'Amazon is not brand-friendly' — analysts break down the firm's weaknesses and strengths on Prime Day

While Prime memberships lead to increased shareholder value, Amazon also needs to work on serving brands, according to analysts.... Read more on CNBC

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EA slides after losing licensing rights to Cristiano Ronaldo's team Juventus for FIFA 20

Shares of Electronic Arts dropped on Tuesday after the video game company announced it no longer has a licensing agreement with Juventus, the Italian soccer club with Cristiano Ronaldo.... Read more on CNBC

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JP Morgan analyst who's nailed the market sees 'once in a decade opportunity' in these stocks

There's a new opportunity emerging due to the divergence between "value" stocks and "defensive" stocks, a top J.P. Morgan strategists says... Read more on CNBC

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Powell says 'uncertainties' have increased chances of a rate cut

The speech comes as market participants are strongly anticipating a rate cut at the July 30-31 Federal Open Market Committee policy meeting.... Read more on CNBC

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One market analyst says a stock pullback 'may lie directly ahead'

Canaccord Genuity's major indicators are approaching levels they were at right prior to or during the market correction in May, suggesting a market pullback is coming.... Read more on CNBC

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Goldman's Main Street transformation including the upcoming Apple card is costing it big money

Goldman Sachs' transition from the bank of choice for millionaires to a more inclusive, consumer friendly shop isn't cheap.... Read more on CNBC

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One of the oldest investing theories on Wall Street has yet to confirm this year's rally is for real

For investors cheering stocks at record highs, a century-old classic theory is saying the market is still not out of the woods.... Read more on CNBC

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Homebuilder sentiment ticks up slightly, as housing shortage intensifies

Builder confidence for single-family homes rose just one point to 65 in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Sentiment is well below the July 2018 reading of 68. Anything above 50 is considered positive.... Read more on CNBC

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This 'frothy' IPO market for tech could mean bad news for the sector's future returns

A crop of long-awaited technology companies coming to the public market this year created a "frothy" period, Bernstein said on Tuesday... Read more on CNBC

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The 'pain trade' is for stocks to keep going higher as rally catches most investors off guard

Expectations for lower interest rates and less fear about tariffs sent investors back into the market and set up what could be a profitable run ahead.... Read more on CNBC

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Retailers should thank Amazon: Adobe estimates the size of a Prime Day bump

On Monday, the first day of Amazon's 48-hour shopping extravaganza this year, retailers that make more than $1 billion in annual revenues saw a 64% increase in their digital sales compared with an average Monday, according to Adobe Analytics.... Read more on CNBC

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Signs point to the trade war dragging on as China strikes hard-line tone

The U.S. and China have restarted their trade talks, but signs are showing a deal could be even harder to reach now.... Read more on CNBC

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US industrial production was unchanged in June

U.S. industrial production was flat in June, as a slump in utilities was offset by gains in output by factories and mining.... Read more on CNBC

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More middle-class families say the 'American dream' is out of reach: Study

Middle-class Americans are less optimistic about their financial standing than they were just six months ago, according to a new report.... Read more on CNBC

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US import prices post the biggest drop in 6 months

U.S. import prices fell by the most in six months in June, pulled down by declines in the costs of petroleum and other goods... Read more on CNBC

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US retail sales beat expectations in June

U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in June, pointing to strong consumer spending.... Read more on CNBC

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Trade war fallout on China is not as bad as the numbers imply, Stephen Roach suggests

One of Wall Street's leading authorities on Asia believes China is in no rush to cut a trade deal with the United States.... Read more on CNBC

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