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Wall Street Journal US BusinessFeb 23, 2018
Trump to Unveil 'Largest Ever' Set of Sanctions on North Korea
President Trump will unveil a new set of sanctions against North Korea, which he will call "the largest ever." The sanctions will "further cut off" sources of revenue and fuel for Pyongyang's nuclear program, according to the president.

Reuters Company NewsFeb 23, 2018
UPDATE 3-General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion
* General Mills shares fall 3 percent (Adds analyst comment, General Mills CEO quote, updates share prices)

MarketWatch Breaking NewsFeb 23, 2018
Need to Know: Think bull market is near endgame? These stocks still look good
Need to Know: Think bull market is near endgame? These stocks still look good

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
Capitol Report: Live video: Trump delivers remarks at CPAC
President Donald Trump is due to deliver remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, in which he may address topics including North Korea and the recent shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school.

Reuters BusinessFeb 23, 2018
Tech stocks pull Wall Street higher at open
(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, led by gains in technology stocks.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Tech stocks pull Wall Street higher at open (Reuters Company News)

MarketWatch MarketPulseFeb 23, 2018
S&P downgrades General Mills to BBB vs. BBB-plus after $8 billion Blue Buffalo deal
S&P Global Ratings downgraded General Mills Inc. to BBB from BBB-plus on Friday, after the company said it is acquiring Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. for about $8.0 billion. The new rating is just two notches above speculative, or "junk" status. The rating agency said it expects General Mills to finance the deal with a combination of new debt, cash on hand and equity, raising its leverage to about 4.5 times from 3.2 times for the 12 months to Nov. 26, 2017. "The downgrade reflects our belief that General Mills' pro forma credit protection measures will deteriorate following this acquisition and will remain weaker than our prior expectations for several years after the close of the transaction," analyst Bea Chiem wrote in a report. S&P expects management to meet their pledge to restore credit measures by issuing equity and suspending its dividend. "We expect General Mills to be able to effectively integrate Blue Buffalo and continue to grow the brand and gain market share at food, drug, and mass retailers," said Chiem.

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The Wall Street Journal: General Mills to acquire pet-products maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion (MarketWatch)

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
Market Snapshot: Dow rises 130 points as investors await further Fed guidance
U.S. stocks climb Friday as U.S. stocks look set to end an up-and-down stretch of trade on a high note, amid consternation about rising bond yields and the reemergence of long-stagnant inflation.

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Dow jumps 150 points as stock market tries to end choppy week on a high note (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
Currencies: Dollar holds to modest gain as Fed officials line up to speak
The U.S. dollar edged up against some major rivals Friday, helping to keep a gauge of the greenback's performance on course for a weekly win, but the market will look for further clues about the path of borrowing rates in remarks by Federal Reserve officials.

Reuters Company NewsFeb 23, 2018
UPDATE 5-China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted
* Anbang chairman Wu Xiaohui prosecuted (Adds Anbang informing companies of no plans to sell stakes in paras 9-11)

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China's big conglomerates are no longer buying up the world - CNNMoney (Google Business News)

Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
General Mills Gets Pet-Friendly, Buying Blue Buffalo for $8B - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report


FILE - This Sept. 20, 2011, file photo shows a box of General Mills' Fiber One cereal, in Philadelphia. General Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. in a deal valued at about $8 billion. General Mills Inc. will pay $40 per Blue Buffalo share


Forbes HeadlinesFeb 23, 2018
Stocks Appear Poised To Open Higher In Early Going; Will They Stay There?
The markets look poised for strength in the early going, but we've seen that quite a few times this week before a late-day meltdown. Let's see if today might be any different.

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Western Digital stock jumps after Stifel resumes coverage with buy rating (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

NYTimes BusinessFeb 23, 2018
Bank and Enterprise Rent-a-Car to Cut Ties to N.R.A. After Customer Outcry
The First National Bank of Omaha said it would withdraw its N.R.A. Visa card, and Enterprise said it was ending a discount program for members of the gun-rights group.

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#BoycottNRA: Bank and car rental giants are cutting ties with the NRA (USA Today Money)

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
Metals Stocks: Gold on track for biggest weekly drop this year
Gold prices slipped Friday and headed for their biggest weekly decline so far this year as the dollar stabilized from its drop to a three-year low last week.

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
NewsWatch: These stocks still look good even with the ‘end game' coming
The short week and the Winter Olympics are winding down, but is it also the home stretch for the bull market?

NYTimes BusinessFeb 23, 2018
DealBook Briefing: Businesses Jump Into the Gun Control Debate
As some companies start cutting ties with the N.R.A., pressure is growing on big investors to reconsider their links to the weapons industry.

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
Need to Know: These stocks still look good even with the ‘end game' coming
The short week and the Winter Olympics are winding down, but is it also the home stretch for the bull market?

Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
Twice-diverted United Airlines plane skids off runway in Green Bay - CBS News

CBS News


A United Airlines Flight bound from Houston to Minneapolis made two unscheduled landings and ran off the runway after the second early Friday, the carrier says. United says Flight 878 was first sent to Madison, Wisconsin due to severe weather in



Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
#BoycottNRA: Enterprise car rentals, Omaha bank sever gun lobby ties as boycott movement gains steam - Washington Post

Washington Post


Two major companies, Enterprise Holdings Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association Thursday as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picked up steam. Enterprise is the parent company of three


FT.com - USFeb 23, 2018
Students take the lead in US gun control debate
Survivors of Florida school shooting press for change and hold lawmakers to account

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Companies Are Starting to Back Away From the Gun Industry and NRA - Fortune (Google Business News)

FT.com - USFeb 23, 2018
China seizes Anbang in move to curb dealmakers
Ex-chairman Wu Xiaohui charged with economic crimes as Beijing targets conglomerates

MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
The Tell: Why stock-market investors should stop worrying and learn to love rising bond yields
Interest rates are rising for the right reasons as far as the stock market is concerned, says BMO's Brian Belski.

USA Today MoneyFeb 23, 2018
22 states and DC are suing the FCC in last-ditch effort to preserve net neutrality
Publication in the Federal Register opens a 60 day window for a Congressional measure. But that's a long shot.        

Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
Anbang and the Financialization of China's Economy - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


China's Anbang Insurance went from zero to too-big-to-fail in the blink of an eye. It is a lesson in how quickly China's financial problems grow—and how much is left to clean up. Beijing said Friday that the state is taking direct control of Anbang
China Prosecuting Tycoon Who Consi


Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
RBS shares drop 4% on fears of heavy US fines - business live - The Guardian

The Guardian


Eurozone inflation has come in at 1.3% in January, in line with expectations and down from 1.4% in December. In the wider European Union, the rate was 1.6% compared to 1.7% in December, according to statistics agency Eurostat. It said: The lowest


Washington Post BusinessFeb 23, 2018
Wall Street's Favorite Tax Break Dented, Not Ended: QuickTake
Users of the social-media service who are on the far-right fringe politically are complaining of discrimination.

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Wall Street rebounds as markets await Fed speakers (FT.com - Financial Markets)

Forbes HeadlinesFeb 23, 2018
How Tax Reform Will Impact How Your Business Engages Independent Contractors
Tax code changes may have more workers going independent than ever before. Will your organization be prepared?

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Asking A Business School For More Money? Six Tips For Closing The Deal (Forbes Headlines)
WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Taxing Question for Business Owners, Medicare Hike, Adviser Voice (WSJ MoneyBeat)

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestFeb 23, 2018
8-K - NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (0000810509) (Filer)
2018-02-23 0001437749-18-003184 20 KB
Item 8.01: Other Events


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10-K - EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC (0000746515) (Filer) (SEC.gov Updates: News Digest)
8-K/A - Riverview Financial Corp (0001590799) (Filer) (SEC.gov Updates: News Digest)

Forbes HeadlinesFeb 23, 2018
Video Games Can Destroy Relationships -- Here's How
The key to a successful marriage is picking your battles. Demanding that your spouse choose between you and video games may be a battle you might want to avoid. Cartoon by Steve Napierski.

Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
Customer anger grows as BB&T outage continues due to data center 'malfunction' - Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer


BB&T continued to report a service outage Friday morning, impacting millions of customers who tried to use ATMs or do online banking. Customer frustration and anger appears to be growing by the hour on social media, as the bank vaguely blamed "an
'Technical issue' at BB&T Bank hits ATMs, digital banking


WSJ MoneyBeatFeb 23, 2018
Stocks to Watch: HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Blue Buffalo, Intuit, Herbalife, Albemarle, First Solar
Among the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday's session are HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Intuit and Herbalife.

Reuters Company NewsFeb 23, 2018
BRIEF-Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Q4 GAAP Earnings Per Share Of $0.36
* PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT REPORTS 2017 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS

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BRIEF-Guyana Goldfields Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share $0.08 (Reuters Company News)
BRIEF-PSEG Reports Q4 Non-GAAP Operating Earnings $0.57 Per Share (Reuters Company News)

Inc.comFeb 23, 2018
Want to Build a Great Marketing Strategy? Start by Making Human Connections--Here's How
In today's mass-reach world, it is easy to be blinded by scale. But in a world of seemingly infinite reach, that one-to-one connection is more valuable than ever.

CNN/MoneyFeb 23, 2018
China seizes control of insurer that owns the Waldorf Astoria
The Chinese government has seized control of a deal-hungry insurance firm that owns major assets in the U.S. including the Waldorf Astoria, and is prosecuting the company's chairman.

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WSJ City: China Seizes Control of Anbang, RBS Posts First Profit in Decade (WSJ MoneyBeat)

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestFeb 23, 2018
D/A - Massey Quick Multi Manager Equity Fund QP LP (0001594883) (Filer)
2018-02-23 0001594883-18-000002 8 KB
Item 3C: Investment Company Act Section 3(c)
Item 3C.7: Section 3(c)(7)


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D/A - A.W. JONES FUND, LTD. (0001543952) (Filer) (SEC.gov Updates: News Digest)

USA Today MoneyFeb 23, 2018
General Mills buys Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion: 'Wholesome' pet food proves appealing
The acquisition catapults General Mills into the growing market for natural pet foods.        

Google Business NewsFeb 23, 2018
General Mills to Buy Pet-Food Maker Blue Buffalo for About $8 Billion - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


General Mills has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for about $8 billion, as the food giant looks for a piece of the fast-growing natural pet-food market. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News. By. Cara Lombardo. Cara Lombardo. The Wall Street
General Mills buys Blue Buffalo Pet Pr


MarketWatch MarketPulseFeb 23, 2018
General Mills buying pet foods maker Blue Buffalo in $8 billion cash deal
General Mills Inc. said Friday it's purchasing pet foods maker Blue Buffalo Inc. for $40 a share in cash, or roughly $8 billion. General Mills said the deal will immediately add to its net sales growth and operating margin profile, and is expected to be neutral to cash per-share earnings in fiscal 2019. Shares of Blue Buffalo jumped 17% in premarket trade Friday. "The $30 billion U.S. pet food market is generating consistent 3%-4% growth and is highly attractive for retailers," General Mills said in a statement. Blue Buffalo makes natural food and treats for dogs and cats. "The wholesome natural market represents approximately 10% of the pet food market in volume and approximately 20% in value," said General Mills. The deal is expected to close by the end of the General Mills's fiscal 2018.

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MarketWatchFeb 23, 2018
Europe Markets: European stocks struggle to find impetus to follow U.S. lead higher
European stocks sought firm direction Friday, with investors wading through a pile of corporate updates as they waited for remarks from Federal Reserve officials who may give more insight into the central bank's thinking on interest rates.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares rebound as fidgety US rate fears shift again (Reuters Company News)

KiplingerFeb 23, 2018
Passing the Social Security Benefits Earnings Test
Bone up on strategies that will get you the maximum Social Security benefits you've earned.

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestFeb 23, 2018
10-K - Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (0001385280) (Filer)
2018-02-23 0001564590-18-002969 26 MB

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestFeb 22, 2018
24F-2NT - Invesco Unit Trusts Taxable Income Series 544 (0001608178) (Filer)
2018-02-22 0001528621-18-000417 4 KB

USA Today MoneyFeb 22, 2018
U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuters        

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Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield pulls back from 4-year high as investors dip toe into bond market (MarketWatch)

Reuters Company NewsFeb 22, 2018
UPDATE 1-States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.

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Why states might win the net neutrality war against the FCC - Ars Technica (Google Business News)

MarketWatch MarketPulseFeb 22, 2018
Trade Desk shares surge 12% after adjusted earnings beat
Trade Desk Inc. shares shot up in the extended session Thursday after better-than-expected 2018 guidance and adjusted earnings beat analyst models. Trade Desk shares rose 12.6% after hours. The company reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.8 million, or 38 cents a share, compared with $10.3 million, or 24 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were 55 cents a share. Revenue rose to $102.6 million from $72.4 million in the year-ago period. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated adjusted earnings of 44 cents a share on revenue of $101.7 million. For the first quarter, analysts model adjusted earnings of 10 cents a share on sales of $64.4 million. The company said it expected first-quarter sales of $73 million and full-year sales of "at least" $403 million; analysts modeled full-year sales of $391.3 million. Trade Desk stock has gained 41% in the past year, with the S&P 500 index rising 14%.

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WSJ AsiaFeb 22, 2018
Chinese Regulator Seizes Anbang
China's insurance regulatory agency took control of hard-charging, acquisitive Anbang Insurance, saying the action is needed to avoid a collapse of the firm following suspected illegal activity and the downfall of its once-highflying chairman.

WSJ AsiaFeb 22, 2018
The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos
This use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election. Tech companies, which are under fire, struggle to screen for indications photos might have been distorted or taken out of context.

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The Facebook Journalism Project Teamed Up With the Society of Professional Journalists (AdWeek News)
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USA Today MoneyFeb 22, 2018
Everything you need to know about Airbnb's newest features event
There were a lot of new announcements.        

CNN/MoneyFeb 22, 2018
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made $638 million last year
Snapchat may have struggled during its first year as a public company, but you wouldn't know it from the CEO's pay.

FT.com - TelecomsFeb 22, 2018
Silvio Berlusconi vs Vincent Bolloré: Europe's battle of the media barons
Mediaset and Vivendi go to court next week just days before the former prime minister's party competes in Italian elections

MarketWatchFeb 22, 2018
The New York Post: Officer at Florida high school who did ‘nothing' during shooting resigns
A Florida sheriff's officer who did "nothing" during the Parkland school shooting last week has resigned in disgrace, officials said Thursday.

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Forbes HeadlinesFeb 22, 2018
5 Buys Perfect For Rising Interest Rates
If you're like most dividend investors, you're probably keeping a nervous eye on bond yields right now.

Yahoo BusinessFeb 22, 2018
How Much Will I Get From Social Security if I Make $100,000?
How much can six-figure earners expect from their Social Security retirement benefits?


FT.com - USFeb 22, 2018
Rising interest rates punish US power sector
Heavily indebted utilities shore up balance sheets as financing costs increase

Inc.comFeb 15, 2018
United Airlines Is Making Radical Changes to How You Board Its Planes (Are You Sure You're Ready for This?)
Will this be less of a mess? Or more?
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