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Square launches robot photography service for online sellers
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:21:14 -0400
From feeds.latimes

Square, the retail payments firm, is now taking orders from anyone in the U.S. for mechanically snapped photos.



Ex-Tribune Publishing head Justin Dearborn buys Encino estate
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:54:26 -0400
From feeds.latimes

Former Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Justin Dearborn has paid $3.85 million for a Cape Cod-style home in Encino.



Column: Trump has turned the Department of Labor into the Department of Employer Rights
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:55:02 -0400
From feeds.latimes

Trump's evisceration of labor protections will continue under Labor Department nominee Scalia



Actor Kevin Nealon finally unloads Pacific Palisades home
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:05:32 -0400
From feeds.latimes

Following five relists, actor Kevin Nealon has finally sold his Traditional-style home in Pacific Palisades for $4.85 million.



Former Charger Darren Sproles puts Poway mansion on the market
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:41:25 -0400
From feeds.latimes

NFL free agent and former Charger Darren Sproles is asking $3.248 million for his custom Poway home on 4.4 acres.



Huawei helped North Korea build its wireless network, report says
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:03:25 -0400
From feeds.latimes

Chinese telecom giant Huawei helped North Korea build its wireless network, according to a report Monday in the Washington Post.



Juul hires a leading addiction researcher. Is it an echo of Big Tobacco tactics?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:00:10 -0400
From feeds.latimes

E-cigarette maker Juul's new medical director is a University of California researcher known for exposing the risks that nicotine poses to adolescents.



Newsletter: California Inc.: Hollywood awaits film about its favorite subject a Hollywood
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:00:22 -0400
From feeds.latimes

The stars align Friday with the release of Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and other top draws.



How U.S. video game companies are building tools for China's surveillance state
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:52 -0400
From feeds.latimes

China is tracking gamers and punishing young players for "excessive" playtime a with the help of American companies, including Riot Games.



The Margin: The internet weeps for Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in new trailer
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:21:53 GMT
From marketwatch.com
The first trailer for aA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhooda dropped Monday and emotions were raw.


Need to Know: Trumpas stock market still lags Obamaas, but that could be about to change
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:14:28 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Donald Trump loves telling us all about how great the stock market has done under his leadership. And why not? Despite a few hiccups, itas been a great run.


The Tell: Oil prices not reflecting severity of Iran crisis as tensions escalate in Strait of Hormuz: analyst
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:44:54 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Oil prices arenat working as a abarometera of the risks surrounding the escalating crisis in the Strait of Hormuz following Iranas seizure last week of a British-flagged tanker, says one analyst.


Market Extra: U.S. housing bonds, left out of rally, are poised for a rebound
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:35:45 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Amundi Pioneer makes bull call on U.S. housing bonds with government backing


NewsWatch: Fed could worsen the next recession with a July rate cut, says Mizuho economist
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:00:09 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Some argue the Federal Reserve risks exacerbating any coming economic slowdown by keeping interest rates excessively low.


The Margin: Team Trump rakes in $200,000 in one weekend through the sale of plastic straws a buy a pack to aown the libsa
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:58:42 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Politics aside, paper straws are lame. The movement to ban the plastic version weave used our entire lives, while surely well-intentioned, took aim at a problem without offering a proper solution. Anybody whoas tried to suck a milk shake through one of those disintegrating tubes knows this all too well.


Beat the System: Terrified money managers are chasing overvalued momentum stocks
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:56:15 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Fascinating new data from Bank of America shows how money managers are chasing the stocks that have already gone up, in the hope of not getting fired for missing the latest rally.


Consumers could get up to $20,000 apiece in Equifax settlement a how to get your share
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:49:14 GMT
From marketwatch.com
The claims process starts after a judge signs off on the settlement.


Earnings Watch: Chipotle earnings: Stock hits all-time high but questions arise about how long growth will last
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:32:36 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Analysts are bullish about Chipotleas same-store sales results for the second quarter.


Market Snapshot: Stocks close higher on back of tech rally; Apple shares boost the Dow
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:16:48 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Stocks rose Monday on the strength of technology stocks, while investors began digesting a series of earnings reports in the busiest week for second-quarter corporate results.


Dow lags index peers to finish flat, weighed by 1% loss in Boeing's stock
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:02:12 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
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Nasdaq leads benchmark gains, closes up 0.7%; S&P 500 finishes up 0.3%
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:01:30 GMT
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U.S. stocks finish higher led by strong rally in information tech to start the week
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:00:41 GMT
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Lannett stock's short interest at 20.7 mln shares at end of June, or 74.3% of public float of 27.8 mln shares
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:07:36 GMT
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Lannett stock trading volume tops 11.4 mln shares; 30-day ave. volume is 704,000 shares
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:03:36 GMT
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CORRECT: Lannett's stock on track for biggest one-day gain since November 2000
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:55:34 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
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Lannett shares up 42% in afternoon trade
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:52:43 GMT
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New front-month contract September WTI oil adds 46 cents, or 0.8%, to $56.22
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:35:25 GMT
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August WTI oil up 59 cents, or 1.1%, to settle at $56.22/bbl on expiration day
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:35:25 GMT
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CORRECT: Gold futures eke out a gain to settle near a 6-year high
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:36:39 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
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Apple close to buying Intel's modem business: report
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:30:02 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Apple Inc. could be within a week of agreeing to a deal to buy Intel Corp.'s modem-chip business, according to a Monday afternoon report. The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and Intel are in advanced talks on a deal that values the business at $1 billion or more that could lead to a deal in the next week, based on anonymous sources. Intel stock gained about 2% in after-hours trading after the report hit, while Apple shares gained about 0.2%. The deal has been rumored since Apple gave up on its worldwide legal fight with modem maker Qualcomm Inc. on the same day that Intel -- the only other Apple source for iPhone modem chips -- announced that it would wind down its modem business. The Journal reported that Intel and Apple were in talks for more than a year, but Intel began shopping the unit after Apple struck a multiyear deal with Qualcomm as part of the companies' legal settlement. After discussions with other companies, Intel re-ignited talks with Apple, according to the report. Intel reports quarterly earnings Thursday, while Apple is scheduled to report a few days later, on Tuesday, July 30.

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Acadia stock drops as schizophrenia drug doesn't pass clinical trial
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:53:38 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares dropped in the extended session Monday after the biotech drug maker said its schizophrenia treatment did not pass a late-stage clinical trial. Acadia shares fell 15% after hours, following a 1.1% rise to close the regular session at $25.97. In a Phase 3 clinical trial, Acadia said that its treatment pimavanserin did not perform better than a placebo on a statistically significant basis when added to an existing antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia. By Monday's close, Acadia shares had gained nearly 61% on the year, compared with a 19% rise in the S&P 500 index and a 24% gain in the Nasdaq Composite Index .

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Cadence Design stock slips on in-line results
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:26:14 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Cadence Design Systems Inc. shares declined in the extended session Monday after the chip-design software company reported results in-line with Wall Street estimates. Cadence shares fell 3.7% after hours, following a 0.4% decline to close the regular session at $72.66. The company reported second-quarter net income of $107.2 million, or 38 cents a share, compared with $75.1 million, or 27 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were 57 cents a share. Revenue rose to $580.4 million from $518.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Cadence expects adjusted earnings of 50 cents to 52 cents a share on revenue of $570 million to $580 million in the third quarter, and $2.11 to $2.17 a share on revenue of $2.32 billion to $2.34 billion. Analysts had forecast earnings of 50 cents a share on revenue of $576.1 million for the third quarter, and $2.09 a share on revenue of $2.32 billion for the year.

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Whirlpool stock rises after company beats earnings, raises guidance
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:24:12 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Shares of Whirlpool Corp. rose more than 5% in the extended session Monday after the appliances maker beat adjusted profit and sales expectations and raised its guidance for the full year. Whirlpool said it earned $67 million, or $1.04 a share, in the second quarter, versus a loss of $657 million, or $9.50 a share, in the prior-year period. Adjusted for one-time items, the company earned $4.01 a share, compared with $3.20 a share a year ago. Sales rose to $5.2 billion from $5.1 billion a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of $3.71 a share on sales of $5.02 billion. For the year, Whirlpool expects earnings per diluted share between $17.80 and $18.55. Whirpool shares had ended the regular trading session up 0.1%.

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TD Ameritrade CEO to step down, company's fiscal Q3 earnings mixed
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:13:28 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. said late Monday Chief Executive Tim Hockey will step down, with the board starting a search for a new CEO. Hockey will remain the top executive until February 2020; if a successor is not identified by then, he'll move on to an advisory role to help with the transition, the company said. In a separate press release, the broker reported mixed fiscal third-quarter earnings. TD Ameritrade earned $555 million, or $1 a share, in the quarter, compared with $451 million, or 79 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, TD Ameritrade earned $578 million, or $1.04 a share, compared with 89 cents a share a year ago. Revenue rose 8% to $1.5 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected the company to report adjusted earnings of 97 cents a share on sales of $1.47 billion. Shares rose 1% in the extended session after ending the regular trading day up 1.6%.

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Starbucks takes a stake in restaurant tech company
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:11:19 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Starbucks Corp. said Monday that it will take an equity stake in Brightloom, a restaurant technology company previously called Eatsa. As part of the deal, Brightloom will license Starbucks' mobile and loyalty technology to use in its existing platform. With this upgraded platform, Brightloom aims to offer restaurant brands an all-in-one option for mobile, payments, order management, loyalty, and other functions. Brightloom has also closed a $30 million round of funding that includes Starbucks licensees Alshaya Group and Alsea, as well as Tao Capital Partners and Valor Equity Partners. Starbucks stock has gained more than 41% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 19.1% for the period.

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Stocks eke out small gains as investors prep for busy week of earnings
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:02:16 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Stocks logged small gains Monday, buoyed by tech shares, as investors prepared for a busy week that will see more than 140 S&P 500 companies and a third of Dow Jones Industrial Average components deliver second-quarter results. The Dow rose around 17 points, or 0.1%, to end near 27,172, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 rose around 8 points, or 0.3%, to finish near 2,985. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced around 58 points, or 0.7%, to close near 8,204. Tech stocks were the best-performing of the S&P 500's 11 sectors, rising 1.2%. Shares of Micron Technology Inc. rose 3.7% after Goldman Sachs upgraded the chip maker to buy from neutral on Monday, citing expectations for an improved supply/demand balance in coming months. Other memory-chip companies also advanced.

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UPDATE: Lannett stock up 40% with no news released; short interest stands at 74% of float
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:46:45 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Shares of generic-drug manufacturer Lannett Company Inc. shot up 40% in Monday afternoon trade. The company has not released any news that would account for the stock move, a spokesman for the company said. However, Lannet stock's short interest stood at at 20.66 million shares at the end of June, equal to 74.3% of the company's public float of 27.8 million shares. Ihor Dusaniwsky,managing director for predictive analytics at S3 Partners, a company that tracks short interest, said the move was not caused by a short squeeze, although it could trigger one if the stock keeps rallying. Short positions were down about $128,000 year-to-date, through Friday. "Shorts have taken a good stomach punch today, they're down $46.2 million," he said. "They are definitely a candidate for a short squeeze after today." Shares of Lannett have gained 67.9% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 19.2%.

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Earnings recession still on track, but outlook has improved in the last week
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:45:11 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

With a out 16% of the S&P 500 having reported earnings for he second-quarter, the aggregate blended estimate is a decline of 1.9% from a year ago, according to FactSet. Last week, the blended estimate, which combines actual and estimated results, was for a decline of 3.1%. Of the companies that reported results, 79% have beat earnings-per-share estimates by an average of 7.0%, with both above 5-year averages, said FactSet analyst John Butters. After a 0.3% EPS decline in the first quarter, a negative print for the second quarter would mark the first "earnings recession" since the second quarter of 2016. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in afternoon trading, and has gained 2.6% over the past three months, and rallied 19.0% year to date.

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Microsoft invests $1 billion in AI startup
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:43:06 GMT
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Microsoft Corp. is making a huge bet on artificial intelligence by sinking $1 billion into AI startup OpenAI, the companies announced Monday. Under a partnership, OpenAI will run all of its services on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform and use Microsoft as its preferred partner for commercializing new AI tech. On its website, OpenAI says its mission is "to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) -- by which we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work -- benefits all of humanity." Microsoft, which is currently the only U.S. company valued at more than $1 trillion, recently reported strong earnings growth driven by Azure. Shares were up 1.2% to $138.19 in recent trading Monday, compared with a flat Dow Jones Industrial Average , a 0.3% gain in the S&P 500 index and a 0.7% gain in the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index .

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Nasdaq surges on big-tech strength, but most stocks decline
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:53:58 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

The Nasdaq Composite surged 0.7% in afternoon trading Monday, and was by far the best performer of the Big 3 stock market indexes, but internal market data would suggest otherwise. The number of declining stocks on the Nasdaq exchange actually outnumbered declines by 1,438 to 1,374, while volume in advancing stocks represented 60.7% of total volume. That suggested the technology friendly Nasdaq index was being driven higher by the more liquid, or larger market capitalization company shares. The Nasdaq 100 index of the 100-largest Nasdaq companies rose 0.8%. The SPDR Technology Select Sector ETF climbed 1.2% and was the biggest gainer of ETFs tracking the S&P 500 11 key sectors. Meanwhile, on the NYSE, the number of advancing stocks led decliners 1,491 to 1,302 and volume of advancing stock represented 56.2% of total volume. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 12 points, or less than 0.1%. Among the largest-cap Nasdaq tech stocks, shares of Microsoft Corp. rose 1.1%, Amazon.com Inc. tacked on 0.4% and Apple Inc. rallied 1.8%.

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Alphabet shares rise on bullish research notes from Credit Suisse, Wedbush Securities
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:33:37 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch

Shares of Alphabet Inc. are up slightly to $1,136 Monday after two market research notes said they expect continued strong sales from its search business as well as potential revenue from Maps, Waymo and Life Sciences. Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju, in a note Monday, maintained an outperform rating on Alphabet stock with a price target of $1,400. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter anticipates revenue of $38.24 billion and non-GAAP earnings of $12.92 a share when Alphabet reports second-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expect earnings of $11.10 a share on revenue of $38.155 billion.

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Tesla stock downgraded to hold at Roth Capital
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:32 GMT
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Analyst Craig Irwin at Roth Capital Partners on Monday downgraded Tesla Inc. stock to their equivalent of hold, from buy, saying he sees the shares' risk-reward equation "as well balanced at current levels." Tesla has a "viable path tfor meeting at least the low end" of its guidance to deliver between 360,000 and 400,000 cars this year, he said. Tesla is scheduled to report second-quarter results on Wednesday. The stock is down 22% this year, contrasting with gains of 19% and 16% for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Iran has arrested 17 Iranians on charges of spying for the CIA: AP
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:33:59 GMT
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Seventeen Iranian nationals have been arrested after allegedly having been recruited by the U.S.'s Central Intelligence Agency to spy on nuclear and military sites in Iran, according to the Iranian government. Some of those arrested, the Associated Press reported citing an Iranian intelligence official, have been sentenced to death. The arrests have occurred over a several-month period, according to the official, identified only as the director of the counterespionage department of Iran's Intelligence Ministry, the AP reported. President Donald Trump tweeted that there was zero truth to the Iranian claim.

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Starbucks launching creamers in grocery stores
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:23:57 GMT
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Starbucks Corp. said Monday that it is entering a new category through its partnership with NestlA(c), bringing a line of Starbucks Creamers to grocery stores across the U.S. starting in August. Starbucks Creamers will be available in three flavors: caramel macchiato, white chocolate mocha and cinnamon dolce latte. They'll also be sold at select online retailers. Mintel data shows that the creamer category in the U.S. will exceed $7.8 billion by 2023. Starbucks stock has gained 41.2% in 2019 while the S&P 500 index is up 19% for the period.

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PayPal's upcoming results could be among the 'messiest' in recent memory, says analyst
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:04:01 GMT
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Bernstein analyst Harshita Rawat expects that PayPal Holdings Inc. will report "one of the messiest quarters" in recent memory "given many moving pieces around volume growth, Venmo monetization, pricing actions, credit divestiture impact, [foreign exchange], gains on investments, recent M&A & eBay ." Still, she expects that the company will top expectations, though the current consensus forecast doesn't account for recent disclosures around investment benefits. PayPal said recently that it expects 13 cents of earnings impact beyond what it previously forecast related to its investments. The FactSet consensus models 69 cents in June-quarter adjusted earnings per share, while Rawat forecasts 84 cents. She rates the stock at market perform but raised her target price to $110 from $105. PayPal shares are up 0.4% in Monday morning trading, and they've risen 42% so far this year as the S&P 500 has climbed 19%.

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Apple stock gains after Morgan Stanley hikes target ahead of earnings
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:35:57 GMT
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Apple Inc. shares are up 0.7% in Monday morning trading after Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty raised her price target on the stock to $247 from $231, writing that the company has a "low risk" of missing expectations with its September outlook. She's generally upbeat about Apple's June-quarter numbers, which the company will report next Tuesday afternoon. "Investor sentiment continues to surprise us as unusually negative, with call volume throughout the quarter at recent lows despite shares bouncing back ~20% from the May bottom," she wrote. She also expects an acceleration in services revenue for the first time since March 2018. Huberty has an overweight rating on the stock, which has gained 30% so far this year, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 17%.

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Amazon signs book deal with Dean Koontz, with free collection coming in November
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:35:07 GMT
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Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that it has signed a five-book deal with best-selling author Dean Koontz, with the first book, "Devoted," coming next spring. Before that, a collection of six short thrillers called "Nameless" will be available for free to Prime members and Kindle Unlimited users on November 12. "Devoted" will introduce Megan Bookman, an artist and widow, her gifted golden retriever Kipp, and her autistic son Woody, who is after revenge for his father's murder. Amazon has previously published one of Koontz's short stories, "Ricochet Joe," on its Amazon Original Stories platform. It went on to be an Amazon Charts best-seller. Amazon stock is up 31% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 19% for the period.

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U.S. stocks open slightly higher as Dow faces earnings season's busiest week
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:35:05 GMT
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U.S. stock indexes on Monday kicked off the week with slight gains as investors prepped for a barrage of earnings, including a third of the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average . The Dow opened up 0.1% at 27,180, a gain of 30 points, the S&P 500 index advanced 0.2% at 2,983, while the Nasdaq Composite Index kicked off Monday trade 0.4% higher at 8,176. All three benchmarks finished Friday's session with weekly losses. There are 144 S&P 500 components expected to report corporate results this week and 10 of the Dow's 30 components, representing the busiest week for the blue-chip index and the second-busiest week for the S&P 500.

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Etsy to acquire Reverb, a musical instrument seller, for $275 million in cash
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:19:22 GMT
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Etsy Inc. said Monday that it will acquire Reverb Holdings Inc., a seller of new, used and vintage music gear, for $275 million in cash. Reverb will operate as a standalone company when the deal closes. Reverb was founded in Chicago in 2013, and its sellers are individuals, brick-and-mortar retailers, dealers and artists. The deal is expected to close in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2019. Etsy stock has inched up 0.7% in premarket trading, and has rallied more than 50% over the last year. The S&P 500 index is up 6.2% for the period.

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Applied Materials, Lam Research stocks rise after Goldman turns bullish
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:17:25 GMT
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Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari upgraded Applied Materials Inc. and Lam Research Corp. shares to buy from neutral on Monday, while also upgrading KLA Corp. shares to neutral from sell. His increasing conviction on the sector reflects his view that the memory market is showing early signs of stabilization. "Predicated on our improved outlook in memory as well as our view that competitive dynamics will keep logic/foundry spending elevated, we now forecast the [wafer fab equipment] market to grow 7% year over year in 2020, up from our prior assumption of flat year over year," Hari wrote. He expects that more "disciplined" actions from memory manufacturers, including capital-expenditure cuts, will improve the memory supply/demand balance sooner than he previously expected and driver higher levels of wafer-fab equipment spending. Hari elevated Applied Materials shares to Goldman's conviction list in conjunction with the upgrade. Applied's shares have risen 46% so far this year, as the S&P 500 has gained 19%.

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Ebay names two executives, vets from Amazon and Twitter
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:10:37 GMT
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Ebay Inc. said Monday that it has named two new executives, who will be joining the executive leadership team. Pete Thompson, eBay's new chief product officer, joins from Amazon.com Inc. where he was vice president of Alexa Voice Service. Mazen Rawashdeh, who previously spent eight years with eBay between 2003 and 2011, has been appointed eBay's chief technology officer. He previously served as a vice president at Twitter Inc. and spent four years as an angel investor and tech advisor. Ebay stock has edged up 0.8% in Monday premarket trading, and has rallied 43.3% in 2019. The S&P 500 index has gained 18.7% this year so far. Read: Ebay shares rise after earnings beat but Amazon looms large

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Micron stock gains after Goldman upgrade
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:59:08 GMT
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Shares of Micron Technology Inc. are up 2.7% in premarket trading Monday after Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney upgraded the stock to buy from neutral, reflecting his growing optimism on memory stocks and his view that companies with excess inventory will be able to deplete their inventory more quickly than anticipated. "We believe that Micron is the best stock to express our view," he wrote. "Importantly, we believe that Micron's stock will trade more on memory pricing trends and intermediate term EPS expectations than FY20 earnings." Delaney is skeptical that Chinese companies will be able to enter the DRAM market in the next few years given their limited progress in the area thus far. He raised his price target Micron's stock to $56 from $40. Shares are up 43% so far this year, as the S&P 500 has gained 19%.

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Ross Stores expands across 10 states
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:57:15 GMT
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Ross Stores Inc. said Monday that it has opened 22 Ross Dress for Less stores and six dd's Discounts locations across 10 states in June and July. The stores are located in newer Midwest markets like Illinois and Kentucky, and entry into the Ohio market with two stores. The openings keep the company on track for 100 new stores in 2019. Ross currently operates 1,772 locations in 39 states, Washington DC and Guam. Ross stock has rallied 28.1% in 2019 while the S&P 500 index is up 18.7% for the period.

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Intec stock plunges 80% after late-stage failure of Parkinson's drug
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:56:55 GMT
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Shares of biotech Intec Pharma Ltd. plunged 80% in premarket trade Monday after the company said its late-stage trial of a drug meant to treat symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease did not result in meaningful improvement when compared with standard therapy. "We are disappointed that the ACCORDANCE study didn't meet its target endpoints with statistical significance," Intec Chief Executive Jeffrey Meckler said in a statement. The company had developed a special delivery system meant to release the drug slowly over eight to 12 hours, allowing it to be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract more steadily than current standard-of-care options. Intec's drug, dubbed the Accordion Pill-Carbidopa/Levodopa, contains carbidopa and levodopa in both their immediate and extended-release forms. A Phase 3 trial showed that patients on the Accordion Pill did not show statistically-significant improvement when compared with patients taking Sinemet, an immediate-release form of carbidopa and levodopa commonly used to treat Parkinson's symptoms. Intec's stock has fallen 60% in the year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 has gained 18.7%.

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Lennox's stock falls after 'adverse' weather led to earnings miss, lowered guidance
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:28:00 GMT
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Shares of Lennox International Inc. slumped 5.7% in premarket trading Monday, after the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company reported second-quarter earnings that missed expectations and cut its full-year outlook, citing adverse weather conditions. Net income fell to $110.7 million, or $2.80 a share, from $137.6 million, or $3.35 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share rose 2% to $3.74, but was below the FactSet consensus of $4.12. Revenue fell 6% to $1.10 billion, missing the FactSet consensus of $1.15 billion. Residential heating and cooling revenue fell 4% to $689 million, missing the FactSet consensus of $733 million, commercial heating and cooling revenue rose 4% to $261 million to beat expectations of $258 million and refrigeration revenue increased 2% to $149 million to top expectations of $148 million. For 2019, Lennox cut its guidance for adjusted EPS to $11.30 to $11.90 from $12.00 to $12.60 and for revenue growth to 2% to 5% from 3% to 7%. "Significantly cooler temperatures and higher precipitation across the United States adversely impacted the HVAC market in the second quarter, and especially in key Central regions where cooling degree days were down over 30% and precipitation was up over 60%," said Chief Executive Todd Bluedorn. The stock has rallied 27.4% year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 16.4%.

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PetMed Express shares fall 12% after earnings and sales miss
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:20:20 GMT
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PetMed Express Inc. shares sank 12.5% in Monday premarket trading after the pet pharmacy company reported fiscal first quarter earnings and sales that missed consensus. Net income totaled $5.3 million, or 26 cents per share, down from $12.6 million, or 62 cents per share, last year. Sales of $80.0 million were down from $87.4 million in 2018. The FactSet consensus was for EPS of 42 cents and sales of $85.8 million. Average order value fell to $86 from $90 last year. PetMed Chief Executive Menderes Akdag said in a statement that sales and gross margins were hurt by online competition and pricing pressure, which forced them to slash prices. Margins could get a boost from more direct purchasing relationships with manufacturers, he said, and in fiscal 2020, the company will be focused on greater advertising spend efficiency and e-commerce investment while remaining price competitive. PetMed, which declared a 27-cents-per-share quarterly dividend, said it would continue to pay regularly quarterly dividends, but said they would be "discretionary" in the future. PetMed Express stock has fallen 59.6% over the past year while the S&P 500 index is up 6.2% for the period.

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Taronis' stock doubles on heavy volume after contract signed with a potential value of $165 million
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:58:52 GMT
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Shares of Taronis Technologies Inc. more than doubled on heavy volume in premarket trading Monday, after the clean technology company announced a purchase contract for up to 30 gasification units, valued at up to $165 million. Terms of the contract, to a Turkish gas consortium, include the purchase of 15 units over 18 months and an option to buy an additional 15 units. Each unit carries an upfront purchase price of $3.75 million, and will include a 10-year maintenance contract for an additional $1.75 million per unit. In comparison, Taronis had total sales revenue of $9.71 million in 2018. The stock was up 103% on volume of 5.6 million shares, to make it the most actively traded in the premarket. It has plunged 49% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 2.4%.

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DaVita's stock rallies after profit outlook raised
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:40:29 GMT
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Shares of DaVita Inc. rallied 4.2% in premarket trading Monday, after the dialysis services company raised its profit outlook, as it looks to update investors ahead of the expected modified "Dutch auction" to buy back up to $1.2 billion worth of its shares. The company said it now expects second-quarter operating income of $460 million to $465 million, which is above the FactSet consensus of $398 million. DaVita also expects second-quarter non-acquired treatment growth of 2.1% and revenue per treatment to increase by about $1.60 from the first quarter to $350. For 2019, the company raised its adjusted operating income guidance to $1.64 billion to $1.70 billion from $1.54 billion to $1.64 billion. Separately, the company said the auction for its shares will be at a price per share of "not less than $53.50 nor greater than $61.50." The stock closed Friday at $56.05. It has gained 9.7% over the past three months, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF has advanced 6.7% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has tacked on 2.4%.

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Luckin Coffee and Kuwait's Americana Group to develop retail coffee business in greater Mideast, India
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:38:06 GMT
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China's Luckin Coffee Inc. said Monday it is partnering with Kuwait Food Co. Americana KSCC to develop a new retail coffee business in the greater Middle East and India. Americana Group is the biggest integrated food product company in the Middle East, according to a joint statement. "This collaboration represents Luckin Coffee's first step toward bringing its leading products from China to the world," Luckin Founder and Chief Executive Jenny Qian Zhiya said in a statement. Luckin shares were up 1.8% premarket. The company, which began operations in 2017, went public in May and has gained 18% since its IPO.

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Consumers could get up to $20,000 apiece in Equifax settlement a how to get your share
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:49:14 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The claims process starts after a judge signs off on the settlement.


Earnings Watch: Amazon earnings: Top-line growth is in focus for the second half of the year
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:14:08 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
JPMorgan analysts think Amazonas revenue will grow during the remainder of 2019 after a string of quarters with record profits.


Sexual harassment at work is finally on the decline a now for the bad news
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:20:11 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
aThereas this myth that women falsely accuse men of harassment.a


The depressing theory why more women replaced male CEOs in the years since the Great Recession
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:14:57 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Whatas behind the increase in female CEO replacements over the last decade?


The Moneyist: My husband is leaving his personal savings ...to his mother! What should I do?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:29:02 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
aIam so frustrated that we donat have a will that Iam almost ready to write my own without him.a


The Moneyist: My brother borrowed $50,000 from my dad and never paid it back a what can we do?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:16:28 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
This womanas brother is a co-trustee of her fatheras estate.


Disneyas weekend haul asavesa second-quarter box office, sets studio up for stellar year
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:24:45 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
It is official: aAvengers: Endgamea has surpassed aAvatara to become the highest-grossing film of all time, while the live-action aThe Lion Kinga dominated the weekend box office, setting Walt Disney Co. up for a stellar year.


Consumers could get up to $20,000 apiece in Equifax settlement a how to get your share
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:49:14 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The claims process starts after a judge signs off on the settlement.


Earnings Watch: Amazon earnings: Top-line growth is in focus for the second half of the year
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:14:08 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
JPMorgan analysts think Amazonas revenue will grow during the remainder of 2019 after a string of quarters with record profits.


Sexual harassment at work is finally on the decline a now for the bad news
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:20:11 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
aThereas this myth that women falsely accuse men of harassment.a


The depressing theory why more women replaced male CEOs in the years since the Great Recession
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:14:57 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Whatas behind the increase in female CEO replacements over the last decade?


Earnings Outlook: Intel earnings: PC sales bump may not overcome data-center weakness
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:23:04 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Intel Corp. may have a better-than-expected June-ending quarter at the expense of the next as PC sales rose in part in anticipation of upcoming tariffs in the ongoing U.S. trade war with China, and at least one analyst cautions that will cause the chip maker to slash its outlook for the year again.


Need to Know: Trumpas stock market still lags Obamaas, but that could be about to change
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:14:28 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Donald Trump loves telling us all about how great the stock market has done under his leadership. And why not? Despite a few hiccups, itas been a great run.


Market Extra: U.S. housing bonds, left out of rally, are poised for a rebound
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:35:45 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Amundi Pioneer makes bull call on U.S. housing bonds with government backing


Beat the System: Terrified money managers are chasing overvalued momentum stocks
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:56:15 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Fascinating new data from Bank of America shows how money managers are chasing the stocks that have already gone up, in the hope of not getting fired for missing the latest rally.


Consumers could get up to $20,000 apiece in Equifax settlement a how to get your share
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:49:14 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The claims process starts after a judge signs off on the settlement.


Earnings Watch: Amazon earnings: Top-line growth is in focus for the second half of the year
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:14:08 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
JPMorgan analysts think Amazonas revenue will grow during the remainder of 2019 after a string of quarters with record profits.


Bond Report: Treasury yields hold ground as traders look forward to ECB meeting
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:13:04 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Treasury yields are mostly unchanged on Monday as investors await the European Central Bank meeting later this week, with many expecting ECB President Mario Draghi to open the door to additional easing policies.


Home-builder earnings may surprise to the upside despite the aging cycle
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:02:34 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
There may still be some earnings upside for home builder stocks in the second quarter, even though the housing cycle is growing long in the tooth, thanks to the tailwind of lower mortgage rates and exceptionally strong demand for housing.


Looking for an ETF thatas one small step for man and one giant leap for your portfolio?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:37:27 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
UFO is a quixotically-named exchange-traded fund founded to offer investors access to a very down-to-earth industry: space exploration and infrastructure.


Investors buy fewest U.S. 30-year bonds at auction since September
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:15:46 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Fund managers purchased the least amount of U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds at an auction in 10 months earlier this month that intensified a sell-off in the bond market, according to data released from...


Two top fixed-income portfolio managers exit Eaton Vance
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:24:05 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(This July 19 story corrects to say the fund has a negative process pillar rating, not negative overall rating, in the fifth paragraph)


Fitch, Moody's cut Boeing's debt outlook to 'negative' on 737 MAX problems
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:22:28 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Fitch Ratings and Moody's lowered their outlooks for Boeing Co to "negative" from "stable" on Monday, citing delays in its 737 MAX jets' return to service.


Philadelphia Energy Solutions files for bankruptcy after refinery fire
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:10:51 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Philadelphia Energy Solutions filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said on Monday, its second such filing in less than two years, after a fire last month prompted it to close the largest refinery on the U.S. East Coast.


Philadelphia Energy Solutions shutting down remaining refinery units: source
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:10:06 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Philadelphia Energy Solutions' 335,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery began permanently shutting its remaining refinery units on Monday, said a source familiar with plant operations. The shutdown will finish in a few days.


Apple in advanced talks to buy Intel's smartphone-modem chip business: WSJ
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:08:07 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Apple Inc is in advanced talks to buy chipmaker Intel Corp's smartphone-modem chip business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


Shipping companies sue Philadelphia Energy Solutions for $600,000 in unpaid bills
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:03:24 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Three Greek shipping companies sued U.S. refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc (PES) for about $600,000, claiming the company did not pay them for fees incurred by crude oil tankers chartered earlier this year, court documents showed.


Ford to upgrade Chicago plant for SUVs, hire 450 workers
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:59:11 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Ford Motor Co said on Monday it would invest $50 million upgrading a Chicago facility to partially assemble hybrid electric SUVs and vehicles for police use, creating 450 jobs.


Halliburton profit exceeds analysts estimates as costs cut; shares rise
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:54:58 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Halliburton Co on Monday reported a second-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as its largest oil-well services unit exceeded expectations, sending shares to their biggest one-day gain in nearly three years.


S&P 500 climbs toward record high, earnings in focus
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:42:44 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The S&P 500 climbed toward a record high on Monday, supported by expectations of lower interest rates, while investors awaited quarterly earnings from marquee companies Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon later this week.


Trump expected to attend White House tech meeting where Huawei will be discussed: sources
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:20:40 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to drop in on a Monday meeting of top technology companies, including the chief executives of Intel Corp and Broadcom Inc, held to discuss blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and other topics, two people briefed on the matter said.


Huawei's U.S. research arm sends workers packing
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:13:59 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Futurewei Technologies Inc, the U.S. research arm of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, began laying off workers on Monday, according to employees including one who spoke to Reuters as he left the company's Silicon Valley campus.


Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:00:47 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by consumer advocates and some lawmakers who called for stricter regulation.


Bunge and BP team up in Brazil bioenergy venture, create No. 3 sugarcane processor
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:58:44 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. commodities trader Bunge Ltd and British energy company BP Plc said on Monday they will merge their Brazilian sugar and ethanol operations to create the world's third-largest sugarcane processor.


Oil prices strengthen more than 1% on Iran risk
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:49:23 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, as investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East after Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week.


Whirlpool earnings beat estimates as higher prices offset tariff impact
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:44:58 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Whirlpool Corp on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and lifted its full-year profit forecast, as the appliance maker raised prices on its washing machines and kitchen appliances to offset higher production costs.


Tech leads U.S. stocks higher; oil gains
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:27:29 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. stocks gained ground on Monday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in U.S.-China trade talks and increasing geopolitical tensions sent oil prices climbing.


Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network: Washington Post
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:18:13 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the Chinese company put on a U.S. blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless network, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing sources and internal documents.


Trump: 'We will have to find out' about Huawei's relationship with North Korea
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:18:13 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Asked about a media report that said Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] had secretly built and maintained North Korea's commercial wireless network, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, "We will have to find out."


Blackstone weighs Cheniere Energy Partners stake sale: Bloomberg
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:06:01 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Blackstone Group Inc is considering selling its stake in LNG producer Cheniere Energy Inc's limited partnership seven years after investing about $1.5 billion, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


Lloyds and Standard Life Aberdeen to settle 100 billion sterling funds row: Sky News
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:22:42 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Lloyds Bankinga Group PLC will pay about 140 million pounds ($174.72 million) to Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (SLA) to settle a legal fight over the future of a 100 billion pound asset management mandate, Sky news reported on Monday.


Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet take center stage on Wall Street
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:08:44 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The so-called FANG stocks take center stage on Wall Street this week, with Amazon , Alphabet and Facebook set to report as the S&P 500 approaches a record high.


Equifax Will Pay Up to $700 Million in Data Breach Settlement
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:06:18 +0000
From https:
WASHINGTON -- Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District...


Shares Soar on First Day of Trading for Chinaas Nasdaq Rival
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:47:34 +0000
From https:
The launch comes amid high tensions with the U.S. over a damaging trade war


BA pilots vote in favour of strike action over key summer period
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:49:57 GMT
From https:
The British Airline Pilots' Association says 93% of its members have voted in favour of industrial action.

Huawei: Government decision on 5G rollout delayed
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:33:07 GMT
From https:
The implication of the recent US ban on its companies from dealing with Huawei was not clear, the government says.

What's the best way to stay awake in meetings?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:40:34 GMT
From https:
Most of us have experienced meeting-induced drowsiness - here are six tips to beating it.

Government offers 'inflation-busting' pay rises
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:13:27 GMT
From https:
Police and other public sector workers will get increases above the 2% inflation rate.

Brexit harming UK industrial strategy, warns top economist
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:31:41 GMT
From https:
Deadlock means "not as much other stuff has happened as might," says the Bank of England's Andy Haldane.

Volvo recalls 70,000 cars in the UK over fire risk
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:59:48 GMT
From https:
The car maker says a plastic engine part can in "very rare cases" melt and cause a fire.

Aid budget to be used by International Trade Department
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:49:54 GMT
From https:
Part of the APS14bn aid budget will be spent by Liam Fox's Department for International Trade.

Equifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:19:09 GMT
From https:
The credit score agency has agreed a settlement after hackers stole 147 million people's details.

Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:56:15 GMT
From https:
Ofcom had called on networks to automatically cut prices for out-of-contract mobile subscribers.

Shares soar at 'China's Nasdaq' market debut
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:12:06 GMT
From https:
China's new Nasdaq-style board comes as China is trying to assert itself as a global technology leader.

Avengers: Endgame overtakes Avatar as top box office movie of all time
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:38:56 GMT
From https:
The superheroes defeat the aliens as Avengers: Endgame becomes the highest-grossing film ever.

The Silicon Valley space race
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 01:29:05 GMT
From https:
The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.

Trump says compromise deal on budget, debt ceiling reached
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:01:03 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Trump says compromise deal on budget, debt ceiling reached

Apple close to buying Intel's modem business: report
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:34:07 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Apple close to buying Intel's modem business: report

U.S. stocks end higher, led by rally in information technology
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:02:12 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. stocks end higher, led by rally in information technology

Generic-drug make Lannett's stock leaps 40%, but the reason is a mystery
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:28:13 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Generic-drug make Lannett's stock leaps 40%, but the reason is a mystery

You'd think boat stocks would be a good bet this summer, but you'd be wrong
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:10:53 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
You'd think boat stocks would be a good bet this summer, but you'd be wrong

U.S. stocks edge upward ahead of earnings deluge
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:07:51 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. stocks edge upward ahead of earnings deluge

Apple powered by share-price-target boost as it leads Dow gainers Monday
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:47:36 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Apple powered by share-price-target boost as it leads Dow gainers Monday

Etsy to pay $275 million for vintage-musical-instrument vendor Reverb
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:30:50 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Etsy to pay $275 million for vintage-musical-instrument vendor Reverb

Tesla investors expect quarterly loss but hope demand is intact
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:06:50 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Tesla investors expect quarterly loss but hope demand is intact

Need to Know: Trump's stock market is closing in on Obama's
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:41:37 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Need to Know: Trump's stock market is closing in on Obama's

Need to Know: Trumpas stock market still lags Obamaas, but that could be about to change
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:14:28 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Donald Trump loves telling us all about how great the stock market has done under his leadership. And why not? Despite a few hiccups, itas been a great run.


Consumers could get up to $20,000 apiece in Equifax settlement a how to get your share
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:49:14 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
The claims process starts after a judge signs off on the settlement.


Home-builder earnings may surprise to the upside despite the aging cycle
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:02:34 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
There may still be some earnings upside for home builder stocks in the second quarter, even though the housing cycle is growing long in the tooth, thanks to the tailwind of lower mortgage rates and exceptionally strong demand for housing.


Sexual harassment at work is finally on the decline a now for the bad news
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:20:11 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
aThereas this myth that women falsely accuse men of harassment.a


The Moneyist: I have driven 2 hours to visit my elderly parents twice a week for 10 years a shouldnat I receive compensation?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:17:47 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
aIave spent the equivalent of three years of 40-hour work weeks visiting our parents, running errands and commuting.a


Health Exchange: These two common health issues in young adulthood can increase your risk of heart failure by up to 37%
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:18:17 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
By 2035, cardiovascular disease will place a acrushing economic and health burdena on the U.S. if left unchecked, according to the American Heart Association.


The depressing theory why more women replaced male CEOs in the years since the Great Recession
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:14:57 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Whatas behind the increase in female CEO replacements over the last decade?


Another bad sign for the housing market: Remodeling spending is expected to slow
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:13:46 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Home owners are feeling less inclined to take on home improvement projects.


In a review of 337,000 patient cases, this was the No. 1 most common preventable medical error
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:14:05 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Around 12% of preventable harm to patients is severe or leads to death, a new study finds.


How much student-loan debt forgiveness would have a real impact? $10K per borrower, according to new analysis
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:10:57 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
A new analysis indicates that a relatively small amount of debt relief would affect a large group of borrowers.