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Home Depot's same-store sales surge in final quarter of 2019
Home Depot's same-store sales surge in final quarter of 2019
| February 25th | 2020  6:27AM
Home Depot's same-store sales surge in final quarter of 2019
Home Depot reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter with strong comparable-store sales. The home improvement retailer also boosted its quarterly dividend by 10%. Shares rose 2% in premarket trading Tuesday. For the three months ended Feb. 2, Home Depot Inc. earned $2.48 billion, or $2.28 per share. That's better…
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China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak
China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak
| February 25th | 2020  6:05AM
China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak
BEIJING (AP) — Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help, companies and economists say it may be months before production is back to normal. The problem is supply chains — the thousands of companies that provide components, from auto parts to zippers to microchips.
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World shares mostly lower after Dow drops more than 1,000
World shares mostly lower after Dow drops more than 1,000
| February 25th | 2020  5:13AM
World shares mostly lower after Dow drops more than 1,000
Shares opened lower in Europe on Tuesday after a mixed session in Asia, where Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index skidded more than 3% as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fresh efforts to contain the outbreak of a new virus that has spread from China to nearly three dozen countries. Nerves appeared to have steadied after sell-offs Monday that gave…
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EU to approve tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks
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| February 25th | 2020  3:57AM
EU to approve tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers are set to approve a tough mandate for its negotiations with the United Kingdom on a free trade deal in the wake of Britain's departure last month from the bloc. EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said that the EU is willing to offer the U.K. the best trade relations possible but only if London commits to a level playing field on everything from state aid to environmental standards.
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Asian shares mixed after Dow drops more than 1,000 points
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| February 25th | 2020  1:37AM
Asian shares mixed after Dow drops more than 1,000 points
Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 3.3%, to 22,605.41 after it reopened from a holiday on Monday…
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Leaders: 2020 forecast is rosy for border trade with Mexico
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| February 24th | 2020  11:11PM
Leaders: 2020 forecast is rosy for border trade with Mexico
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border trade leaders are expressing optimism for the 2020 trade forecast with Mexico — especially at the busy Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico — following the new free trade agreement. That's because port officials, which have long lacked the ability to process hazardous materials, expect that to change by the end of 2020., the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.
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Asian shares extend losses after Dow drops more than 1,000
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| February 24th | 2020  10:21PM
Asian shares extend losses after Dow drops more than 1,000
Shares are mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street suffered its worst session in two years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping more than 1,000 points on fears that a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken the world economy. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 3%, to 22,686.61 after it reopened from a holiday on Monday.
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TurboTax maker Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal
TurboTax maker Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal
| February 24th | 2020  7:12PM
TurboTax maker Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal
Intuit is buying consumer finance company Credit Karma in a $7.1 billion cash and stock deal that will take it deeper into the financial products realm. The agreement announced Monday would bring together the maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and other personal finance tools with one focusing on consumers' access to financial products, such as finding the right loan or credit card.
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Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal
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| February 24th | 2020  6:38PM
Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal
Intuit is buying consumer finance company Credit Karma in a $7.1 billion cash and stock deal that will take it deeper into the financial products realm. The agreement announced Monday would bring together the maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and other personal finance tools with one focusing on consumers' access to financial products, such as finding the right loan or credit card.
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Dow drops over 1,000 as outbreak threatens global economy
Dow drops over 1,000 as outbreak threatens global economy
| February 24th | 2020  6:31PM
Dow drops over 1,000 as outbreak threatens global economy
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken global economic growth. Traders sought safety in U.S. government bonds, gold and high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate.
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Fed's Mester says rate cut unnecessary to offset virus risks
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| February 24th | 2020  5:30PM
Fed's Mester says rate cut unnecessary to offset virus risks
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve official said Monday that she does not see a need to cut interest rates yet, even as worries about the viral outbreak that began in China caused global stock markets to plunge and some economists are penciling in a rate reduction by April. “I see it as a risk to the (economy's) outlook, but the fundamentals…
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Cuba opens its annual trade fair for the key cigar sector
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| February 24th | 2020  5:09PM
Cuba opens its annual trade fair for the key cigar sector
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s annual cigar trade fair started Monday, bringing thousands of buyers and aficionados of the island’s iconic stogies to sample the latest wares and place orders for sale oversees. According to Habanos SA officials, Cuba sold $531 million worth of cigars worldwide in 2019, a 10% increase over the previous year. They…
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Disinfecting wipes, conference calls: Wall Street winners
Disinfecting wipes, conference calls: Wall Street winners
| February 24th | 2020  5:06PM
Disinfecting wipes, conference calls: Wall Street winners
NEW YORK (AP) — Stay indoors and stay clean. That's what Wall Street is betting people around the world will do given all the fears about a rapidly spreading virus. As stock markets tumble on worries about how much COVID-19 will harm people and slow the global economy, more than a handful of companies have nevertheless been rising to new highs.
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What Are Inside and Outside Days in Technical Analysis?
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| February 24th | 2020  1:00AM
What Are Inside and Outside Days in Technical Analysis?
Having a solid grasp of technical analysis and charting is always an important component to becoming a successful trader. Without the ability to interpret price action and trends on a chart, you will have a hard time developing any sort of system or strategy that is based on technical analysis. Many of the most successful traders are very skilled in pattern recognition and identifying setups based on price action alone.
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Shake Shack May Have a Bumpy Road Regardless of Earnings
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| February 24th | 2020  1:00AM
Shake Shack May Have a Bumpy Road Regardless of Earnings
Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) is scheduled to report earnings after the market closes on February 24. This will be one of the first quarter that analysts will get a chance to digest the effect of Shake Shack moving to a single digital delivery provider, Grubhub (NYSE:GRUB). After the company reported third-quarter earnings, some analysts expressed concerns…
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Hyatt Catches The Coronavirus
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| February 24th | 2020  1:00AM
Hyatt Catches The Coronavirus
After reporting decent topline and bottom line Q4 numbers last week and printing all-time highs in the aftermath, shares of Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) opened down more than 7% on Monday morning as the number of worldwide coronavirus cases surged. To be fair, they weren’t the only stock to be taking heat and the Dow Jones plummeted 900 points from Friday’s close in the opening minutes of today’s session.
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Where To Invest For The Coming Correction
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| February 24th | 2020  1:00AM
Where To Invest For The Coming Correction
A Correction Is Long Overdue I have been calling for, anticipating, and preparing for a stock market correction for quite some time. I found it, find it, hard to believe the stock market can continue to climb higher while the outlook for earnings is deteriorating. Sure, the S&P 500 (SPY) eeked out a small measure of EPS growth in 2019 but, compared…
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Is Home Depot or Lowe’s the Better Buy as Home Improvement Season Kicks Off?
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| February 24th | 2020  1:00AM
Is Home Depot or Lowe’s the Better Buy as Home Improvement Season Kicks Off?
Spring is right around the corner. And for many homeowners in parts of the nation that have grown weary of cold, gray winter days, spring turns their thoughts to outdoor projects. And this means that spring is a time when lawns aren’t the only thing seeing green. We are now approaching the time when home improvement companies post their most significant revenues of the year.
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Stifel Downgrades Domino's Pizza (DPZ)
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| February 24th | 2020  1:00AM
Stifel Downgrades Domino's Pizza (DPZ)
Normally, when you hear about a stock getting downgraded, it's for one of a set of fairly good reasons. It missed the consensus earnings estimate. It missed the consensus profit estimate. Its own estimates for the next year are down. All of these are fairly valid reasons to lose a little faith in a company and its management. Much less often, however,…
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