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Barron's Roundtable: A Bevy of Bargains

Barron's - 20 Jan 2018 07:19
Barron's Roundtable: A Bevy ofOur experts spot dozens of stocks that could shine this year, including many with lofty yields.
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Any decline in home equity balances could be offset by higher demand for other types of consumer loans. The worry is that only borrowers with blemished credit will take out home equity loans,... increasing banks' risk.
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The disclosure of a key part of Wells Fargo's exam rating is fueling speculation that further regulatory action may soon be taken against the megabank and raising renewed questions about its... regulator's oversight.
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Why GE Digital Failed

inc - 9 Jan 2018 00:08
Why GE Digital FailedGE was going to own the Industrial Internet. Suddenly, it doesn't. What happened?
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With Just 1 Facebook Post,The smallest move Mark Zuckerberg makes now results in giant ripples in the digital economy.
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Grantham: Stocks Have More Upside Left

Barron's - 4 Jan 2018 17:07
Grantham: Stocks Have MoreValue investor Jeremy Grantham writes that stocks, while expensive, are likely entering a "melt-up phase."
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A Correction Creeps Closer

Barron's - 2 Jan 2018 22:25
A Correction Creeps CloserThough 2018 could be another strong year, evidence is mounting that a pullback may finally be in the cards.
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Glaxo: Expect a Speedy Recovery

Barron's - 30 Dec 2017 04:33
Glaxo: Expect a SpeedyNew generic competition for a key asthma treatment will slow revenues but won't stop the drugmaker's progress. The stock could rise 50%.
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Coping With Market Disruptions, Circa 2018

Barron's - 30 Dec 2017 04:26
Coping With Market2017 was calmly benign. 2018 has the potential for more turbulence, from midterm elections to Fed missteps. Here's a short-term strategy.
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The Right Rx for Income Investors

Barron's - 13 Jan 2018 05:30
The Right Rx for IncomeSix pharma/biotech stocks that should provide good yields in 2018.
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The Bogus Arguments That TheProponents of questionable medical treatments like to argue that their treatments are popular, hoping to convince patients that popularity is equal to evidence. It's not. Unfortunately, the US... government has fallen for this bogus argument.
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Google Spent Years StudyingWhat matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.
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The Noise in the Bank Numbers

Barron's - 6 Jan 2018 06:58
The Noise in the Bank NumbersEverything is setting up just right for bank stocks right now. Too bad the coming week could change all that.
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Beware the Pitfalls of theChina's use of offshore shells arose when leadership prohibited foreign ownership of web companies. Investors should know the risks.
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Investment Advisors Take WaryA Barron's roundtable discusses where to find investment opportunities that may have been overlooked amid buoyant markets.
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Yes, There Are Still Some Bargains in Tech

Barron's - 23 Dec 2017 07:57
Yes, There Are Still SomeHot trends drove many tech stocks sky-high in 2017, but pockets of opportunity remain.
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Boeing's "Brutal" Rally

Barron's - 20 Jan 2018 05:40
Boeing's 'Brutal' RallyThe stock has come quite far, quite fast, and the pace has only accelerated in 2018.
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Fending Off an Attack,The smartphone-chip maker invades Broadcom's back yard, and makes the point that it still has the moxie to compete on its own
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Cybersecurity startups rakedPress:Here TV Venture capitalist firms invested twice as much money in cybersecurity startups in 2017 as they did in 2016. Venture firms invested $7.6 billion into such companies last year via 548... deals. Investors are following the money; corporations and governments are increasing their spending on cybersecurity amid growing concern about vulnerabilities and breaches. Cybersecurity has repeatedly been in the news of late, and startups that specialize in it are raking in investments as a result. Venture capitalists invested twice as much money in cybersecurity startups in 2017 as they did the year before, according to new data from CB Insights. Globally, venture investors put $7.6 billion in cybersecurity companies last year, which was up from $3.8 billion in 2016, according to the...
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'Vikings' Season 5, Episode 6'Vikings' continues to flail blindly in Wednesday night's disappointing episode 'The Message.'
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Tax Geek Tuesday: Making SenseAs part of the new tax law, certain business owners will be entitled to a 20% deduction against their "qualified business income." But how does the deduction actually work?
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Bitcoin prices continue to fall

L.A. Times - 26 Dec 2017 02:55
Bitcoin prices continue toBitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency, extended its decline over the long holiday weekend, failing to reverse a sell-off that began after an unprecedented rally that brought the digital currency's price... to nearly $20,000. The drop brings more end-of-year weakness to a market that last week had its...
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House votes to exempt more firms from HMDA rule

American Banker - 19 Jan 2018 22:08
A bill passed by the House would raise the threshold that allows smaller banks and credit unions to avoid expanded Home Mortgage Disclosure Act requirements imposed by a 2015 rule.
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Unilever backs out of buying Halo Top ice cream

New York Post - 19 Jan 2018 04:46
Unilever backs out of buyingUnilever was recently close to buying fast-growing niche ice cream maker Halo Top for roughly $2 billion -- but got cold feet, sources told The Post. Consumer-products giant Unilever, which owns Ben &... Jerry's and Breyers ice cream brands, was finishing up weeks of due diligence -- which many believed was going to end in...
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You won't be seeing 'Nestle'The iconic Nestle brand name will soon disappear from candy aisles in US stores, The Post has learned. Part of the deal that saw Italy's Ferrero this week agree to buy Nestle's US confectionery... business for $2.8 billion includes the right to use the Nestle name for just one year, a Ferraro spokeswoman confirmed on...
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