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Amazon has an uphill in battle in turning around the sinking ship that is Whole Foods.

In early July, we said that irrational fears related to Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods Market (WFM) were creating a buying opportunity in Costco (COST) stock.

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Nowcast 3rd Quarter GDP Estimate 2%, GDPNow 3.7% [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 5:36 p.m. by MishTalk @ [source]

We have two revisions coming for second-quarter GDP estimates even as time rolls on.

For the second quarter, GDPNow’s initial forecast was 4.3% (off by 1.7 percentage points).

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The S&P 500 is on pace for its 72nd straight trading session without a gain of 1 percent or more — its longest such streak since early 2007.

The last time the S&P posted a gain larger than 1 percent in a single trading session was on April 24, with a gain of 1.08 percent.

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This has been a disastrous year for Quintis, plain and simple. While the report was hyperbolic in many respects, it was timed perfectly to coincide with an ill advised rebranding from “TFS Corporation” to “Quintis Ltd”.

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Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 5:25 p.m. by Notes From the Rabbit Hole @ [source]

A few years ago you’re trying to get her to address her softball fundamentals, then you’re wondering why she hates high school so much (actually I am not, I absolutely hated it too), then last year you’re wondering why she is quitting opera vocal in favor of composition, and this year you’re spending last Saturday night at a studio in Boston watching a first-time composer manage a string quartet with no pre-rehearsal of the material and the clock ticking ($$$… ). It was a great experience for her working through being intimidated by older musicians and trying to get her points across to them as the composer.

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Surveillance video obtained by Englewood police shows the suspect calmly walking away after sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman.

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The Democratic congresswoman tells 'The View' she's not “disturbed” at all by Trump's foreign phone calls leaking. Matt Wilstein.

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Representative Maxine Waters, D-Calif., says President Donald Trump is the most deplorable person she has met, the Mueller investigation and why she isn't hopeful the new chief of staff will organize the White House. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Wall Street analysts predict Activision Blizzard is the future of media and entertainment as it enters new businesses such as esports, consumer products and advertising. Activision Blizzard has been one of the best-performing stocks in the market with the shares up 77.2 percent year to date through Thursday versus the S&P 500's 10.4 percent return.

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In the week ended August 4, 2017, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 765, down by one compared with the prior week and up by 384 compared with a total of 381 a year ago. Including 189 other rigs drilling for natural gas, there are a total of 954 working rigs in the country, down by four from last week and up by 490 year over year.

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Here is his article. Along the same lines, Trent Eady in his recent article pointed out that analysts only expected about 2,000 Model 3 deliveries in 2017 and predicted that Tesla will deliver upwards of 20,000 Model 3s in 2017.

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Disclosure: Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) is a special-situations, long-term play and should not be expected to have its value fully recognized for a few years.

Disclosure: I am/we are long CWCO.

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Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS: FB) had a rough IPO. With that said, Facebook has been on a tear since the beginning of the third quarter, climbing 13.5% in the month of July, and that may lead some investors to question if Facebook is still worth the buy.

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We were just asked about Kraft Heinz (KHC) following its Q2 earnings report which were a touch underwhelming. In this column, we will discuss Kraft Heinz’s performance and where we see the name heading.

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Pension funds, wealth managers and insurance companies are increasingly looking outside of traditional stocks and bonds to find new investment products as the bull market ages.

Pension funds contributed about $100 billion to that increase and had the largest share at one-third, while wealth managers held 15 percent, according to the study.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the increase in unauthorized disclosures of classified national security information.

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There's no denying that Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster IS a hell of a luxurious space. And Trump allegedly called the White House a “real dump” compared to his New Jersey country club.

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