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    Microsoft stock rallies as Morgan Stanley ‘conservatively estimates’ a 10% dividend hike soon

    Microsoft stock rallies as Morgan Stanley ‘conservatively estimates’ a 10% dividend hike soon

    The shares of Microsoft Corp. rose on Tuesday to defy the sell-off in the broader stock market as the software giant is expected to announce another dividend hike later this week. The stock MSFT, +1.08%…

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    Ford’s stock jumps Tuesday after vehicle maker hires former Apple, Tesla executive

    Ford’s stock jumps Tuesday after vehicle maker hires former Apple, Tesla executive

    Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that it had hired the executive responsible for Apple’s automotive operations, and stocks rose immediately. ford F, + 0.66% announced that Doug Field will serve as Chief Advanced Technology and…

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    Is the U.S. stock market open on Labor Day?

    Is the U.S. stock market open on Labor Day?

    It’s unofficially the last hurray of summer for Wall Street investors. The US financial markets will close on Monday, September 6th, for a three-day weekend in the US for Labor Day, after what has been…

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    Why Robinhood may be more than a ‘meme stock phenomenon’

    Why Robinhood may be more than a ‘meme stock phenomenon’

    Robinhood Markets Inc.’s shares rose Monday after gaining a handful of new fans on Wall Street who praised the company’s unique positioning. At least eight Wall Street analysts began reporting on Robinhood stock HOOD, +…

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    What the Afghan government’s collapse might mean for the U.S. stock market

    What the Afghan government’s collapse might mean for the U.S. stock market

    After 20 years in the shadows, the Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan, questioning stability in the Middle East and fueling potential unrest in the US financial markets over a weekend of political developments.…

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    If you’re nervous about the stock market at record highs, consider these five companies that are loved by the smart money

    If you’re nervous about the stock market at record highs, consider these five companies that are loved by the smart money

    MARKETWATCH FRONT PANEL Corporate insiders and professional investors buy shares in Alibaba, Chegg and Activision Blizzard, among others. See full story. If we take these five steps now, we can avert a climate catastrophe The…

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    Disney produces best earnings and sales since before pandemic, stock pops 5% higher

    Disney produces best earnings and sales since before pandemic, stock pops 5% higher

    Walt Disney Co. reported its strongest sales and earnings since the COVID-19 pandemic began on Thursday, sending shares up more than 5% in after-hours trading. Disney DIS, +0.67% reported net income of $ 918 million,…

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    Opinion: One look at junk bonds tells you that stock investors now are too bullish

    Opinion: One look at junk bonds tells you that stock investors now are too bullish

    Here’s another indication that investors are dangerously exuberant now: the junk bond spread has rarely been lower than it is today. This is worrying because previous low junk bond spread opportunities often preceded periods of…

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    Robinhood’s big day proves it’s the first meta–‘meme stock’

    Robinhood’s big day proves it’s the first meta–‘meme stock’

    Robinhoods HOOD, + 50.41% The metaphysical journey from the meme stick launchpad to the meme stick itself is complete. It didn’t even take a week. The royalty-free trading app was halted Wednesday morning after the…

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    Affirm stock rallies after report of plans to work with Apple in Canada

    Affirm stock rallies after report of plans to work with Apple in Canada

    An already busy week in the Buy It Now and Pay Later (BNPL) market got even busier Tuesday after a report suggested Apple Inc. plans to partner with Affirm Holdings Inc. on an installment offering…