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Kohl's Taps Facebook for New Clothing Line
Would you let Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) pick out your clothes for you? Well, Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) thinks the social media platform has its pulse on what people are wearing and is partnering with the site to devise a selection of emerging brands that will resonate with millennial consumers. Called Curated by Kohl's, the department-store chain will tap into the social media site's vast horde of data culled from Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to identify brands that customers can relate to […]

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Danger Lurks for These 2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks
Energy companies have a spotty history when it comes to paying a sustainable dividend. Many slashed or eliminated their payouts during the industry's last downturn to stay afloat. That trend has continued in recent years because the sector has been slow to bounce back. Two companies where the risk of a cut seems high is master limited partnership (MLP) Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE: SMLP) and oil giant Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY). Here's why investors should be careful with these two […]

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When Should You Accept the First Job You're Offered?
By John Feldmann Over the years, there have been a number of articles written on when it's OK to quit a job on your first day. While this is obviously not something that should become a habit, everyone is entitled to an occasional mistake in their career path. If you realize on day one that you'll be miserable in your new role each and every day, preserving your happiness and sanity becomes more important than preserving your tenure. Many recruiters will say that it's a candidate's market, and […]

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Boeing and Lockheed Will Help Supply the Space Station
And then there were three. Three years ago, fresh off its successful experiment supplying the International Space Station (ISS) using commercial rockets from SpaceX and Orbital ATK, NASA expanded its Commercial Resupply Services program by adding privately held Sierra Nevada Corporation as its third contractor. There was just one problem: While Sierra Nevada was working up a "Dream Chaser" spaceplane to deliver supplies to ISS, and was designing it to be reusable as many as 15 times to keep […]

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Better Robotaxi Stock: Alphabet or Tesla?
It looks like Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) subsidiary Waymo's self-driving-car development is gaining ground at an impressive pace this year. Concerns were raised last year about how well its autonomous vehicles would fare under real-world conditions, but the company has eased doubters' fears with its progress toward commercialization. Meanwhile, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has promised that his company will change the game in self-driving cars. According to Musk, Teslas are […]

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Activision Blizzard's Advertising Business Is Gaining Momentum
One of the things management at Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has touted about its ability to grow revenue is its massive user base. More than 300 million people play its games every month, and players have consistently spent about 50 minutes per day in its games over the last few years. This is, potentially, a very lucrative asset, because the company has direct control over every aspect of its intellectual property, which allows Activision Blizzard to pursue whatever means it can to […]

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3D Systems Is Getting a New CFO... Again
3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced this week that Todd Booth will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 3. The C-suite at the 3D printing company, which is engaged in a turnaround effort, is getting a lot of use out of Philadelphian Theophilus Van Kannel's nifty 1888 invention, the revolving door. Booth will be 3D Systems' third financial leader in just over three years. The company's stock has fallen 57% over the three-year period through Aug. […]

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KushCo Secures New $50 Million Credit Line
KushCo Holdings (OTC: KSHB) is the latest marijuana stock to announce a round of fresh borrowings. The company, which focuses on the supplies and packaging used to consume cannabis, said it secured a $50 million credit facility, to be provided by Monroe Capital, a credit asset management company. The facility consists of a $35 million revolving credit line, plus a $15 million accordion (i.e., the right for the borrower to expand the facility if need be). Its availability is contingent on […]

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Is Sarepta Therapeutics a Bad News Buy?
Over the past couple of weeks, the market has shaved a few billion dollars from Sarepta Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: SRPT) market value, thanks to a pair of upsetting developments. Has this former top-performing biotech stock been beaten down too far, or should investors remain braced for more losses ahead? Here's what you need to know. Image source: Getty Images. What happened Sarepta's approved treatment, Exondys 51, racked up $181.7 million in sales during the first half of 2019, despite being […]

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How Hong Kong’s Protests Are Affecting Its Economy
This article was written by Allen Morrison, Professor of Global Management, Arizona State University, and originally appeared on The Conversation, a not-for-profit news site dedicated to unlocking ideas and knowledge from academic experts. After nearly three months of unrest, the demonstrations in Hong Kong show no signs of slowing down. What began as opposition to a controversial extradition bill has morphed into a broader movement to defend Hong Kong's wider social and political freedoms. […]

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