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BENZINGA

The day has come! Leading minds in fintech will be celebrating innovation across the world at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards in New York City. Last-minute tickets are available: Link

There are many words to describe Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD) current state of business: troubled, struggling, cash-strapped, unpopular. But don't use the coveted 'b' word to describe the business as it isn't going bankrupt, at least according to CEO Eddie Lampert: Link

Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) shares plummeted as much as 3 percent Wednesday as traders circulated reports that 737 MAX test flights were suspended for engine inspections: Link

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Trump administration and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are working to address an issue that has gone unresolved for nearly a decade: how to overhaul Fannie Mae (OTC: FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC), the mortgage-finance giants the government took over in 2008: Link

In the weeks before President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, a federal investigation into potential collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government was heating up, as Mr. Comey became increasingly occupied with the probe: Link

REUTERS

German grocery chain Aldi Inc is trying to beat the world's biggest retailer at its own game: low prices. Already with 1,600 U.S. stores, Aldi’s internal studies show its prices are 21 percent lower than its lowest-priced rivals, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT), according to Chief Executive Jason Hart: Link

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) on Wednesday began taking orders for its solar roof tiles, a cornerstone of Elon Musk's strategy to sell a fossil-fuel-free lifestyle under the brand name of its luxury electric vehicles: Link

BLOOMBERG

For a guy who just lost about a quarter of his net worth, Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) co-founder Evan Spiegel exuded confidence on his first earnings conference call, explaining away the company’s shortcomings and even throwing shade at his bigger -- and far more successful -- social media rival, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB): Link

From Michael Bloomberg: Congress needs to get serious about holding the president accountable: Link

NY POST

If you’re mad as hell over your rising cable bill, blame programmers not your cable company, Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said in a take-no-prisoners interview Wednesday: Link

ECONOMIC DATA

  • New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley is set to speak in Mumbai, India at 6:25 a.m. ET.
  • Data in initial jobless claims for the latest week will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Producer Price Index for April is schedule for release at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury is set to auction 30-year bonds at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • Data on money supply for the recent week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.

ANALYST RATINGS

  • Wells Fargo Upgraded Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) from Market Perform to Outperform
  • Rosenblatt Upgraded Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) From Neutral to Buy
  • Citi Upgrades Yelp (NYSE: YELP) From Neutral to Buy
  • Morgan Stanley Downgraded Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) from Overweight to Equal-Weight
  • Morgan Stanley Downgraded Albany Molecular Research (NASDAQ: AMRI) from Overweight to Equal-Weight
  • Chardan Downgrades Caesarstone (NASDAQ: CSTE) From Buy to Neutral

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