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ConocoPhillips in Talks to Buy Concho: What’s in Store?

ConocoPhillips COP is considering the acquisition of smaller rival Concho Resources Inc. CXO, per Bloomberg. The current market volatility might trigger more acquisitions in the oil and gas space.

Although any final decision regarding the acquisition is yet to be made, there’s a chance that a deal might be finalized in the next few weeks. A massive $38.2-billion upstream company, ConocoPhillips’ acquisition of Concho Resources — a $8.8-billion company — will likely lead to the creation of one of the biggest exploration and production companies in the world.

The move is expected to boost ConocoPhillips’ oil-rich Permian Basin acreages. Spanning 800,000 gross (550,000 net) acres, Concho Resources’ assets are spread over high-quality land across the core Delaware and Midland Basins. Total second-quarter production for ConocoPhillips and Concho Resources were recorded at 1.3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, per Bloomberg.

Now, a question may arise whether ConocoPhillips’ balance sheet

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A $13.5 Billion SPAC Sensation Will Buy Your House

Opendoor buys houses, refurbishes them and sells them a few months later. Essentially, it flips homes. The company rejects that description, however, and would prefer you called it an “iBuyer” — a technology-enabled, one-stop shop for homeowners who want to sell quickly with as little friction as possible. You enter your home address on the website, and some details about the state of the property and its features, and it makes you an offer.

In fairness, Opendoor makes most of its money from charging the seller a 6%-9% levy on the gross purchase price — not from buying low and selling high. (In the U.S. someone selling a house the old-fashioned way might pay 5%-6% in broker fees.) It sold almost 19,000 homes last year in 21 U.S. cities, although Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta and Raleigh account for almost half of its revenue. Rival real-estate websites such as Zillow Group Inc.

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A $13 Billion SoftBank-Backed SPAC That Will Buy Your House

Opendoor buys houses, refurbishes them and sells them a few months later. Essentially, it flips homes. The company rejects that description, however, and would prefer you called it an “iBuyer” — a technology-enabled, one-stop shop for homeowners who want to sell quickly with as little friction as possible. You enter your home address on the website, and some details about the state of the property and its features, and it makes you an offer.

In fairness, Opendoor makes most of its money from charging the seller a 6%-9% levy on the gross purchase price — not from buying low and selling high. (In the U.S. someone selling a house the old-fashioned way might pay 5%-6% in broker fees.) It sold almost 19,000 homes last year in 21 U.S. cities, although Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta and Raleigh account for almost half of its revenue. Rival real-estate websites such as Zillow Group Inc.

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The Best Cleaning, Organizing, and Storage Products to Buy on Amazon Prime Day

The Best Cleaning, Organizing, and Storage Products to Buy on Amazon Prime Day

Keep your home in tip-top shape with these essentials.

Keeping your home in the best possible shape—a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic—calls for a mix of cleaning, organizing, and storage items. Luckily on Prime Day, which began at midnight, you can find a myriad of products that can help with all of your homekeeping needs—and all at discounted costs. Here, we share our favorite products that will keep your spaces tidy and looking sparkling clean.

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WOSOVO Rack Organizer

If you’ve been looking for an organizer to stack miscellaneous items in spaces like your kitchen or bathroom, this rack will help. The stackable and expandable shelf keeps the products you frequently turn to within arm’s reach. It’s also constructed with sturdy steel materials, so you won’t have to worry about any instability as you fill

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Is Home Insurance Required When You Buy a House?

If you’re buying a home, one question you might wonder is this: Is home insurance required when you own a house?

In many cases, homeowners insurance is indeed mandatory—and even in cases where it isn’t absolutely necessary, it’s still a good idea. To help you understand why, we’ve put together this Home Buyer’s Guide to Home Insurance, which will help walk you through what you need to know from beginning to end.

In this first article, we’ll introduce you to what homeowners insurance is, why it’s often essential, and what can go wrong if you don’t have it.

What is homeowners insurance?

With home insurance, as with other types of coverage (including health insurance), you pay a relatively small amount of money either monthly or annually in exchange for the promise that your provider will help you pay for unexpected costs you might incur as a homeowner.

What can

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Where to buy small kitchen appliances online in Australia

If you’re shopping around for small kitchen appliances, trying to find the best price possible, stop what you’re doing and check out our comprehensive buying guide.

We’ve compiled a list of competitive online retailers that stock small kitchen appliances. See our list of which stores offer Afterpay and free shipping options.



Amazon



Amazon stocks a massive range of products from both local and international sellers, meaning that there’s heaps to choose from. You can also see customer ratings before you buy, so you can be assured that you’re getting quality products.

  • Free delivery on millions of eligible items with Amazon Prime

  • Easily compare prices on similar products

  • Huge product range




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Kogan

Kogan



Online shopping destination Kogan is known for its great prices and even better sales. You

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How to redeem a gift card code on your PS4 so that you can buy games for free in the PlayStation Store



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The PlayStation Store allows you to purchase gift cards, but because it’s an entirely online store, you have to activate the cards with a code first.

This can easily be done from your PlayStation 4 if it has a connection to the internet.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

PlayStation 4 (From $299.99 at Best Buy)

How to redeem a gift card code on your PS4

1. Log into your account on your PS4 and access the PlayStation Store. This should be a registered account with internet access.



graphical user interface: The PlayStation store is accessible from the main menu. Ross James/Business Insider


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The PlayStation store is accessible from the main menu. Ross James/Business Insider

2. From the PlayStation 4’s Store menu, scroll down to the second-to-last option, “Redeem Codes,” and select it.



graphical user interface, application, PowerPoint: It takes a bit of scrolling, so you might not see the "Redeem Codes" option at first. Ross James/Business Insider


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It takes a bit of scrolling, so you might not see the “Redeem Codes” option at first. Ross James/Business

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Is STORE Capital a Buy?

There’s no question that 2020 has been a difficult year for real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own retail assets. At one point, STORE Capital‘s (NYSE: STOR) shares were off by around 60%. Through Thursday’s close, the year-to-date loss is “only” 24%.



clouds in the sky: Is STORE Capital a Buy?


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Is STORE Capital a Buy?

Is STORE Capital on sale, or should investors look elsewhere for a better deal?

A little background

STORE Capital is a net-lease real estate investment trust, which means that its tenants pay for most of the operating costs of the properties they occupy. It’s generally considered a low-risk sector of the REIT space because leases are traditionally quite long. At the end of the second quarter, STORE’s average lease had 14 years left on it. That’s enough time to get through most economically difficult periods, even ones as uncertain as today’s. 



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The best mayonnaises you can buy (a nostalgia-proof taste test)

In an Instagram post over the summer, I offered up my brand preference for mayonnaise, a seemingly innocent directive while making a simple tomato sandwich. Little did I know that I would receive more unsolicited replies than on any previous post ever. It sparked a heated debate in my DMs about brand preferences and which mayo was the definitive “best.”



a bottle of items on a table: Thirteen store-bought brands of mayonnaise assembled for a taste test. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)


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Thirteen store-bought brands of mayonnaise assembled for a taste test. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

I wasn’t even aware of many of the brands brought to my attention, and it made me think, “Why do I like the brand I like? Do I actually know what my favorite is, or do I simply cling to the brand that I grew up with?” That’s always been my general theory for why most people cling to one brand over others. I needed to test

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Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) is a Great Momentum Stock: Should You Buy?

Momentum investing is all about the idea of following a stock’s recent trend, which can be in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” And for investors following this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more than likely to continue moving in that direction. The goal is that once a stock heads down a fixed path, it will lead to timely and profitable trades.

While many investors like to look for momentum in stocks, this can be very tough to define. There is a lot of debate surrounding which metrics are the best to focus on and which are poor quality indicators of future performance. The Zacks Momentum Style Score, part of the Zacks Style Scores, helps address this issue for us.

Below, we take a

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