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AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

Health
Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was about 3 percent lower than last year. California, with more than 1.5 million sign-ups, was the last state to report, announcing its numbers on Wednesday. Sixteen states increased their enrollment from last year, according to AP's analysis. Six of those were carried by President Donald Trump in 2016, while 10 went for Democrat Hillary Clinton. However, of the total number of people signed up this year about 6 in 10 live in states that went for Trump, according to the AP's analysis. "If you had asked me a year ago ...
Oil Stocks: What to Watch in 2018

Oil Stocks: What to Watch in 2018

Finance
It seemed like every day in 2017 was full of despair for oil investors, as morning after morning went by with oil prices stubbornly stuck around $ 50/barrel. Then, toward the end of the year, prices began rising, and with it, hopes for -- finally! -- an industry turnaround.Now, it looks like every day in 2018 is going to be a nail-biter for oil investors as they check to make sure the price of oil doesn't start heading back down again. Here's what savvy investors will want to keep an eye on in 2018 as they look into independent oil and gas drillers like ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) , refiners like HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC) , and integrated majors like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) .The stock market seems to finally be rewarding oil stocks as oil prices move ...
Toyota Motors Q3 2018 Earnings Preview

Toyota Motors Q3 2018 Earnings Preview

Finance
Shutterstock photoToyota Motors ( TM ) is likely to report its Q3 2018 (Apr-Mar fiscal year) results on February 5 th 2018 . We expect the decline in the company's operating income to continue in this quarter as it faces a tough industry environment and a slowdown in Japan. For the six months ended September 2017, Toyota Motors had reported a decline of 20.3 billion yen in its operating income due to an increase in marketing activities and other expenses. The company's guidance indicates that net income is likely to decline by 18% in 2017-2018 due to a challenging industry environment.The chart below summarizes our revenue and income expectations for Toyota Motors for the calendar years 2017 and 2018:Key Trends:For the calendar year 2017, Toyota Motors' total production in Japan incr...
Boeing Q4 Earnings: Stock Price Soars On Bullish 2018 Outlook

Boeing Q4 Earnings: Stock Price Soars On Bullish 2018 Outlook

Finance
Shutterstock photoThe stellar earnings, this time around, proves that the slump that plagued Boeing ( BA ) through most of FY 2016 and FY 2017 has finally reversed. The company posted an adjusted EPS of about $ 4.80 buoyed by the tax cut, representing a near 94% increase year over year. Additionally, the airplane manufacturer managed to post revenues to tune of $ 25.37 billion, up by almost 9% year over year. Revenues were spurred on by a significant improvement in commercial and defense revenues. As of writing this article, Boeing's stock price is up close to 5%.The graphs below were made using Trefis Dashboards.Additionally, the company has gone on to give a very bullish outlook for 2018. For the full year, it expects earnings to rise to the range of $ 13.80-$ 14, while r...
Grammys 2018: Boycotts, battles and how to watch

Grammys 2018: Boycotts, battles and how to watch

Entertainment
Is Taylor Swift snubbing the ceremony? Can Jay-Z win album of the year? And where's Beyonce?Here's everything you need to know about the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which take place in New York on Sunday.When are the Grammys?The ceremony takes place on Sunday, 28 January. If you're in the US, you can watch it live on CBS from 7:30pm (ET) / 4:30pm (PT). In the UK, you have to wait until 4Music screens a highlights show at 7pm on Monday night. However, you can watch red carpet coverage live on E! (151 on Sky, 156 on Virgin, 321 on BT) from 10:30pm on Sunday. And BBC Music News LIVE will be bringing you all the action as it happens, throughout the night.Who's performing?Who isn't? In alphabetical order we have...Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church Brun...