World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit

World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit

PARIS –  More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord. Continue Reading Below Some 3,100 security personnel are fanned out around Paris for Tuesday’s event, including extra patrol boats along the Seine River. Macron will accompany the visiting leaders to the summit site on a…

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Unibail-Rodamco agrees to buy Westfield in $24.7 bln mall deal

Unibail-Rodamco agrees to buy Westfield in $24.7 bln mall deal

France’s Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record. Continue Reading Below The deal accelerates consolidation amid the global retail property sector as it grapples with challenges from online retailers led by Amazon.com. It comes on the heels of world No. 2 retail real estate investment trust GGP’s rejection of a $14.8 billion offer from Brookfield…

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Asian shares fall back as investors cautious over Fed, China

Asian shares fall back as investors cautious over Fed, China

TOKYO –  Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. Continue Reading Below KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3 percent to 22,866.17 while South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.5 percent to 2,458.56. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong shed 0.2 percent to 28,894.58….

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Brent crude jumps to highest since mid-2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

Brent crude jumps to highest since mid-2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

Brent oil prices jumped 1.5 percent on Tuesday to their highest since mid-2015, after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts. Continue Reading Below Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $65.63 a barrel at 0556 GMT, up 94 cents, or 1.5 percent, from their last close. That marks the first time Brent has risen above…

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Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics. Continue Reading Below Over the past two years, more than a dozen women have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against them years before he entered politics. Three of his accusers, Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, and Samantha…

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Asian shares fall back as investors show caution over China

Asian shares fall back as investors show caution over China

TOKYO –  Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference. Continue Reading Below KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was flat at 22,944.21 by midday Tuesday. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.5 percent to 2,460.06 and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong sank 0.7 percent…

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Rule Breaker Mailbag: How Can I Pick the Best Mutual Funds for My 401(k)?

Rule Breaker Mailbag: How Can I Pick the Best Mutual Funds for My 401(k)?

In this segment from the Rule Breaker Investing podcast, David Gardner brings in an expert to discuss one of the core questions for large numbers of retirement portfolios. If your company offers you a 401(k), you should absolutely take advantage. That’s a given. But how can you best pick among the fund options that your employer has selected to offer? Allyson Wines, director of product experience, helps David provide an answer, and then some. Continue…

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Rule Breaker Mailbag: Is MercadoLibre a Buy Now?

Rule Breaker Mailbag: Is MercadoLibre a Buy Now?

In this segment from the  Rule Breaker Investing podcast, David Gardner explains his investment thesis for MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI), which — spoiler alert — is one of the most venerable holdings in the Motley Fool Rule Breakers portfolio. So yes, David and the Fools like it, and he’s happy to describe why, and at what levels he’d recommend opening a position. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than…

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Rule Breaker Mailbag: How Do Fools Feel About Long-Term Options?

Rule Breaker Mailbag: How Do Fools Feel About Long-Term Options?

In this segment from the Rule Breaker Investing podcast, David Gardner calls on the services of Jeff Fischer of Motley Fool Pro and Options to discuss an options-related investing conundrum: Is putting a small percentage of your portfolio in long-term call options on stocks you love a reasonable move? And if so, how should one do it? Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than Wal-MartWhen investing geniuses David…

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Rule Breaker Mailbag Double-Dip: How to Donate Stock, and How to Plan for Early Retirement

Rule Breaker Mailbag Double-Dip: How to Donate Stock, and How to Plan for Early Retirement

In this segment from the Rule Breaker Investing podcast, David Gardner brings in a special guest Joe Perna, financial planner at Motley Fool Wealth Management, to tackle a pair of questions. First, in this most giving time of year, how does one go about donating shares of stock to charity? Second — and more complicated — what are the best vehicles for investing if you intend to retire before you hit 59 1/2 — the…

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