Tesla’s shares drop as Musk gives bizarre earnings call

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Description: CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal speaks about Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk’s recent lashing out at analysts. Tesla’s shares drop as Musk gives bizarre earnings call from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: May 03, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/05/03/teslas-shares-drop-as-musk-gives-bizarre-earnings-call.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues faced by CEOs at public meetings with analysts? Do you think… Read more »

A family was billed $937 for a baby’s ointment—and that’s more than most Americans can afford

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Description: In an incident recently reported by Vox, a one-year-old named Margot managed to tie a hair around her toe, causing it to swell and bleed. Her parents Bradley and Becky Sroka became concerned when Band-aids didn’t suffice, so they sought help. Since it was a Saturday, their pediatrician’s office was closed and Bradley’s doctor’s office… Read more »

Tesla Has a Problem, and It’s Not the Model 3

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Description: With all the car-making troubles that are hounding Tesla Inc. these days — from the Model 3 bottlenecks to the furious cash burn — it’s easy to overlook the company’s SolarCity headache. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Apr 06, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-06/hidden-by-model-3-mess-tesla-s-other-problem-is-about-to-emerge Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the financial problems at Tesla? What are… Read more »

Remington Was Turned Down by 30 Lenders After School Shooting

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Description: For Remington Outdoor Co., one of the oldest firearms makers in the U.S., not even going bankrupt is easy these days. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-29/gunmaker-gets-loan-from-jpmorgan-franklin-after-others-said-no Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the connection between financing and social issues facing managers? Which other industries do think might face similar… Read more »

Blackberry CEO Chen on Big Tech, Innovation and Jaguar

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Description: Blackberry CEO Chen on Big Tech, Innovation and Jaguar Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-22/blackberry-ceo-chen-on-big-tech-innovation-and-jaguar-video Questions for discussion: Why is John Chen confident that Blackberry can reach $30 per share in the short run? Is Blackberry presenting itself as the IT answer to data security? Do you think the… Read more »

Even With Takeover Bid Blocked, Qualcomm ‘Is in a Tight Spot’

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Description: SAN FRANCISCO — President Trump appeared to bail out Qualcomm on Monday by blocking Broadcom’s hostile takeover attempt of the chip maker, citing national security fears about China. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/technology/takeover-qualcomm-blocked-troubles.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the situation at Qualcomm? What do you think will happen? What… Read more »

25 Surprising Facts About Warren Buffett

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Description: From buying his first stock at age 11 to having his face on Cherry Coke cans in China, these Warren Buffett facts might surprise you. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 05, 2018 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290381?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report has to say about Warren Buffett that relates to investment thinking? Are you surprised… Read more »

All the times Ackman’s $1 billion bet against Herbalife should have been unwound

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Description: Bill Ackman had vowed to take his short bet against Herbalife to the ‘end of the Earth’ Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/all-the-times-ackmans-1-billion-bet-against-herbalife-should-have-been-unwound-2018-02-28 Questions for discussion: What are the lessons short sellers should take away from this report? What is your opinion of Bill Ackman’s stratregic thinking?

Does Wells Fargo Have a Plan?

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Description: Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan has said it to customers, shareholders, and employees. The bank ran television commercials to make sure nobody missed it. In October he flew to Washington to say it to Congress: He’s sorry for how the bank abused consumers. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 01, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-01/does-wells-fargo-have-a-plan Questions… Read more »

Art Cashin: Once the 10-year yield hits 3% ‘all hell’ could break loose

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Description: It could be a bad day for the markets once the yield on the benchmark10-year Treasury hits 3 percent, closely followed trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 22, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/art-cashin-once-the-10-year-yield-hits-3-percent-all-hell-could-break-loose.html Questions for discussion: What is the significance of 10-year treasuries hitting 3%, according to Art Cashin?… Read more »