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Exclusive: Amazon denies it will challenge Cisco with switch sales

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:20pm
Amazon.com Inc.’s top cloud-computing executive has officially denied that Amazon Web Services plans to start selling network switches to other businesses, after a report last week claiming that move was in the works damaged stocks of Cisco Systems Inc.  and other major networking companies.

Earnings Results: IBM earnings beat fueled by mainframe sales, but that strength may not last long

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:08pm
International Business Machines Corp. shares ticked higher in the extended session Wednesday after the tech giant topped Wall Street estimates on the back of Big Blue’s mainframe business, but some think the days of relying on that old technology for earnings beats are numbered.

CryptoWatch: Barry Silbert says bitcoin put in its 2018 low, but 99% of cryptos are worthless

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:34pm
Barry Silbert, the chief executive officer of the Digital Currency Group, on Wednesday said that while he was extremely optimistic about the long-term prospects of bitcoin, as well as the broader cryptocurrency industry, a huge amount of new entrants seemed headed for zero.

The Wall Street Journal: Toys ‘R’ Us reaches deal to shield lender group from future litigation

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:30pm
Toys “R” Us Inc. reaches a settlement with a group of lenders that will shield them from future litigation while boosting the recoveries of the retailer’s vendors and other creditors.

CryptoWatch: Hedge-fund manager Marc Lasry says $40,000 bitcoin is achievable

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:25pm
Bitcoin is in rally mode, apparently. After months in the doldrums, the No. 1 digital currency extends its gains on Wednesday after following a sharp run-up in the previous session.

The Tell: The bond market is ‘coiling’ for a violent yield surge, says BMO strategist

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:11pm
Trading in Treasurys has been unusually muted in recent weeks, with yields traversing a narrow range. But to at least one strategist, this subdued action is evidence that a sharp selloff in the bond market, with yields inversely jumping higher, could in the offing.

Key Words: Zuckerberg effectively defends right of Holocaust deniers to be heard on Facebook

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:06pm
On the rival social platform Twitter, many users wondered whether Zuckerberg — having drawn a line between Holocaust denialism and, say, the long-standing claim by Alex Jones of InfoWars and others that the Newtown, Conn., elementary-school massacre of December 2012 was staged, calling out the latter as a falsehood — was actually suggesting the facts of the Holocaust were not settled.

Corrections: How to build a winning stock portfolio, and seven stocks to get you started

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:03pm
Tom Vandeventer of the Tocqueville Opportunity Fund says it’s worth paying up for cloud-based services companies including ServiceNow, Nutanix and Workday.

NewsWatch: Buffett’s Berkshire stock having best day in 7 years after buyback policy change

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:00pm
Shares of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway were having their best day in nearly seven years on Wednesday, as Wall Street cheered the change in the company’s share repurchase policy, with one analyst calling it a “major positive catalyst.”

Trump Today: Trump Today: President backtracks, now says he accepts Russia meddled in U.S. election

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:20pm
On the defensive after a European trip that drew criticism from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted out defenses to his actions.

Mark Hulbert: Gold is still dazzling market timers — and that’s bearish

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:18pm
Buying gold now would only weigh down your investment portfolio, writes Mark Hulbert.

The Margin: One millennial explains how she survives New York on a $25/hour salary (her parents give her money)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:02pm
A young marketing intern, with a predilection for — you guessed it — avocado toast and hot yoga, describes how she manages to afford to live in New York City on $25 an hour in wages and the occasional babysitting gig.

NewsWatch: Trump Today: President backtracks, now says he accepts Russia meddled in U.S. election

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:00pm
On the defensive after a European trip that drew criticism from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted out defenses to his actions.

CryptoWatch: Bitcoin surges 10%, blows through $7,000 level

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:54pm
Bitcoin prices surged higher Tuesday afternoon as the virtual unit extended the previous session’s sharp rally.

Rex Nutting: Instead of standing up to Putin, Trump stood by him and sold out America

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:54pm
Russia’s ongoing attack on our democracy amounts to an act of war. But instead of confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump praised him. Instead of standing up to Putin, Trump stood by him.

Market Snapshot: Dow gains for 4th day in a row, Nasdaq logs record after earnings and Powell testimony

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:48pm
U.S. stocks close higher on Tuesday, extending a recent upswing after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated the U.S. central bank wouldn’t move too quickly in changing monetary policy, and that it would be flexible in the face of changing conditions.

Bond Report: 2-year Treasury rate retakes 10-year high after Powell’s Senate testimony

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:39pm
Short-dated Treasury yields rise on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, as expected, highlighted the need for a gradual pace of rate increases in testimony on Capitol Hill.

The scary reasons you should make your Venmo account private

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:31pm
A new data project shows exactly how much users reveal, often unintentionally.

Personal Finance Daily: Restaurants banning cell phones and your best chance at owning a home

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 1:30pm
Tuesday’s top personal finance stories


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