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The Best Thing About Social Security
The Best Thing About Social Security's 2019 COLA Is This

Hint: It's not that this is the biggest increase in seven years.

The Week Ahead - Monetary Policy and Geo-Politics to Influence, as Earnings Roll Out
The Week Ahead - Monetary Policy and Geo-Politics to Influence, as Earnings Roll Out

A busy week ahead sees the BoC and ECB in action, with the Saudis joining China on the hit list and then there's Brexit and Italy to consider.

Student Loans Are Derailing Millennials
Student Loans Are Derailing Millennials' Savings Efforts

And it's time to do something about it.

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Here's Social Security's Earnings Limit for 2019

The amount you can earn before it causes a reduction to your Social Security is increasing next year.

Attention, Seniors: Don
Attention, Seniors: Don't Get Too Comfortable With Your Social Security Raise

Social Security is going up in 2019. But that's only a mild solution to a fairly large problem.

Carl Icahn comes out swinging against Dell
Carl Icahn comes out swinging against Dell's $21.7 billion VMware deal that could see it return to the stock market (DVMT)

Carl Icahn says Dell's offer to buy VMware tracking stock is massively undervalued. The billionaire activist investor, now VMware's second-largest shareholder, published a scathing letter bashing the proposed $21.7 billion buyout by Dell that could make the computer giant publicly traded once

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Is Apple's New Lower-Priced Smartphone Its Secret Weapon?

The iPhone XR could result in record-setting unit sales and revenue for the Cupertino company.

When It Comes to Savings, 30- and 40-Somethings Need a Wake-Up Call
When It Comes to Savings, 30- and 40-Somethings Need a Wake-Up Call

And they need it fast.

JPMorgan Chase Is Building a Silicon Valley Campus
JPMorgan Chase Is Building a Silicon Valley Campus

JPMorgan Chase Is Building a Silicon Valley Campus

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Here's What You Need to Know About America's New Defense Titan

Two mid-tier companies are combining to take on the primes. Is the combination worth buying into?

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America
Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the administration

3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade
3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

All three are well positioned for this $230 billion opportunity.

Is Disney World Trying to Price Out Its Annual Passholders?
Is Disney World Trying to Price Out Its Annual Passholders?

It costs 15% more to buy a year-round pass for Disney World than it did when the year began. Something's afoot.

Steve Jobs fanatics may be able to buy a toilet, thermostat and other random household objects that were part of the Apple founder
Steve Jobs fanatics may be able to buy a toilet, thermostat and other random household objects that were part of the Apple founder's old Silicon Valley mansion

Next week, the Town of Woodside will discuss what to do with some of the housing fixtures salvaged from a former home of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Among the 150 items now in the town's possession are a silver-plated ice-tea spoon, a thermostat (circa 1925), and a chandelier.

Hate Taxes? 37 States Make Social Security Tax Free
Hate Taxes? 37 States Make Social Security Tax Free

Find out where you won't pay state income taxes on your retirement benefits.

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Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death
Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable in Arizona hours

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's reputation has taken another hit over the death of a journalist - and its economy may be next

There is mounting evidence suggesting Saudi Arabia was complicit in the death of a Washington Post journalist. It isn't clear whether the US would impose sanctions if an investigation reaches that conclusion. As evidence suggesting Saudi Arabia was involved in the death of Washington Post journalist

Mega Millions jackpot swells to record $1 billion
Mega Millions jackpot swells to record $1 billion

Lotto fever is in full swing after no tickets matched Tuesday night's winning numbers; next drawing will be Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 p.m. ET

Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced
Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot have been announced. The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions says it may take an hour or two to determine if there is a winner.

Should Congress cut entitlement programs to combat rising deficit?
Should Congress cut entitlement programs to combat rising deficit?

Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Wall Street Journal editorial page deputy editor James Freeman discuss America's deficit problem and how President Trump asked members of his Cabinet to cut their departments' budgets by 5 percent.

'You Can Run But You Can't Hide,' CEO Says to Goldman Analyst

As shares of the largest U.S. iron ore producer fell as much as 10 percent Friday, Goncalves closed his analyst call by specifically calling out Goldman's Matthew Korn. "Matthew Korn from Goldman Sachs, you can run, but you can't hide," he said.

Kamala Harris proposes new tax credit
Kamala Harris proposes new tax credit

"Bulls & Bears" panel discusses how Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is proposing a new tax credit, which would provide families making less than $100,000 a year with an extra $500 a month.

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Friday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. Lottery officials changed the odds in recent years to lessen

Jackpot stocks that could make you a billionaire
Jackpot stocks that could make you a billionaire

Following on the Mega Millions madness, the traders give you stocks that could make you a billionaire. With CNBC's Frank Holland and Melissa Lee, and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Steve Grasso, Brian Kelly and Dan Nathan.

Trump to meet heads of Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop at Arizona air base
Trump to meet heads of Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop at Arizona air base

U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically, people familiar with the meeting said on Friday. This is the second presidential

'You are messing with the wrong guy': The CEO of an American mining company eviscerates Goldman Sachs analyst and short sellers on earnings call (CLF)

Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves took time out of his company's third-quarter earnings call to attack a Goldman Sachs analyst and short sellers. It's not the first time Goncalves had a contentious moment with an analyst on an earnings call.

For Saudi Arabia, Deep and Lasting Ramifications for Khashoggi Debacle
For Saudi Arabia, Deep and Lasting Ramifications for Khashoggi Debacle

For Saudi Arabia, Deep and Lasting Ramifications for Khashoggi Debacle

Scammers have started using a fake Spotify email to steal people
Scammers have started using a fake Spotify email to steal people's Apple IDs - here are the red flags to watch out for (AAPL)

Potential victims aren't charged for Spotify's Premium service, but may click the link in the email because they're surprised to receive the email. The link leads you to a fake Apple ID login site that expects you to use your Apple ID credentials. A new phishing scam is targeting people

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Here's what to expect in the next year from Trump's trade war with China

A trade war between the US and China has been heating up for much of this year. The trade war could continue to escalate over the next year. The most recent set of US tariffs on imported goods from China are scheduled to rise at the start of 2019, and both countries are threatening further protectionist

Fallout from China
Fallout from China's economic slowdown

'Nuclear Showdown' author Gordon Chang on the state of China's economy.

DowDuPont Slips as Farming Weakness Prompts $4.6 Billion Charge
DowDuPont Slips as Farming Weakness Prompts $4.6 Billion Charge

The impairment charge reflects weaker markets for farm products since last year's merger with Dow Chemical Co., DuPont said in a regulatory filing. Reduced planting areas and delays in product registrations mean that sales will grow more slowly, while an unfavorable shift to soybeans from corn in Latin America will dent profits. Farmers in Brazil are planting more soybeans and less corn, for example, to capitalize on China's retaliatory tariffs against U.S. soybeans.

Will Micron Stock Pick Up the Pace?

Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) is one of the top memory chip makers in the world. But Micron stock's strong position in one of the most important tech sectors in the world isn't enough to keep it immune from the challenges in the global economy, especially the churning trade war with China. For example, MU stock in particular has been selling off most of the year, and in particular, in the last few months. When it was trading at a premium, the future for memory chips was bright.

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America's Biggest Employer Isn't Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here's the Reason Why

It's the second year in a row that the company isn't hiring.

Some Sears Suppliers Keep Their Distance After Bankruptcy
Some Sears Suppliers Keep Their Distance After Bankruptcy

Some vendors have stopped shipping products to the retailer over concerns they won't get paid, according to people with knowledge of the situation, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. Sears, which is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, told vendors that it's "committed to being

Eagles fan hit with fame after hitting pole gets some glory
Eagles fan hit with fame after hitting pole gets some glory

The moment in the spotlight isn't over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year. Jigar Desai is now the subject of an NFL digital short feature, shot ahead of the Eagles game against the Jacksonville Jaguars

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth
AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was credible, a poll

Caterpillar, Boeing Sell Off After Honeywell
Caterpillar, Boeing Sell Off After Honeywell's Tariff Pessimism

The company's executives are bracing for "hundreds of millions of dollars" in earnings pressure next year from the expanded tariff lists. Caterpillar and Boeing dropped more than 1 percent while the Dow rose 0.5 percent.

The record-high Mega Millions jackpot is worth nearly $1 billion - here are 3 things you should do if you win
The record-high Mega Millions jackpot is worth nearly $1 billion - here are 3 things you should do if you win

The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record high ahead of Friday night's drawing: $970 million, with a cash payout of $548 million. The odds of winning the lottery's jackpot are slim, but what should you do if you win? If you have the winning numbers, don't make any decisions in haste.

How and Where to Preorder Apple
How and Where to Preorder Apple's iPhone XR Ahead of Release Date

How and Where to Preorder Apple's iPhone XR Ahead of Release Date

Procter & Gamble Stock Surges on Q1 Earnings Beat
Procter & Gamble Stock Surges on Q1 Earnings Beat

Procter & Gamble's (NYSE:PG) earnings report for its fiscal first quarter of the year includes earnings per share of $1.12. This is better than the company's earnings per share of $1.09 reported during the same time last year. It also was a boon to Procter & Gamble stock by beating out Wall Street's earnings per share estimate of $1.09 for the period.

5 Retail Stocks That Could Follow in Sears
5 Retail Stocks That Could Follow in Sears' Footsteps

Once upon a time, Sears helped America become a healthy economy again in the post-War years. Back then, no one would've guessed that Sears would file for bankruptcy before 2020. Are my retail stocks really all that safe?

AMD
AMD's stock price reflects a 'scenario we don't believe possible,' analyst says (AMD)

AMD shares will drop more than 30% to $18 due to comparative disadvantages in its competition with Intel, New Street Research analyst Pierre Ferragu says. Last month analysts expected Intel to undersupply its 10-nanometer chip, but later a report said Intel may cure its production problem sooner than expected. The 7 nm chip won't help AMD win over Intel, Ferragu says.

Is Amazon Stock a Bubble Right Now?

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) needs no real introduction at this point. If Amazon hasn't touched your life in one way or another by now, then you live in a very special place in the world. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world.

Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Pumpkin Spice Lattes Today. Here
Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Pumpkin Spice Lattes Today. Here's How to Get One

There are two ways to score the deal.

Tesla slips after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)
Tesla slips after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Thursday that a lower-cost Model 3 was immediately available for order on the company's website. The electric car will have a base price of $45,000 and is eligible for federal and state tax rebates. Tesla shares were down 0.5% early Friday - they were up as much as 2.2% earlier in the session.

7 Breakout Stocks to Buy That Are "Immune" to Volatility
7 Breakout Stocks to Buy That Are "Immune" to Volatility

With another disappointing session for the Dow Jones, investors are scrambling to find answers. More than likely, President Donald Trump will face a split government, which may yield increased volatility in Washington. Just recently, Wall Street tumbled when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to withdraw from an investment conference with Saudi Arabia.

This woman asked Facebook to stop
This woman asked Facebook to stop 'taunting' her with parenting adverts after her baby died

Anna England Kerr wrote an open letter to Facebook asking it to stop bombarding her with parenting adverts after the death of her baby daughter, Clara. Clara was stillborn in June, and England Kerr tried everything she could to reconfigure her ad settings so she wouldn't have to see baby-related

Apple just released a new kind of Apple Watch charger, and it hints at a major feature rumored to be coming to iPads (AAPL)
Apple just released a new kind of Apple Watch charger, and it hints at a major feature rumored to be coming to iPads (AAPL)

Apple now sells an Apple Watch charger with a USB-C connector at the other end. Apple quietly started selling a charging cable for the Apple Watch that uses a USB-C connector. This could hint at one of the biggest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPads: that they could be equipped with a USB-C port

Billionaire AOL cofounder Steve Case says he waited 10 years for the moment he realized his company was a success
Billionaire AOL cofounder Steve Case says he waited 10 years for the moment he realized his company was a success

Steve Case is the billionaire founding CEO of AOL and the head of Washington, DC-based venture-capital firm Revolution. Case said AOL's initial public offering had little fanfare and that it took a decade for him to feel like it was successful. America Online became iconic in the 1990s, helping

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