In Case You Missed It Friday: How the Mighty Duopoly Has Fallen
Daily fantasy sports website operators DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. on Friday, Nov. 18, agreed to merge.

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It was a week that ended with a whimper and began with a roar.

Wall Street ended Friday with slight losses after a string of earnings disappointments from the retail sector with players such as Gap (GPS) , Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , and Footlocker (FL) posting results. 

While the retail sector dragged down the market, ending a streak of gains and record highs, the U.S. dollar was the story of the day as an impending rate hike becomes more likely. The dollar stayed at its highest level since 2003, thanks to investor optimism that U.S. growth will rise under President-elect Donald Trump.

In other news, daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel announced that they had agreed to a merger. The companies have been battling with state regulators about the legality of their contests, and it seems the costs may have finally gotten to them.

But while investors concentrated on the dollar, rate hikes and where they're going to place their "bets" during Sunday football, TheStreet and its affiliates took a step back to assess the markets and help you manage your portfolio.

Here are the highlights:

Why the Trump Infrastructure Gains May Take Longer Than Expected to Materialize
A Deutsche Bank research note points out the state-level legislature issues and lack of shovel-ready projects that may dampen the effects of Donald Trump's infrastructure investment plan. Full story 

Turning Around Cybersecurity Through Activism
As competition climbs and spending slows, security has attracted activists. (FEYE) (IMPV) (FTNT) (CHKP) Full story

An Under-the-Radar Name Is Ready to Take Off
If corporate tax reform gains steam, it could push this stock above its record highs. (KLIC) Full story

 Tweet of the Day: 

Why Apple probably won't be making iPhones in America https://t.co/j9jnVcwKSq via @TheStreet

— Nelson Wang (@NelWang) November 18, 2016

Bloomberg Cuts Back on Political Coverage Amid Slowing Terminal Growth
The pullback on political coverage comes as sales of the firm's famous terminal, priced at more than $20,000 per year, have 'slowed considerably.' Full story

Chart of the Day: Yelp Looks Set Up for Gains in 2017

I would not be surprised to see (YELP) trading in the $50-$60 range sometime in the first half of the year. Full story 

How Buying Blue Apron Ahead of any IPO Could Leave You Blue
Remembering old ticker missteps ahead of any IPOs by unicorns. Full story 

PE Hops Into Craft Beer, Avoiding Frothy Valuations
The craft beer landscape is littered with megabeer buyouts, a bubble rumor that won't disappear, and so many brewers that some private equity investors see opportunity in barley and hops. Full story

Video of the Day: It's a Mickey Mouse Approach to Business for Ethan Allen


Ethan Allen (ETH) hopes to attract new customers in a challenging retail environment with its Disney furniture collection. Full story

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