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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: Amazon.com – Amazon remains on watch following another round of criticism from President Trump, who repeated that Amazon has unfair advantages and that he will study policies that will “level the playing field.” PayPal – Amazon is considering the use of its Alexa personal assistant
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The Facebook data scandal showed that the group of technology stocks known as the FANGs were operating in a “kind of fairyland,” one analyst told CNBC Thursday, with J.P. Morgan adding that it is “switching preferences” away from just internet stocks. FANGs refer to shares of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet-owned Google. Tech stocks have
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Fellow streaming and media giant Netflix may provide a roadmap for Spotify’s future stock performance, according to one analyst. Spotify’s stock started trading on Tuesday in an unusual public offering — one that lacks many formalities, like a traditional roadshow, that help Wall Street figure out what to expect. But Michael Morris, analyst at Guggenheim
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Monday’s broad-based sell-off pushed stocks below important technical levels, signaling more pain ahead for the market. “The story you just can’t avoid is the cracking leadership of this market,” said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Leuthold Group. In afternoon trading, 10 of 11 major S&P sectors were trading at correction levels Monday, 10 percent
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The “long knives” have been drawn for Facebook after a slew of criticism over its data privacy practices, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. Cramer was particularly surprised by Apple CEO Tim Cook‘s recent comments about Facebook’s data leak. Cook criticized the social media company during an interview Wednesday with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris
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One theme that could continue to weigh on the sector for months to come is regulation. Though talk of regulation has mostly focused on Facebook, the social network’s data crisis could spill over to other big tech companies. On Monday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley called on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to testify at a hearing
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Starbucks’ big expansion into Asia will underperform the company’s guidance, according to one Wall Street firm. Wedbush Securities lowered its rating to neutral from outperform for Starbucks shares, predicting the company’s sales growth will come in below expectations next year. Starbucks management said Jan. 31 that the company’s China business will represent approximately 25 percent
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Several states say online retailers should have to collect sales tax, even in those where the companies don’t have a physical presence. The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that states couldn’t collect sales taxes gathered by mail-order catalog companies unless the firms had a physical presence in a state. South Dakota and several other states
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The market has changed. A couple weeks ago, it was all about tariffs and China trade wars. Now, there’s new uncertainty around earnings and how it may impact the market leader, technology. A social media crisis with Facebook that may also affect other social media stocks and Alphabet potentially as well. Driverless-car issues affecting Nvidia
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The tech sector sell-off is not just about Facebook’s data scandal anymore. Several of the market’s favorite technology stocks tanked as investors grew concerned over the companies’ ambitious growth following new developments Tuesday. The NYSE FANG index fell 5.6 percent on Tuesday and is down 6 percent over the last week, its worst showing since
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