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June 18, 2014
16:52 EDTANGO, T, HTZ, AMZNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
The averages opened lower, but soon drifted back across the flat line as investors awaited the conclusion of the two-day FOMC meeting. The market had little else to key in on and as a result drifted throughout most of the session. By the time the FOMC rate statement was released the averages were in negative territory and showed little reaction to the rate decision and accompanying statement. The rate announcement was followed by a press conference by Fed Chair Janet Yellen who clarified statements about the Fedís bond tapering strategy and the current monetary policies. The Chairwoman stated she hoped the Fed would have better visibility of an exit strategy by the end of the year. The averages drifted higher, however without much conviction. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The Fed lowered monthly bond buying by $10B, and kept rates unchanged. COMPANY NEWS: Amazon.com (AMZN) announced the Fire Phone, an AT&T (T) exclusive smart phone with a 4.7 inch screen and 'dynamic perspective' 3-D interface, at a live event this afternoon. MAJOR MOVERS: AngioDynamics (ANGO) rose 6.7% after receiving FDA clearance for its Celerity tip location system... Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) gained 4.8% after Reuters reported that Hertz may allow car rentals through Uber. INDEXES: The Dow was up 98.13, or 0.58%, to 16,906.62; the Nasdaq was up 25.60, or 0.59%, to 4,362.84; and the S&P 500 was up 14.99, or 0.77%, to 1,956.98.
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August 21, 2015
16:01 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 21, 2015
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13:50 EDTAMZNOn The Fly: Weekly technical notes, Gold, S&P 500, Germany, China, Energy
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11:38 EDTAMZNAmazon.com heads back toward session lows
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11:13 EDTAMZNStocks with call strike movement; AMZN TWTR
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11:12 EDTAMZNQualcomm reportedly to enter consumer drone market
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August 20, 2015
18:59 EDTAMZNGoogle, Amazon, private equity compete for Indian data center unit, ET says
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18:20 EDTAMZNAuthors Group urges DOJ probe of Amazon.com, WSJ reports
Authors United group is urging the DOJ to launch an investigation into Amazon.com, claiming the company has "unprecedented power" over the book publishing market, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
16:33 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to open fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos
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13:18 EDTAMZNAmazon.com falls, levels to watch
The shares are down 2.8% at time of writing to $517.99. The last established support level before the large bullish gap from last earnings is at $513.06. If that level is taken out on the downside, a gam fill will begin. And the chart will be left with a blow-off top formation. Resistance is at $522.62.
12:56 EDTAMZNSmall drones bringing air traffic problems in U.S., Washington Post reports
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08:02 EDTTFCC to hold a conference and workshop
2015 Supplier Diversity Conference & Workshop is being held at FCC Washington, D.C. offices on August 20 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link
06:05 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services to open data support center in London, Financial Times says
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05:56 EDTAMZNGoogle Express to shut down two California delivery hubs, Re/code says
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August 19, 2015
10:20 EDTTBig telecom firms put M&A on hold, CTFN reports
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08:22 EDTTSprint traffic levels increasing, says Pacific Crest
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07:42 EDTAMZNPhoenix Amazon warehouse evacuated due to chemical leak, ABC15 says
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August 18, 2015
18:06 EDTAMZNAmazon tests 'Flex' package pickup service, GeekWire says
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16:00 EDTAMZNAmazon workplace policies making U.K. staff physically ill, Guardian says
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11:34 EDTTSprint rises on plans to abandon two-year contracts
Sprint shares are higher this morning after the company's chief executive officer said that the carrier plans to move away from two-year contracts. WHAT'S NEW: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the company will stop offering two-year contracts by the end of 2015 in favor of a "smartphone lease" model. Sprint began offering a lease option last year, The Journal noted, and Claure said the carrier is planning to move entirely to that model by the end of the year. As part of its shift, Sprint yesterday unveiled iPhone Forever, a new leasing plan that starts at $22 per month for an iPhone. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In a similar move earlier this month, Sprint rival Verizon (VZ) said it would drop phone subsidies and two-year contracts for new customers. T-Mobile (TMUS), another market rival, abandoned contracts over two years ago, leaving AT&T (T) as the only major U.S. carrier still offering to subsidize new smartphone purchases. Separately, Softbank (SFTBF), Sprint's primary stakeholder, disclosed last week that it increased its holdings in the company to approximately 80%, though the company said it does not plan for its stake in the carrier to exceed 85%. Meanwhile, a study released Tuesday by RootMetrics, an independent company that evaluates wireless networks, shows that Sprint is improving its network, having solidified third place nationally in overall performance, surpassing T-Mobile for the second consecutive six-month stretch. PRICE ACTION: Sprint is up 7c, or 1.52%, to $4.67 in morning trading.
06:39 EDTAMZNUSPS boosts same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, Amazon, WSJ says
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