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William Patalon III When it comes to chip-equipment investments, “Last call still seems to be a ways off.” That line appeared in a weekend report in The Wall Street Journal. And we were heartened to see it. For months, now, we’ve been espousing a similar message here – that the huge and continuing demand for […]

European stocks head for almost 4-month high, but Italy dents gain

European stocks headed toward an almost four-month high on Monday, after an easing in U.S.-China tensions fueled hopes a trade war between the worlds two largest economies can be averted. But a slump in stocks in Italy proved a drag, as an antiestablishment, euroskeptic coalition made progress in forming a new government. What are markets […]

Xiaomi Expands in Europe With First Store in Paris

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. is opening a store in Paris and planning for more shops in France, Spain and Italy, testing the appetite of consumers in developed markets as its executives consider a U.S. expansion. “Every morning I think about the U.S. market and when we’ll launch there,” Xiaomi Senior Vice President Wang Xiang, […]

McDonald's pressured to ban plastic straws

The plastic drinking straw, one of the smallest components in themountain of trash remaining after the typical fast-food meal, has become an unlikely battleground inthe war on waste. A proposal being presented to McDonald’s shareholders at their annual meeting Thursday asks that the chain find alternatives to plastic straws at its more than 36,000 restaurants […]

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

The S&P 500 is up nearly 7% year-to-date, but the average stock in the index is up just 5.70%. This means the largest stocks in the cap-weighted index are outperforming the smallest names. Even still, two-thirds of the stocks in the S&P are up year-to-date, while 35% of stocks are up more than 10%. Seventy […]