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Yahoo DFS Picks Week 13: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments

Twelve weeks are down and six remain in the regular season. The injury bug struck again in a big way last week, providing us with some value daily fantasy football plays to complement some higher-priced investments. We’re pairing Joe Burrow with Joe Mixon as a sneaky stack to headline our Week 13 Yahoo DFS lineup. Mixon has scored a pair of receiving touchdowns, so it’s not irresponsible to gamble on a third connection this week. Of course, we’ll mix in some… Source link

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Bitcoin bull run shows signs of wear as crypto investors eye other coins; Omicron, Fed taper loom

The volatile but never boring market for Bitcoin (BTC) has been whipsawed in recent days, as investors ponder whether there are better returns to be had in other cryptocurrencies, even as a new COVID-19 variant and the Federal Reserve’s policy outlook shake up the landscape. With news of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 unsettling investors, Bitcoin shed over 2% on Tuesday as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell dropped several hints that the central bank is growing more attentive to inflationary risks,… Source link

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8 airline stocks that could withstand a new COVID variant like Omicron: analyst

Not all airline stocks are created equal in the currently topsy-turvy market environment. Renewed volatility in the airline sector should be considered the short-term new normal as traders assess the risk from the new Omicron variant. But there are a few names in the troubled space to consider as longer term buys if one is able to stomach the near-term wild up-and-down swings. Long-time airline sector analyst Helane Becker of Cowen said in a note to clients on Tuesday she continues to have Buy… Source link

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Omicron variant hits travel and reopening stocks — is it time to buy?

Investors should be closely watching for buying opportunities in reopening stocks in the travel and ride-sharing sectors that have been hit hard this past week amid Omicron variant fears, according to EvercoreISI tech analyst Mark Mahaney. “We have processes in place as societies, cultures manage this [the pandemic. If you have a sell-off on the ride-sharing stocks, the travel stocks that is probably a buying opportunity. I find it hard to believe we will have a repeat of the stocks we had… Source link

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Jack Dorsey called founder-CEOs ‘a single point of failure’ — here are some other founder-CEOs

Twitter (TWTR) founder Jack Dorsey announced on Monday, Nov. 29, that he would be stepping down from his role as CEO after nearly 16 years at the company, with CTO Parag Agrawal filling his shoes. Dorsey will remain CEO of payments platform Square (SQ), a company which he also founded. “Parag is CEO starting today [Nov. 29],” he said in an email with Twitter staff, which he also tweeted. “I’m going to serve on the board through my term (May-ish) to help Parag and Bret [Taylor] with… Source link

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Fed Chairman Jerome Powell retires the word ‘transitory’ in describing inflation

The nation’s economic steward said it will back off of using the word “transitory” to describe the fast pace of price increases, as Federal Reserve policymakers acknowledge the increasing risk of more persistent inflation. “We tend to use [the word transitory] to mean that it won’t leave a permanent mark in the form of higher inflation,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday. “I think it’s probably a good time to retire that word and try to explain more clearly… Source link

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Home price growth in the US slows down in September

Home price growth in the U.S. is starting to decelerate. Standard & Poor’s said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index posted a 19.5% annual gain in September, down from 19.8% from August. The 20-City Composite posted a 19.1% annual gain, down from 19.6% a month earlier. The 20-City results came in lower than analysts’ expectations of a 19.3% annual gain, according to Bloomberg consensus estimates. “If I had to choose only one word to describe September… Source link

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The real Omicron fear factor that’s moving the market: Morning Brief

This article first appeared in the Morning Brief. Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Investors are less spooked by the virus than officials’ reaction to it Out of nowhere last week, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 appeared out of nowhere to sow fear, confusion — and lots of red ink on Wall Street.  As the World Health Organization’s director general so eloquently phrased it, the mutation’s big… Source link

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FTC orders Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and more to turn over information on empty shelves, high prices

The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is investigating the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how they are “causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy.” The FTC said it is ordering Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, other large wholesalers and suppliers including Procter & Gamble Co., Tyson Foods and Kraft Heinz Co. “to turn over information to help study causes of empty shelves and sky-high prices.” Orders also are… Source link

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Stock futures extend gains as virus fears ease

Stock futures opened higher on Monday to hold onto gains after a recovery rally, with investors at least temporarily shaking off concerns over a new coronavirus variant and looking ahead to new market catalysts.  Contracts on the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq rose. Each of the three major indexes had ended the regular trading day solidly in the green, with technology stocks leading the way higher and helping pull the Nasdaq up by nearly 2%.  Investors were heartened by remarks from the White… Source link

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