NewsWatch: Amazon earnings fall for first time in more than two years, stock drops in late trading

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Amazon.com Inc. profit fell for the first time in more than two years in the third quarter, and the company expects another earnings decline in the holiday-shopping season, which sent shares down more than 6% in late trading Thursday. See full story.

Intel stock rallies as results, outlook top Street view

Intel Corp. shares rallied in the extended session Thursday after the chip giant’s quarterly results and outlook topped Wall Street estimates and data-center sales showed an unexpected increase. See full story.

A nasty Japan-style market drop looms if this chart is any indication

Jesse Felder, the former hedge-fund investor behind the popular Felder Report financial blog, says the U.S. stock market could be on the verge of a Japan-style slowdown. See full story.

Civil war? Voters say we’re getting close

Last month, President Donald Trump, facing the threat of impeachment, quoted Pastor Robert Jeffress in a tweet saying “if the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” A new poll suggest he might be right. See full story.

4 things every retiree should know

Your new life may be liberating — and daunting. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

A. Wayne Johnson is stepping down from his role as chief strategy and transformation officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid. See full story.

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