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Qualcomm urges U.S. regulators to reverse course and ban some iPhones
Qualcomm urges U.S. regulators to reverse course and ban some iPhones

Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm's patent licensing practices. Qualcomm has sought to apply pressure to Apple with smaller legal challenges ahead of that trial and has won partial iPhone sales

Bausch: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

Bausch Health Companies Inc. BHC) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $344 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Laval, Quebec-based company said it had a loss of 98 cents.

Garmin forecasts full-year revenue, profit above estimates, shares rise

Garmin Ltd on Wednesday forecast full-year revenue and profit above expectations after reporting strong fourth-quarter results on the back of higher demand for its smartwatches and navigation systems. Shares of the company, which has been bouncing back strongly in the past year after a smartphone-driven slide in demand for the car satnavs that made it famous, rose 4.2 percent to $73.97 in light trading before the bell. The bounce has been driven mainly by growing demand for smartwatches and other wearable fitness devices that track everything from heart rates and calories to a pet's movement.

CVS Predicts an Ugly 2019 After Closing $68 Billion Aetna Deal
CVS Predicts an Ugly 2019 After Closing $68 Billion Aetna Deal

Key InsightsThe company is trying to set low expectations after the Aetna deal's November closure. Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo called 2019 a "year of transition" in a statement and said CVS would need to "address the impact of certain headwinds that are having a disproportionate impact in 2019

Is Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now?
Is Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now?

Objective DODGX is one of many Large Cap Value mutual funds to choose from. These funds invest in equities with a market capitalization of $10 billion or more, but whose share prices do not reflect their intrinsic value. This strategy can often produce low P/E ratios and high dividend yields; growth levels; however, growth levels are oftentimes cut back.

Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100 billion investment in India
Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100 billion investment in India

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan. India rolled out the red carpet for the crown prince

Apple to Target Combining iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps by 2021
Apple to Target Combining iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps by 2021

The ultimate goal of the multistep initiative, code-named "Marzipan," is by 2021 to help developers build an app once and have it work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers, said people familiar with the effort. Each new app is another revenue opportunity for Apple because it takes a cut of many app-related

U.S.-China trade hopes extend equity surge; central banks supportive
U.S.-China trade hopes extend equity surge; central banks supportive

World stocks hit a four-month high on Wednesday on hopes of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, with a dovish backdrop at major central banks also helping push markets back into the black. U.S. President Donald Trump said negotiations with China were going well and suggested

Tesla will likely get bought by a tech company, analyst says
Tesla will likely get bought by a tech company, analyst says

Freddie Lait, chief investment officer at Latitude Investment Management, said it was "possible" Apple or another tech company could buy Tesla.

Deutsche Bank Weighed Restructuring Trump Loans on Default Risk
Deutsche Bank Weighed Restructuring Trump Loans on Default Risk

Members of the bank's management board, including then Chief Executive Officer John Cryan, were leery of the public relations disaster they would face if they went after the assets of a sitting president, said the people, who asked for anonymity because the discussions were private. The bank ultimately decided against restructuring the loans to the Trump Organization, which come due in 2023 and 2024, and chose instead not to do any new business with Trump while he is president, one of the people said. A spokesman for Deutsche Bank declined to comment, and the people with knowledge of the discussions said they didn't know why the bank ultimately decided not to extend the loans.

Musk Hits Send Too Soon on Tesla Forecast, Revising Hours Later
Musk Hits Send Too Soon on Tesla Forecast, Revising Hours Later

The electric-car pioneer, who has a track record of snafus on Twitter, said he intended to say Tesla expects to be making cars at an annual rate of about 500,000 by the end of 2019, according to a tweet from the executive. Musk's earlier tweet that Tesla would make about 500,000 cars in 2019 was difficult

Henry Schein Earnings beat, Revenue misses In Q4

Investing.com - Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) reported fourth quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday and revenue that fell short of forecasts. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.12 on revenue of $3.38B. Analysts polled by Investing.com anticipated EPS of $0.88 on revenue of $3.46B. That compared to EPS of $0.97 on revenue of $3.32B in the same period a year earlier. The company had reported EPS of $1.03 on revenue of $3.28B in the previous quarter.

Global Markets: Asia shares rally to 4-1/2-month peak on hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

Asian stocks advanced to 4-1/2-month highs on Wednesday as investors bet that Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators would be able to secure a deal to de-escalate their year-long tariff war. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose nearly 1.0 percent to reach its highest levels since Oct. 2. The gains in Asia topped those in Tuesday's Wall Street session, where the S&P 500 gained 0.15 percent, helped by upbeat results from Walmart.

Tesla to offer Model 3 leasing products to boost demand -Electrek

Elon Musk's Tesla Inc is preparing to launch its leasing products for Model 3, news website Electrek said on Tuesday, citing an email sent to employees. The email stated that employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the next two weeks, Electrek reported citing sources familiar with the matter. Tesla confirmed to Electrek that they are preparing Model 3 leasing program, but the dates in the email are not final.

Trump Seeks to Take Back Funds From California Rail Project
Trump Seeks to Take Back Funds From California Rail Project

In addition, the U.S. Transportation Department said it was exploring legal options to recoup $2.5 billion in federal funds already granted to the project by the Federal Railroad Administration, according to a DOT statement. Initially conceived as connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles with a high-speed

HudBay Minerals: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

The Toronto-based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and non-recurring costs, came to 5 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The ...

Gold Price Prediction - Gold Breaks Out, as Momentum Turns Positive
Gold Price Prediction - Gold Breaks Out, as Momentum Turns Positive

Gold prices broke out and surged higher as the dollar eased against most major currencies. US data over the last week was weaker than expected, which likely reduced GDP during the Q1 of 2019.  The decline in retail sales and Industrial product could have been a function of the US government shutdown, but economists will not be able to determine this until they see February numbers in early March. In the meantime, rates have been facing headwinds despite Fed President Loretta Mester's prediction that rates will rise during the balance of 2019.

LendingClub forecasts bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss
LendingClub forecasts bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss

Online lender LendingClub Corp forecast a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss on Tuesday and revenue that missed Wall Street estimates, sending the company's shares down 9 percent in after-market trading. For the first quarter, the company expects net revenue between $162 million and $172 million, below analysts' estimates of $181.2 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. LendingClub also forecast a first-quarter net loss between $20 million and $15 million, compared to Wall Street estimates of a loss of $5.14 million.

Devon Energy beats production estimates in fourth quarter

Oil and gas producer Devon Energy Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly production on Tuesday, aided by more output from its U.S. shale assets, sending its shares up 6 percent after the bell. The Oklahoma-based company also said its board had authorized the sale of its assets in Canada and in the gas-rich Barnett shale patch in the United States, to become a pure-play oil producer. Devon said its production in the Delaware basin rose 49 percent in the quarter ended Dec. 31 to 84,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), from a year earlier.

Herbalife Gains After Reporting Q4 Beat
Herbalife Gains After Reporting Q4 Beat

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (NYSE: HLF) shares were up 2 percent after hours Tuesday following a fourth-quarter earnings beat. Q4 adjusted earnings came in at 63 cents per share, beating estimates by 2 cents. Sales came in at $1.2 billion, beating estimates by $10 million.

Freeport-McMoRan could rally another 15 percent before hitting a wall, technical analyst says

Wald says a former level of resistance at around $12.50 should offer its stock a base. It would need to drop 5 percent from Tuesday's close to reach that level. As long as it can stay above that line, Wald sees further gains.

Investors are buying both stocks and bonds at the same time and the Federal Reserve is to blame

The rally in stocks and the slide in bond yields are both a response to a Fed that has changed its tune and adopted very easy policies on interest rates and its balance sheet. When it comes to driving markets, the Fed is now holding the reins again since yields have slid and stocks have rallied about 5 percent since its January meeting. Investors are watching for an explanation for the Fed's about face and also more detail on when it might stop the program to shrink its balance sheet.

How to Simplify Your Investments and Boost Returns, According to Morningstar
How to Simplify Your Investments and Boost Returns, According to Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance

In fact, when it comes to managing your portfolio, a streamlined approach with few funds and fewer accounts can help you make the most out of your money - and could even boost your returns, according Morningstar Director of Personal Finance Christine Benz. Benz, who last month published a report on fighting what she calls "portfolio sprawl," says de-cluttering your investments can be one of the easiest ways to improve your finances. Sprawl is a problem because it makes it hard to keep tabs on what's in your portfolio, not to mention your asset allocation across different accounts, she says.

As Gasoline Pumps Run Dry, Venezuelans Resort to Plastic Jugs
As Gasoline Pumps Run Dry, Venezuelans Resort to Plastic Jugs

Gasoline shortages are popping up outside of Caracas after last month's sanctions created a de facto ban on Venezuelan fuel purchases from the U.S. Lines are forming in states west of the capital, such as Portuguesa and Barinas, where drivers now traverse vast stretches on the road without passing by an open service station and are forced to park behind hour-long lines to refuel their tanks. Afraid that shortages are here to stay, drivers are also filling up plastic drums with fuel to store at home. While Venezuela is still receiving imports from Spain and the Caribbean, odds are the fuel won't be enough to meet local demand.

How Much Cash to Keep in a Portfolio

Every investor has a different threshold for how much cash to keep on hand in a brokerage or retirement account. Retaining enough of this asset in an investment portfolio is important, since many major brokerages require up to three days for money to settle into a trading account from a bank. When you take a profit and sell a stock, the Securities and Exchange Commission dictates that funds take two business days to settle into an account before the proceeds can be used to buy other stocks.

Germany considers letting Huawei in to help with its 5G network
Germany considers letting Huawei in to help with its 5G network

Cybersecurity expert David Kennedy on the mounting spying concerns over Huawei.

Tesla Batteries in Short Supply for Many Solar Installers
Tesla Batteries in Short Supply for Many Solar Installers

Only 12 percent of U.S. companies that install solar panels and residential batteries carry the Powerwall, a study Tuesday from Boston-based EnergySage and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners found. "Installers have indicated their frustration that the most popular battery is

BlackRock, KKR plan $4 billion-$5 billion investment in ADNOC pipeline unit: Financial Times

U.S. investment firms BlackRock Inc and KKR & Co Inc are in advanced talks to take a $4 billion to $5 billion stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Co's (ADNOC) pipeline network, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. The deal could be signed as early as next week, the newspaper reported, citing people briefed on the matter. https://on.ft.com/2DTALJS) State-owned ADNOC was looking to sell a stake in its multibillion-dollar pipeline infrastructure assets, Reuters had reported http://bit.ly/2GySytx in October.

Elizabeth Warren calls for
Elizabeth Warren calls for 'ultra-millionaires tax" to pay for universal child care

Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard and FBN's Lauren Simonetti on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's, (D-Mass.), push for a universal child-care program.

Mester Supports Ending Fed
Mester Supports Ending Fed's Balance-Sheet Unwind This Year

"There'd be a trade-off between announcing early and tapering off," Mester told reporters following a speech in Newark, Delaware, on Tuesday. Mester said she preferred the Fed revert to a balance sheet made up primarily of Treasuries, adding that "I would skew it towards short-term Treasuries," though

Noble Energy to reward investors with more than $500 million cash flow target

Noble Energy Inc on Tuesday outlined a plan to return over $500 million to shareholders by 2020 and lowered its 2019 capital expense forecast in response to a drop in crude oil prices, sending its shares up 5 percent. The U.S. oil and gas producer's announcement comes when a near-40 percent fall in U.S. crude prices in the fourth-quarter has pressured margins at oil and gas producers with investors calling for lower expenses and higher returns. Noble cut its 2019 spending target, joining a list of peers that includes Apache Corp and Pioneer Natural Resources.

More Than Half The Country Will Be Affected by This Week
More Than Half The Country Will Be Affected by This Week's Winter Storm

More Than Half The Country Will Be Affected by This Week's Winter Storm

Why PG&E Popped 16% Today
Why PG&E Popped 16% Today

An analyst upgrade has sent the stock higher.

How to spot and avoid credit card skimmers
How to spot and avoid credit card skimmers

The moment I started seriously worrying about credit card and debit card skimmers wasn't when my entire bank account was transferred to Turkey, or when I had to replace a credit card three times in two months because of fraudulent charges. It was when I learned that stealing a credit card number

Best 4K smart TV deals for this week: Save on LG, Samsung, Sony, VIZIO, and more
Best 4K smart TV deals for this week: Save on LG, Samsung, Sony, VIZIO, and more

If you're looking to upgrade your old HD TV or are ready to pick up your very first 4K TV, we found some deals for you.We rounded up the best deals on 4K smart TVs from the top manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, VIZIO, Sony, and more. It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment in the city

A Little Known Emerging Markets Currency Could Rise
A Little Known Emerging Markets Currency Could Rise

A stronger dollar has certainly tamped down demand for international and emerging markets in 2018, but a more dovish-sounding Federal Reserve could awaken these opportunities abroad, particularly in currencies. One little known currency to watch is the Polish zloty. A low interest-rate environment has kept the zloty down, among other things, but analysts like PKO BP analyst Joanna Bachert don't think this will last.

Slow Turnaround Means Limited Upside for Groupon Stock

Financial Stocks With Accelerating Growth But it will take time for GRPN stock to reach $5 again, and its potential return isn't all that attractive at this point. Overall, that means investors should wait for the stock to fall further before buying GRPN stock on weakness. Groupon Has Staying Power There are plenty of bears out there who think that Groupon's time has come and gone, and that the commerce world of tomorrow has no need for an online-discounts platform.

'Twitter is a Disaster': CNN Expat Unloads after Reporter Exposed Dishing out Wardrobe Advice to Kamala Harris

A CNN national political reporter provided a glimpse of the cozy relationship between some members of the press and political elite Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) in a Twitter video that has gone viral. We kind of forced @kamalaharris to try on this awesome oversized rainbow sequin jacket … She snapped

This Is America
This Is America's Cheapest Grocery Store-It's Not Costco

It's not Walmart, Sam's Club, or even Trader Joe's, either.

Did Disney or Netflix Win the Marvel Streaming War?
Did Disney or Netflix Win the Marvel Streaming War?

"The Punisher" and "Jessica Jones" get cancelled as two media partners get ready to become adversaries.

Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall
Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall

President Donald Trump is criticizing California's lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. On Twitter Tuesday, Trump noted last week's ...

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CBMJ's LoudMouth News Reports on Baristas CBD Coffee, Aurora Cannabis, and POTN in Latest Broadcast About Cannabis Business, Products, and Trends Where Pineapple and Hemp are Legal

PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via OTC PR WIRE -- Canna Broadcast Media/LoudMouth News (CBMJ) (https://cannabroadcastmedia.com/) a premier cannabis broadcasting company announced that LoudMouth News, the first, longest running, and only syndicated terrestrial (over the air) radio

How to protect yourself from skimming at the gas pump

CompareCards.com says credit and debit card skimming is a growing threat to consumers at the gas pump. Skimming is type of fraud where criminals steal data through bogus card readers they attach to payment terminals at gas stations. Once you use your debit or credit card at the fake card reader, criminals can steal your personal information or use it to make purchases online.

5 Places Never to Use a Debit or Credit Card
5 Places Never to Use a Debit or Credit Card

In today's cashless culture, nearly all of our purchases (including those new ankle-boot beauties ) are paid for via credit card. But with all the identity theft...

Trade Desk (TTD) to Report Q4 Earnings: What
Trade Desk (TTD) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

Net revenues increased 49.6% from the year-ago quarter to $118.8 million, beating the consensus mark of $117 million. For the fourth quarter, Trade Desk expects revenues of $147 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter earnings is pegged at 79 cents, up 46.3% year over year.

I found a hidden camera in my office breakroom at work. Is that legal? Ask HR

Anonymous Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.: I can understand your surprise at finding a surveillance camera in your office breakroom, but employers are generally permitted to monitor most areas of the workplace. It is not uncommon for employers to use video surveillance to minimize theft, alcohol and drug use, and attendance problems and to also identify unsafe working conditions and provide data security. Video monitoring - more common in larger companies and industries such as banking, real estate and insurance - also can provide evidence of any crime that might occur at the worksite.

31 Kirkland Products Retirees Should Buy at Costco
31 Kirkland Products Retirees Should Buy at Costco

For many, retirement is a time to pinch pennies on everyday expenses. It might help explain why retirees are so fond of Costco. Research shows that older shoppers tend to prefer the discount warehouse club over popular retailers such as Walmart and Target. Further, baby boomers -- there are about 74

Looking for a Growth Stock? Why It is Time to Focus on Mellanox (MLNX)
Looking for a Growth Stock? Why It is Time to Focus on Mellanox (MLNX)

One such company that might be well-positioned for future earnings growth is Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. MLNX. This firm, which is in the Electronics - Semiconductors industry, saw a significant EPS growth last year, and is looking great for this year too. In fact, the current growth estimate for this year calls for earnings-per-share growth of 24.1%.

There's a pizza price war going on, and Papa John's is likely to be the big loser, Stifel says

Stifel downgrades the stock to sell and writes that the company's recent promotions suggest the embattled pizza maker is struggling to entice customers amid low price offerings at competing chains. For the restaurant chain to boost sales, it will need to commit to subsidizing franchisees, a direct threat to earnings, Stifel says. Stifel reduces its 2019 earnings per share estimate to 80 cents from $1.20 and cuts its price target to $35.

Citigroup (C) Aims to Increase Revenues at Brazilian Unit
Citigroup (C) Aims to Increase Revenues at Brazilian Unit

Per Reuters, Citigroup C is seeking to bolster revenues in Brazil by lending advice on public asset sales and through a revival in capital markets. The article reported that Citigroup's chief executive officer in Brazil, Marcelo Marangon, expects revenues to grow to $1.5 billion in the next few years. Furthermore, Citigroup is seeking to strengthen its commercial banking division by doubling assets in the unit by 2020.

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