to nudge it to another record high. The selling came as investors weighed the impact of the virus outbreak in China on Apple and other major companies.
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Apple Updates Quarterly Revenue Guidance: What This Means for Their Stock and the Market
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Apple Updates Quarterly Revenue Guidance: What This Means for Their Stock and the Market
Whenever a company makes an update to its quarterly revenue guidance, investors need to take note. This is particularly true when one of the largest companies in the world lowers their revenue guidance mere weeks after their latest quarterly earnings report. That is exactly what happened on February 17th, 2020 with Apple (AAPL). Per Apple’s…
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Medtronic Stock a Buy After Mixed Earnings Report?
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Medtronic Stock a Buy After Mixed Earnings Report?
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) operates in the sphere between two growing sectors: health care and technology. The constants in both of these industries are change and stable demand. It also means, however, that Medtronic will not always be a smooth ride. That is exactly what may have some investors concerned after the company posted mixed earnings. Since the beginning of 2019, MDT stock is behaving much like a growth stock.
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Morgan Stanley Hikes Tesla (TSLA) Bull Case, Rating Stays Put
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Morgan Stanley Hikes Tesla (TSLA) Bull Case, Rating Stays Put
Have you ever heard of a “backhanded compliment”? It basically means something that looks like a compliment on the surface, but when you look at the terms and circumstances more closely, it loses much of what may have made it a compliment in the first place. Morgan Stanley recently did something similar with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), hiking…
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Apple Lowers Guidance: Now It's Time To Worry About The Coronavirus
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Apple Lowers Guidance: Now It's Time To Worry About The Coronavirus
The Warning Heard Round The Market Apple (AAPL) made big headlines on Monday when it issued a profit warning. The maker of iPhones, iPads, Watches and every other kind of hot consumer technology says the coronavirus is having an impact on production and demand. This spells bad news for Apple’s revenue in China and its ability to meet demand everywhere else.
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Lukewarm Earnings For Cisco, Shares Stumble
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Lukewarm Earnings For Cisco, Shares Stumble
Shares of telecommunications giant Cisco Systems were trading down as much as 7% in the aftermath of the company’s Q2 earnings last week. They released the numbers after Wednesday’s session and the stock immediately gapped down about 5% on Thursday morning. It traded lower before catching a bid into the close and finishing about where it opened.
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Trading Blueprint for Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NEM) Stock
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NEM) Stock
Shares of the world’s largest gold miner Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NYSE: NEM) have rallied towards 52-week highs driven by surging prices of gold (NYSE: GLD) accelerated by fears of the coronavirus epidemic. While Newmont also mines silver and copper, it’s synonymous with the gold mining industry as its largest producer. Precious metal…
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3 Hotel Stocks to Put on Your Watchlist for 2020
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
3 Hotel Stocks to Put on Your Watchlist for 2020
As you might expect, hotel stocks tend to perform well in healthy economies. This is because hotels generate the vast majority of their revenue through business travel as well as tourism. And the two are closely linked. When the economy is going well, businesses are hiring and open up the travel budgets. And when employees receive the wage increases…
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How to Trade Butterfly Patterns
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
How to Trade Butterfly Patterns
Harmonic price patterns are composed of multiple geometric price points connected together to form “legs” that meet specific Fibonacci (fib) ratio measurement parameters culminating in an anticipated price move when the final price point triggers. They are identified by the shape of the pattern resembling various animals like bats, crabs, sharks, and butterflies.
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Trading Blueprint for Copart Inc. (CPRT) Stock
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for Copart Inc. (CPRT) Stock
World’s largest online vehicle and salvage e-commerce auction platform Copart Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) has grown to over 750,000 members spanning 170 countries showcasing over 150,000 vehicles online daily. From amateur do-it-yourselfers to professional dealers, Copart facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers of vehicles and parts through over 200 lot locations throughout 11 countries.
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