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    Net Worth

    Jeff Bezos Can’t Give Everyone $1 Million, Could Still Help Millions

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Do Amazon Workers Get Paid? Plans to Hire 125,000 Workers

    By Ade Hennis
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Amazon (AMZN) Stock Is Among the Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Amazon to Own Half of James Bond Franchise With MGM Deal

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Billionaires

    Even Jeff Bezos’s Daily Income Is a Nine-Figure Amount

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Billionaires

    Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Is 2.8 Million Times the Median U.S. Household Income

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Billionaires

    Jeff Bezos Makes Charity Donations in 2021, Goes Towards 6% Pledge

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Billionaires

    Is Jeff Bezos Vaccinated Against Covid? Let's Look at the Evidence

    By Anna Garrison
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Rumors of Amazon Partnership With Amp Fuel a Surge in Crypto Values — But Do They Hold Water?

    By Rachel Curry
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    News

    Why Space Flights Aren’t Helping AMZN and SPCE Stocks

    By Rachel Curry
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Should You Buy Amazon (AMZN) Stock Amid Bezos's Space Flight?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Billionaires

    Here's Who is Joining Jeff Bezos on His Flight to Space

    By Adam Goodpasture
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Can Reddit Traders Make Amazon a $2 Trillion Company?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    News

    Will Amazon Cancel Free Shipping? Tech Advocate Warns About New Bill

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Consumer

    If You Earned a $10 Prime Day Credit, Here’s What to Do Now

    By Dan Clarendon
  • Amazon Prime logo on cell phone
    Consumer

    Best Prime Day Deals 2021: Apple, Bose, Instant Pot, Razer, and More

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Billionaires

    Why Do People Hate Jeff Bezos? Well, It's Complicated

    By Rachel Curry
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    Billionaires

    Did Jeff Bezos Really Try to Buy the Catholic Church?

    By Dan Clarendon
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    News

    How to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk and Whether You Should

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    News

    What Does Amazon's New Antitrust Lawsuit Mean?

    By Rachel Curry
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    News

    Will Amazon Buy MGM Studios? No Official Word Yet

    By Danielle Letenyei
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    Billionaires

    Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos's New Yacht Costs $500 Million

    By Danielle Letenyei
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    News

    Amazon’s Lack of a Tax Burden—Talking Point Since the Obama Era

    By Dan Clarendon
  • Why Is DBaas Preferred over Traditional Databases?
    Earnings Report

    Why Is DBaas Preferred over Traditional Databases?

    DBaaS makes it easier to build applications in the cloud. This is why DBaaS is expected to become a dominant deployment model for all databases.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble

    The NASDAQ hit the all-important 5,000 level on March 2, 2015, for the first time after the dot com bubble burst of 2000.

    By Heidi Richardson
  • Why Decline in LinkedIn Stock Made It a Potential Target
    Miscellaneous

    Why Decline in LinkedIn Stock Made It a Potential Target

    LinkedIn’s stock, which traded at $269 in February 2015, fell to one of its lows of $101.11 in February 2016.

    By Anne Shields
  • What Helped Microsoft Capture the Largest Market Share?
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Helped Microsoft Capture the Largest Market Share?

    Microsoft (MSFT) is behind only Amazon (AMZN) in the overall cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
  • HP looks to rapid growth in 3D printing industry
    Earnings Report

    HP looks to rapid growth in 3D printing industry

    According to Gartner, there are seven technologies making up the current 3D printing industry. Material extrusion is expected to lead growth in the market.

    By Anne Shields
  • Key strategies applied by Texas Instruments to achieve growth
    Earnings Report

    Key strategies applied by Texas Instruments to achieve growth

    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) planned its strategic exit from it back in September 2012. It instead dedicated its strategic and R&D investments toward becoming a pure analog and embedded processing company.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Amazon Acquired PillPack
    Consumer

    Why Amazon Acquired PillPack

    It seems the overall tech sector is on an acquisition spree. On June 28, Amazon announced its acquisition of PillPack.

    By Anne Shields
  • EA’s Packaged Goods Segment’s Revenue Contribution Declined in 3Q15
    Earnings Report

    EA’s Packaged Goods Segment’s Revenue Contribution Declined in 3Q15

    Electronic Arts’ (EA) Packaged Goods segment includes games created and published by the company for consoles, handheld devices, and PCs.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Data Is the New Crude, and Paradata Is Refining It

    Everyone’s heard that data is the new oil. But Paradata shows that data is like crude oil—if you don’t refine it into something you can use, it’s useless.

    By Paradata
  • Why Microsoft’s Capital Expenditure Has Risen
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft’s Capital Expenditure Has Risen

    In fiscal 3Q18, Microsoft’s capital expenditure was $3.5 billion, with most going toward data center expansion.

    By Anne Shields
  • What’s Amazon’s Gobal AWS Strategy Now?
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Amazon’s Gobal AWS Strategy Now?

    Amazon’s AWS is a fast-growing business for the company that saw its revenues rise by 55% YoY (year-over-year) to over $3.2 billion in 3Q16.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Why VMware Acquired CloudVelox
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why VMware Acquired CloudVelox

    In late February 2018, VMware announced its acquisition of CloudVelox, taking its hybrid cloud to the next level.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Tesla Q3 Earnings: What to Watch beyond the Numbers

    Tesla’s (TSLA) third-quarter earnings are scheduled for Wednesday. Notably, the company will likely post a loss in the quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    160,000 Dogecoin Supporters Petition Amazon to Accept the Cryptocurrency

    By Dan Clarendon
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    News

    Amazon (Finally) Had to Pay Federal Taxes in 2020

    By Dan Clarendon
  • Jeff and Amy Blackburn
    News

    Jeff Blackburn Steps Down as Amazon SVP to Join Bessemer Venture Partners

    By Dan Clarendon
  • Amazon logo and Jeff Bezos
    Dividends

    Will Amazon Initiate Dividends in 2021 as Bezos Departs as CEO?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Andy Jassy is Amazon's next CEO
    Billionaires

    Andy Jassy's Wealth Is Tied to 24-Year and Counting History With Amazon

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Jeff Bezos’s Replacement Will Be AWS CEO Andy Jassy
    Guides

    A Look at Andy Jassy, Amazon’s New CEO After Jeff Bezos

    By Ambrish Shah
  • Amazon ticker on smartphone
    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Amazon Stock Isn't Overvalued After Its Sharp Rally

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
    Tech & Comm Services

    An Amazon Stock Split in 2021 Might Help Bezos Beat Musk

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Billionaires

    MacKenzie Scott Helped Build Amazon and Shares Her Wealth

    By Rachel Curry
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Is Amazon So Successful in the Competitive Retail Market?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • What Are FANG Stocks
    Real Insights

    FANG Stocks Have Nothing to Do With Vampires and Everything to Do With Big Tech

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Smart Speakers: How Google’s Market Has Transformed

    Alphabet (GOOGL) has several branches, and Google is the branch that looks after its smart speaker business.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Amazon’s International Segment Saw Improvement in 2Q15

    The year-over-year revenue growth trend for Amazon’s International segment was falling until last quarter.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fund Flows Show Optimism in the Consumer Discretionary Sector

    The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT), which has exposure to around 100 US retail stocks, saw net inflows of $335.4 million over the week starting November 16, 2015.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Earnings Report

    Why Apple’s iPad Shipments Fell 13% YoY in Fiscal 2Q17

    In fiscal 2Q17, Apple (AAPL) shipped approximately 8.9 million iPad units and generated revenue of $3.9 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Netflix’s Beef with US Banks over Chip-Based Credit Cards

    After its disappointing 3Q15 earnings report, Netflix pointed the finger at US banks and their rollout of new chip-enabled credit cards.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Walmart and Target’s Digital Initiatives Hurt Costco?

    Costco’s top line has grown at an average rate of 11.9% in the past five quarters. On average, the company’s adjusted EPS increased 17.9%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    US-China Talks: Can ‘Miles and Miles’ Be Covered in Five Weeks?

    With about five weeks remaining in the trade truce, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday that the US was “miles and miles” away from a trade deal with China.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FDN Sees Huge Fund Inflows in Trailing 12-Month Period

    In the trailing 12-month period, net fund inflows were $2.3 billion. FDN’s fund flows in the trailing one week and trailing three months were -$105.7 million and $719.3 million, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Can We Expect from Amazon in 2016?

    Analysts predict that Amazon Web Services could reach $12 billion in profits by the end of 2016 as companies become more dependent on the cloud and reduce spending on IT infrastructure.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Consumer

    How High Cloud Growth Is Helping Microsoft

    In fiscal 3Q18, Azure grew 93%, and Office 365 grew 42%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Can Cisco Beat Its Own Revenue Forecast in Fiscal 3Q15?

    Cisco is expected to announce its fiscal 3Q15 earnings on May 13. Cisco expects its year-over-year revenue growth to be 3%–5% in the quarter.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EU Fine Had a Huge Impact on Alphabet’s Profitability

    Facebook’s net profit was $3.9 billion in 2Q17, up from $2.3 billion in the corresponding quarter a year earlier.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Consumer Sector Insights for the Week of October 2–6, 2017

    With the start of the third quarter earnings season, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) finished the week ending October 6, 2017, with positive growth of 1.2%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of Take-Two Interactive Software’s Foray into eSports

    The global eSports market is expected to reach $1 billion in 2017. Approximately one-third of the eSports fans in the United States participate in online amateur tournaments.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Outlines Plans to Comply with EU Orders

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google submitted to the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EZU), a plan on how it will stop favoring its own shopping services in its Internet search results.

    By Neha Gupta
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Netflix’s Competition Could Increase in the Future

    Netflix (NFLX) leads the share of Internet traffic on computers and networks in North America. However, the competition is increasing against it.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sprint Expands Corporate Offerings with AI-Based Texting Service

    Sprint (S) has joined Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) in leveraging artificial intelligence technology to enhance its services as it seeks to attract more customers and diversify its business.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Microsoft–Amazon Cloud Competition Could Spike in 2019

    Microsoft, Amazon, and other vendors are pursuing a $278.3 billion revenue opportunity in the global public cloud market, according to the latest Gartner estimates.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is ESPN Not Winning Lately?

    ESPN had 381 million subscribers at the end of fiscal 2013 and 364 million at the end of fiscal 2014, a loss of 4.4% in one year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Twitter Investing in Original Shows and Programming?

    Last month, Twitter (TWTR) announced it would partner with 30 companies to bring original shows to its platform.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix Looks to Hire Neumann As Its CFO

    Netflix (NFLX) is reportedly seeking to hire Spencer Neumann, Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) CFO, as its new CFO.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Chances of an AT&T–Time Warner Merger Succeeding?

    The proposed $85.4 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner is currently facing trial.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Comcast Expect Programming Costs to Rise in Fiscal 2016?

    On March 8, 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast and the YES Network were locked in a dispute regarding the carriage fee for the YES Network.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What We Heard from Dish Just before the Big Insider Buy

    Weeks before it was revealed that Charlie Ergen made the largest insider buy of Dish Network (DISH) stock in years, we heard about the positive progress of the company’s online television service, Sling TV.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    What Drove Costco’s Double-Digit Earnings Growth in 2Q18?

    Costco (COST) reported lower-than-expected fiscal 2Q18 earnings (period ended February 18, 2018) results on March 7, 2018.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    A Look at Amazon Stock

    Amazon’s (AMZN) 2017 book value per share of $51.30 compares to the expected book value per share of $52.50 for 2018.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Cloud Receives a Boost from Twitter

    Google’s closely watched cloud computing business recently got a boost from Twitter, which signed up for some cloud storage and computing needs.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM Wins the Kyocera Cloud Contract

    IBM (IBM) recently won a cloud computing contract from Kyocera. The contract was awarded after a competitive bidding process.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft Isn’t the Only Threat to Amazon’s Cloud Dominance

    In late 2016, Oracle (ORCL) launched the second generation of its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) offering, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Roku Fared on Its Debut Day

    Roku stock rises 67% on the first day of trading Digital streaming company Roku went public on Thursday, September 28. The company’s IPO (initial public offering) was set at $14 per share, which is at the higher end of its estimated IPO of $12–$14 per share. The company’s IPO raised nearly $220 million. On Thursday, […]

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    Why Alibaba Stock Fell Following Its 3Q18 Earnings Release

    Alibaba’s (BABA) stock fell about 6.2% on February 1—the day the company released its fiscal 3Q18 (December quarter) earnings.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon: What about the Sales Tax Ruling?

    Amazon incurred $49.1 billion in operating expenses in the first quarter, including costs tied to its cloud computing business.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Consumer

    US Businesses Are Ready to Take on Trump’s Tariffs

    Several companies have taken a hit on their earnings after Trump’s Section 232 tariffs lifted US steel prices and physical aluminum premiums to multiyear highs.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marketers Can Now Target Ads on Google through Customer Match

    Google (GOOG) recently announced the launch of a new product called Customer Match. It will enable marketers to send tailored ads to target customers that sign on to Google’s Gmail or YouTube.

    By Matilda James
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Pfizer and P&G agree on a Consumer Health Business Deal?

    Pfizer (PFE) has been looking to sell its consumer health business since October 2017.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Retail Sales Flat in April on Rising Oil Prices, Yet XRT Up 1%

    Retail sales in the United States in April didn’t see any growth over March’s sales figures. But the jobless claims reading brought some positive news for the consumer sector.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has the Putnam Global Consumer Fund Performed?

    The Putnam Global Consumer Fund (PGCOX) is an open-ended mutual fund that has performed really well over the years.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Earnings Report

    What Can We Expect from Salesforce’s Fiscal 3Q17 Results?

    For fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect Salesforce (CRM) to post revenue and non-GAAP EPS (earnings per share) of ~$2.12 billion and $0.21, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Time Warner Intends to Pull Its HBO Programming from Amazon

    Time Warner announced at its fiscal 1Q17 earnings call that it most likely won’t extend its agreement with Amazon beyond 2018.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Consumer

    What to Expect of DISH’s 4Q17 Revenue

    DISH Network will release its 4Q17 earnings before the market opens on February 20, 2018. As per Yahoo Finance, DISH’s revenue in 4Q17 is expected to be $3.5 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    SanDisk Announced 3Q15 Earnings October 21: Reaction Is Positive

    SanDisk (SNDK) announced its 3Q15 earnings on October 21, 2015. The market reaction was positive, which showed a marginal increase of 0.16% in after-hours trading.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Consumer

    US Businesses Push Back against Trump’s Tariffs

    Farmers for Free Trade’s campaign was rolled out on September 12 with the slogan “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Can Netflix’s Stranger Things Drive Subscribers in 4Q17?

    According to Nielsen, Stranger Things averaged 8.8 million viewers per episode. The first episode was watched by 15.8 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Will Alphabet Woo Its Investors Again with Its 3Q15 Results?

    Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent company of Google (GOOG), is scheduled to announce the third quarter earnings of 2015 on October 22.

    By Matilda James
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    Earnings Report

    How Have IBM’s Cloud Offerings Performed in Fiscal Year 2014?

    In 2014, IBM’s (IBM) cloud-related technologies generated revenues of $7 billion, a 60% increase on a year-over-year basis.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Google Acquired 1,200 Acres of Land in Reno

    Google, an Alphabet (GOOGL) company, recently bought a 1,210-acre piece of land in Reno, Nevada, for $29.1 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Amazon Dreaming of Challenging IBM’s Watson?

    Amazon (AMZN) recently partnered with health information services provider WebMD Health (WBMD) to help Alexa users quickly get answers to their medical queries.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Must-know: Why eBay’s operating margins continue to decline

    eBay’s management noted that eBay Enterprise margins fell by 3.9% during the last quarter compared to a year ago. The increased cost to prepare for the holiday season was blamed for the decline.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Unfazed by the Competition, Costco Sustained Momentum in October

    Costco has impressed with its sales performances in the past several months despite increased competition from online players and deep discounters.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Is President Trump’s Friendliness with Markets Over?

    The trade war that President Trump unleashed with the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs has taken a toll on market sentiments.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Oracle and Peers Contributed to the S&P 500’s Performance in 2017

    As seen in its partnership with Symantec (SYMC), Oracle (ORCL) is a key player in the tech sector, which is dominated by cloud computing technology.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Buckingham Research Downgrades Netflix due to Competition Fears

    On March 8, Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.9% to $349.60 after Buckingham Research downgraded its rating from “buy” to “neutral.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook introduces new features to improve e-commerce conversion

    Facebook has been looking to diversify its business from online advertisements to e-commerce. E-commerce is a fast-growing market that Facebook should tap.

    By Patricia Garner
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