Earnings Preview: Will Garmin Extend Winning Streak Into 2019?

Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) will report its earnings results for the key holiday shopping period on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Investors are heading into that announcement with cautious optimism, since the GPS device specialist enjoyed accelerating sales growth going into the fourth quarter. Yet its most recent earnings announcement included a few warning signs for shareholders. With those crosscurrents in mind, let's […]

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Will My Social Security Benefits Start Automatically?

Millions of seniors count on Social Security to pay the bills in retirement, and thankfully, signing up for benefits is pretty easy. But if you're wondering whether that process will happen automatically, the answer is "no." The reason? There's no single age to file for Social Security. Eligible recipients get an eight-year window to claim benefits that begins at age […]

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Will an increasingly progressive Democratic Party become steadily more anti-Semitic?

The Democratic Party’s civil war flared anew this week with a battle on the Israeli front. Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., made headlines with a Twitter outburst that criticized Israel backers, which was widely seen as anti-Semitic. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer echoed other party leaders when he called her comments “offensive and irresponsible.” Omar apologized, claiming ignorance of the “painful history of anti-Semitic tropes” — as […]

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Sears Will Stumble On

Last week, a bankruptcy court judge approved ESL Investments' agreement to buy what's left of Sears Holdings (NASDAQOTH: SHLDQ) out of bankruptcy. The sale will preserve about 45,000 jobs — at least for the time being. It will also defuse potential crises at key landlords like Sears spinoff Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG). Following an ongoing round of store closures, […]

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Whitaker will testify before House panel after tense back-and-forth: Nadler and DOJ

Rep. Louie Gohmert accuses House Democrats of breaching their agreement with Attorney General Whitaker After a tense back-and-forth between congressional Democrats and the Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and the DOJ announced Thursday evening that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, likely in his final days as the country's chief law enforcement officer, will appear Friday as scheduled before […]

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JCPenney will stop selling appliances at the end of month

JCPenney struggling after Sears bankruptcy; wireless carriers going to war against robocalls Fox Business Briefs: JCPenney, which has about $4 billion of debt, is struggling to survive after fellow department store chain Sears filed for bankruptcy; wireless carriers stepping up the fight against robocalls. JCPenney made a decision on Wednesday to discontinue selling major appliances at all of their stores […]

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