Machado and Harper haven’t signed because baseball teams are now run like Wall Street ‘quant funds’

The market for pro baseball talent has been ice cold this winter. There are almost as many factors being blamed for the ballplayer bear market as there are jobless free agents. Some players and commentators accuse team owners of active or tacit collusion, withholding offers to depress salaries. Houston ace pitcher Justin Verlander this week ripped owners’ lack of interest in Harper and Machado, both just 26 years old. Another camp points to the bounty of national media money guaranteed to each t


The market for pro baseball talent has been ice cold this winter. There are almost as many factors being blamed for the ballplayer bear market as there are jobless free agents. Some players and commentators accuse team owners of active or tacit collusion, withholding offers to depress salaries. Houston ace pitcher Justin Verlander this week ripped owners’ lack of interest in Harper and Machado, both just 26 years old. Another camp points to the bounty of national media money guaranteed to each t
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Machado and Harper haven't signed because baseball teams are now run like Wall Street 'quant funds'

The market for pro baseball talent has been ice cold this winter.

With spring training camps opening this week, some 100 Major League free agents remain unsigned — including elite young hitters Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who each were projected at the end of the 2018 season to be headed for 10-year contracts worth $300 million or more.

There are almost as many factors being blamed for the ballplayer bear market as there are jobless free agents. Some players and commentators accuse team owners of active or tacit collusion, withholding offers to depress salaries. Houston ace pitcher Justin Verlander this week ripped owners’ lack of interest in Harper and Machado, both just 26 years old.

Another camp points to the bounty of national media money guaranteed to each team, which makes ticket sales less crucial and dulls demand for fan-pleasing marquee signings. “Tactical tanking” has become more popular, too, with teams choosing to endure a few years of bad records to rebuild with draft picks, following the pattern of recent World Series winners the Royals, Cubs and Astros.


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Eddie Lampert thinks Sears could be a public company again

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert has a new vision for the department store chain, once a publicly traded retailer until it was forced to file for bankruptcy last year. “If I am a betting person, which I am, I would say at some point we would be public again,” Lampert told The Wall Street Journal. “Shop Your Way has always been our answer for how we’re going to be more relevant,” Lampert told the Journal. Lampert held the title of CEO until he stepped down from the role when Sears filed for Chapter 1


Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert has a new vision for the department store chain, once a publicly traded retailer until it was forced to file for bankruptcy last year. “If I am a betting person, which I am, I would say at some point we would be public again,” Lampert told The Wall Street Journal. “Shop Your Way has always been our answer for how we’re going to be more relevant,” Lampert told the Journal. Lampert held the title of CEO until he stepped down from the role when Sears filed for Chapter 1
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Eddie Lampert thinks Sears could be a public company again

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert has a new vision for the department store chain, once a publicly traded retailer until it was forced to file for bankruptcy last year.

“If I am a betting person, which I am, I would say at some point we would be public again,” Lampert told The Wall Street Journal. It was his first interview since the deal to use his ESL Investments hedge fund to buy Sears out of bankruptcy was approved this month.

Through the $5.2 billion deal, 425 Sears and Kmart stores and 45,000 jobs were saved.

Now, Lampert says he plans to shrink the size of existing Sears stores, open more small-format locations — something the company has tried before — devote more space in stores to selling tools and appliances and beef up Sears’ Shop Your Way loyalty program.

“Shop Your Way has always been our answer for how we’re going to be more relevant,” Lampert told the Journal.

Sears does not yet have a new corporate name as a restructured company, and it’s still searching for a new CEO. Lampert held the title of CEO until he stepped down from the role when Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last October.

Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal.


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Apple subscription news service would reportedly split revenue 50-50

Apple is planning an all-you-can-read subscription news service in partnership with publishers, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Apple would bundle news content from across media outlets then keep about half the revenue, the report says. The service would be a quick way to monetize Apple’s News app, and would likely bolster the company’s services revenue at a time when hardware sales are slowing. For instance, the Wall Street Journal charges more than $20 a month for various dig


Apple is planning an all-you-can-read subscription news service in partnership with publishers, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Apple would bundle news content from across media outlets then keep about half the revenue, the report says. The service would be a quick way to monetize Apple’s News app, and would likely bolster the company’s services revenue at a time when hardware sales are slowing. For instance, the Wall Street Journal charges more than $20 a month for various dig
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Apple subscription news service would reportedly split revenue 50-50

Apple is planning an all-you-can-read subscription news service in partnership with publishers, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Apple would bundle news content from across media outlets then keep about half the revenue, the report says.

The service would be a quick way to monetize Apple’s News app, and would likely bolster the company’s services revenue at a time when hardware sales are slowing. But it’ll be a tricky sale for news publishers who are increasingly facing tighter profit margins.

The plan would involve a paid tier of the Apple News app that would cost about $10 per month and include news stories that are currently hidden behind publishers’ paywalls. Apple would keep half of the fees, and the other half would be divided among publishers based on how much time readers spent reading each outlet, the report says.

The deal would offer publishers significantly less than they make through their own subscription services today. For instance, the Wall Street Journal charges more than $20 a month for various digital subscriptions.

Apple is also developing a new video service, CNBC reported in October. The company has been shifting toward recurring revenue schemes as iPhone sales shrink. Goldman Sachs separately this week said a bundle could drive growth in Apple’s services segment.

Read the full Wall Street Journal report.

WATCH: Goldman’s Rod Hall: Apple has its work cut out for it in services


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Wall Street bull says market is at point of ‘maximum uncertainty’

Wall Street bull Julian Emanuel: Market is at point of ‘maximum uncertainty’ 3:18 PM ET Mon, 11 Feb 2019 | 01:28One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls says the market is “at the point of maximum uncertainty” that could morph into one of the best buying opportunities of the year. That’s where the upside comes in,” BTIG’s Julian Emanuel said Monday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” Emanuel, the firm’s chief equity and derivatives strategist, turns to the so-called bull-bear dividing line — the 200-day movin


Wall Street bull Julian Emanuel: Market is at point of ‘maximum uncertainty’ 3:18 PM ET Mon, 11 Feb 2019 | 01:28One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls says the market is “at the point of maximum uncertainty” that could morph into one of the best buying opportunities of the year. That’s where the upside comes in,” BTIG’s Julian Emanuel said Monday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” Emanuel, the firm’s chief equity and derivatives strategist, turns to the so-called bull-bear dividing line — the 200-day movin
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Wall Street bull says market is at point of 'maximum uncertainty'

Wall Street bull Julian Emanuel: Market is at point of ‘maximum uncertainty’ 3:18 PM ET Mon, 11 Feb 2019 | 01:28

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls says the market is “at the point of maximum uncertainty” that could morph into one of the best buying opportunities of the year.

“The economy is not slowing the way people fear. That’s where the upside comes in,” BTIG’s Julian Emanuel said Monday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” “We do think any weakness is a buying opportunity.”

Emanuel, the firm’s chief equity and derivatives strategist, turns to the so-called bull-bear dividing line — the 200-day moving average — to build his case.

Following late December’s huge sell-off and subsequent rebound, he points out the market has come a long way in seven weeks.

According to Emanuel, the S&P 500 and Dow are right back at the 200-day moving average, and that spells uncertainty.

“Both the bulls and the bears are sort of hesitant, and perhaps a little bit confused as to where markets go,” he said.


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William Blair: Netflix will gain another 22% this year as it ramps up foreign content

Netflix is up more than 50 percent from its December lows, and William Blair said its rocket ride has more room to run, seeing another 22 percent gain this year. William Blair is particularly bullish on Netflix’s foreign original content. The media streaming company has increased its international paid memberships by 35 percent on average over the past four years. While Wall Street is seeing a limit to this expansion, projecting a 1 percent decline in international subscriptions for 2019, Willia


Netflix is up more than 50 percent from its December lows, and William Blair said its rocket ride has more room to run, seeing another 22 percent gain this year. William Blair is particularly bullish on Netflix’s foreign original content. The media streaming company has increased its international paid memberships by 35 percent on average over the past four years. While Wall Street is seeing a limit to this expansion, projecting a 1 percent decline in international subscriptions for 2019, Willia
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William Blair: Netflix will gain another 22% this year as it ramps up foreign content

Netflix is up more than 50 percent from its December lows, and William Blair said its rocket ride has more room to run, seeing another 22 percent gain this year.

William Blair is particularly bullish on Netflix’s foreign original content. The media streaming company has increased its international paid memberships by 35 percent on average over the past four years. While Wall Street is seeing a limit to this expansion, projecting a 1 percent decline in international subscriptions for 2019, William Blair said the consensus could “underestimate” Netflix’s momentum.


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IBM’s Ginni Rometty says she sees no change in CEO confidence since Powell’s last fed speech

CEO confidence has been flat since Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced last month that the agency would be “patient” in determining future interest rate hikes, IBM’s Ginni Rometty told CNBC Tuesday. Markets began to swing up after Powell’s comments, but CEO sentiment has remained the same, said Rometty, who is also chair and president of IBM. Rometty also announced that IBM would open its Watson artificial intelligence service to all cloud platforms, not just IBM’s cloud. The move w


CEO confidence has been flat since Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced last month that the agency would be “patient” in determining future interest rate hikes, IBM’s Ginni Rometty told CNBC Tuesday. Markets began to swing up after Powell’s comments, but CEO sentiment has remained the same, said Rometty, who is also chair and president of IBM. Rometty also announced that IBM would open its Watson artificial intelligence service to all cloud platforms, not just IBM’s cloud. The move w
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IBM's Ginni Rometty says she sees no change in CEO confidence since Powell's last fed speech

CEO confidence has been flat since Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced last month that the agency would be “patient” in determining future interest rate hikes, IBM’s Ginni Rometty told CNBC Tuesday.

“I think it’s been fairly steady and I hear from all of my colleagues that everyone is still planning … both ways” whether for “growth or efficiency,” Rometty said on “Squawk on the Street” during a sit down with CNBC’s Jon Fortt from the Think 2019 conference in San Francisco.

Many investors have been uncertain about the prospects of the markets this year. Some are bracing for the bull rally to continue running while others are preparing for stocks to fall the other way. Earlier last month, Powell said the central bank would keep an eye on economic growth throughout the year and adjust monetary policy if growth slows.

That’s left Wall Street watchers and company executives in limbo, who are adjusting their own plans to Fed policy. Markets began to swing up after Powell’s comments, but CEO sentiment has remained the same, said Rometty, who is also chair and president of IBM.

“Over a curve over time … you would’ve seen more toward the growth side,” she said. But “I see that balance now between growth and efficiency initiatives and I actually see that staying very firm.”

Rometty also announced that IBM would open its Watson artificial intelligence service to all cloud platforms, not just IBM’s cloud. The move will give IBM customers capability to manage and run data under the clouds run by providers like Microsoft and Amazon.

“Watson can run on your premise … it can run on any cloud and it can connect between them,” Rometty said. “This is a big piece — not just of Watson — a big piece of hybrid cloud,” she said, referring to the idea of mixing on-premises software with services from multiple cloud providers. “We think that’s a trillion dollar market and we’ll be number 1 in it.”

Shares of IBM are trading about 1.4 percent higher as of midday. The stock is up almost 20 percent this year.


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Under Armour earnings, sales top expectations. And the stock is swinging all over the place

Under Armour shares seesawed Tuesday after the sneaker maker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, boosted by apparel sales and growth overseas. Under Armour earned 9 cents per share on an adjusted basis during the fourth quarter, topping analyst expectations of 4 cents per share, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv. Footwear sales were down 4 percent, as Under Armour said it sold fewer shoes in discount stores during the holiday period. Under Armour


Under Armour shares seesawed Tuesday after the sneaker maker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, boosted by apparel sales and growth overseas. Under Armour earned 9 cents per share on an adjusted basis during the fourth quarter, topping analyst expectations of 4 cents per share, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv. Footwear sales were down 4 percent, as Under Armour said it sold fewer shoes in discount stores during the holiday period. Under Armour
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Under Armour earnings, sales top expectations. And the stock is swinging all over the place

Under Armour shares seesawed Tuesday after the sneaker maker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, boosted by apparel sales and growth overseas.

The stock surged more than 5 percent in premarket trading before falling more than 3 percent and rebounding after the markets opened. Shares were last up more than 7 percent.

Wall Street likes Under Armour’s progress in slashing excess inventory — getting rid of items that didn’t sell well in stores and online — and generating excitement among shoppers around new product launches. But analysts and investors are still concerned about the retailer’s U.S. sales, which fell 2 percent in 2018 and still lag rivals Nike and Adidas.

“We worry the burden of proof lies on management to inflect its North America, direct-to-consumer and footwear trends,” Nomura Instinet analyst Simeon Siegel said.

Under Armour earned 9 cents per share on an adjusted basis during the fourth quarter, topping analyst expectations of 4 cents per share, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv.

Sales rose 1.5 percent to $1.39 billion, ahead of expectations for $1.38 billion.

Under Armour said U.S. sales fell 6 percent from the previous year to $965 million during the fourth quarter, while international sales climbed 28 percent, after adjusting for fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, to $395 million and now account for 28 percent of its total revenue.

It said apparel sales were up 2 percent, fueled by its training business. Footwear sales were down 4 percent, as Under Armour said it sold fewer shoes in discount stores during the holiday period. Accessories sales declined 2 percent.

The retailer didn’t make any changes to its outlook for 2019, which it originally laid out in December.

It’s still calling for sales to be “relatively flat” in North America this year; up 3 to 4 percent overall. Wall Street was largely disappointed when Under Armour first announced these targets. Analysts said at the time they imply the focus this year will still be on investing and that more meaningful growth won’t come until 2020 or later.

Under Armour has been grappling with how to grow U.S. sales amid a landscape flush with competition from Adidas, Nike and Lululemon. Part of its efforts to turn things around have included cutting staff, finding ways to trim excess inventory sitting in warehouses and promising a bigger focus on new sneakers and women’s items.

Under Armour said inventory levels dropped 12 percent during the fourth quarter to $1 billion.

On a call with analysts Tuesday morning, CEO Kevin Plank said the company plans to stay true to its “performance” gear, despite “athleisure” wear gaining more momentum in the U.S. of late. “We get athleisure … but we believe Under Armour is born on the field,” Plank said. “It’s technical in its nature.”

Some of the retailer’s best-selling footwear brands include Project Rock, Curry 6 and its Hovr sneakers. Under Armour also recently announced it’s going to be spaceflight company Virgin Galactic’s “technical spacewear partner,” making custom spacesuits and shoes for astronauts.

“We are building scarcity [with new products] on purpose, to make sure we are gaining traction versus pushing product in the marketplace,” President Patrik Frisk told CNBC.

Under Armour shares have climbed more than 50 percent over the past year.


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Cramer Remix: Don’t let Wall Street convince you there’s a ‘Fed-induced bubble’

The idea that the Federal Reserve has created a bubble in stock prices by pausing its initially hawkish rate hike agenda sounds like “nonsense” to CNBC’s Jim Cramer. Why would people want the Fed to resume its aggressive rate hike agenda, a move that would almost definitely lead to lower stock prices? “I think we should question the sanity of anyone who desperately wants the Fed to tighten,” he said. “Take this idea of a Fed-induced bubble off the table,” Cramer said. “We have an economic expans


The idea that the Federal Reserve has created a bubble in stock prices by pausing its initially hawkish rate hike agenda sounds like “nonsense” to CNBC’s Jim Cramer. Why would people want the Fed to resume its aggressive rate hike agenda, a move that would almost definitely lead to lower stock prices? “I think we should question the sanity of anyone who desperately wants the Fed to tighten,” he said. “Take this idea of a Fed-induced bubble off the table,” Cramer said. “We have an economic expans
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Cramer Remix: Don't let Wall Street convince you there's a 'Fed-induced bubble'

The idea that the Federal Reserve has created a bubble in stock prices by pausing its initially hawkish rate hike agenda sounds like “nonsense” to CNBC’s Jim Cramer.

“I can’t stress this point enough: When people talk about a Fed-induced bubble, they mean the Fed should be out there tightening aggressively and laying waste to the economy,” the “Mad Money” host said Tuesday after an intraday rally.

Why would people want the Fed to resume its aggressive rate hike agenda, a move that would almost definitely lead to lower stock prices? Cramer thinks it has something to do with hedge fund managers, who make up a large portion of this growing chorus and tend to make money short-selling stocks, or profiting on a bet that they’ll trade lower.

“I think we should question the sanity of anyone who desperately wants the Fed to tighten,” he said. “They’re either crazy or they genuinely want stocks to go lower because they have way too many short positions on and they’re lagging the S&P 500.”

So, what’s the next move for homegamers?

“Take this idea of a Fed-induced bubble off the table,” Cramer said. “We have an economic expansion that’s been fueled in part by lower taxes, and that’s a good thing.”


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A majority of small-business owners think a recession is coming: Survey

Main Street has caught up to Wall Street, at least when it comes to increased fears of a recession. A narrow majority of small-business owners across the United States expect a recession in the next year, according to the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. This was the first time in the two-year-plus history of the survey that small-business owners were asked for their recession forecast, but the broader survey trends over time indicate more caution on the part of entrepreneurs as m


Main Street has caught up to Wall Street, at least when it comes to increased fears of a recession. A narrow majority of small-business owners across the United States expect a recession in the next year, according to the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. This was the first time in the two-year-plus history of the survey that small-business owners were asked for their recession forecast, but the broader survey trends over time indicate more caution on the part of entrepreneurs as m
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A majority of small-business owners think a recession is coming: Survey

Main Street has caught up to Wall Street, at least when it comes to increased fears of a recession.

A narrow majority of small-business owners across the United States expect a recession in the next year, according to the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. This was the first time in the two-year-plus history of the survey that small-business owners were asked for their recession forecast, but the broader survey trends over time indicate more caution on the part of entrepreneurs as multiple readings of small-business sentiment have declined.

The record level for the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index was reached in the third quarter of 2018 and has declined since then. Expectations for revenue and hiring, as well as over business conditions, also have declined from peak levels in Q3 2018.

The survey — which was conducted by SurveyMonkey among more than 2,200 small-business owners across the country between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 — does not indicate a major retreat on Main Street when the results are viewed on a longer-term basis. The current levels for these indicators remain much higher than they were a few years ago. The confidence decline from the third-quarter 2018 peak level occurred over the same period of time when the U.S. stock market, which soared into the third quarter of last year, suffered a dramatic decline with many sectors of the economy ending 2018 in a correction (decline of 10 percent) or bear market (decline of 20 percent).

“While a slim majority of small-business owners see a recession ahead, there’s little sign that they think it’s imminent,” said Jon Cohen, chief research officer at SurveyMonkey. “The small-business index has tapered off from its peak in Q3 2018, but it certainly hasn’t hit a wall, and several of its core components remain strong,” Cohen said.


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The house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon is on sale for a bargain price

The house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in Bellevue, Washington is for sale. According to Zillow, the 1,540 square-foot house located at 10704 NE 28th street is listed for just nearly $1.5 million. It features 3 bedrooms,1.75 baths and a hot tub on the back porch. It was last sold in 2009 for $620,000. Here’s more on the listing, from John L Scott Real Estate:


The house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in Bellevue, Washington is for sale. According to Zillow, the 1,540 square-foot house located at 10704 NE 28th street is listed for just nearly $1.5 million. It features 3 bedrooms,1.75 baths and a hot tub on the back porch. It was last sold in 2009 for $620,000. Here’s more on the listing, from John L Scott Real Estate:
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The house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon is on sale for a bargain price

The house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in Bellevue, Washington is for sale. It was previously spotted by GeekWire.

According to Zillow, the 1,540 square-foot house located at 10704 NE 28th street is listed for just nearly $1.5 million. It features 3 bedrooms,1.75 baths and a hot tub on the back porch. It was last sold in 2009 for $620,000.

Here’s more on the listing, from John L Scott Real Estate:


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