Russians created an anti-Hillary Clinton video game called "Hilltendo" and tried to make it go viral in the weeks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, CNN has determined through a review of internet records and computer code.
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Investment company Carl Icahn buys Welbilt Inc, sells Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp, Nuance Communications Inc, Allergan PLC during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Icahn Capital Management LP. As of 2017-03-31, Icahn Capital Management LP owns 16 stocks with a total value of $19.9 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.
All main U.S. stock indexes closed higher on Tuesday, with the Dow finishing at its 47th record for 2017, as optimism appeared to grow ahead of the start of the earnings season, which will provide concrete insight into the state of U.S. corporations.
Investment professionals like to joke that the so-called carry trade is akin to picking up pennies in front of a steamrollera reference to how leverage can quickly and dramatically magnify losses, transforming even a mild selloff into a painful loss.
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Two of our favorite U.S. heavyweights – The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) – are pushing forward with plans to put factories in China, positioning themselves to be winners in the part of the world where we’ll see the most growth in the decade to come.
A December interest rate hike is on the table and investors have been frantically reallocating their portfolios in anticipation of the announcement. The probability of an interest rate hike at the December 14th FOMC meeting, according to action in the futures market, is currently implied at 95.4%. The image below shows the latest probabilities from CME Group’s Fed Watch Tool
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is sticking with President Trump.
Presiding at the U.S. banking giant’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, Dimon got an earful from investors who criticized JPMorgan’s support of the new White House administration and asked whether he would step down from Trump’s business advisory council.
Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK), which we first wrote about as a Top Idea on August 15th, performed strongly in 2016. We are equally sanguine about the company’s prospects for 2017, and believe the stock can return 30%+ over the next 12 months, with potentially significant upside if the company makes accretive acquisitions or exceeds....More>>>
Advertisers spent just 6% more on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) ads last quarter than they did in the same period a year ago, a decrease from the 18% year-over-year jump seen in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has seen its ad revenue growth accelerate. Ad revenue increased 59% year over year last quarter, up from 45% growth in the third quarter last year.
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Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
Surviving the onslaught of Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN), yet alone thriving under its thumb, requires brick-and-mortar retailers to have one or more of the following characteristics: products that consumers do not purchase online, strong brand loyalty and in-store expertise that Amazon ca