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BlackBerry is “dead money,” and there is nothing left in the company that will drive it, believes Strategic Analysis Corporation Chairman Ross Healy. On Thursday, BlackBerry shares closed down 1.53% at $7.10. No driving pillars left for BlackBerry On Thursday […] The post This Portfolio Manager Believes BlackBerry Is ‘Dead Money’ appeared first on ValueWalk.

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President Donald Trump used the word "immigration" just once in his inauguration speech, although he did promised to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Just across from Nogales, Arizona, the Mexican city of the same name showed little interest in the new U.S. president on Friday. We peeked into several coffee shops, bars and restaurants, and not one television was turned to the festivities in Washington. Some residents watched a baseball game. Others, a meeting of cattle herders. That doesn't mean the new administration's policy won't have an effect on Mexico. Cuts to staff at ports of entry could mean long lines to cross the border, and that can have a big impact on retail operations in Arizona. "We're physically in the United States, but we're economically in Mexico. So my business, you know — where 95 percent of my customers come from Northern Mexico — the 5 percent of customers that come from this side of the border, they're in this area because they're doing business with Mexico," said Bruce Bracker, a Nogales, Arizona store owner.  Back in Nogales, Mexico, residents are facing economic strain from a depreciated peso and sharp spikes in gas prices. Bumper stickers and protests decrying the cost of gas are all over the region. And like many communities in the U.S., there are more persistent problems like stagnant wages and lack of opportunity.  We did find one group of businessmen deeply concerned about President Trump's approach to the border: members of the Sinaloa Cartel. Beyond Trump's proposed border wall, they're worried about new enforcement technology — from drones to heat-seeking devices — that could disrupt established drug-smuggling and human trafficking routes. Click the audio player above to hear the full interview.

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Apple always had an image of being an innovator and general leader of all things exciting, but recently, several questions about this were raised. Many accused the company of not being an innovator anymore, claiming that not only it is […] The post Despite Criticism, Apple Inc. Found To Offer Best Experience In Every Category appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Over the last few years, several animal species have been named after the outgoing US President Barack Obama. Science magazine claims that Obama has received this honor more times than any other US President. He has a total of nine […] The post Scientists Name A Tiny Moth After Donald Trump appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Back in 2011 AT&T and Verizon killed off their unlimited wireless data plans, instead replacing them with usage caps and steep (up to $15 per gigabyte) over fees. And while these companies grandfathered the existing unlimited data users at the time, they've spent the lion's share of the last six years waging a not-so-subtle war on these users in an attempt to get them to switch to metered plans. This ranged from AT&T's decision to block Facetime completely for users on unlimited plans, to

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Ran a bit short on time tonight, but the charts have all the info, so I'll let them do all the talking.And:In conclusion, nothing to add beyond the annotations on the charts -- except a quick reminder that everything moves in cycles, including personal wealth advancement.  Allow yourself room to breathe within those cycles -- try to slow down when your personal cycle is on a downswing, and run with it when it's on an upswing.  And trade safe.The original article, and many more, can be found at http://www.PretzelCharts.com

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk praised the decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which not only put the responsibility for the deadly Autopilot accident last year primarily on the driver but also did not order a recall. On […] The post Tesla Cleared In Deadly Crash Case Concerning Autopilot appeared first on ValueWalk.

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With all of the usual caveats about Presidents getting too much credit and blame – this looks tough to beat:     Source: Wall Street Journal   The post Obama’s Stock Market Legacy appeared first on The Big Picture.

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In what may be the latest ISIS-inspired instance of vehicular terrorism, a man deliberately slammed into pedestrians near a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, killing four and injuring more than 20. While the police have said the incident was not terrorism-related, according to some eyewitness reports the driver was yelling "Allahu Akbar" as he was driving. Victoria Police can confirm today's Melbourne CBD incident is not a terrorist incident. To clarify, the term CT stands for Counter

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Ever since Samsung acquired Viv Labs in October last year, there have been widespread speculations that the next-gen flagship Galaxy S8 would have Samsung’s own AI assistant. More recent rumors have reiterated that the S8 will feature Viv-powered AI assistant […] The post These Bixby Features On Galaxy S8 Will Give Siri A Run For Its Money appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Gold’s Gains 15% In Inauguration Years Since 1974 - Gold's average gains in inauguration years of 15% since 1974- First year of new President frequently a time of increased uncertainties and risks- Gold rose 30% in the 12 months after Obama inauguration- Massive political uncertainty - President's conflict with the CIA- 'Strong dollar policy' to end as U.S. has $120 trillion plus debt- Trump inherits Bush and Obama's humongous debt Gold performs well in inauguration years

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President Barack Obama is now ex-President Obama. He's a private citizen now. This got us wondering — how do presidents make money after they leave office? They get a pension from the federal government, but that can only get them so far. Marketplace Weekend Host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Justin Vaughn, an associate professor of politics from Boise State University, to discuss how former presidents keep paying the bills once they move out of the White House. Click on the audio player above to listen to the full interview.

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President Barack Obama is now ex-President Obama. He's a private citizen now. This got us wondering — how do presidents make money after they leave office? They get a pension from the federal government, but that can only get them so far. Marketplace Weekend Host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Justin Vaughn, an associate professor of politics from Boise State University, to discuss how former presidents keep paying the bills once they move out of the White House. Click on the audio player above to listen to the full interview.

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Open Square Capital letter to partners for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. Also see 2016 Hedge Fund Letters Oil Prices Could Be Headed To $100: Andy Hall Dear Limited Partners, 2016 . . . what a year. Just […] The post Open Square Capital Up 31 Percent In Inaugural Year As Bullish Oil Bets Pay Off appeared first on ValueWalk.

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When you think of iconic American products, maybe items like coca cola or Ford trucks come to mind. What about the chicken nugget? Ryan Sutton, chief food critic from Eater, wrote a definitive ranking of U.S. fast-food chicken nuggets. He sat down with us to discuss his list and to do a taste test, of course. Here are a few of his takeaways on the fast food staple: The difference between a chicken nugget and a chicken tender: A chicken nugget is slightly more complicated than a piece of chicken that's simply battered and fried. The simplest way to break it down is a chicken tender is probably something you can usually make at home. A chicken nugget is something that most people would not make at home and that's why it's so good to eat it out at a delicious fast food establishment. On the chicken nugget being a quintessentially American product: [When] you think of old America, you'd think of manufacturing the chicken nugget is not necessarily you know gastronomy the way it is manifested today. You know by you know celebrity chefs with artisan products who cut things with their hand manipulate it minimally and then cook it or riot and serve it beautifully. Chicken nugget is part of the larger food industrial complex. It's a quintessentially American product to me because it has been manipulated. It has been taken from its natural state and it has been transformed.  Why he decided to rank chicken nuggets in the first place: Probably the catalyst for me to review chicken nuggets on this particular month was [that] one of my editors told me that Taco Bell was making chicken nuggets in the shape of a tortilla chip or in the shape of a nacho and I thought well that sounds tasty, or at least that sounds interesting. I tried to find the tortilla chicken nugget [and] I couldn't because it's being test marketed in areas of the country where there is a lower density of full time food writers. There is probably a reason for that. [So] I decided to just review all the other chicken nuggets and put things in perspective.  On how people have been reacting to the rankings: I'm a professional food critic. I've been doing this for over a decade and I can say reasonably nasty things about extremely high profile restaurants in New York, where dinner for two can easily cost over $800, and I'll have sometimes reasonably few comments on those pieces. But the second you start talking trash about someone's fast food chain? Whoa, you better hide out for a while because people have serious opinions, because fast food is the type of food that people grew up with. I think more importantly, for a lot of people of many different income brackets, this is how they primarily interact with food outside of the home. It's a place for them to go, quickly eat food, leave and it's cheap. I think that's one of the important things about food criticism. If we're going to continue to exist, [and in] the next decade as journalism downsizes, [it's important] to simply be more ecumenical in our criticism. If film criticism can regularly have Hollywood movies as a steady dose of their diet, arguably food critics can do the same with the Hollywood of their own industry.  To listen to the full interview, click on the audio above.

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The post Great talk by Charlie Munger on Investing Money, Wall Street and Berkshire Hathaway appeared first on ValueWalk.

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When uninsured people get sick and can’t pay out of pocket, they often go to public hospitals. And the bills they can’t pay get passed down to residents in the form of property taxes. The Affordable Care Act helped some counties lower those taxes by giving states billions of dollars to expand Medicaid. With a repeal pending, what might happen now? Click the above audio player to hear the full story. 

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When uninsured people get sick and can’t pay out of pocket, they often go to public hospitals. And the bills they can’t pay get passed down to residents in the form of property taxes. The Affordable Care Act helped some counties lower those taxes by giving states billions of dollars to expand Medicaid. With a repeal pending, what might happen now? Click the above audio player to hear the full story.  Correction: A previous version of this story had an inaccurate headline. It has been updated.

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Global shares were mixed, equity futures, the dollar and crude rose as investors focused their attention on today's inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. While the early tone is well bid, some traders anticipate a volatile session, with speculation that a bout of "sell the inauguration" could cap the aging Trump rally, which started with his inauguration. Despite last night's Yellen speech which was more dovish than her remarks just 24 hours earlier, and which suggested that the US

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