STMicro earnings beat estimates on demand for next-generation chips

Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics’ fourth-quarter results beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday as demand for chips dedicated to the next generation of smartphones and low-emission cars helped offset a slowdown in more traditional products. STMicro’s results reflect a wider industry move towards more sophisticated semiconductors within the telecoms, auto, and manufacturing sectors, as equipment makers gear up …

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The market’s valuation, momentum and speculative activity is nowhere near as extreme as in 1999

Traders work on the floor during the Slack Technologies Inc. direct listing at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. June 20, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Markets can be overheated without nearing a meltdown. Stocks can be pricey without being on a precipice. It helps to recognize these nuances as Wall …

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These plans aim to help struggling student loan borrowers. Here’s what can go wrong

With more and more student loan borrowers falling behind, it’s clear many people need a way to make their monthly bills more manageable. Enter income-driven repayment plans, which some 8 million borrowers are enrolled in. In theory, the plans are simple: Borrowers’ bills are capped at a portion of their income. Some payments wind up …

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Texas Instruments says chip demand stabilizing, sees revenue above Street

A worker prepares to load a silicon wafer machine in a clean room at the Texas Instruments semiconductor fabrication plant in Dallas, Texas. Jason Janik | Bloomberg | Getty Images Texas Instruments forecast first-quarter revenue above market expectations on Wednesday on signs of stable demand for microchips, indicating that a prolonged slowdown in the semiconductor …

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This one stock will signal whether the coronavirus situation is getting serious

InterContinental Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Roberto Machado Noa | LightRocket | Getty Images If investors want their finger on the pulse of the coronavirus threat, they can look no further than InterContinental Hotels Group. The London-based hotel chain is largely exposed to threats to international travel. InterContinental’s Asia Pacific revenue was down 27% year-over-year …

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Coronavirus death toll rises to 26 with more than 900 confirmed cases worldwide

A security official stands guard as an ambulance arrives with a patient to the Infectious Disease Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital on January 22, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Anthony Kwan The fatal flu-like coronavirus spreading quickly throughout Asia has now killed at least 26 people and sickened more than 900 worldwide, including two patients …

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American Airlines profit jumps despite Boeing 737 Max problems

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images American Airlines fourth-quarter earnings and revenue came in slightly above analyst estimates, despite complications from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. The Fort Worth,Texas-based carrier on Thursday posted net income of $414 million for the last three months of 2019, up …

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American Express earnings beat expectations on strong card fee revenues, shares rise

American Express reported fourth-quarter results that beat analyst expectations, sending the stock higher as card fee revenues grew more than expected. The shares rose 2% in premarket trading Friday. Here’s how the payments company’s results compared to what Wall Street analysts expected: Earnings: $2.03 per share vs $2.01 per share forecast by Refinitiv Revenue: $11.365 …

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The Supreme Court could upend consumer financial protection as we know it

Richard Sharrocks A case before the Supreme Court has the power dramatically reshape how the U.S. government polices financial fraud and other misdeeds against consumers — which many experts fear would weaken existing protections and expose the public to more harm. The case, which concerns the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, could ultimately lead to the …

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Procter & Gamble says it is monitoring China coronavirus and its impact on travel, consumer confidence

A Chinese passenger that just arrived on the last bullet train from Wuhan to Beijing is checked for a fever by a health worker at a Beijing railway station on January 23, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images Procter & Gamble said Thursday that it is monitoring the spread of the Wuhan …

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Intel’s stock jumps 7% on better-than-expected earnings and revenue

Intel CEO Robert “Bob” Swan announces the company’s Tiger Lake chips at the technology fair CES. Christoph Dernbach | picture alliance | Getty Images Intel shares jumped 7% in extended trading on Thursday after the chipmaker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, extending a rally that’s pushed the stock to its highest since the dot-com bubble in …

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Europe’s $8 billion food delivery deal delayed as UK launches competition probe

A food delivery courier working for Just Eat in London. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Takeaway.com’s £6.2 billion ($8.1 billion) takeover of rival food delivery firm Just Eat has been delayed after the U.K.’s antitrust regulator launched an initial probe into the deal. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday that …

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