US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News $SPY Washington’s politicians like to take credit for creating jobs. Washington’s macroeconomic policymakers like to claim that their policies have moderated the business cycle. Notably the US economy performs despite Washington actions. In the US economy, competitive and entrepreneurial, profitable businesses create jobs. Profitable businesses have the […]

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals $BA, $F, $LNG, $SOYB Chinese and US companies signed deals worth more than $250-B during President Donald Trump’s state visit to China. Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed the figure after he and President Trump witnessed the signing of the agreements. China and the United States have […]

US Soybean Export Council Optimistic about China-US Relationship

US Soybean Export Council Optimistic about China-US Relationship

US Soybean Export Council Optimistic about China-US Relationship $SOYB, $USD, $CNY The US Soybean industry is very optimistic about the future relationship with the Chinese soybean processing and utilization industries. “We expect China’s economy to grow, consumers’ income to increase and urbanization to expand,” Paul Burke, North Asia regional director of US Soybean Export Council […]

$5-B China Investment Fund Coming to Buy US Manufacturers

$5-B China Investment Fund Coming to Buy US Manufacturers

$5-B China Investment Fund Coming to Buy US Manufacturers $GS Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) partners with sovereign fund China Investment Corp. (CIC) to jointly launch an up to $5-B fund to invest in US manufacturers. CIC is 1 of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds The details of the fund will be announced Thursday as part […]

Atlanta Fed Sees US GDP at 3.3% in Q-4

Atlanta Fed Sees US GDP at 3.3% in Q-4

Atlanta Fed Sees US GDP at 3.3% in Q-4 The U.S. economy is on track to grow at a 3.3% annualized pace in Q-4 based on the latest data on US NFPs and business inventories, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Friday. The latest estimate for Q-4 GDP (gross domestic product) growth was […]

Antifa Rallies Planned in 20 US Cities

Antifa Rallies Planned in 20 US Cities

Antifa Rallies Planned in 20 US Cities The left-wing, Antifa Refuse Fascism group is planning rallies in at least 20 cities across the United States on Saturday to demand that the duly-elected President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence be “driven from power.” In a full-page ad in the New York Times Wednesday, the group advertised its event: […]

Geopolitics Changed, American Energy Sector in a ‘Revolution’

Geopolitics Changed, American Energy Sector in a ‘Revolution’

Geopolitics Changed, American Energy Sector in a ‘Revolution’ $USO, $OIL, $UGAZ, $UGA US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that “American energy is in a Revolution.” “That is the real story out there,” Secretary Perry, the former 14-yr Texas Republican Governor, said in an interview Friday. He noted that innovations in hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights Amazon is getting almost no revenue from its bookstores Amazon broke out “physical stores” sales for the first time in the third quarter. Amazon has been expanding its physical presence, with Whole Foods, bookstores, and pop-up stores. Almost all of the revenue in the category comes from Whole Foods. Amazon.com, […]

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) HEFFX Highlights

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) HEFFX Highlights

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) HEFFX Highlights IBM has named David La Rose as its new Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) managing director, replacing Kerry Purcell, who has taken up a senior leadership role within IBM Japan. La Rose has clocked up 28 years at IBM in a variety of senior executive roles across Europe […]

Asia Billionaires Overtake US for 1st Time, Led by Chinese

Asia Billionaires Overtake US for 1st Time, Led by Chinese

Asia Billionaires Overtake US for 1st Time, Led by Chinese Asia leads the world with billionaires, China leads the Asians Peer networks are playing an increasingly important role for billionaires when it comes to making, spending and giving away money Billionaire wealth increased 17% to $6-T in Y 2016, after a decline the prioryear, UBS […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights Verizon Communications Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Its segments include Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers communications products and services, including wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, […]

F1: US Grand Prix, a Double Podium for Ferrari

F1: US Grand Prix, a Double Podium for Ferrari

F1: US Grand Prix, a Double Podium for Ferrari $RACE Hamilton 1st, Vettel 2nd, Kimi to 3rd Ferrari team drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, finished 2nd and 3d at the Circuit of the Americas aka COTA, at the end of an super action packed race where we saw lots of dramatic moments. The last […]

F1: The US Grand Prix a Silver Lining for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

F1: The US Grand Prix a Silver Lining for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

F1: The US Grand Prix a Silver Lining for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) $RACE The Circuit of The Americas aka COTA, in Austin, TX has hosted the US Grand Prix since Y 2012, and fast becoming big part of F1’s championship results. The United States has long been a target growth market for F1. Significant progress has […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple’s retail stores are not consumer destinations for all of the company’s products, a new study suggests. The vast majority of people who buy iPhones in the U.S.—nearly 80%—do so at carrier stores rather than the company’s own retail outlets. In fact, just 11% of iPhones bought in the U.S. […]

The 1st China-US Investment Database Debuts 

The 1st China-US Investment Database Debuts 

The 1st China-US Investment Database Debuts Wednesday, a comprehensive China-US investment and cooperation database was launched in NYC, aiming at enhancing cooperation between the Chinese and US business communities and promoting Chinese investment in the United States. The database, the 1st investment information database serving Chinese companies and their partners in the United States, was established […]

F1: US Grand Prix, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Set the Pace

F1: US Grand Prix, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Set the Pace

F1: US Grand Prix, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Set the Pace $RACE MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton could wrap up the F1 title this weekend, so here is look at the numbers behind the United States Grand Prix. The F1 title could be won in Austin this weekend and a look back at previous races promises an enthralling […]

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) Trading Outlook

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) Trading Outlook

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 35.64. The projected upper bound is: 42.96. The projected lower bound is: […]

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) HEFFX Highlights

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) HEFFX Highlights

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) HEFFX Highlights Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 24.89. The projected upper bound is: 24.05. The projected lower bound is: […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) HEFFX Highlights

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) HEFFX Highlights

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) HEFFX Highlights Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much […]

F1: United States Grand Prix 2017 Preview

F1: United States Grand Prix 2017 Preview

F1: United States Grand Prix 2017 Preview $RACE F1’s annual event at the Circuit of The Americas is this weekend A win for MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton Sunday at the United States Grand Prix and a poor result for his rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel may clinch the title with 3 races left to run. To entice […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights Alibaba says it will invest more than $15 billion over three years in global research program Alibaba announced it will invest more than $15 billion over the next three years in a global research and development program As part of the program, Alibaba will set up research labs […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Earlier this year, Apple told Hollywood it was getting serious about TV by hiring two producers from Sony. Then Apple told Hollywood it was serious about TV again, by making it clear that it was willing to spend a $1 billion or more on its own shows. Now it’s saying […]

Expect the Ultimate SUV, aka FUV, from Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

Expect the Ultimate SUV, aka FUV, from Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

Expect the Ultimate SUV, aka FUV, from Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) $RACE Ferrari’s CEO Sergio Marchionne 1st mentioned in August that Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE), the Fiat-Chrysler spinoff Mr. Marchionne also leads, would likely build a Ferrari badged sport utility vehicle (FUV). Monday, CEO Marchionne said that Ferrari will spend about 2.5 years deciding how and how many […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights Intel Corp. has closed its Recon brand of augmented-reality goggles for sporting and industrial applications, according to people familiar with the decision. The chipmaker shut the 100-employee unit that made the goggles earlier this summer, the people said. Intel acquired Recon in 2015 for an undisclosed sum, and had already […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Pivots from EVs to Batteries for Puerto Rico

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Pivots from EVs to Batteries for Puerto Rico

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Pivots from EVs to Batteries for Puerto Rico $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk set off Friday’s musings about sending his company’s solar-powered batteries to help restore Puerto Rico’s power attracted the attention of the island’s governor. “Let’s talk,” said Gov. Ricardo Rossello in a Friday Tweet. Mr. Musk agreed. Hours later, […]

Russia’s Spymaster Denies Interfering in US Sovereign Affairs

Russia’s Spymaster Denies Interfering in US Sovereign Affairs

Russia’s Spymaster Denies Interfering in US Sovereign Affairs The head of Russia’s top domestic security agency is rejecting allegations of interference in the US election. Alexander Bortnikov, the director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the main KGB successor agency, said Thursday that he discussed claims of Russian meddling in the US Presidential vote with […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple is looking into multiple reports of batteries swelling within new iPhone 8 Plus smartphones, which apparently broke them open as a result. At least five separate reports of the new 5.5in iPhone 8 Plus smartphones have shown deformed phones, swelled batteries and screens being detached from the aluminium bodies […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple Watch, AirPod makers are anticipating a strong holiday season: Report The Apple Watch Series 3 is the first model with LTE connectivity, allowing the watch to be untethered from a phone for the first time. Apple’s smartphone lineup is shifting toward the newer models without audio jacks, making the […]

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs September ISM Index (actual: 60.8 consensus: 57.8; prior: 58.8) August Construction Spending (actual: 0.5%; consensus: 0.2%; prior: -1.2%) A measure of US manufacturing activity surged to a near 13.5-year highs in September as disruptions to the supply chains caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma resulted in […]

What’s Up With Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

What’s Up With Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

What’s Up With Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac $FMCC Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may stop paying billions of dollars in dividends to the US government, but if not now when?  Friday, the US mortgage-finance (OTCMKT:FMCC) giants paid a combined $5.1-B to the US Treasury thus extending for another Quarter the government’s sweep of their profits. […]

NKorea’s Aging MiGs do Not Stand a Chance Vs Modern US Fighter Jets

NKorea’s Aging MiGs do Not Stand a Chance Vs Modern US Fighter Jets

NKorea’s Aging MiGs do Not Stance a Chance Vs Modern US Fighter Jets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Military analysts say NKorea does not have either the capability or the intent to attack US bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right to do it. They view the remark by […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights Intel has launched its 8th-generation mainstream desktop chips, calling the flagship $359 Core i7-8700K its “best gaming desktop processor ever.” The six-core, 12-thread 3.7GHz chipboosts Gears of War 4 frame rates up to 25 percent compared to 7th-gen desktop chips. It can also do 4K video editing up to 32 […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Counts on Isabel Ge Mahe to Turn China Around

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Counts on Isabel Ge Mahe to Turn China Around

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Counts on Isabel Ge Mahe to Turn China Around Mahe, 43, is taking on a critical new role at Apple. In July, CEO Tim Cook named her the first-ever vice president and managing director for Apple in what it calls Greater China—the mainland plus Hong Kong and Taiwan. Apple’s other sales regions […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights Verizon has decided to abruptly cut off wireless internet to some 8,500 rural customers in 13 states, saying their heavy data use had made it impossible to profit off of the accounts—even though many of the users had purchased unlimited plans. “Approximately 8,500 customers—using a variety of plans—were notified […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights After conquering grocery deliveries, Alibaba Group is setting its sights on a new part of China’s $4-trillion retail sector: Department stores. The e-commerce giant, which is also venturing into cloud computing and entertainment, is increasingly looking at traditional brick-and-mortar businesses, Chairman Jack Ma, Vice- Chairman Joseph Tsai and […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights As Apple unveiled its 10th anniversary iPhone X this week, analysts were comparing the significance of its augmented reality technology with another event that changed the future of smartphones and consumers’ view of technology. “We liken the impact of AR to the launch of the Apple App Store in 2008,” […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights iTunes for PC and Mac is putting the emphasis back on being an app for music. It’s no longer a place for you to get iOS apps, but it’s still got movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts. Today, Apple quietly released iTunes version 12.7 for both Windows and macOS, and […]

China Is Steadfast in the Denuclearizing of NKorea

China Is Steadfast in the Denuclearizing of NKorea

China Is Steadfast in the Denuclearizing of NKorea Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump, in a telephone conversation late Wednesday that Beijing remains persistent on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. During the phone conversation,President  Xi and President Trump exchanged their views on the current situation on the KPeninsula. Xi said China has been […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights Alibaba’s expansion to brick-and-mortar stores started two years ago with a series of investments and acquisitions that worth as much as US$8 billion. To strengthen the offline foray, the Chinese e-commerce giant, which earns hefty profit margin because it does not hold inventories, is rewriting its asset-light model […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Cuts Whole Food Prices By Nearly 50%

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Cuts Whole Food Prices By Nearly 50%

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Cuts Whole Food Prices By Nearly 50% Amazon.com Inc. spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent. In a sign of how the retailer is changing, the Amazon Echo, a voice-activated electronic assistant, was also for sale, […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Assisting Harvey Relief

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Assisting Harvey Relief

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Assisting Harvey Relief Communications companies continue to up the ante on help for Hurricane Harvey-related areas. Verizon said late Tuesday (Aug. 29) that it was pledging $10 million to fund relief efforts through four non-profit organizations to meet short- and long-term needs. “Relieving postpaid customers of data, talk and text charges […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 promises to introduce a number of new technologies to the faithful. One of those is a mainstay of many Android handsets, namely wireless charging. Tim Cook and his team are expected to ‘lock’ the iPhone into using Apple’s own wireless charging units or charging units that […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Beating Amazon

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Beating Amazon

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Beating Amazon The business world may be enthralled with Amazon’s moves to become a major supermarket player, but Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is already strides ahead and is opening up new ways for Australia food producers to access its more than half-a-billion customers. Alibaba has been an important […]

Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights

Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights With an eye on the future of online retailing, Walmart and Google are teaming up to go after rival Amazon in a play that also targets the growing market for voice-activated shopping. Starting next month, Walmart customers will be able to access hundreds of thousands of products from the company’s […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) promise to transform how people engage with the world and how businesses operate in order to make smarter decisions, and Intel® technology is enabling this transformation. Today, Intel is highlighting how its AI technology is being leveraged by one of the world’s largest […]

US and Russia Are Not in a New Cold War

US and Russia Are Not in a New Cold War

US and Russia Are Not in a New Cold War A senior Russian official said Wednesday that Russia and the United States are not in a new Cold War despite existing tensions. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov denounced the US sanctions against Russia, but emphasized that the current tension “isn’t equivalent to confrontation that may […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights Intel announced its latest eighth-generation Core processors today, and is promising that the new chips will offer up to a 40 percent speed boost over the previous seventh-generation Kaby Lake chips. The eighth-generation chips will be doing things a little differently from other generations. In the past, Intel has either […]

US Launched Trade Investigation into China’s IP Practices

US Launched Trade Investigation into China’s IP Practices

US Launched Trade Investigation into China’s IP Practices Friday, the United States formally launched a trade investigation into China’s IP (intellectual property) practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump called for this week. “On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming […]

US State Department Travel Alerts in Effect

US State Department Travel Alerts in Effect

US State Department Travel Alerts in Effect There are 2 types of US State Department travel notifications: Travel alerts and Travel warnings. The US Passports & International Division clearly defines the difference between these 2 terms, as follows: Travel warnings: “We issue a Travel Warning when we want you to consider very carefully whether you […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights “It is our belief at this time that fingerprint sensing will NOT be included at launch”, states BlueFin. Though it concedes “We are still grappling with the touch ID/fingerprint sensing situation as we continue to uncover mixed messaging.” BlueFin even goes so far as to theorise that Touch ID could […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights E-commerce site Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to benefit from improved spending trends in China when it reports first-quarter earnings before the market opens Thursday. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, e-commerce sales growth has grown to 41% year-over-year for the second quarter of […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Steps Down From POTUS Advisory Board

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Steps Down From POTUS Advisory Board

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Steps Down From POTUS Advisory Board Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is the latest chief executive to step down from President Donald Trump’s jobs advisory board, and the first among the remaining tech industry leaders to do so following the attacks perpetuated by white supremacists and affiliated groups during a Charlottesville, Virginia […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Rejects 3% Of Government Info Requests

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Rejects 3% Of Government Info Requests

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Rejects Government Info Requests Verizon says the number of federal, state or local law enforcement requests for information has remained fairly stable compared to past half-year reports. For the first half of 2017, according to the latest transparency report Verizon received a total of 138,773 such requests, which included warrants, subpoenas, […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Wants To Win App Creators

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Wants To Win App Creators

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Wants To Win App Creators Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 is done and available for download as of August 14. Simultaneously, Microsoft is delivering ASP.NET Core 2.0, Entity Framework Core 2.0 and the complete .NET Standard 2.0 specification. Microsoft’s primary goal with .NET Core and .NET Standard was to make more of its […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Accidentally Leaked New Design

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Accidentally Leaked New Design

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Accidentally Leaked New Design Apple HomePod accident delivered a mother lode of iPhone 8 information. The company’s own code verified two exclusives (1, 2) I published last month and now in conjunction with this I can confirm the iPhone 8’s production-ready final design… Following on from my renders last month, I have […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Removes Fake Listings

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Removes Fake Listings

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Removes Fake Listings Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has unveiled enhancements to its Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) Platform to speed up the handling of takedown requests from brands and rights holders, an optimised process which can eliminate fake listings within 24 hours. Alibaba, which runs the world’s largest online marketplace, […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 8 To Be The Largest

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 8 To Be The  Largest

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 8 To Be The Largest The iPhone 8 display will be the largest smartphone display Apple has ever made, larger even than the 5.5-inch display in the iPhone 7 Plus. Despite this it will be physically closer to the smaller model, that’s quite some achievement. It also suggests that if Apple […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights Alibaba Group (BABA), the Chinese ecommerce giant, is courting upscale consumers in what it sees as its next bastion of growth. While ecommerce sales have been slowing in the region, well-heeled consumers are increasingly purchasing luxury goods and upscale services online, presenting an opportunity for the company to […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) On Track For $200

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) On Track For $200

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) On Track For $200 Apple Inc. (AAPL) is on track to become the first trillion-dollar company in the stock market, according to RBC Capital’s Amit Daryanani and Amitesh Bajad. In a note earlier today, the analysts wrote that Apple’s latest iPhone release will set the company’s stock up for the necessary gain. […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Parterns With Lady Gaga

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Parterns With Lady Gaga

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Parterns With Lady Gaga Verizon will use Lady Gaga as the centerpiece of its new rewards program, offering wireless customers a chance for free tickets to the iconoclastic rock star’s U.S. concert tour. The tickets, and an even smaller number of backstage passes, will be offered starting this week via the […]

President Trump’s Policies Brought Dramatic Gains Against ISIS

President Trump’s Policies Brought Dramatic Gains Against ISIS

President Trump’s Policies Brought Dramatic Gains Against ISIS Aggressive steps taken by the Trump administration have brought “dramatically accelerated” gains against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the last 6 months, a top State Department official said. A senior envoy to the US-backed coalition, said Friday that actions taken by President Donald Trump including pushing decision-making […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Tracking Customers History

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Tracking Customers History

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Tracking Customers History Verizon has a new rewards program out this week, called Verizon Up, which awards users a credit for every $300 they spend on their Verizon bill that can be redeemed toward various rewards. Customers will be able to get rewards such as “Device Dollars toward your next device […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights PC enthusiasts are waiting for several exciting products to hit retailer shelves in the coming months, but one of the most anticipated – Intel’s Coffee Lake six-core CPUs, which are the company’s successors to its current Skylake CPUs, will not be compatible with current motherboards. Despite rumors of a possible […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple’s business has been producing record-setting revenues and profits for years now. But in the second quarter of last year its blistering period of growth came to an end. Today the company posted its third quarter earnings, and it’s clear Apple has found a way to restore some of the […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Ranks Among Top Apparel Sellers

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Ranks Among Top Apparel Sellers

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Ranks Among Top Apparel Sellers Amazon, Stitch Fix already rank among the top online apparel sellers There is increasing interest from shoppers in clothing subscription services, such as those of Trunk Club and Le Tote, The NPD Group said. Amazon is planning to roll out an apparel subscription service of its own, […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Fights Trading App Scams

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Fights Trading App Scams

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Fights Trading App Scams Apple and Google have removed hundreds of trading apps from their online stores after an intervention by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission to crack down on online fraud. ASIC in a statement on Tuesday said that it had conducted a sweeping review of mobile app stores focusing […]

Procter & Gamble Co. Quarter Net income at $2.22 billion

Procter & Gamble Co. Quarter Net income at $2.22 billion

Procter & Gamble Co. PG, +0.68% shares rose less than 1% in premarket on Thursday after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings that were above Wall Street expectations. Net income for the quarter came in at $2.22 billion, or 82 cents per share, compared to $1.95 billion, or 69 cents per share during the year earlier period. Adjusted earnings […]

JP Morgan Chase – Thousands Of Employees To Move Locations

JP Morgan Chase – Thousands Of Employees To Move Locations

In about a month, thousands of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) employees will begin to move into the financial giant’s new regional campus in Plano’s Legacy West — a hub powered in part by wind energy. The move into the 1 million-square-foot campus within Legacy West will be the first of a multi-phased consolidation bringing about half […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Surpassed By Samsung

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Surpassed By Samsung

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Surpassed By Samsung Samsung Electronics Co., the South Korean technology company best known for its smartphones and televisions, has taken the title of world’s largest chip maker by revenue, knocking Intel Corp. from a perch it held for nearly a quarter-century. Samsung’s semiconductor unit, whose fortunes come largely from selling memory chips […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Jim Hackett is reviewing the automaker’s operations in India and other markets, as well as Ford’s future product programs including plans to build a self-driving commercial vehicle in 2021, according to company officials and other sources familiar with that review. Hackett, who took […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple has issued a statement regarding last night’s removal of ‘most major’ VPN apps from the App Store in China. Unsurprisingly, Apple says that it is complying with regulations put in place by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology earlier this year that require VPN apps to be licensed […]

Altria Tobacco Earnings Rise

Altria Tobacco Earnings Rise

Altria, the largest tobacco company in the US, reported a 20 per cent increase in net earnings on Wednesday as growth in its smokeless products continued to take off while higher Marlboro cigarette prices also padded profits. Net income rose to $1.99bn, or $1.03 per share, compared to $1.65bn, or 84 cents per share in […]

FactSet Earnings Report Ahead Of Zacks Consensus Estimate

FactSet Earnings Report Ahead Of Zacks Consensus Estimate

FactSet Research Systems Inc.  FDS reported mixed results for third-quarter fiscal 2017. Adjusted earnings came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while revenues missed the same. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.85, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The figure was toward the higher end of the guided range of […]

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy Canada’s stock market has been focused on the Cannabis industry opening up, but the country’s largest stock exchange is grappling with how to deal with Cannabis related companies that have investments in the US, where marijuana is banned by federal law. There could be more certainty soon, there […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights The return of unlimited data plans from the nation’s big four wireless carriers hasn’t hurt network performance, according to the latest report from RootMetrics. For the first half of 2017, the testing firm reported that all four major wireless carriers improved their median network speeds in at least 20 […]

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) HEFFX Highlights

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) HEFFX Highlights

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) HEFFX Highlights Chevron Corp. is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings before market open on Friday and investors are expecting a return to profit from last year’s loss. “The focus will be on further updates on liquefied natural gas projects in Australia,” and, closer to home, any updates on the company’s plans for […]

Supervalu Shares Rose 49 Cents

Supervalu Shares Rose 49 Cents

A Minnesota-based grocery company is making a power play in the Chicago area, stepping into the void being left by the bankrupt Central Grocers, a nearly century-old grocery cooperative that’s closed up shop. Supervalu Holdings has entered into an agreement to buy Central Grocers’ massive distribution center in Joliet for $61 million. Supervalu reported fiscal first-quarter net […]

Charles Schwab Trading Analysis

Charles Schwab Trading Analysis

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Investment Brokerage – National. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $41.96, down from yesterday’s close by -0.45%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look […]

ConocoPhillips Profits Could Remain Under Pressure

ConocoPhillips Profits Could Remain Under Pressure

ConocoPhillips, like other exploration and production companies, has been struggling due to the weakness in oil prices. So far, the company has reported seven quarterly losses in a row, though the losses have gradually narrowed owing to the improvement in energy prices and the company’s cost-cutting efforts. In 1Q17, for instance, ConocoPhillips reported adjusted quarterly loss of […]

Morningstar, Inc. Q2 Earnings/Technical Report

Morningstar, Inc. Q2 Earnings/Technical Report

Morningstar, Inc. reported net income of $46.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, compared with $31.8 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016. Net income for the quarter includes a noncash after-tax gain of $18.0 million, or 42 cents per share, in connection with the company’s previously announced sale of HelloWallet, an online financial wellness business. Revenue for […]

Freeport-McMoRan Unexpected Q2 Results

Freeport-McMoRan Unexpected Q2 Results

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has just reported its second-quarter results, which are very interesting to see in the light of ongoing problems in Indonesia and the recent upside in the copper market. The company reported adjusted net income of $0.17 per share on revenue of $3.7 billion, missing analyst estimates on earnings and beating them on revenue. More importantly, […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) To Build A $10 Billion LCD Factory

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) To Build A $10 Billion LCD Factory

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) To Build A $10 Billion LCD Factory Apple supplier Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, revealed plans today to build a new facility for producing LCD panels in Wisconsin. The news was announced at an event this evening with Foxconn chief Terry Gou and US President Donald Trump, who has aggressively […]

Bank of America Overpriced For Many Reasons

Bank of America Overpriced For Many Reasons

The US dollar is the worst performing G10 currency this year, down 8% versus its major peers. But it’s still expensive relative to its history, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The currency remains overvalued by about 10 percent compared with its long-term equilibrium and about 12 percent above its 20-year average in real effective term. The […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) HEFFX Highlights

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) HEFFX Highlights

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) HEFFX Highlights JPMorgan smashes Wall Street estimates, but shares decline on outlook JPMorgan reports much better-than-expected second quarter earnings. However, the bank lowers its net interest income forecast for the year. Trading revenue also fell. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in investment […]

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