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Multiple reports suggest early 2025 launch for “Switch 2”
Ars Technica

Nintendo's publishing partners were reportedly told of new plans last week. more…

Stock market today: S&P and Nasdaq futures rise as retail sales dip calms inflation fears
Business Insider

Wall Street cheered an unexpectedly sharp drop in retail sales after inflation in January came in hotter than expected. more…

A recession, investor FOMO, and inflation are threatening the stock market's red-hot rally
Business Insider

Markets are booming, but there's a lot of potential downside risk that investors have to consider, Wall Street pros warn. more…

Google's new AI-powered wingman highlights the challenges of using a tool that could eventually replace you
Business Insider

In today's big story, we're looking at Google's new internal AI model aimed at improving worker efficiency. more…

The hottest trend in U.S. cities? Changing zoning rules to allow more housing
NPR

As Americans struggle to find affordable housing, cities are realizing their own rules have made it too hard and expensive to build the homes they need. Now, some cities are trying to change that. more…

'Step Away From CNBC'
Slashdot.org

Andrew Feinberg, writing for Slate: If you wanted to design a financial channel that would cause investors to underperform the stock market, you'd create CNBC, NBC's financial counterpart that runs on cable news and ostensibly tries to make viewers better inv… more…

US Cities Try Changing Their Zoning Rules to Allow More Housing
Slashdot.org

Tech workers are accused of driving up rents in America's major cities — but in fact, the problem may be everywhere. Half of America's renters "are paying more than a third of their salary in housing costs," reports NPR's Weekend Edition, "and for those looki… more…

Tesla investor Cathie Wood says she's been selling Nvidia stock for some time: 'It has become a check-the-box stock'
Business Insider

"I've watched Nvidia all my career actually since it's gone public. It's a very cyclical stock," Wood told The Wall Street Journal's Dan Rabouin. more…

The epic stock rally will end badly, the AI bubble will burst, and the economy will sink, warns elite investor Jeremy Grantham
Business Insider

Stocks are super expensive and set to disappoint, the AI craze is overblown, and the US economy is "living on air," Jeremy Grantham said. more…

China rolled out a new measure of youth unemployment. It shows the nation's labor market is still a mess, think tank says
Business Insider

"The lower result though, is still about three times the overall unemployment rate in China (5.1 percent)," Atlantic Council's Nicole Goldin wrote. more…

The odds of no interest-rate cuts in 2024 are growing
Business Insider

In today's big story, we're looking at the chances of there being no rate cuts this year, and how the markets would react. more…

A closely watched gauge of economic activity says no recession headed for the US
Business Insider

The gauge declined again in January but for the first time in six months, most of the indicator's components were flashing a positive signal. more…

Funeral directors face backlash after sending older people at a care home Valentine's cards, says report
Business Insider

Residents of a care home for older people in England were sent Valentine's Day cards from funeral directors. more…

Job anxiety is gripping the once-cushy Big Tech industry
Business Insider

Wondering what happened to the free lunches and merch in Big Tech? ZIRP. more…

The operator of Tinder, Hinge, and OkCupid is being sued over claims it made them addictive and puts profit over love
Business Insider

Six plaintiffs are suing Match Group, the operator of dating apps Tinder, OkCupid and Hinger, saying it made them addictive and is focused on profits. more…

The Fed has a very strong case to keep rates higher for longer
Business Insider

Wall Street veterans break down the case for higher-for-longer interest rates as the economy continues to run hot. more…

Side hustles are becoming young people's safety net amid so much economic uncertainty
Business Insider

In today's big story, we're looking at why side hustles are all the rage these days. more…

Reddit reportedly signs $60million annual deal with AI company
ReadWrite

Reddit is allowing access to an “unnamed” artificial intelligence (AI) company ahead of the social platform’s initial public offering (IPO). […] The post Reddit reportedly signs $60million annual deal with AI company appeared first on ReadWrite. more…

Professional Sports Bettors – How to Wager Like a Sports Betting Pro
ReadWrite

Professional sports bettors have been able to do something most of us dream about. They all turned a hobby into […] The post Professional Sports Bettors – How to Wager Like a Sports Betting Pro appeared first on ReadWrite. more…

Electrical Steel: The Material at Heart of the Grid
Hackaday

When thoughts turn to the modernization and decarbonization of our transportation infrastructure, one imagines it to be dominated by exotic materials. EV motors and wind turbine generators need magnets made …read more more…

Why It’s So Hard to Get Kids Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Time

Doses are scarce for young children, and doctors explain why. more…

Woolworths boss quits after TV interview
BBC News

The Australian grocery chief walked out on a reporter when questioned over alleged price-gouging tactics. more…

Altman's Ambition
Substack.com

Sam Altman is not playing around. He wants to build new chip factories in the decidedly unsafe and unfriendly UAE. He wants to build up the world’s supply of energy so we can run those chips. What does he say these projects will cost? Oh, up to seven trillion… more…

Diseconomies of scale in fraud, spam, support, and moderation
Danluu.com

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China’s stock market plays catch-up after data shows biggest travel surge since COVID
MarketWatch

China’s stock market returned from the week-long Lunar New Year break in chipper mood, playing catch-up with a rally in Hong Kong, and with sentiment boosted by some better economic news. more…

Is the stock market open on Presidents Day? Will the post office deliver mail?
MarketWatch

Many businesses, offices and institutions are closed, so here’s what to expect. more…

Nvidia’s stock heads for biggest drop in over a year and biggest market-cap loss ever
MarketWatch

Nvidia is about to report another set of blowout results Wednesday, but Wall Street has come to expect that from the chip giant. more…

China cuts mortgage rates by record amount to help struggling property sector
MarketWatch

China made its biggest ever cut to mortgage rates on Tuesday, as the authorities try to support the struggling property sector, though the response from stock markets was muted. more…

Bloom Energy’s stock rocked as earnings miss, gloomy outlook prompts downgrades
MarketWatch

The separate announcement that Chief Financial Officer Greg Cameron was leaving the company, after four years in the role, was also seen by analysts as a reason to stop buying Bloom Energy’s stock. more…

Dow bounces back from inflation-inspired dive. Here’s the message for investors.
MarketWatch

Investors are shaking off a likely delay when it comes to Federal Reserve rate cuts. more…

Temenos shares slide a second day as short seller’s allegations wipe $2 billion off market cap
MarketWatch

Temenos shares continued to crash on Friday, despite the Swiss technology firm’s attempt to hit back at allegations made by short seller Hindenburg Research . more…

The stock related to Donald Trump’s “Truth Social” is flying high. Before you invest, read this.
MarketWatch

Truth Social, his would-be Twitter rival, is a high-risk, speculative operation with few hard numbers behind it. more…

S&P 500 futures lower as Nvidia dips ahead of earnings midweek
MarketWatch

U.S. stock-index futures moved lower as investors returned from the holiday weekend in cautious mood ahead of earnings reports that will shed light on the health of the consumer and crucial results from AI-darling Nvidia. more…

Why Super Micro’s stock is tanking — and about to snap a nine-day win streak
MarketWatch

Super Micro’s monster run was stalling Friday, as its stock looked to snap its longest winning streak in over seven years. more…

Paramount Global shares fall 6% after Warren Buffett cuts stake
MarketWatch

Shares of Paramount Global traded in the red after hours on Wednesday following the news that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway pared its holdings in the company. more…

Based on hundreds of years of bubbles, this is what may finally halt AI, Magnificent Seven stock run
MarketWatch

Bank of America looked a hundreds of years of financial bubble history and identified a key vulnerability of Magnificent 7 tech stocks. more…

Nvidia may shine again when it reports on Wednesday
MarketWatch

Also, Lyft soars as Uber plans buybacks, health and retirement planning and help with decisions on paying off loans and buying or selling homes. more…

Oil prices edge lower, but on track for weekly gains as traders eye Fed rate path
MarketWatch

Oil futures remain on track for a weekly rise. more…

FuboTV sues to block ESPN, Warner, Fox sports-streaming venture
MarketWatch

FuboTV filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block a new sports-streaming joint venture scheduled to premiere this fall, claiming the ESPN-Warner Bros. Discovery-Fox juggernaut would squeeze Fubo’s ability to carry a small bundle of sports-focused channels that the vent… more…

Small-cap stocks haven’t been this volatile in nearly a year. What it means for the long-suffering sector.
MarketWatch

U.S. small-cap stocks looked ready to take off this year after a mostly lackluster 2023 — but volatility greeted investors over the past week, as uncertainty on when the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates crept back on Wall Street after a mixed batch of … more…

Why Capital One plans to buy Discover in a megamerger of credit giants
MarketWatch

The just-announced $35 billion deal is seen as a way to build scale, with Discover’s payments network currently the smallest of the four U.S.-based ones. more…

Is the U.K. really in recession? Using U.S. concepts, it’d be a tough call.
MarketWatch

Applying how a group that labels recessions in the U.S. to the U.K. shows it would be a tough call. more…

These are the two biggest retirement expenses. Start planning for them now.
MarketWatch

We can’t control everything in life, but we can try to get ahead of these things more…

Wall Street’s ‘mob psychology’ could fuel a dangerous stock meltup, warns top strategist
MarketWatch

Ed Yardeni says giddy Wall Street analysts could be the undoing of this stock market. more…

Bet on battered IPOs, small-caps and retail as rally broadens out, says trader who has been nailing some big calls
MarketWatch

Our call of the day from LaDucTrading.com founder Samantha LaDuc says the stock market has a lot of money still behind it, so it’s hardly broken. more…

AI stocks in the S&P 500 have outperformed this year — and not just the ‘Magnificent Seven’
MarketWatch

It’s not just the top seven companies in the S&P 500 that are benefiting from the stock-market craze around artificial intelligence, according to Bespoke Investment Group. more…

S&P 500 chart is still bullish — even as stronger headwinds hit the market
MarketWatch

Keep a core bullish position and watch for signs of weakness. more…

Even Warren Buffett is no match for the S&P 500
MarketWatch

Berkshire Hathaway stock over the past 20 years has almost precisely equaled the return of the S&P 500. more…

Temenos stock price dives as short-seller Hindenburg takes aim
MarketWatch

Shares in a Swiss software maker plunged as much as 34% on Thursday after short-seller Hindenburg Research accused the company of manipulating its accounts. more…

These mutual fund and ETF investing tips can help you avoid the market’s traps
MarketWatch

Beating an index, more about the “Magnificent Seven,” and AI’s impact on financial advice. more…

Has it become easier to beat index funds?
MarketWatch

The growth of indexing may lead to some stocks being overvalued while others may be undervalued more…

Nvidia’s earnings report could kill the momentum driving U.S. stocks higher, regardless of how it turns out.
MarketWatch

Investors have piled into bullish option bets at the fastest clip in years. This trade could come undone after the chipmaker reports earnings more…

‘Automakers are sweetening deals’: The average new car price is down; inventory is up
MarketWatch

Good new for car shoppers: When dealers have plenty of cars in stock, they offer incentives and discounts to compete for your business. more…

The Dow is due for a change. These sectors may be affected.
MarketWatch

The keepers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average will have to make at least one change to the venerable index next week, and there’s a very good chance they’ll make a couple of others, as well. more…

SolarEdge’s stock plummets 14% as company becomes latest poster child for solar industry’s problems
MarketWatch

Lower demand amid high interest rates and regulatory changes in California, as well as rising inventories, have pummeled solar-power and related industries, and SolarEdge presents a mixed picture to investors. more…

Why DraftKings bulls are cheering, even after a rare earnings miss
MarketWatch

DraftKings is calling for ‘more of the same’ in 2024, and after its blowout stock performance last year, analysts seem enthusiastic. more…

Target takes lesson from dollar stores with new Dealworthy brand
MarketWatch

Target unveiled a new brand featuring products as low as under $1 as consumers push back against higher prices. more…

Cha-Ching! Trump makes $4 billion from his re-election campaign
MarketWatch

Away from the legal headlines, Donald Trump has just made a staggering amount of money, all of it driven by the publicity from his campaign for the White House. more…

Traders are ‘flirting’ with the idea of a Fed rate hike as January meeting minutes loom
MarketWatch

A small probability of another rate hike by the Federal Reserve in the next three months is showing up in options tied to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, according to Ben Emons of NewEdge Wealth in New York. more…

Elliott and JD.com consider battle over U.K retailer
MarketWatch

The latest showdown between the U.S. and China may be taking place on the British high street. more…

I have $1.5 million in stocks and bonds. I asked my broker to convert my bonds to cash. He didn’t and my portfolio fell by $100,000. Can I sue?
MarketWatch

“I also suggested that the company liquidate some growth stocks and either keep the proceeds in cash or invest it in value stocks.” more…

OpenAI’s Sam Altman has plans for AI that could mean big money for Intel
MarketWatch

The semiconductor industry and U.S. policy leaders both see immense value in a strong, U.S.-based foundry for AI chips. more…

Blowout deal: 16-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD gets $850 price drop, limited supply available
AppleInsider

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is a favorite because of the large display and elevated performance, but B&H Photo gives fans even more reason to love it, thanks to a sizable discount on a closeout 1TB model.Take $850 off a 16-inch MacBook Pro from B&H Photo.Shop… more…

When will you be able to play your own Xbox games via the cloud? 'This year' says Xbox lead Phil Spencer.
Windows Central

Microsoft has been working on getting your owned Xbox games into Xbox Cloud Gaming for some time, and apparently, we can expect to see it materialize some time in 2024. more…

Capsule Review: AlphaCool Apex Stealth Metal 120mm Fan
AnandTech

Alphacool, a renowned name in the realm of PC cooling solutions, recently launched their Apex Stealth Metal series of cooling fans. Prior to their launch, the new fans had amassed a significant amount of hype in the PC community, in part because of the unfort… more…

Episode #220: You Got Questions, We Got Answers
A Beautiful Mess

This week, we are answering your questions all about Nova’s meditations, printing art, and publishing a book. You can find the podcast posts archive here. A big thank you to our sponsors! Check out the offers from Indeed, Ritual, BetterHelp, and LMNT. And if … more…

Best VR headsets in 2024
XDA Developers

Discover the best VR headsets for blurring the line between the physical and the virtual more…

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 12) review
XDA Developers

Lenovo's refreshed ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 12) brings a smaller body and improved features, making it better than ever more…

At $9,999, Is This 1995 Mercedes E320 A Shrewd Investment?
Jalopnik

The seller of today’s Nice Price or No Dice E320 wagon claims it comes from “The golden era of Mercedes.” We’ll have to decide if its price tag is just as haughty as that embellishment.Read more... more…

Transcript: Bill Dudley, NY Fed Chief
Ritholtz.com

   The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Bill Dudley, NY Fed Chief, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including any podcast extras, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite po… more…

Amazon Sellers: Inventory Tips & Tactics For 2024 Success via @sejournal, @AMZRobynJohnson
Search Engine Journal

Achieve advertising success on Amazon by controlling inventory performance with this guide. Learn how to optimize your IPI score to increase storage volume and sales. The post Amazon Sellers: Inventory Tips & Tactics For 2024 Success appeared first on Search … more…

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review: Doing (and costing) the most
Android Authority

Is Samsung's latest and greatest worth an ever-increasing stack of dough? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review. more…

U.S. equity market dominance
Marginalrevolution.com

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column: The worldwide dominance of US equities is increasingly obvious. Of the top 10 components of the MSCI global stocks index — which itself now consists of about 70% US stocks — eight are US technology companies. T… more…

How to Start a Medical Supply Business
Small Business Trends

Developing a medical supply business usually involves some proven steps. Here are some key information to start a new business in this field. more…

What is Drop Shipping? Using It in Your eCommerce Business
Small Business Trends

What is drop shipping? It's a way for your small ecommerce business to act like a bigger one by taking and fulfilling more orders. more…

30 Essential eBay Apps for Successful Sellers
Small Business Trends

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How to Sell Digital Products
Small Business Trends

From books to courses and printable templates, here is how to sell digital products online as a full-time business or something to do as a side hustle. more…

What is Cash Flow and Why is it Important for Small Business?
Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends expert opinions on, "What is cash flow?" and why it’s so important to the success of your small business. more…

What Is Facebook Marketplace?
Small Business Trends

Did you know that Facebook Marketplace could help you expand your business? But what is Facebook Marketplace? Find out everything you need to know here! more…

What is Inflation?
Small Business Trends

The term inflation has been hitting the headlines more and more recently. But what is inflation, and what causes it? more…

What is Cyber Monday? Benefits For Your Small Business
Small Business Trends

What is Cyber Monday? Here's an overview of the basics as well as some marketing tips to get more visitors to your eCommerce page. more…

How NIMBYs are helping to turn the public against immigrants
Vox

Polls show American voters turning against immigration. The surge in asylum claims is the primary driver of this backlash. But restrictive zoning policies that force native-born Americans to bid against immigrants for scarce housing adds fuel to the fire. more…

Trump's Truth Social nears Wall Street listing that could yield millions
Politico

The deal could inject some $300 million into the company, which operates Trump’s social media bullhorn, Truth Social. more…

Glasner - the new Palace boss with an 'intensity akin to Klopp'
BBC News

As Oliver Glasner is named Crystal Palace manager, BBC Sport looks at the Austrian with a "genuine talent for revitalising sides" and "intensity akin to Jurgen Klopp". more…

Nvidia is now the third most valuable company, thanks to AI
Quartz India

As of today, Nvidia’s market capitalization—which stands at $1.88 trillion—has now surpassed both the market caps of Amazon ($1.75 trillion) and Alphabet ($1.77 trillion) as of 10:45 ET, making the chipmaker the third most valuable company in the U.S. Nvidia’… more…

Warren Buffett is selling Apple stock and buying Chevron, Oxy, and SiriusXM
Quartz India

Warren Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which owns GEICO and Dairy Queen, sold off about 1% of its stake in Apple in the last quarter of 2023, the company revealed in new SEC filings.Read more... more…

The Nvidia stock surge is now extending to other companies
Quartz India

Call it The Nvidia Bump. After the chip maker disclosed its stake in five publicly traded AI firms this week, including Arm Holdings and Recursion Pharmaceuticals, most of the companies saw their own stock surge.Read more... more…

Nvidia just lost its spot as the third-most valuable company to Google parent Alphabet
Quartz India

Nvidia made waves last week when it surpassed Amazon and Google parent Alphabet to become the third-most valuable company in the U.S. Thanks to the surge, even companies that the AI chipmaker has stakes in felt their own ripple effects of the interest in Nvid… more…

Holiday Inn's parent is giving $1 billion to investors because hotels are popular again
Quartz India

Holiday Inn’s parent company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) did very well last year — so well that its revenue per room (a measure of success in the hotel world) was up 11% from 2019.Read more... more…

Maybe Abercrombie & Fitch should replace Tesla in the 'Magnificent Seven'
Quartz India

Most of the so-called “Magnificent Seven” tech stocks are having a pretty good year so. Apple stock is down 2%, but the big loser of the bunch continues to be Tesla, whose shares have sunk by more than a fifth since the end of 2023. Not so magnificent.Read mo… more…

Amazon is about to boot Walgreens off the Dow
Quartz India

Walgreens Boots Alliance is getting kicked off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and being replaced by Amazon — cementing the e-commerce giant’s influence on the U.S. economy.Read more... more…

Yes, the bitcoin hype cycle is back
Quartz India

It’s safe to say crypto is experiencing renewed interest since the crash of 2022. Bitcoin just hit its highest price since 2021, the SEC’s approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs has investors very excited, and the market cap for all crypto just breached $2 trillion. B… more…

Black investors have always had to risk more to get less, a Wall Street watchdog acknolwedges
Quartz India

On the eve of Black History Month the Financial Education Foundation, an extension of the watchdog Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), released a report analyzing the demographics, habits, and assumptions of investors of color—Black, Hispanic/Lat… more…

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit PT100 RTD Temperature Sensor Amplifier – MAX31865
Adafruit.com

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit PT100 RTD Temperature Sensor Amplifier – MAX31865For precision temperature sensing, nothing beats a Platinum RTD. Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) are temperature sensors that contain a resistor that changes resistance value as i… more…

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit NeoRGB Stemma – NeoPixel to RGB PWM LEDs and Strips – STEMMA JST PH 2mm
Adafruit.com

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit NeoRGB Stemma – NeoPixel to RGB PWM LEDs and Strips – STEMMA JST PH 2mmWhenever we’re working with ‘true analog’ LED strips, that have 1-3 channels of RGB or White LEDs, we wish we had already invented to make wiring them easier: contro… more…

EYE on NPI – Hirose DF40F Series Board-to-Board Connectors #EYEonNPI #digikey #adafruit @DigiKey @adafruit
Adafruit.com

This week’s EYE ON NPI (video) is a sweet valentine, as the Bard famously spoke “What’s in a connector? That which we call a Hirose DF40F Series Board-to-Board connector by any other word would smell as sweet“.OK, well, maybe we chocolate-fudged that referenc… more…

How the songbirds of Rafah help Palestinians cope with the terror of war
Al Jazeera English

Canaries, lovebirds and goldfinches are muffling the sounds of Israel’s terrifying bombardment of Gaza with song. more…

Year of the Dragon: China faces critical moment in push to revive economy
Al Jazeera English

Analysts say Beijing needs to roll out measures to stimulate greater domestic consumption amid slowing growth. more…

Lab-grown diamonds put natural gems under pressure
Phys.Org

The glittering diamonds sparkle the same but there are key differences: mined natural gems are more than a billion years old, while laboratory-made rocks are new and cost less than half the price. more…

NEW PRODUCT – Flora RGB Smart NeoPixel version 3 – Sheet of 20
Adafruit.com

NEW PRODUCT – Flora RGB Smart NeoPixel version 3 – Sheet of 20So, you want lots and lots of NeoPixels? And you want them for less? Not a problem! Here’s a sheet of Flora NeoPixels fresh from the (reflow) oven. Cut them off as you need ’em and save a pretty pe… more…