Earnings Outlook: AMD earnings: How much of Intel’s lunch is the chip maker eating?

Earnings Outlook: AMD earnings: How much of Intel’s lunch is the chip maker eating?
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. earnings are expected to benefit from a rare surge in PC sales and what are seen as competitive gains against chip giant Intel Corp., but huge gains in the stock recently are subject to pullbacks given AMD’s traditional volatility following earnings. AMD AMD, -1.26%  is scheduled to report quarterly earnings after the close of trading Wednesday.... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Papa John’s board OKs ‘poison pill’ to prevent founder from gaining control

The Wall Street Journal: Papa John’s board OKs ‘poison pill’ to prevent founder from gaining control
Papa John’s International Inc.’s board members voted to adopt a “poison pill” on Sunday to prevent its controversial founder from gaining a controlling interest in the pizza chain, according to people familiar with the matter. The board, which is expected to announce the poison pill Monday morning, has been trying to sever ties with John Schnatter, who founded Papa John’s... Read More

The New York Post: Fighter jet intercepts small plane near Trump’s golf club

The New York Post: Fighter jet intercepts small plane near Trump’s golf club
A U.S. Air Force fighter jet on Saturday intercepted a small plane entering the “no-fly” space near President Donald Trump’s private golf club in New Jersey, the White House confirmed on Sunday. A statement from spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said the “low wing general aviation aircraft” was detected around 12:30 p.m. Saturday and an F-16 intercepted the plane and escorted it... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Partisan battle reignites after release of Carter Page FISA warrants

The Wall Street Journal: Partisan battle reignites after release of Carter Page FISA warrants
WASHINGTON — The weekend release of top-secret surveillance warrants has reignited partisan skirmishes over whether the Justice Department was justified in monitoring a former Trump campaign adviser. President Donald Trump said on Twitter Sunday that the warrant applications make it look “more & more likely” his campaign was “illegally being spied upon.” Democrats countered that the heavily redacted records actually show... Read More

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery procedure takes place below the belt

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery procedure takes place below the belt
By Personal finance reporter Americans apparently don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror, and they’re keeping plastic surgeons busier than ever. Cosmetic surgery procedures jumped 11% in 2017, and patients shelled out more than $6.5 billion to combat drooping eyelids, sagging derrieres, plump thighs and other perceived imperfections, according to new data from the American Society... Read More

God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one notable exception

God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one notable exception
The tie between religion and economic prosperity is not a new discovery. But whether changes in religious belief precede economic growth, or economic growth foreshadows a more secular society is, however, up for debate. German sociologist and economist Max Weber argued that the introduction of Protestantism and Calvinism gave rise to the capitalist spirit in his 1905 book, “The Protestant... Read More

Chase and Southwest have a new travel credit card, but is it a good deal?

Chase and Southwest have a new travel credit card, but is it a good deal?
Frequent flyers on Southwest LUV, -0.65%   now have a new option when paying for their flights. Chase JPM, +1.26%  and Southwest Airlines on Thursday announced a new credit card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card. This comes in addition to the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card. Related: Americans paid over $100... Read More