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Tesla stock cut to sell at Roth, margins ‘unsustainable’

“TSLA, -3.15% shares to sell, from their equivalent of hold, saying that they see the Silicon Valley car maker’s margins as “unsustainable.”” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. According to FactSet, the average price target on Tesla is $287.73, and analysts on average rate it a hold.Tesla shares fell on Tuesday but are up 32% so far this month, getting a boost from the surprise third-quarter profit that the company reported last week.The analysts kept their price target on the shares at $249. Source: marketwatch.com

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FEDERAL DEFICIT HIGHEST IN 7 YEARS

“The difference between federal spending and revenue has only ever exceeded $1 trillion four times, in the period immediately following the global financial crisis” reports thehill.com. The federal budget deficit for 2019 is estimated at $984 billion, a hefty 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and the highest since 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Monday.The deficit, which has grown every year since 2015, is $205 billion higher than it was in 2018, a jump of 26 percent.Budget watchers note that the main drivers of the deficit,…

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Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman doesn’t see a recession despite slowing economic growth

“Economic growth may be slowing, but we are not on the verge of a recession, Blackstone Chairman and CEO Steve Schwarzman said Tuesday” writes Adam Galica for cnbc.com. Two quarters ago, we were at 4.2 percent economic growth, which is unsustainable for a large country like the United States,” Schwarzman told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Source: cnbc.com

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China is at a ‘historic juncture,’ with outcome uncertain: IMF staff report

“The Chinese economy is at a “historic juncture” having to move from “high speed” growth to “high quality” growth, and how this shift is carried through will determine the country’s development path for decades to come, the staff of the International Monetary Fund said in a report released Thursday” writes Senior Economics Reporter for marketwatch.com. There are tensions in the government’s strategy between, on the one hand, allowing market forces a decisive role and the pervasive role of the state, the report said.Relatively restrictive trade-and-investment regime in some areas and…

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LSC Communications’ stock sinks to pace NYSE losers after J.P. Morgan turns bearish

“The stock has now shed 6.9% year to date, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.76% has gained 3.3%” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. “Overall, we believe risk is skewed to the downside and look for better longer-term fundamental trends in the core business before becoming more positive on the stock,” Quadrani wrote in a note to clients.Prior to Friday’s selloff, the stock had rocketed 31% in the two months ended Thursday.LKSD, -14.41% sank 13% in afternoon trade Friday, enough to make them the biggest decliner among NYSE-listed stocks, after J.P.…

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