GE Stock Rebounds, Short-Seller Citron Slams 'Arrogant' Whistleblower

By CCN Markets: Formidable short-seller Citron Research this morning slammed legendary Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos following his 170-page General Electric “fraud” report. GE stock tanked almost 12% Thursday on the news but recovered 9% to $8.74 on Friday. Citron, who claimed 2018’s top activist short-seller crown, was not impressed with the damning communiqué, proclaiming it […] The post GE Stock Rebounds, Short-Seller Citron Slams 'Arrogant' Whistleblower appeared first on CCN Markets

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Privacy Shocker: Did Facebook's Libra Plans Just Go Up in Smoke?

By CCN Markets: As if Facebook didn’t have enough privacy issues, the company now confirms that it has been transcribing the audio chats of its users for quite some time. Facebook Claims It Wasn’t Being Sneaky Facebook claims that the only conversations that were transcribed were from those users who selected that option in the […] The post Privacy Shocker: Did Facebook's Libra Plans Just Go Up in Smoke? appeared first on CCN Markets

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Google's Stock Now Has a Greater Chance of Crashing on DOJ Probes

President Donald Trump attacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai in his latest tweetstorm. It’s standard Donald Trump to jawbone at his opponents, and Google would be wise to pay attention. Donald Trump usually follows his attacks with real action. Check out what @Google is up to for the 2020 election! #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/roM2WNmUSP — Donald J. Trump […] The post Google's Stock Now Has a Greater Chance of Crashing on DOJ Probes appeared first on CCN Markets

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Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Doubles Down on Potentially Deadly Libra

Libra is under attack from a big name in the tech world, again. Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and recurring Shark Tank guest, has already called Facebook’s new digital currency “dangerous” and “a big mistake.” Now he’s doubling down on that prediction, suggesting that it could be even worse than he […] The post Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Doubles Down on Potentially Deadly Libra appeared first on CCN Markets

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Treasury Secretary Supports DOJ’s Decision to Probe Amazon’s Monopoly

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin concurred with the DOJ that anti-competitive practices at the big tech companies warrant an antitrust investigation — an idea first proffered by Walmart. In an interview on CNBC, Steven Mnuchin said that while there have been many benefits to Amazon, the company has also destroyed the American retail industry, thereby limiting […] The post Treasury Secretary Supports DOJ’s Decision to Probe Amazon’s Monopoly appeared first on CCN Markets

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Facebook’s Stock Falters as the DOJ Knives Come Out

Facebook’s stock fell 1.5 percent in after-hours trading to $199.27 on two issues that may likely portend the future of the tech giant. Facebook Faces Frustrating Fracas There are a number of different issues facing Facebook right now. First of all, Facebook may have settled privacy issues with the Federal Trade Commission by paying a […] The post Facebook’s Stock Falters as the DOJ Knives Come Out appeared first on CCN Markets

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Robinhood App Encroaches on Banking Turf with High-Yield Money Tool

Libra isn’t the only payment system that stands to threaten the banks. Popular stock market and crypto trading app Robinhood is going after legacy banks with the relaunch of a cash management feature. Robinhood COO Gretchen Howard is cited in Fortune as saying: “We’re going to come out with a cash management account soon.” The […] The post Robinhood App Encroaches on Banking Turf with High-Yield Money Tool appeared first on CCN Markets

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Can Plunking Down $70 Million on This Aging Comedian Save Netflix?

Netflix shocked investors earlier this week when it reported a 126,000 decrease in domestic subscriptions, disappointing analysts who expected an increase of 350,000. While Netflix offered all sorts of lame excuses for the decline, it’s impossible to deny that its recent price increases and increasing competition are having an impact on its business. To that […] The post Can Plunking Down $70 Million on This Aging Comedian Save Netflix? appeared first on CCN Markets

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