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France investigating millions in virus unemployment fraud
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| July 10th | 2020  7:08AM
France investigating millions in virus unemployment fraud
PARIS (AP) — Organized crime groups sought to defraud the French state of millions of euros meant for workers left jobless by the virus lockdown, prosecutors said Friday. France had an exceptionally generous temporary unemployment scheme that subsidized workers’ salaries while restaurants, schools and businesses across the economy shut…
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EU Council head tries to win over 'Frugal Four' on budget
EU Council head tries to win over 'Frugal Four' on budget
| July 10th | 2020  7:07AM
EU Council head tries to win over 'Frugal Four' on budget
BRUSSELS (AP) — With pressure mounting to reach an agreement on a post-coronavirus economic recovery plan, the president of the European Council on Friday tried to win over the so-called group of “Frugal Four" member countries with new proposals. Charles Michel’s latest offers keep the size of the recovery fund, which is meant to help EU countries weather the shock of the economic crisis, at 750 billion euros ($850 billion).
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China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020
China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020
| July 10th | 2020  6:23AM
China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020
BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but fell by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus, an industry group reported Friday. June sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the industry’s biggest global market rose to 1.8 million, according to the China…
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AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid
AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid
| July 10th | 2020  5:56AM
AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul…
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EU watchdog to probe trade pact with South American nations
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| July 10th | 2020  4:54AM
EU watchdog to probe trade pact with South American nations
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s independent watchdog has launched an inquiry into the bloc’s trade agreement with the Mercosur group of South American countries after environmental and rights groups complained that the deal does not respect the EU’s legal obligations. The European Commission, which negotiates trade agreements on…
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Global stocks mixed after Wall St slips on economy worries
Global stocks mixed after Wall St slips on economy worries
| July 10th | 2020  4:44AM
Global stocks mixed after Wall St slips on economy worries
BEIJING (AP) — European stock markets opened higher Friday while Asian prices followed Wall Street lower on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries. London and Frankfurt gained in early trading and U.S. stock futures were lower. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia retreated a day after strong gains driven by the rise of U.S.
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Asian stocks sink after Wall St losses on economy worries
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| July 10th | 2020  1:56AM
Asian stocks sink after Wall St losses on economy worries
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia retreated a day after strong gains driven by the rise of U.S. tech stocks. …
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2 California counties, once defiant, see virus cases rise
Lori Pack
| July 10th | 2020  1:04AM
2 California counties, once defiant, see virus cases rise
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — At a bus stop in Yuba City, Ron Starkey sat on a concrete wall watching videos on his phone, a white face mask tightly folded in his right hand. He wears the mask at work because his employers make him, and he wears it on the bus because his girlfriend asks him to. But he's not happy about it. “I think this is all a hoax,” Starkey, 57, said Thursday.
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The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports
The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports
| July 9th | 2020  10:47PM
The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled the sweeping orders Thursday. She says they take…
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The Latest: Arizona restaurants told to cut to half capacity
The Latest: Arizona restaurants told to cut to half capacity
| July 9th | 2020  9:46PM
The Latest: Arizona restaurants told to cut to half capacity
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering restaurants to work at half of their capacity, but he has declined to shut them down entirely as authorities seek to control a strong coronavirus outbreak that has doubled the daily case count in two weeks. The governor also said Thursday the state will increase testing with a focus on low-income…
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International Gaming Technologies (NYSE: IGT) Stock is an Omnichannel Gaming Play
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| July 9th | 2020  7:00AM
International Gaming Technologies (NYSE: IGT) Stock is an Omnichannel Gaming Play
Electronic gaming products operator International Gaming Technologies PLC (NYSE: IGT) shares have been relatively muted during the sports betting app frenzy. Instead IGT has moved more in alignment with the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY). Unlike many of the recent runups, IGT has much more structure both in terms of fundamentals and share price making it a more stabile value play for risk-tolerant longer-term investors.
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Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) Benefits from Demand Boost: Is it Sustainable?
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) Benefits from Demand Boost: Is it Sustainable?
On May 7th, Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) shares plunged more than 25% after the company’s Q4 2020 earnings (VSTO’s fiscal year ends on March 31) disappointed. But Vista, an ammunition and outdoor sporting goods manufacturer, quickly stabilized and has more than doubled in the two months since. Following the subpar earnings report, Vista’s…
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Despite 50% Drop, J.P. Morgan Still Thinks Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) Is A Buy
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
Despite 50% Drop, J.P. Morgan Still Thinks Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) Is A Buy
It’s not every day that you hear of a pre-revenue, 6-year-old automotive / tech company outweighing century-old  titans of the industry in terms of market cap but that’s exactly what’s been happening with Nikola Motor Company (NASDAQ: NKLA). Since getting onto the NASDAQ exchange last quarter, shares have been going parabolic…
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) Continues To Lead From The Front
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) Continues To Lead From The Front
With all the ups and downs that pharmaceutical and biotech companies go through, be it trials succeeding or trials failing, it’s not all that usual to find one whose stock seems to be on a consistent uptrend. But although it’s had its fair share of haircuts and volatility, on the long term chart that’s exactly what shares of Vertex…
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Seneca Foods (NASDAQ: SENEA), Small-Cap Value With Growth In The Forecast
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
Seneca Foods (NASDAQ: SENEA), Small-Cap Value With Growth In The Forecast
Consumer Staples Are In High Demand If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times since the pandemic struck, in one form or another. Consumer staples are a great play for these troubled times and a sector more than worth your attention. Names like Clorox, Conagra, Campbells, and Kimberly-Clark are reporting robust demand, better than…
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Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY): Restraining Your Urge to Sell
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY): Restraining Your Urge to Sell
Retailers all across the spectrum have been having serious trouble lately. The coronavirus closures have done no one any serious favors, and most of the retail sector is still trying to recover.  The news has been especially brutal for Bed Bath and Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY), but as much as you may want to, dumping your position right now may not…
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Conagra vs Campbells: Yield or Value, Both Are A Buy
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
Conagra vs Campbells: Yield or Value, Both Are A Buy
Packaged Foods Are Hot Within the consumer staples arena, packaged foods are among the hottest items. When it comes to pantry loading shelf-stable items are key. In this light, it is no wonder that Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) and Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) have both seen bullish activity in recent months. Now, with the spread of COVID-19 reaching…
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CVS Remains a Solid Stock In the Flight to Safety
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
CVS Remains a Solid Stock In the Flight to Safety
In a market that seems to be looking for any green shoot it can find, CVS (NYSE:CVS) has been a laggard. CVS stock plummeted nearly 30% from mid-February until mid-March. That wasn’t much different from the rest of the market. But since then, the stock has only recovered about half of that loss and sits about 16% off its March low. Unfortunately, that’s not a compelling story to get investors interested in your stock.
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BioXcel Technologies (NASDAQ:BTAI) Offers Growth Without Coronavirus Risk
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| July 9th | 2020  1:00AM
BioXcel Technologies (NASDAQ:BTAI) Offers Growth Without Coronavirus Risk
If you’re looking for a way to invest in the biotech sector, but don’t want exposure to the crowded coronavirus vaccine trade, I submit that BioXcel Technologies (NASDAQ: BTAI) is an attractive option. BTAI stock has grown over 280% this year, and that’s after BTAI stock has pulled back from higher highs. Analysts give the stock a consensus buy rating.
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Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.49 EPS
Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) Stock Rating Lowered by TheStreet
Potlatchdeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) Upgraded at Royal Bank of Canada
Cytokinetics (NASDAQ:CYTK) Earns Strong-Buy Rating from Analysts at Raymond James
Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) Upgraded at Nomura
Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Rating Increased to Outperform at Robert W. Baird
TheStreet Lowers Northwest Natural (NYSE:NWN) to C+
Deutsche Bank Downgrades Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) to Hold
Piper Sandler Lowers Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) to Neutral
KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) Stock Rating Lowered by BofA Securities
Piper Sandler Begins Coverage on Investors Real Estate Trust Reit (NYSE:IRET)
Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) Lifted to Sector Perform at Royal Bank of Canada
Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) Lowered to C+ at TheStreet
BNP Paribas Lowers Equifax (NYSE:EFX) to Neutral
Cosan (NYSE:CZZ) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet
Comerica (NYSE:CMA) Stock Rating Upgraded by Robert W. Baird
Caleres (NYSE:CAL) Lifted to "Positive" at Susquehanna Bancshares
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) Receives Sell Rating from Wells Fargo & Co

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