Do investors care anymore about risk to global businesses and major countries? Sure as heck doesn't look like it.
In the latest sign investors are wearing blinders, stocks overseas barely reacted to Moody's first downgrade of China's credit rating since 1989. The ratings agency took China's credit rating down to A1 from Aa3, changing its outlook to stable from negative, citing worries that efforts to boost growth will lead to ballooning debt levels. China obviously moved quickly to shoot down what Moody's had to say.
Step it up, Lowe's: In the battle for your home improvement dollars, Home Depot (HD - Get Report) continues to kick in the face of Lowe's (LOW - Get Report) . The differences in performance continue to be striking. Lowe's shares will likely go on sale after the weak first quarter results they announced on Wednesday.
This feels wrong: Why can't classic movies just stay classics (obviously because of the money in sequels). Tom Cruise confirmed in an interview on an Aussie network that he will soon start shooting a sequel to 1986 classic Top Gun. Reportedly, the plot will revolve around a senior flight related person in Maverick. Ugh.
Speaking of sequels: This one isn't even worth commenting on. Dirty Dancing, the new TV movie remake starring Abigail Breslin that airs Wednesday night on ABC, will surely dominate Twitter talk Thursday morning. Reviews have been mixed so far.
Let's just leave it at that. Enjoy.
Check out the Pope's cheap ride: Pope Francis is a notoriously modest fella, so it's no surprise he rolled up in a blue Ford (F - Get Report) Focus to meet President Trump for the first time. Wonder if the Pope knows about what went down with Ford this week.
Trump drove up in an armored limo.
Pope Francis rolls out in a blue Ford Focus pic.twitter.com/ca32Zm3Xmo— Julie Pace (@jpaceDC) May 24, 2017
Microsoft is OK with being boring: Leave being the coolest kids in Silicon Valley to Facebook (FB - Get Report) , Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) , and Apple -- Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) is OK with being boring, TheStreet reports. Hard to argue with Microsoft's focus on making great products without all the glitz and glamour of an Apple event. Shares have surged 35% over the past year under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.
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