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Leaked transcripts of phone conversations between Donald Trump and two world leaders show the president relentlessly focused on his political image and underscore some of the difficulty he has had navigating foreign affairs. The conversations between ...

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An SFPD drives down Church Street along Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, August 3, 2017. By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez on August 3, 2017 3:52 pm.

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A barrage of gunfire broke out Thursday in Dolores Park in the Mission District of San Francisco Thursday prompting police to swam the area, witnesses said. Maybe more.

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Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. CNAT reported second-quarter 2017 loss of 19 cents per share, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 11 cents.

Conatus' shares have underperformed the industry so far this year.

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Shares of miner Teck Resources Limited (NYSE: TECK) advanced 25% in July. So you can see why the mid-June update led investors to push the shares higher right through July.

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc .

Regeneron's stock has gained 29.9% year to date outperforming the industry 's 9.9% rally.

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Shares of ATM operator Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM) slumped on Thursday despite a positive second-quarter report. Cardtronics beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, but it wasn't enough to keep the stock from falling 12.5% by 3:15 PM.

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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc .

Intercontinental Exchange's revenues of $1.5 billion dipped 0.7% year over year due to lower transaction and clearing revenues.

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What happened?

Shares of Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) , a leading global producer of cereal, cookies, crackers, and other packaged foods, closed Thursday up a healthy 4.3% after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter results.

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Noble Energy, Inc. NBL reported adjusted earnings of 5 cents per share for the second quarter of 2017, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 13 cents.

On a GAAP basis, the company reported a loss of $3.20 per share against a loss of 73 cents in the year-ago quarter.The difference between adjusted and GAAP figures was due to the combined effect of a loss on divestiture, acquisition expenses, other charges, offset by a gain from tax adjustment.Noble Energy's total revenue increased around 25.1% year over year to $1,059 million in the second quarter.

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IDACORP, Inc. IDA recorded operating earnings of 99 cents per share in the second quarter of 2017, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.06 by 6.6%.

IDACORP's net income amounted $49.8 million for the second quarter of 2017 compared with $56.2 million in the year-ago quarter.

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Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. MNTA reported a loss of 50 cents per share in the second quarter of 2017, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

Momenta's stock has rallied 6.3% year to date compared with the industry's rally of 9.9%.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc JAZZ is scheduled to report second-quarter 2017 results on Aug 8, after the market closes .

Jazz's shares have significantly outperformed the industry so far this year.

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Reflecting on his renowned 2007 rant where he accused Federal Reserve members of ignoring signs of potential financial collapse, Jim Cramer reluctantly offered some bad news.

But Cramer does not plan to yell about it much on-air anymore, given that the 2008 financial crisis would have happened with or without the rant, he said.

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President Trump suggested that Mexico would not pay for a border wall during a January phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, according to transcripts obtained by The Washhington Post. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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It is not secret that Jim Cramer loves when companies engineer rational break-ups, and in the case of Wyndham Worldwide, his sentiments were no different.

You need to get people really interested and engaged to take that step," Holmes told Cramer.

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In April of 2016 I wrote the article "Cyclical Strategy Says Buy FMC" (FMC).

The original article had a deceptively simple investment approach, but it's the second (out of five) fully realized cyclical investments from 2016 achieving a 100% return.

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Yesterday, I commented on “transitory” factors holding down inflation.

Today, the Wall Street Journal reports Global Inflation Hits Lowest Level Since 2009.

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When President Donald Trump tweeted that "business is looking better than ever," adding that "that just doesn't happen," Jim Cramer took the leader of the free world up on his claim. I say that because I've always been of the exact same mindset as the president: it doesn't just happen.

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The U.S. dollar continued its slide on Thursday against a basket of foreign currencies, trading near 15-month lows after U.S. services sector data missed economists' expectations early in the session.

Currency markets are of particular concern right now to Matt Maley, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, who said in an interview Thursday that he is watching the dollar/euro relationship quite closely.

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