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1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff
1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police. No hostages were seriously hurt. Police chased the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with the man

Bitcoin - The Bulls Are in Control, As Bitcoin Extends Its Gains
Bitcoin - The Bulls Are in Control, As Bitcoin Extends Its Gains

Bitcoin gained 0.96% on Saturday, partially reversing the week's only loss on Friday, to end the day at $7,403.4, with Bitcoin up 16.64% for the current week. A start of the day slide to an intraday low $7,221 saw Bitcoin call on support at the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $7,230 to avoid heavier losses and a resumption of the extended bearish trend that had been formed at 5th May's swing hi $9,999. Bitcoin recovered through to a mid-morning $7,356.2 high that fell short of the first major resistance level at $7,587.63, before pulling back to test support at $7,300 through the late morning.

Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump
Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado were

Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year
Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies

The Latest: Kavanaugh questioned Watergate tapes decision
The Latest: Kavanaugh questioned Watergate tapes decision

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh's belief in robust executive authority already is front and center in his nomination

Too Many Retirees Are Making This Surprising Money Mistake
Too Many Retirees Are Making This Surprising Money Mistake

Most retirees aren't sure what to do with their money once they retire.

Warner Bros. unveils the first trailers for
Warner Bros. unveils the first trailers for 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam'

Today at Comic-Con, Warner Bros . gave fans a peek at the first DC Comics

Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking
Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into Table Rock Lake near Branson, Coleman said, recounting the ordeal from a hospital bed. "I said, 'Jesus please keep me, just keep me so I can get to my children,'" Coleman told television station KOLR.

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed
Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates.

Fiat Chrysler chooses Jeep exec Manley to replace ailing CEO
Fiat Chrysler chooses Jeep exec Manley to replace ailing CEO

ROME (AP) - Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery, the company announced Saturday.

Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)
Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)

When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do

'This is a pro-Amazon ruling': Here's what Wall Street is saying about Google's record-breaking $5 billion fine (GOOGL)

Google has been fined a record $5 billion by the European competition watchdog for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system, Android. The search giant was accused of forcing smartphone makers like Samsung and Huawei to preinstall its services, such as Google Search and Google Maps, on Android

'I always knew this day would come': Read the memo outgoing Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein just sent to staff

David Solomon will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as CEO of Goldman Sachs, the firm said Tuesday. Solomon will officially take the reins from Blankfein, the longest-serving Wall Street CEO after JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, in October. Blankfein will become senior chairman when he retires, the firm said.

Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs
Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs

Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs

Fiat Names Jeep Chief Manley to Replace Ailing CEO Marchionne
Fiat Names Jeep Chief Manley to Replace Ailing CEO Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV named the head of its Jeep and Ram brands, Mike Manley, as chief executive officer to replace Sergio Marchionne, after a sudden, undisclosed deterioration in his health left the 66-year-old executive unable to return to work. The abrupt departure of the executive who saved both Fiat and Chrysler and then forged a profitable trans-Atlantic operation also led to the selection of new leaders at Ferrari NV and CNH Industrial NV, which were spun off from Fiat during Marchionne's 14-year tenure, the companies said Saturday.

First Order of Business for Lowe
First Order of Business for Lowe's New CEO: Clean House

Time, more than dramatic changes, is what Lowe's needs to reverse course.

3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Netflix
3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Netflix's Returns to Shame

Netflix has achieved stunning returns and could continue to do so. But these three companies could be even better bets.

Forget Netflix, Cord-Cutters Love This One Company
Forget Netflix, Cord-Cutters Love This One Company

Roku is by far the favorite of those who have already cut the cord as well as those about to.

Disney World
Disney World's Top Rival Is Winning the Water Park War

Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay is gaining ground on Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, and in some ways has already surpassed Disney's older water attractions.

Trump claims ex-lawyer
Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal'

Trump was responding to the revelation that former attorney Michael Cohen, weeks before the 2016 election, secretly recorded their discussion of a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with Trump. The recording was part of a large collection of documents and

Honeywell (HON) or GE: Which Conglomerate Had a Better Earnings Report?
Honeywell (HON) or GE: Which Conglomerate Had a Better Earnings Report?

Both General Electric GE and Honeywell HON topped earnings estimates Friday, but the situations behind these two storied firms couldn't be more different. In Q4 2017, GE's legacy insurance business alone accounted for a $0.91 per share loss, causing investors to pressure the company to spin off its various segments and return some of their capital.

Better Buy: Ford Motor Co. vs. Tesla
Better Buy: Ford Motor Co. vs. Tesla

Tesla is the hottest company in the auto industry, but that doesn't make it the best buy for investors.

These 20 States Haven
These 20 States Haven't Legalized Medical Marijuana, but That May Soon Change

Ninety-three percent of Americans want to see medical marijuana legalized, according to an April survey.

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope
Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew - and what Pope Francis is going to do about it. If the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick bear out -

Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump
Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator.

Inside Trump
Inside Trump's isolation after Putin summit, walkbacks

Facing condemnation from allies and foes alike on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump was outnumbered even in the Oval Office. Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he'd made raising doubts about U.S. intelligence conclusions of Russian election

Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House
Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly

3 Things to Watch in Tuesday's AT&T Earnings Report

This year hasn't been a great one for AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders. T stock is down 19% since the end of December, as investors grapple with the impact of rising interest rates on dividend stocks, the uncertainty regarding the union of Time Warner and AT&T, and the fact that most of its key markets are not only quite competitive, but highly saturated. A reversal of fortune for struggling AT&T shares may be right around the corner.

How Porsche Will -- and Won
How Porsche Will -- and Won't -- Beat Tesla's Superchargers

Porsche hopes to beat Tesla on recharging tech -- but will its tiny network be enough?

Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999
Duck boats linked to more than 40 deaths since 1999

Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought back painful memories of a similar accident nearly two decades ago in Arkansas

Thousands of Tesla Model 3 cars are sitting in giant parking lots in California - here
Thousands of Tesla Model 3 cars are sitting in giant parking lots in California - here's why (TSLA)

Photos of numerous Tesla vehicles at locations in California have shown up on Twitter. Tesla's rapidly expanding production of its Model 3 means that the company is running out of space at its factory in Fremont. Some photos of Tesla vehicles parked at several locations in California recently surfaced

Better Buy: Amazon (AMZN) vs. Facebook (FB) Stock
Better Buy: Amazon (AMZN) vs. Facebook (FB) Stock

Both Facebook FB and Amazon AMZN report their quarterly financial results during the week of July 23. The question is should investors consider buying shares of either Facebook or Amazon? And is either tech giant a clear winner at the moment?Business

James Gunn fired from
James Gunn fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' after offensive tweets resurface

Disney fired director James Gunn from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

5 Top Stock Trades for Monday - Buy GE and Microsoft?
5 Top Stock Trades for Monday - Buy GE and Microsoft?

General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported earnings and reacted in very different ways. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) could be gearing up for a big move, too. Not long ago, General Electric (NYSE:GE) got the boot from the Dow Jones.

What Are the Risks of Investing in Growth Stocks?
What Are the Risks of Investing in Growth Stocks?

Buying companies that are built for growth can be highly lucrative, but investors need to be aware of the downsides, too.

General Electric (GE) Q2 Earnings Beat, Down on Weak Margins
General Electric (GE) Q2 Earnings Beat, Down on Weak Margins

General Electric's (GE) second-quarter results beat estimates. Industrial revenues gain on healthy growth in Oil & Gas, Aviation, and Healthcare.

3 Tech Stocks for Dividend Investors to Buy Now
3 Tech Stocks for Dividend Investors to Buy Now

Tech stocks have been unpredictable at times recently, but the sector has rebounded from volatility strongly, and there is no question that tech has been the leader of the market's strong multiyear run. Finding a strong dividend-yielding tech stock might feel like searching for a golden goose, but investors should not feel too intimidated. In fact, dividend-focused investors can search for the best tech stocks by using the Zacks Stock Screener, the perfect one-stop screening tool for investors of all kinds.

5 "Hated" Growth Stocks That You Shouldn
5 "Hated" Growth Stocks That You Shouldn't Ignore

For almost any investing strategy, growth stocks provide your portfolio with the extra lift necessary for robust success. If growth stocks go sideways, investors usually have no recourse other than to hope shares turn back up. Most growth stocks have already skyrocketed in the markets, leaving little room for capital appreciation.

3 Great REITs to Buy Right Now
3 Great REITs to Buy Right Now

Fresh volatility within the last few months has shifted the focus back towards other investment strategies, and now it might be time for investors to check out things like real estate investment trusts, or REITs. Check out these three REIT stocks right now!

'Dunno where this bs came from': Elon Musk slams claims that Tesla Model 3 cancellations are outpacing deposits (TSLA)

Tesla, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to dispute rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders. Replying to a Tweet by a fellow Twitter user about Needhan's suggestion that Tesla's cancellations are outpacing orders, Musk said, "Dunno where this bs came from.

Facebook Suspends Data-Analytics Firm Crimson Hexagon to Probe Potential Policy Violations
Facebook Suspends Data-Analytics Firm Crimson Hexagon to Probe Potential Policy Violations

Facebook, still dealing with fallout from the scandal over user data improperly obtained by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, has suspended another data-analytics firm over possible policy violations. Facebook said it has temporarily suspended the firm, Crimson Hexagon, while it looks into whether

Oil Prices on Track for Sharp Weekly Decline Ahead of U.S. Shale Data
Oil Prices on Track for Sharp Weekly Decline Ahead of U.S. Shale Data

Investing.com - Oil prices remained on track for sharp weekly declines in midmorning trade on Friday, despite hopes that Saudi Arabia was determined not to flood markets with exports, as traders looked ahead to the latest weekly data on U.S. production.

3 Terrible Reasons to Sell Netflix
3 Terrible Reasons to Sell Netflix

The streamer took a dive after its latest report, but it's hard to see a good reason to sell the stock at this point.

Toyota May Halt U.S. Imports of Some Models on Trump
Toyota May Halt U.S. Imports of Some Models on Trump's Tariffs

Toyota Motor Corp. may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks in showrooms will get more expensive, according to the automaker's North American chief. The Japanese carmaker is busy analyzing scenarios about how tariff schemes could affect each of its car and truck lines, said Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota's North American operations. Trump's Commerce Department held a hearing Thursday on its probe into whether imports of passenger vehicles compromise U.S. national security.

Scientists discover structure within the Sun
Scientists discover structure within the Sun's atmosphere

While scientists have been learning more and more about our solar system and

JetBlue Eliminates Jobs in Step Toward $300 Million in Cost Cuts
JetBlue Eliminates Jobs in Step Toward $300 Million in Cost Cuts

JetBlue Airways Corp. is eliminating an unspecified number of jobs in the latest phase of its campaign to cut as much as $300 million from operating costs by 2020. The reductions follow a reorganization of certain teams within the airline to streamline operations, the carrier said in a statement Friday

A former Soviet Union interpreter explains why Trump
A former Soviet Union interpreter explains why Trump's meeting with Putin was extraordinary

On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held bilateral talks in Helsinki. The leaders of the United States and Russia haven't met quite like this, at a formal summit in a third country, for almost 15 years. To get a sense of the magnitude of such a diplomatic event like this, Riga-based news outlet

Divers search for bodies after duck boat accident kills 13
Divers search for bodies after duck boat accident kills 13

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Divers searched a Missouri lake Friday for four people still missing after a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, killing at least 13 people in the tourist town of Branson.

Elon Musk Responds Hours After Analyst Report Citing Model 3 Cancellations Hits Tesla Stock
Elon Musk Responds Hours After Analyst Report Citing Model 3 Cancellations Hits Tesla Stock

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tried to correct the record after an analyst report surfaced on Thursday saying his Model 3 is in trouble. In a tweet late on Thursday, Musk called an analyst report that said Model 3 cancellations are double today where they were last year at the same time and higher than orders "bs." Musk added that last week, Tesla had 5,000 Model 3 "new net orders." Net orders refers to total orders, less cancellations.

Like I said, Berkshire Hathaway Stock Is a Steal Below $200

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) jumped more than 5% July 18 on the news Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have reconsidered their stance on Berkshire Hathaway stock repurchases, something many large investors have been clamoring for it to do. Up until the surprise announcement,  Berkshire Hathaway could only buy back its stock at 1.2 times book value or less than that, a multiple it hasn't seen since 2012. "It's a somewhat significant change," said Steven Check, president of Check Capital Management Inc in Costa Mesa, California.

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