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We’re entering the most important earnings season in recent memory — and the fate...

Earnings season is always a crucial time for stock investors. It gives them a rare peek inside the companies whose shares they own. And perhaps most important, it's a chance for them to take advantage of bigger-than-usual price swings. But the reporting period getting underway this week is carrying extra importance. In fact — given…

Gillette chastises men in a new commercial highlighting the #MeToo movement — and some...

Gillette is calling on men to step it up. A new ad, called "We Believe" and lasting a minute and a half, encourages men to to change their behavior. It directly invokes the #MeToo movement in order to directly confront America's culture of "toxic masculinity." "Gillette believes in the best in men; that by holding…

An active shooter situation is ongoing at a UPS facility in New Jersey

A hostage situation at a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey has ended. Law enforcement shot the suspected man, who reportedly did not surrender. He is being taken to the hospital. The two hostages, both female UPS employees, did not suffer serious injuries. An active shooter was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday at 200…

The market is flashing a scary new parallel to the financial crisis that should...

The US Treasury Department keeps running into a big issue as it auctions off the swelling amount of new government debt: The market just isn't that interested. That much was made clear throughout 2018. The Treasury Department offered $2.4 trillion in notes and bonds over the course of the year, and investors submitted bids for…

Stocks slump as more bad data out of China adds to global growth concerns

AP Photo/Richard Drew Wall Street opened lower Monday as dismal economic data out of Beijing raised concerns that China's economy could slow more than previously thought, adding to risk-off sentiment amid a global trade war and Washington's longest government shutdown on record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 130 points, or 0.6%. The S&P 500…

PG&E say it might go bankrupt as California fire fallout sends its shares tumbling...

Devastating wildfires engulfed much of northern California last year, now they're engulfing the state's largest utility. PG&E, short for Pacific Gas and Electric, plunged more than 40% in New York premarket trading after the company confirmed its plan to navigate chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. The utility's CEO, Geisha Williams stepped down Sunday after potential…

‘Thought he worked for the Kremlin?’ Trump jokes about Russia ties after claims the...

US President Donald Trump made a joke about his alleged ties with Russia, after a weekend dominated by new claims that the FBI once investigated whether he was an agent of the Russian government. Trump cited "Fox and Friends" on Twitter on Monday morning, touting a claim that gas prices in the US are falling…

Trump invented a new nickname for Jeff Bezos in a tweet mocking his divorce

US President Donald Trump has mocked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over his divorce in a tweet. In a flurry of posts on Sunday evening, Trump seemed to revel in Jeff Bezos' impending divorce from his wife MacKenzie. The president baptised Bezos with a nickname, dubbing him "Jeff Bozo." Previously Trump — who has been married…

Stocks are falling after a fresh set of horrible data out of China reignited...

A fresh set of troublingly poor data out of China has investors running for cover on Monday, with all major stock indexes around the world losing ground on the week's first trading day. The value of Chinese imports and exports fell heavily in the year to December, adding to a lengthening list of evidence that…

Republican lawmakers say Trump isn’t backing down on the longest shutdown, instead pointing finger...

Top Republican lawmakers have doubled down on President Donald Trump's demands for a border wall and decision to enact a partial government shutdown until a deal is reached. The central issue in the record-breaking shutdown is Trump's demands for $5 billion for the construction of a wall along the southern border. The demand has caused…

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WTA Finals: Angelique Kerber puts Naomi Osaka on brink of elimination

Angelique Kerber is the currently number two in the WTA singles rankingsAngelique Kerber beat Naomi Osaka at the WTA Finals to leave the US Open champion on the brink of elimination at the group stage. Germany's Kerber, 30, has one win from two in the group, while Osaka, 21, has lost both of her round-robin…

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