Your first trade for Friday, March 15

Tim Seymour was a buyer of Apple. Tim is on the advisory board of Tikun Olam, TGOD, CCTV, Canndescent, and MJ Holdings. Long INTC July Call Spread. XRT April put spread. Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC.


Tim Seymour was a buyer of Apple. Tim is on the advisory board of Tikun Olam, TGOD, CCTV, Canndescent, and MJ Holdings. Long INTC July Call Spread. XRT April put spread. Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC.
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Your first trade for Friday, March 15

The “Fast Money” traders shared their first moves for the market open.

Pete Najarian was a buyer of Las Vegas Sands.

Tim Seymour was a buyer of Apple.

Dan Nathan was a buyer of Oracle.

Guy Adami was a buyer of Devon Energy.

Trader disclosure: Pete is long calls ARRY, ASHR, BP, BSX, CFX, COTY, CVE, DVN, EBAY, EWZ, FXI, GILD, JEF, M, MCD, MRO, NLSN, QEP, ON, RF, TECK, UAL, UNP, X, XLE, XLF. Pete is long stock AAPL, ABBV, AMP, BAC, DIS, FB, FUL, GM, GOOS, HAL, HD, IBM, INTC, JPM, KMI, KO, LULU, LUV, LVS, MRK, MSFT, NFLX, PEP, PFE, QCOM, TGT, UPS, UPWK, USB, XOM. Tim Seymour is long AMZN, AAPL, ACBFF, AMZA, ACB, APC, APH, BA, BABA, BAC, BIDU, BX, C, CCJ, CGC, CLF, CMG, CNTTF, CRON, CSCO, CWEB, DAL, DIS, DPZ, DVYE, EEM, EUFN, EWM, FB, FDX, FXI, GE, GILD, GM, GOOGL, GTII, GWPH, HAL, HK.APH, HYYDF, INTC, ITHUF, JD, KHRNF, KSHB, LEAF, MAT, MCD, MJNE, MO, MOS, MPEL, MPX, MRMD, NKE, OGI, ORGMF, OTC, PAK, PHM, PYPL, RH, RL, SBUX, SQ, STZ, T, TER, TIF, TGOD, TRSSF, TRST, TWTR, UA, UAL, VALE, VIAB, VOD, X, XRT, YNDX, 700. Tim is on the advisory board of Tikun Olam, TGOD, CCTV, Canndescent, and MJ Holdings. Tim is short IWM, RACE, SPY, TSLA. Tim’s firm is long CGC, HEXO, CRON, APH. Dan is long XLU March Put Spread. Long INTC July Call Spread. Long C April put spread. Long XLI April put spread. NKE long April put spread. XRT April put spread. Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC. Guy Adami’s wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.


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6 things job interviewers judge you on within the first 15 minutes

Hiring managers take a lot into account during the interview process — and every little action counts, from your body language to the tone of your voice to the things you say. Within the first 15 minutes of an interview, their top priorities include determining whether you’re capable of maintaining positive workplace relationships and being a team player. Sure, your actual skills and experience matter, but how you interact with your potential co-workers and and handle your responsibilities direc


Hiring managers take a lot into account during the interview process — and every little action counts, from your body language to the tone of your voice to the things you say. Within the first 15 minutes of an interview, their top priorities include determining whether you’re capable of maintaining positive workplace relationships and being a team player. Sure, your actual skills and experience matter, but how you interact with your potential co-workers and and handle your responsibilities direc
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6 things job interviewers judge you on within the first 15 minutes

Hiring managers take a lot into account during the interview process — and every little action counts, from your body language to the tone of your voice to the things you say.

Within the first 15 minutes of an interview, their top priorities include determining whether you’re capable of maintaining positive workplace relationships and being a team player. Sure, your actual skills and experience matter, but how you interact with your potential co-workers and and handle your responsibilities directly impacts a company’s success, your career advancement, workplace satisfaction and even your mental health.

To ensure success, you’ll want to avoid the most common behaviors that hiring managers judge you on within the first 15 minutes of the interview


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Hiring managers take a lot into account during the interview process — and every little action counts, from your body language to the tone of your voice to the things you say. Within the first 15 minutes of an interview, their top priorities include determining whether you’re capable of maintaining positive workplace relationships and being a team player. Sure, your actual skills and experience matter, but how you interact with your potential co-workers and and handle your responsibilities direc


Hiring managers take a lot into account during the interview process — and every little action counts, from your body language to the tone of your voice to the things you say. Within the first 15 minutes of an interview, their top priorities include determining whether you’re capable of maintaining positive workplace relationships and being a team player. Sure, your actual skills and experience matter, but how you interact with your potential co-workers and and handle your responsibilities direc
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6 things job interviewers judge you on within the first 15 minutes

Hiring managers take a lot into account during the interview process — and every little action counts, from your body language to the tone of your voice to the things you say.

Within the first 15 minutes of an interview, their top priorities include determining whether you’re capable of maintaining positive workplace relationships and being a team player. Sure, your actual skills and experience matter, but how you interact with your potential co-workers and and handle your responsibilities directly impacts a company’s success, your career advancement, workplace satisfaction and even your mental health.

To ensure success, you’ll want to avoid the most common behaviors that hiring managers judge you on within the first 15 minutes of the interview


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The 15 best medical schools in the US, according to US News & World Report

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best medical schools in the country based on variables such as peer assessments, amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants funds awarded and faculty-to-student ratio. This year, the top-ranked schools include prestigious private institutions as well as public universities. The list also makes clear just how hard it is to get into medical school today — 13 of the top 15 medical schools admit less than 6 percent of applicants. “Medi


Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best medical schools in the country based on variables such as peer assessments, amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants funds awarded and faculty-to-student ratio. This year, the top-ranked schools include prestigious private institutions as well as public universities. The list also makes clear just how hard it is to get into medical school today — 13 of the top 15 medical schools admit less than 6 percent of applicants. “Medi
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The 15 best medical schools in the US, according to US News & World Report

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best medical schools in the country based on variables such as peer assessments, amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants funds awarded and faculty-to-student ratio.

This year, the top-ranked schools include prestigious private institutions as well as public universities. The list also makes clear just how hard it is to get into medical school today — 13 of the top 15 medical schools admit less than 6 percent of applicants.

“Medical schools set up a great number of hoops for applicants to jump through: a prescribed undergraduate curriculum with numerous prerequisites, the MCAT exam, a complex and multi-part application, traveling to interviews, exhaustive days interviewing and a constant requirement for professionalism throughout,” Dr. McGreggor Crowley, an admissions counselor at admissions consulting firm IvyWise, tells U.S. News.

Here are the 15 best medical schools — and what it takes to get in — according to U.S. News:


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15% of the 3,000 largest companies in the US still have no female board members

There were 457 companies among the largest 3,000 firms in the U.S. with no female board members as of December 31, 2018, according to data from Equilar. That’s a slight improvement from 2016, when 738 companies had no female board members. Significantly, 31 of the companies among those 457 with no female board members are consumer goods companies, a group that’s uniquely reliant on female customers. National Beverage Corp has an all-male five-person board and an all-male management team. TripAdv


There were 457 companies among the largest 3,000 firms in the U.S. with no female board members as of December 31, 2018, according to data from Equilar. That’s a slight improvement from 2016, when 738 companies had no female board members. Significantly, 31 of the companies among those 457 with no female board members are consumer goods companies, a group that’s uniquely reliant on female customers. National Beverage Corp has an all-male five-person board and an all-male management team. TripAdv
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15% of the 3,000 largest companies in the US still have no female board members

Though study after study demonstrates that boardroom diversity results in higher returns and lower risk, the percentage of large companies with all-male boards remains high.

There were 457 companies among the largest 3,000 firms in the U.S. with no female board members as of December 31, 2018, according to data from Equilar. That’s a slight improvement from 2016, when 738 companies had no female board members.

Significantly, 31 of the companies among those 457 with no female board members are consumer goods companies, a group that’s uniquely reliant on female customers. Women say they make 81 percent of purchasing decisions about daily consumer goods, according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey 2018.

Companies in this group include well-known household brands like TripAdvisor, La Croix-parent National Beverage and Skechers.

In many of these cases, the lack of female representation goes beyond the board. Skechers has an all-male nine-person board and no women on its executive management team. National Beverage Corp has an all-male five-person board and an all-male management team. CNBC reached out to both companies but did not receive a response.

TripAdvisor has an all-male board of eight, though two of the 10 executives on its management team are female. The company told CNBC that it recognizes the value of diversifying its board room and it is working to replace Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, who recently chose not to stand for re-election.

“We are in the final stages with two such candidates and expect to be able to announce next week the addition of two female board members,” said TripAdvisor Sr. Director of Corporate Communications Brian Hoyt via email.

J&J Snack Foods Corp., which makes Whole Fruit juice cups and bars, has an all-male board, and six of the seven people on its management team are men, according to data from Factset.

The company told CNBC via email: “We are fortunate to have several women in management and executive-level positions who make tremendous contributions, not only in their respective areas of expertise but also in their unique understanding of women as core target consumers.”

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House Democrats take a big step toward passing $15 per hour US minimum wage

“Going from a $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage to a $15 an hour minimum wage is, at best, a foolish policy proposal,” committee ranking member Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Wednesday. The debate over a $15 per hour federal minimum wage comes as states and cities around the country have increasingly embraced the wage floor. Last month, New Jersey and Illinois became the fourth and fifth states to pass $15 per hour minimum wages. Some critics of a federal minimum wage hike have argued states


“Going from a $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage to a $15 an hour minimum wage is, at best, a foolish policy proposal,” committee ranking member Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Wednesday. The debate over a $15 per hour federal minimum wage comes as states and cities around the country have increasingly embraced the wage floor. Last month, New Jersey and Illinois became the fourth and fifth states to pass $15 per hour minimum wages. Some critics of a federal minimum wage hike have argued states
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House Democrats take a big step toward passing $15 per hour US minimum wage

Democrats see the measure as a way to cast themselves as the better party for working Americans ahead of key 2020 presidential and congressional elections. They have cast Republicans as out of touch — particularly through criticizing the GOP tax cuts for corporations and wealthy Americans.

Democrats say the legislation would give nearly 40 million American workers a raise. They argue the increase will help laborers better keep up with rising costs of living, and boost the economy by giving those workers more money to spend. Under the bill, the pay floor would rise to $15 per hour in 2024 and would continue to climb in line with median wage growth.

“We now have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to restore the value of the minimum wage, lift millions of hardworking people out of poverty, and boost the economy in Main Street America,” Rep. Bobby Scott, a Virginia Democrat and chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, said in opening a bill markup hearing Wednesday.

Republicans have argued the plan would hurt small-business owners by increasing costs. It would force them to cut positions and hours for low-wage workers and potentially increase automation, critics contend.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the most powerful business organization in the nation, has also lined up against the legislation.

“Going from a $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage to a $15 an hour minimum wage is, at best, a foolish policy proposal,” committee ranking member Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Wednesday. “At worst, it’s an intentionally dishonest political stunt that promises bigger paychecks to hardworking Americans when in reality it would result in significant job losses for millions of hourly workers around the country.”

The debate over a $15 per hour federal minimum wage comes as states and cities around the country have increasingly embraced the wage floor. Organizations such as Fight for $15 have pushed governments around the country to hike their minimum wages.

In a statement distributed by Fight for $15, Bobby Fields, a McDonald’s worker in Florida, said members of the organization moved “one step closer” to their goal on Wednesday. “We’re going to keep on fighting and keep on going on strike until all workers get the $15 minimum wage and a union we need,” he said.

Last month, New Jersey and Illinois became the fourth and fifth states to pass $15 per hour minimum wages. Twenty-nine states currently have higher minimum wages than the federal level, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Some critics of a federal minimum wage hike have argued states should decide appropriate pay floors based on cost of living. In October, White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow called a U.S. wage hike a “terrible idea,” arguing that “Idaho is different than New York.”

WATCH: Minimum wages rising in 20 states, several cities


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$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot is claimed in South Carolina

The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 of last year at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville. For months, South Carolina residents had speculated on why the winner hadn’t stepped forward. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation. “I’m glad the money stays in South Carolina. Obviously, South Carolina will reap the benefits of that,” House Ways and


The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 of last year at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville. For months, South Carolina residents had speculated on why the winner hadn’t stepped forward. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation. “I’m glad the money stays in South Carolina. Obviously, South Carolina will reap the benefits of that,” House Ways and
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$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot is claimed in South Carolina

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“A simple act of kindness led to an amazing outcome,” the statement said.

South Carolina is one of a handful of states where winners can remain anonymous — a choice that winners often make to protect themselves from being targeted by criminals or unscrupulous people seeking money.

The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 of last year at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville.

“It’s exciting. Good for me, good for him, her, whoever it is,” said Chirag Patel, owner of the convenience store. That’s because Patel gets a $50,000 payment for selling the winning ticket — something he wouldn’t have gotten if the prize went unclaimed.

Patel said he’ll use the money to pay for renovations to the store in Simpsonville as well as some of the six other convenience stores he owns. When asked why he thinks the winner took so long to come forward, Patel said: “That’s a lot of money to manage.”

For months, South Carolina residents had speculated on why the winner hadn’t stepped forward.

Some theorized that the winner was on the run from police and feared a background check if he or she won. Some thought the winner was so overwhelmed at seeing the winning numbers pop up that he or she died on the spot. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation.

The winner had until April 19 to claim the prize. If it had gone unclaimed, the money would have gone back to the 44 states where the tickets were purchased.

The statement Monday gave no clue as to why the winner took his or her time to come forward.

The prize being claimed does come with other benefits for the state besides the cachet of knowing a new multimillionaire is walking around somewhere.

The lottery commission said the state will get $61 million in income taxes from the winner. And that could get passed along to taxpayers if a proposal goes through to give a $50 rebate to each person who files income taxes.

“I’m glad the money stays in South Carolina. Obviously, South Carolina will reap the benefits of that,” House Ways and Means Chairman Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, told The Post and Courier.

He added: “What we’re hoping is that, through the taxpayer rebate, all taxpayers in this state will also benefit as a result.”


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$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot is claimed in South Carolina

The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 of last year at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville. For months, South Carolina residents had speculated on why the winner hadn’t stepped forward. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation. “I’m glad the money stays in South Carolina. Obviously, South Carolina will reap the benefits of that,” House Ways and


The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 of last year at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville. For months, South Carolina residents had speculated on why the winner hadn’t stepped forward. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation. “I’m glad the money stays in South Carolina. Obviously, South Carolina will reap the benefits of that,” House Ways and
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$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot is claimed in South Carolina

How to win at winning the lottery 9:17 AM ET Tue, 26 Feb 2019 | 01:13

“A simple act of kindness led to an amazing outcome,” the statement said.

South Carolina is one of a handful of states where winners can remain anonymous — a choice that winners often make to protect themselves from being targeted by criminals or unscrupulous people seeking money.

The winning ticket was sold between Oct. 20 and Oct. 23 of last year at the KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, a suburb of the South Carolina city of Greenville.

“It’s exciting. Good for me, good for him, her, whoever it is,” said Chirag Patel, owner of the convenience store. That’s because Patel gets a $50,000 payment for selling the winning ticket — something he wouldn’t have gotten if the prize went unclaimed.

Patel said he’ll use the money to pay for renovations to the store in Simpsonville as well as some of the six other convenience stores he owns. When asked why he thinks the winner took so long to come forward, Patel said: “That’s a lot of money to manage.”

For months, South Carolina residents had speculated on why the winner hadn’t stepped forward.

Some theorized that the winner was on the run from police and feared a background check if he or she won. Some thought the winner was so overwhelmed at seeing the winning numbers pop up that he or she died on the spot. Others speculated that the winning ticket had been purchased by an office pool and was now the subject of litigation.

The winner had until April 19 to claim the prize. If it had gone unclaimed, the money would have gone back to the 44 states where the tickets were purchased.

The statement Monday gave no clue as to why the winner took his or her time to come forward.

The prize being claimed does come with other benefits for the state besides the cachet of knowing a new multimillionaire is walking around somewhere.

The lottery commission said the state will get $61 million in income taxes from the winner. And that could get passed along to taxpayers if a proposal goes through to give a $50 rebate to each person who files income taxes.

“I’m glad the money stays in South Carolina. Obviously, South Carolina will reap the benefits of that,” House Ways and Means Chairman Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, told The Post and Courier.

He added: “What we’re hoping is that, through the taxpayer rebate, all taxpayers in this state will also benefit as a result.”


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Mega Millions $1.5 billion winner stays anonymous—why that’s smart

A South Carolina resident has come forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October, the largest payout to a single winner in U.S. history. The winner has decided to keep their identity a secret. Instead, keep a low profile and tell only a few people you’re close to, if that’s possible, because “money can change, disrupt or end relationships,” Ramassini says. “They say you’ve changed, but it’s not that you’ve changed — they’ve changed when they can’t get what they want.”


A South Carolina resident has come forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October, the largest payout to a single winner in U.S. history. The winner has decided to keep their identity a secret. Instead, keep a low profile and tell only a few people you’re close to, if that’s possible, because “money can change, disrupt or end relationships,” Ramassini says. “They say you’ve changed, but it’s not that you’ve changed — they’ve changed when they can’t get what they want.”
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Mega Millions $1.5 billion winner stays anonymous—why that's smart

A South Carolina resident has come forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October, the largest payout to a single winner in U.S. history.

The winner has decided to keep their identity a secret. That’s wise, experts say.

While coming into money can be exhilarating, youmight not want to “shout this life-changing news from the rooftops,” says Rich Ramassini, a certified financial planner and the director of strategy and sales performance at PNC Investments.

Instead, keep a low profile and tell only a few people you’re close to, if that’s possible, because “money can change, disrupt or end relationships,” Ramassini says. “It can lead to you hearing from relatives or friends you never knew existed.”

Tomorrow Rodriguez, who won $1 million on “Deal or No Deal” in 2008, says she still hesitates to talk about her winnings for that reason: “The worst part of winning is sometimes you find the people closest to you treat you a little different,” she says.

“They say you’ve changed, but it’s not that you’ve changed — they’ve changed when they can’t get what they want.”

And the New Hampshire womanwho won the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot in 2018 actually went to court for — and won — the right to remain unnamed.

It’s likely she would have been “subject to an alarming amount of harassment, solicitation and other unwanted communications” had her identity been made public, the judge wrote in his ruling.

Luckily for this Mega Millions winner, South Carolina is one of a handful of states that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.


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Online bank Chime now valued at $1.5 billion after new funding round

Digital bank Chime has tripled its valuation, officially passing the $1 billion-mark this week. The San Francisco-based company announced a $200 million Series D financing round that brings its new valuation to $1.5 billion. The partnership model is an increasingly popular setup for financial technology start-ups that don’t have their own bank charters. Chime said it now has more than 3 million bank accounts, up from 1 million last summer. These upstart banks often cite the competitive advantage


Digital bank Chime has tripled its valuation, officially passing the $1 billion-mark this week. The San Francisco-based company announced a $200 million Series D financing round that brings its new valuation to $1.5 billion. The partnership model is an increasingly popular setup for financial technology start-ups that don’t have their own bank charters. Chime said it now has more than 3 million bank accounts, up from 1 million last summer. These upstart banks often cite the competitive advantage
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Online bank Chime now valued at $1.5 billion after new funding round

Digital bank Chime has tripled its valuation, officially passing the $1 billion-mark this week.

The San Francisco-based company announced a $200 million Series D financing round that brings its new valuation to $1.5 billion. Investors were led by DST Global, which also participated in earlier fundraising rounds, and new investors Coatue, General Atlantic, Iconiq Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group, Chime said Tuesday.

“There’s pent-up demand for more consumer-friendly banking services,” Chime CEO Chris Britt told CNBC. “We think there’s a better way to do this that’s actually aligned with the best interests of our members.”

The online-only bank lets customers deposit and save money on its platform and spend using a no-fee debit card. Chime earns revenue from debit card transaction fees paid by merchants. Accounts are FDIC-insured through a partnership with Bancorp Bank. The partnership model is an increasingly popular setup for financial technology start-ups that don’t have their own bank charters.

The digital-first approach and promise of zero fees has helped Chime attract roughly 200,000 users per month, the company said. Chime said it now has more than 3 million bank accounts, up from 1 million last summer.

So-called challenger banks are an increasingly popular option for consumers who don’t want traditional branch-based banking options. These upstart banks often cite the competitive advantage of building their companies on modern technology with a lower cost structure than traditional banks. Since they’re only online, they also avoid costs associated with maintaining branches.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-05  Authors: kate rooney, source
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