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We Might Be Able to Contact NASA’s Opportunity Rover Soon

“Once the dust storm finally fades, the Opportunity team will start sending signals to the rover in an attempt to reestablish contact” writes Avery Thompson for popularmechanics.com. Since early June, a dust storm has been blocking out the sun around Opportunity, which is particularly challenging for a solar-powered rover.NASA’s experts think that’s unlikely, however, because the dust storm itself can deliver some heat to the rover. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Would you like to work for the Queen and live at Buckingham Palace?

“Buckingham Palace has just posted a job listing for a full-time staffer with the added bonus that you will have the opportunity to live at the royal residence” reports cosmopolitan.com. Not only will you be granted 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) but you will also have all meals included and will have the opportunity to live at Buckingham Palace.If you are a fan of the royal family, then your dream job may have just become available. Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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Scientists fear for Mars Opportunity rover’s life

“Unfortunately, a NASA dust storm that began kicking up in May may have abruptly ended its historic run” writes Mike Wehner for nypost.com. The dust storm which swallowed the entirety of Mars had blocked out the Sun, cutting the rover off of its only available source of power.In mid-June, the solar-powered Opportunity ran out of juice and was forced to go into its dormant standby mode. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Coca-Cola’s stake in BODYARMOR is good for Coke and hurts Pepsi and Keurig Dr Pepper, analyst says

“The deal gives BODYARMOR the opportunity to gain access to Coke’s bottling system” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Keurig’s stock shed 1.1% and Pepsi shares lost 0.2%.Year to date, Coke’s stock has edged up 0.2%, Pepsi shares have lost 6.0% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.37% has tacked on 2.0%.Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said BODYARMOR is “one of the most exciting and fastest growing brands in the sports drink category,” and she believes the deal gives Coke the opportunity to innovate and accelerate growth across its portfolio. Source:…

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Jeff Bezos described the 4 qualities of a ‘dreamy’ business offering, and broke down exactly why projects like Prime have been so successful

“Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows a good business opportunity when he sees one” writes Mark Abadi for businessinsider.com. They’re three of the dreamy business offerings Bezos is glad he didn’t pass up.”A dreamy business offering has at least four characteristics.For Bezos, a good opportunity has four qualities, which he outlined in his annual letter to Amazon shareholders in 2014. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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THE CREDIT CARD REWARDS EXPLAINER: Examining issuers’ battle to attract and retain customers with perks and loyalty programs

“In a new in-depth report from Business Insider Intelligence, we walk through the new credit card rewards landscape, which now includes rising consumer demand for rewards, increased opportunity for issuers to drive up usage of their credit card products, and increasing costs” writes Ayoub Aouad for businessinsider.com. The value added from these cards is undeniable for issuers — in addition to increasing adoption of credit card products, the opportunity to earn rewards encourages cardholders to spend more money. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Market bull braces for 5-10 percent pullback, sees compelling reasons to buy the dip

“Stone, who runs Stone Investment Partners, contends the strong numbers could help the market overcome seasonal sluggishness, thus averting a pullback altogether” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Regardless of whether or not a near-term sell-off comes, Stone sees stocks closing the year higher than current levels.Even some market bulls can’t deny sell-off risks right now.”I would honestly look at it probably as a buying opportunity if we did get that pullback,” he said. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Watch for an S&P pullback this week — and buy the dip

“But, at the same time, one has to often be reminded that we are still in a bull market, and shorting within a bull market is not advisable, as surprises have always come to the upside” writes Avi Gilburt for marketwatch.com. That is why most investors should be using the pullbacks as a time to buy, rather than as an opportunity to short. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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‘Unrepresented’ right-wing policies give chance for Ukip resurgence, poll shows

“New areas of unoccupied political ground on the right could present an opportunity for a Ukip comeback, new polling has found” writes Ross Clark for telegraph.co.uk. Large portions of the population feel disenfranchised and unrepresented, according to a YouGov poll, which experts believe presents a key opportunity for a Ukip resurgence. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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July Employment Data Means Opportunity in This Sector

“Friday’s strong employment data may very well mean gains in consumer discretionary stocks into the holiday shopping season” writes Jacob Sonenshine for thestreet.com. “Amazon is going to join the consumer sector,” he said, adding “I expect that flow will help as far as that sector.”. As TheStreet wrote recently, there may be an opportunity in a consumer discretionary stock such as Nike (NKE) . Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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