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Podcast: Federal Reserve Buys $8.7 Billion in ETFs and Corporate Bonds

Apple could be the first U.S. company to reach the outrageous market cap. The Federal Reserve announces the results of its annual stress test of American banks. Plus, the latest on Canopy Growth’s acquisition of Acreage Ho...

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Podcast: Why Alternative Fuel Stocks Are On Fire

Pricing for memory chips may be on the decline. Electric and alternative fuel companies make up the year’s hottest stocks. And why convertible bonds have been especially attractive to investors this year.

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Podcast: Apple Could Be Worth $2 Trillion

Apple could be the first U.S. company to reach the outrageous market cap. The Federal Reserve announces the results of its annual stress test of American banks. Plus, the latest on Canopy Growth’s acquisition of Acreage Ho...

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Podcast: IMF Anticipates Slow Recovery From Coronavirus

Economists at the IMF expect the global economy will contract roughly 5% in 2020. Dell Technologies is said to be considering spinning off its stake in VMware. And bank dividends may be in danger.

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Podcast: 355 Retailers File for Bankruptcy

355 retailers have filed for bankruptcy since January. The cheapest stocks relative to projected earnings in the S & P 500. And American Airlines hopes to take flight with new offerings.

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It’s Time to Take Profits in Okta Stock, Analyst Says

BTIG’s Gray Powell cut his rating on the identity-management software company to Neutral from Buy, asserting that growth has slowed down just enough to raise questions about the company’s very generous valuation.

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Everyone Should Wear a Mask. 3 Stocks That Can Benefit.

Masks could be a $9 billion opportunity for some retailers, including Gap.

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12 European Stocks for the Second Half of 2020

Bet on health care, utilities, technology, and staples headed into what could be an uncertain second half, says J.P. Morgan.

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DOL Proposes Fiduciary Rule Replacement

The department’s proposed rule creates an exemption under retirement law for the types of compensation fiduciaries can receive when they provide advice on 401(k)s and IRAs.

Stocks Edge Higher as Best Quarter in Years Comes to an End

U.S. stocks drifted higher as markets weigh increasing coronavirus cases against economic data from China that showed factory activity rising to a three-month high.

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U.S. Stocks Overcome Early Weakness

Stocks are on the rise on the last day of trading in the first half of the year.

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Uber Reportedly Near Deal to Buy Postmates for $2.6 Billion

A combination of Uber and Postmates would reduce the number of major U.S. players in food delivery to three, including Uber Eats/Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub.

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Buy Altria Because Americans Are Smoking Cigarettes Again

Volumes and pricing for tobacco products have been stronger in the U.S. than they have been for a number of years, says Citigoup’s Adam Spielman.

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U.S.-China Tensions Continue. What Investors Should Look For.

But unless the deteriorating relationship actually leads to concrete measure—rather than just heated rhetoric—U.S. stocks may continue to be largely unfazed by the tensions.

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Analysts Are Downgrading Intercept Pharmaceuticals. Here’s Why.

Uncertainty over its NASH drug weighs on the stock.

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The Tax Deadline Is Fast Approaching. Everything You Need to Know.

As the filing deadline for 2019 tax returns approaches, taxpayers should be weighing the benefits of extending their deadline to Oct. 15.

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Dell and HP Likely to See PC Sales Slow in Second Half

Cowen analyst Krish Sankar initiates coverage of the two stocks -- and is wary of both.

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Diners Are Turning Away From Restaurants in Reopened States

The number of seated diners at restaurants has dropped by 20% in Arizona and Texas over the past few weeks, according to Barron’s analysis of daily data published by Open Table, and by more than 10% in Florida and South Ca...

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Nvidia’s Founder On Creating the Big Bang of Artificial Intelligence

Barron’s spoke with Jensen Huang, chief executive and co-founder of Nvidia, about its new partnership with Mercedes-Benz, software, and services.

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Day One of Boeing 737 MAX Test Flights Is In the Books

Boeing shares spiked Monday after the FAA began a series of flights that the jet maker hopes will culminate in the recertification of the 737 MAX for commercial airline service.

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Consumers Grow Less Frightened. Don’t Expect a Surge in Spending.

The Conference Board’s gauge of consumer confidence jumped to 98.1 in June from 85.9 in May. The increase was much better than expected, but sentiment remains far below the 132.6 level notched in February.

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Facebook Stock Takes a Pounding. How to Play Its Likely Comeback.

With the stock around $220, investors can sell the August $215 put option at $13.40 and buy the August $225 call option for $12.30.

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Amazon Shares Inch Higher as Street Continues to Boost Target Prices

Mizuho Securities analyst James Lee is the latest to join the parade ahead of the company’s second-quarter earnings report.

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Goldman 2Q Earnings Forecast Raised by Analyst

The firm’s “back is against a wall, and we think that it will respond,” Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo says.

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Your Financial Advisor Now Has to Look Out for Your Best Interest. Mostly.

A landmark new Securities and Exchange Commission regulation is scheduled to go into effect on June 30.

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