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Upstart stock drops after earnings, but CEO says he's 'confident' in value of AI lending

Upstart stock drops after earnings, but CEO says he’s ‘confident’ in value of AI lending

Upstart Holdings Inc. shares fell after the company delivered a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter, but its chief executive expressed confidence in the performance and value of artificial-intelligence-driven lending. Since Upstart UPST, +9.02% offered preliminary second-quarter results a month ago that fell shy of expectations, the key issue headed into the company’s official …

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The S&P 500 is so close to crossing this crucial level and challenging the bear market's trend line

The S&P 500 is so close to crossing this crucial level and challenging the bear market’s trend line

The S&P 500 index may be about to secure two major bullish SPX, -0.03% milestones. First, the S&P has rallied from that mid-June low right up to the major resistance at 4170. A two-day close above that level would be quite bullish and would set the stage for a challenge of the downtrend line defining …

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Take a bow, Lisa Su: AMD's data-center business is a true rival to Intel

Take a bow, Lisa Su: AMD’s data-center business is a true rival to Intel

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. finally gave investors a direct look at its data-center business Tuesday, and Wall Street should be happy with the business that Lisa Su & Co. have rebuilt. In the first quarterly report from AMD AMD, +2.59% to include a long-desired breakdown of the server business, the chip maker reported $1.5 billion …

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PayPal stock jumps 12% as company confirms Elliott stake and names EA exec as new CFO amid earnings beat

PayPal stock jumps 12% as company confirms Elliott stake and names EA exec as new CFO amid earnings beat

After seeing its shares lose roughly two-thirds of their value in the past year, PayPal Holdings Inc. delivered a packed earnings report Tuesday, announcing a new chief financial officer, buyback authorization and cost-savings program, while also confirming that activists at Elliott Management Corp. have taken a stake in the company. Additionally, the company topped expectations …

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Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Yahoo was once the most popular website on the planet, the only place that everyone on the internet seemed to touch at least once an online session. After an ignominious slide, however, Yahoo is just another site that has some fans in certain parts of Asia and offers some niche products. Has Mark Zuckerberg launched …

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Visa tops earnings expectations as CFO sees 'no evidence of a pullback' in spending

Visa tops earnings expectations as CFO sees ‘no evidence of a pullback’ in spending

Visa Inc. topped expectations with its latest results Tuesday and gave an upbeat signal to investors about the resilience of spending volumes in the current macroeconomic climate. Amid increasing unease about the state of the consumer given factors like rising inflation and higher interest rates, Visa V, -0.83% joined fellow card company American Express Co. …

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These 20 stocks still have at least 48% upside, analysts say, despite the S&P 500's 8% gain from its lows

These 20 stocks still have at least 48% upside, analysts say, despite the S&P 500’s 8% gain from its lows

The S&P 500 has climbed 8% since June 16, when it closed at its lowest point this year. While the benchmark index is still down 17% this year, analysts expect it to soar 21% over the next 12 months. Not every sector has rallied. For example, the S&P 500 energy sector pulled back 8% from …

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'I see buying opportunities.' How this stock trader with 40 years of experience makes money in a bear market

‘I see buying opportunities.’ How this stock trader with 40 years of experience makes money in a bear market

Howard Kornstein, a professional trader with more than 40 years’ experience in stocks, options and futures, developed and fine-tuned his strategies while facing every imaginable market environment. He has little patience for those who claim they can’t make money trading, even during the current bear market.  “This bear market is mild,” Kornstein says. “I see …

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Broadcom loses top software exec in the middle of VMware deal to head combined Citrix-Tibco company

Broadcom loses top software exec in the middle of VMware deal to head combined Citrix-Tibco company

Broadcom Inc.’s head of software Tom Krause is leaving the company in the middle of a $61 billion software acquisition he helped bring about, which analysts called “a surprise” and “not the greatest of news” Monday morning, to head a combined Citrix-Tibco company. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday, Broadcom AVGO, +0.62% said …

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These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

During times of uncertainty, it can help to look at what happened during other down cycles for stocks. True, we don’t know when the stock market will hit bottom during this cycle, or if it already has. But you might want to tilt toward a sector that has fared well during previous downturns. You might …

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