On the Street

Republican Tax Cuts Send Apple to New Heights

In its second quarter 10-Q released on May 1, the Cupertino, California-based company said it would put in place a new $100 billion share buyback program and increase its quarterly dividend by 16 percent. To put it in perspective, Apple’s stock buyback is the size of the GDP of Ecuador, and due in large part to President Trump’s tax cut ...

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Amazon Headquarters Search is not all about Money

The allure of Amazon and its second headquarters coming to your town with 50,000 jobs can be exciting and overwhelming. The first cut has been made from 238 applicants down to 20. Amazon really should have come up with a mini-series, or promotion like the NFL draft, to popularize their move exponentially. As with sports, getting cut hurts, and you ...

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Facebook to Offer New Dating Service

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here comes Facebook with an apologetic new service that will appear to make you happy, while gobbling up more of your personal data. News of the dating service was released by CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a presentation at Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference. “If we’re focused on helping ...

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Ford Staying Innovative and Ahead of the Curve

Car historians and gearheads alike are taken aback by the recently announced move by Ford Motor Company that it will no longer make traditional sedan models in an effort to save costs and focus on SUVs. Before you stand on a chair and wrap the Venetian blinds around your neck, not to worry, the Mustang made the cut. While car ...

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Trump Tax Cuts Will Increase Retail Sales

The question you have to ask yourself; what will I do with extra tax money from the Trump tax cuts this year. That’s a tough one for both you and economic analysts. On one hand, you would love to save, and increase the abysmal U.S. individual savings rate. On the other hand, it sure would be nice to have less ...

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Trump Conservative to Present A Solution to Global Climate Change That Even Skeptics Will Like

For the last ten years, the global warming controversy has continued to inspire a public debate. Ever since the U.S. pulled out of the Paris accord, environmentalists and Democrats have been outraged claiming that the planet earth is now doomed.  While, on the other hand, climate change deniers often argue that there isn’t enough evidence proving that Climate Change is ...

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Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress This Week

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before Congress regarding the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal on Tuesday. It appears as though the social network’s founder is feeling the pressure from the public and lawmakers because last month, Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook’s leading engineers and lawyers would be more appropriate to answer Congress’s questions. “If it is ever ...

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Facebook Puts Health Research Project on Hold Amid Privacy Concerns

Facebook has decided to pause a patient data harvesting program it says was intended to help connect doctors with patients in need of specialized care. The decision, announced Thursday, comes amid increasing criticism regarding the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal. The health research project, led by Stanford cardiologist Freddy Abnousi, aimed to combine anonymized medical data (provided by hospitals) with ...

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The Ali-Frasier Battle of Tariff Heavyweights: China versus the U.S.

The U.S. landed the first punch in what is now a heavyweight title bout with China over trade tariffs. President Trump unleashed $50 billion of tariffs on Chinese goods to begin round one, and finished with accusations of the Chinese theft of intellectual property from U.S. companies. The Chinese government counterpunched by striking the U.S. with tariffs on about $3 ...

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