Tracking Carl Icahn's Portfolio - Q3 2017 Update

11h seekingalpha
This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Carl Icahn’s 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Icahn’s regulatory 13F Form filed on 11/14/2017. Please visit our Tracking Carl Icahn’s Portfolio series to get an idea of his investment philosophy and our previous update for the fund’s moves during Q2 2017. (176-0)
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From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

4h reuters
WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel’s “dealers’ lounge” that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses. (8-0)
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As Calm Ends for Japan Stocks, Investors Brace for More Disorder - Bloomberg

1h bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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The Power of Merchants: Tales of a Swiss Company in Yokohama and Japanese Merchants

5h bworldonline
DURING the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017, I met Dr. Joerg Wolle, Chairman of DKSH, a leading trading firm in Switzerland, at one of the luncheons. He told me an interesting story about the history of his company: DKSH originated from Siber & Brennwald, which was founded in Yokohama during Bakumatsu, the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868) before the Meiji Restoration started in 1868. (2-0)
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Alsons eyes P3 B borrowings

4h philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc., the listed holding firm of the Alcantara Group, is set to borrow up to P3 billion by mid-2018 to bankroll the completion of the 15-megawatt (MW) Siguil run-of-river power plant in Maasim, Sarangani, its first renewable energy venture.
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How McDonald's flipped its fortunes and delivered a comeback

21h channelnewsasia
Despite the rise of fast casual restaurants, McDonald's has turned its business around by going back to basics and focusing on price, says the Financial Times' Anna Nicolaou. (38-0)
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Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

11h japantimes.co.jp
Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday. (2-0)
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Poor catches inflate salmon and saury prices ahead of year-end holidays

13h japantimes.co.jp
KUSHIRO, HOKKAIDO – Poor catches for salmon and saury in the North Pacific have caused prices to spike across Japan as the year-end shopping season begins.
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This back-flipping robot has everyone terrified - MarketWatch

2017-11-18 marketwatch
It starts with some casual box jumps -- the stuff Crossfitters live for. It’s impressive, but this robot gets really freaky, really fast. (17-0)
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Unicorns: What Are They Really Worth? - Barron's

2017-11-18 barrons
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit http://www.djreprints.com. (13-0)
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43 years on, convenience stores still grinding out profits as demand for services evolves

16h japantimes.co.jp
Ubiquitous throughout Japan, convenience stores have come a long way since the first customer walked into the nation’s first 7-Eleven outlet more than 43 years ago and made the inaugural purchase.
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Honda Recalls 800,000 Odyssey Minivans Linked to Injuries - Bloomberg

2017-11-18 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (2-0)
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AIG: The Hits Just Keep Coming

2017-11-18 seekingalpha
The reserve hits just keep coming, but this may soon be a thing of the past. (64-0)
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Honda recalling 900,000 minivans because seats may tip forward

2017-11-18 reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. (2-0)
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News highlights of the day: Honda recalling 900,000 minivans because seats may tip forward

2017-11-18 moneycontrol
Honda Motor Co said it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted, reports Reuters. The Japanese automaker said the recall covered 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans, all but 2,000 of which are in North America, and that it had 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. Honda said it was working on a recall fix to help ensure proper latching and, in the interim, had posted a detailed instruction sheet on how to ensure seats are properly latched. (2-0)
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Honda recalling 900,000 Odyssey vehicles because seats may tip forward

2017-11-18 channelnewsasia
WASHINGTON: Honda Motor said on Saturday (Nov 18) that it is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey vehicles because the second-row seats may tip forward if they are not properly latched after being adjusted. (2-0)
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This week in Auto: Suzuki, Toyota to make electric cars in India, Lexus unveils NX 300h

2017-11-18 moneycontrol
The electric vehicle bandwagon is picking pace in India now that two of the most dominant Japanese players have joined hands to make electric cars in the country. That, and a couple of key launches made headlines this week. Here is a wrap of all such developments from the auto world. (12-0)
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10 Blue-Chip Stocks That Could Wreck Your Retirement | InvestorPlace

2017-11-17 investorplace
There’s an old saw on Wall Street that you don’t make a profit until you sell. Paper profits are meaningless. (300-0)
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10 Top-Rated Vanguard Funds to Buy Now

2017-11-17 investorplace
The Vanguard Group is a behemoth, with a staggering $4.4 trillion in assets under management. This puts the firm as the No. 2 player in the asset management world, just behind BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). (157-0)
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Wealth Management: Why You Should Be Your Own CEO

2017-11-18 valuewalk
Charlotte Beyer, author of ‘Wealth Management Unwrapped,’ offers insights into the myriad changes surging through the world of financial advising.
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Honda recalling 900,000 minivans because seats may tip forward - Channel NewsAsia

2017-11-18 channelnewsasia
Honda Motor Co said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. (2-0)
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Honda recalling 900,000 minivans because seats may tip forward

2017-11-18 in.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. (2-0)
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Finding Success in Year One of Your RIA

2017-11-18 blog.xyplanningnetwork
I recently interviewed Shawn Tydlaska of Ballast Point Financial Planning in XYPN Radio Episode #103. Shawn is undoubtedly a success story. Within his first year of launching his RIA he has gone from zero to 38 clients – 26 of which are ongoing retainer clients. Success of this magnitude in an RIA’s first year is rare, but not unachievable. Shawn made some interesting points in our interview, and I wanted to drill deeper into some of them here. (1-0)
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Suzuki, Toyoto plan E-vehicles in India

2017-11-18 freepressjournal.in
The company is already in the process of setting up a battery manufacturing unit at its Gujarat plant for electric and hybrid cars by 2020, under a joint venture with Toshiba,  Denso (9-0)
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Japan GDP Grows for Seven Straight Quarters: ETFs in Focus

2017-11-17 zacks
Japan’s GDP improved at an impressive pace in the quarter ended September and grew for the seventh straight quarter owing to strong exports. This is also the longest streak of GDP growth since 2001 (read: ETFs in Focus as Bank of Japan Holds Policy Steady). (10-0)
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Nissan exec says with existing factories ‘maxed out,’ automaker may build new plant in U.S.

2017-11-18 japantimes.co.jp
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN – Nissan Motor Co. is squeezing all it can from its U.S. assembly plants and will need to build an entirely new factory if it keeps growing in the lucrative American auto market, a top executive said. (2-0)
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Lithium Investing: Buy Into The Olaroz-Cauchari Basin

2017-11-17 seekingalpha
Promotional start-up junior lithium exploration companies flock to Argentina; investors arebecoming increasingly wary about which companies to invest into. (17-0)
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U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3 million vehicles

2017-11-17 in.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co (F.N) to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. (9-0)
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U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

2017-11-17 reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co (F.N) to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. (9-0)
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US rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

2017-11-17 channelnewsasia
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. (9-0)
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Nationalism Drives Politics Not Portfolios

2017-11-17 seekingalpha
Along with owning U.S. companies, whether operating domestically or worldwide, investing in or hedging with foreign-based companies is a sound portfolio strategy. (6-0)
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Nissan inspection scandal: Managers in the dark as trainees checked cars - MarketWatch

2017-11-18 marketwatch
Improper inspections became commonplace in the 1990s, the Nissan report said, but may date as far back as 1979. (2-0)
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Toyota Motors (TM) to Sell Locally Designed EVs in China

2017-11-17 zacks
Per a Reuters report, Toyota Motor Corporation (TM - Free Report) has announced that it will sell locally developed electric vehicles (EVs) in China. This is in sync with the company’s strategy to boost its EV line up and act in accordance with the Chinese EV production and sales regulations. Notably, China has imposed stringent rules for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that are set to be available in the market from 2019. (9-0)
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Takeda Pharmaceutical seeks deals as it cultivates global identity

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
LONDON – Japan’s biggest drugmaker is hunting for partnerships and deals — at the right price — as it seeks to build an identity beyond the pharmacy shelves of its home market. (38-1)
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Nissan Hints at Building New U.S. Auto Plant Within Five Years - Bloomberg

2017-11-17 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (2-0)
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Maruti Suzuki may launch e-car before 2020

2017-11-17 thehindubusinessline
The country’s largest passenger vehicles maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL), which until now did not have technology to make electric vehicles (EVs), said it may launch a car run on battery before 2020. (7-0)
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Toyota and Suzuki in tie-up to sell electric vehicles in India

2017-11-17 in.reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp have agreed to cooperate in selling electric vehicles in India from around 2020, they said on Friday, aiming to give each other a leg up in emerging markets and low-emission technology. (6-0)
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Toyota to sell electric vehicles in China from 2020 and may develop battery-powered autos with local partners

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
BEIJING – Starting in 2020 Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce electric vehicles in China, and the carmaker is also considering selling battery-powered autos developed by its local partners under the Japanese brand. (25-0)
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Nissan execs taking pay cuts over bogus vehicle inspections

2017-11-17 business.inquirer.net
Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows during a press conference at the headquarters of the automaker in Yokohama, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker plan to return part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker’s plants in Japan. Earlier Friday, Nissan submitted to the government a report on its investigation into the scandal. (2-0)
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Earnings Visibility Keep NTT Docomo (DCM) a Buy

2017-11-17 investorplace
With a $92.3 billion market value, NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) ranks in the top 10% of its industry group, Wireless Telecommunication Services, and in the top decile of sector group, Telecommunication Services, in market value. From the viewpoint of investment attractiveness, Portfolio Grader's current ranking for DCM puts it 6 among the 21 companies in this industry group, placing it in the top half; in the top quartile of the sector with a ranking of 14 among the 66 companies in the sector, and number 829 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.
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Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota is bullish on hydrogen

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
TOYOTA, AICHI PREF. – At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care. (9-0)
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Redcape returns to pub market

2017-11-17 theage.com.au
Redcape Hotel Group has returned to the pub sector with two transactions worth a combined $55 million. Having sold down its portfolio in the past few years, the group has acquired the Crescent Hotel in Fairfield, Sydney, for over $40 million from long time private owners. It is undergoing a $2 million renovation. It also bought the Andergrove Tavern in MacKay, Queensland, for $13 million from local identity John Cowley, where Redcape already owns the Shamrock Hotel.
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Redcape returns to pub market

2017-11-17 smh.com.au
Redcape Hotel Group has returned to the pub sector with two transactions worth a combined $55 million. Having sold down its portfolio in the past few years, the group has acquired the Crescent Hotel in Fairfield, Sydney, for over $40 million from long time private owners. It is undergoing a $2 million renovation. It also bought the Andergrove Tavern in MacKay, Queensland, for $13 million from local identity John Cowley, where Redcape already owns the Shamrock Hotel.
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No further misconduct found at Kobe Steel plant making aluminum for MRJ

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
The transport ministry said Friday its inspection of a Kobe Steel Ltd. plant in Mie Prefecture found no further evidence of misconduct in addition to its data-falsification scandal.
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Tokyo stocks advance further on overseas market rally

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, supported by an overnight rebound in U.S. and European equities.
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Japanese Bonding Technology Would Cut Fighter Weight

2017-11-17 aviationweek
TOKYO—Japan’s defense ministry and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) are working on bonding technology that would largely eliminate fasteners from aircraft structures and thereby greatly cut ...
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Japan Bonding Tech Would Cut Fighter Weight

2017-11-17 aviationweek
TOKYO—Japan’s defense ministry and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) are working on bonding technology that would largely eliminate fasteners from aircraft structures and thereby greatly cut ...
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Nikkei rises to 1-week high but breaks 9-week winning streak

2017-11-17 reuters
TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Friday, helped by gains in most sectors while chip-related stocks such as Sumco and Tokyo Electron outperformed. (11-0)
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Toyota, Suzuki finalise partnership pact for EVs in India

2017-11-17 thehindubusinessline
Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation on Friday said they have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on moving forward in considering a cooperative structure for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market in around 2020. (6-0)
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