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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: American Eagle, Dave & Buster's and more

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: American Eagle, Dave & Buster's and more

Finance
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: American Eagle shares fell more than 6 percent after the market-close Tuesday. The clothing brand missed revenue estimates revenue, reporting $ 1 billion while analysts expected $ 1.02 billion. It met earnings projections at 48 cents a share. It also reported 8 percent growth in comparative sales, while analysts estimated 8.5 percent growth. Dave and Busters shares dropped more than 15 percent during after hours trading despite beating analyst estimates. The company reported earnings of 30 cents per share, versus analyst estimates of 24 cents per share. It also reported $ 282 million in r...
Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica

Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica

World
A security guard at the hostel where an American woman was staying during her last night in Costa Rica has been arrested in connection with her death, local authorities said Tuesday. Carla Stefaniak was last heard from on Nov. 27, the night before her 36th birthday, her family told ABC News. The Miami resident traveled to Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate her birthday with her sister-in-law, April Burton, but decided to stay an extra day after Burton returned to Florida on Nov. 27, the family said. Late Tuesday, Stefaniak's family confirmed that a body found decomposing in a wooded area about 1,000 feet away from her hostel in San Jose indeed was hers. Bismarck Espinoza Martinez, a 32-year-old Nicaraguan security guard who lived in the room next to Stefaniak's at the hostel, ...
Heartbreak for American challenger in world chess final

Heartbreak for American challenger in world chess final

World
The chess player hoping to become America's first world champion in nearly forty years fell short at the final hurdle in an intriguing match in London. Fabiano Caruana, 26, could have been the first American to win the World Chess Championship since Bobby Fischer took the title in 1972, but in the end the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen proved too strong for him. The final score after the tiebreakers was 3-0. You could hear a pin drop before the match started as photographers from around the world assembled to capture the opening moves. Both players appeared confident, but it was Carlsen who came out on top after a dominant performance against the young American challenger, who will have to wait a while longer to fulfill his ambition of one day becoming world champion. After drawing...
The stress that kills American workers

The stress that kills American workers

Finance
WORK can make you sick and shorten your life. That is the argument of a hard-hitting book* by Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In an obvious way, that claim is outdated. Health-and-safety rules help explain why deaths from accidents in American workplaces fell by 65% between 1970 and 2015. But one problem has not gone away: stress. As many as 80% of American workers suffer from high levels of stress in their job, according to a survey entitled “Attitudes in the American Workplace”. Nearly half say it is so debilitating that they need help.Firms are at least aware of the issue. A study in 2008 by Watson Wyatt (a consultancy that is now part of Towers Watson) found that 48% of organisations said job-related stress affected performance. But...
Watch: Springer, Bregman go back-to-back to lead American League to All-Star Game glory

Watch: Springer, Bregman go back-to-back to lead American League to All-Star Game glory

Sports
July 18 (UPI) -- The American League edged the National League 8-6 in a record-breaking slugfest at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game Tuesday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Baseball's best combined for 10 home runs, the most ever hit at the Midsummer Classic. Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielder George Springer hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th inning, giving the American League a 7-5 lead in the 89th edition of the showdown. Bregman was named MVP for his effort, highlighted by the 376 foot longball. "Just an incredible two years for the Houston Astros," Bregman told Fox Sports. "It has been a blast. Being able to be on this field with such great players on both sides ... Have my family and friends in attendance. This is really special to us." New York...