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Nvidia's Life in the Fast Lane Is Worth the Toll

Wall Street Journal - 20 Mar 2017 20:15
The chip maker's high multiple is nerve-racking, but Nvidia's business is firing on all cylinders.
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Changes at Oracle, IBM, andDespite new initiatives, a lot hasn't changed for the three companies.
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A number of small banks have disclosed material weaknesses in loan-loss accounting and other procedures. Reasons vary, but a common thread appears to be that accounting firms are facing pressure to... beef up their scrutiny of internal controls in financial services.
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3 Cheap Biotechs With Powerhouse Pipelines

Barron's - 22 Mar 2017 13:55
3 Cheap Biotechs With"It is always a good strategy to go after drug makers with good pipelines." See which fit the bill.
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Alliance Data: Time to Break Up?

Barron's - 7 Mar 2017 14:27
Alliance Data: Time to BreakWith ValueAct's stake rising to over 10%, a separation for the marketing and loyalty-solutions firm could make sense.
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U.S. banks brace for possible trade war with Mexico

American Banker - 23 Mar 2017 02:08
Community banks, which could be the hardest hit if economic tensions between the U.S. and Mexico escalate into a tariff battle, are urging policymakers to refrain from rash action, and big banks are... already trimming exposures.
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President Trump's budget released Thursday calls for slashing the Department of Housing and Urban Development's funding by 13%, or $6.2 billion, compared with 2016 levels, a blow to many bankers who... say affordable housing programs and other HUD initiatives are vital to their work.
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11 Costco purchases that makeMike Mozart/Flickr Shopping at warehouse club stores comes at a price: Costco's basic Gold Star membership costs $55 (and will go up to $60 on June 1) and a basic Sam's Club membership costs $45. But... with the savings from various products and services, there are plenty of ways to make back the fee while enjoying the perks of membership. Pizza Shutterstock It takes less than one pizza a month for the savings to make up the cost of a warehouse club membership. At Domino’s, a 16-inch Brooklyn-style pizza costs $12 to $18, depending on location and toppings. The same size pizza costs $9 at Sam’s Club and $10 at Costco. With average savings of more than $5 a pizza, buying eight to 10 pizzas a year would cover the membership cost. Photo gifts Shutterstock Large photos come with large...
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Here's What Happened After AnSome airlines prefer to be cold.
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Aligning long-term goals withKaushal and his wife Sayali are focusing on long-term financial security for their child
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Getting Hot Over Energy

Barron's - 25 Mar 2017 11:40
Getting Hot Over EnergyWe are near the bottom in oil and energy stocks.
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The World's Best CEOs: AnGM's Mary Barra and Microsoft's Satya Nadella join this year's roster of 30 outstanding corporate leaders.
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Making Bold Bets onHighland Capital's Dondero says his strength is thinking through debt deals, turnarounds, and trends.
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Micron, Up 170%, Could MoveMicron Technology's growth cycle could be extended, but it won't last forever.
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Bank Stock Party Isn't Over After Pullback

Wall Street Journal - 23 Mar 2017 19:09
Fundamental drivers can still move bank shares higher.
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Auto Lenders Are on a Bad Trip

Wall Street Journal - 21 Mar 2017 18:44
Warning signs continue to accumulate in the auto-finance industry.
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Plenty of Cash Lies Buried on Canada's Oil Sands

Wall Street Journal - 20 Mar 2017 17:58
Canada's oil sands are being shunned in favor of shale by investors but present bargains for companies and investors with patience.
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Grubhub Shares Could Slide 25%The meal-ordering service is facing more competition and higher costs. That's a recipe for indigestion.
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The Bull Market: 6 Things toThere are concerns as the market continues to rally. But an analysis of the reasons for cheer and fear offers optimism--for now.
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As aging anchors retire,The hair may still be perfect, but Chicago television news anchors have been growing older, however imperceptibly, before our eyes. A spate of prominent retirements and medical leaves in the last year... has changed the face of local TV news, and an aging talent pool presages more to come. Chicago...
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Is big-bank plan to reduce AML costs workable?

American Banker - 17 Mar 2017 21:08
Some in the industry are faulting The Clearing House Association's plan to make anti-money-laundering rules more efficient.
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The unexpected frugal habits of rich people

New York Post - 15 Mar 2017 00:17
The unexpected frugal habitsWarren Buffett is worth more than $70 billion, but he often doesn't act like it -- and neither do many other affluent Americans. The documentary "Becoming Warren Buffett" that aired recently on HBO... shows Buffett, the CEO of Bershire Hathaway eating breakfast each day at McDonald's. Each morning, he asks his wife to set out...
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Snap Reminds Us of Ill-Fated GoPro

Barron's - 11 Mar 2017 08:11
Snap Reminds Us of Ill-FatedSnap sounds a lot like GoPro, a camera company that called itself a media company. That didn't work well.
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Blackstone Units Have 40%The alternative-asset manager has been raking in far more money than its peers.
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Xerox Hits the Restart Button

Barron's - 4 Mar 2017 10:22
Xerox Hits the Restart ButtonThe company has spun off nonprinting businesses. Boating a 3.5% yield, the stock could nearly double.
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