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Futures Mixed After Jobless Claims




Thursday morning saw the beginning of another surge in Dow Jones futures, with the widely watched index gaining ground as investors processed the Labor Department’s initial round of jobless claims data. Disney (DIS), a Dow component, led the blue-chip group and surged on solid earnings results. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is scheduled to talk at 2:00 PM ET after that.

The number of first-time jobless claims did not change from the previous week, at 217,000. 220,000 were predicted to climb.

Powell, the head of the Fed, will talk later today in Washington, D.C. at the IMF Annual Research Conference. Powell is a member of the policy panel that will talk about the difficulties facing monetary policy in the world economy.

Disney increased its aggressive cost-reduction goals and exceeded earnings projections late on Wednesday. With some factors excluded, the Dow Jones media behemoth posted adjusted earnings of 82 cents per share, up 173% from 30 cents per share the previous year. The revenue amounted to $21.24 billion, up 5%. DIS’s stock surged 4% ahead of the market.

ARM (ARM), Duolingo (DUOL), HubSpot (HUBS), Instacart (CART), Li Auto (LI), Lyft (LYFT), TransDigm (TDG), Twilio (TWLO), and Yeti (YETI) were among the major earnings mover early on Thursday.

Premarket trading saw ARM stock fall 6% while Duolingo shares surge 11%. Shares of HubSpot surged 3.9%, while those of CART fell by about 2%. Li Auto shares surged 1.3% in early trading, while LYFT stock fell 3.5%.

In morning trading, TransDigm shares increased 1.7% while TWLO stock surged 5.7%. Finally, early trading saw an almost 3% decline in YETI stock.

Dow Jones futures increased 0.3% compared to fair value ahead of Thursday’s opening bell, while S&P 500 futures saw a 0.25% increase. In early trading, tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures increased by 0.1%.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 0.25% early on Thursday, while the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) edged higher among U.S. exchange traded funds.

The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond’s yield increased slightly to 4.54%. The benchmark reached its lowest closing point since late September on Wednesday, ending at 4.52%.

The price of oil has somewhat recovered from its recent decline, with West Texas Intermediate futures up 0.7% and remaining below $76 a barrel. WTI is down from where it was in late July.

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The S&P 500 continued its rise to eight days on Wednesday, gaining 0.1%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended a seven-session winning run and dropped 0.1%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq gained for the ninth straight day, edging higher.

“With indexes moderating their big advances, conditions are ripe for a descent,” wrote Wednesday’s strong Picture column. Potential thresholds of resistance are being tested via indexes. The index’s July 19 peak highs are touched by a trend line that connects the Nasdaq to its mid-October highs.

After last week’s significant advances, it’s vital to read IBD’s The Big Picture piece now. Make sure you read up on investing during a fresh stock market uptrend’s early phases.

The top stocks to monitor in the current market rise are IBD Leaderboard stocks Amazon (AMZN), DraftKings (DKNG), MercadoLibre (MELI), and Uber Technologies (UBER), as well as Dow Jones companies Intel (INTC), Walmart (WMT), and UnitedHealth (UNH).

Two stocks that were mentioned in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone post were DraftKings and Intel. On the IBD Leaderboard, members include DKNG and Amazon stock.

According to an IBD MarketSmith chart analysis, chip giant Intel is in a buy range past a 37.22 buy mark in a double-bottom base. Wednesday’s 2.2% decline in Intel stock kept it above the most recent entry. Early on Thursday, INTC dropped 0.1%.

Walmart, the retail behemoth on the Dow Jones, lost its 165.85 buy target during the 0.8% decline on Wednesday. Thursday morning saw a slight increase in WMT stock.

The huge consolidation that the health care company UnitedHealth is adding a handle to is displaying a new purchase point at 546.78. The UNH stock increased 0.2% on Thursday.

Amazon’s stock surpassed an early entry at 134.48 last week, marking a positive return over its 50-day line. The 145.86 buy mark of a cup base is currently within striking distance of AMZN shares. Stocks rose 0.1% on Thursday.

Last week, DraftKings broke over the 50-day line and breezed past two entries in the process: a trendline derived from the peak on August 4 with a substitute entry at 31.10 and a 32.65 entry. The DKNG stock increased by 0.3% on Wednesday, moving over the 34.49 buy mark of a consolidation. In the early hours of Thursday, shares fell more than 1%.

IBD MarketSmith pattern identification indicates that MercadoLibre had a strong rally last week, climbing up the right side of a cup base with a 1,451.56 buy point. Shares are almost ready to upgrade their cup base with a handle. Thursday morning saw a 0.3% increase in MELI shares.

Despite Wednesday’s 0.8% decline, Uber is still above a buy trigger at 49.19, a double-bottom entry. Uber’s shares increased slightly on Thursday morning.

Tesla, one of the so-called “Magnificent Seven” companies, fell 1% in early trading on Thursday, while Nvidia (NVDA) and Meta Platforms (META) increased by 0.8% and 0.1%, respectively. Ahead of today’s stock market opening, Dow Jones tech giants Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) saw a modest decline in trading.

After a recent unsuccessful breakthrough, Meta stock recovered its 50-day line last week and is still attempting to make a new entrance.

Giant graphics chip maker Nvidia increased its gains to 1.35% on Wednesday, extending its winning run to six sessions. The NVDA stock is developing a double bottom with an entry at 476.09.

Wednesday saw a slight decline in Tesla stock as it continues to struggle to reclaim the 200-day moving average. The stock has dropped almost 26% from its 52-week peak.

Of the Dow Jones equities included in the Magnificent Seven, Apple experienced a 0.6% increase on Wednesday, gaining an early position at 182.34. The shares are still following a consolidation with a buy point of 198.23. Apple’s stock dropped 0.3% on Thursday.

Wednesday saw Microsoft shares rise 0.7% more, capping a nine-session winning run. The official buy point of a cup base, 366.78, is being approached by shares, which are currently above an early buy trigger at 346.20. The MSFT stock fell somewhat on Thursday morning.

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Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Secret Lip Tattoo On ‘The Kardashians’



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Kim Kardashian helps plan hairstylist Chris Appleton’s Vegas wedding weekend, and the subject of tattoos comes up. In a twist no one saw coming, Kim, 43, has some shocking news to share with the world. In the November 9 episode of The Kardashians, Kim shows off her secret lip tattoo. Kim explains that she got the lip tattoo after hosting Saturday Night Live on October 9, 2021.

She pulls down her lip to show Chris the tattoo, which is a simple infinity symbol on the inside of her lower lip. Kim and all of her friends got matching tattoos after she made her SNL hosting debut. While her friends got the infinity symbol on their hands, Kim decided to get hers on her lip!

Kim hosting SNL in 2021 has proven to be one of the most memorable nights for the reality star. That’s the night her romance with Pete Davidson first sparked. Kim and Pete dated from October 2021 to August 2022. While they were dating, Pete got “my girl is a lawyer” tattooed near his collarbone and “Kim” inked on his chest.

Kim Kardashian at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

Kim also reveals videos she took of the night she got her lip tattoo. La La Anthony was by Kim’s side and holding her legs as the tattoo artist inked up Kim’s lip. “I finally put a bumper sticker on a Bentley,” Kim says to Chris.

The SKIMS founder admits that “no one knows” about her tattoo, and she even forgets about it most of the time. Kim does admit that she’ll sometimes freak out when she sees the black ink on her lip when she’s flossing her teeth.

Back in 2009, Kim famously talked about her lack of ink during an interview on The Wendy Williams Show. When Wendy Williams asked Kim about having no tattoos, Kim replied, “Honey, would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?” Well, times have certainly changed for Kimmy K!

Kim plans the most epic wedding weekend for her longtime hairstylist and Lukas Gage. She surprises them with a special Shania Twain performance and even officiates their ceremony. New episodes of The Kardashians premiere Thursdays on Hulu.

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‘The Golden Bachelor’s Faith Martin Was In A Rut Before Turning 60. Here, She Reveals What Changed




Martin has vowed not to look back or wish she had her revelation sooner. She will not turn back, no matter what happens with Turner, 72. Rather, she’s accepting the lessons the challenging years have taught her.

“My face is covered in numerous scars. Although I haven’t been kind to myself, things are as they are,” she remarks. “I’m too busy right now enjoying life, working, and doing the things I love.” We feel happiest when we pursue our passions. Perhaps we also appear younger.

In the latest episode of Drop the Routine on Glamour, Martin shares her self-care routine, particularly in light of her experience with skin cancer. She also discusses her willingness to discuss injectables and her go-to moisturizer.

Since I developed skin cancer on my nose last year, sunscreen is the one thing I’ve become fervent about. Because of the divot that resulted from the biopsy on my nose, I always advise people to use sunscreen. Unfortunately, a lot of sunscreens have an odd fragrance, cover your face entirely in white, and make you appear strange. However, Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 from Supergoop applies easily and transparently. I also use the tinted moisturizer with sunscreen from Supergoop!. After that, I just applied bronzer. I only use bronzer; I don’t use foundation.

Frank’s rosehip oil body as lotions frequently feel [too] thick on the skin. And I use coconut oil—the cooking kind—if I’m not using this. I simply grab the jug. I started using coconut oil since the thick lotions didn’t feel right and I would get dry patches while I was outside in the sun. I would simply grab some olive or coconut oil and apply it to myself. I also wrapped it around my cuticles. I always apply Nivea to my neck as well.

We frequently have the opportunity to perform endorsement-type work in radio, so I do advertisements for the New U Women’s Clinic & Aesthetics in Washington. In 2018, they requested that I do an AquaGold microchannel microinjector treatment. Your own blood platelets are extracted, and Botox and filler are also injected. They applied pressure to my entire body. And I promise that as soon as they completed that, I became aware of a change in the texture of my skin. Because I have complete faith in Dr. Rachel Fidino, I’m fine if she gives me a little prod here and there. Twice a year, I have Botox, specifically for the wrinkles that run between my eyebrows. You’re sitting there thinking to yourself, “Why am I poking myself and hurting my face with this?” However, after four days or so, you say, “Yes, I really love this.”

The New York Times best-selling book The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series was written by Jessica Radloff, senior West Coast editor for Glamour.

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Zac Efron Would Be ‘Honored’ To Play Matthew Perry In Biopic



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Zac Efron is hoping to pay tribute to his late co-star Matthew Perry in the future.

The fact that he is no longer with us still breaks my heart, 36-year-old Zac Efron said to Extra on Wednesday, November 8.

Perry wanted Efron to portray a younger version of him in a potential biopic, according to his friend Athenna Crosby, who made this revelation in an interview with ET Canada following the Friends alum’s passing.

“I felt incredibly honored. On Wednesday, Efron stated, “To do it would be extraordinary.” “We’ll observe the situation.”

Crosby claims that Perry stated he “was gonna ask [Efron] soon” about the potential part.

Following his death at the age of 54, actor Matthew Perry is being mourned by celebrities. Perry passed away on Saturday, October 28, apparently from drowning. After receiving a call about a person experiencing cardiac arrest, police reportedly discovered the actor unconscious in a bathtub at a Los Angeles residence. Ian Ziering, a collaborator with […]

Efron continued, “To think he was thinking of me for that role, I mean I would be honored to do it, to be honest,” in a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday.

“I had the best time of my life working with him,” Efron continued, referring to Perry as “the best guy in the world” and telling the publication.

In the 2009 film 17 Again, Efron portrayed Mike O’Donnell, Perry’s younger role.

On April 14, 2009, in Hollywood, Michelle Trachtenberg, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, and Matthew Perry attend the film’s premiere. Getty Images/Kevin Winter

On October 28, Perry’s death was announced following what seemed to be a drowning at his Los Angeles residence. In a statement released on October 30, the Los Angeles Fire Department said that he was discovered “unconscious in a stand-alone jacuzzi.”

The statement went on, “Firefighters removed the man from the water upon their arrival after a bystander had brought his head above the water and gotten him to the edge.” Sadly, a quick medical examination found the individual had passed away before first responders could arrive.

Before a toxicology study is completed, Perry’s cause of death has not been disclosed.

Crosby exclusively told Us Weekly on November 1 that Perry “was in a good state of mind” prior to his death. In the final days before his passing, she spent time with the actor.

“He was quite happy to be hanging out and was talking the entire time. He was “talking about his life and sharing with me funny stories about his time in the industry,” she continued, calling it “great.”

After becoming well-known for playing Chandler Bing in the television series Friends, Matthew Perry never hesitated to talk openly about his personal troubles. For a period, when [fame] occurs, it’s similar to Disneyland. This sensation of “I’ve made it, I’m thrilled, there’s no problem in the world” lasted for me for almost eight months. [..]

He was talking about how happy he was to have a second act and how his acting goals had been hampered by problems, but he had overcome them all and was eager to get back into it full force, according to Crosby.

Along with having a great acting career, Perry was committed to supporting people who battled drug addiction.

“I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that people talk about when I die,” Perry stated in a November 2022 audio interview with Tom Power’s “Q.””I want to live the rest of my life proving that it should be the first thing mentioned.”

Our Matthew Perry-themed special issue is now available.

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