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The White House late Monday said President Trump would nominate Mark Calabria, the chief economist to Vice President Mike Pence, to be the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the overseer of mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Calabria previously served as a senior aide on the Senate Banking Committee, where he was one of the lead drafters of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which created the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Trump also said he would nominate Heath Tarbert, the assistant secretary for international markets at the Treasury Department, to be chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Both appointments are for five-year terms.

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Pivotal Software Inc. shares rose in the extended session Tuesday after the cloud-computing company topped Wall Street estimates for the quarter. Pivotal Software shares advanced 4.2% after hours, following a 1.3% decline to close the regular session at $17.80 The company reported a third-quarter loss of $34.9 million, or 13 cents a share, compared with a loss of $39.3 million, or 57 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The adjusted loss was 5 cents a share. Revenue rose to $168.1 million from $129 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a loss of 8 cents a share on revenue of $164.1 million. For the fourth quarter, Pivotal expects a loss of 10 cents to 9 cents a share on revenue of $169 million to $171 million, while analysts had forecast a loss of 9 cents a share on revenue of $167.3 million.

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The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies fell by 10.2 million barrels for the week ended Dec. 7, according to sources. The API data also showed that gasoline stockpiles fell by 2.5 million barrels, while distillate inventories climbed by 712,000 barrels, sources said. Inventory data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Wednesday. On average, analysts surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect the EIA to report a decline of 2.8 million barrels in crude supplies. The survey also forecast supply increases of 1.8 million barrels for gasoline and 1.3 million barrels for distillates. January West Texas Intermediate crude was at $52.02 a barrel in electronic trading. That's up from the $51.65 settlement on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. fell more than 8% in the extended session Tuesday after the company reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year, but comparable-store sales fell more than expected. Dave & Buster's said it earned $11.9 million, or 30 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $12.2 million, or 29 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 13% to $282.1 million, the company said. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected GAAP and adjusted earnings of 24 cents a share on sales of $278 million. Comparable-store sales fell 1.3%. The analysts surveyed byFactSet had expected a decline around 0.7%. Dave & Buster's raised its 2018 guidance, saying it expects revenue between $1.24 billion to $1.26 billion, compared with a previous guidance of revenue between $1.23 billion and $1.26 billion and net income between $106 million and $113 million, versus previous expectations between $101 million and $111 million. Shares of Dave & Buster's ended the regular trading day down 2.8%.

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American Eagle Outfitters Inc. shares dropped in the extended session Tuesday after the company's outlook and quarterly revenue fell short of Wall Street estimates. American Eagle shares fell 4.4% after hours, following a 2.5% decline to close the regular session at $19.03. The company reported third-quarter net income of $85.5 million, or 48 cents a share, compared with $63.7 million, or 36 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $1 billion from $960.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 48 cents a share on revenue of $1.02 billion. For the fourth quarter, American Eagle expects earnings of 40 cents to 42 cents a share, while analysts had forecast 47 cents a share.

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Bulls and bears fought to a draw on Tuesday, leaving the S&P 500 little changed at the end of a choppy session that saw major indexes flip between gains and losses. Stocks rallied in early action on optimism surrounding renewed U.S.-China trade talks, but lost altitude toward midday and then lost ground after President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown over border-wall funding in a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders. Stocks then saw choppy action through the afternoon. The S&P 500 ended the day with a loss of less than 0.1% near 2,636.83, according to preliminary figures, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell around 53 points, or 0.2%, to end near 24,370. The Nasdaq Composite ended 0.2% higher near 7,032.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration reduced its 2018 and 2019 forecasts on West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude prices, according to the agency’s Short-term Energy Outlook report released Tuesday. The EIA forecasts an average 2018 WTI price of $65.18 a barrel, down 2.4% from the November report's forecast. It also cut its 2019 view by 16.4% to $54.19. For Brent, the EIA lowered its forecast by 2.3% to $71.30 in 2018 and by 15.2% to $61 in 2019. The EIA also forecast U.S. crude output of 10.88 million barrels a day this year, down 0.1% from the previous outlook. It left the output forecast of 12.06 million barrels a day unchanged for 2019. January WTI crude was up 52 cents, or 1%, at $51.52 a barrel. February Brent added 37 cents, or 0.6%, to $60.34.

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Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday he is planning to retire the title of chairman of the company in three years. The title is "honorific, not executive role, which means it's not needed to run Tesla," Musk tweeted in response to a tiff stemming from statements from his "60 Minutes" interview over the weekend. Musk tweeted that "60 Minutes" edited out "provided I have the support of shareholders" from a the end of a sentence where he said he could do "whatever" he wanted since he is Tesla's largest shareholder. Musk had to relinquish the title of chairman as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over his "funding secured" tweet about taking Tesla private. Board member and telecom executive Robyn Denholm last month was named Tesla's board chair. Tesla shares have gained 19% this year, versus losses of 0.9% each for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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The British pound touched a fresh 20-month low on Tuesday amid continuous Brexit struggles that saw U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May jetting across the European continent in an effort to get reassurances on the Northern Ireland border issue as she attempts to shore up support at home for her Brexit plan. Meanwhile back in the U.K., there were conflicting reports about whether enough Conservative members of parliament had sent in letters that would trigger a leadership challenge to May. The Prime Minister pulled the vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, apparently under the assumption that she would lose it anyway. But as a vote of no-confidence has seemed close before, investors might practice caution, explaining the relatively muted slide in sterling that nevertheless hit its lowest level since April 2017. The pound last bought $1.2537, down 0.3%, but up from its session low of $1.2493. The euro spiked to £0.9064, but since came down to an unchanged level of £0.9028.

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Shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. slid about 6% Tuesday, after the company said a European committee has extended the review period for approval of a treatment for bleeding that has already been approved in the U.S. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has provided the company with a list of questions related to data submitted for its Ondexxya product, which is being reviewed for the reversal of the anticoagulant effects of the Factor Xa inhibitors apixaban and rivaroxaban in patients experiencing uncontrolled or life-threatening bleeding. The company has a deadline of Jan. 29 for responses, followed by a 30-day assessment period for the committee. "We will work diligently to address the Committee's questions as they review and further consider the data package supporting the MAA," Portola Chief Executive Scott Garland said in a statement. An opinion is now expected by Feb. 28 of 2019. The product was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May and is being sold under the name Andexxa. Portola shares have fallen 60% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has fallen 0.6%.

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Harley-Davidson Inc. sales worsened after September based on channel checks conducted by Wedbush analysts, with dealer contacts estimating declines in the mid-single digits in October and high-single digits in November. The decline was low-single digits in September. "The promised new product push can't come soon enough, and we worry that worsening declines between now and next fall will create an even larger-than-expected hole for the new products to counter, a notion that has historically left investors disappointed," the Wedbush note said. In October and November, analysts say Harley-Davidson ran "little to no" promotions but offered a new 1.99% financing incentive. Wedbush rates Harley-Davidson shares neutral with a $38 price target. Harley-Davidson shares have shed 26.3% over the past year while the S&P 500 index has gained 0.4% for the period.

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Super Micro Computer Inc. told customers on Tuesday that its recent investigation with a third-party firm found "absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on our motherboards," following a Bloomberg report that said Chinese hackers were able to infiltrate the company's motherboards. "As we have stated repeatedly since these allegations were reported, no government agency has ever informed us that it has found malicious hardware on our products; no customer has ever informed us that it found malicious hardware on our products; and we have never seen any evidence of malicious hardware on our products," the company said in the letter, which was also filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Bloomberg story from October said that Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. were Super Micro customers who had noticed malicious chips on the company's motherboards, which both Apple and Amazon denied. "We appreciate the industry support regarding this matter from many of our customers, like Apple and AWS," Super Micro said in its letter. Super Micro's shares are unchanged in Tuesday morning trading. They've fallen 22% so far this year, while the S&P 500 has dropped 0.3%.

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The Brink's Co. shares rose 6% Tuesday, after the company announced a $50 million accelerated share buyback with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The cash management and transportation company said it will pay the bank $50 million and it will receive 700,000 shares, with more to come in February when the deal is expected to be completed. The company is financing the deal with proceeds from its revolving credit facility. It will have $106 million remaining in its share buyback authorization once the deal is complete. Separately, Brink's said it has won antitrust approval for the acquisition of Brazil-based Rodoban, a cash-in-transit and ATM services company, for about $130 million in cash. That deal is expected to close by year-end or shortly after. Brink's shares have fallen 16% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has fallen 0.4%.

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Stitch Fix Inc. was downgraded to market perform from outperform at William Blair on concerns about the company's active clients metric, which missed for a second consecutive quarter. For the fiscal first quarter, Stitch Fix reported 2.9 million active clients, up 22% or 534,000, from last year. William Blair says the active client growth miss "was smaller in magnitude" than the previous quarter. "However management guided to flat sequential active client growth in the second fiscal quarter of 2019." The FactSet consensus is for 3.04 million active clients. Analysts downgraded the styling service, "due to a lack of visibility into this key metric, underpinning soft net addition guidance and greater risk in our view to out-year sales and earnings estimates." Stitch Fix shares have plummeted 25% in Tuesday trading and are down 25% for the year to date. The S&P 500 index is nearly unchanged for the period.

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Shares of AT&T Inc. are up 2.2% in Tuesday morning trading after Citi analyst Michael Rollins upgraded the stock, citing various positive trends around its wireless business. Rollins said that financials for wireless companies have been improving lately and he expects that the company will be able to take advantage of a "measured promotional environment" in the wireless industry. "The greater migration from prepaid to postpaid within the category has provided breathing room for the competitive landscape to absorb new cable entrants," he wrote. Rollins recently met with AT&T's management and said that the company was "optimistic on the levers it can pull to manage costs and improve free-cash flow." Rollins said that AT&T shares look attractive following a recent underperformance. The stock is down 21% so far this year, while the S&P is little changed. Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. , T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. are all in positive territory for the year.

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ConocoPhillips set its capital budget for 2019 on Monday, saying it plans to spend $6.1 billion, or roughly the same as will be spent by end 2018. The energy company said it is increasing its target payout to shareholders to more than 30% of cash from operations, up from 20% to 30%. The company is expecting to buy back $3 billion of its own stock. It expects 2019 production to range from 1,300 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOED) to 1,350 MBOED. "We are running our business for sustained through-cycle financial returns, which is necessary for attracting investors back to the E&P sector," Chief Executive Ryan Lance said in a statement. "We believe we have designed ConocoPhillips to offer investors both resilience to lower prices and participation in higher prices via an approach that rations capital across a low cost of supply portfolio, competes on per-share versus absolute growth, and pays out a significant portion of cash from the business to shareholders." Shares rose about 1% premarket, and have gained 20% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.5%.

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Dell Technologies Inc. said Tuesday that it has obtained shareholder approval for its plan to buy back the tracking stock that's linked to its stake in VMware Inc. . The plan will also take Dell public again. Dell expects the deal to close on Dec. 28 and that class C shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on that day under the ticker "DELL." Carl Icahn initially opposed the Dell buyout and filed a lawsuit against the company surrounding its merger plans. Dell sweetened its offer in November and Icahn dropped his proxy fight, calling it "unwinnable" but arguing that Dell shareholders could have obtained a "far better deal." Dell's class V shares are up 1.4% in Tuesday morning trading.

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Shares of Entera Bio Ltd. and Amgen Inc. rose Tuesday, after they announced a research collaboration in inflammatory disease and other serious illnesses. As part of the deal, Entera will use its proprietary drug delivery platform to develop oral versions of one preclinical large molecule program selected by Amgen. Amgen has the option of selecting two other programs to add to the collaboration. Entera will be eligible to receive up to $270 million in aggregate payments, along with tiered royalties up to mid-single digits upon reaching various milestones. It will retain IP rights to its technology. Entera shares rose 11.5% in early trade and are up 23% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 has fallen 7.7%. Amgen shares were up about 1%.

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U.S. benchmark stocks opened sharply higher on Tuesday as the back-and-forth trade battle between the U.S. and China took a step forward after leaders from both sides launched formal talks. In a Tuesday morning Tweet, President Trump said "Very productive conversations going on with China! Watch for some important announcements!" The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened up 1.3%, the S&P 500 began the session up 1% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was up 1.4%. On the data calendar, the NFIB small business optimism index for November fell to 104.8 from 107.1, its lowest level since May.

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Market-research firm IDC predicted Tuesday that global smartphone shipments would grow 2.6% in 2019, following an anticipated decline this year. The Chinese smartphone market "is finally showing signs of recovery," wrote IDC analysts led by Michael Shirer, and could be flat in 2019 before showing growth again in 2020 through 2022. IDC predicts an 8.8% decline in China for 2018. "The recently lifted U.S. ban on ZTE had an impact on shipments in Q3 2018 and created a sizable gap that is yet to be filled heading into 2019," the analysts wrote. On a global level, they expect Alphabet Inc.'s Android operating system to maintain 85% market share. They predict that shipments of devices running Apple Inc.'s iOS operating system to drop by 2.5% in 2018 and grow at a compound annual growth rate of just 0.1% through 2022. Apple shares are up 1.1% in premarket trading Tuesday, while Alphabet's stock is up 1.7%. Apple shares have dropped 1.8% over the past 12 months, compared with a 0.1% rise in Alphabet's stock and a 0.2% gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average .

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Cowen & Co. analyst Matthew Ramsay picked Advanced Micro Devices Inc. as one of his firm's best ideas for 2019, citing the company's move to 7-nanometer as an important catalyst. While Ramsay acknowledges that meaningful share gains take time, he argues that this lineup refresh would signify AMD's "first manufacturing advantage versus Intel " as well as the "continued execution of the company's strategic vision." He said that crypto-related woes make for a "difficult set-up" in the first half of next year, but those issues shouldn't preclude AMD from picking up share in other businesses, growing earnings, and improving its margin profile. AMD shares are up 3% in premarket trading Tuesday, and they've gained 94% so far this year. The S&P 500 has fallen 1.3% in that time.

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Barnes & Noble Inc. has put out its list of "best books of 2018," which includes "Becoming," Michelle Obama's memoir, and "Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'," by Zora Neale Hurston. The list comes about a week after the bookseller pushed out its list of "best gifts," which only included one book. Others on the "best books" list include "Fire & Blood" by George R.R. Martin, the author of the books that the hit series "Game of Thrones" is based on, and "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver. Barnes & Noble has also released "best" lists in other categories including young adult and best history and current affairs. Barnes & Noble shares have gained nearly 5% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index has slipped 1.4% for the period.

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Verizon Communications Inc. said Tuesday that it expected its fourth-quarter results to be impacted by a "voluntary separation" program that will result in 10,400 employees leaving the company, as well as an impairment charge related to the company's Oath digital-advertising business. The company expects a severance charge of $1.8 billion to $2.1 billion in the fourth quarter, according to a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Verizon also said that it expected to record a goodwill impairment charge of about $4.6 billion related to the Oath unit, following a review of Oath's business prospects that led to "unfavorable adjustments to Oath's financial projections." Shares are off 0.2% in premarket trading, though they're up 10% so far this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped 1.2% in that time.

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Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday that it plans to open doors at 7 a.m. local time on Friday, Dec. 21 and remain open until 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve. Shoppers using the e-commerce site or app can choose free in-store pick up or have items delivered to their homes. Kohl's shares are up 1% in Tuesday premarket trading, and up 16.6% for the year to date. In comparison, the S&P 500 index has fallen 1.3% in 2018.

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Pfizer Inc. shares slid 1.1% in premarket trade Tuesday, after JP Morgan downgraded the stock to neutral from overweight and said it's moving to the sidelines after a strong 2018. "We clearly have seen a positive shift in Pfizer's narrative, which is now focused on the re-acceleration of the company's top and bottom line growth beyond 2020 (where sales growth of ~5% is expected to exceed the group)," analyst Chris Schott wrote in a note. "However, with the company now trading in line with peers and the broader market, we see this improved core story as better reflected in valuation." Further upside for the stock is likely tied to additional pipeline success or positive new launch momentum, said Schott, both of which are unlikely before 2020. Schott said he remains constructive on big pharma, giving an ongoing product cycle. Pfizer shares have gained 22.6% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3%.

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Francesca's Holdings Corp.'s shares slid 4% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the women's clothing retailer swung to a loss as foot traffic to its stores slowed. The company said it had a net loss of $16.2 million, or 47 cents a share, in the quarter, after earnings of $0.2 million, or 1 cent a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted loss came to 17 cents, matching the FactSet consensus. Sales fell 10% to $95.4 million from $105.8 million, just ahead of the FactSet consensus of $95.1 million. Same-store sales fell 14% to match the FactSet consensus. "While we saw comparable sales declines start to narrow as we moved into the fourth quarter, we recognize the need to accelerate change and improve results faster," Chief Executive Steve Lawrence said in a statement. "Our biggest challenge and focus is to drive improved traffic trends in brick and mortar." The company is planning to step up markting efforts by investing in influencers and digital media. The company is also reviewing its real estate for underperforming stores which will be closed. It is now expecting fourth-quarter sales of $118 million to $124 million, assuming at 15% to 10% decline in same-store sales. it expects a loss per share of 14 cents to 7 cents. The FactSet consensus is for EPS of 18 cents and a same-store sales decline of 8.8%, leading to sales of $126 million. For the full year, the company is expecting sales of $427 million to $433 million, assuming a mid-to low teens decline in same-store sales. The company is expecting an adjusted per-share loss of 41 cents to 34 cents. The FactSet consensus is for a loss of 9 cents a share, a same-store sales decline of 12.7% and sales of $434.7 million. Shares have fallen 75% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3%.

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The Medicines Co. said Tuesday it has appointed Mark Timney as chief executive with immediate effect. Timney comes fo the job after stints at Merck & Co., and Purdue Pharmaceuticals, as well as Zeneca Group, ICI Pharmaceuticals and Roussel Labs. he will replace Clive Meanwell, who will serve as chief innovation officer. Shares were not yet active premarket, but have fallen 24% in 2018 through Monday's close, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3%.

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The Buckle Inc. on Tuesday announced a special dividend of $1.00 per share, alongside its regular 25 cents a share quarterly dividend. The apparel and accessories retailer said the two payments will be made Jan. 25 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 11. Shares were not yet active premarket, but have fallen 21.4% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3%.

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Discount shoe retailer DSW Inc.'s shares surged 16% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the company blew past estimates for its fiscal third quarter and raised its full-year guidance. DSW said it had net income of $39.3 million, or 48 cents a share, for the quarter, up from $4.01 million, or 5 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to 70 cents, ahead of the FactSet consensus of 52 cents. Revenue rose to $833.0 million from $709.7 million, also ahead of the FactSet consensus of $795 million. Same-store sales rose 7.3% to top the 5.1% FactSet consensus. The company raised its full=-year adjusted EPS guidance to a range of $1.70 to $1.85 from a prior range of $1.60 to $1.75. It is now expecting revenue to grow 12% to 14% in the full year, compared with prior guidance of up 6% to 9%. Shares have gained 8% in 2018 through Monday's close, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3%.

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Cars.com's [s:cars] board of directors and management team late Monday told activist shareholder Starboard Value LP that they are "committed to acting in the best interests of the company and to its stakeholders to enhance shareholder value." Starboard earlier in the day said in a letter to the company that management changes would have to be made, "rather than tolerating results which are unacceptable for shareholders." The company responded in a release saying "we share Starboard's view that we have had a constructive dialogue with them over the past year and that our board and management team are passionate about improving the business." The board and management said their business strategy is intended "to realize ambitious goals. As planned, we look forward to providing long-term financial guidance on or prior to February 28, 2019. We remain open to dialogue with our shareholders, including Starboard, as we develop these targets"

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Time on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as "Person of the Year" and warned the idea of truth as critical to democracy is under assault.

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute.

Myanmar's High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

The United States is considering issuing a new warning to U.S. citizens, including business executives, traveling to China after Canada arrested a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive at Washington's request, two sources said on Tuesday.

A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing.

Mexico's president escalated a conflict with the judiciary on Tuesday, calling the country's supreme court judges the "best paid public servants in the world," after the tribunal froze plans to impose pay cuts on the civil service.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Wednesday said three people were killed in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting and that 350 security agents were hunting for the gunman who fled the scene.

Two Russian strategic bomber aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela, a show of support for Venezuela's socialist government that has infuriated Washington.

Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran during 2016 and 2017, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

French police have cornered a gunman who killed at least four people in the center of Strasbourg and shots have been fired, a source close to the investigation said.

An attempt to oust British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered pace on Tuesday, a day after her decision to delay a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal for fear of a rout angered many in her Conservative Party.

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday that a lawyer be detained for 15 days after the publication of a picture of him wearing a yellow vest similar to those worn by protesters in France, a local rights activist said.

An Argentine court on Tuesday convicted two former executives of a local Ford Motor Co plant of involvement in the torture of workers during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s, victims' lawyers said, adding they may sue Ford in U.S. federal court.

Eurosceptic British lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said in an interview with CNBC he does not know if the 48-letter threshold has been reached to trigger no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership.

The United Nations proposed at initial talks between Yemen's warring parties on Tuesday that they withdraw from the contested port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions facing famine, and place it under the control of an interim entity.

A gunman who shot dead at least two people in the center of the French city of Strasbourg was known to France's internal security services as a suspected security risk, the local police prefecture said in a statement.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's lawmakers could vote on a no confidence motion in her leadership as soon as Wednesday night, said a Conservative lawmaker who has long been critical of May.

Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year due to a "communication lapse", his party said.

Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a peaceful election early next year due to a "communication lapse", his party said.

Prime Minister Theresa May's position as leader of the Conservative Party - and consequently her premiership - is under threat from lawmakers who are unhappy at the Brexit deal she has agreed with the European Union.

Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network after discovering a software bug that exposed the private profile information of 52 million users to outside app developers, the second time this year the company has acknowledged exposing private user data.

A Chinese court ordered Apple to stop selling older iPhone models in the country after finding it infringed on two Qualcomm patents, the chip supplier said.

A bail hearing for Huawei Technologies Co. finance chief Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver ended Monday without a decision as the executive’s lawyer argued she won’t be a flight risk while awaiting a separate decision on her extradition to the U.S.

Amazon has dismissed several workers in the U.S. and India for allegedly inappropriately accessing internal data that was being misused by disreputable merchants.

Under Armour Inc. ousted two sports-marketing executives, according to people familiar with the matter, after the apparel brand conducted an internal review of their department’s spending.

The number of available jobs in the U.S. rose in October from a year earlier, with openings exceeding the number of unemployed Americans by one million. Low-skilled workers shunned retail and restaurants for higher-paying positions in other industries.

Businesses in the U.S. are less optimistic about the outlook for the coming year than they were 12 months ago, though many still expect sales, hiring and investment to rise in 2019, according to an ISM survey.

The Trump administration’s point man on U.S.-China trade negotiations said the U.S. would hold fast to its 90-day deadline for the conclusion of a lasting agreement, adding that the U.S. would impose punishing tariffs on Chinese imports if none is reached.

Investors are growing anxious about the prospect of recession in developed countries, but many economic trends don’t fit with patterns that presaged previous downturns.

The White House is preparing to pick economist Mark Calabria, a vice presidential aide and critic of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to the post responsible for overseeing the housing-finance companies.

Some CBS directors are concerned that recent leaks from the investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by former CEO Leslie Moonves could result in legal exposure for the company or people found to have failed to prevent the disclosures.

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed song from the pre-streaming era and the most-streamed classic rock song of all time, according to Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to face questions at a Congressional hearing on a range of topics, including the company’s handling of user data and its development of a search engine that would comply with China’s strict internet censors.

The pace of real-estate speculation is slowing, a sign of the darkening outlook in the U.S. housing market.

Employers slowed their pace of hiring in November, but wage growth matched the highest rate in nearly a decade and unemployment held at the lowest rate since December 1969.

Maurice Obstfeld, the retiring chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is on his way out the door with a warning that global growth is slowing and the U.S. will likely feel the drag as well.

As employers struggle to find qualified workers and automation makes certain jobs obsolete, companies are finding they have to train employees to do things that robots can’t—like figure out who’s having a bad day.

Nissan Motor’s Carlos Ghosn was formally charged with understating his compensation in Nissan’s financial reports, and prosecutors took steps to ensure he would spend Christmas in jail.

Prosecutors are close to deciding whether to charge Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong with the sexual assault of a college student. The woman has described a four-hour ordeal, while Mr. Liu has denied wrongdoing.

As Prime Minister Theresa May works to save her deal to exit from the European Union, businesses are bracing for the worst—a “no-deal” Brexit—and planning for it.

Verizon will shed about 10,400 workers who have accepted a severance package as it works to cut $10 billion in costs and upgrade to a faster 5G network.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are DuPont, Nike, and KB Home.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, and Nike.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are Google Inc., and Barnes and Noble Inc.

Wisconsin Energy Corp., Oracle Corp., and General Electric Co. may all see active trading after deals, or talk of deals.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle, Smith & Wesson, and Family Dollar.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are BlackBerry, Oracle, and Kroger.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are FedEx, Jabil Circuit, and Red Hat.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Covidien, Medtronic and Layne Christensen and Korn/Ferry International.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trading in Friday’s session are Intel and Finisar.

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Lululemon Athletica, Finisar, and Target.

Stocks in Japan and Hong Kong were leading early gains Wednesday across Asia as markets appeared poised for relief rally of sorts.

A Canadian judge grants bail to Huawei Technologies Co. finance chief Meng Wanzhou, setting the stage for a new confrontation with China as the U.S. seeks the executive’s extradition to face charges over violating Iran sanctions.

A technical pattern, not natural buying, helped Apple and the broader market rebound.

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton told Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday that the final language of the regulator’s proposed “best interest” standard for broker-dealers may be the same language as the fiduciary standard for investment advisers.

Bitcoin is trading lower on Tuesday, extending Monday’s losses and taking the No. 1 digital currency towards a fresh multimonth low.

Wall Street banks and conservative policy makers in Congress are pressing regulators to water down a key element of the protections designed to prevent another major financial crisis.

A former CFPB official says the CFPB suppressed a report detailing the problem.

Some investors and politicians wonder if the European Union will ease pressure on Italy over its deficit-busting budget as France risks breaching the EU’s fiscal rules.

Tencent Music Entertainment Group priced its IPO at the low end of expectations, capping a rocky process of going public but still marking one of the biggest U.S.-listed debuts in recent years.

A former CFPB official says the CFPB suppressed a report detailing the problem.

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The robotics sector is recovering from the dip in the beginning of 2016. Big dollars are being spent on new startups and the devices are becoming more commonplace each day.

- Shoshanna Delventhal

Raining Money: the hedge fund founder advises rotating from pricey stocks to cheap ones.

- Alan Farley

Tech powerhouse Alphabet has tested psychological support at $1,000 five times so far in 2018, raising the odds for an eventual breakdown.

- Richard Suttmeier

Owning shares in Adobe is a play on momentum, not on valuation, as the P/E ratio is elevated at 46.39.

- Mark Kolakowski

Goldman Sachs has been among the most bullish firms on Wall Street, but now they see signs of weakness in the economy and the markets.

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Musk lashed out at the SEC (again) and revealed that no one is vetting his tweets.

- Mark Kolakowski

Four sectors that have fallen by about 10% may be poised for big rebounds.

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Learn the story behind a few of the privately-held companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

- Shobhit Seth

Are you looking for stocks that offer regular dividends payments and will appreciate? Here are the top stocks that offer the best of both.

- Ryan Furhmann

Analyzing owners’ equity is an important analytics tool, but it should be done in the context of other tools such as analyzing the assets and liabilities on the balance sheet.

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Examine the width and sustainability of Apple's economic moat. Find out how brand loyalty, economies of scale and network effect contribute to profitability.

- Alan Farley

China stocks on U.S. exchanges have entered holding patterns at multi-year lows, awaiting the outcome of trade talks.

- Alan Farley

Dow component McDonald's has made little progress since breaking out in November and could test new support in coming sessions.

- Richard Suttmeier

American Eagle Outfitters is set to report earnings results under a "death cross" with an oversold weekly chart.

- Richard Suttmeier

Luxury retailer stocks are in bear market territory just before Christmas, but they appear ripe for a bounce.

- Richard Suttmeier

The stock has been below a "death cross" since March 20, and the weekly chart shows a downtrend connecting the highs of December 2017 and June 2018.

- Mark Kolakowski

Despite recent pullbacks, stock valuations are still above historic norms, based on several metrics.

- Amy Fontinelle

As Lyft and Uber battle it out for market share, here's a breakdown of the companies' key differences.

- Staff Author

Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the use of options.

- Nathan Reiff

As new bitcoin millionaires are minted, investors are looking for the next big thing in cryptocurrencies.

- Mark Kolakowski

Stock prices have slid in 2018 and will reach new lows in 2019, Bank of America Merrill Lynch warns.

- Nathan Reiff

The Bitcoin Investment Trust from Grayscale Investments (GBTC) can help simplify investing in cryptocurrency, but it also poses some major disadvantages.

- Staff Author

While 2016 did not see a $100 billion deal, there were plenty of important multibillion-dollar deals.

- Caleb Silver

The Financial Crisis of 2008-09 brought the global economy and investors to its knees. Ten years on, we explore whether or not we learned any lessons.

- James McWhinney

As the popularity of ETFs soar, here's a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.

- Nathan Reiff

Representatives from AT&T (T) and Time Warner are in Washington this week testifying before a three-judge panel at the D.C. Court of Appeals.

- Shobhit Seth

Ready for the high-risk, high-return hedge fund investments? Here is a list of the top hedge fund investment firms.

- Adam Hayes

Although much of the fortune is in investments, some of Bill Gates' money is in rare works of art, real estate and collectibles.

- Mark Kolakowski

Stock market volatility is soaring, as nervous investors look increasingly unimpressed by strong U.S. economic fundamentals.

- Alan Farley

Major bank funds have sold off to critical support levels and could break down, entering multi-year downtrends.

- Rakesh Sharma

JUUL has quickly dominated the market for e-cigarettes, especially among younger users. Which company is behind the popular e-cigarette?

- John Jagerson

A limit order sets the maximum or minimum at which you're willing to buy or sell. A stop order will be executed only when the stop price is reached.

- Alan Farley

Apple stock is trading well above long-term support levels despite losing more than 60 points in the past two months.

- Shobhit Seth

Here's how Bitcoin Payment Services works and if it's a threat to credit card giants like Visa and Amex.

- Nathan Reiff

A report by Morgan Stanley indicates that the recent surge in Bitcoin prices has made retailers skeptical of accepting the digital currency.

- Nathan Reiff

China has banned ICOs and plans to shut down domestic bitcoin exchanges. How will that impact the cryptocurrency?

- Prableen Bajpai

Did you know there’s a strong correlation (r=91%) between bitcoin search engine volume and its exchange rate?

- Mark Kolakowski

Cash is on track to be among the best-performing assets of 2018.

- Staff Author

Lululemon has succeeded in marketing more than just fitness apparel. The company has strategies for continued growth, but it faces tough competition.

- Alan Farley

Worldwide trade tensions and a more dovish Federal Reserve could underpin gold prices in 2019.

- Shoshanna Delventhal

Some market watchers view even a partial thaw in hostilities as positioning shares of companies with significant China sales exposure for a comeback.

- Alan Farley

Dow component Nike is hanging tough at major support and could resume its multi-year uptrend in 2019.

- Timothy Smith

The bears have returned after a breakthrough between the United States and China. Explore three inverse sector ETFs to profit from continued selling.

- Alan Farley

Despite diverse opinions about where the markets will head next, there are plenty of short-term penny stock trading opportunities this month.

- Shobhit Seth

Apple has one of the best supply-chain models. Here are some of the top businesses involved, along with the benefits and challenges for each.

- Staff Author

The initial valuation of an IPO can determine the success or failure of a specific stock – but how is that price determined?

- Staff Author

Legendary investor Warren Buffett uses these twelve investing tenets when determining the future value of a company's stock.

- Staff Author

Discover ten institutions of higher learning that are willing to help finance your MBA in exchange for your commitment to work for them.

- Shobhit Seth

Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list of top software companies

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While best known for its search engine, Google's main source of revenue is advertising. Here's how the firm uses its stature and technology to make money.

The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday, reversing his previous resistance to acting on the measure.

U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested in a court filing on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has 10 to 12 candidates he is considering for the post of new White House chief of staff and although he could move quickly to fill the job, he was in no particular rush.

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was not concerned that he could be impeached and that hush payments made ahead of the 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to two women did not violate campaign finance laws.

U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal to avert a government shutdown was possible ahead of a deadline next week.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Here are highlights from the Reuters interview with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

The White House is delaying additional payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by President Donald Trump's trade war with China because it expects Beijing to resume buying U.S. soybeans, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from U.S. senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom's de facto ruler.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels must pay more than $290,000 to reimburse President Donald Trump for legal fees he spent defending himself in a defamation lawsuit she brought against him over a tweet, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

A U.S. judge on Tuesday postponed a plea agreement hearing for accused Russian agent Maria Butina by one day, until Thursday.

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he planned to introduce this week a joint resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which could force President Donald Trump's hand on the issue.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene in the Justice Department's case against a top executive at China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced two nominees for top posts at a U.S. financial markets regulator and the federal housing agency.

China has agreed to cut tariffs on U.S.-built cars and auto parts to 15 percent from the current 40 percent, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday, setting the stage for a new talks aimed at easing the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies.

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on a farm bill that leaves out a proposal to tighten food stamps criteria backed by President Donald Trump, and offers some financial certainty to farmers suffering from the U.S. trade war with China.

Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a U.S. judge on Tuesday they needed more time to uate prosecutors' allegations that Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and breached his plea deal.

Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told a U.S. judge on Tuesday they needed more time to uate prosecutors' allegations that Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and breached his plea deal.

Outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday praised a series of last-minute bills passed by his fellow Republicans that will curb the powers of his Democratic successor, the clearest indication yet he intends to sign them into law before leaving office.

Two U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Tuesday that would direct the president to ban the sale of U.S. products to Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. export or sanctions laws.

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said Tuesday on an investor webcast that the Standard & Poor's 500 Index is likely to go below its February 2018 lows.

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In the old days, longtime employees in the United States were honored with a gold watch after 30 years or so at a company.

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Here is some good news to hold onto this holiday season: Americans are giving more than ever.

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital, said the U.S. Treasury yield curve inversion on short-end maturities was signaling the "economy is poised to weaken."

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared reluctant to further limit the scope of who can be held liable for violating laws that protect investors from securities fraud as they weighed an appeal...

Investment bank Moelis & Co said on Monday it has hired an executive from the world's largest index fund manager, BlackRock Inc, as well as a hedge fund professional, for its team advising companies...

When companies try to tackle rising healthcare costs, shifting more of the burden to employees is increasingly the strategy of choice.

Billionaire investor David Einhorn told investors on Friday that losses at his hedge fund Greenlight Capital grew this month, leaving the fund down nearly 28 percent for the year.

Brenham Capital Management LP, an energy equities fund manager with about $800 million in assets under management, will shut after two years of losses, its founder said in a letter to investors on...

U.S. mutual fund investors pulled $13.7 billion from stocks and bonds during the latest week, according to data released on Thursday by Lipper underscoring retail investors' rising concerns over...

American homes are showing their age - not the houses, but the people living in them.

U.S. fund Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) has bought all of a $3 billion, five-year bond offered with a hefty return by Italy's top bank UniCredit to comply with capital buffer rules, two...

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The $8 trillion U.S. socially responsible investment industry is grappling with that question as more states approve the recreational use of cannabis, pushing consumption closer to "sin" stocks like...