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Tesla Inches Toward Profitable $35k Model 3

By Gene Munster and Will Thompson of Loup Ventures This week Tesla announced a new Model 3 configuration, shifting the lowest-price Model 3 option from $49,000 to $45,000. The new ...
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iPhone Xr Lead Times Short but Remain Optimistic

By Gene Munster of Loup Ventures Apple began taking preorders for the iPhone Xr on Friday at 3 a.m. ET. Between then and noon ET, we measured online lead times ...
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Apple Again Top-Performing Dow Stock, but Merck Is Closing In

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) returned last week as the Dow Jones industrial average's best stock for the year to date for the third consecutive time. Even though the company's shares ...
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DowDuPont Cements Its Rank as Dow’s Poorest Performer

DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP) saw its share price dive again last week, although it was not the week's biggest loser. That honor goes to IBM, which dropped more than 8% ...
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Can Exxon Mobil and Chevron Earnings Escape the Oil Trap?

At the end of the third quarter, West Texas Intermediate crude oil traded at around $73 a barrel, a year-to-date increase of about 25%. The two U.S. supermajor integrated oil ...
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Ford, eBay Dive into Friday’s 52-Week Low Club

October 19, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 370 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday's session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by about 1.05 ...
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Procter & Gamble, American Express Juice the Dow Friday

October 19, 2018: Markets opened higher Friday, reversing Thursday's steep drop. Share prices trended downward for most of the day, however, as traders appeared to have second thoughts following another ...
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US Oil Rig Count Increases by 4, Prices Give Back Some of Their Daily Gain

In the week ending October 19, 2018, the number of land rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 873, an increase of four compared to the previous week ...
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September Existing Home Sales Plummet 4%

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Friday morning that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in September fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 ...
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Ford’s Plan to Turn Itself Around

With its share price at a 52-week low and U.S. sales down 2.1% year over year for the first nine months of the year, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) needs ...
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Schlumberger’s Q3 Earnings Cleared a Low Bar

Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) reported third-quarter 2018 results before markets opened on Friday. The oil field services firm reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 on revenues of ...
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Apple Watch Put to the Phoneless Challenge

By Gene Munster and Andrew Murphy of Loup Ventures Over a seven-day period last week, the Loup Ventures team decided to go phoneless. We used only a cellular Apple Watch ...
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Ford, General Motors Back into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

October 18, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 278 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by about 3.25 ...
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Caterpillar, IBM Tank the Dow Thursday

October 18, 2018: Markets opened lower Thursday and if markets close at current levels, most of Tuesday's 550-point gain will have been given back in two trading sessions. Chinese equity ...
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Business Leaders Support Long-Term View of Corporate Governance

An ad hoc group of U.S. business leaders on Thursday released their list of corporate governance principles for publicly traded companies, their boards of directors and institutional investors. The group ...
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