China sprouts plants on the moon for the first time ever

China makes history by landing spacecraft on far side of the moon 11:53 AM ET Thu, 3 Jan 2019 | 00:55Now a photograph has been released by the China National Space Administration, according to the South China Morning Post, which shows cotton seeds sprouting in a sealed container. The image was shared on Twitter on Tuesday by the People’s Daily newspaper, a mouthpiece for China’s ruling Communist Party. The newspaper said in a tweet that the development marks “the completion of humankind’s first


China makes history by landing spacecraft on far side of the moon 11:53 AM ET Thu, 3 Jan 2019 | 00:55Now a photograph has been released by the China National Space Administration, according to the South China Morning Post, which shows cotton seeds sprouting in a sealed container. The image was shared on Twitter on Tuesday by the People’s Daily newspaper, a mouthpiece for China’s ruling Communist Party. The newspaper said in a tweet that the development marks “the completion of humankind’s first
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China sprouts plants on the moon for the first time ever

China makes history by landing spacecraft on far side of the moon 11:53 AM ET Thu, 3 Jan 2019 | 00:55

Now a photograph has been released by the China National Space Administration, according to the South China Morning Post, which shows cotton seeds sprouting in a sealed container.

The image was shared on Twitter on Tuesday by the People’s Daily newspaper, a mouthpiece for China’s ruling Communist Party.

The newspaper said in a tweet that the development marks “the completion of humankind’s first biological experiment on the moon.”

Professor Liu Hanlong of Chongqing University, who led the research, said that rapeseed and potato seeds had also germinated, but that the cotton seeds were the first to sprout, the South China Morning Post reported.

While plants like zinnias and leaf vegetables have been grown in space on the International Space Station, none had ever been grown on the moon.


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Iran’s bid to launch a satellite fails

Iran’s bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity. Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.


Iran’s bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity. Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.
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Iran's bid to launch a satellite fails

Iran’s bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity.

Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.


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Banks are breaking out into earnings. Here’s how to play the sector

It’s a moment of truth for the financials sector as big banks gear up to report earnings this week. Additionally, Lydon stresses that the banks in the KBE are U.S.-oriented whereas many of the big banks in XLF are affected by global currency moves and global markets. Masucci specifically refers to a mobile payments ETF (IPAY) as a way to play the space. “People are looking for tremendous growth opportunities and new technologies, disruptive technologies, and certainly in this sector it’s mobile


It’s a moment of truth for the financials sector as big banks gear up to report earnings this week. Additionally, Lydon stresses that the banks in the KBE are U.S.-oriented whereas many of the big banks in XLF are affected by global currency moves and global markets. Masucci specifically refers to a mobile payments ETF (IPAY) as a way to play the space. “People are looking for tremendous growth opportunities and new technologies, disruptive technologies, and certainly in this sector it’s mobile
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Banks are breaking out into earnings. Here's how to play the sector

It’s a moment of truth for the financials sector as big banks gear up to report earnings this week.

Citigroup kicked things off for the group Monday morning, rallying 4 percent despite missing on revenue thanks to weak trading. This sent the financials-tracking ETF (XLF) higher for the day with Citi leading the charge.

And as investors brace themselves for the rest of the big bank earnings, Tom Lydon of ETFtrends.com said that the best way to play the group is to actually look to a more “pure” play: the KBW Bank Index (KBE).

“These are small- to mid-sized banks, well-diversified, equal-weight portfolio and as interest rates continue to rise, this is the bread and butter of the banking business,” he said Monday on CNBC’s “ETF Edge.” “So I think long term, that’s a better play.”

Additionally, Lydon stresses that the banks in the KBE are U.S.-oriented whereas many of the big banks in XLF are affected by global currency moves and global markets. This shields many of the banks in the KBE, which includes Bank OZK and PacWest Bancorp, from global variables that could prove to be headwinds.

But there’s another area that Lydon suggests investors get in on: the financial technology space. Sam Masucci of the ETF Managers Group also recommends fintech given the space’s explosive growth.

“$22 billion of Cyber Monday was done through mobile payments, up 50 percent year over year, so it’s an exciting place to be,” Masucci explained on “ETF Edge.”

Masucci specifically refers to a mobile payments ETF (IPAY) as a way to play the space. The ETF’s biggest holdings include PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Square, which were some of the market’s hottest trades from last year.

Since its inception in July 2015, the ETF has soared about 46 percent as fintech and the mobile payment space continue to grow. “People are looking for tremendous growth opportunities and new technologies, disruptive technologies, and certainly in this sector it’s mobile payments,” said Masucci.

J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo are set to report earnings Tuesday, followed by Bank of America and Goldman Sachs on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley rounds out big bank earnings when it reports Thursday.


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As big bank earnings kick off, one top technician says it’s time to fade the space

Top technician says it’s time to fade the financials heading into earnings 5:52 PM ET Fri, 11 Jan 2019 | 05:56Financials were on the rise Monday after Citigroup kicked off earnings season with its latest quarterly results. According to one top technician, there’s something in the charts suggesting the gains may be a head fake as a number of other big bank names also gear up to report this week. “The behavior of this group isn’t very much different from the market at all,” said Carter Worth, head


Top technician says it’s time to fade the financials heading into earnings 5:52 PM ET Fri, 11 Jan 2019 | 05:56Financials were on the rise Monday after Citigroup kicked off earnings season with its latest quarterly results. According to one top technician, there’s something in the charts suggesting the gains may be a head fake as a number of other big bank names also gear up to report this week. “The behavior of this group isn’t very much different from the market at all,” said Carter Worth, head
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As big bank earnings kick off, one top technician says it's time to fade the space

Top technician says it’s time to fade the financials heading into earnings 5:52 PM ET Fri, 11 Jan 2019 | 05:56

Financials were on the rise Monday after Citigroup kicked off earnings season with its latest quarterly results.

According to one top technician, there’s something in the charts suggesting the gains may be a head fake as a number of other big bank names also gear up to report this week.

“The behavior of this group isn’t very much different from the market at all,” said Carter Worth, head of technical analysis at Cornerstone Macro. “There are some things that stick out to me that would suggest to fade [financials] here more than anything else.”

The XLF financials ETF is up more than 38 percent in the past three years, outperforming the broader market’s gains of 34 percent.

Worth’s charting revealed that despite those long-term gains, shares of the XLF have recently broken their uptrend around the $27 level and are down nearly 19 percent from their 52-week intraday high of $30.33 last January.

Financials jumped on the back of the 2016 election as investors bet that potential regulation rollbacks and a more pro-business approach from the Trump administration would give a boost to the space. However Worth illustrates that relative to the broader S&P 500, financials have now given back all of the post-election gains.

“We know that we are nowhere near where we were back during the election two years ago,” he said Friday on “Options Action.” “Basically financials have been underperforming on a relative basis and have undone all of the relative performance. That’s a fairly negative circumstance.”

Additionally Worth revealed that while shares of the XLF have bounced off the December lows they’re now approaching key resistance just above the $24 level where they initially broke trend.

“I’m a seller of XLF,” he said.

Shares of the financials ETF were trading higher Monday afternoon, at around $24.70.


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Amazon will let you stream free movies and TV shows through IMDb

IMDb, the film and TV website owned by Amazon, is launching a free streaming video channel that will be available in the U.S. on its website and Amazon Fire TV devices, the company announced Thursday. The streaming space is getting increasingly crowded as even legacy media players like Disney have announced plans to create their own services. Apple, AT&T and others are also planning to launch streaming video services this year. Equally competitive is the streaming device space, where Amazon Fire


IMDb, the film and TV website owned by Amazon, is launching a free streaming video channel that will be available in the U.S. on its website and Amazon Fire TV devices, the company announced Thursday. The streaming space is getting increasingly crowded as even legacy media players like Disney have announced plans to create their own services. Apple, AT&T and others are also planning to launch streaming video services this year. Equally competitive is the streaming device space, where Amazon Fire
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Amazon will let you stream free movies and TV shows through IMDb

IMDb, the film and TV website owned by Amazon, is launching a free streaming video channel that will be available in the U.S. on its website and Amazon Fire TV devices, the company announced Thursday. Unlike streaming services such as Netflix and Prime Video, IMDb Freedive does not require a subscription, and is instead supported by ads, according to a press release.

The streaming space is getting increasingly crowded as even legacy media players like Disney have announced plans to create their own services. Apple, AT&T and others are also planning to launch streaming video services this year. But IMDb’s ad-based model could make it attractive to consumers who want to watch movies and TV shows without locking into a subscription service.

Equally competitive is the streaming device space, where Amazon Fire TV rivals Roku and Google Chromecast. These devices let customers stream content on their TV. Roku skyrocketed 25 percent earlier this week after releasing strong active user numbers, only to pare gains the next day when Citron Research warned of the competitive landscape, including a recent deal where Apple will offer content from iTunes on some Samsung TVs. Offering this free service on Amazon’s Fire TV devices may be appealing to some customers, and it may become available on other devices in the near future.

IMDb said the service will soon be “available more widely, including on IMDb’s leading mobile apps,” but did not specify where it will be available.

IMDb Freedive includes some big names like TV shows “The Bachelor” and “Heroes” as well as movies like “Awakenings” and “The Illusionist,” according to the press release. Previously, the site offered short-form original series along with trailers and interviews with celebrities.

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Google plans to lease office space in Los Angeles

The company plans to lease office space from what is now a mall in West Los Angeles, according to the Journal. The move is the latest office expansion for Google, which just last month announced a $1 billion investment in a new office in New York City. The space at Westside Pavilion will reportedly be redeveloped into a 584,000 square-foot campus, according to the Journal, citing property owners Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich. Google’s 14-year lease would begin after construction is comp


The company plans to lease office space from what is now a mall in West Los Angeles, according to the Journal. The move is the latest office expansion for Google, which just last month announced a $1 billion investment in a new office in New York City. The space at Westside Pavilion will reportedly be redeveloped into a 584,000 square-foot campus, according to the Journal, citing property owners Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich. Google’s 14-year lease would begin after construction is comp
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Google plans to lease office space in Los Angeles

Google is expanding in L.A., the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The company plans to lease office space from what is now a mall in West Los Angeles, according to the Journal.

The move is the latest office expansion for Google, which just last month announced a $1 billion investment in a new office in New York City. Amazon and Apple have also been expanding their presence outside of the tech hubs of Silicon Valley and Seattle, with Amazon selecting New York City and Northern Viriginia. as the dual-sites of its new “headquarters” and Apple announcing a new campus in Austin.

The space at Westside Pavilion will reportedly be redeveloped into a 584,000 square-foot campus, according to the Journal, citing property owners Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich. Google’s 14-year lease would begin after construction is completed on the “One Westside” construction, scheduled to end in 2022.

Google will take over the entire office part of the project, while Hudson Pacific and Macerich will still own and operate a portion of the mall connected to the office area by the bridge, according to the Journal.

Google was not immediately available to comment.

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Here’s why Advanced Micro and Nvidia could be your best buys in chip space

While a number of big names like Micron, Advanced Micro and Nvidia have managed to rebound off the lows in December, TradingAnalysis.com’s Todd Gordon says the broader chip space isn’t in the clear. For investors looking to play individual names in the group, Gordon suggests shares of Advanced Micro. Additionally, he highlighted a bullish double-bottom technical formation as a sign that Advanced Micro shares are a “standout with the chips.” Shares of Advanced Micro have jumped nearly 25 percent


While a number of big names like Micron, Advanced Micro and Nvidia have managed to rebound off the lows in December, TradingAnalysis.com’s Todd Gordon says the broader chip space isn’t in the clear. For investors looking to play individual names in the group, Gordon suggests shares of Advanced Micro. Additionally, he highlighted a bullish double-bottom technical formation as a sign that Advanced Micro shares are a “standout with the chips.” Shares of Advanced Micro have jumped nearly 25 percent
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Here's why Advanced Micro and Nvidia could be your best buys in chip space

Semi stocks are feeling the heat after electronics giant Samsung warned against diminishing chip sales.

The caution on Tuesday added to investor pessimism that has brought semiconductor ETF SMH down nearly 24 percent from its all-time highs.

While a number of big names like Micron, Advanced Micro and Nvidia have managed to rebound off the lows in December, TradingAnalysis.com’s Todd Gordon says the broader chip space isn’t in the clear.

“The bounce back in the semis since the lows has been a little bit of an underperformance compared to the Nasdaq,” Gordon said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” “We’re up about 7 percent from the lows with the Nasdaq up about 11 percent .”

For investors looking to play individual names in the group, Gordon suggests shares of Advanced Micro. Gordon’s charts reveal how the stock has been able trade above its 50-day moving average despite the broader chip sell-off. Additionally, he highlighted a bullish double-bottom technical formation as a sign that Advanced Micro shares are a “standout with the chips.” Shares of Advanced Micro have jumped nearly 25 percent from the market lows on Dec. 24.

Erin Gibbs of S&P Global Market Intelligence suggests investors consider Nvidia for a comeback play. The stock has been one of the hardest hit in the sell-off, down nearly 64 percent in just the past four months.

“I actually like Nvidia, and one of the reasons is because it’s so beaten up it really looks unlikely for [Nvidia] to get much cheaper at this point,” Gibbs said. “We’re looking at about 50 percent profit growth for 2019. It’s got good growth in restaurants and some of the gaming as well as data center spaces.”

While Gibbs remains bullish on Nvidia, she advises caution for those looking to get into the broader semiconductor space. “The profit expectations from just six months ago went from a positive 5 percent now to a contracting negative 7 percent,” she said. “So overall, the semiconductor industry is the one industry that we do not recommend to buy.”


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The surge in online-shopping returns has boosted the warehouse sector

The warehouse sector is booming as online shopping, particularly during the holiday season, boosts the amount of items returned to retailers every year. Now, “reverse logistics,” a fancy term for dealing with e-commerce returns, is the No. 1 new user of warehouse space in the United States, taking up to 700 million square feet nationally, according to commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE. Much of that ends up in warehouses, where reverse logistics teams must unpack the items,


The warehouse sector is booming as online shopping, particularly during the holiday season, boosts the amount of items returned to retailers every year. Now, “reverse logistics,” a fancy term for dealing with e-commerce returns, is the No. 1 new user of warehouse space in the United States, taking up to 700 million square feet nationally, according to commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE. Much of that ends up in warehouses, where reverse logistics teams must unpack the items,
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The surge in online-shopping returns has boosted the warehouse sector

The warehouse sector is booming as online shopping, particularly during the holiday season, boosts the amount of items returned to retailers every year.

Warehouses have experienced surging demand since 2012 as e-commerce continues to grow. Construction in the sector is thriving. Now, “reverse logistics,” a fancy term for dealing with e-commerce returns, is the No. 1 new user of warehouse space in the United States, taking up to 700 million square feet nationally, according to commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE.

“The demand for the space is only going to increase in warehouses unless and until we find a better solution to either return to the store or better incentives for consumers not to return the goods,” said Spencer Levy, CBRE’s chairman of Americas research and senior economic advisor. “We’re talking tens of billions of dollars of goods that have returned and need to either be returned to market, or very often destroyed if the value is no longer there.”

Consumers will return close to $100 billion worth of holiday gifts, according to Optoro, a tech company that works with retailers on returns.

While in-store shoppers return about 8 percent of the goods they buy, online shoppers return close to 30 percent. Much of that ends up in warehouses, where reverse logistics teams must unpack the items, check them for damage and send them wherever the retailer needs them to go. That needs to be done quickly and efficiently, because consumers want their money back or their item exchanged as soon as possible.

“We know that about 86 percent of consumers say the returns process influences their buying decision online, so we know it’s very impactful,” said Erik Caldwell, XPO Logistics’ chief operating officer of supply chain Americas and Asia. “As the actual retailer or the product owner, you want to get the product back into inventory very quickly. As a consumer I want a very speedy process to be credited and get my money back and be able to buy again.”

That is why reverse logistics requires much more labor and more space — at least 20 percent more space than regular shipments from suppliers. An inbound truckload of goods from one supplier takes about two to eight hours to process, because the goods usually arrive on large, electronically scannable palettes. A truck filled with returns could take 48 hours to process, because each item has to be checked and processed.

XPO has 813 logistics sites that it either owns or leases, and is opening about two per week around the world.

“The space is becoming a premium and you can see all the building that’s going on,” said Caldwell.

Warehouse construction is surging, especially near large cities and transportation hubs, while the national vacancy rate is 4.3 percent, the lowest in 20 years, according to CBRE. That benefits big warehouse REITs like Prologis, Eastgroup Properties and STAG Industrial.

There was concern among analysts earlier this year that the trade war might hurt demand, but so far economic growth has offset those fears. One of the strongest holiday retail seasons in years only confirmed that.

“I don’t think we’re past the peak yet,” said CRBE’s Levy. “Though we had suggested earlier that we might have seen that, we didn’t.”


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NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski has a start-up Fluidity Technologies

Scott Parazynski has done it all. A veteran astronaut who completed five shuttle flights with NASA, Parazynski is the first person to both walk in space and summit Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. He’s also a commercial pilot, physician who was educated at Stanford and Harvard, and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials on the luge team. In 2007, on his last NASA mission, STS-120, Parazynski and crewmates were tasked with completing the primary assembly of the International Space Sta


Scott Parazynski has done it all. A veteran astronaut who completed five shuttle flights with NASA, Parazynski is the first person to both walk in space and summit Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. He’s also a commercial pilot, physician who was educated at Stanford and Harvard, and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials on the luge team. In 2007, on his last NASA mission, STS-120, Parazynski and crewmates were tasked with completing the primary assembly of the International Space Sta
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NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski has a start-up Fluidity Technologies

Scott Parazynski has done it all. And that was before he decided to start a company.

A veteran astronaut who completed five shuttle flights with NASA, Parazynski is the first person to both walk in space and summit Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. He’s also a commercial pilot, physician who was educated at Stanford and Harvard, and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials on the luge team.

In 2007, on his last NASA mission, STS-120, Parazynski and crewmates were tasked with completing the primary assembly of the International Space Station.

“That turned into this epic repair mission,” Parazynski said. “We had to go out on a crazy spacewalk out at the very tip of the space station and stitch together a live solar panel. It was a really amazing team effort, people working around the clock for 72 hours to get me, along with my buddy Doug Wheelock, out on the end of this 90-foot long robotic arm where we cut out a frayed guidewire, and put in the repairs.”


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China makes history as the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon

The crater is a relatively flat spot on the moon’s far side. “China’s Chang’e-4 probe softlands on Moon’s far side,” the state news agency tweeted on Thursday. The far side of the moon has been seen and mapped before, even by astronauts of the Apollo missions. But the successful landing of Chang’e 4 represents the first time any spacecraft has touched down on the moon’s far side. This mission comes about two years after China’s successful Chang’e 3 mission, the first soft landing on the moon sin


The crater is a relatively flat spot on the moon’s far side. “China’s Chang’e-4 probe softlands on Moon’s far side,” the state news agency tweeted on Thursday. The far side of the moon has been seen and mapped before, even by astronauts of the Apollo missions. But the successful landing of Chang’e 4 represents the first time any spacecraft has touched down on the moon’s far side. This mission comes about two years after China’s successful Chang’e 3 mission, the first soft landing on the moon sin
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China makes history as the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon

China successfully landed the Chang’e 4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon on Thursday morning, Beijing time, according to state news agency Xinhua, becoming the first in history to touch the lunar surface unseen by those on Earth.

The Chang’e 4 mission launched in early December. It took the spacecraft three days to travel to the moon, where it spent the last few weeks in orbit preparing for touch down on the Von Karman crater. The crater is a relatively flat spot on the moon’s far side.

“China’s Chang’e-4 probe softlands on Moon’s far side,” the state news agency tweeted on Thursday.

Citing the China National Space Administration, Xinhua said the space probe, made up of a lander and a rover, “landed at the preselected landing area on the far side of the moon at 10:26 a.m. Beijing Time.”

Landing on the far side is a technical challenge, as there is no direct way to communicate with the spacecraft as it nears its target. China put a relay satellite in orbit around the moon in May to overcome that communication challenge.

The far side of the moon has been seen and mapped before, even by astronauts of the Apollo missions. But the successful landing of Chang’e 4 represents the first time any spacecraft has touched down on the moon’s far side.

Chang’e 4 represents one of the flagship parts of China’s heavy investment and growing capabilities in space through the China National Space Administration. This mission comes about two years after China’s successful Chang’e 3 mission, the first soft landing on the moon since 1976. Similar in design to that Chang’e 3 craft and its “Jade Rabbit” rover, the Chang’e 4 lander and rover carries a bigger payload and more capabilities. The space agency will use the craft to study geological conditions on the far side of the moon.

The Chang’e name comes from the Chinese goddess of the moon. In the ancient tale, Chang’e flew to the heavens after taking an elixir, and landed on the moon as her final resting place.

— Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify the folk tale of Chang’e.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-01-02  Authors: michael sheetz, china news service, visual china group, getty images
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