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Tesla bull or Tesla bear, it doesn’t matter.  When the company reports earnings Wednesday, hard-core investors and analysts of all persuasions are likely to shrug off the specific results. “The numbers mean nothing right now,” said Trip Chowdry, managing director at Global Equities Research and...

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    Fed chair signals more interest rate hikes are coming

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    Toshiba chairman resigns after company suffers $6.3-billion loss in its nuclear business

    Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba Corp. says its chairman is resigning to take responsibility for problems that will result in a $6.3-billion loss in its nuclear business. Toshiba warned that all the estimates it announced Tuesday may change "by a wide margin," because of uncertainties....

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