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Before releasing second-quarter earnings this week, the retailers had raised Wall Street’s hopes that the industry was showing signs of a comeback.

The retail sector is the second most actively shorted industry in the stock market behind the software and internet sector, according to S3 Partners, a financial analytics firm.

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President Donald Trump, for the second time in as many days, took more questions than he typically does from the small pool of reporters who were with him at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is staying for just over two weeks while the ... Why Does The Trump Administration Have Such Terrible Spelling?

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a security briefing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a security briefing at Trump National ...

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The $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye (MBLY) is an expensive gamble on the part of Intel (INTC).

Three years from now, Mobileye’s 7nm EyeQ processor will be capable of doing 15 trillion operations per second.

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Jim Cramer has always had the notion that excessive prudence can be one of the most reckless strategies of all.

Stocks are a tool to make money, Cramer said, and bonds are for capital preservation — for protecting money and providing a small, steady return that can offset the impact of inflation.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the fight over sanctuary cities.

 

A Closer Look at the Tech Sector [0.18]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 10:43 p.m. by Crossing Wall Street @ [source]

Surprising values and dividend potential. Many investors have been enamored with big names lately – Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL).

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People are blaming this week's market sell-off on rising tensions with North Korea, but it has "nothing to do with North Korea," Canaccord Genuity's chief market strategist Tony Dwyer said. The size of the dip in a non-recession time period depends on whether people think there will be a recession, he said, and right now, nothing going on in the world suggests there will be one.

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Anthem At A Crossroads - Seeking Alpha [0.39]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 10:29 p.m. by Distressed Volatility @ [source]

Anthem has enjoyed impressive growth in its stock price and dividend for most of the decade. Stock buybacks have helped the company grow its earnings per share.

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Prologue: This is a bearish article written by someone who covered his short (bearish) positions today (except for the euro) and has only long positions now, in precious metals and stocks, along with a heaping helping of cash. It’s an impressive batting average and it is fact, not bias or bearish wishful thinking.

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America’s Best Companies to Work For [0.29]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 10:14 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

Adults working full-time in the United States spend about a third of their waking life at work — and often much more. Because work has such a central role in our lives, job satisfaction is crucial to our well-being.

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Unless you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, accruing wealth does not come easily, which is why Jim Cramer is so passionate about helping investors find a viable financial strategy.

Cramer is confident that even if an investor does not have a high-paying job, as long as he saves a decent chunk of his paycheck and invests it wisely each year, he can grow his wealth and become financially independent, at the very least.

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Third Point's Dan Loeb sold out of Snap shares in the second quarter, one quarter after buying the social media stock, according to a regulatory filing Friday.

Third Point dissolved its holding of 2.25 million shares of the Snapchat parent in the second quarter, Friday's 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed.

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Macro Week in Review/Preview August 11, 2017 [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 9:48 p.m. by Dragonfly Capital @ [source]

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The activist hedge fund run by Jeffrey Smith reported a new 425,000 share stake in WebMD for the second quarter ended in June.

Starboard also reported a new 2 million share stake in real estate investment trust Spirit Realty Capital, and it doubled its holdings of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to 10.5 million shares, valued at approximately $174 million at the end of the period.

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SAT lifts trading ban on 6 more companies [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 9:26 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

The (SAT) extended interim relief to six more companies earlier barred from trading by the regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), for being "suspected shell companies". However, clarified that interim relief would not stop from further investigation and to "initiate proceedings if deemed fit".“Since the delay in disposal of the representation is causing serious prejudice to the appellants, we proceed to consider the plea for grant of interim relief," explained.

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The union has persuaded United States lawmakers to exempt commercial trucks from a bill allowing more autonomous vehicles on the roads.

The union has opposed other policy pushes, such as states wanting to allow companies to use what is known as platooning technology.

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The government on Friday hiked the on to 15 per cent from 7.5 per cent and on refined to 25 per cent from 15 per cent to curb and boost for supporting domestic farmers and refiners. At the same time, the government could have raised the duty difference between and refined palmolein to 12.5-15 per cent to support domestic refiners for value addition," SEA Executive Director B V Mehta told PTI.He said the decision would help in restricting cheaper to protect domestic farmers and processors.

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Tesla raised $1.8 billion, $300 million more than expected, in its first high-yield junk bond offering Friday.

Levy noted that investors are expecting profitability from Tesla's more affordable Model 3.

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Eight of the 10 trades triggered again this week, and 2 remained active at the close Friday, Best Buy and Caterpillar. An equal weight portfolio beat the SPY, IWM and QQQ this week, with only 80% exposure.

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