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After Trump’s vulgar comments, Sarah Sanders in for a ‘brutal’ press briefing

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:20pm

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer weighs in on President Trump’s vulgar comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa, discussing how White House press secretary Sarah Sanders should handle the controversy.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box may have just leaked — and it seems to reveal the phone's key features

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:22am

An image recently uploaded to Reddit could potentially be the Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box. The box gives away many details of the upcoming Galaxy S9. Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S9 will be unveiled in February.

Saudi Arabia reassuring foreign investors with corruption crackdown

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:42am

Kacy Grine, Ares Holdings Chairman and advisor to Prince Al-Waleed, on Saudi Arabia’s corruption crackdown and efforts to ease foreign investors’ concerns.

Jamie Dimon couldn’t be happier with JPMorgan’s $2.4 billion tax hit

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:15am

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon finally got what he wanted: a $2.4 billion tax charge that was about $400 million more than expected. Rival Goldman Sachs may take an even bigger $5 billion hit when it reports earnings next week. These expenses stem from the US tax cuts that were signed into law late last year.…

Americans reveal their top money goals for 2018: is yours on the list?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:45am

According to a new report by NerdWallet, 84% of people made money-related resolutions for 2018. If you’re hoping to save money this year, you’re in good company: 60% of people listed saving money as their top goal. Paying down debt, sticking to a budget, and improving credit scores were other popular resolutions.

The VIX Is Dangerously Close to a Tipping Point

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:42am

Stocks soared on Thursday thanks to the largest gain by transportation stocks since 2001 and a rally in Treasury bonds as fears China could slow its bond purchases — the reason for some market unpleasantness earlier in the week — faded away after officials essentially labeled the report fake news.

Your Paycheck Could Increase Very Soon -- Here’s How Much You Can Expect

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:33am

New IRS federal tax-withholding guidelines should give millions of Americans higher paychecks in 2018.

FuelCell Energy (FCEL) Posts Narrower-than-Expected Q4 Loss

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:31am

FuelCell Energy (FCEL) posted narrower-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter of 2017. Further, revenues beat the Zacks Consensus by 91.6%.

3 Things That Affect When You Should Apply for Social Security

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:18am

Are you keeping these critical points in mind?

JPMorgan CEO Dimon: Tax reform is a 'significant positive outcome for the country'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:12am

Tax reform is seen as an overall positive for the bank.

3 of the Best Dividend Aristocrats for Retirement

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:00am

Retirement investing is a bit different from regular investing, and not because it depends more on dividend investing. Dividend Aristocrats were an important part of the retired investor’s portfolio then, because their cash flow is not only so fantastic that they can continue raising dividends year after year, but because they also have enough growth in some cases to boost annual returns to that important 10% level.

3 Reasons Dividend-Monster Pfizer Inc. Could Explode Higher

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:30am

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has been rather quietly churning higher. Over the last six months, Pfizer stock is up nearly 10% and it hit new highs in December. With a dividend yield of 3.75% and a low valuation, many investors are content holding shares of PFE.

3 Top Oil Stocks to Buy in January

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:12am

The oil industry continues to recover, and these three stocks are ready to profit.

Qualcomm, Inc. Stock Has Fallen into a Lose-Lose Situation

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:49am

The adage of “may you live in interesting times” holds true for Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock. As it stands now, telling whether Qualcomm is the hunter or the hunted remains difficult. The company continues to work on closing a deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), but that might not be enough for QCOM stock to be a winner.

Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:35am

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook, said the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands. Facebook, which owns four of the world's most popular smartphone apps including Instagram, has for years prioritized material that its complex computer algorithms think people will engage with through comments, "likes" or other ways of showing interest.

Trump Says He Scrapped London Trip Over Obama's Embassy Deal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:28am

President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t visit London next month to open a new U.S. embassy because his predecessor, Barack Obama, made a “bad deal” selling the previous site.

A senior Google exec allegedly personally intervened to block an employee from discussing diversity: 'If the majority of your coworkers are Nazis, it is better if you don’t know about it' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:54am

In a newly-released memo from January 2016, a former Google engineer alleges that Senior VP Urs Hölzle personally intervened to stop him from sharing topics related to diversity. “If the majority of your coworkers are Nazis, it is better if you don’t know about it," Hölzle allegedly said. Another Google Senior VP had previously intervened to quell a contentious email thread on women in tech, the memo alleges.

Former Trump advisor Bannon is expected to testify before a House committee on Tuesday

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:27am

The closed session has been scheduled to take place on Jan. 16.

What? Philip Morris Wants Out of the Cigarette Business?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:34pm

The company said it's quitting cigarettes ... sort of. Here's what investors need to know.

What to Expect From General Motors Company in 2018

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:31pm

Here's how GM will follow up its eventful 2017.