Investors having a strong stomach for extreme volatility could take advantage of beaten down prices with lower risk in a basket form.
Nu Skin (NUS) has been exhibiting robust growth in its ageLOC Me and ageLOC Youth products, which has encouraged management to continue with its innovation and product launches.
The New York Times Company (NYT) moved big last session, as its shares rose over 8% on the day.
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Dr Pepper Snapple's (DPS) second-quarter results were driven by solid growth of allied brands and substantial productivity improvement.
Both Altria's (MO) earnings and revenues grew in the second quarter driven by higher net revenues in the smokeable and smokeless products segments, offsetting the decline in Wine segment.
The trend remains your friend if financials have been overweighted in your portfolio. Measured by one-year performance, this sector is red hot in absolute and relative terms, based on a set of proxy ETFs. Tech is a close second for one-year sector returns. Goldman Sachs forecasts that the pair will hold on to their leadership […]
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Wednesday he will contact federal agencies over the "leak" of his financial disclosures, which he called a "felony," despite the forms being publicly accessible."In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45" Scaramucci tweeted late Wednesday.The tweet followed POLITICO’s publication of Scaramucci’s financial disclosures filed in the course of his employment with the Export-Import Bank. The documents are publicly available on request. Scaramucci subsequently deleted the tweet and replaced it with another disavowing widespread speculation that his message implied that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus should be investigated. “Wrong! Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince 45.” The newly appointed White House communications director has made cracking down on White House leaks a staple of his early tenure. On Tuesday, Scaramucci threatened "to fire everybody" to stop the flow of leaks to the press, which have fueled numerous damaging reports about the administration. During an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity," Scaramucci blasted the "swamp" and "cesspool" of Washington for driving leaks in the West Wing, while praising beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his efforts to crack down on would-be leakers at the Justice Department. A spokesperson for the DOJ responded to Scaramucci's comments on Fox by denouncing the "staggering number of leaks" occurring under President Donald Trump's first six months on office. "We have seen an astonishing increase in the number of leaks of classified national security information in recent months," spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores told POLITICO. "We agree with Anthony that these staggering number of leaks are undermining the ability of our government to function and to protect this country. She added: "Like the Attorney General has said, 'whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,' and we will aggressively pursue leak cases wherever they may lead.
Every person reading this has used a plastic bottle, many of whom likely used one in the past day or week. Plastic, in the recent decades, has become a staple of convenience and a modern lifestyle.
Curt Mills Politics, Europe The sudden, improbable rise of Jacob Rees-Mogg. A specter is haunting Britain—the specter of Moggmentum. Amid the continuing chaos in the United Kingdom’s ruling Conservative Party, Jacob Rees-Mogg, a forty-eight-year-old backbench member of Parliament, is currently experiencing a wildly improbable spike in his political fortunes. The aristocratic Mogg—for years considered more curiosity than contender—has in recent days vaulted to the forefront of speculation over who could one day, perhaps very soon, succeed Prime Minister Theresa May. The father of six, a practicing Catholic, is so old-school one almost gets the sense he’s itching to relitigate the 1688 Glorious Revolution. “I think Mass can be too noisy and guitars should be banned,” Rees-Mogg mused in 2013. “In any normal time, he would be dismissed as too ridiculous a figure to lead a party, but these are hardly normal times,” Freddy Gray, an editor at the British conservative magazine the Spectator, a staple of Britain’s right wing, told me. “I mean, consider the fact that Jeremy Corbyn is a strong favorite to be Britain’s next prime minister . . . a character like Mogg starts to appear not just credible, but attractive, as a future prime minister.” Read full article
FLIR Systems' (FLIR) second-quarter 2017 results witnessed strong top-line growth, fueled by robust momentum in its commercial products and positive performance across most segments.
TE Connectivity's (TEL) third-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings beat was driven by broad-based top-line expansion.
To counter the downtrend in the print revenues, publishing companies are adapting to the changing face of the multi-platform media universe.
The tobacco stocks belong to the broader Consumer Staples sector and the second-quarter earnings' numbers for the sector looks decent.
A highly readable and startling history uses individual testimonies to strip away the layers of myth and misunderstanding that surround this devastating conflictFour generations have been born since the end of the second world war. The infants of today – “Generation Z” in demography-speak – are the great-great-grandchildren of the wartime generation. Since the defeat of Germany and the capitulation of Japan, countless terrible conflicts have been fought, and tens of millions have died in them. Indeed the numbers killed in wars since 1945 will, in the coming decades, inevitably exceed the death toll of the second world war. Yet even as we approach the third decade of the 21st century, and as 1945 slowly slips beyond living memory, it remains the case that when we talk about “the war”, everyone understands that we are referring to the calamitous conflict of 1939-45.The borders between numerous nations, the widespread acceptance of the principle of national self-determination, the transnational institutions that for 70 years have attempted to order the world economy, and the political power still ascribed to the victorious nations of 1945 are all legacies of the war. Yet, as Keith Lowe powerfully argues, the seemingly simple fact that the war made the modern world does reward further examination. The conflict remains a staple of TV, publishing and cinema – two second world war movies, Churchill and Dunkirk, are currently on release in the UK. Meanwhile, our understanding of what the war meant to the people whose lives it shaped – both combatants and civilians – is distorted by layers of myth, the lingering echoes of wartime propaganda and the act of forgetting. Continue reading...
Dave Majumdar Security, Or is it just a dream? Long a staple of science fiction movies, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is hoping to turn railguns into a practical reality onboard tomorrow’s warships. As part of its efforts, the ONR is ready to demonstrate its electromagnetic railgun technology during field trials at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division's new railgun Rep-Rate Test Site at Terminal Range. "Railguns and other directed-energy weapons are the future of maritime superiority," Dr. Thomas Beutner, head of ONR's Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department said at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo. "The U.S. Navy must be the first to field this leap-ahead technology and maintain the advantage over our adversaries." Railguns rely on electromagnets to launch a metallic projective—dispensing with chemical propellants. In the case of the Navy, the service has developed a new next-generation, low-drag, guided round called the High-Velocity Projectile (HVP) that it intends to use in conjunction with the railgun. The HVP—which can also be fired from conventional cannons—would be able to hit targets at ranges of over 100 nautical miles at speeds exceeding Mach 6. “That velocity allows projectiles to rely on kinetic energy for maximum effect, and reduces the amount of high explosives needed on ships,” according to the ONR. Theoretically, a railgun would allow the Navy to take full advantage of the capabilities of HVP because of the increased amount of launch energy the new weapon should be able to impart to the shell. “With its increased velocity, precision guidance and extended range, the railgun realizes the full range of the HVP's scalable lethality,” the ONR states. According to the ONR, the railgun has already been tested at low muzzle energy while firing multiple shot salvoes—what the Navy calls repetition rate of fires or rep-rates. Now, the Navy hopes to incrementally increase the amount of energy flowing through the weapon while also increasing the salvo size and rate of fire. “Railgun rep-rate testing will be at 20 megajoules by the end of the summer and at 32 megajoules by next year,” an ONR release stated. “To put this in perspective, one megajoule is the equivalent of a one-ton vehicle moving at 160 miles per hour.” Read full article